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.



18May May 18 2021 Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 18 2021 Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 18th, 2021


And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.

19May May 19 2021 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 19 2021 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 19th, 2021

May 19 2021
Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

1st Reading: Acts 20:28-38

Paul’s final advice to the church leaders: shepherd the church of God

[Paul said to the leaders of the church]
” Keep watch over yourselves and … Read the rest

20May May 20 2021 Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 20 2021 Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 20th, 2021

May 20 2021
Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Optional Memorial: St Bernardine of Siena, priest

1st Reading: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11

Paul is cross-examined by the Jewish Council, in Jerusalem

The next day, wanting to find out what Paul … Read the rest

21May May 21 2021 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 21 2021 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 21st, 2021

May 21 2021
Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Optional Memorial: Ss Christopher Magallánes, priest and Companions, martyrs

1st Reading: Acts 25:13-21

Paul, in prison at Caesarea, explains his predicament to king Agrippa

After several days had passed, King … Read the rest

22May May 22 2021 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 22 2021 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 22nd, 2021

May 22 2021
Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Optional Memorial: St Rita of Cascia, religious

1st Reading: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31

Paul is imprisoned in Rome, for two years, awaiting trial

When we came into Rome, Paul was allowed … Read the rest

24May May 24 2021 Eight Week in Ordinary Time

May 24 2021 Eight Week in Ordinary Time

May 24th, 2021

May 24 2021
Eight Week in Ordinary Time

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

1st Reading: Genesis 3:9-15,201

The Mother of all those who live

After Adam had eaten of the tree the Lord God called to him. … Read the rest

25May May 25 2021 Tuesday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

May 25 2021 Tuesday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

May 25th, 2021

May 25 2021
Tuesday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

Optional Memorial: St Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, virgin;

St Bede the Venerable, priest;

St Gregory VII, pope.

1st Reading: Sirach 35:1-12

The wise person is generous to the poor and

Read the rest

26May

May 26th, 2021

May 26 2021
Wednesday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

Memorial: St Philip Neri, priest

1st Reading: Sirach 36:1, 4-5, 10-17

Faithful to His promises, God will reveal his salvation to the ends of the earth

The nations have acknowledged … Read the rest

27May May 27 2021 Thursday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

May 27 2021 Thursday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

May 27th, 2021

May 27 2021
Thursday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

Optional Memorial: St Augustine of Canterbury, bishop

1st Reading: Sirach 42:15-25

God fills the universe with an infinite variety of life, strange and marvellous

In his majesty he gives the … Read the rest

28May May 28 2021 Friday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

May 28 2021 Friday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

May 28th, 2021

May 28 2021
Friday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time

1st Reading: Sirach 44:1, 9-13

Remembering our ancestors with respect

Let us now sing the praises of famous men,
our ancestors in their generations.
But of others there is no … Read the rest




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