Staff

Office Hours

Hours Tues-Thurs
St Joseph Church
10:00AM to 4:30PM

Friday
St Kevin Church
2:00PM to 5:00PM
(Spring to Fall)

Mass Times

St. Joseph
Saturday 4:00pm
(Confessions 3:30PM)
Sunday 8:00AM (October - March)
10:00AM (April - September)
Tuesday Mass & Adoration
4:00PM
Wednesday - Friday
7:30AM

St. Kevins:
Sunday 10:30am (October - March)
8:00AM (April - September)
Wednesday 9:00AM

Universalis

Mon 22 July

Saint Mary MagdalenOffice of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer | Night Prayer | MassSt Mary Magdalene

Mary of Magdala was healed of “seven devils” by Jesus. She ministered to him in Galilee and was present at his crucifixion. She was in the group of women who were the first to discover the empty tomb, and it was to her that the risen Jesus first appeared.The Western tradition is that Mary Magdalene is also “the woman who was a sinner” and the sister of Martha and Lazarus of Bethany. There is no evidence either way, and the tradition is tenuous enough for even such authorities as St Ambrose to hold, with the East, that they are three different people. It seems, therefore, that although the Western tradition is to be respected and is a real inspiration, it may not necessarily be historical. This kind of ambiguity is inevitable in a religion such as Christianity, which is founded on definite historical events rather than myths which can be adjusted into logicality. We need not worry about it too much: if it had been harmful to us to celebrate the tradition of heroic penitence, the Holy Spirit would not have allowed it.Even without the extra tradition, Mary Magdalene is a unique and important character in the story of the Resurrection, chosen by Christ as one of the first witnesses of the event that changed the world.See the article in the Catholic Encyclopaedia.

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Sun 21 July

16th Sunday in Ordinary TimeOffice of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer | Night Prayer | Mass(St Laurence of Brindisi (1559 - 1619))

He was born in Brindisi, joined the Capuchin Friars, and studied at the University of Padua, where he learned a number of languages (including Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, French, and German) and acquired a deep knowledge of the Bible. His principal vocation was preaching. He preached all over Europe, not just to Catholics but to Protestants (because of his knowledge of Scripture) and to Jews (because of his knowledge of Hebrew). He wrote many sermons, commentaries, and works of controversy in support of this vocation.His administrative talents meant that he also held a number of high administrative offices in the Capuchin order. He was also entrusted with many important diplomatic missions. On one of these, he not only persuaded the German princes to help defend Hungary from the invading Turks, but also led their troops into battle, armed only with a crucifix. He was engaged in another delicate mission, to plead the cause of the oppressed people of Naples to King Philip III of Spain, when he died in Lisbon.For Laurence of Brindisi, preaching was the most important task of his life; but he took care to ensure that his preaching was backed by sound learning, so that he could preach to and not at his audiences. Let us take care that our own apostolate is similarly well founded.See the article in the Catholic Encyclopaedia.

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Sat 20 July

Saturday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Apollinaris, Bishop, Martyr

, or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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