12Nov Mercy Friday Visit

Pádraig McCarthy draws our attention to reports of Pope Francis completing his year of 'Mercy Fridays', Pope Francis chose to visit priests who have left active ministry to marry and also met their families, in order to give a sign that the Church does not judge people but embraces all.

12Nov Catholic Identity

Stan Mellett, a Redemptorist priest, suggests we have a problem with our identity as catholics.
Stan is suggesting we begin to make an attempt this Advent to forge a new catholic identity for ourselves, even if "With our age profile coupled with ill health, weary with poor response and poor participation in the parish, it is an effort to muster up enthusiasm for a new start. Our attending faithful flock is also ageing and weary. But they are regular – in this lower income parish we count about 700 at three Masses between Vigil and Sunday. Politicians, Summer Schools and other organisations make headlines with that kind of attendance. Surely the alarming prospect of losing our identity totally, will rake the embers to stir up new life in our old bones! There’s fire in the grate still even in our eighties!"

12Nov 12 November. Saturday, Week 32

Saint Josaphat, memorial

1st Reading: 3 John verses 5-8

On providing hospitality to traveling missionaries

Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the friends, even though they are strangers to you; they have testified to your love before the … Read the rest

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