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.



20Sep 20 September, 2019. Friday of Week 24

20 September, 2019. Friday of Week 24

September 20th, 2019

Because of his obviously high regard for women, Luke's Gospel is sometimes called The Gospel of Women. Today's summary of the Lord's ministry is idyllic, like a glorious lap of honour when Jesus was winning everyone for the kingdom of God...

21Sep 21 September, 2019. St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

21 September, 2019. St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

September 21st, 2019

His name Mattija ("gift of Jahweh") was given to him by Jesus when calling him as an apostle, but he brought with him from his earlier profession a gift for clear and orderly presentation of the story of Jesus

23Sep 23 September, 2019. Monday of Week 25

23 September, 2019. Monday of Week 25

September 23rd, 2019

Our readings over the next three weeks are from the early post-exilic period, from the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Baruch, Jonah, Malachi and Joel. All of them shared a deep love for the Jerusalem temple...

24Sep 24 September, 2019. Tuesday of Week 25

24 September, 2019. Tuesday of Week 25

September 24th, 2019

Whatever our level of faith, we need an openness to the real world and cordial relations with other people. Perhaps that was what Jesus meant in his reply to the message of his mother Mary and his relatives...

25Sep 25 September, 2019. Wednesday of Week 25

25 September, 2019. Wednesday of Week 25

September 25th, 2019

Ezra was like another Moses, urging his Hebrew people to faithfully keep their covenant with God. Although the Jews returned from exile in 537 B.C., on reaching the Promised Land they accomplished little, apart from partially...

26Sep 26 September, 2019. Thursday of Week 25

26 September, 2019. Thursday of Week 25

September 26th, 2019

Luke paints a sad portrait of Herod the Tetrarch, for whom religion was a curiosity, a practical way to win the people's loyalty. How ironic that his wish to see the Nazarene prophet was fulfilled only when, for political reasons...

27Sep 27 September, 2019. Friday of Week 25

27 September, 2019. Friday of Week 25

September 27th, 2019

Luke, more than the other evangelists, regularly portrays Jesus at prayer. It was after such a pause for prayer that he asked his disciples the two questions, "Who do others say I am?" and "Who do you say I am?" They were important questions. ...

28Sep 28 September, 2019. Saturday of Week 25

28 September, 2019. Saturday of Week 25

September 28th, 2019

Zechariah teaches us not to be too gloomy or pessimistic. Each sorrow can be transformed into a reason for hope. In God's name he says, "I will favour Jerusalem and the house of Judah; do not fear."

30Sep 30 September, 2019. Monday of Week 26

30 September, 2019. Monday of Week 26

September 30th, 2019

Children can give us a glimpse of the new Jerusalem, for Zechariah imagines the city with boys and girls playing in the streets; and in the Gospel Jesus turns to children to teach about who is greatest in the Kingdom of God...




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