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Eolas Autumn 2014
Noirin and Martina's interviews are excerpted from the programme HERE.
Gospel - Matthew 20:1-16
Now the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place and said to them, “You go to my vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage”. So they went. At about the sixth hour and again at about the ninth hour, he went out and did the same.Then at about the eleventh hour he went out and found more men standing round, and he said to them, “Why have you been standing here idle all day?” “Because no one has hired us” they answered. He said to them, “You go into my vineyard too”.
workers-parableIn the evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his bailiff, “Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last arrivals and ending with the first”. So those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came forward and received one denarius each. When the first came, they expected to get more, but they too received one denarius each. They took it, but grumbled at the landowner. “The men who came last” they said “have done only one hour, and you have treated them the same as us, though we have done a heavy day’s work in all the heat.” He answered one of them and said, “My friend, I am not being unjust to you; did we not agree on one denarius? Take your earnings and go. I choose to pay the last comer as much as I pay you. Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why be envious because I am generous?”
Thus the last will be first, and the first, last.’
Reflections on this week's gospel:
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds and ends
Saints of the Week
September 22nd - St. Thomas of Villanueva
September 23rd - St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
September 24th - Martyrs of Chalcedon
September 25th - St. Finbarr
September 26th - St. Cosmas and St. Damian
September 27th - St. Vincent de Paul
Last call for chairpersons of Parish Pastoral Councils!! We have over 20 parishes booked in and expect at least 30 more bookings this week - so please make sure your parish is not left out of the loop for this important meeting!
Host: Bishop Brendan Leahy. Facilitator: Noirin Lynch
Date: Monday 22nd September
Venue: Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St, Limerick.
Time: 8:00pm -9:30pm
Booking: Please reserve your place by calling 061-400133 immediately.