If you would like to listen to the podcast of this weeks programme it is available HERE. Or you can download the podcast from Dropbox here.
Trocaire Parish Volunteers
Karen Casey from Trocaire joins John and the team on this weeks programme to discuss the roll out of an exciting new project in Limerick diocese which is the Trocaire Parish Volunteers.
Building on the expressed desire in Synod 2016 for more involvement in social justice issues, Trocaire and the diocese have partnered up to promote the idea of the Trocaire Parish Volunteers.
Trocaire parish volunteers met in November 2017 and are delighted with this positive and simple way to make a difference in their parish
Next Tuesday January 30th 2018, they meet again, and are inviting along anyone who wants to hear about Trocaires Lenten programme, or anyone interested in becoming a Trocaire parish volunteer too.
This volunteer program is such a concrete and uncomplicated program - all Trocaire are asking for is a person in a parish who will share its material (make sure posters are up and flyers out), and in return you get to hear about some amazing projects and to meet volunteers who have travelled around the world making a difference.
Come along on Tuesday evening (7pm) to the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare if you want to get Trocaires Lenten pack, or to find out more about being a parish volunteer - contact Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Noirin (061400133) to book your place.
You can listen to the interview with Karen excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE or it is available to download from Dropbox here.
Gospel - Mark 1:21-28
Then they came to Capernaum,and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.The people were astonished at his teaching,for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?Have you come to destroy us?I know who you are—the Holy One of God!"Jesus rebuked him and said,"Quiet! Come out of him!"The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.All were amazed and asked one another,"What is this?A new teaching with authority.He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him."His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.Reflections on this weeks gospel
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Vatican Radio - There's More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye for 28 January 2018
Deacon Greg Kandra - Hearing the voice that matters
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 4; 4th week in Ordinary time
Saints of the Week
January 29th - St Blath of Kildare
January 30th - Bl Margaret Ball and Bl Francis Taylor
January 31st - St John Bosco
February 1st - St Bridget, Patron of Ireland
February 2nd - Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) (First Friday)
February 3rd - St Blaise (First Saturday)