30 Sep 2017

1st October 2017 - Limerick Diocese Upcoming Events - WMoF2018 Diocesan Day 8th October

On this weeks programme, Noirin Lynch from LDPC joins John and Shane to discuss up coming events in the diocese over the next few months and especially the preparations being made in Limerick for the World Meeting of Families 2018 to be held in Dublin in August 2018. We have our regular visit to the saints of the week as well as our reflection on this weeks Sunday gospel and other odds and ends. 

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

Limerick Diocese Up coming Events

Noirin Lynch joins us on this weeks programme to fill us in on up coming events in Limerick diocese and resources that will be available to parishes over the coming months.

You can listen to the chat with Noirin excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.

You can keep in touch with events via the weekly newsletter from LDPC HERE.

The immediate up coming events that were mentioned on the programme can be read about HERE.

WMoF2018 Limerick Launch 8th October 2017

This is a chance for every family to experience our diocesan family as a welcoming, joy-filled, prayerful community where they can feel at home. This is an opportunity to start a movement that might lead to families from your parish attending World Meeting of Families next year in Dublin. This is a moment that will not come again, so please don't wait to see how it turns out before you decide to participate! 

There will be face painting and a mobile farm, interactive science projects and water zorbs, teen activities with limerick youth service, tag archery and a Poc Fada, music and art, food stalls and prayer spaces - all brought together with a festive Mass with Bishop Leahy at 4pm.
Join us - as we celebrate our diocesan family!
Sunday, October 8th from 1-5pm.

Please get involved - we are all part of the one diocesan family, so this is an event for everyone, of every age, who wants to support good family ministry in our diocese

Join us - Bígí Linn!

Other WMoF2018 Events in Limerick over the next few months

Cycle of celebration to participate over the next few months which you should keep an eye out for and get involved. Ask around in your parish and make sure you take part.
  • October - Family album around the missions
  • November- Remembering our family dead
  • December - Small pictures of the Holy Family for Christmas
Icon of the Holy Family
  • December 11 - 20th 2017 - Visit of WMoF2018 Icon to Limerick diocese in St John's Cathedral, Newcastle West and Killmallock
  • January 2018 - National Catholic School Weeks
  • Febuary 2018 - Celebration for couples marking special anniversaries
  • March 2018 - Parish based workshops on reading and discussing Amoris Latetia
  • May 2018 - Mass for families of priests & religious
  • June 2018 - Diocesan Family Hike
  • August 2018 - Days in the Diocese before the actual event of WMoF2018 in Dublin.
  • Special cards/gifts for baptisms, First Holy Communions and weddings this year for those whole will receive these particular sacraments during the year of preparation leading up to WMoF2018.
Gospel - Matthew 21:28-32

‘What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” He answered, “I will not”; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, “I go, sir”; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?’ They said, ‘The first.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, the tax-collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax-collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 2; 26th week in ordinary time

Saints of the Week

October 2nd - The Guardian Angels
October 3rd - St Columba Marmion 
October 4th - St Francis of Assisi
October 6th - St Bruno (First Friday)
October 7th - Our Lady of the Rosary (First Saturday)

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