Friday, January 25 — Buddhist New Year celebrations end in countries where Mahayana movement predominates such as Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. This is a time for cleansing away sins of the past year and resolving to make a new start.
Sunday, January 27 — Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. A suggested reading is Matthew 4: 12-23.
Wednesday, January 30 — 60th anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi. He inspired movements for civil rights and non-violent resistance to tyranny around the world.