08Jan 08 January, 2022. Saturday after the Epiphany

08 January, 2022. Saturday after the Epiphany

1st Reading: 1 John 4:7-10

Love’s divine origin and its influence on our lives

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and

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07Jan 07 January 2022. Friday after Epiphany

07 January 2022. Friday after Epiphany

1st Reading: 1 John 3:22–4:6

Distinguishing the spirit of truth from the spirit of error

Beloved, we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And

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06Jan Thursday 6 January 2022 – The Epiphany of the Lord

Thursday 6 January 2022 – The Epiphany of the Lord

Prayer (ICEL 1998)

Lord God of the nations,
we have seen the star of your glory
rising in splendour.
The radiance of your incarnate Word
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05Jan 05 January 2022. Wednesday before Epiphany

05 January 2022. Wednesday before Epiphany

1st Reading: 1 John 3:11-21

The original Christian message, that we should love one another

For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We must

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04Jan 04 January, 2022. Tuesday before Epiphany

04 January, 2022. Tuesday before Epiphany

1st Reading: 1 John 3:7-10.

Being reborn as children of God

Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. Everyone who commits

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03Jan 03 January, 2022. Monday before Epiphany

03 January, 2022. Monday before Epiphany

The Most Holy Name of Jesus (Opt. Memorial);

St Munchin (Mainchin), bishop (Opt. Memorial)

1st Reading: 1 John 2:29 – 3:6

We are God’s children now; when he is revealed, we will be like

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01Jan Presider’s Page for New Year’s Day 2022 (Feast of Mary, Mother of God)

Happy New Year! On this first day of the Year of Our Lord 2022, we acclaim Mary as Mother of God and ask her to mind us and those we love during this new year. We pray that the world may be freed from COVID-19 through a global programme of vaccination.
[Background: The Virgin Mary was already venerated as Mother of God when, in 431, the Council of Ephesus acclaimed her Theotokos (God-bearer). Her role in the mystery of the incarnation was celebrated on this day in Rome in the seventh century but was soon eclipsed by other feasts of Mary. Restored to the liturgical calendar in 1931, and to this day in 1969, the feast celebrates from a Marian perspective the Word made flesh, and so enriches the observance of the octave of Christmas and provides a solemn beginning to the New Year.]

01Jan 1 January 2022 – Mary, The Holy Mother of God

1 January 2022 – Mary, The Holy Mother of God

1st Reading: Numbers 6:22-27

The solemn priestly prayer for God to bless and protect us is especially apt at the beginning of a new year

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31Dec 31 December 2021 – Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas

Sylvester (250?-325) was born in Rome and served as a priest under pope Marcellinus before the persecutions of Diocletian. He saw the triumph of Constantine in

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30Dec 30 December 2021 – Sixth Day in the Christmas Octave

30 December 2021 – Sixth Day in the Christmas Octave

First Reading: 1 John 2:12-17

(The world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever)

I am writing to you, little children, Read the rest