21Feb Monday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Sir 1:1ff. All wisdom comes from God and returns to him.It produces fear of the Lord, and gives length to our days.

Mark 9:14ff. The mute spirit which convulses the boy is driven out by Jesus’ faith and prayer.


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20Feb Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


Our instinct of self-preservation makes us naturally resent and resist those who do us wrong. But unresolved hatred can come between us and our loving God, who wants us to be more forgiving, like him. St Paul’s great collective … Read the rest

19Feb New liturgical texts; Brian Grogan

Two suggestions on how to move forward in the current situation.
1. Given the sincerely held but conflicting views within the Irish Catholic community, we need to step back to fight gracefully rather than to engage in vitriolic denunciation of … Read the rest

19Feb Saturday in the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Hebrews 11:1ff. Some famous incidents from the origins of the human race (Gen 1-11) that make clear how faith is assurance of what we hope for, and do not see.

Mark 9:2ff. Jesus’ transfiguration, when he appears in glory between … Read the rest

18Feb Friday in the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Gen 11:1ff. When people sought independence from God, their language is scrambled and they are dispersed.

Mark 8:34ff. One must lose one’s life in order to save it.What is the good of gaining the whole world and losing oneself?


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17Feb Meeting of Tuam Diocese of ACP

With over 30 priests from Tuam Diocese already registered as members of the ACP there was a very positive and enthusiastic meeting in the ‘Cúram Centre’ Claremorris on Tuesday 15th February at 2 pm.

Despite the bad weather on … Read the rest

17Feb The Art of Wilful Blindness. Brendan Hoban

(With acknowledgement to the Western People|)

In a remarkable interview at the gates of Dáil Éireann on his last day as a
TD, Bertie Ahearn lamented the fact that no one had told him what was going
on in … Read the rest

17Feb Thursday in the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Gen 9:1ff. The rainbow, a perpetual sign of God’s covenant with Noah and the human race. Blood and life belong to God.

Mark 8:27ff. Peter confesses Jesus as the Messiah; then he is reprimanded for rejecting the Passion prediction.


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16Feb Wednesday in the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Gen 8:6ff. From the dove Noah learns that the flood is over and offers sacrifice.The Lord promises never again to destroy the earth.

Mark 8:22ff. Jesus cures the blind man in stages, secretely, with spittle and the touch of his … Read the rest

15Feb Tuesday of Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Gen 6:5ff. The beginning of Noah’s flood, caused by human wickedness; the Lord’s regret at creating the human race.

Mark 8:14ff. Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees! Jesus is amazed at the blindness of his disciples.

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