20 Sep 2014

21 September 2014 - Noirin Lynch and Martina O'Sullivan - Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

On this week's programme we are joined in the studio by two special guests - Noirin Lynch and Martina O'Sullivan. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as some other odds and ends.

You can listen to the podcast of this week's programme HERE.

Eolas Autumn 2014

Noirin Lynch, the Pastoral Development Co-ordinator for the Diocese of Limerick, came on our programme to speak with John about the new issue of Eolas and what is happening in the Diocese during the next few months. Eolas is the information flyer of the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Twice a year they send parishes a calendar of events which parish pastoral councils and other groups will find helpful. It is created so that it can be opened up into a poster in a parish church, or folded neatly to send to parishioners homes.  This term's Eolas is as full as always  - Bishop Brendan Leahy is hosting 2 meetings for parish pastoral council chairpersons and for parish ministry team members. We also have adult faith formation opportunities  being held across the Diocese. Youth Ministry events and trainings, Safeguarding training and Ministry formation is also listed.  The flyer is available for download HERE.  

If you would like regular updates about what is happening in the Diocese of Limerick and resources, prayers and good news events, please consider signing up for the free weekly e-newsletter from the diocese HERE.

Abbeyfeale Faith Camp 2014

Martina O'Sullivan rejoined us on our programme this week to share the experience they had in Abbeyfeale during the summer when they had a week-long faith camp for 60 children week from age of 5 to 13. Each day the children participated in mass, learnt about saints, took part in arts and crafts and had loads of fun. She also spoke about children's adoration.

Noirin and Martina's interviews are excerpted from the programme HERE.

Gospel - Matthew 20:1-16

Now the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place and said to them, “You go to my vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage”. So they went. At about the sixth hour and again at about the ninth hour, he went out and did the same.Then at about the eleventh hour he went out and found more men standing round, and he said to them, “Why have you been standing here idle all day?” “Because no one has hired us” they answered. He said to them, “You go into my vineyard too”.

workers-parableIn the evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his bailiff, “Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last arrivals and ending with the first”. So those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came forward and received one denarius each. When the first came, they expected to get more, but they too received one denarius each. They took it, but grumbled at the landowner. “The men who came last” they said “have done only one hour, and you have treated them the same as us, though we have done a heavy day’s work in all the heat.” He answered one of them and said, “My friend, I am not being unjust to you; did we not agree on one denarius? Take your earnings and go. I choose to pay the last comer as much as I pay you. Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why be envious because I am generous?”

Thus the last will be first, and the first, last.’

Reflections on this week's gospel:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical odds and ends

Saints of the Week

September 22nd - St. Thomas of Villanueva
September 23rd - St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
September 24th - Martyrs of Chalcedon
September 25th - St. Finbarr
September 26th - St. Cosmas and St. Damian
September 27th - St. Vincent de Paul


22 September 2014: Chairpersons of Parish Pastoral Councils

Last call for chairpersons of Parish Pastoral Councils!! We have over 20 parishes booked in and expect at least 30 more bookings this week - so please make sure your parish is not left out of the loop for this important meeting!

Host: Bishop Brendan Leahy. Facilitator: Noirin Lynch
Date: Monday 22nd September
Venue: Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St, Limerick.
Time: 8:00pm -9:30pm

Booking: Please reserve your place by calling 061-400133 immediately. 

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