10 Jun 2017

11th June 2017 - Solemnity of Holy Trinity

As our radio listeners will have realised, last weeks programme did not go out on air at our usual time on Sunday morning due to lack of due care and attention at WL102fm which is beyond the control of the team on SS102fm. 

As our regular listeners will appreciate unlike many other programmes on the station, SS102fm can't easily be replayed or aired the following week when such mistakes happen as our programmes each week work around the gospel for the week, the liturgical calendar and often up coming events which can't be replayed. We apologies to our radio listeners for the inconvenience caused.

On this weeks programme, we are joined by Fr Seamus Enright to speak about the upcoming annual novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Limerick. We also reprise Fr Frank Duhig's reflection from last Sunday's programme about the Holy Spirit in part two. We have a short reflection on this weeks gospel and the solemnity being celebrated today of Holy Trinity as well as other liturgical odds and ends.

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

Novena 2017 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

On this weeks programme we are joined by Fr Seamus Enright to tell us about the 2017 novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 

Indirectly linking in with the national preparation for WMoF2018 next year in Dublin, this year's novena theme focuses on the family. 

At the same time the Redemptorist community in Limerick is celebrating the centenary of the arrival of the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the city.

You can listen to Fr Seamus being interviewed HERE.

Further information is available online including webcam of the sessions HERE.

Over 100,000 people expected to attend Limerick Novena

Limerick City Corpus Christi Procession

During his interview about the novena, Fr Seamus mentioned about the Children's Novena on 18th June.  At the same time we would like to remind people about the Limerick city Corpus Christi procession which takes place on the Feast of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Corpus Christi)  - Sunday 18th June 2017.  

The event begins with participation in the 6.00pm session of the Novena in the Redemptorist Church.  Others will join at 6.40 pm and everyone will proceed to St Joseph’s church, O Connell Avenue for the veneration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

All are warmly welcome especially families, and this year there will be a special emphasis on Grandparents and Grandchildren as well as all those who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage.

Children who have celebrated their First Holy communion are invited to attend in their First Communion attire to mark their and their families special year.

Reflecting on the Holy Spirit & our need for an internal Pentecost

We repeat last weeks reflection from Fr Frank Duhig who leads us in a reflection on the forgotten person of the Trinity  - the Holy Spirit on this weeks programme.

We reflect on how the Holy Spirit is an the Agent of God present in us to fulfill Jesus' promise. The question for us this week is where do allow ourselves to create space for the "gentle one of the Trinity"; where do we allow ourselves to discover the beautiful thing called silence.

The Holy Spirit is being crowded out by the voices and noises of the modern world - we are interconnected but are we truly communicating both with each other and with God?

You can listen to Fr Frank's reflection on the Holy Spirit excerpted from the main programme HERE.

Previous posts from SS102fm on Pentecost including a reflection from Dom Patrick Hederman OSB and from Fr Michael Liston.

Gospel - John 3:16-18

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 
‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
English Dominicans
Sunday Reflections
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 2 - 10th week in ordinary time

Saints of the Week

June 12th - St John of Sahagun
June 13th - St Anthony of Padua (of Lisbon)
June 14th - St Davnet
June 15th - St Pierre de Cervis
June 16th - Bl Antoine Auriel
June 17th - St Molling of Wexford

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