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Gospel Reflection – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introducing Matthew Matthew will provide the Sunday gospel readings this year.  There were three stages in the development of each gospel. The foundation was laid in the life and teaching of Jesus.  Then the memory of Jesus was passed on by the developing Christian communities through stories of miracles, in moral teaching and by liturgical…

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The Baptism of the Lord

The Crushed Reed and Wavering Flame When Jesus entered the water to be baptised by John the Baptist, John declared that he should be the one baptised by Jesus.  Jesus made a strange answer. “Leave it like this … and do all that righteousness demands.” Righteousness is not a very happy word.  It suggests the…

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Catholic Schools Week 2020

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) runs from 26 January until 02 February and this year’s theme is a very important and relevant one – Living in Harmony with all God’s Creation. This theme was at the heart of the life and example of St Francis of Assisi, Patron of Animals, Ecology and Peace. We only have…

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Happy New Year

We wish you all a very happy New Year and pray that the year ahead will bring you the blessings you need in your life. Thank you for your continued support for the Irish Capuchin Franciscan Friars both at home and abroad. May the star that enlightened the path of the Magi cast its light…

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Gospel Reflection for Holy Family Sunday

Jesus spent thirty years in family life but only three years in public ministry.   A ratio of 10:1, surely a statement of the importance of the family.  Actions speak more loudly than words. Today’s liberal agenda pursues individual rights to the neglect of responsibilities.   It is a crime to slap a child but not to…

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