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3rd December- Feast of St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier was one of St. Ignatius Loyola closest friend and an original founding companion of the Society of Jesus.

PARISH NOTICES

REOPENING OF THE CHURCH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP

We are now ready for reopening the church from Tuesday 1st December

  • Mon-Sat:                            Masses at 11.00am and 1pm
  • Sunday Masses:                6pm Vigil; 9.15am; 11am; Gospel Mass 7.30pm online
  • Confessions:                      After 11am Mass on Tue, Thu and Sat

We really look forward to welcoming back our parishioners and there are a number of guidelines we need to comply with to ensure that everyone feels safe in our Church.


 


 

 

 

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Sunday Homilies

29th November. First Sunday of Advent

Fr. Richard O'Dwyer SJ

Advent Wreath at St Francis Xavier's ChurchToday we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent as we prepare for the great feast of Christmas, our celebration of God becoming a human being, becoming one of us, taking on a life of flesh and blood.  The season of Advent is an opportunity, which gives us a little breathing space, to stop and to reflect, to look back and to look forward.  A lot has happened since this time last year.  WE never thought we would have experiences 2 complete lockdowns due to the ever present danger of Covid 19.  Yet there is now the hope of an effective vaccine to overcome this dreadful virus. All that has happened over the last year gives us pause and begs questions, about our relationship with the natural world, and how abuse of the natural by mankind plays a large role in causing viruses to develop.  As we express sorry for our sins, perhaps we might ask for forgiveness for our abuse of creation and the resolve to do better.

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Thank You

 

Thanks to all who have donated to the Church through our website. Your generous contributions help in the running expenses of the Church and are greatly appreciated, especially in this difficult time.

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Pray with Pope Francis

 

Pope’s prayer intention for November: that progress in robotics and AI “be human”

Artificial intelligence is at the heart of the epochal change we are experiencing.  Robotics can make a better world possible if it is joined to the common good.  Indeed, if technological progress increases inequalities, it is not true progress.  Future advances should be oriented towards respecting the dignity of the person and of Creation. 

Let us pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind… we could say, may it “be human.”

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