Feast Days during the week

Monday 3rd January: The Holy Name of Jesus; this feast day reminds us that Jesus received his name from above. It is holy because of its origin and the person to whom it is given.

St. Munchin: is the patron saint of the diocese of Limerick. In the 7th century he was granted Inis Siblann, in the tidal waters of Limerick in the region of which he founded a church and had a thriving religious community.

Wednesday, 5th January: St. Charles of St. Andrew: John Andrew Houben was born in Holland in 1821. He took vows as a Passionist in 1846 and entered Mount Argus in Dublin in 1857. It was there he spent most of his priestly life. His ministry in the confessional was renowned and the poor of Dublin found in him a strong support. He died on the 5th January 1893. He was canonised on 3rd June 2007.

Thursday, January 6th The Epiphany of the Lord

Friday, January 7th St. Raymond of Penafort: 1175-1275, was a very brilliant lawyer when, at the age of 47 he became a Dominican. Later he became Master General of the Dominicans and Archbishop of Tarragona. Patron saint of canon lawyers.