Parish Newsletter

Meditation – 10th June 2018

The Deep End – ‘He has gone out of his mind’ In the Gospel today we hear that Jesus made a visit home. Word about this radical teacher had gotten around and the religious leaders are not happy. In an effort to protect their son and brother, Jesus’ family try to restrain him in order to protect him. The people who have gathered try to dismiss Jesus’ teachings saying that…

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Deaths/Anniversaries – 10th June 2018

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Bernard McGrath who died recently ANNIVERSARIES John and Moira Fegan Bridie Kelly Delia McKay (Month’s Mind) Veronica Doyle (Birthday Remembrance) Padraic Doherty Shane Spellman (Anniversary and Birthday Remembrance) Paddy Dargle Patrick and May Bergin MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2018

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2018 We are taking bookings for our annual parish pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place this year from the 23rd – 28th August. The cost is €699 per person sharing (full board). The hotel is the Sant Sauveur which is very close to the grotto. A non-refundable deposit of €200 is required. When deposit is paid the balance can be paid on a weekly/ fortnightly basis in the…

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Holy Family Oratory – The Square

Holy Family Oratory Mass is celebrated in The Holy Family Oratory in the Square every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12 noon. All welcome.

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‘GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE

‘GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE Rejoice and be Glad’ – Pope Francis’ third Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness in today’s world is on sale in the parish office. The cost of the book is €5. PLEASE NOTE: The parish office will be closed until Wednesday, 20th June 2018.

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Men’s Shed Open Evening & Barbeque

Men’s Shed Open Evening & Barbeque There will be a Men’s Shed Open Evening and Barbeque on Wednesday, 20th June, 7-9pm in St. Thomas the Apostle Pastoral Centre, Jobstown. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Spot prizes!. ALL MEN ARE WELCOME

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National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018

The Fourth National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018 (WMOF2018) will take place in parishes across Ireland next weekend, 16th/17th June. It will replace the normal Share Collection. Your support of this collection will be very much appreciated.

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St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society

You are invited to come along to the monthly Prayer Meeting of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society on Monday, 11th June, at 7.30pm in Shalom Parish Centre (beside the church) to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and religious life. “Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer, and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.” – Pope Francis

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Newsletter – 10th June 2018

News 10th June 2018

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Meditation – 3rd June 2018

The Deep End – Corpus Christi On the feast of Corpus Christi we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist. It was one of the last actions of Jesus to give us this nourishment for our life journey, to remember him and to help us live out his teachings in our daily lives. As Christ’s followers we are all called to change from within so that we can be part of…

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News for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis has confirmed the good news that he will be coming to Dublin for two days during World Meeting of Families 2018 in August. Volunteering for WMOF2018 There’s still a great need for volunteers who can give 2-4 days between 19th-28th August. There are roles in welcome, information teams, stewards, media support, event support, logistics, exhibition support, venue teams and lots of other areas! For more details see: www.worldmeeting2018.ie/Volunteer…

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Choose Life

“I’m so thankful the Eighth Amendment was there to protect me from making a quick and rash decision when I was experiencing a crisis pregnancy” – Emma Maloney, 25, from Co. Kildare “To be a mother is an opportunity for a lifetime of love. To be a mother to a baby with a terminal illness is no less a privilege. It is an extraordinary opportunity for a deep and lasting…

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Pope Francis on Abortion and the Right to Life

Pope Francis on Abortion and the Right to Life “Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenceless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. … Precisely because…

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Christmas Bingo Fundraiser – Thank you

Thank you to everyone who supported last Thursday’s bingo fundraiser in St. Mark’s G.A.A. Club. Proceeds from the night amount to , with St. Mark’s Parish and St. Mark’s G.A.A. Club each receiving €1,900.

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Meditation – 9th April 2017

9th April 2017 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Meet the People of Honduras Barra del Cuyamel, Omoa Miriam Marivel Campos Perez, a thirty year old mother, and her six year old daughter Maria live in Cuyamel, not far from the city of San Pedro Sula in the north of Honduras. Their village is built around a life of fishing and farming. The small village is often victim to…

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