CHRISTIAN MEDIA TRUST PROGRAMMES on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm
Saturday  21st may - Tuesday 24th may

Simply Divine
Sat 21st May 10.04 -10.30am
From the frying pan to the Friars!
Listen to Maria Colfer's interview with Fr Vincent Finnegan OFM.

Sounds for Sunday
Sunday 22nd May 09.04 am - 10.00am
Presented by Patricia McNally with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank and includes listeners requests, hymns, and Sacred songs.
**Text line for requests 089-2700688

Sunday Mass
22nd May10.00am  
St Michaels Church, Gorey
Celebrant: Fr. William Flynn

Sunday Reflection
Sun 22nd May 8.30pm - 9pm
' Where is God?' Reflection and music from Eric Hughes, Chaplain Dublin City University.

Music Box
Monday 23rd May 8.04pm-8.30pm
Anita Mahon treats us to a selection of Gospel musical favourites.

Faith Matters
Monday 23rd May 8.30pm-9.00pm
Olive Thorpe speaks with author,journalist
and editor of the Church of Ireland Diocesan Magazine, Margaret Hawkins.

Schools Corner
Tues 24th May 8.04pm- 8.30pm
Martin Colfer revisits the schooldays of guest Olive Thorpe.

An easter reflection

At the Easter Vigil, the Exsultet is sung as Mass begins in darkness, illumined only by candles throughout the church. The Exsultet is a beautiful hymn of rejoicing in Christ’s triumph over sin and death. One part states:

O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer!

This line stands out because it calls the sin of Adam “necessary” and refers to it as “O happy fault.” At first, this may seem strange. Why is it that we refer to the sin of Adam, Original Sin, as “necessary” and “happy.” The answer is Easter. It’s because God, in His perfect wisdom and love, took sin and the consequence of sin (death) and used them as the means of the salvation of the world. That’s what Easter is all about!