You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.
Reflecting on Mary in this month of the Rosary
Continuing our Marian reflections in October - the month of the rosary - Fr Michael King joins us from Gort this week to reflect on the role of Mary in the Christian life and in particular the continual call to conversion of heart which has been one constant in all her apparitions over the centuries with the message to once again to turn to her Divine Son.
You can listen to Fr Michael's reflection with John excerpted from the main programme HERE
Gospel - Matthew 22: 1-14
|Come to the wedding feast -|
Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the peopleReflections on this weeks gospel:
in parables, saying,
"The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants
to summon the invited guests to the feast,
but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying,
'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
and everything is ready; come to the feast."'
Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready,
but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Go out, therefore, into the main roads
and invite to the feast whomever you find.'
The servants went out into the streets
and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
and the hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to meet the guests,
he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
The king said to him, 'My friend, how is it
that you came in here without a wedding garment?'
But he was reduced to silence.
Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet,
and cast him into the darkness outside,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'
Many are invited, but few are chosen."
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Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week IV, 28th week in ordinary time
Saints of the Week
October 16th - St Gall
October 17th - St Ignatius of Antioch
October 18th - St Luke the Evangelist
October 19th - North American Martyrs, also Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko
October 20th - St Irene of Portugal
October 21st - Blessed Charles of Austria