John, Chapter 6 and The Bread of Life
For the next five Sundays we set aside our reading of the gospel of Mark to devote attention to John 6 and the Bread of Life discourse.
The fourth gospel differs from the others in many respects and one is the way in which the evangelist teases out the implications of Jesus’ actions through long discussions in which the participants are being asked to consider in depth the symbolism behind his deeds. The multiplication of the loaves and fishes is the only miracle story that John shares with the other gospels
Join St Mary’s Restoration Fund Draw
The Draw is doing well but could be a lot better. The reason is probably that enough people don’t hear about it or aren’t invited to buy a line or two, €10/month.
It’s never too late to join, so buy a line or take a card and become a promoter.
This month’s Draw is Wednesday evening. Parish promoters: Ann Brennan, Áine Butler; Teresa Trehy; Paul McKiernan; Peggy Wall; Veronica McGuane; Jane Dineen; Mgt. Hanlon; Marian Eardly; Ann Marie Hogan; Kay Foley; Eddie Langton; Linda Nolan; Brian Roche; Tracey Maher & John Lennon.
St John’s Homes for the Elderly
A vacancy has arisen at Homes for the Elderly located on the grounds of
St John’s Church. Applications are invited in writing from suitable candidates to: St John’s Homes for Elderly Committee, The Presbytery, Dublin Road, Kilkenny. Closing date for application 12th August.
Artist Julie Moorhouse is hosting a one day Introduction to Painting workshop at
Blackwatch studio on Saturday 1st August 11am - 4pm. €50 including Materials
Tea/Coffee, biscuits. Please bring own lunch(use of microwave)
Why not come along for the fun, and unleash your creative side
To book call Vicki on 086 837 0205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foulkstown Cemetery Mass
The annual Cemetery Mass in Foulkstown Cemetery takes place next Thursday 30th July at 7.30pm.
….. will hold its church gate collection on the weekend of 29th and 30th August. All funds raised go to the running cost of the organisations services.
St. James of Santiago de Compostela
“To celebrate the Feast of St. James of Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrim mass of blessing will be held in St. Mary’s Cathedral, James Street at 11.00am on Sunday 26th July. Afterward a Camino walk will take place beginning at Jenkinstown Church at 2.00pm and walking through the park. Later that evening a showing of the film ‘The Way’ will take place in the Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral at 7.00pm. All welcome.”
Big or small?
Why does a €10 note looks so small at the shop, but so big at church?
The building fund
A priest got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation:
"This morning, I have good news and bad news for you all.
The good news is, we have enough money to pay our Church expenses. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."
A good sermon?
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
The School teacher was describing that when Lot's wife looked back at Sodom she turned into a pillar of salt, when Bobby interrupted. "My mummy looked back one time while she was driving, and she turned into a lamp post."