30Jun 30 June, 2020. Tuesday of Week 13

The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (Opt. Mem.)

1st Reading: Amos 3:1-8. 4:11-12

Amos warns of the need for conversion

Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O people of Israel,
 against the whole …

29Jun 29 June, 2020. Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

29 June, 2020. Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

28Jun Presider’s Page for 28 June (Ordinary Time 13)

We’re told in today’s first reading that unexpected blessings can come our way when we least expect them. As we move from lockdown to a 'new normal' during this pandemic, we give thanks for the unexpected blessings the period of lockdown brought...

28Jun 28 June, 2020. 13th Sunday, Year A

28 June, 2020. 13th Sunday, Year A

27Jun 27 June, 2020. Saturday of Week 12

27 June, 2020. Saturday of Week 12

26Jun Shalom

Seamus Ahearne emerges from lockdown "taken back myself at how old I had got and how I had deserved the cocooning!" 
"It is a humbling reflection to glance backwards towards 14/15th March and since.
The world lived without us. Lived without Church. Lived without Mass. No Holy Week. No Easter. No Baptisms. No First Communion. No Confirmations. No house visits. No Schools. No full Funerals. No shopping. No hospital visiting or visits to the sick.
Somehow the sky didn’t fall in.  We can’t go back to how we were."

26Jun 26 June, 2020. Friday of Week 12

26 June, 2020. Friday of Week 12

25Jun 25 June, 2020. Thursday of Week 12

25 June, 2020. Thursday of Week 12

24Jun Hands

Chris McDonnell thinks about one thing that has been missed in recent weeks - "the exchange of touch between each other in recent weeks for without words our hands speak of our emotions, our cares and our suffering."
"It is with our hands that we take and give, share and consume. What could be more practical than we receive the gift of the Christ in the same manner?"

24Jun 24 June, 2020. Birth of Saint John the Baptist

24 June, 2020. Birth of Saint John the Baptist




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