Meditation (2) – 24th December 2017

This Life Will Go By Fast Don’t fight with people, don’t criticise your body so much. Don’t lose sleep over your bills. Look for the person that makes you happy. If you make a mistake, let it go and keep seeking your happiness. Never stop being a good parent. Don’t worry so much about buying luxuries and comforts for your home, and don’t kill yourself trying to leave an inheritance…

22/12/2017
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CALCUTTA 2018

Norah Merriman will be making her annual trip to Calcutta on February 4th 2018 to help care for the street children. Norah has been travelling to Calcutta for many years now and the people of St. Mark’s parish have been extremely generous during that time. This has enabled many improvements to take place in the Hope Centre in Calcutta. If you would like to give a donation please drop it…

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Deaths/Anniversaries – 24th December 2017

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Nathan Martin who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Mary Meehan John Reardon and deceased members of the Reardon Family Micheál McGee (Birthday Remembrance) Kathleen Kelly Margaret, James and Patrick King Annie Graham Kathleen McDonagh MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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Meditation – 24th Dec 2017

The Deep End – Born on the Margins The situation into which Jesus was born was one of huge stigma with dangerous consequences. God’s physical birth into this world was condemned socially; Jesus was marginalised from the moment of his conception. Imagine God choosing to be involved so intimately in this world and in such a shocking way. Even the town of Galilee is problematic for this news, as Galileans…

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Christmas Dues

Christmas Dues Thank you to everyone who has given in their Christmas dues envelope. Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Spare envelopes are available at the back of the church

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Family Offering Collection

Family Offering Collection Boxes of envelopes for the Family Offering (Planned Giving) collection for 2018 are available in the parish office if you don’t have a collector for your road and would like to start / continue contributing to this collection. The family offering collection helps pay for the day to day running costs of the parish. Alternatively , you can set up a Standing Order/direct debit mandate with your…

22/12/2017
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Thank you

A big thank you to our local Men’s Shed for building our new crib and especially to Micheál Duignan and Noel Gorman for all their work over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, due to fire risks churches can no longer have straw in cribs.

22/12/2017
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Deaths/Anniversaries – 17th December 2017

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Paul Hughes who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Corinna Spratt (Month’s Mind) Joseph Kelly Noel Duggan (Birthday Remembrance) John Walsh Peter and Bridget Hughes and their deceased relatives Seán Culleton (Birthday Remembrance) Patrick Flood Vera Donoghue Michael Connaughton Maggie and Frank Scullion Thomas and Anna Kavanagh and their deceased relatives MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

15/12/2017
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Meditation – 17th December 2017

The Deep End – Light and Darkness Last week we were introduced to john the Baptist as part of our Advent journey. We hear his story again today, and in this account, from the fourth gospel, we hear John’s voice and his testimony about Jesus. Light and darkness is a key theme of the fourth gospel and its opening verses proclaims that this light has always shone in the dark;…

15/12/2017
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