Treasure in Clay Jars Commemoration of the Faithful departed
Monday 2nd November 2020
November is almost here: a time to remember our loved ones who have gone to God.
Under the current lockdown rules we cannot welcome people to the Church but you are invited to a warm and consoling Memorial Mass online.
Watch the Mass on parish Webcam
Follow the readings and intentions in a specially prepared booklet
Light a candle in memory
Place their names on the Altar List of the Dead
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Tel: 01-836 3411
St Francis Xavier’s Church
Upper Gardiner Street
Dublin D01 RK07
There are some special Support Services set up to help people during the Covid 19 pandemic. We have created a list of these services click here for support services
Would it help to talk?
The stress arising from trying to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic can be overwhelming.
Spiritual Direction is one way to help find a balance by taking time to reflect on your life.
If you would like to find out more about this service, please telephone Christine on 085 1569213.
Christine, a qualified and experienced spiritual director is on the Parish Team at Gardiner Street and will be happy to talk to you.
Nothing is so fundamental to the spiritual life as learning to listen ...
18th October 2020
Fr. Richard O'Dwyer SJ
The Catholic Church is not a member only club which we join or perhaps for many of us were born into that guarantees us a place in heaven if we keep the club rules and provided we don’t help ourselves to the club’s financial assets and property. I think perhaps that need to be aware of the fact We are members of the church because God has called us to be part of God’s mission to the whole world. This important fact is not stated very often but today is Mission Sunday and it is good for us to remember that this mission, this project which is the reason primarily why the Church came into being and continues to exist, is first of all God’s mission and not ours.
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Pray with Pope Francis
Pope’s prayer intention for October: that women have greater leadership roles in the Church
No one has been baptized a priest or a bishop. We have all been baptized as lay people.
Lay people are protagonists of the Church.
Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church.
And we must emphasize the feminine lay presence because women tend to be left aside.
We must promote the integration of women, especially where important decisions are made.
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism.
Treasure in Clay Jars. Commemoration of the Faithful departed Monday 2nd November 2020 7.30 pm November is here: a time to remember our loved ones who have gone to God. Under the current lockdown rules we cannot welcome people to the Church but you are invited to a warm and consoling Memorial Mass online. Watch […]
World Mission Sunday – 18th October 2020 World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual direct appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of missionaries can continue. During this time, all parishes worldwide will offer Mass collections and donations to aid the work of missionaries and missions overseas. World Mission Sunday […]
A “Family Rosary Crusade” began on Thursday 1st October in Ireland and run during the month of October, which is dedicated as the month of the Holy Rosary. The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin is inviting families to recite the Marian prayer against the Coronavirus. Gardiner Street Parish Reading Club […]
Gardiner Street Parish Reading Club continues via Zoom This autumn we are reading “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson. The first virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th October at 8.00 pm. We are also starting a Study Group (via Zoom) with “A History of the Bible” by John Barton. The first virtual meeting will take […]