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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 

AUTUMN TALKS SERIES

AUTUMN TALKS SERIES 2019 (download Brochure)

A series of 4 mornings on what it means to be a Christian today.
Is this your way? Explore these four guiding principles for Christian life and see how they resonate with your life.

1. Saturday 5th October
Working together to care for our Common Home (download brochure)

2. Saturday 19th October
Accompanying the Young in the creation of a hope-filled future (download brochure)

3. Saturday 26th October
Walking with people in poverty in a mission of reconciliation and justice (download brochure)

4. Saturday 2nd November
Showing the way to God through prayer and discernment (download brochure)

Workshop 2 Accompanying the young in the creation of a hope-filled future

Saturday 19th October

During this workshop, we will look at how young people engage with faith; what interests them and empowers them in their search for God.

The workshop will generate ideas as to how we, as a church can facilitate that search and discern paths for future development in the parish and faith community.

Saturday 12th Oct

Registration 9.30-10

Optional soup & sandwiches at 1 pm

Our Speakers

Padraig Swan

Director of Faith and Service Programmes at Belvedere College SJ

Padraig has been leading the pastoral team at Belvedere College since he moved from the Jesuit Centre for Young Adults in Gardiner Street. He coordinates faith programmes and service projects at home and abroad as well as accompanying the boys in their faith development.

Callum Douglas

An aspiring writer Callum leads and assists on retreats and faith programmes for young people. He seeks ways of translating the richness of our faith tradition and bridging the gap with younger generations. He will share this vision during our workshop.

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Autumn Talks Series

What can I expect?

The morning begins with solid input from our speakers followed by coffee and then a chance to deepen a question or a text in a simple prayer exercise and finally discuss our findings before a simple soup & sandwiches lunch for those who wish it.

Programme

9.30 - 10.00 Registration
10 - 11 Talk
11 - 11.30 Tea/Coffee
11.30 - 12.15 Workshop 1
12.15 - 1.00 Workshop 2
1.00 Soup & Sandwiches (optional)

Cost: Donation

“All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si (Paragraph 14)

 

PARISH NOTICES

AUTUMN TALKS SERIES 2019

(download Brochure)

A series of 4 mornings on what it means to be a Christian today.
Is this your way? Explore these four guiding principles for Christian life and see how they resonate with your life.

click here for more information 


COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 500 Share € 338. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share. Thanks for your generosity!


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER APPEAL

Every October we normally make an appeal for some building project in the church. Your support has helped us construct a new prayer room which houses the beautiful Harry Clarke Stained Glass window of our patron St Francis Xavier.  You have also funded the repainting of the Pope Francis Corridor.  This year the appeal will be part of a wider appeal for a large piece of work to save the walls and interior of the church. You may have noticed the paint peeling.  Well behind this is a build-up of moisture which could cause the plasterwork to fall away.  We have some serious remedial work to do.  For this reason, we are postponing the October Appeal until November when we will have a better understanding of the cost and work to be done.  Thank you for your support in the past and counting on your support in the future.  
 

OCTOBER IS MISSION MONTH!

This year’s theme, “Together we are mission”, is asking you to move away from the idea that mission is solely the work of priests and sisters, catechists and lay missionaries, and to consider the part you play. After all, it is because of the prayers and generosity of people just like you that hope, love and joy can continue to be shared with the suffering and neglected.
Please consider using your generosity right now. Donate €4 to the work of the missionaries overseas, many of whom work in impoverished communities, text the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. (Texts cost €4. World Mission Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LikeCharity. Helpline: 0766805278. The Republic of Ireland only) World Missions Ireland, the Church’s charity for overseas mission, is responsible for the coordination of Mission Month. Go to www.wmi.ie to learn more about the work.
 

 BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN MONTHLY HEALING MASS

Monthly Mass for Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated on Saturday the 19th October at 1 pm
 

JOHN HENRY NEWMAN CANONISATION

On 13th October, Blessed John Henry Newman will be declared a Saint by Pope Francis. 
The Diocesan Office for Catechetical Formation has produced a leaflet of Prayers and Reflections of John Henry Newman, which you can download from a special post on the Diocesan website 
https://www.dublindiocese.ie/canonisation-of-blessed-john-henry-newman/
‘Into your hands O Lord, I commend myself, my spirit, soul and body.
It was you who made me and redeemed me,
and together with me all my friends and loved ones.
You have entrusted them to me, Lord, in your great goodness.
Guard my lying down and my rising up,
may I lie down in peace and may sleep come at once, for you alone Lord make me dwell in safety.’
 

‘HEART SPEAKS TO HEART

‘HEART SPEAKS TO HEART: THE STORY OF BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN’ by  Dermot Mansfield SJ. This book presents a clear and vivid account of the life of John Henry Newman and offers a fresh perspective on Newman’s life, with contemporary Church issues and questions of faith and unbelief never far from mind.

The book is available in the Parish store at the price of €9.99
 

NEXT WEEKEND OUR PARISH WILL CELEBRATE WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

It is a way, chosen by Pope Francis, that gives support to those suffering within our Church family. On the 20th October, every single parish worldwide will give what they can. It will be used to support overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. Next week, if you can, please be extra generous during Mass. 
Being a Christian means: Working together to care for our common home
 “Last Saturday was the first of the Autumn series talks with the title 'Working together to care for our common home'. We were a group of about 16 people, and it began with a very interesting and personal input from Dr Ciara Murphy, a young enthusiastic environmental biologist who recently has started working with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Then Fr Brian Grogan SJ took over by asking us to name the key messages of Laudato Si (Pope Francis ' encyclical on the environment). For him, Community was the key theme of the encyclical and he invited us to make a gesture in the room to create a sense of community. So we moved our chairs from rows into a circle and a very interactive and reflective morning followed (including time for tea and biscuits and a simple lunch of soup and sandwiches at the end!). I particularly liked that he invited us to connect with our own experiences of the beauty and wonder of nature and he had brought a leaf for each of us to examine and to imagine what story the leaf might have to tell us. He also peppered the talk with many inspiring quotes, my favourite being from Thomas Merton, 'Every moment and every event in a person's life, plants seeds of spiritual vitality in our souls'. The group also heard from Maura and Maryclare from the parish council, about initiatives by the parish to be more environmentally aware especially as Gardiner St is an eco-congregation. Finally, the morning ended with many positive suggestions of how as a parish we can continue to care for our common home at this very vital time in the earth's history”.
Review of the first of the Autumn Series Talks by Orla Cunningham

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Oct 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
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Oct
24
Thu
7:30 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Oct
26
Sat
9:30 am Autumn Talks Series 2019 @ St Francis Xavier's Church
Autumn Talks Series 2019 @ St Francis Xavier's Church
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Oct
27
Sun
6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Oct
28
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Oct 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
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Oct
31
Thu
7:30 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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Nov
1
Fri
all-day All Saints’ Day
All Saints’ Day
Nov 1 all-day
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Nov
2
Sat
all-day All Souls’ Day
All Souls’ Day
Nov 2 all-day
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Autumn Talks Series 2019 @ St Francis Xavier's Church
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Nov
3
Sun
12:30 pm Family Mass
Family Mass
Nov 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
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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 October Pope Francis invites us to pray

“the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary ‘spring’ in the Church.”

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