The lectionary for the fourth Sunday of Advent

19 December 2021 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of lightnow in the time of this mortal lifein which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last daywhen he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him … Continue reading The lectionary for the fourth Sunday of Advent

RTÉ Service on Sunday 12 December, featuring the Dioceses of Meath & Kildare

A Service of the Word from members of the Dioceses of Meath and Kildare, led by Bishop Pat Storey, will be broadcast on RTÉ radio and television on Sunday 12 December. The service will look at the theme of worry and will be broadcast at 11am on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra and 11.10am on RTÉ One television. It will also be available afterwards via the … Continue reading RTÉ Service on Sunday 12 December, featuring the Dioceses of Meath & Kildare

The lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

12 December 2021 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of lightnow in the time of this mortal lifein which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last daywhen he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him … Continue reading The lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for the second Sunday of Advent

5 December 2021 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of lightnow in the time of this mortal lifein which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last daywhen he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him … Continue reading The lectionary for the second Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

28 November 2021 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of lightnow in the time of this mortal lifein which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last daywhen he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him … Continue reading The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for the third Sunday before Advent

7 November 2021 Collect Almighty Father,whose will is to restore all thingsin your beloved Son, the king of all:Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,and bring the families of the nations,divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,to be subject to his just and gentle rule;who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. … Continue reading The lectionary for the third Sunday before Advent

The lectionary for Sunday 26 September

Collect Almighty God,you have made us for yourself,and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:Teach us to offer ourselves to your service,that here we may have your peace,and in the world to come may see you face to face;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10; 9: 20-22 So the king and Haman went in to … Continue reading The lectionary for Sunday 26 September

The lectionary for Sunday 8 August, the Tenth Sunday after Trinity

8 August 2021 Collect Let your merciful ears, O Lord,be open to the prayers of your humble servants;and that they may obtain their petitions,make them to ask such things as shall please you;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: 2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33 The king gave orders to Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, ‘Deal gently for my sake with the … Continue reading The lectionary for Sunday 8 August, the Tenth Sunday after Trinity

The lectionary for the ninth Sunday after Trinity

1 August 2021 Collect Almighty God,who sent your Holy Spiritto be the life and light of your Church:Open our hearts to the riches of his grace,that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spiritin love and joy and peace;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: 2 Samuel 11: 26 – 12: 13a When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband was … Continue reading The lectionary for the ninth Sunday after Trinity