23Aug The Children of Priests – Coping International

“Coping International is a voluntary mental health organisation that promotes the well-being of children of Catholic Priests and Religious as well as their parents worldwide.  We work alongside the church encouraging openness toward people affected by this issue.”

23Aug 23 August. Wednesday, Week 20

Saint Eugene, bishop; Saint Rose of Lima, virgin

1st Reading: Judges 9:6-15

In a riddle Jotham curses Abimelech and the people of Shechem

All the masters of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together, and they went and made Abimelech king, …

22Aug 22 August. The Queenship of Mary

1st Reading: Isaiah 9:1-6

God’s promise of joy and restoration to those who sat in darkness

There will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and …

21Aug Remember and forgive

Brian Fahy in looking back at years that have passed points to an important lesson. "‘Forgive and forget’ will not do. ‘Remember and forgive’ seems to be a far better way to healthy living today."

21Aug A sense of entitlement

Brendan Hoban in his Western People column casts an eye at a sense of entitlement that can lead to some people in positions of responsibility and authority being disconnected with the everyday realities of ‘ordinary’ life.

21Aug 21 August, 2017. Monday, Week 20

Saint Pius X

1st Reading: Judges 2:11-19

The era of the Judges alternates between falling away and being restored

Then the Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and worshipped the Baals; and they abandoned the …

20Aug Presider’s Page for 20 August (Ordinary Time 20)

Everyone is welcome in God’s house, everyone who loves God’s name. We gather for Mass to experience the warmth of this embrace.

20Aug 20 August. 20th Sunday in O. T.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

1st Reading: : Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

The Lord will bring foreigners to worship in Jerusalem

Thus says the Lord: Have a care for justice, act with integrity,
for soon my salvation will come and my integrity …

19Aug 19 August, 2017. Saturday, Week 19


Saint John Eudes, priest

1st Reading: Joshua 24:14-29

At the covenant ceremony at Shechem, the whole people promise loyalty to God

Joshua said to all the people: “Revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away …

18Aug 18 August. Friday, Week 19

1st Reading: Joshua 24:1-13

Joshua narrates God’s help to Israel, from the patriarchs to entering the Promised Land

Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of …




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