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.



23Oct 23 October, 2020. Friday of Week 29

23 October, 2020. Friday of Week 29

October 23rd, 2020

23 October, 2020. Friday of Week 29

St John of Capistrano, priest (Opt. Mem.)

1st Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6

One body and one spirit, a warm ideal of church unity

I, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a …

24Oct 24 October, 2020. Saturday of Week 29

24 October, 2020. Saturday of Week 29

October 24th, 2020

24 October, 2020. Saturday of Week 29

St Anthony Claret, bishop (Opt. Mem.)

1st Reading: Ephesians 4:7-16

The church led by apostles and evangelists, to teach and unify its members

Each of us was given grace according to the measure …

26Oct 26 October, 2020. Monday of Week 30

26 October, 2020. Monday of Week 30

October 26th, 2020

26 October, 2020. Monday of Week 30

1st Reading: Ephesians 4:32-5:8

Be kind to one another, forgiving as our merciful Father is

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

Therefore be …

27Oct 27 October, 2020. Tuesday of Week 30

27 October, 2020. Tuesday of Week 30

October 27th, 2020

27 October, 2020. Tuesday of Week 30

1st Reading: Ephesians 5:21-33

Love between spouses mirrors Christ’s love for the church

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to …

28Oct 28 October, 2020. Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

28 October, 2020. Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

October 28th, 2020

28 October, 2020. Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

1st Reading: Ephesians 2:19-22

God has appointed apostles so that his people’s needs will be served

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints …

29Oct 29 October, 2020. Thursday of Week 30

29 October, 2020. Thursday of Week 30

October 29th, 2020

29 October, 2020. Thursday of Week 30

St Colman, bishop (Opt. Mem.)

1st Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20

Putting on the armour of God, for the struggle of life

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put …

30Oct 30 October, 2020. Friday of Week 30

30 October, 2020. Friday of Week 30

October 30th, 2020

30 October, 2020. Friday of Week 30

1st Reading: Philippians 1:1-11

Paul longs and prays for the spiritual good of his converts

From Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in …

31Oct 31 October, 2020. Saturday of Week 30

31 October, 2020. Saturday of Week 30

October 31st, 2020

31 October, 2020. Saturday of Week 30

1st Reading: Philippians 1:18-26

Paul takes everything in stride, so that he may preach the Gospel

What does it matter, except that Christ be proclaimed in every way, whether out of false motives …

30Nov 30 November, 2020. St Andrew, Apostle

30 November, 2020. St Andrew, Apostle

November 30th, 2020

Jesus saw the two brothers, Simon and Andrew, making a cast with their net, going about their daily work, and he called out to them, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of people." Immediately the two brothers left what they were doing and followed Jesus. The story is perhaps streamlined for the decision of these two brothers must have taken some time...

01Dec Tuesday in the First Week of Advent

Tuesday in the First Week of Advent

December 1st, 2020

He became a child and laid aside his divinity in order to communicate God to us. This thought may help in times like ours, threatened by Corona virus and when our beloved Church seems so diminished and ignored.




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