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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Do not disturb. I’m disturbed enough already” (notice on Spike Milligan’s door, quoted by the late bishop of Galway, Martin Drennan).

The leaders of the society where Jesus lived, like…

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

The Eucharist is central to our faith. St Pius X (1903-1914) encouraged frequent communion and its reception by young children. Before this many people only went to communion once a year, although…

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The Most Holy Trinity

The Most Holy Trinity

“Trinity is a mystery, not a puzzle. Love is mystery; a crossword is a puzzle. You try to solve a puzzle - you stand before the mystery." (Justo Gonzalez)

There have been so many scientific…

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

The liturgy for Pentecost Sunday provides different insights into the Third Person of the Trinity. The first reading from Acts gives an account of the coming of the Spirit, using powerful imagery…

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The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord

Luke is the only one of the evangelists who gives a detailed account of the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven, in the first chapter of Acts. His narrative acts as a recapitulation of the main…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Last Sunday we read how Jesus described himself as the Good Shepherd. This week he talks about himself as the the vine. The vine had been used as a symbol of Israel, the chosen people, but now it…

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Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter

The two disciples have just returned from Emmaus and have joyously shared their experience of seeing Jesus. Luke seems to place great emphasis on Jesus being the fulfilment of the prophecies and…

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Second Sunday of Easter

Many people  find it hard to believe in a God who would lower himself to become human. The first reading from the letter of St John attests firmly to the belief that Jesus is the Son of God.…

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

“If there is no Resurrection from the dead, then Christ has not been raised, and if Christ has not been raised then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain.” (1 Cor 15:13…

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St Patrick, Patron of Ireland

Fifth Sunday of Lent; St Patrick, Patron of Ireland

Today we celebrate both the fifth Sunday of Lent and Ireland's patron saint Patrick.

Jesus talks about a grain of wheat falling to the ground, dying and yielding a rich harvest. It is a…

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