Meditation – 30th April 2017

The Deep End – Didn’t our hearts burn within us? Today’s Gospel finds Jesus’ friends downcast and confused at all that happened in their world. His death had devastated them; rumours of his resurrection amazed and confused them. Into their sadness and confusion Jesus comes; walking with them, talking with them even though they didn’t recognise him and yet they said later ‘didn’t our hearts burn within us as he…

05/05/2017
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Deaths/Anniversaries 30th April 2017

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Seamus Farrell, Alan Banks, Eamonn Keogh, Antoinette Newman and Fr. Com Mathews who died recently ANNIVERSARIES James Lynch Kitty, Marty and Paul Walshe Annie Walsh Susanne Starling Andrew Clarke (Birthday Remembrance) Sophia Lisa McAuley Tadhg and Walter Gavin and their deceased relatives John Donahy Sheila Canavan John Porter Snr. (Birthday Remembrance) John Porter Jnr. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

05/05/2017
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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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Comings and Goings

People coming and going are all part of the ebb and flow of our lives. One of our long serving sacristans, Bridie Whitfield, is retiring from duty this weekend. Thank you Bridie for your stalwart service to the parish and our priests. We hope you enjoy having a little more down time for many years to come. We also have a new member of staff joining us in the office…

05/05/2017
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Meditation – 16th April 2017 – Easter Sunday

THE DEEP END – Easter Sunday In today’s Gospel Mary Magdalen is highlighted as the woman who is the first witness of the resurrection. Mary and the two disciples must have been very confused and upset as they tried to understand what had happened to Jesus’ body. Reading this story can bring many emotions for us: fear and confusion at death, or even a feeling of euphoria and joy at…

13/04/2017
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Meditation – 9th April 2017

9th April 2017 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Meet the People of Honduras Barra del Cuyamel, Omoa Miriam Marivel Campos Perez, a thirty year old mother, and her six year old daughter Maria live in Cuyamel, not far from the city of San Pedro Sula in the north of Honduras. Their village is built around a life of fishing and farming. The small village is often victim to…

07/04/2017
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Deaths/Anniversaries 9th April 2017

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Jerry Swift who died recently   ANNIVERSARIES        Christy Kilbride (1st Anniversary)        Tom O’Hara                  Ann Martin (Month’s Mind) Paul Clooney         Patrick Lawlor         Maureen Gaffney          Bridget Malone           Margaret Hogan Joe Butler (80th Birthday…

07/04/2017
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Meditation – 2nd April 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent: John 11:1-45 (Come Forth Lazarus) In today’s gospel, Jesus is surrounded by a culture of death. The disciples are afraid to go back to Bethany, the Jews want to stone Jesus to death, Mary and Martha are distraught over the death of their brother Lazarus, and Lazarus himself lies bound in the darkness of the tomb. It appears as if there is no hope. We are…

31/03/2017
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Deaths/Anniversaries – 2nd April 2017

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Breda Williamson who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Eddie Byrne       Marie Finn (1st Anniversary)       Patrick Boyle (Month’s Mind)         John McCallion Michael and Lena Daly         Pat, Peggy and Kieran O’Doherty          Evelyn Monteclaro Margaret and James Gavin and their deceased relatives         Jocelyn Bonio  …

31/03/2017
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