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
ANNUAL MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN SJ
Blessing of the sick and thanksgiving for his life on Saturday 22nd of February at 11am. Principal Celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Archbishop Michael Jackson will represent The Church of Ireland.
There will be a blessing with Fr John’s Crucifix after Mass.
Please Note: This Mass will replace the Monthly Mass for Blessed John which normally takes place on the 3rd Saturday at 1pm.
On February 22nd at 12:30 (after Blessed John Sullivan Mass). Proceeds in aid of the refurbishment of John Sullivan Room.
THE ANNUAL COLLECTION OF ACCORD DUBLIN, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family,
will be made at all Masses on the weekend of 15 & 16 February 2020.
The Collection for ACCORD will replace the usual Share Collection.
ACCORD Dublin throughout the Diocese offers:
Marriage Preparation courses,
Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships.
A Relationship and Sexuality Programme for schools.
ACCORD Dublin needs your support. Please give generously on 15 & 16 February
DIOCESAN LITURGY SEMINAR
THE DIOCESAN SPRING LITURGY SEMINAR will take place on Saturday, 15th February from 9.30am- 1.30pm in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. There is a choice of 5 workshops to choose from:
1.‘2020 Vision’ Mary Clavin will offer refreshing insights on the celebration of the liturgy.
2. ‘Let Us Go to God’s House’ Damian McNeice will bring you on a visual tour of Church architecture through the ages.
3. ‘Reading with Authority’ How can we better proclaim the word of God? How can we read ‘with authority’? Donal Neary S.J., formerly parish priest of Gardiner St will lead a workshop to explore these aspects. A follow up to the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God.
4. ‘Supporting Women and Families’ Colm Hogan and Anna Keegan from Trócaire’s Church Outreach Office will guide you through their mission and resources.
5. ‘Blinded By Your Grace’ Pat O’Donoghue will suggest ways of celebrating God’s mercy during the season of Lent.
To book contact Grainne of the Liturgical Centre on Tel: 01 8087554 or email: email@example.com
HAVE YOU A SMALL REPAIR JOB WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE DONE FOR YOU? Are you 60+ years of age? The Care and Repair programme (run by Age Action Ireland) uses a pool of trustworthy volunteers and handypersons to carry out minor repairs for older people. All volunteers are vetted and carry official Care and Repair identification cards. The service is free; you only pay for the materials used where required. For your bigger jobs, we maintain a register of reliable and honest tradespersons. We are also accepting requests for small gardening jobs. You can arrange to have a job done for you by phoning the Age Action Care and Repair number which is 01-4756989.
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE- COPING WITH LIFE ALONE PROGRAMME
Men and women, separated or widowed? Are you coping? No one needs to suffer alone – Beginning Experience could help you. We are a voluntary peer support group, led by trained facilitators dedicated to helping people through their grief and sorrow, like you we have all suffered a loss and through Beginning Experience we are truly living again. We are running a One-Day Coping with Life Alone Programme on Saturday March 7th at the Carmelite Centre, Whitefriar Street Dublin 2. This programme is designed for anyone in the initial stages following a loss through separation, divorce or death. It will allow you to work through your initial grief in a safe, confidential and supportive atmosphere with others who have suffered similar losses. For more information please contact Louise at : firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 0877379 or beginningexperiencegbandi.org
PRAYER BOOK: ‘I AM WITH YOU’ is for use with those who experience illness, carers and for personal prayer. Unit Price €1.95, available from: Anne Donnellan, Tel: 01 8379253, Ext. 245 Trish Conway, M: 087 6220349.
MANRESA – JESUIT CENTRE OF SPIRITUALITY
OASIS DAY – 29 FEBRUARY 2020
Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.
Accommodation may be available on the night before or after an Oasis Day.
• Sessions of guided prayer
• Opportunity for individual meeting with a spiritual director
9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 29 February 2020.
Email email@example.com or phone (01) 833 1352 for more information or to make a booking.
Last week Collection: Church € 631 Share
€ 420 The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
The Sunday Vigil Mass is Saturday – 6 pm – with music/cantor
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
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 February Pope Francis invites us to pray
that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters who are victims of criminal trafficking be heard and answered.
ANNUAL MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN SJ Blessing of the sick and thanksgiving for his life on Saturday 22nd of February at 11am. Principal Celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Archbishop Michael Jackson will represent The Church of Ireland. There will be a blessing with Fr John’s Crucifix […]
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MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN SJ Blessing of the sick and thanksgiving for his life on Saturday 22nd of February at 11am. Principal Celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Archbishop Michael Jackson will represent The Church of Ireland. There will be a blessing with Fr John’s Crucifix after […]
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