17Jan Presider’s Page for 17 January (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Now that the Christmas season is behind us and we are moving into the New Year, the liturgy challenges us to reflect on what following Christ means. In the light of the Mother and Babies Home report published this week, there is sadness in our hearts as we gather, as well as an awareness of the suffering COVID-19 is causing in our communities. We pray the Lord to be close to the broken-hearted.

17Jan Chris McDonnell’s Catholic Times column


In the beginning was the Word

Chris McDonnell CT January 15th 2021

Take a drive through any town or city and you will find yourself swimming in a sea of words. Instructions telling you what to do, directions … Read the rest

17Jan January 17, 2021 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 17, 2021
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

(1) 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19

The call of young Samuel, one of the great vocation stories

Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. … Read the rest