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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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Scripture Notes – Christmas Day 2020

Dear friends, I wish you all every blessing for Christmas 2020. May be it be for us all a blessed time and a safe time as we reconnect with family and friends. The fresco is by Pinturicchio and is in the Augustinian church of Santa Maria del Popolo (Rome). As noted in the email for Advent 4, this year has obliged us all to reflect again on what it meant…

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Scripture Notes – Sunday 20th December 2020

        I proclaim Jesus Christ, the revelation of a mystery     Fourth Sunday of Advent Welcome, everyone, to the resources for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2020. The painting above is the very top part of an altarpiece by Perugino, today in the art gallery of his hometown of Perugia. Christmas this year is certainly going to be different and challenging. Perhaps a way in might…

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Scripture Notes – 29th November 2020 – First Sunday of Advent

Dear friends, Apologies for all the confusion this week regarding the YouTube video for the first Sunday of Advent. To view the video, click here.   With thanks and best wishes, Kieran Subject: Scripture notes: Stay awake! Dear friends,  A very warm welcome to all to Hearers of the Word for the First Sunday of Advent 2020.  1. Tarsus Scripture School: Advent Programme Our programme for Advent 2020 is entitled Resilient faith: Advent spirituality for a time of pandemic….

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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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“Our churches are closed. Our CHURCH is not”

“Our churches are closed. Our CHURCH is not” Dear Parishioners, unfortunately all our churches will remain closed during the current restrictions. They will not be open for private prayer, but our community, our hearts, our lives continue to be open and that is the heart of Church – the people of God. You can now view church services at our online channel https://stmarksspringfield.org/live-stream/ Fr. Pat McKinley & Parish Team

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Prayers to be Spiritually United to the Mass

PRAYERS TO BE SPIRITUALLY

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Deaths/Anniversaries – 1st March 2020

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Leonore McDonagh, Patricia Collins, Anthony (Tony) Kane and Timothy Duggan who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Peter Smith (1st Anniversary) Joe Donohoe Josephine Downes (Month’s Mind) David and Rose Kennedy (Month’s Mind) Maura Gray Marian Parle (Month’s Mind) MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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Newsletter – 1st March 2020

News 1st March 2020

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Vine Masses – Jobstown and St Mary’s Priory

The monthly Vine Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jobstown will take place next Saturday, 14th March at 7pm. All Welcome. The monthly Vine Mass in St. Mary’s Priory Church, Tallaght Village, will take place on Sunday, 15th March at 6pm. Again, all welcome.

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Collection for the St. Vincent De Paul Society

The monthly Church Gate Collection for the St. Vincent De Paul Society takes place after Mass next weekend, 14th/15th March. Please support if you can.

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Reduce the use of Plastic Bottles this Lent

The Reality  An estimated 183 million litres of water were bought in Republic of Ireland in 2017, according to Drinks Industry Ireland.  Almost one million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world.  Of these, fewer than half are recycled – the rest will take more than 400 years to decompose in landfills.  Most of these represent single use plastic.  Plastic is finding its…

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Regarding Sunday celebrations, the advice given by the HSE is that the following should be suspended:  The Sign of Peace  The practice of shaking hands on greeting and departure  The practice of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue  The use of communal vessels

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Anam Cara – South Dublin

Anam Cara South Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Support Event on Monday, 9th March, at 7.20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

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Legion of Mary Project in St. Mark’s Parish this Weekend – 8th/9th March

Legion of Mary Project in St. Mark’s Parish this Weekend Ave Maria! During this project, we wish to invite parishioners to form a group of the Legion of Mary in St. Mark’s parish. Why?  Develop one’s own Faith through prayer support from the group and sharing Faith with others.  Practice True Devotion to Jesus through Mary – (“the easiest, shortest, most perfect way” to approach Jesus – St….

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