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The Church's Healing Touch?

fr David ask us to reflect on how we can brings Christ's healing presence to those most alone in the world.

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Liturgical Index

Second Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 19th January 2014: I Come To Do Your Will

Isidore Clarke O.P.

These words are taken from today’s responsorial psalm. They form a bridge between the 1st Reading and the Gospel.In the 1st Reading we are told... more »

Cycle: A - 16th January 2011: Pointing in the Right Direction

Robert Gay O.P.

A few months ago a friend of mine alerted me to an amusing mistake. In Wales, all the road signs have to be written in both Welsh and English, and... more »

Cycle: A - 20th January 2008: To the Church of God

Brendan Slevin O.P.

There are times when our Lectionary, the collection of readings from scripture we use at Mass, gives us short and apparently pointless passages. This... more »

Cycle: A - 16th January 2005: Lumen Gentium - The Light of Nations

Vivian Boland O.P.

Jesus cannot be understood apart from the history of Israel. God's covenant relationship with the chosen people -- 'I will be your God and you will... more »

Cycle: A - 20th January 2002: Here is the Lamb of God

Theodore Taylor O.P.

Look! Here is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!A metaphor; one weighty with import. The congregation at Mass and then the... more »

Cycle: B - 18th January 2015: What Do You Truly Seek?

John Kenrick O.P.

God communicates with us in various ways. Sometimes he communicates through a human voice. When I was a student an elderly philosopher in the... more »

Cycle: B - 15th January 2012: Open Your Mind

David Edward Rocks O.P.

Walking around a university campus during 'Freshers' Week' I was approached by a group of students who asked me if I was a priest. Replying... more »

Cycle: B - 18th January 2009: Namer and Named

Leon Pereira O.P.

Celebrities are known for giving their children outlandish or unusual names. Indeed, it seems to be de rigueur to give your child a silly name to... more »

Cycle: B - 15th January 2006: Becoming What We Are

Euan Marley O.P.

And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" He confessed, he did not deny,... more »

Cycle: B - 19th January 2003: Where do you abide?

Richard Conrad O.P.

Today we read from St. John. He tells us what happened in the earliest days of our Lord's ministry, after his Baptism, before his preaching in... more »

Cycle: C - 20th January 2013: The Servants Knew

Euan Marley O.P.

Some people have a lot of magic in their lives. Tables are magically set, heating just works, clothes are cleaned and ironed, and the most of the... more »

Cycle: C - 17th January 2010: Wine on the Third Day

Bruno Clifton O.P.

It seems (at least to me who has never had to organise a wedding) that it is the wedding feast, not the wedding, that takes by far the most trouble... more »

Cycle: C - 14th January 2007: A Place for Tin-pot Musicians

Columba Ryan O.P.

The last time I did this Torch sermon I had an e-mail from a priest all the way from New Zealand to say how mediocre and boring it was. Fair comment,... more »

Cycle: C - 18th January 2004: Becoming Jars of Docility

Irenaeus Vincent O.P.

My dear friends, Dominican tradition has always upheld Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as the perfect model for Christian discipleship. Mary is the... more »

Cycle: C - 14th January 2001: The Best is Kept 'til Last

Neil Ferguson O.P.

Who then is chief butler of God? The priest who offers libations to him, the truly great High Priest, who, having received a draught of everlasting... more »