28Feb Letter from Jackie Minnock

Just to let you know that the following letter has been sent to a number of newspapers in both Southern and Northern Ireland in the hope of publication.  You may or may not like to put the letter on your … Read the rest

28Feb Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Sir 17:19ff. Repent from sin while you are still alive. The dead cannot praise God.

Mark 10:17ff. Go and sell what you possess and come follow me.Humanly it is impossible but with God all things are possible.

Living the Present

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27Feb Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Liturgy Preparation

Opening Comment
The care of God for all of creation draws us together to praise our Creator.

Penitential Rite
As we prepare ourselves for this celebration, let us renew our trust in God’s gracious forgiveness: (pause)

27Feb Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Some people find their lives darkened and blighted by constant worry. Today’s Scriptures encourage us not to worry about tomorrow but to trust in God’s providence. Our God is full of loving compassion, and He knows each one by … Read the rest

26Feb Saturday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Sir 17:1ff. God made us in the divine image, and looks with favour on us so that we may praise his holy name.

Mark 10:13ff. Jesus embraces and blesses the children who come to him, for the kingdom of God … Read the rest

25Feb Friday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Sir 6:5ff. Let your friends be tried and trusted.A faithful friend is a tonic for those who fear God.

Mark 10:1ff. Jesus’ condemnation of divorce and remarriage.

Marriage and Friendship

The gospel applies to marriage the ultimate conclusions to be

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24Feb Thursday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Sir 5:1ff. Rely not on your wealth nor on your strength; do not delay your conversion to the Lord.

Mark 9:41ff. A drink of water given to a follower of Christ will be rewarded; warning against scandal; primacy of the … Read the rest

24Feb Killaloe Diocesan Meeting 23 February

A meeting organised by the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) was held for the Diocese of Killaloe in the Lakeside Hotel Ballina-Killaloe on Wednesday 23 February 2011. There were 31 priests present and four apologies.

Opening Remarks
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23Feb Wednesday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Sir 4:11ff. The following of wisdom which brings happiness and reveals life’s deepest secrets.

Mark 9:38ff. Jesus corrects the apostles for blocking a man, not of their group, from casting out devils in his name.

Wisdom Dearly Bought

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22Feb Tuesday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Feast of The Chair of St Peter

The early Christians in Rome celebrated the memory of the day when the Apostle held his first service with the faithful of the Eternal City, under the title “Cath. Petri In Roma” (the … Read the rest