28Feb Healing Circles

Those who attended the AGM last Autumn, or read the text of the talk given by Marie Keenan, will know that she suggested it might be a good idea for the ACP to offer some 'Healing Circles' to priests.
The ACP Leadership has decided to offer this service to priests who may be interested.

28Feb Should we accept disrespect for the Eucharist on State Television?

Sean McDonagh, on behalf of the ACP, wrote to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and RTE protesting at the disrespectful language used recently about the Eucharist on RTE's Late Late Show.

Updated 2/3/17 with reply from the BAI

28Feb 28 Feb, 2017. Tuesday, Week 8

1st Reading: Sirach 35:1-12

He recommends generosity to the poor and condemns extortion

The one who keeps the law makes many offerings;
one who heeds the commandments makes an offering of well-being.
The one who returns a kindness offers choice … Read the rest

27Feb ACP Regional Meetings – Well being of priests

A number of regional meetings for priests are being arranged by the ACP.
The first of these will be held in the MacWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co Mayo on Wednesday, 08 March at 2.00pm.
All priests of Killala, Elphin, Achonry and Tuam dioceses are invited to attend.

A meeting for the Southern Region has been scheduled for 15 March in The Parish Centre, Ovens from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

27Feb 27 Feb, 2017. Monday, Week 8

1st Reading: Sirach 17:20-24

Repent from sin while you are still alive. The dead cannot praise God

Their iniquities are not hidden from him,
and all their sins are before the Lord.

One’s almsgiving is like a signet ring with … Read the rest

26Feb Presider’s Page for 26 February (8th Sun. Ordinary Time)

The Lord gathers us in to his loving embrace, the Lord who invites us not to worry about tomorrow. Setting our hearts on his kingdom, we entrust all our tomorrows to him and ask him to help us live for this, his day.
Today, the last Sunday before Lent, is Temperance Sunday.

26Feb 26 Feb, 2017. 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading: Isaiah 49:14-16

God loves us just as a woman loves the child of her womb

Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
my Lord has forgotten me.”
Can a woman forget her nursing child,
or show no compassion … Read the rest

25Feb 25 Feb, 2017. Saturday, Week 7

1st Reading: Sirach 17:1-15

God made us in the divine image, and looks with favour on us

The Lord created human beings out of earth,
and makes them return to it again.

He gave them a fixed number of days, … Read the rest

24Feb 24 Feb, 2017. Friday, Week 7

1st Reading: Sirach 6:5-17

Let your friends be tried and trusted. Faithful friends are a tonic

Pleasant speech multiplies friends,
and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies.

Let those who are friendly with you be many,
but let your advisers be … Read the rest

23Feb 23 Feb, 2017. Thursday, Week 7

1st Reading: Sirach 5:1-8

Do not delay to turn back to the Lord

Do not rely on your wealth, or say, “I have enough.”
Do not follow your inclination and strength in pursuing the desires of your heart.
Do not … Read the rest