26Jan Reclaim the Laity before it’s too late

Interesting editorial comment in the Tablet.
"If there is a future for the Catholic Church in Ireland it will belong to the laity, and especially to Catholic women. "

26Jan My Mass of Celebration

Updated 26/01/2017 with video link and further media coverage

Tony Flannery shares some thoughts on his Mass of Celebration, marking the occasion of his 70th birthday and 40 years of priesthood.
"The Mass, for me, was emotional, but beautiful. I have celebrated many big Masses over the years, at missions and novenas, but nothing that touched me to the core like this one."

Also included is some of the press coverage of the celebration.

26Jan Presider’s Page for 29 January (4th Sun. Ordinary Time)

Catholics gather this Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of the Saviour and to remember his beautiful teachings. In the Beatitudes, which are read at Mass today, Jesus describes the kinds of people who are blessed in God’s eyes. We hope to join the company of all these saints in the heavenly liturgy.

26Jan 26 Jan., 2017. Saints Timothy and Titus

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-9

Use the gifts God has given us, for the service of the church

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, … Read the rest