23 May 2015

24th May 2015 - Limerick Diocesan Synod 2015 Update - Solemnity of Pentecost

On this weeks programme the SS102fm team are joined by Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon who is the director of Synod 2016 to give us an update on what has been happening around the process of Synod since last October and what is happening in the next few months.

We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel for this special Sunday as well as some quick liturgical odds and ends.

You can listen to the podcast of the full programme HERE.

Limerick Diocesan Synod 2016 Update

Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon joins us on this weeks programme to give us an update on what has been happening since the publication of Bishop Leahy's pastoral letter stating his intention to convoke a diocesan synod back in October 2014. He fills us in what has been happening in terms of training and faith formation for the various lay delegates to the Synod, the different meetings and trainings that have been held and also the listening and parish discernment process which is currently drawing to a close in various parishes around the diocese. If you would like to see what training the delegates have been receiving and the resources made available to them check out the Synod website here.

As well as the training for the delegates there was a series of public talks and lectures as well as courses being organised by the diocesan pastoral centre which are still on going. You can learn more about the talks here and check out the diocesan website for the various courses which are being run by LDPC.

Fr Eamonn also discussed with John and Shane the Synod Questions which were posed to everyone around the diocese. For anyone that would still like to contribute to Synod the online questionnaire is still open and can be completed here.

You can listen to Fr Eamonn's interview excerpted from the main programme HERE.

Gospel - John 20:19-23

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Sacred Space.ie 
Word on Fire
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy
Sunday Reflections
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Previous posts from SS102fm on Pentecost including a reflection from Dom Patrick Hederman OSB and from Fr Michael Liston.

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 4; 8th Week in Ordinary time

Saints of the Week

May 25th - St Bede the Venerable
May 26th - St Philip Neri
May 27th - St Augustine of Canterbury
May 28th - St. Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes
May 29th - Saint Gerald of Mâcon
May 30th - St Joan of Arc