22Jan Presider’s Page for 24 January (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

The calling of disciples is described in today’s Gospel. We too are called to follow Christ, even in these difficult times of pandemic. As believers, we listen to God’s word, allowing it to steer and support us, every day of our lives.
• The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity continues till Monday. Today is designated as the 'Sunday of the Word of God' (the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time every year). Catholic Schools Week 2021 begins today.

22Jan Séamus Ahearne contemplates ‘that’ poem…

The Power of the Poem

The hill we climb

‘A skinny black girl’ put all of Joe Biden’s vision into new words. His ‘dream’ continued with the 22 year-old Amanda Gorman. The gentle but dramatic presentation brought everything into proper … Read the rest

22Jan Chris McDonnell’s weekly Catholic Times column: America…

The time of reckoning

Chris McDonnell CT January 22nd 2021

These few words are being written in the days leading up to the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice-President of the United States of … Read the rest

22Jan January 22, 2021 Friday, Week 2 in Ordinary Time

Jesus sent out the twelve he had chosen to share in his work. He sent them out to do what he was doing, to preach the gospel and to heal the sick. He needed the help of others to do the work he had been sent to do. We are to be his eyes, his ears, his hands, his feet and his voice, continuing his work today. He wants to work in and through us. Each of us has a role to play.