12Nov 12 November 2017. 32nd Sunday in Ord Time

Saint Josaphat

Christian Optimism: Everyone suffers sometime from bereavement, and some losses are especially hard to bear. But if we hope in the resurrection we need not grieve like others who have no hope. The quiet optimism shining through the

11Nov 11 Nov 2017. Saturday, Week 31

Saint Martin of Tours

1st Reading: Romans 16:3-9, 22-27

Greeting Paul’s co-workers, and praise of God’s unfolding plan

Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me in Christ Jesus, and who risked their necks for my life, to whom not …

10Nov 10 Nov 2017. Friday, Week 31

Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the church. Memorial

1st Reading: Romans 15:14-21

Paul marvels at what God has done through him among the gentiles

I feel confident about you, my brothers and sisters, that you are full …

09Nov 09 Nov 2017. Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

In the temple God is worshipped. Celebrating the mother-church of western Christendom invites us to see what the church is really for. “You are God’s building” – the real sanctuary of God is in the hearts of his people.

08Nov 08 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 31

1st Reading: Romans 13:8-10

Paul’s summary of what God wants from us: “Love one another”

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit …

07Nov 07 Nov 2017. Tuesday, Week 31

Saint Willibrord

1st Reading: Romans 12:5-16

Though many, we are one body in Christ, with a variety of gifts

We who are many are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that …

06Nov 06 Nov 2017. All Saints of Ireland (Feast)

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:2 12:1-4, 15, 13:1

Celebrating the faith of our ancestors

It was by faith our ancestors received approval. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight …

05Nov 05 November 2017. 31st Sunday in OT

Saint Martin de Porres

The Bible calls us to examine the fibre of our lives, to shake off hypocrisy and see the truth about ourselves, in God’s sight. Bishops and others in leadership have special need to be self-critical, for

04Nov 04 Nov 2017. Saturday, Week 30

Saint Charles Borromeo

1st Reading: Romans 11:1-2, 11-12, 25-29

The paradox of how God’s people can reject His gifts

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a …

03Nov 03 November. Friday, Week 30

Saint Malachy of Armagh

1st Reading: Romans 9:1-5

Paul would endure anything to win other Jews to Christ

I am speaking the truth in Christ; I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit. I have great …

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