22Jan Saturday 22nd January

Hebrews 9:2ff. Jesus enters the true Holy of Holies, not of human making, to cleanse our conscience to serve the living God.
Mark 3:20ff. Jesus and the disciples return home, and is mobbed. His relatives fear that he is out …

21Jan Friday 21st January

Hebrews 8:6ff. Jesus, our high priest is mediator of a new and better covenant between God and us, as was announced by the prophet Jeremiah.
Mark 3:13ff. Going up a mountain, Jesus commissions the twelve to preach the good news …

20Jan Thursday 20th January

Hebrews 7:25ff. In Jesus we have the supreme high priest, who serves in the true tabernacle of heaven. This was a great source of confidence in the author’s time (late first century), when Christians had been excluded from both the …

20Jan New Liturgical Texts

At our meeting in Athlone it was unaminously agreed that we should make some effort at trying to postpone the introduction of the new liturgical texts.

For those of you who are not familiar with them, you can go to …

19Jan Meeting in Athlone; January 19th, 2011

 Report of a meeting of Association of Catholic Priests:

Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, 19/1/11

 

The leadership team convened this meeting, and invited priests who had particular expertise or interest in issues raised since our inception, and any other priest who …

19Jan Wednesday 19th January

Hebrews 7:1-3ff. The priesthood of Jesus is of mysterious origin, like Melchisedek’s, which lasts forever. Just as Melchisedek blessed Abraham, so the priestly influence of Jesus is above and beyond that of the Jewish temple priests, and has worldwide power …

18Jan Tuesday 18th January

Hebrews 6:10ff. After waiting patiently Abraham obtained the long-delayed promise of a son. We too must learn patience from the example of Jesus.
Mark 2:23ff. Jesus defends his disciples for eating on the holy day, since “the sabbath was made …

17Jan Monday 17th January

Hebrews 5:1ff. Jesus shares our human weakness yet shows deep obedience to the will of God, and so he became perfect, and the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.
Mark 2:18ff. Jesus’ disciples do not fast as …

16Jan Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Is 49:3, 5-6. During the Exile, the prophet prepares his oppressed neighbours for the coming of a liberator whom God would send to save them, and to be a light for all nations.

1 Cor 1:1-3. Paul’s opening greeting to …

15Jan Saturday 15th January

Hebrews 4:12ff. God’s word is a two-edged sword, penetrating soul and spirit; our compassionate high priest sympathises with our weakness.
Mark 2:13ff. Jesus calls a tax collector to join him as a disciple, and then proceeds to dine with Matthew/Levi …




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