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On this morning’s programme we are introduced to the Emmanuel Community by Geraldine Creaton. The Emmanuel Community is present in Ireland, and in fifty six countries around the world, and on every continent. The Emmanuel Community was founded in France in 1972 by the Servant of God Pierre Goursat and Martine Lafitte-Catta.
Geraldine talks to us about the work of the community and how people become involved and members of the community. Belonging to Emmanuel or wanting to become part of Emmanuel means responding to a call from Jesus to bring into being and live out a new form of holiness in the Catholic Church, and to do this as a community. This holiness is rooted in the graces of adoration, compassion and evangelisation.
|Emmanuel Community on mission in Dublin|
Lourdes the Musical
On this weeks show we hear about "Lourdes - the Musical"! A show with a difference!
At heart, every good story is about love, and "Lourdes the Musical" is no different. Ber has a crush on Joey, the boy next door. She travels to Lourdes with the youth pilgrimage in the hope that he'll notice her. Along the way she meets the workers and patients who travel with the pilgrimage each year and discovers that Lourdes isn't the freaky Jesus camp she expected but someplace where people can find peace, where they feel cared for, valued and loved. This story is told with a mix of humour, meaning and music and we hope that you'll join us as we follow Ber, Joey and the rest of the cast as they learn about the things that really matter ... and why sunscreen isn't something to be sniffed at!
When- Thursday, March 29th 2012. Matinee (12 noon)
- Thursday, March 29th 2012. Evening (8:00pm)
- Friday, March 30th 2012. Evening (8.00pm)
WhereLime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Lmk. The Lime Tree Theatre is located in the new Tara building. The main entrance to Mary I is now on Courtbrack Ave, and there is ample parking in front of the Tara building here. You can see a map of the college HERE
Tickets€10 per person for evening shows. €5 per person for the matinee. Tickets will be available from March 1st, and can be purchased at the following locations:
- Limerick Pastoral Centre, Denmark St. 061 400133
- Parish Office, Newcastlewest.
- Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock
Tickets can also be reserved, (to be collected and paid for on the night), by booking through the Limerick Pastoral Centre on 061 400133.
- Clíodhna McCoy plays Ber Murphy, a young girl whose mother convinces her to travel to Lourdes with the diocesan Youth Pilgrimage. Cliodhna us from Clonlara and is a student in Scoil Carmel.
- Philip Desmond plays Joey McMahon, the boy-next-door and the other reason that Ber decides to go to Lourdes! Philip, from Adare, is a past pupil of Ard Scoil Ris, and is currently studying in Limerick Senior College.
- Other cast members include Lorna Murphy, Nicole Timmons, Mai Burke-Hayes and Claire Treacy from Raheen; James McMahon and Joanne Tierney from Patrickswell; Aine Hogan and Brid Madigan from Ballyneety; Graham McNamara from Fedamore, Jade Dillon from the parish of Bruff - Grange - Meanus and Aoife O'Dwyer from Monaleen.
- There is also a chorus of 20 young people from all over Limerick city and county as well as many Lourdes volunteers who will be helping backstage with sets, costumes, make ups and props!
- The show is being directed by Sadhbh McCoy, who is also head of Mary Immaculate College Dramatic Arts Society. It is being choreographed by Rebecca Ward form Abbeyfeale and the musical director is Ríona Curtin, Abbeyfeale.
- The show was written by Clare Bowman, Sadhb McCoy, Aoife Walsh & Fr Chris O’Donnell.
We didn't get around to reflecting on this weeks gospel on this weeks show, but for our regular readers/listeners, some reflections on this weeks gospel are below:
Word on Fire
Sunday Homilies with Fr John Coughlan
Centre for Liturgy - St Louis University
Saints of the Week
Psalter - Week 1
March 26th - Feast of the Annunciation (Solemnity)
March 27th - St John Damscene
March 28th - Blessed Donal O'Neylan (one of the Irish martyrs)
March 29th - St Jeanne Marie de Maille
March 30th - St Fergus of Downpatrick
March 31st - St Machabeo of Armagh
April 1st - Palm Sunday