Announcement of newly appointed Parish Priest
Bulbs for parishioners to take after 11.00 am Mass 12th September
Gardiner Street Parish is applying for an Eco-Congregation award to affirm the good environmental work we undertake. Our Environmental Care team pursues initiatives such as linking environmental issues with the Christian faith, practical activities like installing energy-efficient lighting, community involvement such as parish clean-ups and promoting support of charities in the developing world such as Trocaire and Irish Jesuits International. We are raising awareness of our work by having a display at the back of the church with a gift of a beautiful spring flowering bulb for you to grow at home.
SEASON OF CREATION 2021
This year we celebrate this season mindful of the fact that our world continues to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a devastating climate and biodiversity crisis. We look towards two UN Conferences in the Autumn, COP15 (on Biodiversity, due to take place in China) and COP24 (on climate change, Glasgow) in the hope that world leaders take the urgent action that is needed to Restore Our Common Home. Catholics are urged to sign the "Healthy Planet Healthy People" petition as a key action for this year’s Season of Creation. This petition has been endorsed by the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development in the hope that millions of Catholics will raise their voices in the public sphere to help Restore Our Common Home in the run up to these vital UN Conferences.
BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN MONTHLY MASS- SEPTEMBER
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11.30 to 12.30
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER
16th Sunday Ordinary Time 18th July 2021
Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ
I’ve never been to the Holy Land. My travels have taken me to nearly every country around it: Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan. But I’ve never been to the Holy Land.
There’s one spot I’d love to visit when, some day, I get the chance: the Lake of Gennesaret. A lot of the great Gospel events seem to have taken place there:
- Sermon on the Mount
- Drowning of the swine at Gadara
- Multiplication of the loaves and the fishes
- And two towns that Jesus curses Bethsaida and Chorazin (Mt 11)
But I imagine it’s going to be a really beautiful lake. The kind of place where you’d want to take a boat out and find a quiet landing place for a summer’s picnic. My imagination may be running away with me; but the picture we have in the Gospel today looks like an idyllic spot.
“‘You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; … So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves.”
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Pray with Pope Francis
Pope’s prayer intention for September: ‘An environmentally sustainable lifestyle’
“Let us pray that we all will make courageous choices, the choices necessary for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, taking inspiration from our young people who are resolutely committed to this”
Bulbs for parishioners to take after the 11 Mass on Sunday 11th September Gardiner Street Parish is applying for an Eco-Congregation award to affirm the good environmental work we undertake. Our Environmental Care team pursues initiatives such as linking environmental issues with the Christian faith, practical activities like installing energy-efficient lighting, community involvement such as […]
Newly Appointed Parish Priest This is to announce that Fr. Richard O’Dwyer SJ, newly appointed Parish Priest will assume the pastoral care of the Parish of St. Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, on Sunday 12th September 2021 Fr. Richard has been dispensed from the normal means of assuming the pastoral care of the parish. A ceremony […]
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