You can listen to this weeks programme full podcast HERE.
Passion 2014 - This Easter will you walk with Jesus?
John is joined on the programme this week by Michael Gleeson to talk about Passion 2014.
Passion 2014 starts on Holy Thursday 17th April, approximately 8.30pm, and will run all night and finish when Jesus is crucified on Good Friday. It is an out door event with multiple locations, making this a world first. The event will start with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, he will be betrayed by his friend, arrested and taken to a trial before the High Priests. The distance between these two locations is approx 500 metres. The trial will be held in our local Church & is the only indoor part of our event.
After the trial Jesus will be imprisoned & kept over night in our grotto, but it doesn't end there. You are asked to stay with Jesus in his last few hours and keep vigil with him. You may go to him and pray, share your own burdens, whatever you feel the need to do. It will be a place of sanctuary. The next morning on Good Friday Jesus will face Piontus Pilate and be sentenced to death. He will be flogged, humiliated and of course a crown of thorns placed upon his head. He will then carry his cross up Nicker Hill and be crucified.
You can listen to the interview about Passion 2014 excerpted from the main programme HERE.
You can find out more about Passion 2014 on their website HERE including media coverage of the event or on their Facebook page HERE.
YOLO (Youth Of Limerick Online)
On Thursday Lorraine caught up with Aoife Walsh of the Youth Ministry Team who was busy preparing for the Seinn concert in UL (read more about that HERE). The Youth Ministry Team will be launching YOLO e-zine on Friday, April 11th aimed at young people. YOLO (which was adapted from the acronym 'You Only Live Once' to 'Youth Of Limerick Online') is an initiative to reach out to the young people of the diocese and also to create a forum where our young people who have emigrated can keep in touch with home. you can listen to the short promo HERE. If you would like to sign up to the e-zine check out the Muintearas Iosa Facebook page HERE or email Aoife at AWalsh@ldpc.ie
Gospel - John 11:1-45
The Raising of Lazarus by Daniel Bonnell. These are his own words on the work, from the website The Art Of Daniel Bonnell.
“The Raising of Lazarus is the only painting that I have that follows that story. Within my painting, the viewer plays the role of Lazarus. The figure raising his right hand to you is Christ commanding you to rise. The image is dark as if you (Lazarus) were coming back to life again. Your eyes are not focused, everything is quite dark and mysterious. This painting belongs to the Anglican Bishop of London.”
(Source: Ennis Blue)
This week's Gospel tells the story of Lazarus and how Jesus raised him from the dead. In this story we learn that sin is a kind of death, and that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Through Jesus, death is not the end.
You can listen to the reflection on this weeks gospel excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds and ends
Saints of the Week
April 7th - St Finian of Kinnity
April 8th - Saint Julia Billiart
April 9th - Blessed Katarzyna Faron
April 10th - Blessed Marco Mattia
April 11th - Blessed George Gervase
April 12th - Blessed William Ward
Chrism Mass: - will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 16th at 7.30pm in St. Joseph's Church, O'Connell Avenue, Limerick. At this Mass, Bishop Brendan Leahy will consecrate the holy Chrism and bless the Oil of Baptism and Oil of the Sick which will be used throughout the Diocese for the next twelve months. It is + Brendan's first Chrism Mass as bishop of the diocese. Last year's Mass was celebrated by papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Browne. This is one of the most significant Masses celebrated in each diocese in the world every year. It will be concelebrated by all the priests of our diocese when they will be renewing their commitment to priesthood. It is very appropriate that this Mass be attended by members of the faithful and we would encourage as many of you as possible to attend.
You can learn more about the Chrism Mass here, here and here.
Easter 2014: - As part of the celebrations surrounding Limerick as the National City of Culture 2014, RTE will be broadcasting the Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3pm on Good Friday and the Easter Vigil at 11pm on Holy Saturday from St. John's Cathedral, Limerick. All are welcome to join us in these most sacred liturgies.