Liturgy & Devotion & Confesion

Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil 7.30pm
Sunday: 8.00am, 9.00am (Irish), 10.00am (Family), 11.15am, 12.30pm, 6.00pm
Mass in Polish: the 1st adn 3rd Sunday of each month at 4.30pm

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday: 7.00am, 8.00am, 10.00am, 1.00pm, 8.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am, 10.00am

Confessions

Saturday: 9.30am to 9.55am, 10.30am to 11.30am, 4.00pm to 5.00pm, 7.00pm to 7.25pm and after Vigil Mass (in Polish and English)
First Friday and Eves of Holy Days: 9.30am to 10.00am

Welcome to Saint Mary's Priory

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<p>The community at St Mary’s Priory, Tallaght, has a variety of ministries, including the teaching of theology, historical research, biblical research, sacramental and liturgical ministry and parish ministry, administration of the Province, meditation groups, the running of a retreat house, adult education programmes, a printing press, distance learning programmes, counselling...</p>
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<p>The Priory Institute, which runs theological courses and offers part time distance education in theology leading to a primary degree, has its headquarters in the priory.</p>
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<p>The Retreat Centre welcomes a multitude of groups, young and old, throughout the year. It is open all year round.</p>
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<p>The archives of the Irish Dominican Province are housed at St Mary’s, and the Prior Provincial and his team are in residence in the community.</p>
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<p>The Priory Institute, which runs theological courses and offers part time distance education in theology leading to a primary degree, has its headquarters in the priory.</p>
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<p>The Retreat Centre welcomes a multitude of groups, young and old, throughout the year. It is open all year round.</p>
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<p>The archives of the Irish Dominican Province are housed at St Mary’s, and the Prior Provincial and his team are in residence in the community.</p></p>

Commentary on 2nd Sunday of Advent (B) 7th Dec 2014

A. TEXT (Mark 1: 1–8)

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1 The beginning of THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD.

God speaks through Isaiah his Prophet

2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his “paths straight.

John the Baptist proclaims the Coming of Jesus

4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey.

John’s announcement

7 And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

B. EXPLANATION

1 The beginning of THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD.

Mark, in verse 1, gives us the title of his written work and tells us the purpose for writing this document.

The beginningThe book of Genesis began with the words “In the beginning….” Mark is writing about a new and imminent beginning, that of salvation, as we will see.

the gospel By this word, used in this document seven times (Mk. 1: 1; 14, 15; 8: 35; 10: 29; 13: 10; 14: 9), Mark does not mean a book but he wishes to share literally ‘good news’ about one called Jesus.

of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” — Mark tells us three things about the subject of the “good mews”. First of all he tells us that he is writing about “Jesus”. This personal name means “saviour”. It is indeed the very best of “good news” about the One who came to save us from our sins and the power of evil.

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