A choir singing in St. John's Lane Church, Dublin.

St. John’s Lane Carol Service in aid of the Penny Dinners

There was a fantastic atmosphere last night at our carol service in St. John’s Lane, Dublin. The event was in aid of the Penny Dinners charity, which is based in our Meath Street parish.

The success of the event was down to the choir from Ballyroan, soprano Elizabeth Woods, Ann McNulty who was MD and all those who volunteered on the night. A big thank you to all of you for making such a memorable night and helping to raise much needed funds for the Penny Dinners.

Click on the link below to see our short video from an amazing night’s music. We hope you enjoy!

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Two people sitting and laughing at a table.

The Week in Review

It has been an energising week of input, discussion and debate!

On Wednesday we explored the Church’s future direction with the Lay Form in Dungarvan. Then two days before that, on Monday, we had some great input from Dermot McCarthy, who delved deeper into his recent article in the Furrow magazine, on the Church and State’s relationship. Be sure to view all the pictures from the events in question in our Gallery or on Facebook!

Dermot McCarthy’s article helps to contextualise important aspects of the Irish Church and State’s experience, and therefore, aids us in gaining understanding of the past so we can build for the future. Lets see what kind of Church we can envision together at #irishsynod2020.

Dermot’s article can be downloaded at https://augustinians.ie/lay-forum/ .

Book Cover of Hearers of the Word

Kieran J O’Mahony OSA Book Launch

The growing hunger for the Word of God is an unexpected development in our time. A new book on the Gospel readings for Advent and Christmas sets out to nourish those who desire something deeper and richer than typically occurs in the usual setting of worship.

In Hearers of The Word – Praying and Exploring the Readings for Advent and Christmas: Year A Kieran J O’Mahony OSA maps the readings for the liturgical period from Advent to the 2nd Sunday of Year A in terms of their historical and theological significance. With prayers and prayer guidance that reflect a multi-dimensional understanding of the Gospel, the book is an accessible guide to the richness of the Bible.

Hearers of the Word seeks to provide a prayerful encounter with Christ through the Lecionary readings and may be useful to those involved in Lectio Divina, either individually or in a group. Aiming to expand the biblical knowledge and skill of the user, Hears of the Word is unique among Gospel commentaries on the market today, looking as it does to combine spirituality and contemporary biblical scholarship.

Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is coordinator of biblical studies with the Dublin Archdiocese and is well-known for his very popular Weekly Notes – an email resource for each week’s readings throughout the year.

Hearers of The Word – Praying and Exploring the Readings for Advent and Christmas: Year A by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €19.95/£17.95

Click HERE for further details

Cover of the book Deeper into the Mess

Deeper Into The Mess

Following on from the best selling book, Finding God in the Mess, Brendan McManus and and Jim Deeds have once again teamed up with Messenger Publications for the new book, Deeper into the Mess- Praying Through Tough Times.

Using a mix of storytelling, photography and personal experiences they lead the reader though meditations on the tough situations we can all find ourselves in.

Each of the main meditations in the book is divided into four sections:

5. Each section is preceded by a short ‘Conversation with God’ that models how we might relate to God directly, praying with every aspect of our lives and bringing God’s light into the darkest corners.

The book will be available from 29th April at www.messenger.ie

The library of Trinity College with books on shelves.

Free Online Course to Explore the Remarkable Book of Kells

The Book of Kellls is one of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts.  Avail of the opportunity to learn more about this precious manuscript through a four-week online course. The “The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece” course will commence on 16th Sept, 2019 [run in partnership with Futurelearn, the social learning platform]. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been designed by academics from the School of Histories and Humanities, the School of Religion and staff from the Library.