25 Mar 2017

26th March 2017 - How is your Lent going?

On this weeks programme, John and Shane are joined by Sr Beatrice from the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia to reflect on the on-going journey of the Lenten season. We have our regular weekly reflection on this Sunday's gospel as well as other liturgical odds & ends and some local notices.

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

How is your Lent going?

Sr Beatrice joins us from the Nashville Dominicans on this weeks programme to take a review of how our Lent is going and thoughts for continuing with our Lenten disciplines for the next few weeks 

You can listen to Sr Beatrice's reflection excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.

Gospel - John 9:1-41

(Shorter version - JN 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38)
As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth.He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva,and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, "Go wash in the Pool of Siloam" — which means Sent —.So he went and washed, and came back able to see.
His neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said, "Isn't this the one who used to sit and beg?"Some said, "It is, "but others said, "No, he just looks like him."He said, "I am."
They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees.Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath.So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see.He said to them,"He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see."So some of the Pharisees said,"This man is not from God,because he does not keep the sabbath."But others said,"How can a sinful man do such signs?"And there was a division among them.So they said to the blind man again, "What do you have to say about him,since he opened your eyes?"He said, "He is a prophet."
They answered and said to him,"You were born totally in sin,and are you trying to teach us?"Then they threw him out.
When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out,he found him and said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"He answered and said, "Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"Jesus said to him,"You have seen him, andthe one speaking with you is he."He said,"I do believe, Lord," and he worshiped him.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Sunday Reflections
English Dominicans

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 4; 4th week of Lent

Saints of the Week

March 27th - St John of Egypt
March 28th - Bl Donal O'Neylan 
March 29th - St Eustace of Luxeuil
March 30th - St John Climacus
March 31st - St Benjamin the Deacon
April 1st - St Celsus of Armagh

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