6 Oct 2012

7th October 2012 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - A Busy October Get Involved!

On this weeks programme we catch up with a few people around the diocese for up and coming events that are being held to celebrate the Year of Faith which starts on the 11th October 2012.

This weeks podcast is available HERE.
Public Lecture Series - The Legacy of Vatican II: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Opening of the Council

Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon joins us at the start of the programme to tell us about the public lecture series which is being hosted by Pobal Neasáin Pastoral Area entitled "The Legacy of Vatican II - Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Opening of the Council" Each lecture costs €5 and will begin at 7.30p.m. except for the lecture by Cardinal Murphy O’Connor which begins at 6.30p.m.
v  Friday October 5th:  Vatican II: An Eyewitness Account,
by Bishop Michael Smith in The South Court Hotel.
Bishop Michael attended all 168 days of the Second Vatican Council. He and eleven other young priests prepared the official record, having been appointed as a recording secretary to the Council. Bishop Michael Smith will reflect on his time taking shorthand in Latin and working at the Second Vatican Council.
v  Tuesday October 9th – 6.30p.m.: The Enduring legacy of the second Vatican Council,    by HE Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor  in The South Court Hotel.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor is the Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster. He was Co-Chairman of the Anglican and Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), one of the Apostolic Visitors to Ireland and he continues to serve on many Vatican dicasteries.
v  Friday October 19th: Mediating God’s Revelation: Vatican II’s Teaching on the Role of Scripture,   by Diane Corkery in Mary Immaculate College.          
Diane Corkery is Head of Religious Studies in St Patrick’s College, Thurles. She lectures in Sacred Scripture and is a member of the Irish Biblical Association.

v  Friday October 26th: The Noble Obligation: The Role of the Lay Faithful
by Bishop Donal Murray in Mary Immaculate College.             
Bishop Donal Murray lectured in Moral Theology in Mater Dei Institute and in Holy Cross College from 1969 to 1982. He was Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin from 1982 to 1996 and then Bishop of Limerick until 2009. He is now retired. Author of many books and articles; this year he published, Keeping Open the Door of Faith: The Legacy of Vatican II

v  Friday November 2nd: The New Evangelisation – In Continuity with Vatican II?  
by Rev Professor Eamonn Conway in Mary Immaculate College.
Professor Eamonn Conway is a priest of the Tuam diocese. He is Head of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College since 1999. Prof Conway served as President of the European Society for Catholic Theology 2009- 2011. Professor Conway has been appointed as an expert advisor to the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme of ‘The New Evangelisation’.

v  Friday November 9th: From Peritus to Pope: Benedict XVI and the Council
by Philip Cremin in Mary Immaculate College.
Philip Cremin lectures in Theology & Religious Studies in Waterford Institute of Technology. His post-graduate dissertation is on an aspect of the theology of Joseph Ratzinger entitled ‘Joseph Ratzinger’s Idea of God as dia-logos: A Contribution to Contemporary Society?  and was recently presented to Pope Benedict by Fr Vincent Twomey at the annual 'Ratzinger Study Group' a gathering of the former doctoral and post-doctoral students of the then-Professor Joseph Ratzinger.

Limerick Diocese celebrates the Year of Faith

Noirin Lynch from Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre joins us again on the programme to remind people of what is coming up in Limerick in October to celebrate the Year of Faith. You can listen and read back to our programme earlier in September 2012 where we discussed what the Year of Faith is about HERE.
To learn more about what is coming up:
  • a Diocesan Launch for the Year of Faith - details HERE
There are not one but two conferences to celebrate:
  • 'Religion and the public good', in Mary Immaculate College HERE,
  • 'Making space for God' Charasmatic conference HERE
Not one but two talks series to reflect and celebrate:
  • Pobal Nessain Pastoral Area: The legacy of Vatican II - HERE
  • Dominican Biblical institute, Limerick: 'Catholicism in a fresh light'. HERE

Gospel - Mark 10:2-16
Reflections for this weeks gospel:
Liturgical Odds and Ends
Divine Office - Week 3
Saints of the Week
October 9th - Bl John Henry Newman
October 10th - St Leo the Great (Pope)
October 11th - Bl John XXIII (Pope)
October 12th - St Cyprian
October 13th - St Edward the COnfessor

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