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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
Parish Priest 

MASS TIMES

SUNDAY MASSES

Vigil Mass
The Sunday Vigil Mass is Saturday – 6 pm – with music/cantor

9.15 am
11.00 am (Church choir/Cantor and organ)
12.30 pm (The 12.30pm mass on the first Sunday of the month is a Family Mass)
7.30 pm (Sep-May only)  There is no 7.30 Mass on bank holiday weekends

Gospel Choir Mass
The Gospel Choir sings at the Sunday 7.30 pm Mass from September to May (except on bank holiday weekends).
There is no 7.30 Mass on bank holiday weekends

WEEKDAY MASSES

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.

Christmas Day and St Patrick’s Day – check home page

No Gospel Choir Mass on holy days.

Pray with Pope Francis

During the month of September Pope Francis invites us to pray

” that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.”

see more

Upcoming Events

Sep
15
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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7:30 pm Gospel Choir Mass
Gospel Choir Mass
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gospel Choir Mass
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Sundays at 7.30pm from September to June (except bank holidays) All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to[...]
Sep
16
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Sep 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic prayer group every Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to[...]
Sep
17
Tue
7:30 pm Book Club
Book Club
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Book Club
Gardiner Street Book Club will resume on Tuesday 10th September at 7:30pm September. We will be reading and reflecting on “Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed” by Patrick Woodhouse (2013).   Meetings will take place on Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th September at 7:30pm.   “I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever[...]
Sep
19
Thu
7:30 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Sep
21
Sat
1:00 pm Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Fr John Sullivan Monthly Mass in thanksgiving for his life and in prayer for his canonisation takes place each third Saturday of the month at 1pm in St Francis Xavier’s Church. Special homily and blessing with crucifix of Fr John after Mass. All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Sep
22
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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7:30 pm Gospel Choir Mass
Gospel Choir Mass
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gospel Choir Mass
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Sundays at 7.30pm from September to June (except bank holidays) All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to[...]
Sep
23
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Sep 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic prayer group every Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to[...]
Sep
24
Tue
7:30 pm Book Club
Book Club
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Book Club
Gardiner Street Book Club will resume on Tuesday 10th September at 7:30pm September. We will be reading and reflecting on “Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed” by Patrick Woodhouse (2013).   Meetings will take place on Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th September at 7:30pm.   “I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever[...]

Parish Notices

Book Cover Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed by Patrick Woodhouse

GARDINER STREET BOOK CLUB

Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th September at 7:30pm.

Gardiner Street Book Club will resume on Tuesday 10th September at 7:30pm September. We will be reading and reflecting on “Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed” by Patrick Woodhouse (2013).

All are welcome!

COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 701 Share € 602 (Crosscare Annual Collection).
The Blue Bag is for the St Francis Xavier’s and red bag is for Share. Thank you for your continuing generosity!

MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS AT GARDINER STREET

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP MINISTER DURING THE SACRED LITURGY? Gardiner Street Parish is always looking for more people willing to become Minister of the Word or Minister of the Eucharist (especially for weekdays masses). For information please contact Sonia (01 8363411).

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT TO PAUL URGENTLY NEED VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) and become part of the largest and oldest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.
Offering a little help at the right time can give people hope for the future.
For further information: www.SVP.ie  or email volunteer@svp.ie or phone Enda at 01 8198405

BELARUS HANDCRAFTS FUNDRAISER 14TH &  15TH SEPTEMBER 

Sisters from St Elisabeth Convent, a Russian Orthodox community in Minsk, Belarus, will be visiting Gardiner Street with some Christian handcrafts made in their community. The proceeds go to support their charitable projects including children with special needs in Belorussian orphanages.

CULTURE NIGHT

Friday September 20th, 2019 Culture Night.

To celebrate Culture Night 2019, St Francis Xavier’s Church will open from 6pm to 10pm. There will be guided tours of the Church every 40 minutes from 6pm.
Culture Night is a night to celebrate creative spirits and the hidden treasures that make Dublin so unique.

Fr John SullivanBLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN MONTHLY MASS

SEPTEMBER’S MONTHLY MASS for Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated on Saturday the 21st September 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.

Sage AdvocacyARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR FUTURE.

SAGE ADVOCAY ADVICE DAY will take place on Saturday 28th September in Gardiner Street Parish. It starts with an information session at 10am followed by an opportunity to follow up with a SAGE Advocate aiming to finish at 12.30. SAGE ADVOCACY promotes, protects and defends the rights and dignity of vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients. https://www.sageadvocacy.ie/
All welcome!

SEEING WITH NEW EYES

Images and imagination were important to Ignatius of Loyola; he invited people to engage fully with Scripture scenes and drew throughout his life on strong personal inspirations. Colm Brophy draws on his training in Ignatian spirituality and as an art therapist in these evenings in helping participants to reflect on images that are important to them.
You do not need the skills of an artist but simply a relationship with the visual.
Four Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, starting on Tuesday 29th October
Cost:  €60 (4 evenings). Includes material
Places are limited. Please register your interest by phone (1 8331352) or web (https://www.manresa.ie/) before 14 October.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
426 Clontarf Road. Dollymount
Dublin D03 FP52. 01 833 1352

ECOTIPS

IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SEASON OF CREATION (1st September to 4th October), the September issue of The Sacred Heart Messenger carries two articles that urge us to actively engage in care for our common home.
Catherine Devitt, in Caring for all Gods Creatures, argues that as Christians, love and care for the natural world should be an intrinsic aspect of our faith experience; Brian Grogan SJ in Burning Bush Burning Planet, draws a parallel with Moses’ response when God calls him by name – ‘Here I am.’ Can we, like Moses, step up to the ‘burning bush’ of our planetary overheating, treading barefoot on what will undoubtedly be thorny ground?

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