Thought for the Week
The Fathers of the Church tell us that among the twelve apostles, Jesus selected three - Peter (the first Pope), James (the first bishop of Jerusalem) and John (the youngest and traditionally, the most mystical) to be part of his most intimate of apostles. When they get towards the top of Mt. Tabor, Jesus is transfigured before them. Jesus is flanked by Elijah, who represents the prophets and Moses, who represents the law. Jesus, in the midst of these two, reveals himself as the fulfilment of the law and the prophets. Notice, that the new law of love is not just a legal code - it is a person. Jesus asks us to live in His love and we do this most appropriately when we receive Holy Communion. Jesus appears to the three apostles in the same way that he would have appeared to them on Easter Sunday - in a glorified state. This moment is a pledge of future glory that Jesus promises to all believers. We even have a voice, the voice of the Father, affirming that in fact, Jesus the Lord is His only Son whom we should listen to. Jesus showed these three apostles the future glory of the resurrection in order to steady their faith, which would have been devastated on Good Friday. The purpose of Lent is to let God transform us and so experience our own moment of transfiguration. Fr David
We are keen to enrol and train a new group of altar servers over the next few weeks. Those who have recently celebrated their First Communion are particularly welcome. Training for new altar servers will be provided by Josephine Bennett and Lester Barlow, who have both participated in Diocesan child safeguarding training. Parents of children, who would like to become altar servers, are invited to pick up a parental authorisation form from the parish office or the sacristy.
We urgently need volunteers for church cleaning, Web Committee, Youth Initiative Group and drivers for meals on wheels.
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Something Different for Lent
This is a DIY retreat in Lent for busy people based on the Sunday Gospel for each week of Lent– That requires nothing but a little bit of Time!
- For each of the Six Sundays of Lent there is a Reflection Sheet & a Bookmark that can be printed out (from the link below) or be picked up from the back of the Church for you to take and use (or indeed emailed to people is you so wish)
The observant will notice that there are 5 themes & six weeks – The sixth week, Palm Sunday will be a culmination of the 5 themes as we lead into Easter week. Enjoy
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Parish Office Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 12noon
52 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Phone: 497 1531