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 January
As Pope Francis invites us to pray for Christians and religious minorities in Asia, we might want to remember this diversity of people and the contexts in which they live. Furthermore, we pray that this diversity among people will be interpreted as a sign of God’s abundant blessing, leading all people to mutual respect and sincere dialogue. As we pray for religious freedom for Christians in a place far from us, we might also want to ask ourselves how we relate to persons of different faiths right here where we are, if we too welcome them with respect and a desire for dialogue.
News and Notes
Envelopes for Christmas Dues are available at the back of the Church.
Envelopes for Family Offerings 2018 are now available in the Parish Office.
Thank you for your continuing generosity and support!
The Holy Week Drama 'VEIL' to be staged in Gardiner Street Church for three performances centres on Veronica, her parents and brother and is set against the backdrop of Good Friday. The production team are looking for three actors - two in their 40's and one in his 20's to complete the cast of six. If you are interested please leave you name and contact details at the Parish Office - with reference to 'VEIL'.
Bethany Bereavement Support Group at Gardiner Street Parish
Supporting someone going through a grieving process helps them to cope with their loss. If you feel that you may be able to offer a listening ear and support, would you consider being a Bethany Bereavement Support Group Volunteer? Full training is provided.
If you are interested in joining our proposed group in Gardiner Street, call Maura on 0879015853
Anam Cara, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 8th January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Anam Cara South Dublin offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.
For more information see www.anamcara.ie or call our information line on 085 2888 888.
Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples
Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme from 2nd – 4th February 2018.
For just €10, your annual Passport for Leisure includes vouchers and discounts worth hundreds of euro. Membership entitles cardholder to discounts offered by businesses throughout the city. Call 01 6185000 or visit www.passportforleisure.ie
The ‘Giving Tree’. This year our Parish linked up with the Saint Vincent de Paul Society to help children who are less fortunate. SVP has sent a note to thank Gardiner Street Parish. “On behalf of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, we wish to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the generous contribution of Gardiner […]
Come, Lord Jesus, with your light and love: A Service of Reconciliation to prepare Christmas at 7.30pm on Monday 18th December at Gardiner Street Church. There will be an opportunity for individual confession following a quiet preparation using scripture, song and text. Last week’s Collections, Church €689, St Vincent De Paul Collection €2168 Thank you. […]
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October Appeal for Saint Francis Xavier’s Church In response to Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si on climate and justice and to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” This year’s appeal is to replace the lighting in the Church with LED lights. LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting […]
World meeting of Families 2018 Celebrating Significant Wedding Anniversaries If you were Married in 1992, 1977, 1967, 1957 or 1947 you are invited to a Mass of Thanksgiving in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road, Drimangh, Dublin 12, on Sunday 15th October 2017 at 12.00 noon as we celebrate with those who are […]
Monthly Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed John Sullivan will be celebrated at 1pm next Saturday September 16th. Prayers and Petitions will be offered up to Blessed John and there will be a blessing with Fr John’s Crucifix after Mass and an opportunity to venerate his Relic. Last week’s Collections Church €767 Share €433 Thank you […]
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)