9 Dec 2017

10 December 2017 - 2nd Sunday of Advent - Festival of Families Limerick 11th -19th December 2017

This weeks programme is a little busy with John being joined in studio by Noirin Lynch from Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre to discuss the forthcoming Festival of Families being held in Limerick diocese during the hosting of the WMoF2018 icon. Fr Frank Duhig joins us for his annual visit to the programme to reflect on Advent. We have our regular liturgical odds and ends as well as some reflective music. 

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

Limerick Diocese Festival of Families - 11th - 19th December 2017

Noirin Lynch visits the "Come & See" studio to tell us about the up coming Festival of Families which is being held in Limerick from 11th to 19th December 2017. The festival  is happening to mark the visit of the WMOF2018 Icon  to Limerick Diocese. 

The icon will be at the following venues for a Festival of Families

• Limerick: St. John’s Cathedral 11-13 December

• Kilmallock: St’s Peter and Paul Church 14-16 December
• Newcastle West: Church of the Immaculate Conception 17-19 December

This is a unique opportunity, in a unique journey of preparation. The Icon will not return to Limerick again, so please note the dates and make your plans to come along!! It presents us with an opportunity to gather as a family of families in this diocese so all are included and welcome at every single event, and also to come to pray in the church when it is open. A petition box for your prayers for families will be available at all times.

You can read more about the Festival at post we did earlier in the week HERE and you can find out more about the icon HERE.

World Meeting of Familes - Limerick diocese Facebook page

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

Gospel - Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;he will prepare your way.A voice of one crying out in the desert:"Prepare the way of the Lord,make straight his paths."
John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. 
John was clothed in camel's hair,with a leather belt around his waist.He fed on locusts and wild honey. And this is what he proclaimed:"One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water;he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

You can listen to the reflection with Fr Frank excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.

Other reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire

Sunday Reflections
Centre for Liturgy
English Dominicans

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 2; 2nd week of Advent

Saints of the Week

December 11th - Pope Saint Damasus I
December 12th - Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13th - St Lucy
December 14th - St John of the Cross
December 15th - Blessed Ramón Eirin Mayo
December 16th - Blessed Mary Fontanella

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