Scripture Notes – Sunday 23rd January 2022

Jesus said, Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing Sunday 3C is dedicated to the Word of God. Already in the Reformed tradition, Bible Sunday celebrates the importance of the Scriptures (usually on or near Reformation Sunday). Pope Francis established this Sunday in 2019, to mark the 16th centenary of the death of St Jerome, the brilliant, hard-working, holy and irascible bible scholar. More importantly, it serves to…

17/01/2022
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 9th January 2022

 ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’ Welcome From a calendar point of view, the Christmas season is over. Nevertheless, the continuous reading from Luke does not start until the third Sunday of the year (19 January 2022). We pause for an extended Epiphany season. This started with the Epiphany proper on the 6th of January. The following Sunday is dedicated to the Baptism of the…

04/01/2022
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Scripture Notes – Christmas Season 2021 (to 9th January 2022)

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.   This is our second Covid Christmas, but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the feast. The readings are inspirational and it is a great season for music. To adapt a prayer of St Augustine: You have spoken, O God, and shattered our deafness and we can hear you in one like ourselves. Let celebrate the feast,…

20/12/2021
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Zoom Mini Course – Laudato Si

Laudato Si – Open Invitation to All You are invited to join us for a Zoom Mini Course on Laudato Si, Pope Francis Encyclical “On Care For Our Common Home”  We will explore Pope Francis inspiring document which is addressed to each of us and offers a blueprint for responding to the Cry of the Poor and the Cry of the Earth Jane Mellett, Laudato Si officer with Trócaire will be our…

01/11/2021
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Exploring the Bible

Exploring the Bible   Since 2012, a group of parishioners has been meeting each week, to explore the Bible and to ask ourselves, how it might relate to our lives today. Before the Pandemic, we met in Shalom, beside St Mark’s church, each Monday. Some people come weekly, others less frequently. All are welcome!   When the Pandemic hit, we had a gap of a few weeks. However, we discovered that…

29/07/2021
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AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE SACRAMENTS 

  Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Archbishop Dermot Farrell has informed us that Government guidelines will allow for “special religious ceremonies”, including First Holy Communion and Confirmation from 5th July onwards. Over the next few weeks, the Parish Team and Area Pastoral Council will be meeting to look at how best we can begin to proceed with these celebrations. The Government’s/Archbishop’s advice is that while these ceremonies will be permitted from July, it…

04/06/2021
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