Scripture Notes – September 6th 2020

Where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them. 1. BIBLICAL RESOURCES: SURVEY STILL OPEN Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3MVXD5Q This survey went out last week and will be open for about four weeks or so. If you haven’t responded and would like too, simply click on the link. There’s also room for further comment and you can always send me an email directly. The goal is to…

31/08/2020
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A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore

Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 26 & 30 August. At times in the 1600’s and 1700’s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 0 71 9861518 or info@loughderg.org for details. Numbers are limited.  Advance booking essential.

24/08/2020
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ONLINE COURSES AT LUMEN

ONLINE COURSES AT LUMEN We are happy to announce autumn 2020 semester is now open for application – this year sees four modules on the topics of seeking to understand the meaning of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and how the early Church devoted much time to reflecting on the Psalms is offered not only in the Lumen building but also online. Online modules are distinct events, independent…

24/08/2020
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COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

24/08/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 30th August 2020

 For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. 1. BIBLICAL RESOURCES: SURVEY STILL OPEN Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3MVXD5Q This survey went out last week and will be open for about four weeks or so. If you haven’t responded and would like too, simply click on the link. There’s also room for further comment and you can…

24/08/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 23rd August 2020

Dear friends,  A very warm welcome to Biblical Resources. Before starting on the biblical texts, I draw your attention to two things. 1. Biblical Resources: a survey of the diocese Last week, an imperfect form of the survey went out to all diocesan recipients of these notes. It has since been corrected and send to Communications. My colleagues in Communications Weill forwards it to all of you in the course of the week. It would be a very great help if you…

18/08/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 16th August 2020

Dear friends,  Jesus and the Canaanite Woman This short story was important to both Mark and Matthew. It is often appreciated today because of the chutzpah of the woman herself and because Jesus is shown changing his mind (cf. Luke 24:22!!). For a long time, it has seemed to me to be a story of “retrospective permission” i.e. validating a later church practice (the inclusion fo the Gentiles) by retrojecting a story into the ministry of Jesus (who met…

11/08/2020
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – St Thomas the Apostle Parish

Dear Parishioners of St Thomas the Apostle parish, Jobstown and our broader Family of three parishes, There has been considerable confusion about the future of our parish in the  light of last nights post on Facebook. PLEASE be reassured that there is NO immediate plan to close our parish church, pastoral centre or any of our Crosscare services. We are delighted with the positive support offered by so many (even…

05/08/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 9th August

Scripture notes: Why did you doubt? Sea of Galilee Dear friends,  Jesus walks on the water Battered in tempestuous times, unsettled, wavering, sinking… Yes, that’s us today but yes, it is also the community for which Matthew was writing. Matthew acknowledges the reality (sinking, unsettled etc.) and addresses it directly with this vivid tale. For the modern mind, the story of the walking on the water does give rise to questions of credibility…

05/08/2020
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