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
Prayer Intentions for February
Corruption is "a process of death that feeds the culture of death", Pope Francis says in the latest edition of 'The Pope Video'. "Corruption is not countered with silence", the Pope remarks, stating that we must speak about it, "denounce its evils, and try to understand it so as to show our resolve to make mercy reign over meanness, beauty over nothingness". He concludes with the invitation to pray for his monthly prayer intention for February "Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.”
Only fill the electric kettle with the amount of water you need. The energy wasted in boiling a full kettle of water when it is not required is enough to run an energy saving bulb (20W=100W equivalent) for nine hours!
News and Notes
First Sunday of Lent Year B
Last week’s Collections, Church €606, Share €374
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street)
The red bag is for Share.
The Annual Collection for ACCORD, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be taken up at all Masses this weekend. 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
Thank you for your continuing generosity.
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The Annual Mass for Blessed John Sullivan
Saturday the 24th of February at 11am
Blessing of the Sick ~ Thanksgiving for his Life.
Principal Celebrant Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
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 after Mass.
Please Note: This Mass will replace the Monthly Mass for Blessed John which normally takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 1pm.
All are very welcome!
Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2018
Please remember to collect your Trócaire Box and support their Lenten Campaign.
First Sunday of Lent Lent 2018 Beginning Lent ~ There are plenty of ideas for actions and practices during Lent; coming up with ideas usually is not the problem. But we don’t want to do anything simply to be doing it, even if it’s a good thing. We don’t want to make a list of […]
The ‘Giving Tree’. This year our Parish linked up with the Saint Vincent de Paul Society to help children who are less fortunate. SVP has sent a note to thank Gardiner Street Parish. “On behalf of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, we wish to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the generous contribution of Gardiner […]
Come, Lord Jesus, with your light and love: A Service of Reconciliation to prepare Christmas at 7.30pm on Monday 18th December at Gardiner Street Church. There will be an opportunity for individual confession following a quiet preparation using scripture, song and text. Last week’s Collections, Church €689, St Vincent De Paul Collection €2168 Thank you. […]
Mass & Confession
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.
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.
Weekdays – 11.30am (Tues and Thurs)