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Our mission at this Dublin city centre Jesuit parish is that people find strength, light and consolation in our church. We offer a heartfelt welcome to all and and the support of a lively faith community whose source of meaning and purpose in life comes through friendship with Jesus Christ. We feel special inspiration comes through the missionary spirit of St Francis Xavier our patron, the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, and the holiness of the Venerable John Sullivan the saintly healer whose remains are venerated here.

If you are new to the parish, we extend a special welcome to you and pray that you will find a warm home here. Please introduce yourself to one of the priests after Mass or call into the office.

Fr Gerry Clarke SJ
Parish Priest 

PARISH NOTICES

IN NOVEMBER WE REMEMBER

DURING NOVEMBER we traditionally remember all our loved ones who have gone to their rest.
Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available at the back of the Church or in the Parish Office.
 
Envelopes can be left into the Sacristy or the Parish Office and will be placed in a Basket beside the Altar and will be prayed for During the Month of November.
Parishioners are invited to light a candle any time through November and place it in the Cross. Memorial Candles are available in the Parish Office for €1 and may also be taken home or given to a friend who might be grieving.
Remembrance Board ~ At the back of the Church, we have a board with the names of all the people whose funerals took place in Gardiner Street this year. Parishioners are invited to write down the names of anyone they would like to be remembered.

BOOK CLUB

GARDINER STREET PARISH READING CLUB continues on 12th November at 7:30 with a chat with Brian O’Leary, author of “God Ever Greater: Exploring Ignatian Spirituality”. All welcome.
“Brian O’Leary, an Irish Jesuit, has worked in the field of Ignatian spirituality over many years and in many countries. He has been on the staff of the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality at Manresa House and was an Associate Professor of Spirituality at the Milltown Institute. Brian continues to explore both the history of the Ignatian tradition as well as its new manifestations today.”
https://www.messenger.ie/product/an-introduction-to-ignatian-spirituality/

BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN MONTHLY MASS

NOVEMBER’S MONTHLY MASS for Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated on Saturday the 16TH November at 1pm.
 

AUTUMN TALKS SERIES 2019 REVIEW

A series of 4 mornings on what it means to be a Christian today.  Click here  to read reviews.


COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 554 Share € 400. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

GARDINER STREET NATIONAL SCHOOL

On Friday morning the trusteeship of Gardiner Street National School was handed from the Sisters of Charity to the Jesuits.  The ceremony took place in the school hall and was enriched by the song and dance of the children.  A candle was handed from the Provincial of the Sisters Una O’Neill to Fr. Bruce Bradley SJ who had been delegated by Fr. Leonard Moloney SJ, the Jesuit Provincial (Fr. Moloney was presiding at the funeral Mass of broadcaster Gay Byrne in the Pro-Cathedral).  Our prayer is that the Jesuits can continue the near 200 year tradition begun by Sr. Mary Aikenhead with a wide and inclusive education for children in the parish.

ADVENT TUESDAY EVENINGS

Find the Joy of Jesus in peace and quietness as we prepare for Christmas. Join us here in Gardiner Street at 7:30 pm, starting on the 26th November
 

REVIEW OF SAFEGUARDING PRACTICES

Archbishop Martin has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practices in the Diocese and its parishes. The review will take place in November.
If you have any views on this matter which you would like to share with the reviewers, please contact CSPS and we will pass on your contact details to the reviewers.  Alternatively, you can contact the National Board directly on 015053124 or admin@safeguarding.ie

COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 554 Share € 400.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

ECOTIPS

Every household in Ireland is responsible for one ton of food waste per year. That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin.  And it’s not just a waste of money, it’s also costing the earth. 
Where possible we should prevent food waste in the first instance. Top tips to prevent food waste include checking your store cupboard before you shop, have a list, only buy what you need and don’t be tempted by special offers on perishable foods. https://www.mywaste.ie/what-to-do-with-my-food-waste/
 

Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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7:30 pm Gospel Choir Mass
Gospel Choir Mass
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gospel Choir Mass
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Sundays at 7.30pm from September to June (except bank holidays) All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to[...]
Nov
25
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Nov 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic prayer group every Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to[...]
Nov
28
Thu
7:30 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Dec
1
Sun
all-day First Sunday of Advent
First Sunday of Advent
Dec 1 all-day
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12:30 pm Family Mass
Family Mass
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
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6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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7:30 pm Gospel Choir Mass
Gospel Choir Mass
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gospel Choir Mass
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Sundays at 7.30pm from September to June (except bank holidays) All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to[...]
Dec
2
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Dec 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic prayer group every Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to[...]
Dec
5
Thu
7:30 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Mass Times

SUNDAY MASSES

Vigil Mass
The Sunday Vigil Mass is Saturday – 6 pm – with music/cantor

9.15 am
11.00 am (Church choir/Cantor and organ)
12.30 pm (The 12.30pm mass on the first Sunday of the month is a Family Mass)
7.30 pm (Sep-May only)  There is no 7.30 Mass on bank holiday weekends

Gospel Choir Mass
The Gospel Choir sings at the Sunday 7.30 pm Mass from September to May (except on bank holiday weekends).
There is no 7.30 Mass on bank holiday weekends

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday to Friday 8.30am, 11.00am, 1.00pm.

Saturday and Bank Holidays: 11.00am and 1.00pm.

HOLY DAY MASSES

Holy Days – Jan 6, Aug 15, Nov 1, Dec 8

8.30am (except Saturday), 11 am, 1 pm.

Christmas Day and St Patrick’s Day – check home page

No Gospel Choir Mass on holy days.

Mass Readings

Please click here for today's readings.

Please click here for reflections.

 

Pray with Pope Francis

During the month of November Pope Francis invites us to pray

That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

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