28Feb 28 February. Thursday of Week 7

Some lurid statements must be taken figuratively. Today’s Gospel reflects the primacy of the eternal over the temporal…

1st Reading: Sirach 5:1-8

Rely not on your wealth nor on your strength

27Feb 27 February. Wednesday of Week 7

As a word of wisdom, Jesus warns his disciples about envy and rivalry. Feeling threatened by some rival, they were indignant and..

1st Reading: Sirach 4:11-19

Seeking wisdom brings happiness and reveals life's deepest secrets

26Feb 26 February. Tuesday of Week 7

One who feels small may also have great potential, waiting for the healing influence of genuine kindness ...

1st Reading: Sirach 2:1-11

25Feb Monseñor – The Last Journey of Óscar Romero

At the next meeting of We Are Church Ireland  the terrific film

Monseñor – The Last Journey of Óscar Romero 

(DVD 88 minutes)  will be shown in the large International Room at the Mercy International Centre, (please bring a friend

25Feb 25 February. Monday of Week 7

Sirach links the fear of the Lord with wisdom that warms the heart. It is something that God lavishes on those who love him...

1st Reading: Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 1:1-10

All wisdom comes from God and returns to him

24Feb Presider’s Page for 24 February (Ordinary Time 7)

Loving the enemy and praying for those who make life difficult are two marks of a Christian, or so Jesus teaches us today. We gather, aware of how difficult love can be, yet united by the saving mercy of God, on which we rely.

24Feb 24 February. 7th Sunday (C)

Honouring Jesus as Lord of compassion and love, we cannot approach his altar, bearing grudges against others....

1st Reading:1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23

Saul, jealous of the young David, wants to kill him

23Feb 23 February. Saturday of Week 6

After the Transfiguration, the three struggled to understand why Jesus foresaw a violent death for himself..

22Feb Chair of St Peter, apostle. 22 Feb.

This recalls the day when Peter held his first service with the faithful in Rome, under the title "Cathedra Petri" (the Chair of Peter)...

21Feb Elephant in the Church – a discussion evening on Women’s International Day, March 8th

A discussion evening on the themes of the book, Elephant in the Church, will be held on Women’s International Day, March 8th, in the Avila Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin.
"It will look at the multitude of aspects that make up women’s status in the Church, creating a space for women, a language for women and a ministry for women, all of which are currently ignored."




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