4 Feb 2017

5th February 2017 - A visit to Lourdes with Fr Michael Liston

On this weeks programme, John catches up with an old friend of SS102fm, Fr Michael Liston and sits down with him to take a visit to Lourdes and the story of Bernadette. We have reflections on this weeks gospel as well as some notices and other liturgical odds and ends.

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

The Story of Lourdes

Fr Michael Liston makes a welcome return to SS102fm this week to reflect with us on the story of Lourdes ahead of the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes which is celebrated on 11th February.

Fr Michael takes us through the story of Bernadette; the little French peasant girl through whom the world was to hear the message of Lourdes. 

The story of Lourdes is one of gentleness, friendship, wonder and a reminder to penance being a small part of it. It is a story of a parish response to an event out of the ordinary led by some of the youngsters - the poorest of the community - who led the way. 

People bring their pain and sufferings to Lourdes but yet it is a place of peace, friendship grounded in the original relationship between "It" and Bernadette. There is a huge opportunity to hear afresh the story of our faith in a new way.

You can listen to the interview with Fr Michael excerpted from the main programme HERE.

Gospel - Matthew 5:13 -16

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp-stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Reflections on this weeks gospel

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 1; 5th week in Ordinary time

Saints of the Week

February 6th - St Paul Miki & Companions
February 7th - St Mel 
February 8th - St Josephine Bakhita
February 9th - Saint Attracta of Killaraght
February 10th - St Scholastica
February 11th - Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (World Day of Prayer for the Sick

Notices  - you can read many of the notices here.

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