Scripture Notes – Sunday 17th January 2021

 ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’ Sunday 2B21 (17 January 2021) All notes (PDF) Gospel notes (audio) Gospel notes (portable) After the Christmas break, I’ve resumed the practice of a dedicated online exploration of the Sunday Gospel. Exploration of the Gospel (YouTube) Exploration of the Gospel (Zoom) Discipleship The Gospel for the Sunday after the Baptism follows the ancient tradition of three epiphanies (the Magi, the Baptism and Cana). As…

11/01/2021
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Week of Prayer for Christian unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. The WPCU prayer service has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. It would be worthwhile to explore the Grandchamp project and all it has to offer. The theme that was chosen,“Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John…

11/01/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 10th January 2021 – The Baptism of the Lord

You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you. Piero della Francesca: the Baptism of the Lord THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD In the ancient tradition, it was considered that there were three epiphanies of the Lord. The first is the obvious one, based on the visit of the Magi, celebrated on 6 January. The second is the baptism of the Lord — also a kind of epiphany,…

06/01/2021
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A very happy new year to all❄

A very happy New Year to you! The Lakes by Blessington (Co Wicklow) 30 Dec 2020 A very happy new year to all the subscribers to Hearers of the Word. Thanks for all the support and suggestions through the year. The pandemic triggered a few new initiatives such as the weekly YouTube video on the Sunday gospel, as well as our major new venture, Tarsus Scripture School. At the moment, we…

06/01/2021
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An update from the Parish Team

Dear Parishioners, We hope that you All are continuing being safe and well! Let us All keep trusting the Lord’s Presence in our lives and in the world as we are approaching the New Year. With our churches closed due to the Government’s restrictions, please join us for daily Mass on weekdays at 10 am & Sundays at 12.30 pm on St. Mark’s parish’s website: www.stmarksspringfield.org Adoration will continue daily in…

28/12/2020
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Scripture Notes : Second Sunday of Christmas and the Epiphany

    View this email in your browser Second Sunday of Christmas and The Feast of the Epiphany Arcabas: La visite des mages d’Orient Eglise Notre Dame de La Tour-du-Pin A very warm welcome to all. The Feast of the Epiphany falls on the Wednesday of this week. Accordingly, two sets of notes are provided. The Prologue of John is read again on the Second Sunday of Christmas. Because of the richness…

28/12/2020
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Scripture Notes: Feast of the Holy Family

Hearers of the Word: The child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom.   View this email in your browser Feast of the Holy Family Caravaggio: Rest on the Flight into Egypt (Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome) A very Happy New Year to all! Dear friends, I wish you all every blessing for the New Year. There are signs of hope and, surely, 2021 will be less fraught than 2020….

24/12/2020
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Scripture Notes – Christmas Day 2020

Dear friends, I wish you all every blessing for Christmas 2020. May be it be for us all a blessed time and a safe time as we reconnect with family and friends. The fresco is by Pinturicchio and is in the Augustinian church of Santa Maria del Popolo (Rome). As noted in the email for Advent 4, this year has obliged us all to reflect again on what it meant…

17/12/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 20th December 2020

        I proclaim Jesus Christ, the revelation of a mystery     Fourth Sunday of Advent Welcome, everyone, to the resources for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2020. The painting above is the very top part of an altarpiece by Perugino, today in the art gallery of his hometown of Perugia. Christmas this year is certainly going to be different and challenging. Perhaps a way in might…

16/12/2020
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Scripture Notes – 29th November 2020 – First Sunday of Advent

Dear friends, Apologies for all the confusion this week regarding the YouTube video for the first Sunday of Advent. To view the video, click here.   With thanks and best wishes, Kieran Subject: Scripture notes: Stay awake! Dear friends,  A very warm welcome to all to Hearers of the Word for the First Sunday of Advent 2020.  1. Tarsus Scripture School: Advent Programme Our programme for Advent 2020 is entitled Resilient faith: Advent spirituality for a time of pandemic….

27/11/2020
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