Parish Newsletter

CALCUTTA 2019

CALCUTTA 2019 When Norah Merriman invited me to travel to Calcutta with her group in February this year I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. However, to meet face to face with those involved with the Hope Foundation was a privilege. Their selfless dedication to improving the lives of so many impoverished and destitute people, from babies to the very old, was truly inspiring. I got to witness first hand…

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Deaths/Anniversaries – 17th March 2019

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: James McMahon, Patricia Joyce and Annam Varghese who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Andrew McNevin Anne and Pat Syron Mick Lohan Sr. Rosina O’Leary K.J. Mathew Ellen and Joseph Potter Patrick McLaughlin (1st Anniversary) MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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LENT – No Church flowers

During the season of Lent there are no flowers around the altar sanctuary or the side altars. So perhaps, for those who like to leave flowers at Our Lady’s or the Sacred Heart Shrines, you might consider giving a a small donation to Trócaire instead.LENT

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Tai Chi and Meditation Day

A Tai Chi and Meditation Day with Anne Courtney and Miriam Healy Sensei will take place in the Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village on Saturday, March 30th, 10am – 4pm. It will be a day of gentle Tai Chi and gentle relaxation through meditation. The cost is €55 (includes lunch and tea and coffee breaks) Booking is essential, tel. 01-4048189/4048123, email: retreathouse@eircom.net

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Gianna Care Baby Bank Drop-In Evening

The Gianna Care Baby Bank Drop-in Evening will take place on Friday, March 29th from 6pm – 8pm in St. Thomas’ Parish Centre, Jobstown. Any parents who are struggling to buy products such as nappies, wipes, etc. for their little ones can visit the parish centre and collect what they need for FREE. If you know of anyone who might need a little extra help please let them know about…

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Pilgrimage to Knock

Pilgrimage to Knock Our parish grouping of St. Aidan’s Brookfield, St. Thomas’, Jobstown and St. Mark’s will be joining the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, which will be led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, to celebrate 140 years since the apparition in 1879. The pilgrimage will take place on Saturday, 27th April 2019. The cost, including transport, will be €40. We will be stopping off on the way for tea/coffee and…

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Newsletter – 17th March 2019

News 17th March 2019

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Deaths/Anniversaries – 10th March 2019

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Peter Smith who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Eileen Gaffney Johnny McGee (Birthday Remembrance) Derry O’Regan William Tidy(1st Anniversary) Eileen Pierce (Birthday Remembrance) Marie Ward Jim, Ken and Nell O’Callaghan Margaret McKinley Christine Gorman (Birthday Remembrance) Jack O’Reilly May Barrett Michael and Maureen O’Reilly Mary and baby Teresa Donaghy Willie Walsh MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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Trócaire boxes

Lent invites us to be mindful of our poor, oppressed and persecuted sisters and brothers in many parts of the world and to reach out to them in their hour of need. With this in mind, Trócaire boxes are available in the church porch for anyone who hasn’t gotten one through the school but would like to take one home

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DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?

DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT? In the words of St. Francis  Fast from hurting words and say kind words.  Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.  Fast from anger and be filled with patience.  Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.  Fast from worries and have trust in God.  Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.  Fast from pressures and…

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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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