3 Mar 2018

4th March 2018 - Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2018 & Lenten Stations of the Cross

Shannon Estuary from Knocknaboula, Loughill, Co Limerick
March 2nd 2018
(C) Gerry Noonan
On this cold weekend, the SS102fm team hopes that our readers and listeners have come through the meeting of the "Beast from the East" and Storm Emma unscathed. It is a challenging time so we would encourage people to take things easy, a perfect Lenten moment for us to pause and catch our breath.

But also make sure to check in with neighbours - especially those living alone and the elderly. Don't be taking any unnecessary journey's especially in the coming days as the snow will compact and become more slippery and dangerous. Cabin fever is tough and some people will need to drive today, but the amount of Irish people asking on Facebook if road conditions are safe makes us think that today and the next few days will be the days of skids, car crashes and silly risks. If you couldn't walk it without slipping and falling today, then you probably can't drive it in a regular car. Its only a few more days - don't wipe out the gorgeous memories with a bad one if you can help it.

On this weeks programme we have a chat with Colm Hogan about the Trócaire 2018 Lenten Campaign which is focused on the work that Trócaire is doing in Sierra Leone. Then the SS102fm takes a prayer space and prays the Trócaire Stations of the Cross 2018.

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

On the blog post we have our links to reflections on this weeks Sunday Gospel as well as highlights of the coming liturgical week with our Saints of the Week.

Trócaire 2018 Lenten Campaign

Colm Hogan joins the SS102fm team this week to talk about the 2018 Lenten Campaign which focuses on the work Trócaire does in Sierra Leone assisting people recovering from the impact of the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and also deadly landslides in 2017 in a country already devastated after years of warfare.

You can find out more about Trócaire's work at their website.

You can listen to Colm's interview excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.

Lenten Stations of the Cross

Take a moment out to listen and reflect on the Stations of the Cross read by the SS102fm team. This year our reflections and readings are taken from the Trócaire 2018 Lenten resources. 

You can listen to the reading of the Stations of the Cross excerpted from the main programme HERE.

You can find the Stations of the Cross HERE.

Gospel - John 2:13-25

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
When he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Sunday Reflections
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
English Dominicans

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 3, 3rd week of Lent

Saints of the Week

March 5th - St Kieran
March 6th - St Colette
March 7th - St Perpetua and St Felicity
March 8th - St Senan also St John of God
March 9th - St Frances of Rome
March 10th - St Silvester of Ireland

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