THURSDAY ADORATION

THURSDAY ADORATION – Dear All, Please note that ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will take place every Thursday in St. Mark’s parish church from 10 am to 1 pm (instead of 10 am to 3 pm). We apologies for this change. Many thanks, Parish Team

07/07/2020
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A LETTER REGARDING CELEBRATION OF SACRAMENTS

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), The eleven parishes of Tallaght Deanery – Bohernabreena, Killinarden, Kilnamanagh-Castleview, Springfield, Jobstown, Brookfield, St. Aengus’s, St. Dominic’s, St. Martin de Porres and St. Mary’s – share your sadness that we have not been in a position to celebrate the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmations this year to date. Our eleven parishes are committed to celebrating these Sacraments in due course. However, we need your co-operation and…

06/07/2020
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Scripture Notes – 12th July

Dear friends,  The parable of the sower is frequently heard and therefore quite difficult to hear in a fresh way. Perhaps this much might help. Firstly, it is not quite certain that the parable goes back to the historical Jesus (it lacks multiple attestation). Nevertheless, the existence of a “church” interpretation suggests that by the time Mark included it in his Gospel it was already old. It is more or less certain that the…

06/07/2020
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Alpha Online with The Young Church Dublin

Hi Folks, The Young Church Dublin team from St. Pauls, would like to invite you to join us for an Alpha online course which we will start from next Wednesday, 8th July, from 8pm-9pm. The course will be run from the comfort of your own home over Zoom for 11 weeks until September 16th.   This Alpha course with YCD is an opportunity for you to grow in your own faith….

02/07/2020
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OUR PARISH CHURCHES RE-OPENED, ALLELUIA!

Dear Parishioner, We hope this note finds you and all you love well and happy. The Parish Team, Area Pastoral council and many people of good will have been working for some time to prepare for the joyful occasion of re-opening our parish churches doors to welcome you all once again. A sincere thanks to One and All who were such faithful helping hands and presence. As you are most…

01/07/2020
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Scripture Readings for Sunday 28th June

Dear friends,  Thanks to all who took part in the Scripture Summer School. The presentations are now open to everyone, free of charge. On this Sunday, our Gospel is one of the most attractive and best-loved paragraphs in Matthew, breathing an air of invitation and serenity…just what we need, as we undertake the cautious next stage of easing the C-19 restrictions.  If you’ve never done it before, you might consider taking a look at the Gospel Exploration on YouTube which…

01/07/2020
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Scripture Notes – The readings for Sunday 21 June

Dear friends,  On this Sunday, we make our way back to Matthew, the Gospel for Year A. The YouTube video has a sort of welcome back tone, to help us change gear and re-enter the very different world of Matthew. News: Dermot Lane has just published a new book: “Theology and Ecology in Dialogue. The Wisdom of Laudato Si’.” In 154 pages of text, he is offering an amazingly comprehensive overview of the issues,…

15/06/2020
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Ecumenical Bible Week and Scripture Notes

Vision 2020: Faith into the Future Dear friends,  The great cycle of feasts from Advent to Pentecost, celebrating the great events of salvation, has come to an end. With the feast of the Holy Trinity, the invitation is to pause, to catch our breath, to contemplate. Viewed externally, this is a “doctrinal” feast. Viewed internally — chiefly from the point of view of the readings — the feast invites us an experience of relationship, an extraordinary relationship…

04/06/2020
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Online Novena to the Sacred Heart

Dear friends,  The Jesuits in Gardiner St (Dublin) have asked me to give the talks for the novena to the Sacred Heart this year. I was delighted to be asked and am preparing the material now. The novena has a title: “Is your heart in the right place?”. The talks are all based on passages from Luke’s Gospel and have titles such as, A listening heart A compassionate heart A…

04/06/2020
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