29 Aug 2015

30th August 2015 - Knock: Witness to Hope - Interview with Fr Richard Gibbons - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

On this weeks programme John and Shane are joined by Fr Richard Gibbons, parish priest of Knock and rector of Knock Shrine telling us about the on going renewal at Knock. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as other liturgical odds and ends.

You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme HERE.

Witness to Hope - Interview with Fr. Richard Gibbons

The SS102fm team is joined this week by Fr. Richard Gibbons to talk about the renewal being undertaken at the National Shrine at Knock under the title "Witness to Hope". We have a lively and enjoyable interview with Fr. Richard discussing the various approaches being taken to re-invigorating the shrine and contributing to the on going renewal of the church in Ireland.

The renewal at Knock is focused around faith formation and renewal; promotion of the Shrine and refurbishment of the basilica (the first major one since it was built in 1976) and Fr. Richard fills us in on what has been accomplished to date and the plans for the future including up coming events such as the National Grandparents Pilgrimage (Sept 13th) and the National Eucharistic Congress (September 26th) plus the re-dedication of the basilica in 2016 (date tbc).

You can listen to the interview with Fr Richard extracted from the main programme HERE.

We previously posted an interview/article with Fr Richard from the Irish Catholic about the "Witness to Hope" programme HERE.

You can visit the Knock Shrine website here to see up and coming events, to find out more about the "Witness to Hope" programme and to join in the ceremonies at the shrine online HERE.

You can follow Knock Shrine online at their Facebook page and also their Twitter Account (@knockshrine)

Gospel - Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

Tissot - Insidious questions of the Pharisees and Herodians

"Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

‘This people honors me with their lips,but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”
Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Sunday Reflections
Centre for Liturgy
Word on Fire

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - psalter week 2; 22nd week in ordinary time

Saints of the Week

August 31st - St Aidan of Lindisfarne also St Joseph of Arimathea & Nicodemus
September 1st - St Giles
September 2nd - Blessed John Francis Burté and Companions
September 3rd - St Gregory the Great
September 4th - St Rose of Viterbo
September 5th - Bl Teresa of Calcutta

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