Monthly Archives:: January 2015

Sunday 1st February

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The King’s Authority


  • Deuteronomy 18:15-20
  • Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
  • 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
  • Mark 1:21-28

Jesus and his followers, as soon as the Sabbath came, went to the synagogue and began to teach. Jesus began to teach and his teaching made a deep impression on them because he taught with authority.

Jesus lived the life of a devout Jew and therefore

Sunday 25th January – click image

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Readings (click readings for full text)

FIRST  READING: Jonah 3:1-5.10
Ps  24:4-9
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
GOSPEL: Mark 1:14-20

The time has come, Jesus preached, repent and believe in the Good News.

This theme of repentance/forgiveness appears as a thread in Jesus’ life and ministry. He begins with it, each story he tells deals with it – it is

Reflection: Sunday 18th January

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  • First reading 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19
  • Psalm 39:2,4,7-10
  • Second reading 1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20
  • John 1:35-42

Mass Readings click here

Last Sunday in the Baptism of the Lord, we had Jesus accepting his identity and ministry. The theme of ‘call’ is continued today in the Scripture stories. There is a pattern evident in these scripture stories. It is one of an individual

Eoin Carney

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The death has occurred, suddenly of Eoin Carney, youngest son of Sean and Bridie, 53 Beechwood Drive, Dunleer. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents, brothers Patrick, Mark, John and Niall, sisters Colette, Orla and Margo, girlfriend Lyndsey, brother-in-law Eamonn, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace

Reposing at his parents home from

January 11th Baptism of Our Lord

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Sunday 11th January 2015 Scripture Readings



SECOND READING 1 St John 5:1-9

GOSPEL Mark 1:7-11


There are important moments in a person’s life which change the direction or character of that life. There are moments of choice and celebration or of destiny or tragedy, moments which change

St Josephine Bakhita

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St Josephine Bakhita – from slave to Saint

This New Year, Pope Francis has again highlighted the scourge of human trafficking with his message – Slaves no More…

Watch the iCatholic 2 min reflection in honour of St Bakhita


St. Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan in 1869. This African flower, who knew the anguish of kidnapping and slavery,

January 4th Gospel Reflection

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January 4th 2015
FIRST READING: Ecclesiasticus: 24:1-2. 8-12
SECOND READING: Ephesians 1:3-6. 15-18
GOSPEL  John 1: 1-5, 9-14
The Word was made flesh, and lived among


The Word of God ‘pitches his tent’ among us. The biblical tent is traditionally a place of meeting. The wisdom of God has come to enlighten us. It has ‘taken root in a