19 Dec 2015

20 December 2015 - 4th Sunday of Advent

On this weeks programme we nearly have a full team back as John, Lorraine and Shane are on air with this weeks programme. We have a general round up of some bits & bobs, as well as our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel and our liturgical odds & ends including the celestial guides for the coming week.

The podcast of this weeks programme is available HERE.

A General Catch Up

Synod Update - Lorraine gives us a quick update on what has been happening with Synod 2016 since the Autumn update from Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon.

Check out Synod website and also our coverage on SS102fm here.

Shane gives an up date on events concerning the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a particular focus on the opening of the Holy Doors in Rome and of course at St Johns in Limerick - check out our coverage here including a link to Bishop Brendan's homily from the opening of the Holy Door at St Johns.

Gospel - Luke 1:39-44

Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy
Previous posts about the Visitation SS102fm

Liturgical Odds & Ends

Liturgy of the Hours: psalter week 4, 4th week of Advent

Saints of the Week

December 21st - St. Peter Canisius
December 22nd - Blessed Thomas Holland
December 23rd - St John of Kanty
December 24th - Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord
December 25th - Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
December 26th - St Stephen (martyr)
December 27th - Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph (feast of the St John the Evangelist is not celebrated this year)

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