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
During the month of October Pope Francis invites us to pray
"That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the
poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice."
News and Notes
October TalksNo 3 - The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis Saturday 20th October 10:00am Following the Pope’s visit you may well ask: • Where do we go from here? • What future is there for the Catholic Church in 21st Century Ireland? Part of the answer may come in the “synodal church” proposed by Pope Francis. Jesuit priest Fr. Gerry O’Hanlon will: • explain what Pope Francis is proposing and.. • offer texts for reflection and discussion in groups. In this workshop we may • glimpse what the future may be and perhaps.. • hear the call to set it in motion. The morning begins with solid input from our speaker followed by coffee and then a chance to deepen a question or a text in small groups and finally discuss our findings in the big group before a simple soup & sandwiches lunch for those who wish it. A voluntary contribution is requested. Final Talk in our October Series will be The Art of Spiritual Discernment on Saturday 27th October at 10am.
Fr John Sullivan Monthly MassMonthly Mass in thanksgiving for his life and in prayer for his canonisation takes place each third Saturday of the month at 1pm in St Francis Xavier's Church. The next Mass is Saturday 20th October. Special homily and blessing with crucifix of Fr John after Mass. All are very welcome!
Parish ForumWednesday 7th November at 7.30pm following Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s invitation in a letter to Parish Priests and Parish Pastoral Councils calling on each parish community to organize a parish Forum to discern about the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland. He says: “The question now arises: where do we go forward now in the challenge of renewing the faith we carry in our own hearts and renewing the life of the Church?” and “Each parish and parish community can find its own path of reflection, with the help of the Parish Pastoral Council. The aim is not to provide instant answers but at least to begin to set out a realistic agenda for renewal of the Church in the years to come.” At the last Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm was chosen as the date for the Forum. All suggestions and ideas are welcome. Talk to any priest of the parish or parish council member. Attendance at the two talks The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis and/or The Art of Spiritual Discernment will really help attendees at the Forum.
Bethany Bereavement Support GroupThe death of someone close touches us to the core and leaves us hurt and wounded. A Bethany group offers a listening ear and help on the The death of someone close touches us to the core and leaves us hurt and wounded. A Bethany group offers a listening ear and help on the road of bereavement. Individual support can also part of it. The Bethany drop-in meeting is at 7.30pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at St Francis Xavier Church. For further information please phone 089 4616432
Annual October Appeal Church Webcam and LED lights in Pope Francis Corridor. Every October we make a special appeal for donations to a special appeal in the parish. Over the last few years we have renovated the Pope Francis Corridor, established a beautiful new prayer room and installed LED lights in the Church with proceeds from the appeal. This year the Parish Pastoral Council has chosen to seek funding for a Webcam so that Masses, Services and Events can be viewed worldwide from the parish Website and LED lighting to complete our money-saving and ecofriendly programme. The Parish Pastoral Council will meet this Tuesday to decide among the various ideas. If you have any suggestions please don’t hesitate to let one of the priests or staff know and it will be tabled at the meeting. PS thank you for the suggestions submitted.
Junior Gospel ChoirThe Junior Gospel Choir will sing at the 12.30 Mass on the 3rd Sunday of October (21st October). This is a new venture, launched last year and supported by Larkin Community College and Gardiner Street Primary School.
New Members wanted for the Church ChoirThe Church Choir who sing at the 11am on Sunday’s are looking for the new members to join them, if you are interested in joining you can talk to any of the priests or our Musical Director, Denice Doyle before the 11am Mass or contact a member of the Choir for further information.
CollectionsLast week’s Collections, Church €701, Share €388 Thank you. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street)
Parish Forum Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm following Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s invitation in a letter to Parish Priests and Parish Pastoral Councils calling on each parish community to organize a parish Forum to discern about the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland. He says: “The question now arises: where do we go forward now […]
Discernment of the Future of the Catholic Church in Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has addressed a letter to Parish Priests and Parish Pastoral Councils calling on each parish community to organize a Parish Forum to discern about the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland. He says: “The question now arises: where do we go […]
Family Mass Next Sunday the 7th of October we invite Parents and Grandparent to the monthly Family Mass at 12.30pm for a Special Mass of Thanksgiving for Parents and Grandparents. Bethany Bereavement Support The death of someone close touches us to the core and leaves us hurt and wounded. A Bethany group offers a listening […]
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)