Icon of Jesus and two disciples.

Reflection on Sunday 26th January’s Gospel

Posted Posted in Sunday Gospel Reflection

What’s at the heart of Jesus’ proclamation of the Gospel, is it to repent or convert?

Explore the answer to this question and many others with Fr. Kieran J. O’Mahony’s reflection on this coming Sunday’s Gospel.

Click the following link for the audio version:

Click the following link for the text version:

Painting of the Baptism of Christ

Reflection on Sunday 12th January’s Gospel

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As it’s the new year we decided to begin with something new! So we will be sharing with you Fr. Kieran O’ Mahony’s reflection each week on the upcoming Gospel reading. Fr. Kieran is an Augustinian Friar and biblical scholar based in Dublin and works for the Dublin Diocese as Coordinator of Biblical Studies. He also runs the tarsus.ie website, where you can find more biblical resources.

The Baptism of Our Lord (Sunsay 12th January)
For those on the go, and who like to listen to a podcast there is an audio version of Fr. Kieran’s Sunday reflection, which can be found at the following link HERE

For those who prefer to read and reflect with text the following link can be clicked HERE

We hope you enjoy these resources.

Painting of Cardinal Propero Grech OSA

Sad News of Cardinal Propero Grech’s Death

Posted Posted in Death Notice

We are sad to announce the death of Cardinal Propero Grech. He was an Augustinian friar and originally from Malta but lived most of his life in our theologate, Saint Monica’s in Rome.
Born: 24th Dec 1925
1st Profession of Vows: 8th Oct 1944
Presbyteral Ordination: 8th Feb 2012
(Titular Archbishop of San Leone)
Cardinalate: 12th Feb 2012 (appointed as Cardinal Deacon of Santa Maria Goretti)
Death: 30th Dec 2019
May He Rest In Peace.

The Christmas tree and altar of Meath Street Church, Dublin.

Happy Christmas

Posted Posted in Augustinian Lay Forum

Awake, my people! For your sake God has become one of us. Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead, Christ will enlighten you. I tell you again: for your sake, God became human.
+ Augustine.

Image from our beautiful Church, St. Catherine’s, in Meath Street ready to celebrate the birth of Christ. Christmas blessings to one and all!

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

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

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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

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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/ .