You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme HERE.
Review of the Year
As is customary at this time of the year we have our review of 2014 from a church perspective looking at the highs and lows of the year in Ireland, Limerick and around the globe with a special focus on what has happened with Pope Francis over the last twelve months.
You can listen back to our review of 2014 HERE excerpted from the main programme podcast.
Links to items raised during the review of the year and websites to keep an eye on during the year.
Limerick - Synod 2016
2014: The year in review in Catholicism
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
(John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’”)From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.
Anne - Pope St Paul V
John - St Michael the Archangel
Lorraine - St Cecilia
Shane - St Andre Bessette
So for 2015 who are our celestial guides for the coming year?!?
The information we have on Joachim derives mainly from the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James.
Patron saint of fathers,grandfathers and grandparents.