14 Apr 2018

15th April 2018 - World Meeting of Families 2018 Update with Emer Williams & Noirin Lynch

On this weeks programme we get an update on WMOF2018 from Noirin Lynch and Emer Williams including the upcoming Volunteering Roadshow in Limerick. We have our regular reflection on this weeks gospel as well as other liturgical odds and ends. 

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


WMOF2018 - An Update

On this weeks programme John is joined by Emer William's and Noirin Lynch to give an update in relation to World Meeting of Families 2018 which is being held in Dublin during August 2018. 

Emer is one of Limerick's diocesan representatives and Noirin is familiar to listeners of SS102fm from her work in the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre.

They give us an update in relation to whats happening with the preparations for the WMOF and also provide some clarity in relation to things like tickets and registration and encourage people to volunteer.

You can listen to their interview with John HERE.

The Amoris Programme in parishes which is a six–session parish conversation, where participants are helped to reflect on and share their experience of family life and their response to Pope Francis’ reflections in The Joy of LoveThe Joy of Love is the key document for reflection from Pope Francis as preparation for the WMOF2018. WMOF2018 after all isn't just a once off event but rather what is to be the highlight of a programme of preparation and an opportunity for the church to put across the positive nature of its teaching on the family.

The Pastoral Congress Outline Programme has now been released with information on the programme and speakers for the three day congress. Check out the Programme At a Glance page for updates on the themes for each day and the Pastoral Congress page for updated links and information. The WMOF2018 website also has pages about the daily programme for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday's Programmes as well as Business Breakfast Lectures. The website also has a new section where they are including the speakers and performers that will be taking part in the WMOF2018 events. This page is being updated daily as speakers and performers are confirmed. Click here


Registration & tickets - it is essential that if you want to attend any of the WMOF2018 that you register and where necessary book your tickets. For the Pastoral Congress there is a fee for adult participants but the papal Mass while being ticketed will be free. For up to date information about ticketing and registration please refer to the website of the WMOF2018. Also to note that only tickets obtained through the official website are valid tickets.

Volunteering - to make any event of this size a success, volunteers will be needed to help out. If you would like to get involved check out the website or if you are in Limerick there is a Volunteering Roadshow on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th April - see poster below for details:


  • Tues, 17th April,4pm : St Munichin’s Diocesan Centre, Corbally Focus on Schools and Youth Grps
  • Tuesday, 17th April, 7:30pm : Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest, Focus on Parish, Individuals, Families
  • Wednesday, 18th April 10:30 : Mt St Alphonsus, Redemptorists

Gospel - Luke 24:35-48


Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
 Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
English Dominicans
Sunday Reflections

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 3; 3rd week of Easter

April 16th - St Bernadette of Lourdes
April 17th - St Katori Tekakwitha
April 18th - St Laserian
April 19th - Bl James Duckett
April 20th - Bl Maurice MacKenraghty
April 21st - St Anselm

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