SCRIPTURE WORKSHOP SERIES
Following his very successful and well-attended series of talks on the Sunday readings during lent, Fr. Kieran O’Mahony returns to Gardiner Street for two seminars related to the readings for Sundays of Year B, which begins with the first Sunday of Advent, and during which we read Mark’s Gospel and St Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians (among other readings). Fr Kieran’s talks are always lively and thought-provoking and will enrich greatly our understanding of St Paul and St Mark’s Gospel. The format for each morning will involve some solid input about the authors and then a chance to engage with an individual text. There will be a break for tea and coffee.
JOURNEYING WITH ST PAUL
With Kieran O’Mahony (Augustinian Friar, Scripture Scholar)
Saturday 14th October Registration open at 9.00am. Workshop 9.45am – 1pm
St Paul, whether we like him or dislike him, is read nearly every Sunday when we gather for the Eucharist. He brought the message of Jesus out to the Roman world and seeded Christian communities all over the Mediterranean. His teachings still puzzle, fascinate and exasperate us today. Journey with Fr. Kieran O’Mahony into the world and personality of Christianity’s most controversial preacher and strengthen your own grasp of the Gospel message.
2. Opening input on St Paul, his personality and his world
3. Coffee/Tea Break
4. Individual/Group work on a chosen text
5. Questions and final input on St Paul and his writings
THE ONGOING STORY WITH ST MARK
Saturday 28th October Registration open at 9.00am. Workshop 9.45am – 1pm
God’s word is unpredictable in its power. The Gospel speaks of a seed which, once sown, grows by itself, even as the farmer sleeps. (Mark 4:26-29). Fr. Kieran O’Mahony explores the depths of Mark’s Gospel which is the focus of the new liturgical year beginning with Advent. Discover the themes and concerns of Mark’s community and allow your own life to be written into the ongoing story.
Everybody is welcome to these training opportunities. Knowing ahead of time how many are likely to come will give the organisers an idea of the space and time needed. So, do please signal your interest to any parish team member or leave your name at the front desk. Thanks. Enquiries & Bookings contact the Front Desk which is in the door to the left of the church (Tel: 01 836 3411).