IMPORTANT NOTICE – St Thomas the Apostle Parish

Dear Parishioners of St Thomas the Apostle parish, Jobstown and our broader Family of three parishes, There has been considerable confusion about the future of our parish in the  light of last nights post on Facebook. PLEASE be reassured that there is NO immediate plan to close our parish church, pastoral centre or any of our Crosscare services. We are delighted with the positive support offered by so many (even…

05/08/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 9th August

Scripture notes: Why did you doubt? Sea of Galilee Dear friends,  Jesus walks on the water Battered in tempestuous times, unsettled, wavering, sinking… Yes, that’s us today but yes, it is also the community for which Matthew was writing. Matthew acknowledges the reality (sinking, unsettled etc.) and addresses it directly with this vivid tale. For the modern mind, the story of the walking on the water does give rise to questions of credibility…

05/08/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 2nd August

They all ate as much as they wanted. Tabgha: Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves Dear friends,  If you have been to the Holy Land, you will almost certainly have been in the church of the Multiplication of the Loaves in Tabgha. The church itself is new but the mosaics are old, going back to the Byzantine period. When there, I like to tease pilgrims by asking them why there are only four loaves in…

27/07/2020
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 19th July 2020

Subject: Scripture notes: you have given your children the good hope that after sin you will grant repentance Dear friends,  On this Sunday, we go more deeply into the Parable Discourse in Matthew 13. Once more, we have a parable and a “decoding” explanation of the parable, except that this time the parable in all likelihood does not to back to the historical Jesus. It fits better into a “church” situation. The church situation should…

15/07/2020
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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 – Sunday 12th July 2020

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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