Sunday of the Word of God
Father Charles Chilinda SJ who had been battling with Covid-19 died on Thursday evening at Lusaka’s Maina Soko Military Hospital (Zambia). Fr. Chilinda, a renowned peace-maker and national builder and unifier was the guest preacher at the Novena of Grace 2017 in Gardiner Street Parish
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Following on the successful series of November Coffee Mornings we are organizing a new series to fill us with hope! We are now hoping more than ever that the vaccine will return us to normality but we still have to hang in there. Watch this space for our programme which will begin on the first Saturday of February. Contact our Secretary Sonia for further details Tel: 01 8363411.
Announcement of Easter
Know, dear brothers and sisters that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour.
On the 17th day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the 4th day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 13th day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 23rd day of May, the feast of Pentecost.
On the 3rd day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the 28th of November, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ,
To whom is honour and glory forever and ever.
Further to the Government announcement 22nd December 2020 regarding the move back to Level 5 and in order to keep parishioners safe from COVID-19
At Gardiner Street Church:
• Mass at Gardiner Street Church will be daily at 11:00am via our website www. gardinerstparish.ie
• Gardiner Street Church will re-open for private prayer from Monday 4th January 2021
• With effect from the 24th December 2020 up to 10 mourners can attend
• Up to and including 2nd January 2020, up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception, whether indoors or outdoors
• With effect from 3 January 2020, up to 6 guests are permitted to attend a wedding ceremony and reception, whether indoors or outdoors
May God bless us and preserve us and keep us from all harm.
Fr. Gerard J. Clarke SJ
Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass cancelled until further notice
It has come to our attention that Fr. Richard O’Dwyer’s name is currently being used to ask for cash donations. Therefore, if you receive a message or a phone call looking for donations on behalf of Fr. O’Dwyer or any other member of Gardiner Street Parish Staff, please be aware that you have been targeted by of a fraud attempt as Gardiner Street Parish is not currently supporting or promoting any group or activity different than those advertised on our bulletins and website.
SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD- 24th January 2021
Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ
The Word of God is a school of prayer and wisdom for a lifetime.
Since 1942 there has been a programme on BBC Radio in which “Castaways” are invited to name 8 pieces of music they would bring to a desert island. It’s called Desert Island Disks. Presenters of the programme have been Michael Parkinson and Kirsty Young. You are also allowed bring two books with you: the Complete Works of Shakespeare and The Bible.
In court, we swear on it, at Presidential Inaugurations you place your hand on it. You’ll remember the enormous Bible President Joe Biden used at his inauguration on January 20th and which has been in his family since 1893.
And I’m sure you have a Bible somewhere in the house, if not on the coffee table somewhere within reach. This is the book that we are celebrating today: the Word of God that is open to us and ready to speak to us, especially when we gather together to listen to it.
At various moments in my lifetime the words of Scripture have really spoken to me. Some of these moments were deeply personal and I don’t feel like sharing them here, but others were equally powerful and might appeal to anybody.
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.
You can know donate online in three easy steps. For more details visit our website and click the red DONATE button.
Pray with Pope Francis
Pope’s prayer intention for January: At the service of fraternity
“When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs.
“We are brothers and sisters who pray.
“Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister, to share our lives or to support, to love, and to know each other.
“The Church values God’s action in other religions, without forgetting that for us Christians, the wellspring of human dignity and fraternity, is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“We believers must return to our sources and concentrate on what is essential. What is essential to our faith is the adoration of God and love of neighbour.
“Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all.”
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Announcement of Easter Know, dear brothers and sisters that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour. On the 17th day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of […]
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