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The Mission

 

apostles

There may have been an atmosphere of excitement and a hint of
trepidation amongst Jesus and his disciples as they set out to the
villages of Galilee in twos to preach about the forgiveness of sins and to
anoint the sick with oil.
The simplicity of this activity, bringing with them only their staff and sandals, is in direct
contrast to the difficulties that have crossed their paths in Nazareth. Scripture scholar
Ciaran O’ Callaghan, CSsR states that the staff and sandals symbolise the urgency of this
missionary journey. There is no time to waste. Unlike missionaries from other religions
who travelled the dusty roads of Galilee weighed down by their baggage and possessions,
the disciples of Jesus will move quickly from one place to the next. This group of preachers
are setting themselves apart from the rest.
They are given their instructions. When hospitality is given in a town, then stay in
that place until it is time to leave. However, when the disciples encounter criticism or
unwelcome, they are to move on and “as you walk away shake off the dust from under
your feet as a sign to them”. 
 
 
 
 
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Family Dynamics

There are many stories of healing in the early chapters of Mark’s Gospel,
which form part of the initial footsteps of Jesus’ missionary journey
through Capernaum.
Huge crowds begin to follow him as his reputation for preaching and healing spreads
throughout the countryside. It is fitting that after a period of intense activity, Jesus would
take some time to have an intimate meal with members of his own blood family. This is
the point at which we enter the story today. However, the meal doesn’t go to plan. Crowds
gather to catch a glimpse of Jesus or to hear his Word. Despite Jesus’ earlier instruction
to his disciples to keep his true identity quiet, the meal turns into a frantic affair. His own
family think he is out of his mind and they try to take control of him. The scribes charge
him with being possessed by the devil and even state that Jesus himself is the prince of
demons. This is a step too far for Jesus and he states that under no circumstances can
such language and blasphemy be tolerated. Since Jesus is the Spirit of God, the scribes
are stating that the Spirit is unclean and evil. In Jesus’ eyes, this is unacceptable. While
the main body of this story focuses on this dialogue between Jesus and the scribes, Jesus
returns to the more pressing matter: who is his family? As we have seen, his own flesh
and blood think he is insane. Biblical scholar Ciaran O’ Callaghan CSsR states that Jesus’
new family are those who show “an openness to the presence of God’s Kingdom ... and a
positive response to Jesus’ preaching and doing God’s will”. 
 
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Molly Hands Over

 
dignity1Molly Comish of Dignity Packs Ireland makes a handover of packs to the Dargle Community Base of Sunbeam House Services.
 
Then former Bray Lions Young Ambassador is moving to Canada to pursue her studies.
 
 

BIFE Graduates Show

 BIFE Graduation Exhibition: Art Portfolio graduates Vicki Hennessy, Caitriona McGuinness, Emily Lannin, Kayleigh Dodd, Matthew Hally. Back: Emily O'Toole, Libby Chambers, Sarah Buckle
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St Killian's Awards

St Killians Graduation and Awards: Arif Ogunseye with his awards for Irish and Academic Excellence and Student of the Year 2018 Graham King
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