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 Thursday December 2 2021. Week One in Advent

Thursday December 2 2021. Week One in Advent

December 2nd, 2021

And Jesus said to them, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

03Dec Friday December 3 2021. Week One in Advent

Friday December 3 2021. Week One in Advent

December 3rd, 2021

When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." Then he touched their eyes and said, "according to your faith let it be done to you."

04Dec Saturday December 4 2021. Week One in Advent

Saturday December 4 2021. Week One in Advent

December 4th, 2021

He told them, "Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and as you go, proclaim the good news, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.

06Dec Monday December 6 2021. Week Two in Advent

Monday December 6 2021. Week Two in Advent

December 6th, 2021

When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, "Why do you raise such questions in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Stand up and walk'? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- he said to the one who was paralyzed -- "I say to you, stand up and take your bed and go to your home. "

07Dec Tuesday December 7 2021. Week Two in Advent

Tuesday December 7 2021. Week Two in Advent

December 7th, 2021

Jesus said to his disciples, "What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?"

08Dec Wednesday December 8 2021. The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday December 8 2021. The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8th, 2021

Then Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.

09Dec Thursday December 9 2021. Week Two in Advent

Thursday December 9 2021. Week Two in Advent

December 9th, 2021

This is the one about whom it is written, 'See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'

10Dec Friday December 10 2021. Week Two in Advent

Friday December 10 2021. Week Two in Advent

December 10th, 2021

"Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."'

11Dec Saturday December 11 2021. Week Two in Advent

Saturday December 11 2021. Week Two in Advent

December 11th, 2021

"Elijah is indeed coming and will restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but they did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands."

13Dec Monday December 13, 2021. Week Three in Advent

Monday December 13, 2021. Week Three in Advent

December 13th, 2021

Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?" ... So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."