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.



02Dec Wednesday in the First Week of Advent

Wednesday in the First Week of Advent

December 2nd, 2020

To the poor man, God does not appear except in the form of bread and in the promise of work. The Eucharist inspires our humanity by a story of bread broken and shared for the life of the world.

03Dec Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent

Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent

December 3rd, 2020

We can identify with the weather image in today's gospel, "Rains came down, floods rose, gales blew." Familiar, isn't it? Apart from weather storms, we can also be struck by storms of a different kind, in our health, our family, our finances or our career.

04Dec Friday in the First Week of Advent

Friday in the First Week of Advent

December 4th, 2020

The two blind men asked loudly and persistently for what they needed. While Jesus was walking past they followed him shouting, They don't just come up to Jesus with a polite request but followed him shouting, "Take pity on us, Son of David."

05Dec Saturday in the First Week of Advent

Saturday in the First Week of Advent

December 5th, 2020

We may be among the workers whom the Lord wants to send into his harvest to help those who are harassed and dejected. If so, then in sending us the Lord will also empower us for the work he is asking us to do.

07Dec Monday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Monday in the 2nd Week of Advent

December 7th, 2020

They found a way through, by bringing their friend up onto the flat roof and letting him down through the tiles. Jesus was moved by their persistent faith. They model for us the community of faith...

08Dec The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8th, 2020

On this feast day, Mary inspires us as the most favoured one, the mother of our Saviour, who enjoys the fullness of the grace of God...

09Dec Wednesday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Wednesday in the 2nd Week of Advent

December 9th, 2020

Advent is a good season to come before the Lord in our weakness and our tiredness, asking him to give us new strength, so that we can be channels of his life-giving strength to others...

10Dec Thursday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Thursday in the 2nd Week of Advent

December 10th, 2020

When Jesus praised Johnthe Baptist it was for the people's profit, to revive their memory of John's ministry, which was in danger of being forgotten.

11Dec Friday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Friday in the 2nd Week of Advent

December 11th, 2020

We are called dance to the music of Jesus, the music of his Spirit in our lives. If we tune in to the Lord's rhythm and melody it can shape all that we say and do. That is our Advent calling in preparing for the birthday of Jesus...

12Dec Saturday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Saturday in the 2nd Week of Advent

December 12th, 2020

John the Baptist was martyred, because "they did not recognize him, but treated him as they pleased." This rejection of the Baptist would also become the experience of Jesus himself...




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