31Oct Annual General Meeting 2019 – a brief report

A short report on the AGM of 2019.

31Oct 31 October, 2019. Thursday of Week 30

Paul is eloquent about how Christ helps us in every circumstance. Whatever hardships we face, we can win through "because of him who loved us." The love of Christ is the secret ingredient that tilts the balance in our favour...

30Oct What about yoga and mindfulness?

Liam Power offers a very timely insight into the practice of Yoga and how it could enhance Christian meditation and prayer.
“....many Christians find the practice of yoga very beneficial to their health and wellbeing and that it can help them rediscover silence and the richness of solitude in their lives. Paradoxically, it can lead them to a deeper Christian spiritual life and even to a more meaningful participation in the Eucharist.”

30Oct 30 October, 2019. Wednesday of Week 30

In contrast to the image of the narrow door, there are other Gospel sayings about the generous help of grace for our salvation. It is God's will that people from east and west, north and south, will enter the Kingdom...

29Oct ACP Annual General Meeting 2019

Association of Catholic Priests: Annual General Meeting 2019
Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 at 2.00 p.m.
The Bounty, Dubarry Park,
2 Coosan Rd, Cornamagh, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Eircode:  N37 K0T9

29Oct 29 October, 2019. Tuesday of Week 30

Both parables, about the man (gardening) and the woman (baking), have the same moral teaching. Each contrasts very small beginnings with the great effect they can have. The mustard seed grows large encough to shelter nesting birds. A tiny pinch of leaven ferments a basin full of flour...

28Oct 28 October, 2019. Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

"You are no longer strangers and aliens, but .. members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets." Simon and Jude were part of the foundations...

27Oct The Choice   (by Edith Eger)

Memories of a visit to Auschwitz and the life story of Edith Eger inspire Seamus Ahearne.
"If Edith can parallel her life story with the life stories of her patients,  I wonder where might we go, if we took her methods into our story of faith and church and ministry.   We are so often imprisoned in sadness. We apologise for the past. We are embarrassed by that past. We blame others. We feel that we have failed. .... We can’t let go. We don’t want to get out of prison. We are afraid to wander into freedom and future and hope."

27Oct Presider’s Page for 27 October (Ordinary Time 30)

The Gospel story of the Pharisee and the tax collector is read today. It reminds us of the value of being humble before God. In today’s gathering, we praise God who is always merciful to us. Penitential Rite: To begin, we recall our sins in the context of divine mercy: (pause) I confess…

27Oct Condolences to Gerry O Connor

We express our sympathies to Gerry O Connor, member of the ACP leadership team, and to his family on the death of his father Tom O’Connor.