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Income to our parishes, our priests and our diocese have collapsed during the last few months, to the point where our diocese of Dublin will be making one third of our lay staff redundant and our priests have had a twenty five percent pay cut. Each of our parishes have been spending significantly more than we brought in over the last number of years. This is simply not sustainable. We need every person who supports our parish community to become a CONSCIOUS contributor under three headings:

A. Your Parish

B. Your Priests (Previously 1st Collection at Mass)

C. Your Diocesan Services / Poorer Parishes (Previously SHARE, 2nd Collection at Mass)

How Can I Contribute?

We will no longer be ‘passing the basket’ at Mass for collections (B) and (C) above. Here’s how to contribute:

To Your Parish:

This pays all parish expenses, repairs/maintenance/salaries/insurance/utilities, etc.

· Use the ‘donate’ button on the St. Mark’s Parish Website ( or our Facebook page [parishes of Springfield, Brookfield, Jobstown (St. Mark’s parishioners only)].

· Set up a Standing Order with your bank – Forms available through the parish office.

· Sign up for a box of ‘Family Offering’ envelopes.

· Fill in form on reverse of this sheet and return to office.

To Your Priests and SHARE:

· Use the ‘donate’ button on St. Mark’s Parish Website or Facebook page (St. Mark’s parishioners only for the moment).

· Use the First/Second Collection envelopes available in churches and make a weekly/monthly donation. Return to parish church/sacristy/any member of the parish team.

· Sign up for envelopes for 1st/2nd collections (priests/Share, diocese).


COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


We are happy to announce autumn 2020 semester is now open for application – this year sees four modules on the topics of seeking to understand the meaning of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and how the early Church devoted much time to reflecting on the Psalms is offered not only in the Lumen building but also online. Online modules are distinct events, independent of their in-centre equivalent, and require separate booking. Each online module (OM) consists of five pre-recorded talks (30-40 minutes each) and a webinar and costs €35. For further information please visit our or Tel: 01-288 2075 - Mobile: 085 872 7482 - Email: or ADDRESS: Lumen ·Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock, Co. Dublin A94 A3C7 – for more information see attached brochure.

A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 26 & 30 August. At times in the 1600’s and 1700’s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 0 71 9861518 or for details. Numbers are limited.  Advance booking essential.




The Parish office will not be fully attended between Monday, 14th of September to Sunday, 27th of September. 

If there is no reply at the Pastoral centre door, please call Parish Pastoral worker Saule on 085 801 8987 or leave a message on the office answering machine on 01 452 3595. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Sunday 26A20 (27 September 2020)
Full notes (PDF)
Gospel notes (audio)
Gospel notes (portable)

The YouTube videos are intended to be a further exploration of the Gospel, with an eye to spiritual, pastoral and practical concerns. 

Gospel exploration (YouTube)
Gospel exploration (Zoom)
Full set  (YouTube)

Every Blessing



The Season of Creation 2020 began on September 1st (World Day of Prayer for Creation) and runs until October 4th (the feast of St. Francis of Assisi). Yes, this year will be different as we continue to do our best to protect one another during the pandemic. However, it is also an opportunity for us to engage in many exciting online events, to pray with and for one another and to reflect on how we can ‘build back better’ after COVID-19, working for a more sustainable and just world for all.

I would like to share with you some exciting initiatives that are happening in the coming weeks:
  • Eco-Congregation Westport are hosting a Laudato Si’ book club for those who wish to delve into Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home. It is a weekly event, commencing on Tuesday 1st September @ 7.30pm until Tuesday 6th October and you are warmly invited to participate. These webinars will be facilitated by Jane Mellett (Trócaire). To register please contact:  
  • On Thursday, September 17th @ 8pm, Kerry Diocesan JPiC Committee will host an online event in celebration of the Season of Creation called “Cultivating Hope”. The keynote speaker will be Lorna Gold, author of ‘Climate Generation’, who will be joined by a panel of Kerry based ‘activists’ of different ages and backgrounds. This will be an excellent opportunity to explore how to cultivate your hope in practical ways. To register please email:
  • On Thursday, September 24th at 1pm Trócaire will host a webinar, also under the theme of “Cultivating Hope”. We will hear from Sarah McCan, Trócaire’s Country Director in Zimbabwe, about the impacts of climate change on communities in Zimbabwe and how our partner organisations are supporting them to mitigate against this impact. You can register for this lunchtime webinar by clicking here
  • Fr. Dermot Lane’s book club continues during the Season of Creation as we explore his new publication “Theology & Ecology in Dialogue: The Wisdom of Laudato Si’”. Participants are still welcome to join us and you can contact for details.
An important reminder that you will also find parish resources on Trócaire’s Season of Creation page as well liturgical resources on the Irish Bishop’s Conference website. We encourage faith communities to incorporate these resources into liturgies throughout September as we pray together for our world during these troubling times.



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