You can listen to the full podcast of this weeks programme HERE.
Limerick Redemptorist's Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Fr Seamus Enright joins us on this weeks programme to speak about the 2015 Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help which is running from Friday June 12th to Saturday June 20th in Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick.
The Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help marks the high point of the year for the Redemptorists in Limerick and is a very popular festival of faith for the city and its hinterlands.
There are ten sessions every day at: 7.00am, 8.00am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.10pm, 4.30pm, 6.00pm, 7.30pm, 9.00pm and 10.30pm lead by Fr Tony Bidgood CSsR, Fr Kieran Brady CSsR, Fr Tadhg Herbert CSsR, and Fr Denis Luddy CSsR.
You can find out more about the Novena including how to follow the sessions online at the website HERE.
The novena or nine days of prayer is focused around devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and you can read more about the icon here.
You can listen to the interview with Fr Enright here.
June as the month of the Sacred Heart
Martina, John and Shane discuss the tradition of the devotion the Sacred Heart and the various traditions associated with the month of June on this weeks programme. You can check out the various posts on the blog about the Sacred heart including links to prayers, reflections, the history of the devotion including the twelve promises made to St Margaret Mary as well as some video and musical resources.
Check out the tag Sacred Heart.
Gospel - Mark 4: 26-34
"[Jesus] also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”
He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples."
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Centre for Liturgy
Word on Fire
LDPC Resource Newsletter
Liturgical odds and ends
Liturgy of the Hours: Psalter week 3, 11th week in ordinary time
Saints of the Week
June 15th - St Vaughe of Ireland
June 16th - St Colman McRhoi
June 17th - St Molling of Wexford
June 18th - Saint Marina of Bithynia
June 19th - St Romuald
June 20th - The Irish Martyrs