On the blog this week we give you our regular liturgical odds and ends as well as some links to help you with reflections on this weeks Sunday gospel as we didn't get time to fit it into this weeks on air programme.
You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme HERE.
"Rio in Dublin" and Youth2000 Summer Festival 2013
Maura Garrihy joins John on this weeks programme to tell us about the experience of "Rio in Dublin" and the forthcoming Youth2000 Summer festival which is being held in Mount St Joseph in Roscrea this year
Rio in Dublin
Nearly 500 young Catholics took part in the Rio in Dublin weekend festival running in parallel with the World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations in Brazil.
Organised by the Dublin diocese and hosted by the Capuchin Community on Church Street, the festival began on Friday with a social immersion programme by Magis Ireland, the Jesuit Young Adult Ministry, which dealt with issues like homelessness and the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.
On Saturday, about 400 young people gathered from four locations - St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Heuston Station, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and Gardiner St - to walk in pilgrimage to the Church Street Friary where they were welcomed with music and dance led by Brazilian community.
A programme of prayer, reflections, music and live links to Rio continued through the night on Saturday until the WYD Mass on Sunday. Two hundred people stayed overnight attending workshops on prayer, music, adoration, Taize and a dawn outdoor candlelight prayer. Music was provided by TeenSpirit, Elation Ministries, the Dublin Gospel Choir and the Brazilian community.
After Morning Prayer on Sunday there was catechesis led by Capuchin Community and a concelebrated Mass led by Fr Paul Thornton with a full church of 450 people.
“It was a very powerful and very special event for the Capuchin community,” said Fr Bryan Shortall. “All the friars got involved. Our newly elected Provincial, Br Adrian Curran came for the vigil and concelebrated Mass. We had two former provincials, five friars from Poland and Italy, and Br Oliver, who is in his 80s stayed all night for the vigil!”
“The weekend went great,” said Maura Garrihy, the MC for Rio in Dublin. “Pilgrims came from all over Ireland and from different communities. There was a lot of enthusiasm and excitement, and we really felt we were participating in the WYD programme.
“After the final Mass everyone received a pilgrim pack and we hope that when they return to their parishes they will take the message with them ‘Go make disciples of all nations’,” she said
Photos from Rio in Dublin Facebook page HERE.
You can read about plans to follow up on the event HERE.
Youth2000 Summer Festival 2013
Online booking is essential this year for the festival and you can book online for U-18 here and Over-18's here.
One of the main speakers for the festival will be Bishop Frank Caggiano who has just be appointed as bishop of Bridgeport in the USA who was also a speaker at WYD2011 in Madrid and also WYD2013 in Rio de Janario. You can read his catechises at WYD2011 here and WYD2013 here.
Details of the free bus transport to the festival HERE. For people from Limerick and Kerry who wish to attend, details of the bus are:
Kerry/Limerick Bus: Contact 085 7351210 - if you wish to travel on this bus it is essential that you make a booking beforehand.
|13:00 - Killarney|
13:45 - Tralee
14:15 - Listowel
14:25 - Abbeyfeale
14:35 – Newcastle West
14:50 – Rathkeale
15:30 - Limerick
16:30 - Ennis
17:30 - Nenagh
18:00 - Roscrea
|Lidl supermarket |
Outside Main Catholic Church (Church of the Assumption)
Courtney Lodge Hotel
Outside Rathkeale House
St Flannan's Entrance
Cistercian College Roscrea
Interview with Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown (Part 2)
He reminds us that we cant be indifferent about our faith and how a true love of faith leads us on a path of joy that leads to eternal life. But that in this modern age despite our many advances we seem to be less sensitive to spiritual realities unlike previous generations. He reflects on how we need to be careful of the influences on our lives and not indiscriminately drink in what is presented to us in media and on internet and most importantly of all to make time to pray in our lives.
Gospel - Luke 12:13-21
"Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’14But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’15And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’16Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly.17And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?”18Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”20But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?”21So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God."
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds and ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter Week 2, 18th Week in Ordinary time
Saints of the Week
It is what we call a "heavy hitter" week this week on the liturgical calendar with some celestial guides who inspire and encourage us. For SS102fm of course in particular we remember St Mary MacKillop in particular and wish all the Josephite sisters in particular a happy feast day.
August 5th - Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major aka the feast of Our Lady of the Snows
August 6th - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
August 7th - St Sixtus II (pope) and companions
August 8th - St Dominic - founder of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans)
also St Mary (of the Cross) MacKillop. You can find all the posts on SS102fm about Mary MacKillop here.
August 9th - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
also St Nathy
also St Felim
It also happens to be the First Friday for August.
August 10th - St Lawrence (Deacon and martyr)