Morning Mass Homilies

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

Pope at Ash Wednesday Mass: ‘Lent is a journey of return to God’

(CNS photo/Vatican television) February 17, 2021 Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter’s Basilica, and urges Christians to experience Lent as a return journey toward the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. By Devin Watkins As the Church begins the holy season of Lent, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Ash Wednesday, with [...]

Pope at Mass: God’s Word a love letter from the One who knows us best

CNS photo/Romano Siciliani, pool January 24, 2021 In his homily at Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God, read by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Pope Francis invites Christians to make time for Sacred Scripture, and emphasizes that God’s Word is one of consolation but also a call to conversion. By Lydia O’Kane Holy [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘Faith is a love story for people in love!”

CNS photo/Paolo Galosi, pool November 29, 2020 Pope Francis and the new Cardinals created during Saturday’s Consistory concelebrate Mass on the First Sunday of Advent inviting the faithful to get close to the Lord and to serve their neighbours. By Linda Bordoni Celebrating Holy Mass on the First Sunday of Advent together with 11 [...]

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 [...]

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