7 Oct 2017

8th October 2017 - Reflections on Fatima

On this weeks programme John is joined by our regular panellist Michael Keating and by Donal Foley, secretary of the World Apostolate of Fatima (England & Wales) to reflect on the message of Fatima in this centenary year. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as a quick visit to this weeks celestial guides and other odds & ends.

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

Reflections on Fatima

Donal Foley & Michael Keating reflect and discuss the message of Fatima and its relevance for today especially in its centenary year. The call to devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the recitation of the rosary still echo today, 100 years after Our Lady asked the little seers of Fatima to share the message.

The Message of Fatima – Q&A with Donal Foley 

You can listen to the interview with Donal excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.

Gospel  - Matthew 21:33-34

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:"Hear another parable.There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.When vintage time drew near,he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat,another they killed, and a third they stoned. Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones,but they treated them in the same way. Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking,'They will respect my son.'But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another,'This is the heir.Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.'They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?"They answered him,"He will put those wretched men to a wretched deathand lease his vineyard to other tenantswho will give him the produce at the proper times." Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures:The stone that the builders rejectedhas become the cornerstone;by the Lord has this been done,and it is wonderful in our eyes?Therefore, I say to you,the kingdom of God will be taken away from youand given to a people that will produce its fruit."
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
English Dominicans
Sunday Reflections
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 3, 27th week in ordinary time.

Saints of the Week

October 9th - Blessed John Henry Newman
October 10th - St Daniel Comboni
October 11th - St Canice also Pope St John XXIII
October 12th - St Cyprian
October 13th - St Edward the Confessor also St Benedict of Cupra
October 14th - Pope St Calistus I

Pope's Intentions October 2017

Workers and the Unemployed: That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


Work brings a basic dignity to our human participation in God’s creation. Although we can cooperate in God’s work through our labor, and we can exercise creativity in the arts, speech, and thought, we cannot truly create out of nothing. Only God creates in this fashion, ex nihilo, and it was in this way that He created the world.


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