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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
Parish Priest 

PARISH NOTICES

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY will be celebrated this year on Monday the 9th December at the usual weekday masses here at Gardiner Street: 8am, 11am and 1pm.


ENVELOPES FOR CHRISTMAS DUES

ENVELOPES FOR CHRISTMAS DUES are available at the back of the Church. Thank you for your generous donations to the Christmas Dues; they are an important help towards the running costs of the Church. Envelopes may be left at the front desk (accessed from the back door at the side of the church into the Pope Francis Corridor or up the steps to the left of the church via the hall door)


COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 530 Share € 326.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

ADVENT TUESDAYS EVENINGS

Advent Wreath at St Francis Xavier's Church

Find the Joy of Jesus in peace and quietness as we prepare for Christmas. Join us here in Gardiner Street at 7:30 pm, starting on the 26th November
Each of the Sundays of Advent offers a theme to explore in preparation for Christmas:

  • Being aware,
  • Turning to God,
  • Who is the one we are awaiting?
  • Christ among us.

After the session, there are refreshments in the coffee room.


GUIDED PRAYER IN ADVENT

There is a limited number of places available for 4 weeks of guided prayer in Advent.
Meet a prayer guide once a week and receive help in preparation for Christmas.
No prior experience needed, just an open heart and willingness to learn.
Contact Fr. Gerry at 087 760 4717 or at gclarke@jesuit.ie
Available in English, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese and French

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir at Christmas

A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS AT GARDINER STREET!

On Thursday, December 19th, come to St. Francis Xavier’s Church for a feel-good evening of soulful festive cheer and your favourite Christmas songs featuring:
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir & Band
with support acts:
Gardiner Street Youth Gospel Choir
Holly Berry and the Christmas Lites
The Secret Jazz Band
There will also be some Christmas cake and other tasty homemade treats to ensure everyone goes home merry and bright!
Adults €15. Senior Citizens / Students €12. Under 12 FREE
Raising money on the night for the Peter McVerry Trust. Bookings:
http://tickets.thegsgc.com/thegsgc/a-gospel-christmas/discount/email
Tickets also available at the front desk at Gardiner Street.

THE ‘GIVING TREE’

THE ‘GIVING TREE’ is an appeal for Toys/Gifts for people who are less fortunate. Last year, thousands of families in communities across Ireland celebrated Christmas with the help of St Vincent de Paul.  Please take part in the Giving Tree and donate gifts to make Christmas a little bit brighter for families who are struggling in our community.
  
 

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER APPEAL POSTPONED

We have decided to postpone the annual October/November Appeal as we will be launching a more ambitious appeal in the New Year. This appeal will seek to raise funds for major repair work on the exterior walls, roof and windows of the church.  Thank you for your patience and please consider the needs of Gardiner Street Church in the new year.
Thank you, Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ

ECOTIPS

REDUCE YOUR PLASTIC USAGE THIS CHRISTMAS

  • Consider using fewer plastics, buying less plastic and gifting no plastic items.
  • Turn to any reusable containers. Avoid using tin foil, plastic wrap or wax paper to wrap up your leftovers
  • Make your holiday centrepiece out of natural materials such as pinecones, seasonal flowers and leaves, citrus fruits or holly instead of buying plastic displays.
  • Use unwrapped local and organic foods as much as possible.
  • Use reusable plates, glasses and napkins.
  • Thinking about gifts, how about reusable coffee cups as they are a gift that keeps on giving.
  • Use brown paper as wrapping paper. It can be reused and easily recycled if you refrain from using plastic tapes to seal the paper!
  • Steer away from plastic decorations, balloons and toys this festive season.
  • Remove and leave plastic packaging at the store, it might encourage retailers to stop using so much.

For more info see the RECYCLE IT website -click here.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2019

Advent Evenings 7.30pm

Tuesday 26th November 
Tuesday 3rd December
Tuesday 10th December
Tuesday 17th December

Thursday 19th December
Gospel Choir Concert 8pm
 
Monday 23rd December
Masses as usual: 8.30m, 11am, 1pm
Confessions after the 11am Mass
 
Tuesday 24th December
Masses as usual: 8.30m, 11am, 1pm
Confessions after the 11am Mass
 
Tuesday 24th December: Christmas Eve
Family Mass:  6pm
Gospel Choir Mass: 8pm
Church Choir Mass:  10pm (Carols beforehand)
 
Wednesday 25th December: Christmas Day
Masses:
9.15am
11.00am
11.45am (in Polish)
N.B. no 1.00pm Mass today
 
Thursday 26th December: St Stephen’s Day
Masses:11.00am -1pm
Sunday 29th December: The Holy Family
Vigil Mass: 6pm (Saturday)
Masses:9.15am-11:00am-12.30pm
No Gospel Choir Mass today

 

Upcoming Events

Dec
15
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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7:30 pm Gospel Choir Mass
Gospel Choir Mass
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gospel Choir Mass
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Sundays at 7.30pm from September to June (except bank holidays) All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to[...]
Dec
16
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Dec 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic prayer group every Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to[...]
Dec
19
Thu
7:30 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Dec
21
Sat
1:00 pm Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
Fr John Sullivan Monthly Mass in thanksgiving for his life and in prayer for his canonisation takes place each third Saturday of the month at 1pm in St Francis Xavier’s Church. Special homily and blessing with crucifix of Fr John after Mass. All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Dec
22
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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7:30 pm Gospel Choir Mass
Gospel Choir Mass
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gospel Choir Mass
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Sundays at 7.30pm from September to June (except bank holidays) All are very welcome!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to[...]
Dec
23
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Dec 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic prayer group every Monday night from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Come and join us for prayer and praise and share scripture.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to[...]
Dec
24
Tue
all-day Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
Dec 24 all-day
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Dec
25
Wed
all-day Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
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Mass Times

SUNDAY MASSES

Vigil Mass
The Sunday Vigil Mass is Saturday – 6 pm – with music/cantor

9.15 am
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

WEEKDAY MASSES

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.

Mass Readings

Please click here for today's readings.

Please click here for reflections.

 

Pray with Pope Francis

During the month of December Pope Francis invites us to pray

that every country may take the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.

“Those who protect children are on God’s side and triumph over those who oppress them. Let us free every child from every form of exploitation.” Pope Francis

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