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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Sunday Mass each Sunday morning in St .Thomas the Apostle at 10.30

Dear Parishioners, We hope ye are keeping well in the midst of all what is going on. We are delighted to let Ye know that we will be celebrating Sunday Mass each Sunday in St .Thomas the Apostle parish church, Jobstown, at the new time of 10.30 am via webcam on the parish website: www.stthomasjobstown.com This Mass will be celebrated in addition to the Mass in St. Mark’s parish church…

28/01/2021
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Children’s Space

Dear Girls & Boys, Explore and enjoy the Bible stories on the link below! Did you know that there are Lego Bible stories? Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lego+bible+stories

25/01/2021
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Youth Initiatives

  Faithfest Online Faithfest is back!! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats and prayer.  Faithfest will take place 5 March from 6:30 – 8:30 online. You can register online using this link: https://forms.gle/DwKDsXCuTornHFYA8. For more information email: faithfest@dublindiocese.ie     YCD Connected – Bringing Young People Together The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for…

25/01/2021
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ADULTS FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES

Lent   LET’S LIVE LENT: BRINGING THE GOSPEL TO LIFE Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom.  Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar and 16 Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly.   Dublin Diocesan liturgical Resource Centre In place of our Annual Winter/Spring Seminar we invite you to join us for…

25/01/2021
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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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