Events


Children’s Space

Dear Girls & Boys, Explore and enjoy the Bible stories on the link below! Did you know that there are Lego Bible stories? Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lego+bible+stories

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Youth Initiatives

  Faithfest Online Faithfest is back!! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats and prayer.  Faithfest will take place 5 March from 6:30 – 8:30 online. You can register online using this link: https://forms.gle/DwKDsXCuTornHFYA8. For more information email: faithfest@dublindiocese.ie     YCD Connected – Bringing Young People Together The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for…

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ADULTS FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES

Lent   LET’S LIVE LENT: BRINGING THE GOSPEL TO LIFE Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom.  Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar and 16 Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly.   Dublin Diocesan liturgical Resource Centre In place of our Annual Winter/Spring Seminar we invite you to join us for…

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Scripture Notes – Sunday 17th January 2021

 ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’ Sunday 2B21 (17 January 2021) All notes (PDF) Gospel notes (audio) Gospel notes (portable) After the Christmas break, I’ve resumed the practice of a dedicated online exploration of the Sunday Gospel. Exploration of the Gospel (YouTube) Exploration of the Gospel (Zoom) Discipleship The Gospel for the Sunday after the Baptism follows the ancient tradition of three epiphanies (the Magi, the Baptism and Cana). As…

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Week of Prayer for Christian unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. The WPCU prayer service has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. It would be worthwhile to explore the Grandchamp project and all it has to offer. The theme that was chosen,“Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John…

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Scripture Notes – Sunday 10th January 2021 – The Baptism of the Lord

You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you. Piero della Francesca: the Baptism of the Lord THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD In the ancient tradition, it was considered that there were three epiphanies of the Lord. The first is the obvious one, based on the visit of the Magi, celebrated on 6 January. The second is the baptism of the Lord — also a kind of epiphany,…

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A very happy new year to all❄

A very happy New Year to you! The Lakes by Blessington (Co Wicklow) 30 Dec 2020 A very happy new year to all the subscribers to Hearers of the Word. Thanks for all the support and suggestions through the year. The pandemic triggered a few new initiatives such as the weekly YouTube video on the Sunday gospel, as well as our major new venture, Tarsus Scripture School. At the moment, we…

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An update from the Parish Team

Dear Parishioners, We hope that you All are continuing being safe and well! Let us All keep trusting the Lord’s Presence in our lives and in the world as we are approaching the New Year. With our churches closed due to the Government’s restrictions, please join us for daily Mass on weekdays at 10 am & Sundays at 12.30 pm on St. Mark’s parish’s website: www.stmarksspringfield.org Adoration will continue daily in…

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Scripture Notes : Second Sunday of Christmas and the Epiphany

    View this email in your browser Second Sunday of Christmas and The Feast of the Epiphany Arcabas: La visite des mages d’Orient Eglise Notre Dame de La Tour-du-Pin A very warm welcome to all. The Feast of the Epiphany falls on the Wednesday of this week. Accordingly, two sets of notes are provided. The Prologue of John is read again on the Second Sunday of Christmas. Because of the richness…

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Scripture Notes: Feast of the Holy Family

Hearers of the Word: The child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom.   View this email in your browser Feast of the Holy Family Caravaggio: Rest on the Flight into Egypt (Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome) A very Happy New Year to all! Dear friends, I wish you all every blessing for the New Year. There are signs of hope and, surely, 2021 will be less fraught than 2020….

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Meditation – 9th February 2020

The Deep End – This little light of mine…. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! Perhaps you are familiar with this popular hymn. It is often used in children’s liturgies, and was in fact written as a gospel song for children in the 1920s. It later became something of an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, associated in particular with civil rights…

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Anniversaries – 7th April 2019

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: ANNIVERSARIES Corinna Spratt (Birthday Remembrance) Jerry Swift Shay McEvoy (1st Anniversary) Paul Clooney Patrick Lawlor John McCallion Margaret Hogan Trisha Brennan (1st Anniversary) Lazar and Aurelia Malai Jack and Rose Doyle Mary Ryan Gerard Cassidy (1st Anniversary) MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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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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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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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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