23Aug 23 August. Thursday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ezekiel (36:23-28)

The exiles return to their promised land, purified and renewed in spirit, and so enabled to keep God’s law

The Lord says this,

“I will sanctify my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, … Read the rest

22Aug The Letter of Pope Francis: August 20.



“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

21Aug 21 August. Tuesday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ezekiel (28:1-10)

God warns the proud, wealthy seaport metropolis of Tyre

The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God: Because your heart is proud and you … Read the rest

20Aug 20 August. Monday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ezekiel (24:15-23)

He does not publicly mourn his wife’s death, as a sign that Jerusalem too will die

The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, with one blow I am about to take away from you … Read the rest

19Aug Presider’s Page for 19 August (Ordinary Time 20)

Whoever eats the flesh of the Lord and drinks his blood will live for ever. We celebrate Jesus’ promise, believing we will share the eternal destiny of all who have this divine life in them.

19Aug 19 August. 20th Sunday

1st Reading: Proverbs (9:1-6)

Wisdom has built her house, with seven pillars

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn herself seven pillars.

She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table.

She … Read the rest

18Aug 18 August. Saturday, Week 19

1st Reading: Ezekiel (18:1-10, 13, 30-32)

Each individual is responsible to God, for our own actions

The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The parents have … Read the rest

17Aug 17 August. Friday, Week 19

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

1st Reading: Ezekiel (16:1-15)

Israel is like a baby girl, neglected but later espoused and loved by God

The word of … Read the rest

16Aug Lay Church Reform Group in Scotland is organised and active.

Great to see the work for Church Reform going on in Scotland.  But you will see from the account below that they are meeting with obstacles that we are familiar with here in Ireland. This is an account of their … Read the rest

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