Meditation – 25th June 2017

The Deep End – Even the Hairs of your Head are Counted Today’s Gospel is an affirmation for all those who feel persecuted in any way because of their beliefs or because people are speaking badly about them, or those who feel alienated from their community, their family or even from God. During such times it can be extremely lonely to the point where one can lose their sense of…

23/06/2017
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Meditation – Trinity Sunday – 11th June 2017

The Deep End – Trinity Sunday God in today’s Gospel is described to us as one that is very close, as one that loves the world so deeply that he was willing to give everything to it. It is hard to comprehend these statements. Why would someone love in such a way? Why would someone sacrifice in such a way? John’s Gospel today tells us that it is because we…

08/06/2017
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Meditation – 4th June 2017

The Deep End – ‘Shalom’ The disciples in today’s Gospel are locked away, living in fear. There are many situations in our own lives which cause us to batten down the hatches. We can often imprison ourselves. Jesus appears amongst them bringing peace, Shalom, and overcoming their defences. Christ is always present to us regardless of the walls we might put up; he offers peace, joy and reconciliation. The word…

02/06/2017
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‘St. Aidan’s Fire’

Next weekend we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives given at Pentecost. Fire is one of the symbols of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Sadly, we had a more destructive form of fire in our sister parish of St. Aidan’s, Brookfield, last weekend. The Sanctuary area has been badly damaged and the entire building is badly smoke damaged. The fire was accidental and thankfully no one…

27/05/2017
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New Papal Nuncio

The appointment of the new Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, is a hopeful sign of an evolving Church, grappling to pass on the Gospel message of God in a rapidly changing culture. The Church in Nigeria and indeed Africa is full of signs of life, based on community and personal friendship with God and each other. We pray that Archbishop Jude Thaddeus will help to bring new life, joy…

27/05/2017
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Tallaght Lions Club Spectacles Appeal

Tallaght Lions Cub is once again collecting spectacles that are no longer in use which will be passed on to people in developing countries. This is an opportunity to part with those glasses (NO CASES PLEASE) you no longer need. It would be appreciated if you could bring them along over the next few weeks and place them in the box provided in the church porch.

27/05/2017
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TEENLINE – Volunteers Needed

Teenline Volunteers Needed Teenline is a local charity in Old Bawn, Tallaght, that helps teenagers who need help and need to talk to someone who will listen and not judge. Due to high demands on our telephone lines we are currently looking for volunteers to help out. Experience is not required but is an advantage, training will be provided. If you could spare a few hours a week to help…

19/05/2017
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Meditation – 21st May 2017

The Deep End – The Spirit Within ‘’Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.’ – Corrie ten Boom Imagine how the disciples must have reacted to the way Jesus was talking. In John’s Gospel, as Jesus arrives in…

19/05/2017
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Meditation – 14th May 2017

The Deep End – Do not let your hearts be troubled Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.’ Corrie ten Boom had plenty of cause for worry over the course of her lifetime. During World War II, she, along with her father…

12/05/2017
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Fr Colm Mathews

The death has occurred of Fr. Colm Mathews who served in our parish in the 1980’s. His funeral Mass will take place next Tuesday (May 2nd) at 10am in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballycragh, Tallaght

05/05/2017
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