Saints Timothy and Titus, Tuesday, Jan 26

2 Tim 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5 / Luke 10:1-9 


Today, we celebrate two close associates of the apostle Paul. Paul put them in charge of Christian communities and wrote letters to them to tell them what is expected of leaders of Christian communities, especially how they should be servants and models of the people entrusted to them.

4 Sunday B: Zeal and Authority for the Mission

Tony Kayala, c.s.c.: 

Zeal: The components for right motivation, they say, are 

a) Passion (zeal, intensity, enthusiasm),
b) Direction (remember even the terrorists and ISIS have passion, but not the right direction. St. Paul had a great passion as a persecutor until the Damascus experience)

Jan 26th: Republic Day Celebration


(You may want to add hymns, reflections, prayer for the nation and the leaders and martyred soldiers in between)



Leader: Today on 26th January (2021), India celebrates her 71st   Republic Day. In capital Delhi, the main attraction of the Republic Day festival is the military and cultural parade to celebrate the implementation of the Indian Constitution in 1950. Prior to the celebration, Prime Minister lays a floral wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti – India gate, in memory of the sacrifice of the martyrs who died for the country in the defence of its sovereignty. The National Flag is hoisted followed by a grand parade of armed forces in full battle regalia from the Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace), past India Gate ending at Red Fort.

3 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

 Greeting (see the gospel)

Our Lord is here in our midst and tells us:
“The time has come,
and the kingdom of God is close at hand.
Repent and believe the Good News.”
May you heed his words
and may the Lord be always with you. R/ And also with you.

UCA News - Jan 23


By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Updated: January 22, 2021 01:45 PM
Lectors, acolytes: Formal installation means more than service at Mass

A laywoman reads at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta in February 2020. (Photo: Vatican News)

More than 40 years ago, then-Archbishop William Borders of Baltimore issued a pastoral letter signaling his intention to ask that the "official ministries" of lector and acolyte be opened to women.

From Civilta Cattolica Jan 23

Interreligious Dialogue in Asia: A look at the past to understand the future

Matters India - Jan 23


imageCaged bird can still sing: Jailed Jesuit activist

By Matters India Reporter Mumbai: Incarceration has not diminished the concern for others in an octogenarian Jesuit activist, who has spent more than 100 days in a jail. “A caged…

Jan 25: Conversion of St. Paul: Reflection & Liturgy

Conversion of St. Paul: Reflection & Liturgy

Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22 / Mark 16:15-18 

Jesus instructs his disciples; “Proclaim the good news.” 

The Irish Express for Friday, October 3,1986, carried a front-page story describing how manager David Hay of the Glasgow Celtics forbade his soccer players to bless themselves on the playing field. Hay said it might be an acceptable practice in other nations, but not in Scotland, where it tends to be inflammatory.

Matters India - Jan 21


imageIncome tax raids top Indian evangelist’s properties

By Matters India Reporter Chennai: The Income Tax department on January 20 raided 28 places in Tamil Nadu connected to renowned evangelist Paul Dhinakaran and his missionary organization “Jesus Calls.”…

2nd Week, Saturday, Jan 23

Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14 / Mark 3:20-21 

Jesus is our new high priest; By his blood we have been cleansed.


Years ago, divers located the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish ship buried off the coast of Northern Ireland. Among the treasures found in the wreckage was a man’s gold wedding ring.