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
Prayer Intentions for May
The Pope’s Prayer for May is for the Laity: The laity are a fundamental part of the Church. Our commitment, our testimony, and our service, especially in the most difficult situations, help to spread the truth of the Gospel.
“Lay people are on the front line of the life of the Church. We need their testimony regarding the truth of the Gospel and their example of expressing their faith by practicing solidarity.
Let us give thanks for the lay people who take risks, who are not afraid and who offer reasons for hope to the poorest, to the excluded, to the marginalized.
Let us pray together this month that the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, the mission that they received in Baptism, putting their creativity at the service of the challenges of today's world. ”
Life is so hectic that sometimes we use our cars because it is easier... but take time to think about the journeys you are likely to make next week. Can you leave your car at home and use the bus or Dublin Bikes or walk? It is more environmentally friendly, good for your health and may cost you less. Think Green!
News and Notes
Annual BBQOur Annual Parish BBQ for volunteers and parishioners on this Sunday 27th May in the Gardiner Street Garden. Begins at 3pm. All welcome … especially if you bring a salad or dessert or something to drink!
SACRED HEART NOVENA
- Weekdays 11am and 7.30
- Saturday 11 am and 6pm
- Sunday 11 am
Charismatic prayer groupevery Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.
Family MassOur Monthly Family Mass will be Celebrated next Sunday at 12.30pm.
Last week’s CollectionsChurch €696, Share €384 Thank you. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’sGardiner Street)
A gathering in preparation for the World Meeting of Families at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 19-20 June 2018. Keynote Speakers: Prof. Julie Hanlon Rubio (St Louis University, Missouri) & Prof. Martin M. Lintner (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen). Workshops:
- ‘Living the Gospel of the Family’ (Bairbre Cahill, writer and facilitator)
- ‘Real Families, Real Issues, Real Responses’ (Mary Johnston, ACCORD)
- ‘Families: a Global Perspective’ (Colm Hogan, Trócaire)
- ‘Conscience and Moral Discernment’ (Martin Lintner)
GDPR DATA PROTECTION at Gardiner Street: A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is being introduced on 25 May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office at the front desk up the steps to the left of the church. Quick Note For detailed information on how we use your data and your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations please see the DATA PRIVACY NOTICE on the parish noticeboard in the Pope Francis Corridor and on the Website https://gardinerstparish.ie/about/privacy-policy-page/
RELIC OF BL. FATHER JOHNBeginning in mid-May the relic of Blessed John Sullivan will be brought around the parish to houses and communities. You are invited to contact the parish team to organise visits for prayer and intercession in your locality. Just mention it to parish staff or at the frond desk up the steps to the left of the Church.
Annual BBQ Our Annual Parish BBQ for volunteers and parishioners on this Sunday 27th May in the Gardiner Street Garden. Begins at 3pm. All welcome … especially if you bring a salad or dessert or something to drink! SACRED HEART NOVENA Begins this Thursday May 31st and continues to Friday June 8th. Dates […]
A Discerning Church Listens – Session 3 – What will be the likely legal consequences of a yes/no vote? Professor Gerry Whyte
LEGAL ANALYSIS OF PROPOSALS TO AMEND IRISH ABORTION LAW This paper is in two sections. The earlier, and much shorter section, examines the legal consequences of voting “No’ in the forthcoming referendum. The second section examines the legal consequences of voting ‘Yes”. Legal consequences of voting “No” Currently Irish law permits abortion only where, as […]
A DISCERNING CHURCH LISTENS Session 1 What is the Church’s teaching on abortion, the informed conscience and the law? After hearing from Fr Pat, the audience was invited to write their comments and questions for his response. Last week we placed the comments on the display panels into four categories:- – how to vote – […]
Mass & Confession
Vigil Mass -Saturday 6 pm
9.15 am, 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 7.30 pm
The 7.30 pm Mass is our Gospel Choir Mass with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir. The 12.30pm Mass on the first Sunday of each month is a Family Mass.
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.
No Gospel Choir Mass on holy days.
Weekdays – 11.30am (Tues and Thurs)