23 Sep 2010

UPDATED 26th September 2009 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

On this weeks show we are (re)introduced to Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre (LDPC) by Noirín Lynch and she highlights some of the up coming courses and events being organised in the diocese, our regular prayer space for your thoughts and intentions, our weekly reflection on this weeks Gospel, a quick highlight of this weeks Saints and of upcoming things on EWTN.

Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre

We have a brief discussion with Noirín Lynch from the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Noirín is the Pastoral Coordinator from the centre and mainly works in supporting parishes. Her role involves being a resource person to the parishes of the diocese as they work. During her discussion she talks about the work and support offered by LDPC more information on which is available on the LDPC's website and also through its semi-annual programme magazine Eolas which can be got free of sharge from the Pastoral Centre at 061-400133 or downloaded from here. Some up coming things being organised by the Pastoral Centre which Noirín highlights in the next few weeks:
  • The launch of a new Prayerbook celebrating the faith of the people of the Diocese of Limerick.  The book entitled Diocese of Limerick - Prayers of Our People has been compiled as the result of a Diocesan Youth Ministry Project entitled “What’s Your Favourite Prayer?”  where young people were asked to collect the favourite prayers of their families, neighbours and friends. Over 850 young people from the Diocese of Limerick as well as 13 parishes from neighbouring Dioceses submitted prayers which we have put together in this unique collection. It is a strong possibility that a prayer chosen by you, or someone you know and love will feature in this book so it would be great to see you on the night. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Limerick. The launch will be held at the Woodlands House Hotel Adare on Thursday October 14th at 7pm.
  • The annual Autumn conference organised by LDPC for members of parish pastoral councils and those in parish ministry with the theme this year of "We are gathered as a Eucharistic Community" which will be held at the Pastoral Centre on Saturday 23rd October 2010 from 10.30am to 4pm with various workshops and moments of reflection to support those in ministry in their various parishes through this difficult time.
At the sametime LDPC is looking at the work it has carried out over the last five years especially in the area's of support to parish councils and those in ministry and Noirin and Fr Noel Kirwin are looking for feedback from Pastoral Areas and individual Parish Pastoral Councils about the support and effectiveness of the effort being made by the teams working through LDPC. All feedback is gratefully received and the team at the centre can be contacted on 061-400133 or nlynch@ldpc.ie

Gospel Reflection

This weeks gospel from St Luke focus's on the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. It is a challenging gospel about our relationships with others and our awareness of them - who well do we "see and hear" our neighbours, how often do we really "notice" those in need around us? At the sametime, following on from last weeks gospel about the bad steward and the discussion about the role of money in life,  this week we are shown again how riches in themselves are not a bad thing, but rather what we do with them that sets us apart as being true "children of light". Further thoughts on this weeks gospel are available here, here, here and here.

 Saints of the Week

Mon 27th Sept - St Vincent de Paul (Priest)
Tue 28th Sept - St Wenceslaus (Martyr) or Saints Laurence Ruiz and his Companions, (Martyrs)
Wed 29th Sept - Feast of the Archangels - Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
Thurs 30th Sept - St Jerome (Priest, Doctor of the Church)
Fri 1st Oct - St Therese of the Child Jesus (St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower) (Virgin, Doctor of the Church) - First Friday
Sat 2nd Oct - Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

And as always, thanks for listening

John, Lorraine and Shane

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