Scripture Notes – Sunday 20th September 2020

“Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why be envious because I am generous?” Dear friends,  A very warm welcome to all to Hearers of the Word. 1. Matthew and God’s sovereign grace Even a cursory reading of Matthew will reveal the emphasis he places on the practical living of the Gospel. In this, he shares something with the letter of James: perhaps both a struggling with Paul’s emphasis on the…

14/09/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 13th September 2020

Forgive your brother and sister from your heart. Matthew and forgiveness Matthew’s teaching on reconciliation, forgiveness and correction is rich, many-sided and down-to-earth. Last Sunday’s gospel on correction is juxtaposed with today’s super-clear parable about the unforgiving servant. Rather than leave it there, Matthew’s clarifies the already abundantly clear message with the alarming observation: This is how my Heavenly Father will deal with you if you do not forgive your brother and sister from your heart. In…

07/09/2020
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Season of Creation 2020

Dear All, I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well. The Season of Creation 2020 began on September 1st (World Day of Prayer for Creation) and runs until October 4th (the feast of St. Francis of Assisi). Yes, this year will be different as we continue to do our best to protect one another during the pandemic. However, it is also an opportunity for us to engage in many exciting…

01/09/2020
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WEEKDAY MASSES

Dear Parishioners, We are delighted to share with you in joy that our weekday Masses are resuming fully this week, please see the list of days & times: IN ST. MARK’S PARISH CHURCH, SPRINGFIELD – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am. ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – every Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm. IN ST. AIDAN’S PARISH CHURCH, BROOKFIELD – Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10…

01/09/2020
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Scripture Notes – September 6th 2020

Where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them. 1. BIBLICAL RESOURCES: SURVEY STILL OPEN Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3MVXD5Q This survey went out last week and will be open for about four weeks or so. If you haven’t responded and would like too, simply click on the link. There’s also room for further comment and you can always send me an email directly. The goal is to…

31/08/2020
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A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore

Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 26 & 30 August. At times in the 1600’s and 1700’s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 0 71 9861518 or info@loughderg.org for details. Numbers are limited.  Advance booking essential.

24/08/2020
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ONLINE COURSES AT LUMEN

ONLINE COURSES AT LUMEN We are happy to announce autumn 2020 semester is now open for application – this year sees four modules on the topics of seeking to understand the meaning of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and how the early Church devoted much time to reflecting on the Psalms is offered not only in the Lumen building but also online. Online modules are distinct events, independent…

24/08/2020
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COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

24/08/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 30th August 2020

 For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. 1. BIBLICAL RESOURCES: SURVEY STILL OPEN Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3MVXD5Q This survey went out last week and will be open for about four weeks or so. If you haven’t responded and would like too, simply click on the link. There’s also room for further comment and you can…

24/08/2020
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