FEASTS OF THE WEEK




Saturday 12th June : The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The contiguity of both celebrations is in itself a liturgical sign of their close connection: the mysterium of the Heart of Jesus is projected onto and reverberates in the Heart of his Mother, who is also one of his followers and a disciple.


Sunday 13th June : 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We often acclaim the new and the immediate experience; instant products sell best! The patience of the farmer who waits from seedtime to harvest is not the image presented to us. The Church moves too slowly for many today. The parables of growth remind us that God's power is at work in us and will generate the development of the Kingdom of Christ through our prayer and patience.


Monday 14th June : St. Davnet

She lived and died at Tydavnet at Sliabh Beagh, Co. Monaghan. Tradition speaks of St. Davnet at a virgin and founder of a church or monastery. A bachall (staff) said to have been hers has been preserved and in the past it was used as a test of truth.


Saturday 19th June : St. Romauld

He was a monk who lived a life of strict penance and solitude. He established many monasteries, most notably at Camaldoli in Tuscany. He died in 1027.