Today we return to the Gospel of Mark. In returning, we get a picture of an angry Christ calling his people to order and teaching them at the same time. He does not spare his words. He calls them hypocrites, a word that originally meant someone who acts. In this case Christ is pointing out to them that it is
Monthly Archives:: August 2015
If you have ever been to Lough Derg you will be familiar with a part of the pilgrimage in which you stand with your back to a chapel wall. A cross is cut into the stone of the wall. You stand alongside the cross and say the words, ‘I renounce the world, the
Liturgical Readings for : Sunday, 23rd August, 2015
FIRST READING: Joshua 24:1-2.15-18
We will serve the Lord, for he is our God.
Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel together at Shechem; then he called the elders, leaders, judges and scribes of Israel, and they presented themselves before God. Then Joshua said to all the people: ‘If you
The gospel of John is the only one which does not tell us of Jesus instituting the Eucharist at the Last Supper. The sacrament of the bread of life had been celebrated for several decades before John wrote down his gospel so he felt no need to explain its origin but he
The living bread come down from heaven is the flesh of Christ given up for the life of the world. The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross gives life. In the strength of the bread of the Eucharist we can make our pilgrim journey through life to the kingdom.
FIRST READING 1 Kings 19:4-8
Strengthened by the