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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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Vine Mass in St. Mary’s Priory Church

The monthly Vine Mass in St. Mary’s Priory Church will take place on Sunday, 16th February, at 6pm. All welcome.

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Deaths/Anniversaries – 9th Feb 2020

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Rita Campbell, Josie Power, Josephine Downes and Matthew McLoughlin who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Noel Higgins Elsie Monaghan Dan Delaney Pauline Ann Carroll Joe Merriman (1st Anniversary) Phyllis Gaffney Michael Stakem (Birthday Remembrance) Michael and Bridget Stephens MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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Anam Cara

Anam Cara South Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Support Event on Monday, 10th February 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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Accord Annual Collection

Accord Annual Collection The Annual Collection of ACCORD, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will take place at all Masses next weekend, 15th/16th February. The collection for ACCORD will replace the usual Share collection. ACCORD Dublin throughout the diocese offers:  Marriage Preparation Courses  Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships  A Relationship and Sexuality Programme for Schools ACCORD Dublin needs your support….

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Newsletter – 9th February 2020

News 9th February 2020

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Meditation – 2nd February 2020

The Deep End – Unexpected Moments It was an important day for this little family, when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem. Did they expect everything to go smoothly, or had they already had to let go of some of their dreams and plans? After all, the story of Jesus’ birth had already been unusual, not to mention the shepherds turning up to visit the newborn…

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Anniversaries – 2nd February 2020

WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: ANNIVERSARIES Denis and Bridget Gallagher Bridget Wilson Joseph O’Brien (Month’s Mind) Frank Hynes John O’Donoghue (Month’s Mind) Harvey King Helen Sheridan David McCreevey Baby Aaron O’Neill Elizabeth Allen (Birthday Remembrance) MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

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St. Pio devotions

You are welcome to come along to our St. Pio devotions on Friday, 7th February in St. Mark’s Church. Mass at 7.30pm and the Rosary at 7.15pm..

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Vine Mass – Jobstown

The monthly Vine Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jobstown will take place next Saturday, 8th February at 7pm. All Welcome.

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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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