Weekday Homily Resources

The gist of each reading is suggested in a single line; then the full text of the readings (NRSV for inclusive language); finally some homiletic reflections on the day’s readings. On many  weekdays we offer two approaches to a homily. One is usually based on the first Reading, with sometimes a link to the main idea in the Gospel. The second approach will be drawn from that day’s Gospel. These are loosely based on notes made available by Fr. Martin Hogan p.p.

Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



07Mar March 7, 2021. Third Sunday of Lent

March 7, 2021. Third Sunday of Lent

March 7th, 2021


The Jews then said to him, "What sign can you show us for doing this?" Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews then said, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six Years, and will you raise it up in three days?" But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

08Mar March 8, 2021. Monday in Week 3 of Lent

March 8, 2021. Monday in Week 3 of Lent

March 8th, 2021


Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.

09Mar March 9, 2021. Tuesday of Week 3 in Lent

March 9, 2021. Tuesday of Week 3 in Lent

March 9th, 2021


Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as had mercy on you?' And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart."

10Mar March 10, 2021. Wednesday of Week 2 in Lent

March 10, 2021. Wednesday of Week 2 in Lent

March 10th, 2021


Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

11Mar March 11, 2021. Thursday of Week 3 in Lent

March 11, 2021. Thursday of Week 3 in Lent

March 11th, 2021


When a strong man, fully armed, guards his castle, his property is safe. But when one stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away his armour in which he trusted and divides his plunder. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever oes not gather with me scatters.

12Mar March 12, 2021. Friday of Week 3 in Lent

March 12, 2021. Friday of Week 3 in Lent

March 12th, 2021


"Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

13Mar March 13, 2021. Saturday of Week 3 in Lent

March 13, 2021. Saturday of Week 3 in Lent

March 13th, 2021


But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted."

14Mar March 14, 2021. Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 14, 2021. Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 14th, 2021


And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God."

15Mar March 15, 2021. Monday of Week 4 of Lent

March 15, 2021. Monday of Week 4 of Lent

March 15th, 2021


Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my little boy dies." Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way.

16Mar March 16, 2021. Tuesday of Week 4 of Lent

March 16, 2021. Tuesday of Week 4 of Lent

March 16th, 2021


When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me." Jesus said to him, "Stand up, take your mat and walk." At once the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk.




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