1 Mar 2015

1st March 2015 - Reflection on Reconciliation - 2nd Sunday of Lent (Year B)

This weeks programme is a little busy with John joined in studio by Lorraine Buckley giving a reflection on the sacrament of reconciliation. Sally Penngelly and Christina Dundon from St Senan's PPC tell us about the upcoming parish mission in Shanagolden-Foynes-Robertstown. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as some other liturgical odds and ends.

You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.


Shanagolden-Foynes-Robertstown Parish Mission 



The parish of St Senan are holding a parish mission from March 8th to 13th 2015. The mission begins on the feast day of St Senan on the 8th of March. It is being facilitated by  Fr Derek Messcil and Fr John Hanna from the Redemptorists in Limerick. The theme of the mission is "A New Beginning" which links to the Limerick Diocesan Synod and of course to Lent with the general call to renewal at this time of the year.


Daily Mass Timetable 
Robertstown - 7am
Foynes - 9.30pm
Shanagolden - 10.30pm

Evening Sessions - Foynes - 7.30pm

Sunday 8th - Community Night followed by a cup of tea and a chat
Monday 9th - Hope & Healing
Tuesday 10th - Family Night

Evening Sessions - Shanagolden - 7.30pm

Wednesday 11th - Prayer and the Word of God; all night Adoration Vigil from 9pm to 6.45am
Thursday 12th - Reconciliation
Friday 13th - Remembering Our Dead followed by a cup of tea and a chat

Interfaith Gathering - community centre in Foynes Monday 9th March 2.30pm

Senior Citizens Gathering - Foynes - Tuesday at 2.30pm in the community centre
Senior Citizens Gathering - Shanagolden - Thursday at 2.30pm in Dane St Centre

You can listen to the details of the mission excerpted from the main programme HERE.


Reflection on Reconciliation - "Every saint has a past; every saint has a future"



Lorraine leads us in a reflection on the sacrament of reconciliation this week reminding us how the sacrament of reconciliation is an opportunity for us to experience the love of God. It is an opportunity for us to acknowledge the times when we have turned away from God's gratuitous love and enables to say sorry and to be embraced in the ocean of that love that seeks to hold us.

You can listen to the reflection on the sacrament excerpted from the main programme HERE.

Previous programmes with reflections on the sacrament of reconciliation HERE and HERE.

American Catholic.org resource page on reconciliation.



Gospel - Mark 9:2-10




Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead could mean


Reflections on this weeks gospel:


English Dominicans

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical Odds and Ends

Liturgy of the Hour - psalter week 2; 2nd week of Lent

Pope Francis Intentions for March 2015

Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For March 2015, we join the Holy Father in praying for:

  • Scientists. That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
  • Contribution of Women. That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.
Daily Offering Prayer
God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and sufferings in union with the Heart of Jesus, who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world. May the Holy Spirit, Who guided Jesus, be my guide and my strength today so that I may witness to your love. With Mary, the mother of our Lord and the Church, I pray for all Apostles of Prayer and for the prayer intentions proposed by the Holy Father this month. Amen.

Traditional Daily Offering of the Apostleship of Prayer

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. The Apostles of Prayer offer themselves to God each day for the good of the world, the Church, one another, and the Holy Father’s intentions.



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