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.



18Feb 18 February, 2020. Tuesday of Week 6

18 February, 2020. Tuesday of Week 6

February 18th, 2020

Like Jesus, James urges us to value the spiritual side of life. How else can one persevere till the end unless by having a deeply rooted hope?

19Feb 19 February, 2020. Wednesday of Week 6

19 February, 2020. Wednesday of Week 6

February 19th, 2020

We cannot walk this path without help, but must let ourselves be led, like the blind man whom Jesus took by the hand...

20Feb 20 February, 2020. Thursday of Week 6

20 February, 2020. Thursday of Week 6

February 20th, 2020

James hits out against servile deference and class distinction. He will not have us show special regard to rich, fashionably dressed people, while despising others ...

21Feb 21 February, 2020. Friday of Week 6

21 February, 2020. Friday of Week 6

February 21st, 2020

If we reach out a helping hand to our neighbour in need, we are carrying the cross in the way that matters...

22Feb 22 February, 2020. Chair of St Peter the Apostle

22 February, 2020. Chair of St Peter the Apostle

February 22nd, 2020


Today we pray for divine guidance on our present pope and on the whole church of God throughout the world...

23Feb 23 February, 2020. 07th Sunday, Year A

23 February, 2020. 07th Sunday, Year A

February 23rd, 2020

Earlier thinkers had stated the principle not to do to others what you would not have them do to you. That underlies all manners and politeness. But Jesus puts it more positively...

24Feb 24 February, 2020. Monday of Week 7

24 February, 2020. Monday of Week 7

February 24th, 2020

Even when all seems lost, we need to keep reaching out, like the man in today's gospel, whose prayer was finally heard...

25Feb 25 February, 2020. Tuesday of Week 7

25 February, 2020. Tuesday of Week 7

February 25th, 2020


Just as children easily begin to join other children as playmates, so we should respect those who are least self-important...

26Feb 26 February, 2020. Ash Wednesday

26 February, 2020. Ash Wednesday

February 26th, 2020

Our ultimate destiny is not just a return to dust and ashes but sharing in the Lord's risen life and seeing God face-to-face...

27Feb 27 February, 2020. Thursday after Ash Wednesday

27 February, 2020. Thursday after Ash Wednesday

February 27th, 2020

Voluntary renunciation has a positive meaning. Giving up something for Lent is always with a view to living life more fully.




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