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Fr Gerry during homily at the Fr John Sullivan Mass - October 2016

Dear Friends, there may be a relaxation of the restrictions on movement sooner than we thought.  In a communication to all the parishes Archbishop Diarmuid Martin writes: “There is a willingness on the part of public authorities to examine the possibility of bringing forward the opening of Churches for public worship into Phase 3 of the Roadmap, which would begin on 29 June.  Naturally, any decision would have to take place closer to that date and would have to take into consideration the overall situation of the virus at that time.

Therefore, our Sacred Heart Novena which is scheduled this Thursday 11th June until 19th June will still have to be behind closed doors.  But as a parishioner/author Sean Walsh puts it:

Turn to Him – and you will find

He is already turned to you.

And this you can do very, very well –

not in a packed hall or crowded church –

but in the quiet of your own space –

your house, home, room… Stay safe, find Jesus.

PARISH NOTICES

 

COMMUNITY REFLECTIONS

 
Fr. Tom Casey SJ-  A Listening Heart     Watch video  (1.41 min)

 

 

 

Fr. Paddy Carberry SJ-Memories of the Sacred Heart Novena Watch video (3.49 min)

 

 

 
Nicole Stapff. A Heart of Nature Watch video (2;38 min)

 

 

 

 
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER’S CHURCH IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER FROM 11.30 TO 1.00 PM. (MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SUNDAY)

 

DAILY MASS & SUNDAY MASS (until further notice): Mass on Webcam at 11am followed by blessing with the crucifix of Blessed John Sullivan SJ

GOSPEL CHOIR MASS at 7.15  - watch on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/934342087021227/

OFFICE OPENING HOURS (until further notice)

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5pm closed for lunch 1.00-1.30pm

Weekends 10.00 to 1.00 pm


SPIRITUAL COMMUNION & CONFESSION

In its recent documents, the Holy See has drawn attention to two strong traditions of the Catholic Church.  The first regards spiritual communion and this should be counselled where there is a danger in distributing communion.  The second is the tradition that in the event of difficulty in accessing Confession that making an act of perfect contrition with the desire to receive the sacrament is sufficient for the forgiveness of all sins even mortal sins.  


SUPPORT SERVICES

There are some special Support Services set up to help people during the Covid 19 pandemic. We have created a list of these. se click here for support services


Fr John Sullivan

 MASS AT 11AM & HEALING BLESSING

BLESSINGS WITH BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN CRUCIFIX at the conclusion of every 11.00 am Mass.

Please join us in prayer


FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MESSENGER

The Messenger is still being printed and distributed monthly.However, some may find it hard to access it.Thus, we are offering a free digital subscription for three months.

If you would like to receive this, please send an email to c.henry@messenger.ie, with message digital.

Their publications can be ordered at www.messenger.ie/bookshop.


Would it help to talk?

The stress arising from trying to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic can be overwhelming.
Spiritual Direction is one way to help find a balance by taking time to reflect on your life.
If you would like to find out more about this service, please telephone Christine on 085 1569213.
Christine, a qualified and experienced spiritual director is on the Parish Team at Gardiner Street and will be happy to talk to you.

Nothing is so fundamental to the spiritual life as learning to listen ...


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

Thanks to all who have given Easter offerings and donations for Church through our website. Your generous contributions help in the running expenses of the Church and are greatly appreciated, especially in this hard time.

 

DONATIONS FOR OUR CHURCH

Through gifts, large and small, our donors make to keep the church going during these days. All donations are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers. You can now donate online in three easy steps. For more details visit our website and click the red DONATE button.

Mass Readings

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Focus on Sunday 31st May 2020

Prayer to Our Lady

 Mary,
You shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who, at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
“Protectress of the Roman people”,
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows
to bring us, through the cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.
Amen.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always
from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

Thank You

DONATIONS FOR OUR CHURCH

Through gifts, large and small, our donors make to keep the church going during these days. All donations are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers. You can now 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 JUNE: COMPASSION FOR THE WORLD AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In his prayer intention for the month of June 2020, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray for those who are suffering, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to inflict all sorts of difficulties around the world.

It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month.

Many people suffer due to the great difficulties they endure.

We can help them by accompanying them along an itinerary full of compassion which transforms people’s lives.

It brings them closer to the Heart of Christ, which welcomes all of us into the revolution of tenderness.

We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.

 

 

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POPE ON ENVIRONMENT DAY: WE CANNOT PRETEND TO BE HEALTHY IN A WORLD THAT IS SICK

5th June 2020

“We cannot remain silent before the outcry when we realize the very high costs of the destruction and exploitation of the ecosystem,”

“This is not a time, to continue looking the other way, indifferent to the signs that our planet is being plundered and violated by greed for profit, very often in the name of progress.”

“Everything depends on us…We have the chance to” commit ourselves to passing a better, healthier world on to future generations.”

 

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