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There are several seasons during the Liturgical Year: AdventChristmas, Lent and Easter. For the other Sundays of the year we celebrate Ordinary Time. This year Ordinary Time began on Monday, 9 January 2017, immediately after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This period lasted until Ash Wednesday - 1 March - when we began the season of Lent.  We then had the Easter season and, earlier in June, we 'returned' to Ordinary Time in June.
As Christians - followers of Christ through our Baptism - we are called on to make Christ present in our own lives and in the lives of others. As we read the Sacred Scripture during the different seasons of the Liturgical Year may we pray in our hearts:
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

3rd Sunday of Advent 2017 – Year B

Who is the Messiah? 17 December 2017 Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8,19-28 The Guru or Indian holy man was meditating in his cave in the mountains and...

2nd Sunday of Advent 2017 – Year B

Your God is coming - prepare the way of the Lord 10 December 2014 Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8 Some years ago a relative of...

1st Sunday of Advent 2017 – Year B

Waiting for God - 3 December 2017 Isaiah 63:16-17, 19, & 62:4-7 1 Cor. 1:3-9 Mark 13:33-37 One night Jesus appeared to a devout widow and told her that...
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Christ The King 2017 – Year A

  Readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King (A) 26 November 2017  Ezekiel: 34:11-12 Psalm 22 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28 Matthew 25:31-46 READY FOR THE JOURNEY... Today we celebrate the feast of Christ...

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

Sunday 19 November 2017 Readings for 33rd Sunday of the Year (A) Proverbs:31:10-13,19-20,30-31 Psalm 127 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 READY FOR THE JOURNEY... ...

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

12 November 2017 Wisdom 6.12-16 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 Matthew 25.1-13 A certain young woman asked her brother to accompany her to the airport as her fiancé...

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

 5 November 2017 Malachi 1.14,2.2, 8-10 1 Thessalonians 2.7-9,13 Matthew 23.1-12 Shortly after arriving in an African country I was appointed to teach in a High School. Three...

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA – Homily – RTE Mission Sunday Mass

On Mission Sunday, 22nd October 2017, Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA was invited to be the chief concelebrant for the RTE mass, broadcast live throughout...