Area Pastoral Council Meeting

Minutes from the Area Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday, 23rd of March HOLY WEEK – All Holy Week Liturgies were held in St Mark’s church last year so this year it will be celebrated from St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jobstown.  - There will be Easter gardens outside St Mark’s and St Thomas the Apostle Churches.  - Ministers of the Word and those involved in Music ministry from all four…

26/03/2021
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Online Easter Ceremonies 

Online Easter Ceremonies  Easter Ceremonies Available through St. Thomas’ Church, Jobstown Webcam only  www.stthomasjobstown.com  Holy Thursday    Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30pm    Good Friday    Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord – 3.00pm  Stations / Prayer around the Cross – 7.30pm  [Available only through Vine Group Facebook Page/ Parishes Facebook Page / Parish Website (not the webcam) Holy Saturday    Vigil Mass – 9.00pm  Easter Sunday   …

25/03/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 14th March 2021

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son San Clemente, Rome Welcome A warm welcome to all as we move towards the fourth Sunday of Lent. It may well be that the first reading will have a special appeal this year, as it promises an end to the Exile. We have all be dislocated, to a degree, and our personal resources of resilience and hope are…

10/03/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 7th March 2021

 ” Zeal for your house will devour me”   El Greco: Jesus in the Temple On the third Sunday of Lent, we leave Mark behind until Palm Sunday and begin reading from the Fourth Gospel for the rest of Lent. Everything in that Gospel is carefully written and also carefully placed. A scene in John offers a kind of mosaic — the overall picture is powerful (even violent in this Gospel)…

01/03/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 28th February 2021

View this email in your browser The Transfiguration (Patrick Pye) A warm welcome to all to the second Sunday of Lent, 28 February 2021. The words at the centre of this Sunday’s gospel are: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ As we all know, really listening is not only hard work, it involves a spirituality, a kind of letting go. Mostly we listen “with our engine running”,…

22/02/2021
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OUR HOPE RENEWED – LENT 2021

 This is a link before which is a new Lenten menu initiative created by the Parish Pastoral Workers together with the Office of Evangelisation & Ecumenism. It has a lot to offer for all ages and stages of life and faith journey! Please check it out. Every initiative will be updated weekly, ENJOY!  https://www.evangelisation.ie/2021/02/09/parishes-working-together-for-mission-lent-2021-resources-to-be-shared/

13/02/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 14th February 2021

You are my refuge, O Lord; you fill me with the joy of salvation. Not quite spring, but a luminous promise… (Phoenix Park, 4 February 2021) Sunday, 14 February 2021 Welcome to Hearers of the Word for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Ash Wednesday falls on the 17th of February, opening up the season of Lent. The man in the Gospel is called a leper — not leprosy as we…

08/02/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 7th February 2021

 Hearers of the Word: Jesus went all through Galilee, preaching The Sea of Galilee (February, 2019) Sunday, 7 February 2021 Welcome A new word has wound its way into the English language: Blursday, denoting the blurring of days during our weary lockdown. The Book of Job does not use the term of course, but something of that experience is reflected in the first reading for this Sunday. Similar passages can be found in Ecclesiastes…

01/02/2021
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