01Jan Presider’s Page for 1 January 2017 (Mary, Mother of God)

Happy New Year! On this first day of the Year of Our Lord 2017, we acclaim Mary as Mother of God and ask her to mind us and those we love during this new year. Today is also World Peace Day, a day during which we pray for peace.

01Jan Help with our Homily Resources


Help with our Homily Resources

Our Homily Resources for each month will be uploaded early each month. Those interested can read — and critique — our proposed input several weeks ahead, using our mainpage Calendar to access any upcoming date,

01Jan Mass Readings for January, 2017

Mass Readings for the month of January, 2017

(as listed in the Liturgical Calendar for Ireland, 2017, edited by Patrick Jones)

01 January. Mary the Holy Mother of God

02 January. Monday before Epiphany

03 January. before Epiphany


01Jan 01 January. Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

A very Happy New Year, 2017!

1st Reading: Numbers 6:22-27

A new-year prayer for God to bless and protect his people

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the Israelites: …

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