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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

ADVENT TUESDAYS EVENINGS

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.
Afterwards, there will be 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

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
 

COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 468 Share € 314.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir at ChristmasA 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.

Red Riding Hood panto posterIT’S PANTO TIME!! OH YES, IT IS!!

 
Red Riding Hood is being performed locally in The O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark St. It’s great fun for kids and adults. The tickets are very reasonable at €15 each for a family of four. To book ring 086 037 3842 or look up Red Riding Hood on Eventbrite.ie. There are 12 shows on between Fri 20th December and Wednesday, Jan 1st.

Christmas Voices Concert PosterCHRISTMAS VOICES CONCERT:

In aid of Dogs Aid and Peter McVerry Trust
 
CHRISTMAS VOICES CONCERT  will be in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on the 17th December at 7.30pm.  Performing on the night; Rod Hurley, Linda Martin, Cliona Hagan, Anna Kearney, St. Mary’s Continuum Choir along with organist Ronan Murray and accordionist Yvonne Chilton. Tickets cost €25 and available from Pro Cathedral’s parish office and www.eventbrite.ie- Tel: 01 8745441.

taize crossGARDINER STREET PARISH TAIZÉ GROUP

European meeting in Poland
Bringing together 18-35 years olds from across Europe, the annual gathering of the Taizé community is an opportunity to meet, pray and engage with 15,000 other young people over a five-day program of discussion, prayer and song.
Cost: € 80 (includes accommodation, meals &all meeting activities)
Deadline to register: 1st December. Please email gsptaize@gmail.com to save your place and receive registration info. Visit www.taize.fr for more details.
 

Finding-God-in-a-Leaf by Brian Grogan“FINDING GOD IN A LEAF”

“FINDING GOD IN A LEAF” was written by Brian Grogan SJ. It is a series of guided meditations written as short daily paragraphs, leading to a deep understanding of the nature of our planet, – our common home – and of our deep bond with it.
It reflects the message behind Laudato Si on conservation and the need to make changes in our lifestyle to halt the illness of our beloved Earth. This book is not only aimed at Christians or believers. It is a spiritual journey for everyone who is concerned about the current climate situation, anyone who is wondering why everyone is so concerned.”
Eleonora Vital
Jesuit European Social Centre
http://jesc.eu/finding-god-in-a-leaf/

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
8
Sun
all-day Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 8 all-day
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6:00 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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7:30 pm Gospel Choir Mass
Gospel Choir Mass
Dec 8 @ 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
9
Mon
7:45 pm Charismatic Prayer Group
Charismatic Prayer Group
Dec 9 @ 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
12
Thu
all-day Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 12 all-day
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7:30 pm Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Meditative Prayer – Lectio Divina
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditative Prayer - Lectio Divina
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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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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 November Pope Francis invites us to pray

That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

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