23Jan Presider’s Page for 23 January (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Catholic Schools Week begins today in Ireland. 'Sunday of the Word of God' is observed in the universal Church, and so, the Word of God is the focus at Mass, read by Ezra the priest in the Old Testament reading, and by Jesus in the Gospel. By his Word, God reassures the people of his closeness, especially in the Word made flesh, Jesus of Nazereth.

23Jan 23 January 2022. Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

23 January 2022. Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C).

Sunday of the Word of God (see below)

Neh 8:2-6, 8-10.  Ezra the Scribe set out to re-establish the Jewish Laws, to bring his people back to the religion of

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22Jan 22 January 2022. Saturday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time

22 January 2022. Saturday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time

St Vincent, martyr (optional memorial)

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 1:1-4 etc

David’s grief at the death of Saul and Jonathan

After the death of Saul, when David had returned from

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21Jan 21 January, 2022. Friday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time

21 January, 2022. Friday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 24:3-21

David refrains from killing Saul and gains the moral high ground

He came to the sheepfolds beside the road, where there was

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20Jan 20 January, 2022. Thursday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time

20 January, 2022. Thursday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time

 

Optional Memorials: St Fabian; St Sebastian

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 18:6-9, 19:1-7

Saul’s jealousy threatens David, but Jonathan helps to reconcile them

As they were coming home, when David

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19Jan 19 January, 2022. Wednesday of Week 2

19 January, 2022. Wednesday of Week 2

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 17:32-33, 40-51

David kills Goliath, and saves his people

David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this

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18Jan 18 January, 2022. Tuesday of Week 2

18 January, 2022. Tuesday of Week 2

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

In Bethlehem Samuel anoints David (Jesse’s youngest son) as king

The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being

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17Jan 17 January, 2022. Monday of Week 2

17 January, 2022. Monday of Week 2

St Anthony – Memorial

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 15:16-23

For disobeying the prophet Samuel, Saul is deposed as king

Then Samuel said to Saul, “Stop! I will tell you what the Lord said

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16Jan Presider’s Page for 16 January (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)

There are echoes of the Christmas season in today’s liturgy, particularly in the Gospel story of the wedding feast of Cana, in which God’s glory becomes visible in Jesus, as it did at his Epiphany and Baptism.

16Jan 16 January 2022. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 January 2022. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: Like Mary and Jesus, we should help without being asked and without fuss or demand.

1st Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5

God has prepared joyful feast for his people

For Zion’s sake I

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