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THURSDAY 15TH JULY 2021, FIFTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

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Have you ever noticed how some individuals, families, countries and continents, carry more than a share fair of burdens in their lives? Perhaps there are personal issues that weigh people down; sickness, bereavements and losses in families; famine, war, natural disasters, oppression, injustices in countries and continents and yet people live, eek out an existence […]


TUESDAY 13 JULY 2021, FIFTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

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The birth of a baby in a family brings great joy and excitement. A family lavishes great love and attention on the newborn.  Neighbours, friends and well-wishers shower the baby with all things new, with keen interest in discovering the baby’s name. As the child grows and develops, the parents/ guardians/grandparents have great aspirations for […]


THURSDAY 8 JULY, FOURTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME

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Each day, thank God, many people in the world wake up to a good day. Blessed with a healthy body, a family who cares, friends, water, food, clothes, warmth, a safe environment, a job, educational opportunities, travel facilities, entertainment, summer projects, freedom to practice faith and much more as people go about daily life. How […]


WEDNESDAY 7TH JULY, FOURTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME

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St Maelruain, bishop and abbot Famine is one of the burning issues in the world today. Social media shows organisations such as CONCERN, Trócaire and UNICEF continually showing images of the plight of poverty. They send URGENT APPEALS ‘to save children from hunger and malnutrition.’ Famine continues to threaten the world in these times of […]


TUESDAY 6 TH JULY, FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

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ST MARIA GORETTI, 1890-1902, Virgin and Martyr ST MONINNE, one of Ireland’s early women saints Anyone who endures a sciatica nerve pain in the leg knows the discomfort it causes. Sciatica originates in the lower back and travels down the leg.  Jewish religion forbids the Jewish people to consume the sciatic nerve. The explanation for […]


4 MAY 2021, FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER

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To stand up for truth or in the cause of defence of human rights has cost many people their lives.  Numerous people die and many are in prison for speaking and witnessing to the truth in love and justice. We have seen examples of this in the lives of St Oscar Romero, Jean Donovan and […]


3 MAY 2021, FEAST OF SS PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES

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Springtime brings new hope to peoples’ lives and hope brings joy. The world of nature unfolds with emerging shoots, birth of animals, spring flowers, increased daylight hours and more sunshine. However, grief, sadness, despair, loneliness and isolation abound in the world also, due to poverty and infringement of human rights. Never have these feelings been […]