31Jan Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Hebrews 11:32ff. After a litany of heroic men and women who overcame hardships of all kinds, we are called into their company.

Mark 5:1ff. Jesus cures the demoniac and then commissions the man to proclaim the good news to the … Read the rest

30Jan Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Zeph 2:3, 3:12-13. The “remnant of Israel,” a people humble and lowly, who trust in the name of the Lord – will escape the severity of divine judgement at the end of time.

1 Cor 1:26-31. Paul reminds his community … Read the rest

29Jan Saturday 29th January

Hebrews 11:1ff. Faith is our certainty that we await a better hereafter, with God in whose promises we trust.
Mark 4:35ff. Jesus quells the storm at sea, showing his divine power in overcoming the forces of nature.

Limitations and Ideals

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28Jan Friday 28th January

(Today may be celebrated as the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas; but what are given here are the readings from Ordinary Time. )
Hebrews 10:32ff. Do not abandon your patience and fidelity. If you do the will of God you … Read the rest

27Jan Thursday 27th January

Hebrews 10:19ff. We are assured of entrance into the Holy of Holies by the new and living path Jesus has opened for us.
Mark 4:21ff. To those who have more will be given; from the have-nots, the little they have … Read the rest

26Jan Meeting of ACP in Cloyne

Meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) for Cloyne diocese at Blarney Castle Hotel

A meeting of the ACP took place at Blarney Castle Hotel on January 24th 2011.  Ten priests from the diocese of Cloyne attended and … Read the rest

26Jan Wednesday 26th January

(Today may be celebrated as the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus; but what are given here are the readings from Ordinary Time.)

Hebrews 10:11ff. Jesus offers one sacrifice for sin that forever perfects his people, inscribing the new covenant … Read the rest

25Jan Feast of The Conversion of St Paul

Acts 9:1-22. The change in young Saul, from fiery, zealous persecutor of Christians, to becoming a totally devoted follower and missionary of the crucified and risen Christ.
Mark 16:15-18. The promises of Jesus Christ to be with his followers is … Read the rest

24Jan Monday 24th January

(This can also be celebrated as the feast of St Francis de Sales, with a different set of readings)

Hebrews 9:15ff. Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice once for all, and so puts an end to the many sacrifices in … Read the rest

23Jan Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Is 9:1-3. Isaiah foretells the coming of a Saviour to Galilee of the nations, to the people who walked in darkness. This is perfect background for Jesus’ ministry in Galilee.

1 Cor 1:10-13,13. Even in the early Church there was … Read the rest