9 Sep 2010

12th September 2010 - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

This weeks show to go out on Sunday morning at 10am had a discussion with Stephanie O'Donnell from Youth 2000 Ireland about one of the "gigs" of the summer held at Clonmacnoise, our regular discussion about this weeks Gospel, a reminder of our celestial guides for the coming liturgical week and an introduction to our new blog.


Youth 2000

Stephanie O'Donnell came back for a return visit to the show to tells us about what Youth 2000 Ireland got upto for the summer with their Youth Festival at Clonmacnoise where up to 1000 young people from all over Ireland attended the alternative summer festival



Youth 2000 is an international movement of young people called to spread the Good News of the Catholic faith and share this experience with other young people. They have around 40 weekly prayer groups around the country, 16 to 18 weekend retreats throughout the year, a summer festival, an annual ball and various other social events - all organised by young people, for young people. Their motto is "Youth leading youth to the heart of the Church."



Local regular Youth 2000 meetings are held at the following places:
  • Abbeyfeale - every month on the second Saturday - the next one is 9th October 2010 
  • Dominican Priory on Glentworth St., Off O'Connell St. every Wednesdays @ 8.15 pm
  • Lixnaw Convent Chapel, Tralee Co. Kerry every Thursdays at 7.30pm

Gospel

This week’s gospel reflected on during the show is the short version of the set gospel for this week and focuses on the two parables of the shepherd seeking the lost sheep and the woman seeking the lost coin. These parables have been called the parables of God's mercy and viewed as the distilled essence of the Gospel emphasising the extravagant love of God.

Saints of the Week
13th Sept - St John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
14th Sept - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Feast)
16th Sept - St's Cornelius (Pope) and Cyprian (Bishop), Martyrs
17th Sept - St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

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