22 Aug 2015

23rd August 2015 - Interview with Fr Richard Keane about his vocation story

On this weeks programme John and the team are joined by Fr Richard Keane currently curate in Newcastle West who shares his vocation journey with as ahead of his new project to study as a canon lawyer for the diocese. We have some short thoughts on this weeks gospel as well as other liturgical odds and ends.

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

Fr Richard Keane - A Vocational Journey

SS102fm has asked various priests and members of religious life to share their vocational stories over the years and this week we were delighted to welcome Fr Richard Keane (curate in Newcastle West) to the "Come & See" Studio in Ardagh to share his vocational journey with us.

Fr Richard originally from Limerick city and ordained for the diocese in 2002 is undertaking a new ministry for the diocese in the next few weeks as he undertakes studies in canon  law for the diocese at the University of St Paul in Canada.

You can listen to the interview with Fr Richard excerpted from the main programme HERE.

Gospel - John 6: 60 - 69

When many of his disciples heard it, they said, ‘This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?’ But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, ‘Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.’ For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, ‘For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.’ Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’  
Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours -

Saints of the Week

August 24th - St Bartholomew (Apostle)
August 25th - St Louis of France
August 26th - Saint Mary of Jesus Crucified
August 27th - St Monica
August 28th - St Augustine of Hippo
August 29th - Beheading of St John the Baptist

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