radioalba schedule for the week of 28th July
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the Morning Hour at 7.00 is repeated hourly until 12.00
7.00: Morning Prayer daily this week is led by Mary Bradley, Stephen Eric Smyth, John Carroll, Gerry Fitzpatrick, Pat Graham SND and Donald MacInnes. Music by The St Mungo Singers with cantors Grace Buckley and Noel Donnelly, organist Jane McKenna, and harpist Noel Donnelly.
7.15: In Morning prayer for the young this week comes from Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral School, Motherwell.
7.21: Canon Bob Hill looks ahead to next week’s Gospel passage taken from Luke 12: 13-21:
and we hear short introductions to the daily readings at Mass from the Liturgical Calendar for Scotland..
7.26: Our prayer for the sick is led by Marie McNeil.
7.30: In our Magazine Marian Pallister comments on Justice and Peace issues of the last 40 years; and Jean Swinbank reads Pope Francis on clericalism from Fr Donald Dorr’s book ‘The Pope Francis Agenda’
12.00: News from the Scottish Catholic Observer
12.15: ‘How blest are they’ – praying with the bereaved
12.35: archive music
18.00: News from the Scottish Catholic Observer as above.
18.15: How blest are they’ – praying with the bereaved
18.35: archive music
The evening hour at 20.00 is reported at 21.00 and 22.00
20.00: Evening Prayers this week are led by Gerry Fitzpatrick, Clare McDonald, and Jean Swinbank with music by the St Mungo Singers, Cantor Grace Buckley, harpist Noel Donnelly, and organists Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett
20:20: In our Magazine Marian Pallister comments on Justice and Peace issues of the last 40 years; and Jean Swinbank reads Pope Francis on clericalism from Fr Donald Dorr’s book ‘The Pope Francis Agenda’
20:50: daily Night Prayers
The script of Canon Bob Hill’s comment on the Gospel for Sunday 28 July 2019. Sunday 17 Year C. Luke 11:1-13
Following the famous Martha and Mary story of last week, Luke introduces a new topic with the rather enigmatic words, “Once Jesus was in a certain place, praying…” Does the lack of detail suggest that Luke wants this story to be linked to the previous one – or two, for that matter? The un-identified place, we are told, is where Jesus was praying. One of his disciples (also unidentified) said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples”. There was an expectation that religious teachers would include lessons in praying. John did this, but we have no examples of what John taught. Jesus’ lesson in prayer is well known, though. It comes in two forms – Luke’s shorter version, which appears in today’s gospel, and Matthew’s extended version which is regarded as the very heart of the Sermon on the Mount. Luke’s version, coming as it does with those very vague references to time and place, seems to be linked to the previous episodes of the past couple of weeks. These were about self-justification; people trying to ‘keep themselves right’. The prayer that Jesus offers when asked to teach them how to pray is the exact opposite of justification. This is the [prayer of total reliance on God – the one who is supreme Father in heaven; the one on whom we can rely to give us our daily bread, rather than our whimsical desires; the one who forgives us our sins and prompts us therefore to forgive each other. This Father, who is God, and whose name is holy. Self-justification is about relying on ourselves, our own resources. Jesus goes on to tell two parables about those who trust in others because they are friends, or because they are parents. How much more should we all be able to trust God to give us what is good?
Let us pray
Father, let the gift of your life continue to grow in us, drawing us from death to faith, hope and love.
Keep us alive in Christ Jesus. Keep us watchful in prayer and true to his teaching till your glory is revealed in us.