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.



03Aug August 3 2021. Tuesday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 3 2021. Tuesday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 3rd, 2021


But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?" When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

04Aug August 4 2021. Wednesday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 4 2021. Wednesday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 4th, 2021


He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." He answered, "It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed instantly.

05Aug August 5 2021. Thursday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 5 2021. Thursday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 5th, 2021


Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."

06Aug Friday August 6 2021. The Transfiguration of the Lord

Friday August 6 2021. The Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6th, 2021


Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”

07Aug August 7 2021. Saturday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 7 2021. Saturday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time

August 7th, 2021


Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."

08Aug Sunday, August 8 2021. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 8 2021. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 8th, 2021


"I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh, for the life of the world."

09Aug Monday August 9 2021. St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Monday August 9 2021. St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

August 9th, 2021


And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us. ' But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I do no know you. ' Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.'

10Aug Tuesday August 10 2021. St Lawrence Deacon and Martyr

Tuesday August 10 2021. St Lawrence Deacon and Martyr

August 10th, 2021


If a man serves me, he must follow me, wherever I am, my servant will be there too. If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.

11Aug August 11 2021. Wednesday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time

August 11 2021. Wednesday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time

August 11th, 2021


Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."

12Aug August 12 2021. Thursday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time

August 12 2021. Thursday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time

August 12th, 2021


Peter came and said to Jesus, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times."




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