30Nov Tuesday November 30 2021. Week One in Advent

As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

29Nov ACP AGM 2021 Synod extract – audio and Kieran O’Mahony’s text

Following several requests for the Synod feature at the ACP AGM 2021…

Click on the link to hear Kieran O’Mahony, followed by Peter McLoughlin and Patricia Melvin (Killala Diocese).

Gerry O’Connor is the host.



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29Nov Tony Flannery: Suggestion for a Successful Synod

The Synodal Process has been launched in the Irish Church. Though from what I have seen on the ground, nothing much is happening as yet. But it is early days.

I have listened to a number of people speaking on … Read the rest

29Nov Monday November 29 2021. Week One in Advent

When Jesus heard him, he was amazed and said to those who followed him, "Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven."

28Nov Brendan Hoban: A generation in search of spirituality

A generation in search of spirituality

Western People 23.11.2021


A poem, Bravado, by Gerard Hanberry stays with me. It’s a re-action to a conversation with a friend, about life, death, the hereafter. His friend dismisses Hanberry’s nonchalance in the face … Read the rest

28Nov Presider’s Page for 28 November (First Sunday of Advent, Year C)

Advent begins today. During these days, we look forward, waiting in hope. We watch for the end times, when Christ will come in glory, Christ who was born for us just over 2,000 years ago.

28Nov Sunday, November 28 2021. First Sunday of Advent

"Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth."

27Nov What Now for the Catholic Church? – RTÉ Radio 1 Leap of Faith programme

RTÉ Radio 1 – The Leap of Faith, Friday 26 Nov 2021

What now for the Catholic Church? Presenter Michael Comyn

In discussion are Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick, who is vice-chair of the Synodal Steering Committee, Ursula HalliganRead the rest

27Nov Permanent deacons ‘a gift for the Church’

The Tablet reports:

Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, said permanent deacons are a gift for the Church.
Brenda Drumm, Catholic Communications Office

Permanent deacons are a “gift for the Church” and “do not detract from the vital role of

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27Nov Saturday, November 27 2021 Week 34 in Ordinary Time

"Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."