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.



20Apr April 20 2021 Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

April 20 2021 Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

April 20th, 2021

April 20 2021
Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

 

1st Reading: Acts 7:51-8:1

Stephen’s temple-criticism stirs up the mob, who put him to death by stoning

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you are forever opposing … Read the rest

21Apr April 21 2021 Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

April 21 2021 Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

April 21st, 2021

April 21 2021
Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

 

1st Reading: Acts 8:1-8

After Stephen’s burial, Saul starts persecuting the church

Saul approved of their killing him. That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, … Read the rest

22Apr April 22 2021 Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

April 22 2021 Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

April 22nd, 2021

April 22 2021
Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

 

1st Reading: Acts 8:26-40

Philip’s joyful spreading of the faith

Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road … Read the rest

23Apr April 23 2021 Friday of the Third Week of Easter

April 23 2021 Friday of the Third Week of Easter

April 23rd, 2021

April 23 2021
Friday of the Third Week of Easter

Optional Memorials: St George, martyr; St Adalbert of Prague, bishop and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 9:1-20

On the road to Damascus, Saul converts to the Way

Meanwhile Saul, still breathing … Read the rest

24Apr April 24 2021 Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

April 24 2021 Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

April 24th, 2021

April 24 2021
Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

Optional memorial: St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 9:31-42

During Peter’s ministry in Lydda he restores Tabitha to life

In those days the church throughout Judea, … Read the rest

26Apr April 26 2021 Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 26 2021 Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 26th, 2021

April 26 2021
Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

 

1st Reading: Acts 11:1-18

By inspiration, Peter baptises the first pagan converts

The apostles and believers in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. … Read the rest

27Apr April 27 2021 Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 27 2021 Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 27th, 2021

April 27 2021
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Optional memorial: St Asicus, bishop – Feast in Elphin. He was St Patrick’s metal work craftsman. In charge of the church in Elphin, founded by Patrick.

1st Reading: Acts 11:19-26

Read the rest

28Apr April 28 2021 Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 28 2021 Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 28th, 2021

April 28 2021
Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Optional Memorial: St Peter Chanel, priest and martyr; St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, priest,

1st Reading: Acts 12:24-13:5

The growing church sends Barnabas and Saul on mission

The word … Read the rest

29Apr Thursday, April 29 2021 St Catherine of Siena Virgin and Doctor of the Church Patron of Europe

Thursday, April 29 2021 St Catherine of Siena Virgin and Doctor of the Church Patron of Europe

April 29th, 2021

Thursday, April 29 2021
St Catherine of Siena
Virgin and Doctor of the Church
Patron of Europe

 

1st Reading: 1 John 1:5, 2:2

The message we have heard from him and proclaim to you

This is the message we … Read the rest

30Apr April 30 2021 Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 30 2021 Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

April 30th, 2021

April 30 2021
Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Optional Memorial: St Pius V, pope

1st Reading: Acts 13:26-33

Jesus was put to death, but raised and exalted by God

[Paul went on to say]
“My brothers, you descendants … Read the rest




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