13 Feb 2016

14th February 2016 - Reflections on having a "good" Lent - 1st Sunday of Lent

On this weeks programme John, Ann, Martina and Michael reflect on Lent and Lenten resources as we start into the holy and joyous season of Lent! We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as other odds & ends.

The podcast of this weeks programme is available HERE.

Reflections on having a "good" Lent

On this weeks programme, the SS102fm crew reflect on the challenges of Lent and discuss how we take Lent as a opportunity for changing things in our lives. The traditional focus of the church during Lent - prayer, fasting and alms giving - even though old are ever new and can speak to us in our time and place.

Reflections on Lent excerpted from the main programme and the podcast is here.

Gospel - Luke 4:1-13

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread." Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone.'" Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, "To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours." Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'" Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'" Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - psalter week 1; 1st week of Lent

Saints of the Week (commemorations only during Lent)

February 15th - St. Claude de la Colombière
February 16th - Saint John III of Constantinople
February 17th - St Fintan
February 18th - Blessed Fra Angelico
February 19th - Martyrs of Palestine
February 20th - Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto (the Seers of Fatima)


Things mentioned on this weeks programme:

1. Divine Mercy Conference 2016 - 19th - 21st February 2016
2. Church Services TV
3. EWTN Ireland

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