20 Jan 2018

21 January 2018 - Year in Review 2017

On this weeks programme the full SS102fm team John, Shane, Anne and Lorraine return as we take a stroll down memory lane with our annual review of the year 2017 from a faith perspective. 

We have our regular reflection on this Sunday's gospel, select our 2018 patron saints, the blog patron saint for 2018 as well as our weekly celestial guides and other liturgical odds and ends.

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

If you would like to download this weeks podcast it is available on Dropbox here.

2017 Year in Review


SS102fm over the last few years about mid-January has had the custom of taking a look back at the year just gone from a faith perspective looking at things globally, papal related, nationally in Ireland and locally to Limerick diocese. We also do a bit of crystal ball gazing to see what might be the things to watch out for in 2018.

You can listen to the year in review discussion excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.

If you would like to download it from Dropbox it is available here.











Patron Saints 2018



Some  people like to seek a patron saint as part of their New Year resolutions and on the programme over the last few years we have each had a patron saint for the year and also a Blog Patron Saint. If you want to pick a patron saint for 2018 for your self head on over to the Saint's Name Generator HERE.

So for 2018 our blog patron saint is St Justin Martyr


Pagan philosopher who converted at age 30 by reading the Scriptures and witnessing the heroism and faith of martyrs. Used his philosophical and oratorical skills to dispute with pagans and explain the faith, becoming one of the first great Christian apologists. He opened a school of public debate in Rome, Italy. All this naturally brought him to the attention of the authorities, and he died a martyr.

  • Shane - St Lucy
  • John - St Pope John  Paul II
  • Lorraine - St Catherine of Siena
  • Anne - St Thomas a Beckett
Gospel - Mark 1: 14-20




Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’  
 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
English Dominicans
Sunday Reflections

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter 3, 3rd week in Ordinary time

Saints of the Week

January 22nd - St Vincent of Saragossa
January 23rd - St Abel the Patriarch
January 24th - St Francis de Sales
January 25th - Conversion of St Paul
January 26th - St Titus & St Timothy
January 27th - St Angela Merici

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