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St. Mark’s Church, Maplewood Road, St. Aidan’s Church, Brookfield Road St. Thomas the Apostle Church Church of the Incarnation, Kilcarrig
Springfield, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Tallaght, Dublin 24 Jobstown, Dublin 24 Avenue, Fettercairn, Dublin 24
Tel: (01) 462 0777 Tel: (01) 4523595 Tel: (01) 4523595 Tel: (01) 4620777
WEEK OF PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
You are warmly invited to join together in a Week of Prayer to the Holy Spirit for the renewal of the Church in Dublin from May 29 to June 6 – Ascension Sunday through Pentecost to the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.
Your Week of Prayer resource booklet is attached. weekofprayer1
The period covers many interesting feasts and scripture quotations. There is a four-line prayer each day which uses the Building Hope Prayer as its base with relevant additions. There is also a mixture of Introductions to the Liturgy, Reflections after the Gospel and a Litany that you might find useful.
ECUMENICAL BIBLE WEEK
Now in its ninth year, Ecumenical Bible Week, led by the Archdiocese of Dublin and the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in collaboration with many other Christian traditions, will run this year from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday, June 5 to 12. The overall theme for this year is ‘A New Pentecost: Moving to the Edges’.
As in previous years, EBW will have opening and closing prayer events. There will be a Theological Symposium on the afternoon of Thursday 9 June where the theme will be ‘Listen to the Word’. That evening in Thinking Allowed a panel of Faith leaders will each give their ‘Personal Vision of a New Pentecost’. A new event being introduced this year will focus on the experiences of the ‘new’ Irish.
Check out the Ecumenical Bible Week’s Website at www.bibleweek.ie for further information and to register for the events which will be online. You can also follow and share Ecumenical Bible Week’s online posts on Facebook and Instagram. Posters attached.
THE VERY LAST GODLY PLAY session ‘Knowing Jesus in a New Way’ will be held coming Tuesday, May 31, from 11am to midday for adults; 3pm to 4pm for children. Venue: St Thomas the Apostle parish pastoral centre, Jobstown, Tallaght. Facilitators: Rosemary Lavelle and Saule Cameron. See the attached poster.
PRAY FOR LIFE NOVENA INVITATION
The Pray for Life Novena is an invitation to join thousands of people across Ireland to pray for the protection of human life, from today, Monday, May 23, to the Feast of the Visitation on May 31. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life in Ireland. Visit www.prayforlife.ie for the daily novena prayers. This is an initiative of the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Image attached.
GLENDALOUGH HERMITAGE CENTRE CELEBRATES 21 YEARS
Archbishop Dermot Farrell will launch the celebrations with Mass on Sunday the 29th at 10.30am in St Kevin’s Church, Laragh. On Friday the 3rd of June there will be a concert in St Kevin’s at 8pm. All are welcome to visit the Hermitages at the open days on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June from 11 till 5 each day. There are Pilgrim walks arranged for Saturday the 4th of June. A ritual with Deirdre Ni Chinneide will take place in the meditation garden at St. Kevin’s on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th from 2.30 till 3.30pm. Tickets for the concert and information about the walks are available by phoning 087 9356696 or by email email@example.com
ARCHBISHOP FARRELL, LIVING THE HOPE OF EASTER
“Easter is not just some date, but the meeting with Jesus that restores our lives, and rekindles the hope every person needs.” – Archbishop Dermot Farrell
Archbishop Farrell has released his Easter 2022 Pastoral Letter, Living the Hope of Easter. It can be read at https://dublindiocese.ie/
Dear Parent(s) /Guardian(s),
We are delighted to announce First Holy Communion and Confirmation dates for 2022. As with the last two years the sacraments will be celebrated on a class-by-class basis.
All children must be baptized Roman Catholics in order to receive the sacraments. If your child has not yet been baptized you must contact St. Mark’s Parish Office IMMEDIATELY to register, 01-4620777 Mon-Fri 10.30 – 12.30pm.
At least one parent/guardian must be verifiably Roman Catholic to have your child baptized.
A simple online application process will be available in the coming weeks to register your child for the sacraments. Hard copies of the application will be available through the parish offices in Springfield and Jobstown for anyone who cannot access the online platform. You will need your child’s Roman Catholic baptism certificate to complete the application. This is available from the church where the child was baptized.
To compliment the preparation work done in school, our parishes will offer various online resources between now and May to help you and your child/children prepare for these great gifts of God. The best preparation for receiving the sacraments is to pray every day with your children and bring them along to our Sunday celebrations in our parishes.
Details of the celebration of First Confessions for First Communicants will be issued in due course.
The Parish Team
To find details for each class, please click on SACRAMENTS at the top of the page and choose either First Holy Communion or Confirmation.
The Parish Team
Mass from St. Thomas’, Jobstown and St Mark’s, Springfield will continue to be live streamed on their respective websites.
St. Mark’s Church
Monday – Wednesday 10am
Thursday – No Mass – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday – 10am
Saturday Evening (vigil) – 6.30pm
Sunday – 12.30pm
Church of the Incarnation, Fettercairn
Sunday – 10am
St. Thomas’ Church, Jobstown
Tuesday and Thursday – 10am Tuesday – Prayer service at 10 am,
Sunday – 11.30am
St. Aidan’s Church, Brookfield
Saturday Evening (vigil) – 5.30pm
Sunday – 10.30am
St. Mark’s – Friday 11am – 12 noon (subject to availability of priest) or anytime on request.
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