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.



11Nov 11 November, 2019. Monday of Week 32

11 November, 2019. Monday of Week 32

November 11th, 2019

The writer of Wisdom offered an alternative schooling to that provided by the Greek philosophers. His Jewish students should have a love of righteousness...


12Nov 12 November, 2019. Tuesday of Week 32

12 November, 2019. Tuesday of Week 32

November 12th, 2019

Jesus did not endorse slavery. Rather he undermined all oppressive structures by affirming the value of all. What God has in store for us will far surpass...

13Nov 13 November, 2019. Wednesday of Week 32

13 November, 2019. Wednesday of Week 32

November 13th, 2019

We need faith like that of the leper, knowing that we depend on God for life and health. Faith helps us appreciate others on the journey of life...


14Nov 14 November, 2019. Thursday of Week 32

14 November, 2019. Thursday of Week 32

November 14th, 2019

"Oh world invisible, we see thee... Inapprehensible we clutch thee." We can miss something of great significance; even if it is right before our eyes...


15Nov 15 November, 2019. Friday of Week 32

15 November, 2019. Friday of Week 32

November 15th, 2019

Those who try to save their life at all costs, will lose it; whoever is willing to forfeit life for a noble cause, will keep it for eternity...

16Nov 16 November, 2019. Saturday of Week 32

16 November, 2019. Saturday of Week 32

November 16th, 2019

Jesus asks, "When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?" Will some, llike the resilient widow, have persevered? Or will people have lost heart and given up?...


18Nov 18 November, 2019. Monday of Week 33

18 November, 2019. Monday of Week 33

November 18th, 2019

Undeterred by calls to be silent, the blind man models for us what persevering prayer looks like. It was driven by his need and his confidence in Jesus...


19Nov 19 November, 2019. Tuesday of Week 33

19 November, 2019. Tuesday of Week 33

November 19th, 2019

To meet Jesus, Zacchaeus was willing to set aside his dignity by climbing up the sycamore tree. And Jesus is willing to dine in the house of a sinner...


20Nov 20 November, 2019. Wednesday of Week 33

20 November, 2019. Wednesday of Week 33

November 20th, 2019

In all pre-Christian Jewish literature, this text is the clearest statement of belief in life after death. A dissident Jewish group resists the pagan lifestyle being imposed on ....


21Nov 21 November, 2019. The Presentation of Our Lady

21 November, 2019. The Presentation of Our Lady

November 21st, 2019

Due to her dedication to God from an early age, Mary of Nazareth became an even greater sanctuary than God's temple in Jerusalem...





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