22 Jul 2017

23rd July 2017 - SS102fm & Faithcasts - Trocaire Emergency Appeal and Blessed John O'Sullivan SJ

On this weeks programme SS102fm begins a new element in our programming by utilising the resources of catholicnews.ie weekly Faithcasts. We have our regular reflection on this weeks gospel as well as liturgical odds & ends.

You can listen to the podcast of SS102fm full programme HERE.

Faithcasts from catholicnews.ie

Faithcast is the weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland.

On this weeks SS102fm we have two inteviews conducted via Faithcasts for our listners.

First off we have an interview with Eoin Wrenn from Trocaire about the emergency appeal for the famine in the Horn of Africa.  The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland on the weekend of 22 and 23 July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa. The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which is delivering emergency food, water and health care to the 25 million people affected. Eoin Wrenn, Trócaire’s Head of Region for east-Africa, speaks to Brenda Drumm about the emergency situation in east-Africa and why there is a need for a special Church collection.

The second interview conducted by Brenda Drumm is an interview with Father Bernard McGuckian SJ conducted in May 2017 about what the beatification of Father John Sullivan means to the Jesuit family in Clongowes Wood College in Co Kildare and she learns more about the life and ministry of the new Blessed John Sullivan SJ.

You can listen to the interview with Fr Bernard excerpted from the main SS102fm programme podcast HERE.

Gospel - Matthew 13:24-30

Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying:
"The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man
who sowed good seed in his field.
While everyone was asleep his enemy came
and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off.
When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.
The slaves of the householder came to him and said,
'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field?
Where have the weeds come from?'
He answered, 'An enemy has done this.'
His slaves said to him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'
He replied, 'No, if you pull up the weeds
you might uproot the wheat along with them.
Let them grow together until harvest;
then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters,
"First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning;
but gather the wheat into my barn."'"

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy
Sunday Reflections

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 3; 16th week in Ordinary time

Saints of the Week

July 24th - Saint Charbel Makhlouf
July 25th - St James (Apostle)
July 26th - St Joachim & Anne
July 27th - Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War
July 28th - Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War
July 29th - St Martha

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