31Jan 31 January. Tuesday, Week 4

Saint John Bosco, priest

1st Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4

Around us a cloud of witnesses, and above all Jesus, to encourage us

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight …

30Jan 30 Jan., 2017. Monday, Week 4

Saint Aidan, bishop; Blessed Margaret Ball and Blessed Francis Taylor, martyrs

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:32-40

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets …

29Jan 29 Jan., 2017. 4th Sunday, Year A

Theme: The beatitudes are the basic Christian ideals for living, not a set of rules to avoid God’s punishment. They aim to raise our vision above the limits of self-interest and gain.

1st Reading: Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13

I will leave

28Jan 28 Jan., 2017 Saturday, Week 3

Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

Divine blessing on Abraham and his descendants

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received …

27Jan 27 Jan., 2017. Friday, Week 3

Saint Angela de Merici, virgin

1st Reading, Hebrews 10:32-39

Do not abandon hope, but trust in God’s promises

But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed …

26Jan 26 Jan., 2017. Saints Timothy and Titus

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-9

Use the gifts God has given us, for the service of the church

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, …

25Jan 25 January, 2017. The Conversion of St. Paul

1st Reading: Acts 22:3-16

Paul’s account of his conversion, to his fellow-Jews, on the steps of the Temple

“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly …

24Jan 24 Jan., 2017. Tuesday, Week 3

Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 10:1-10

The temple rituals foreshadowed the new covenant, brought by Jesus for all

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and …

23Jan My Mass of Celebration

Tony Flannery shares some thoughts on his Mass of Celebration, marking the occasion of his 70th birthday and 40 years of priesthood.
"The Mass, for me, was emotional, but beautiful. I have celebrated many big Masses over the years, at missions and novenas, but nothing that touched me to the core like this one."

Also included is some of the press coverage of the celebration.

23Jan ACP Website

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