17Aug 17 August. Thursday, Week 19

(option: Our Lady of Knock, Readings from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lect II, 1421-1449)

1st Reading: Joshua 3:7-10, 11, 13-17

Carrying the Ark into the Jordan allowed the people cross safely

The Lord said to Joshua, “This … Read the rest

16Aug 16 August, 2017. Wednesday, Week 19

Saint Stephen of Hungary

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 34:1-12

The great Moses dies within sight of the Promised Land

Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the … Read the rest

15Aug 15 August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1st Reading: Revelation 11-12

The image of woman and dragon is applied to the Assumption

Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, … Read the rest

14Aug Lazy, hazy days with a good book

Brendan Hoban lets us know what he's reading this summer when he's not writing his column for the Western People.

14Aug 14 August. Monday, Week 19

Saint Maximilian Kolbe, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 10:12-22

God’s chosen people must show mercy to foreigners, the orphan and the widow

And Moses said to the people, “So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require … Read the rest

13Aug Presider’s Page for 13 August (Ordinary Time 19)

We gather to celebrate our beautiful God, who was revealed to Elijah as a gentle breeze and who calmed the storm on the lake. We are grateful that this God takes our fears away and gives rest to our souls.

13Aug Talking of vocation…

Chris McDonnell writing recently in the Catholic Times suggests that a rethink of 'vocation' is needed but that there will only be a response to the current crisis when 'a realistic connection is made with contemporary needs.'

13Aug 13 August. 19th Sunday in O. T.

Ss Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, priest, martyrs; St Fachtna, bishop

1st Reading: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13

God’s voice was like the gentle whisper of a breeze

At that place Elijah came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then … Read the rest

12Aug 12 August. Saturday, Week 18

Saint Muredach, bishop; Saint Attracta; Saint Lelia

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-13

The central commandment of Torah: Be faithful to God

Moses said to the people: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the … Read the rest

11Aug Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Statement by Fr. Roy Donovan -"Deaconesses for Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly!"

Updated with link to interview with Roy Donovan on RTE Radio 1