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 July Pope Francis invites us to pray
'That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.'
"From a distance, priests may seem almost divine – but they are not. Priests are human people, who get tired, feel dejected, even at times get depressed. Sometimes people can be too demanding, other times priests wonder if they are doing any good. In taking time off for prayer and relaxation, priests imitate their Lord: even Jesus had to get away from time to time, to spend time with his Father and renew his energy. Like the Lord Jesus, priests need to be allowed and encouraged to take time off."
News and Notes
July’s Monthly Mass for Blessed John Sullivan SJ
with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated next Saturday 21st July at 1pm.
The Blessing of the Sick incorporates the celebration of the Eucharist, an offering of Prayers and Petitions to Blessed John Sullivan and a Blessing with his Crucifix after Mass.
Pilgrimage to Knock
St Francis Xavier's, Gardiner Street with St Joseph's, East Wall on next Sunday is now full. But you’d never know …. there might be some cancellations. If you’re interested leave you name at reception.
Coach pick up at: 8.15am at St Fr. Xavier’s, Gardiner Street and return at 9.30pm
Our Parish Radio is up and running again. Many of our parishioners avail of this service. All of our Masses go out over the radio, which is on the FM/CB wavelength. A special multi-band receiver (radio) is needed. At the moment we have no radios in stock and there is some difficulties in sourcing new ones.
Pope Francis will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018 on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August 2018.
He will attend a number of public and private events during his visit. For those interested in attending the public events, please be aware that you must Get a Ticket. Plan Your Transport. Prepare for a long journey.
Detailed information on how to take part in the World Meeting of Families and how to see Pope Francis is now available on www.worldmeeting2018.ie
- Public information page – www.gov.ie/popeinireland
- Media information page – gov.ie/popeinirelandmedia
One-Day Volunteer Roles at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th
With just six weeks to go to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin from 21 – 26 August, we are opening up a new opportunity for those who have availability to volunteer for one day for WMOF2018.
We are asking for Volunteer Papal Mass Stewards and Holy Communion Team volunteers for the Closing Mass of WMOF2018 which will take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August.
Pastoral Symposium on Lay Pastoral Leadership Roles.
An opportunity to gather and listen to Cardinal John Dew Archbishop of Wellington, followed by an invitation to take part in a Pastoral Conversation Clonliffe College, 29th August at 10am. Cardinal John Dew is Archbishop of Wellington and Vice President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference.He is the Conference Liaison for Holy Cross Seminary, the national seminary for formation of diocesan priests. He is also the Bishop for the Catholic Bishops Committee for Ecumenism and Moderator for the Tribunal. He spent five years as formator at the National Seminary and another five years in Youth Ministry. As Cardinal, the Holy Father has also appointed him to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org 01 837 3732 – ext 247/248
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY - An Adult Faith Development Programme
Booking is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme begins this year in Holy Cross College, on Thursday 27th. September 2018 (7.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m.). Places are limited so early application is advisablePathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults of all ages wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. You can just come along and enjoy! The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments. Some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means.For more information please visit our webpage: www.evangelisation.ie or contact: Sr Eileen Houlahan
Retreat at Kiltegan
Saturday 21st July the Sunday night Lectio Group is organising a retreat at Slí and Chroí at the Kiltegan Fathers place in Wicklow. A day of quiet reflection with Scripture. Contact Fr. Gerry if you think you’re interested. 01 707 3027
Last week’s Collections,
Church €696, Share €454 Thank you.
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street)
July’s Monthly Mass for Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated next Saturday 21st July at 1pm. The Blessing of the Sick incorporates the celebration of the Eucharist, an offering of Prayers and Petitions to Blessed John Sullivan and a Blessing with his Crucifix after Mass. […]
SAFEGUARDING: What has been happening to date? St. Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street Parish is striving to create and maintain safe environments for children, yorth persons and vulnerable aduhs within the parish through: Appointing two Child Safeguarding Representatives, that are trained and Garda vetted. Child Safeguarding and Protection is a standing item on the agenda of Parish Pastoral […]
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 22nd July from Gardiner Street and with St Joseph’s East Wall. The story of Knock began in August 1879, when 15 people witnessed an apparition at the gable wall of the parish church. On giving their testimonies the witnesses described a heavenly vision of Our Lady/ St Joseph, St […]
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)