You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.
2019 Dublin Divine Mercy Conference
John chats with Don Devaney about the Divine Mercy conference which takes place next weekend in the RDS in Dublin next weekend. Starting on Friday 22 February with a special evening for the youth - including testimonies, talks and music. Saturday 23 February starts at 10am and goes on to finish with a healing service led by Fr Brendan Walsh at 19.30pm. Sunday 24th February starts again at 10am and finishing with Mass at 15.15 - the main celebrant will be the papal nuncio - Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo.
- You can find out more about the conference (including videos and live stream of the talks) HERE.
- You can listen to the interview with Don excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.
Limerick diocese publish Guidelines for new Pastoral Units and Team Ministry
Rose O'Connor joins the SS102fm team to discuss the publication of the new guidelines by the diocese of Limerick. Limerick Diocese has issued Guidelines for Team Ministry and Pastoral Units . The Guidelines deal with the roles and responsibilities of:
- Pastoral Unit
- Moderators & co-parish priests
- Pastoral Unit Council
- Local Mission Group
- Continuation of existing finance practices within the existing parishes.
It is a follow up from the revised structure initiated in the diocese from 2nd December 2018 where teams of clergy are ministering in pastoral units or collectives of parishes but existing parish identity is being maintained. The new units involve a number of parishes operating together, with two or three priests ministering together as a team to the pastoral needs of these parishes. Each of the priests is a “co-Parish Priest” and will be moving around the pastoral Unit, resulting in different priests saying masses in parishes week on week.
You can listen to the interview with Rose excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.
You can read about the Guidelines HERE.
Gospel - Luke 6:17, 20-26
‘Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
‘But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
‘Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
‘Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 2, 6th week in Ordinary time
Saints of the Week
February 18th - St Colman of Lindisfarne
February 19th - Bl John Sullivan SJ
February 20th - St Jacinta Marto - Seer of Fatima
February 21st - St Peter Damian
February 22nd - Feast of the Chair of St Peter
February 23rd - St Polycarp