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January 2024

Lourdes Novena: 3-11 February 2024

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th February 2024, we join in a Novena of Prayer to Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Lourdes. Visitors...

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B

Readings: Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23; Mark 1:29-39  Theme:  The Mystery of Human Suffering Human suffering, is one of the greatest mysteries of life. It...

SMA Zambia Golden Jubilee Celebration

Last December the Divine Mercy Parish, Ndola, Zambia was the venue for a celebration marking the 50th Anniversary of the  arrival of Irish SMA's...

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B

Readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28  Theme:  ‘He taught them with authority’ (Mk 1:22) The theme of authority dominates our readings today. In the...

Not a moment to waste

A recent report by George Lee, for RTE News, speaking about the latest information form the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service makes for grim...

Homily for the Second Sunday of Year B – 14th January 2024

Readings:1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; 1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20; John 1:35-42  Theme: ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening ’ (1 Samuel 3:10) Today’s readings are all about listening and...

SMA International News – January 2024

Welcome to the first Bulletin of the SMA International News for 2024.  Our thanks to all who have contributed to making these over the...

EPIPHANY 2023 – Wilton

The Feast of Epiphany brings to an end the Nativity narrative – set in Bethlehem – by the entry of the three Wise Men...

JANUARY 2024 | For the gift of diversity in the Church

In this the first Pope's Prayer intention for 2024, Pope Francis asks us to pray for "the gift of diversity in the Church.  We are...

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Year B

Readings: Isaiah 50:1-11; 1 John 5:1-9; Mark 1:7-11 Theme: ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you’ (Mark 1:11) Today, we reach the...

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2024

Below is the text of Pope Francis's message for World Day of Peace.  The theme is Artificial Intelligence, a topic we have all heard...