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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Gospel: John 10:11-18 3 May 2009 I am the Good Shepherd…. The Evangelist’s Greek word is “beautiful”. Three times in a row, You repeat this word, Lord. With insistence, You introduce Yourself as the beautiful Shepherd. It’s an invitation to contemplate You, to gaze on You, like stopping at a scenic spot, at a beautiful flower, a beautiful sight. Open our eyes, Lord! Let us know how to see you! You teach us by Your life as much as, or even more than, by Your words. The Good Shepherd gives his life for his sheep. Here is the beauty that You suggest we contemplate. This word “to give” is not only a reference to Your death on the cross. It is all Your existence which is given for Your sheep. You are the Gift of God to humanity: God...

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Third Sunday of Easter

Gospel: Luke 24: 35-48 26 April 2009 The disciples told about what had happened on the road. They have just experienced an extraordinary event. They want to share this joy with their companions. They tell how they recognised him at the breaking of Bread. This challenges me. and where am I in this? I meet You, lord, at every Mass. There, You enlighten me through your Word, You share Your Bread with me. Does my life after that tell to others about this meeting with You? Come, reinflame my heart, Lord, and increase my faith! Jesus was there in their midst…. They were overjoyed on knowing that You were risen. Suddenly here they are stricken with shock and fear when You show Yourself to them. It is difficult for them to grasp the marvelous reality. With love and patience,...

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Second Sunday of Easter

Gospel: John 20: 19-31 19 April 2009 After the death of Jesus, the evening of the first day of the week…. This is not a simple historically precise timing. St. John puts us in parallel with the account of creation in Genesis. Your death, Lord, marks the end of a world, the end of the reign of Satan; You had predicted it: the prince of this world will be cast out (Jn. 12:31). Your resurrection is the first day of the new creation. Your death had plunged Your disciples into darkness and fear; for them it was the pits of emptiness and darkness (Gen. 1:2), like at the beginning of the world. your resurrection will be for them the radiant light announced by Isaiah (Is.60:1). Jesus came, He was there in the midst of them…. The “Light of the...

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Thank You!…

Thank you to all who helped with and supported our Spring Fair on Saturday 4th April. You helped us to raise 2,100 Euros. May God reward your generosity of...

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Easter Sunday Message

Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum. Alleluia! – I have risen, I am still with you. Alleluia! Dear Brothers and sisters, Jesus, crucified and risen, repeats this joyful proclamation to us today: the Easter proclamation. Let us welcome it with deep wonder and gratitude! Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum – I have risen, I am still with you, for ever. These words, taken from an ancient version of Psalm 138 (v 18b), were sung at the beginning of today’s Mass. In them, at the rising of the Easter Sun, the Church recognizes the voce of Jesus himself who, on rising from death, turns to the Father filled with gladness and love, and exclaims: My Father, here I am! I have risen, I am still with you, and so I shall be for ever; your Spirit never abandoned me… These words...

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Chapel Ministry Meeting

A meting of those involved in Ministry at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will take place on monday 6th April at 6.00 p.m. in the Chapel Hall. Arrangements for Easter Liturgies will be discussed, including the re-commissioning of Ministers during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. All ministers are therefore asked to...

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Super Draw Winners

We had six winners in the March Draw in this present series of Draws in conjunction with Raheens GAA Club: Car: Mary Scally and Anne Claffey, Tyrrellspass. 250 Euros: Anne O’Donnell, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7. 150 Euros: Anne Nolan, Donnybrook, Dublin 4; Mary Dollard, Limerick; Kathleen Moriarty, Dublin 7; Martin Butler, Clontarf, Dublin 3. Congratulations to the winners (full list available in Chapel Lobby) and many thanks to all who support the...

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Palm Sunday

5 April 2009 Gospel: Marck 11: 1-10 (Procession) Some days before the feast of Passover, Jesus and His disciples went up to Jerusalem …. Some days before the feast of Passover …. It is the last time that You go up to Jerusalem. Your “Hour” has come, the hour of Your Passover, of Your passage from this world to the Father (Jn. 13:11). You know that it is through suffering and death that this passage will be made, that for every son of man, for each one of us. And You know also how Your disciples will be disconcerted by Your unexpected, quick, and sad departure. So You will prepare them for this test, to help them to see the other side: Your victory over death. Jesus and His disciples went up to Jerusalem …. Jerusalem is the city...

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A letter to our European SSS Confreres

Greetings from the brethren in Dublin. On January 6th this year of Our Lord 2009, we entered in to our 39th. year of Eucharistic ministry to the people of Dublin and to the many tourist, and Irish people who visit this capital city. D’OLIER STREET: For 25 years our ministry was conducted in a building which was formerly a fish restaurant – from a place that served sole to one that served souls, the People of God. In those early years we were part of the American province and had American priests serving in the Chapel and it was known as “the American Chapel” It was very popular with the local office workers and shoppers, who appreciated the more welcoming style of celebration that these early priests fostered. The Catholic faith of Ireland was very strong and a keen...

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