Launching the year of Mark

Launching the year of Mark : Today, the First Sunday of Advent, we begin cycle ‘B’ of the Church’s year, focusing of the Gospel of St Mark. We are (ahem!) marking this event with two workshops, being give by Fr Brendan McConvery CSsR. Fr Brendan is the author of the popular book ‘How to read the Bible’ and will provide useful, prayerful insights as to how best to approach our most sacred texts. These workshops are being held on next Friday 8th December, 19:00-20:30, and next Saturday 9th December 10:00-11:30 here at St Alphonse, and are titled ‘How to read the bible, with reference to Mark’ and ‘What to look for in Mark’, respectively. More details to follow on

Copies of St Mark’s gospel are available from the tea/coffee table, €2,50 each. Please avail of this all-too-rare opportunity to enter more deeply into the word of God in the gospels.