31Oct 31 October. Tuesday, Week 30

Bl. Dominic Collins, martyr (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 8:18-25

The future we hope for is already within us, like a seed waiting to flower

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the … Read the rest

30Oct 30 October. Monday, Week 30

1st Reading: Romans 8:12-17

In the Spirit, we are God’s children; he is our “Abba, Father”

My brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh, for if you live according to the … Read the rest

29Oct Presider’s Page for 29 October 2017 (Ordinary Time 30)

There’s a reminder of the two great commandments in today’s celebration: we are called to love God and our neighbour: friend, visitor and stranger alike.

29Oct 29 October. 30th Sunday in OT

Saint Colman, bishop

To love our neighbour as God does, prejudices of race, religion and colour have to go. The Torah urges fairness towards others as a principle deeper than specific laws. Jesus shows a life of utterly unselfish loving, … Read the rest

28Oct Silence implies Consent – We must Speak Up! 

We Are Church International (WACI) is inviting us to join in supporting Pope Francis.

28Oct Spiritfest – A positive experience of church

Mary Smiddy, a member of Killeagh-Inch Pastoral Council, was recently involved in a "Spiritfest" which ran the last weekend of September.
Here she gives a report on a very successful event.
"At a time when the church gets much negative publicity I feel that much that is good in our churches and parishes is not acknowledged or recognised. Because of that I would like to share some of our experiences and learning over the Spiritfest weekend.
The event illustrates the vibrancy, excitement and joy that can be found in parishes throughout the country and what is possible with a little planning, preparation and willingness to try something different while remaining true to our faith and traditions."

28Oct 28 Oct. Ss Simon and Jude, Apostles (Feast)

1st Reading: Ephesians 2:19-22

God has appointed apostles so that his people’s needs will be served

You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon … Read the rest

27Oct 27 October. Friday, Week 29

Saint Otteran, monk (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 7:18-25

Who can free me from my moral crisis? Only God, through Jesus Christ

I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is … Read the rest

26Oct ACTA Conference, (the Catholic Church Reform Movement of England and Wales)

Tony Flannery reports on the conference in Birmingham organized by ACTA, the Catholic Church Reform Movement of England and Wales.
The main theme was to reflect on the future of parishes in the context of the rapid decline in numbers of priests available for ministry. 

26Oct 26 October. Thursday, Week 29

1st Reading: Romans 6:19-23

Freed from sin and now serving God, and destined for eternal life

If I may speak in human terms because of your natural limitations, just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and … Read the rest