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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

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat
1:00 pm Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Aug 18 @ 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[...]
Aug
19
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Aug
20
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Aug 20 @ 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[...]
Aug
23
Thu
7:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Aug
26
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Aug
27
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Aug 27 @ 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[...]
Aug
30
Thu
7:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Sep
2
Sun
12:30 pm Family Mass
Family Mass
Sep 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
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6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Pope Francis

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.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING

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.


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

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 orpathways@dublindiocese.ie 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.
www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Get-Involved/Volunteer/Volunteer-for-One-Day

 


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 evangelisation@dublindiocese.ie
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.
https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-voices/st-ignatius-loyola

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.

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Mass & Confession

SUNDAY MASSES
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.

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.
No Gospel Choir Mass on holy days.

CONFESSIONS
Weekdays – 11.30am (Tues and Thurs)

RSS Mass Readings

  • Wed 15 August August 15, 2018
    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Thu 16 August August 15, 2018
    Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Stephen of Hungary
  • Fri 17 August August 15, 2018
    Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time

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