31Jul 31 July. Tuesday, Week 17

1st Reading: Jeremiah (14:17-22)

Jeremiah laments his people’s destruction and begs God for mercy

You shall say to my people this word:
Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease,
for the virgin … Read the rest

30Jul 30 July. Monday, Week 17

1st Reading: Jeremiah (13:1-11)

A warning, through the symbol of the discarded loincloth

Thus said the Lord to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen loincloth, and put it on your loins, but do not dip it in water.” So … Read the rest

29Jul Presider’s Page for 29 July (Ordinary Time 17)

United with Christians all over the world, we acknowledge one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God as our Father. We worship as one family, and pray for greater charity and love among all the baptised.

29Jul Invitation to supplement our homily notes

In principle, we try to upload on the website at the start of each month that month’s full quota of Mass Readings and Homily Ideas. For example, on Aug.1st, something for each day of next month will be posted. If … Read the rest

29Jul 29 July. 17th Sunday

1st Reading: 2 Kings (4:42-44)

Elisha miraculously provides food for a hundred men

A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing food from the first fruits to the man of God: twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his … Read the rest

28Jul Non-Catholics at the table: now or never?

Non-Catholics at the table: now or never? Thomas O’Loughlin
This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in The Tablet on 21July 2018 under the title: Eucharistic Hospitality: Don’ t deny the promise of future glory.

28Jul 28 July. Saturday, Week 16

1st Reading: Jeremiah (7:1-11)

Words and ceremonies also demand social justice

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the … Read the rest

27Jul 27 July. Friday, Week 16

1st Reading: Jeremiah (3:14-17)

Israel and Judah will be united and all nations will assemble at Jerusalem

Return, O faithless children, says the Lord, for I am your master; I will take you, one from a city and two from … Read the rest

26Jul A true shepherd, Fr Pat Burke

In memory of a true shepherd ... homily given by Fr. Tod Nolan, Newport, at the month's mind for Fr Pat Burke (Westport, 25th July, 2018)

26Jul What would You like to say to Pope Francis about the Church – submit your views

Four public meetings, organised by the ACP, been held countrywide to give people the opportunity to articulate what they would like to say to Pope Francis about the church, and particularly about the church in Ireland.
The ACP realise that many people were unable to attend these meetings and have expressed a wish to have their views taken into account.
We invite people who wish to express their opinions to do so by emailing