Morning Mass Homilies

A collection of the homilies from the Pope’s morning masses.

Pope at Mass on World Day of Poor: ‘The poor guarantee us eternal income’

CNS photo/Paul Haring November 15, 2020 Pope Francis celebrates Mass to mark the World Day of the Poor, and urges Christians to spend our lives in prayer, charity, and witness to the Gospel on behalf of those in need. By Devin Watkins The World Day of the Poor was instituted in 2016 by Pope [...]

Pope at Mass: Let us be challenged by Jesus, like Peter and Paul

CNS photo/Paul Haring June 29, 2020 On the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Francis invites us to be builders of unity and prophets of God’s heaven on earth. In keeping with health precautions, the Holy Father celebrated Mass at the “Altar of the Chair” in St Peter’s Basilica, with the participation of [...]

Pope Francis: St John Paul II a man of prayer, closeness, justice

CNS photo/Vatican Media May 18, 2020 Celebrating Mass on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla, the future St John Paul II, Pope Francis described his predecessor as a man of prayer, closeness, and justice. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of St John Paul II by [...]

Pope at Mass: We have a Father, we are not orphans

CNS photo/ Vatican Media May 17, 2020 Pope Francis celebrated the last Mass broadcast live from the Casa Santa Marta chapel on Sunday praying for trash collectors and reminding us that we are not orphans because we have a Father in heaven. By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp “Today our prayer is for all [...]

Pope at Mass prays for those who bury the dead during pandemic

CNS photo/ Vatican Media May 16, 2020 At Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Saturday, Pope Francis urges prayers for those who bury the dead during the pandemic, and delivers a homily on the spirit of worldliness. By Robin Gomes Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on the Saturday of [...]

Pope at Mass: Pray together for healing from all pandemics

CNS photo/Vatican Media May 14, 2020 Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Thursday for the Day of Prayer Against the Pandemic, and reminds us that we are all brothers and sisters, no matter our religious affiliation. By Devin Watkins At the start of Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on 14 May, Pope Francis encouraged [...]

Pope at Mass: Pope praises heroism of nurses

CNS photo/ Vatican Media May 12, 2020 On Tuesday, International Nurses Day, Pope Francis invites us to pray for nurses. During his homily, Pope Francis notes the difference between the peace the world gives and the peace that Jesus gives. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis prayed especially for nurses during his daily Mass at [...]

Pope at Mass prays for those who have lost their jobs

CNS photo/ Vatican Media May 11, 2020 Pope Francis turns his thoughts during morning Mass to those who are suffering because they have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and reflects on how God has sent the Holy Spirit to accompany and sustain us throughout our lives. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis presided [...]

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