We have had two sessions of the School of the Word so far (Weds 22 Jan and 29 Jan) and both nights were very well attended. Approx. 60 people attended both evenings and the feedback has been very positive – it seems to be very energising and life-giving for many people. Fr. Kieran’s style of engagement with the subject, and with people and their questions has contributed to great interest and discussion. Its also been wonderful to have parishioners from Lusk, Skerries and Portrane as well as Rush in attendance.
We are starting to look at Matthew’s Gospel and our “homework” for next Weds is to read Matthew’s Gospel in one sitting (preferably in a group)!
Commencing Weds 22 January 2014 – ALL WELCOME!
“SCHOOL OF THE WORD”
(From Weds 22 Jan – Weds 26th Feb)
Scripture Course with Fr. Kieran O’Mahony (See www.tarsus.ie) to enable parishioners to hear the Sunday readings, and to use the Gospel and the readings effectively and in an informed way for their own lives.
Venue: 7.30pm St. Maur’s Church, Rush
Fr. Kieran O’Mahony will present six modules on the Gospels (Programme 1 of a three part course on the Scriptures for groups of parishes). The other two Modules (on the First and Second Readings at Mass) will follow over the next 12 – 18 months and will be held in the parishes of Lusk and Skerries).
This programme is being offered to the parish grouping of Rush, Lusk, Skerries and Donabate but parishioners from Balbriggan and Swords are also welcome to attend.
This course will be of particular assistance to Ministers of the Word in deepening their knowledge of Scripture.
Fr. Kieran, an Augustinian and member of the Orlagh community, was Associate Professor and Head of Scripture Studies at the Milltown Institute, Dublin. He has been appointed as Academic Director of Biblical Studies for the Archdiocese of Dublin. He has published a number of guides to the life and theology of St Paul. He is providing this as an initiative instigated by the Archbishop, Diarmuid Martin, as a means of assisting people to engage more fully with the Scriptures.