30Nov Advent Memory: Maynooth, Jerusalem and Ronan Drury


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30Nov Brendan Hoban reads ‘Grace’ from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’.

Brendan Hoban reading a reflection from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’ on Midwest Radio’s Faith Alive programme with Monica Morley.




Copies of ‘A Priest’s Diary’ are now available at €15 from all local bookshops in Mayo Read the rest

30Nov 30 November, 2020. St Andrew, Apostle

Jesus saw the two brothers, Simon and Andrew, making a cast with their net, going about their daily work, and he called out to them, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of people." Immediately the two brothers left what they were doing and followed Jesus. The story is perhaps streamlined for the decision of these two brothers must have taken some time...

29Nov Brendan Hoban and The Man From Del Monte…

The man from Del Monte was one of our own          

I’ve just published my new book, A Priest’s Diary. Not so much a diary as a series of 60 reflections on incidents and experiences after almost half a century of Read the rest

29Nov Presider’s Page for 29 November (First Sunday of Advent, Year B)

Advent begins today, and with it a new year in the Church's life. We look forward with hope to the end of time, when Christ will come in glory — and with joy, even in the midst of pandemic, we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.

29Nov 29 November, 2020. First Sunday of Advent

"Keep awake-for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake."

28Nov 28 November, 2020. Saturday of Week 34

28 November, 2020. Saturday of Week 34

1st Reading: Revelation 22:1-7

The river of life, the healing fruits and the Lamb who is coming soon

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, … Read the rest

27Nov 27 November, 2020. Friday of Week 34

27 November, 2020. Friday of Week 34

St Fergal, bishop and missionary (Opt. Mem.)

1st Reading: Revelation 20:1-4; 21:1-2

Those who reject the beast will reign with Christ for 1000 years

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, … Read the rest

26Nov 26 November, 2020. Thursday of Week 34

26 November, 2020. Thursday of Week 34

1st Reading: Revelation 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9

The happy guests at the Lamb’s wedding feast

I, John, saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was made bright … Read the rest

25Nov Chris McDonnell shares his ‘Catholic Times’ Advent Reflection

This Advent Coming

Chris McDonnell CT

In the Northern hemisphere, the weeks before Christmas are often dark and dank, “the ways deep and the weather sharp, the very dead of winter” as Eliot wrote in his poem The Journey of Read the rest