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Meditation – 26th May 2019

The Deep End – We will come to them In a verse preceding today’s Gospel, the disciples ask Jesus why he will not show the whole world who he is. It’s an excellent question. Surely this whole faith-journey experience and relationship with God would be far easier if there were fireworks and clear instructions. Jesus’ response to the disciples is: ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my…

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Deaths/Anniversaries 26th May 2019

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Thomas Bridger, Estelle Evans and Declan Ferguson who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Tom McKenna Catherine Coloe Bridie Kelly Bernard Brady (Month’s Mind) Thomas Carroll Helen Curtis Isabella and Thomas Curtis Margaret and William Morris Lily McCabe Charles McGleenan Kitty Coffey MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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Parish Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo

Parish Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo We are taking bookings for a pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo which will be led by Fr. Bill O’Shaughnessy from the 12th – 16th October. The cost for 4 nights is €649 per person sharing. A €200 non-refundable deposit is required – 1 night in Benevento, staying at the Grand Hotel Italiano and 3 nights in San Giovanni Rotondo, staying at the Hotel Centro…

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PARISH LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2019

PARISH LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2019 We are taking bookings for our annual parish pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place this year from the 19th – 23rd August. The cost for four nights is €608 per person sharing (full board). The hotel is the Sant Sauveur which is very close to the grotto. A non-refundable deposit of €200 is required. The deposit can be paid in instalments over the next few weeks…

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Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes … Associate Members

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Associate Members Would you like to be an Associate Member of the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year? By making a voluntary contribution towards this annual pilgrimage which takes place in September you will be enrolled as an Associate. Your donation will be devoted to defraying the costs of the Sick Pilgrims Section. Mass will be offered for all the Associate Members at the…

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Ministry Sunday Collection – Thanks

Ministry Sunday Collection Thank you to everyone who supported last week’s special Ministry Sunday Collection. The amount collected was €1,003.

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Godly Play – St. Thomas Pastoral Centre, Jobstown

Godly Play – Easter Stories – KNOWING JESUS IN A NEW WAY – post Resurrection stories – Continues on Tuesday, May 28th, June 4th, 11th in St. Thomas Pastoral Centre, Jobstown – 11am-12 noon for adults and 3-4pm for children. All welcome

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First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the children from St. Mark’s Junior School who will receive their First Holy Communion this Sunday May 26th at 10am and 12.30pm in St. Mark’s Church. We ask God’s blessing on them and their families as they celebrate this special day.

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Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Jobstown

Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Jobstown The monthly Movies with Meaning takes place on Thursday, June 6th, at 7.30pm in St. Thomas’ Church. The film being shown is ‘God’s not Dead’. All are welcome to come along. Film is free and light refreshments are provided.

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Church of the Incarnation, Fettercairn

Church of the Incarnation, Fettercairn The monthly Vine Mass will be celebrated next Saturday, 1st June at 7pm, in the Church of the Incarnation, followed by some light refreshments. All welcome. The monthly Movies with Meaning will take place on Sunday, June 9th, at 7.30pm in Fettercairn Church The film is ‘The Bucket List’. Film is free and refreshments are provided. All welcome.

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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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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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