26Apr Brendan Hoban: Tide is turning in the Covid battle

Tide is turning in the battle against Covid

Western People 20th April 2021

There was a buoyant, almost euphoric feel about the health centre, where I received (with nearly 200 others) my first vaccine. Usually trips to the doctor … Read the rest

26Apr April 26 2021 Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

"Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture."

25Apr Presider’s Page for 25 April (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

The fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday, because the readings are about the care we receive from Christ, our true shepherd. We rejoice that this pastoral care continues, in the loving tenderness extended by many Christian women and men today. Today is the day of prayer for vocations.

25Apr April 25 2021 Fourth Sunday of Easter

I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.

24Apr April 24 2021 Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

So Jesus asked the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?" Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."

23Apr April 23 2021 Friday of the Third Week of Easter

"Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink."

22Apr Women Deacons – The Call to Service – Zoom (Tues April 27th)

“Women Deacons: The Call to Service”

A conversation hosted by Sister Colleen Gibson, SSJ with Dr. Phyllis Zagano.

 Tuesday April 27 – 12.30am Irish time


(Monday, April 26 – 7:30 pm Eastern / 6:30 pm Central / 4:30 pm Read the rest


The Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has tendered his resignation to Pope Francis, having reached the age of 75. On reaching that age, it is mandatory under Canon Law for bishops to offer their resignation to Pope Francis.


22Apr April 22 2021 Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

"Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

21Apr April 21 2021 Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

April 21 2021
Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

1st Reading: Acts 8:1-8

After Stephen’s burial, Saul starts persecuting the church

Saul approved of their killing him. That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and … Read the rest