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Scripture Notes – Sunday 25th April 2021

I am the Good Shepherd Welcome This is Good Shepherd Sunday and we read from John 10. It is familiar and very rich. To my mind, the passage takes us in three directions. Firstly, it invites personal reflection: how do I experience the care of the Good Shepherd in my own life? At the same time it leads to communal reflection: are we really one flock and one shepherd? Communion is always “under construction,”…

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Archdiocese of Dublin – Parish Notices

  Parish Notices     DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK – ONLINE ADULT & FAMILY PILGRIMAGE The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday April 24th with a programme of online workshops from Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road via webcam commencing at 11.50am. The workshops themes will include Challenge for Families, the Holy Spirit and St Joseph & the apparition. From 2.30pm, we will switch to the Knock Shrine webcam for…

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Scripture Notes – Sunday 18th April 2021

Their joy was so great, they could not believe it. In bereavement, very human and very natural questions arise: where are our beloved dead? What kind of existence do they have? Does it matter that we cannot really imagine it? Such questions already come up in 1 Thessalonians. Paul gives his most considered reply in 1 Corinthians 15 — dealing precisely with the inability of some Christ-believing Corinthians to imagine…

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Area Pastoral Council Meeting

Minutes from the Area Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday, 23rd of March HOLY WEEK – All Holy Week Liturgies were held in St Mark’s church last year so this year it will be celebrated from St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jobstown.  - There will be Easter gardens outside St Mark’s and St Thomas the Apostle Churches.  - Ministers of the Word and those involved in Music ministry from all four…

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Easter Ceremonies 2021

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Online Easter Ceremonies 

Online Easter Ceremonies  Easter Ceremonies Available through St. Thomas’ Church, Jobstown Webcam only  www.stthomasjobstown.com  Holy Thursday    Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30pm    Good Friday    Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord – 3.00pm  Stations / Prayer around the Cross – 7.30pm  [Available only through Vine Group Facebook Page/ Parishes Facebook Page / Parish Website (not the webcam) Holy Saturday    Vigil Mass – 9.00pm  Easter Sunday   …

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The Path to Resurrection

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Scripture Notes – Palm Sunday – 28th March 2021

 Hearers of the Word: Jesus was humbler yet, even to accepting death   From Coventry Cathedral Welcome Palm Sunday raises the curtain on the drama of Holy Week, as we celebrate the great events that give us new life in Christ. In spite of the current restrictions, we can still celebrate, albeit in a different way. Whatever we do, the important thing is to get to the heart of the matter:…

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Scripture Notes – Sunday 14th March 2021

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son San Clemente, Rome Welcome A warm welcome to all as we move towards the fourth Sunday of Lent. It may well be that the first reading will have a special appeal this year, as it promises an end to the Exile. We have all be dislocated, to a degree, and our personal resources of resilience and hope are…

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Scripture Notes – Sunday 7th March 2021

 ” Zeal for your house will devour me”   El Greco: Jesus in the Temple On the third Sunday of Lent, we leave Mark behind until Palm Sunday and begin reading from the Fourth Gospel for the rest of Lent. Everything in that Gospel is carefully written and also carefully placed. A scene in John offers a kind of mosaic — the overall picture is powerful (even violent in this Gospel)…

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Easter Ceremonies 2021

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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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