Events


Meditation – 18th November 2018

The Deep End – My words will not pass away This Gospel reading from St. Mark is part of a farewell speech from Jesus to his followers in the last days of his earthly life. It sounds almost apocalyptic because we are nearing the end of the Church’s liturgical year and so the texts we read take this tone. Jesus is revealing to his disciples something about the new order…

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Deaths/Anniversaries – 18th November 2018

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Mary Williams who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Edward and Mary Fitzsimons John Martin Mary O’Brien (1st Anniversary) Agnes Thompson Martin Wilson Martin Fox (Month’s Mind) Carole Meehan Danny and Carmel Maher Terence Leyden (1st Anniversary) Donie Martin (Month’s Mind) Mary Wills (Month’s Mind) MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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Christmas Cards (Divine Word Missionaries)

Christmas Cards (Divine Word Missionaries) are on sale in the parish office/shop. The cost is €6 per pack of 12 cards. We also have Church Art calendars for 2019 @ €2 each. The shop/office is open Monday to Friday, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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Brookfield Christmas Raffle

Brookfield Christmas Raffle Brookfield are holding a Christmas raffle on Sunday, December 16th to raise much needed funds for their parish. If anyone wishes to donate any unwanted gifts for the raffle, they can be left into the sacristy or parish office and Fr. Pat or Fr. Bill will bring them over to Brookfield Church. The tickets will be available shortly and if anyone can take some to sell they…

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Dublin Council of Churches – WALK OF LIGHT 2018

Dublin Council of Churches WALK OF LIGHT 2018 (Encounter – Engage – Empower) An inter-church journey will begin from St. Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, on to St. Teresa’s, Clarendon Street and will end at Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church. The procession will begin at 4.00pm at St. Ann’s Church. Come and join us in pilgrimage on Sunday 25th November 2018 from 4pm until 6.30pm. All are most welcome!

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The Three Tenors In Concert

The Three Tenors In Concert Singing Popular Classic Hits with Christmas Favourites in Firhouse Parish Church Friday, 23rd November 2019 at 8pm Tickets €25 (available through Firhouse Parish Office – 01-4524702) olmcfirhouseparish@gmail.com

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed Thank you to everyone who offered to help distribute the Christmas information and calendars. Marian has been in touch with most of you who volunteered. If you haven’t been contacted yet please call into the office during the week or call 01-4620777 as she may have mis-read your phone number. Some packs have been left in the sacristy with names on them for those who haven’t collected them…

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Congratulations Fr. Bill!

Congratulations Fr. Bill! Congratulations to Fr. Bill who celebrated the 1st anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood this week. Our parish has been truly blessed with Fr. Bill’s many gifts and talents. Fr. Bill, you are a valued member of our parish team and parish community. May you continue to find joy and fulfilment in the years ahead in your ministry as a priest in our diocese. Best wishes…

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Church Gate Collection – St. Mark’s Senior Citizen’s Club

Church Gate Collection There will be a Church Gate Collection next weekend, 24th/25th November, to help raise funds for St. Mark’s Senior Citizen’s Club. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

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Meditation – 11th November 2018

The Deep End – The Widow’s Mite In today’s Gospel, Jesus is courageously speaking out against the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of his time. He is encouraging all his followers to engage in a reality check. The hypocrisy of the scribes is in total contrast to the humility and generosity of the widow in the second part of the Gospel. She gives not of what she has to spare,…

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Meditation – 16th September 2018

The Deep End -‘I, by my works, will show you my faith’ ‘What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?’ These are the words of St. James in the second reading today, and in the gospel Jesus speaks quite sternly to Peter: ‘The way you think is not God’s way but man’s…’ This is a reminder for us all…

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News for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis has confirmed the good news that he will be coming to Dublin for two days during World Meeting of Families 2018 in August. Volunteering for WMOF2018 There’s still a great need for volunteers who can give 2-4 days between 19th-28th August. There are roles in welcome, information teams, stewards, media support, event support, logistics, exhibition support, venue teams and lots of other areas! For more details see: www.worldmeeting2018.ie/Volunteer…

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Choose Life

“I’m so thankful the Eighth Amendment was there to protect me from making a quick and rash decision when I was experiencing a crisis pregnancy” – Emma Maloney, 25, from Co. Kildare “To be a mother is an opportunity for a lifetime of love. To be a mother to a baby with a terminal illness is no less a privilege. It is an extraordinary opportunity for a deep and lasting…

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Pope Francis on Abortion and the Right to Life

Pope Francis on Abortion and the Right to Life “Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenceless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. … Precisely because…

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Christmas Bingo Fundraiser – Thank you

Thank you to everyone who supported last Thursday’s bingo fundraiser in St. Mark’s G.A.A. Club. Proceeds from the night amount to , with St. Mark’s Parish and St. Mark’s G.A.A. Club each receiving €1,900.

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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…

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