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Biblical Resources (Kieran O'Mahony)

Welcome!

We continue our journey into John chapter 6. In the YouTube talk, three dimensions of the Gospel passage are identified:

  • Searching, seeking, questing.

  • What does God want of us?

  • Jesus as the “I am.”

Any one of these could take us deeply into our faith in Christ. In particular, the question at the centre — “What must we do to do the works of God” — arises for any spiritual traveller. Intriguingly, the very first words on the lips of Jesus in this Gospel are: ‘What are you looking for?’ (John 1:38)

The Readings
  • Extra Gospel exploration: John 6:24-35 (YouTube / Zoom)

Wishing you all every blessing and peace,

Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA

 

KNOW YOUR FAITH

Come to PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY

An Adult Faith Development Programme


Applications are now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways.


This programme is run by the Archdiocese of Dublin. It will begin in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, (MDCCE), Drumcondra Rd. Dublin, 9. on Thursday 30th. September 2021 (7.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m.). Places are limited so early application is advised.

Pathways is a two-year, one night a week, course for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. 

It runs from late September to May each year. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. You can just come along and enjoy! 

The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments. Some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means.

For more information please visit the webpage: www.evangelisation.ie or contact: Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin, DO3 P2E7. Phone : 01 8087594 Email: pathways@dublindiocese.ie

 

Exploring the Bible

Since 2012, a group of parishioners has been meeting each week, to explore the Bible and to ask ourselves, how it might relate to our lives today. Before the Pandemic, we met in Shalom, beside St Mark’s church, each Monday. Some people come weekly, others less frequently. All are welcome!

When the Pandemic hit, we had a gap of a few weeks. However, we discovered that we missed our connection and the chance it gave us to prepare for Mass each Sunday. By introducing us to the readings beforehand, we had the opportunity to read and reflect on what each reading might mean for us today.

Although none of us was very good with technology, we learned how to set up and connect to a Zoom meeting. In this way we were able to see each other and continue the reflection that we had in Shalom.

Each week a group of between six and eight of us meet on Zoom to share our thoughts, insights and questions on the readings for the following Sunday's mass. We invite you to join us!

No previous knowledge of the Bible is required. What each of us brings to the

meeting is a desire to explore the faith that has guided our lives and to learn to understand and appreciate it more fully.

We don’t have easy answers to the hard questions of life, but we do share our faith and hope in Jesus and in the power of God's Word. We also help each other toward a better understanding of what it means to be a believer in today’s world.

PLEASE EMAIL TO THE PARISH SECRETARY TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK for Monday evening meetings: saintmarksparishchurch@gmail.com 

Peace,

Valerie Warren on behalf of the 'Exploring the Bible' group