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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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PARISH NOTICES

Springtime Spirituality

Following on the successful series of November Coffee Mornings we are organizing a new series to fill us with hope!  We are now hoping more than ever that the vaccine will return us to normality but we still have to hang in there.  Watch this space for our programme which will begin on the last Saturday of January and lead us through the Saturdays of February.  Contact our Secretary Sonia for further details Tel: 01 8363411.

Announcement of Easter

Know, dear brothers and sisters that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour.

On the 17th day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.

On the 4th day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.

On the 13th day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 23rd day of May, the feast of Pentecost.

On the 3rd day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

On the 28th of November, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ,
To whom is honour and glory forever and ever.
Amen


Further to the Government announcement 22nd December 2020 regarding the move back to Level 5 and in order to keep parishioners safe from COVID-19

At Gardiner Street Church:

•    Mass at Gardiner Street Church will be daily at 11:00am via our website www. gardinerstparish.ie
•    Gardiner Street Church will re-open for private prayer from Monday 4th January 2021

Funerals
•    With effect from the 24th December 2020 up to 10 mourners can attend

Weddings

•    Up to and including 2nd January 2020, up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception, whether indoors or outdoors
•    With effect from 3 January 2020, up to 6 guests are permitted to attend a wedding ceremony and reception, whether indoors or outdoors

May God bless us and preserve us and keep us from all harm.

Fr. Gerard J. Clarke SJ


Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass cancelled until further notice

Important Notice

It has come to our attention that Fr. Richard O’Dwyer’s name is currently being used to ask for cash donations.  Therefore, if you receive a message or a phone call looking for donations on behalf of Fr. O’Dwyer or any other member of Gardiner Street Parish Staff, please be aware that you have been targeted by of a fraud attempt as Gardiner Street Parish is not currently supporting or promoting any group or activity different than those advertised on our bulletins and website.

 

Mass Readings

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Sunday Homilies

Second Sunday of Christmas, 3rd January 2021

Fr. Richard O'Dwyer SJ

All that came to be had life in him

And that life was the light of men

A light that shines in the dark

A light that darkness could not overpower.

As we begin the new year of 2021, for the vast majority of us, 2020 was a very difficult year to live through.  However, it brought out a lot of goodness in people, and the gift of solidarity and care for the vulnerable.  For those of us who lost loved ones, there was also grief and great sadness.

Our gospel offers us the guiding light of Jesus, the light of the world, who has made God known to us.  He guides along the right path, no matter how often we might stray, because ultimately the light will overcome all darkness, hatred, violence, ignorance, poverty and ultimately death itself.  That is the good news and the great call of the gospel, let us ask the Lord to make us attentive and awake to that call as prepare to begin our lives anew.

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Thank You

 

Thanks to all who have donated to the Church through our website. Your generous contributions help in the running expenses of the Church and are greatly appreciated, especially in this difficult time.

You can know donate online in three easy steps. For more details visit our website and click the red DONATE button.

Pray with Pope Francis

 

Pope’s prayer intention for January: At the service of fraternity

“When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs.

“We are brothers and sisters who pray.

“Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister, to share our lives or to support, to love, and to know each other.

“The Church values God’s action in other religions, without forgetting that for us Christians, the wellspring of human dignity and fraternity, is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“We believers must return to our sources and concentrate on what is essential. What is essential to our faith is the adoration of God and love of neighbour.

“Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all.”

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