Feast Days during the week

Monday 24th, St Anthony Mary Claret, 1807-1870, founded the Claretians in Spain for missionary work. Archbishop of Santiago, Cuba, then returned as chaplain to the Queen of Spain, and built schools and museums, before being exiled with the monarchy.

Tuesday 25th, Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy, was born in 1455. His appointment as Bishop of Ross was opposed and Pope Innocent VIIII then appointed him Bishop of Cork and Cloyne. He set out as a humble pilgrim to Rome where he was confirmed as Bishop of Cork and Cloyne. On his return journey in 1492 he died at Ivrea in Italy.

Thursday 27th, St. Otteran, is usually identified with Odhran who preceded Columba in Iona. He died in 548 and his grave was greatly revered. He was chosen by the Vikings as patron of the city of Waterford in 1096 and later patron of the diocese.

Friday 28th, Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles. The teaching of the apostles is the living Gospel for all to hear. Their authority comes from their fidelity to Christ and his message. Jude is patron saint of hopeless cases.