30Jun June 30. Saturday of Week Twelve

A Compassionate Heart

29Jun June 29. Friday. Feast of Ss Peter and Paul, Apostles

Imperfect, but great Saints

28Jun Steering Group reports back on the new lay ‘umbrella organisation’

The Steering Group which is developing an umbralla group for lay people reports on its work since the All Hallows meeting on 30 May. In a statement, the ACP Leadership Team  stated that they 'are delighted to see this initiative progressing, and forward to having a very fruitful alliance with it'.

28Jun US priest who improvised liturgy is removed by bishop

A priest who got in the habit of adding a few words to the prayers in the missal has been removed from his parish in Belleville Diocese (Illinois, USA).

28Jun June 28. Thursday of Week Twelve

Long-term Effects

27Jun June 27. Wednesday of Week Twelve

A Tree that is Tested

26Jun June 26. Tuesday of Week Twelve

Coping with Success

25Jun Munster Assembly to be planned at meeting this Wednesday

A meeting to plan a regional assembly for Munster is being held this Wednesday in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown. All are welcome!

25Jun June 25. Monday of Week Twelve

Learning Humility from Experience

24Jun Birth of St John the Baptist — Bidding prayers etc

Just three birthdays are celebrated by the Church in the Liturgy each year - that of Jesus at the winter solstice, his mother’s on 8th September and that of his cousin John the Baptist near midsummer’s day. John’s birthday comes just after the longest day of the year, when the light begins to decline — just as Jesus’ birthday is after the shortest day, when days begin to lengthen. The placing of these two feasts summarises John the Baptist’s mission: ‘I must decrease, he must increase.’