You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme HERE.
The Story of Lourdes
Fr Michael Liston makes a welcome return to SS102fm this week to reflect with us on the story of Lourdes ahead of the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes which is celebrated on 11th February.
Fr Michael takes us through the story of Bernadette; the little French peasant girl through whom the world was to hear the message of Lourdes.
The story of Lourdes is one of gentleness, friendship, wonder and a reminder to penance being a small part of it. It is a story of a parish response to an event out of the ordinary led by some of the youngsters - the poorest of the community - who led the way.
People bring their pain and sufferings to Lourdes but yet it is a place of peace, friendship grounded in the original relationship between "It" and Bernadette. There is a huge opportunity to hear afresh the story of our faith in a new way.
You can listen to the interview with Fr Michael excerpted from the main programme HERE.
Gospel - Matthew 5:13 -16
Reflections on this weeks gospel
“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp-stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 1; 5th week in Ordinary time
Saints of the Week
February 6th - St Paul Miki & Companions
February 7th - St Mel
February 8th - St Josephine Bakhita
February 9th - Saint Attracta of Killaraght
February 10th - St Scholastica
February 11th - Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (World Day of Prayer for the Sick)
Notices - you can read many of the notices here.