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
During the month of August Pope Francis invites us to pray
That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.
News and Notes
31st JULY ST. FEAST OF IGNATIUS
The Feast of St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, will be celebrated at 11am Mass on Tuesday 31st July.
Last week's Collections, Church €709, Share €367 Thank you.
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier's Gardiner Street).
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY PROGRAMME
The Pathways Programme is suitable for adults who wish to explore issues and questions of faith, ministry, the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult Learning and Adult Faith Development. Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course. It takes place on Thursday evenings in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road from September to May (7.00 pm – 9.30 pm). Booking is now open. Early application is advised as places are limited. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.evangelisation.ie
ONE-DAY VOLUNTEERS FOR THE PAPAL MASS IN PHOENIX PARK ON SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH
With just four weeks to go to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin from 21 – 26 August, we are opening up a new opportunity for those who have availability to volunteer for one day for WMOF2018. We are asking for Volunteer Papal Mass Stewards for the Closing Mass of WMOF2018 which will take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August.
WMOF2018 PILGRIM WALK
From Saturday 18 August to Saturday 25 August, pilgrims are invited, in a single day or over the period of the week, to undertake the WMOF2018 Pilgrim Walk.
This will involve visiting seven designated churches, spending time in prayer in each of them for a special intention related to families and finishing the visit with the WMOF2018 prayer.
The route for the WMOF2018 Pilgrim Walk includes seven Churches in the city:
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Whitefriar’s, Aungier Street
- St Teresa’s Carmelite Church, Clarendon Street
- St Audoen’s Church, High Street
- St Michan’s, Church Street
- St Michan’s, Halston Street
- St Saviour's, Dominick Street
- St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street
Church Opening Times: 9:30am to 7pm.
FAITH FOR LIFE
Faith for Life is an adult faith course designed to help you to discover more energising and empowering ways to live out your faith in the reality of today’s world through relationships, family, home, workplaces and the events of daily life. It aims to help you to be more active, open, faithful, confident, trusting and willing to work for change. The Faith for Life course is experienced as a journey of four ‘Movements’ inviting you to explore the call you received in Baptism. The process for each weekend includes teaching, personal and group reflection, prayer and liturgy. The course is run over four weekends: 6/7 October 2018, 17/18 November 2018, 12/13 January 2019 and 23/24 February 2019. To apply, please contact the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism at email@example.com
This course has been designed and is delivered through a partnership agreement between the Archdioceses of Dublin and Liverpool. Upon completion, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA
St. Ignatius Loyola was born in 1491, one of 13 children of a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. As a young man Ignatius Loyola was inflamed by the ideals of courtly love and knighthood and dreamed of doing great deeds.
But in 1521 Ignatius was gravely wounded in a battle with the French. While recuperating, Ignatius Loyola experienced a conversion. Reading the lives of Jesus and the saints made Ignatius happy and aroused desires to do great things. Ignatius realized that these feelings were clues to God’s direction for him.
Over the years, Ignatius became expert in the art of spiritual direction. He collected his insights, prayers, and suggestions in his book the Spiritual Exercises, one of the most influential books on the spiritual life ever written. With a small group of friends, Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits. Ignatius conceived the Jesuits as “contemplatives in action.” This also describes the many Christians who have been touched by Ignatian spirituality.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
My memory, my understanding
And my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace.
That is enough for me.
31st JULY ST. FEAST OF IGNATIUS The Feast of St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, will be celebrated at 11am Mass on Tuesday 31st July. COLLECTIONS Last week’s Collections, Church €709, Share €367 Thank you. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street). PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY PROGRAMME […]
July’s Monthly Mass for Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated next Saturday 21st July at 1pm. The Blessing of the Sick incorporates the celebration of the Eucharist, an offering of Prayers and Petitions to Blessed John Sullivan and a Blessing with his Crucifix after Mass. […]
SAFEGUARDING: What has been happening to date? St. Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street Parish is striving to create and maintain safe environments for children, yorth persons and vulnerable aduhs within the parish through: Appointing two Child Safeguarding Representatives, that are trained and Garda vetted. Child Safeguarding and Protection is a standing item on the agenda of Parish Pastoral […]
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)