People of Our Parish

PEOPLE OF OUR PARISH

STAFF / PASTORAL PERSONNEL

Parish Priest: Fr. Richard O'Dwyer SJ
Parish Curate: Fr. Niall Leahy SJ 
Parish Secretary: Ms. Sonia Obregon
Assistant: Fr. Dermot Mansfield SJ
Assistant: Fr. Paul Farquharson SJ (Dir. Penny Dinners, Assist, Vice-Postulator John Sullivan)
Assistant: Fr. Eddie Cosgrove SJ 
Christine Halloran Parish Pastoral Assistant (Volunteer)
Callum Douglas Parish Assistant for Youth
Cleaning: Bernie Lindsey
Front Desk: Melanie Fagan, Louise Quinn and Cathy Grouse

 
POLISH MINISTRY

Polish Chaplain:Fr. Leszek Wilczak SJ

FROM OTHER JESUIT COMMUNITIES

Assistant: Fr. P.McVerry SJ (Gospel Mass and Weekday Masses)

Assistant: Fr. John Guiney SJ (Weekday Masses)

Assistant:Fr. Edmond Grace SJ (Gospel Mass and Family Mass)

MUSIC MINISTRY

Organist /
Director:Denice Doyle

Cantor: Margaret Brennan

Singers:Brian and Berna Cunningham

Singer: Cathy Keane

Family Mass: Musical Group

Gospel Choir
Director: Cathy McEvoy

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Chairperson: Patricia Ging

Secretary:

 

PARISH GROUPS & MINISTRIES

Gardiner Street Parish welcomes the participation of parishioners in the many parish activities. We appreciate the gifts of each person who gives of their time to make our parish a vibrant and welcoming place for everyone.

 

VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

Active members are in much need at Gardiner Street so please consider giving time to making the parish rock!

This year more than ever before we will need very practical help at the two Novenas (Grace and the Sacred Heart) and inspired by Pope Francis’s call to be a parish that « goes forth » we are looking for ways to reach out to the many people recently arrived in the parish.

Being active in your parish brings you to life: everybody says it. Why not consider it?

You may download forms that need to be completed here or pick them up in the office.

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

We are all blessed with different gifts that we can share in our Parish. To get an idea of the work done by volunteers we have put together some role descriptions. Do you feel you would like to help with any of these?

Parishioner Comments

I am from the Philippines and I love coming to Mass here. I come with my family and we enjoy the music and singing.

Tina

Gardiner Street is a very special place for me and my family. We go to Fr John Sullivan any time we want special prayers.

John

I volunteer at Gardiner Street Parish looking after the website and social media. It is very much a labour of love as I think St Francis Xavier’s is a very special place – a lot of people find comfort and hope here.

Maura