St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil: 7.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am
Weekdays: Mon, Wed & Friday 10.00am
Tuesday and Thursday: 7.30pm

Holy Days: 11.00am & 7.30pm.

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St. Mary’s Church, Clonaghadoo

Mass Times

Sunday: 9.00am
First Friday: 8.00pm


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Sunday Aug 18th

‘I have come to bring fire to the earth!’    Sunday’s readings help raise our morale in the fight against evil. Jesus Christ, who came to bring fire on earth, gives us courage and hope to persevere in challenging times.  In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus shows his human anxiety at the prospect of facing the ‘baptism’ of death, and also reveals he has already encountered opposition in his work. There are many who don’t find the ‘good news’ helpful. This will cause division as sinful humanity fails to seek the ways of reconciliation and true peace that he preaches.  This week, let’s pray for the grace of courage – to allow God’s life to deepen within us, and also within all of our sisters and brothers.