Parish Notices

FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

 


CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER’S CHURCH

 with a selection of seasonal songs performed by Gardiner Street Gospel Choir; Michael Ahearne, from The Commitments movie; Lynn Hilary, formerly of Celtic Woman & Riverdance, and Gardiner Street Primary School Choir.

Join us for this festive evening at St Francis Xavier's Church on Tuesday 13 December at 7pm. Free admission.

Donations welcome



THE LITTLE ELEVEN

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The Financial Situation in Our Parish

Letter from Fr. Niall Leahy SJ Parish Priest

Dear parishioners,
Warm greetings to you all! I would like to thank all of who come to our Masses here in Gardiner Street, who attend our novenas and other events, and who pray at our shrines. We are here to serve you, and it is your presence that encourages us to keep up our efforts to make our church a prayerful and welcoming space for you all.

I write to you with regard to the parish finances. At a recent meeting of the parish finance committee, we decided that all parishioners ought to be informed about our
current financial position. 

Over the last four years our costs have remained relatively stable while our income has fallen sharply. We have received fewer donations for candles and smaller weekly
collections. As a result the parish’s annual deficit has increased from €7,000 in 2019 to €67,000 in 2022. This is an unsustainable situation and we have to do something.

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Gardiner Street Parish Synod Report

Gardiner Street Parish Synod Feedback Report is available

Read here

Printed copies of the Synod Feedback Report will be available at the back of the Church on 20th/21st August 2022.

Thanks to all who participated!

The National Synod Synthesis has bee published. Read here the synthesis of the consultation in Ireland for the diocesan stage of the Universal Synod 2021-2023 National-Synthesis-17-50-Fri-12th-August-

Spiritual Communion Prayer

  • Lord Jesus Christ, I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.

I have a hunger for the Bread of Life but cannot, at this moment, receive you.

You said to your disciples, 'I am with you always.'

Please come spiritually into my heart.

Be with me today as I offer myself to you.

Help me to believe that nothing can separate me from your love.

Mass Readings

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Please click here for reflections

 

Calendar of Events

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11.30 to 12.30

Fridays from 19.30 to 20.30

Sundays 19.00 -19.30

Pray with Pope Francis

For November 2022, we join the Holy Father in praying for:

For children who suffer

Let us pray for children who are suffering, especially for those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war. May they be guaranteed access to education and may they have the opportunity to experience family affection.

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Synod Prayer

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.

Amen.

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