Scripture Notes – Sunday May 9th 2021

 Love one another as I have loved you. As before, I draw your attention to the TSS Pentecost and the EBW 2021 programmes. As well as that, I would like to remind you of two consultation processes underway at the moment in the Irish church. The first of these is about using a new translation for the readings at Mass. For whatever reason, the choice is down to the ESV (English Standard…

06/05/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 2nd May 2021

I am the vine — you are the branches Pentecost is fast approaching. In this email, I would like to alert you to two programmes which may be of interest. The first comes from the Tarsus Scripture School — a short programme of three online lectures and a meditation. The second is a week-long celebration offered by the Ecumenical Bible Week 2021. Both are free of charge. More information further down in this…

30/04/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 25th April 2021

I am the Good Shepherd Welcome This is Good Shepherd Sunday and we read from John 10. It is familiar and very rich. To my mind, the passage takes us in three directions. Firstly, it invites personal reflection: how do I experience the care of the Good Shepherd in my own life? At the same time it leads to communal reflection: are we really one flock and one shepherd? Communion is always “under construction,”…

19/04/2021
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Archdiocese of Dublin – Parish Notices

  Parish Notices     DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK – ONLINE ADULT & FAMILY PILGRIMAGE The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday April 24th with a programme of online workshops from Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road via webcam commencing at 11.50am. The workshops themes will include Challenge for Families, the Holy Spirit and St Joseph & the apparition. From 2.30pm, we will switch to the Knock Shrine webcam for…

12/04/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 18th April 2021

Their joy was so great, they could not believe it. In bereavement, very human and very natural questions arise: where are our beloved dead? What kind of existence do they have? Does it matter that we cannot really imagine it? Such questions already come up in 1 Thessalonians. Paul gives his most considered reply in 1 Corinthians 15 — dealing precisely with the inability of some Christ-believing Corinthians to imagine…

12/04/2021
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Area Pastoral Council Meeting

Minutes from the Area Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday, 23rd of March HOLY WEEK – All Holy Week Liturgies were held in St Mark’s church last year so this year it will be celebrated from St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jobstown.  - There will be Easter gardens outside St Mark’s and St Thomas the Apostle Churches.  - Ministers of the Word and those involved in Music ministry from all four…

26/03/2021
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Online Easter Ceremonies 

Online Easter Ceremonies  Easter Ceremonies Available through St. Thomas’ Church, Jobstown Webcam only  www.stthomasjobstown.com  Holy Thursday    Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30pm    Good Friday    Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord – 3.00pm  Stations / Prayer around the Cross – 7.30pm  [Available only through Vine Group Facebook Page/ Parishes Facebook Page / Parish Website (not the webcam) Holy Saturday    Vigil Mass – 9.00pm  Easter Sunday   …

25/03/2021
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Scripture Notes – Palm Sunday – 28th March 2021

 Hearers of the Word: Jesus was humbler yet, even to accepting death   From Coventry Cathedral Welcome Palm Sunday raises the curtain on the drama of Holy Week, as we celebrate the great events that give us new life in Christ. In spite of the current restrictions, we can still celebrate, albeit in a different way. Whatever we do, the important thing is to get to the heart of the matter:…

23/03/2021
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