11 Nov 2017

12th November 2017 - In November, remembering those who have died

On this weeks programme John and Shane are joined by Sr Margaret O'Sullivan who reflects on November as the month of remembrance and helping to cope with grief. We have our regular reflection on this Sunday's gospel as well as notices and other liturgical odds & ends.

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

Remembering those who have died in November

Sr Margaret O'Sullivan joins us on the programme this week and leads us through a reflection on remembering and coping with grief in this month of November - the month of the Holy Souls. 

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

Gospel - Matthew 25:1-13

Jesus told his disciples this parable:
"The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins
who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,
brought no oil with them,
but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps.
Since the bridegroom was long delayed,
they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
At midnight, there was a cry,
'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
The foolish ones said to the wise,
'Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.'
But the wise ones replied,
'No, for there may not be enough for us and you.
Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.'
While they went off to buy it,
the bridegroom came
and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him.
Then the door was locked.
Afterwards the other virgins came and said,
'Lord, Lord, open the door for us!'
But he said in reply,
'Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.'
Therefore, stay awake,
for you know neither the day nor the hour."
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflection
English Dominicans - Remembrance Sunday
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week IV, 32nd week in ordinary time

Saints of the Week

October 13th - St Frances Xavier Cabrini also Bl David Sutton
October 14th - St Laurence O'Toole 
October 15th - St Albert the Great
October 16th - St Margaret of Scotland also St Gertrude the Great
October 17th - St Elizabeth of Hungary also St Hilda
October 18th -  Dedication of the Basilica's of St Peter & St Paul

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