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 June
"Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences."
News and Notes
Monthly Blessed Fr. John Sullivan MassMonthly Blessed Fr. John Sullivan Mass at 1pm on Saturday 16th June will be celebrated by Fr. Dermot Mansfield S3 and afterwards Leicester University Chamber Choir will sing for about 30 minutes from their Sacred repertoire
Pilgrimage to Knock ShrinePilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 22nd July from Gardiner Street and with St Joseph's East Wall. The story of Knock began in August 1879, when 15 people witnessed an apparition at the gable wall of the parish church. On giving their testimonies the witnesses described a heavenly vision of Our Lady/ St Joseph, St John the Evangelist and a Lamb on an altar surrounded by angels. Pick up a brochure at the front desk and secure your place(s).
Holy Wells DayOn Sunday 17th June 2018, the annual National Holy Wells Day will be celebrated. There may be 3,000 Holy Wells in Ireland - we invite people to visit their local Holy Well and pray for the protection and fair distribution of water. This invitation is to pray and act for all of creation. The Resource page ofwwwjovjnasisterearth.com offers a short ritual you might perform on the' day. An ecumenical initiative of Loving Sister Earth and the Columba Centre. Derry
Charismatic prayer groupevery Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.
Last week’s Collections
World Meeting of FamiliesA gathering in preparation for the World Meeting of Families at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 19-20 June 2018. Keynote Speakers: Prof. Julie Hanlon Rubio (St Louis University, Missouri) & Prof. Martin M. Lintner (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen). Workshops:
- ‘Living the Gospel of the Family’ (Bairbre Cahill, writer and facilitator)
- ‘Real Families, Real Issues, Real Responses’ (Mary Johnston, ACCORD)
- ‘Families: a Global Perspective’ (Colm Hogan, Trócaire)
- ‘Conscience and Moral Discernment’ (Martin Lintner)
GDPR DATA PROTECTION at Gardiner Street: A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is being introduced on 25 May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office at the front desk up the steps to the left of the church. Quick Note For detailed information on how we use your data and your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations please see the DATA PRIVACY NOTICE on the parish noticeboard in the Pope Francis Corridor and on the Website https://gardinerstparish.ie/about/privacy-policy-page/
SAFEGUARDINGA note on the progress to date on safeguarding is available on the noticeboards at the back of the Church and also on the Pope Francis Corridor. Have a quick look and find out what's been happening.
ECOTIPInstead of throwing out the dishwashing water, could you use it water your garden? For more tips and ideas see our Eco Parish page
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 22nd July from Gardiner Street and with St Joseph’s East Wall. The story of Knock began in August 1879, when 15 people witnessed an apparition at the gable wall of the parish church. On giving their testimonies the witnesses described a heavenly vision of Our Lady/ St Joseph, St […]
Pilgrimage Details A joint pilgrimage of St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street with St Joseph’s, East Wall SUNDAY 22nd July 2018 Coach pick up at: 8.am at St Joseph’s East Wall 8.15am at St Fr. Xavier’s, Gardiner Street 9.30am Tea/Coffee at Mullingar Park Hotel 12.pm arrive Knock Shrine Organize own lunch 2.30pm Anointing of the Sick […]
Annual BBQ Our Annual Parish BBQ for volunteers and parishioners on this Sunday 27th May in the Gardiner Street Garden. Begins at 3pm. All welcome … especially if you bring a salad or dessert or something to drink! SACRED HEART NOVENA Begins this Thursday May 31st and continues to Friday June 8th. Dates […]
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)