People of Our Parish

People of Our Parish

Pastoral Personnel

Parish Priest:            Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ

Parish Curate:          Fr. Richard O’Dwyer SJ

Parish Chaplain:      Fr. Fergus O’Donoghue SJ (Superior, Province Archivist, Delegate for Communications)

Liturgy Assistant:    Mr. Seamus Buckley

Assistant:                   Fr. Dermot Mansfield SJ

Assistant:                   Fr. Brendan Carmody SJ

Assistant:                   Fr. Pat Sheery SJ

Assistant:                   Fr. Paul Farquharson SJ (Dir. Penny Dinners, Assist, Vice-Postulator John Sullivan)

Assistant:                   Fr. Fergus O’Keefe SJ (Weekday Masses and Confessions)

Assistant:                   Fr. Francis Keenan SJ  (Weekday Masses and Confessions)

Polish Ministry

Polish Chaplain:        Fr. Marcin Włodarek 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)

Volunteer Baptismal Team

Dorrie Buckley and Sr Bridie

Volunteer Welcome Team

Clare Fallon and Mary Cantwell

Music Ministry

Organist /
Director:                    Denice Doyle

Cantor:                       Margaret Brennan

Singers:                      Brian and Berna Cunningham

Singer:                        Cathy Keane

Family Mass:             Musical Group

Gospel Choir
Director:                     Louise Foxe

Administration, Maintenance, Welcome

Sacristan:                   Erika Juskova

Cleaning:                    Bernie Lindsey

Front Desk:                Melanie Fagan, Sonia Obregon and Brandon Ashe 

Parish Pastoral Council

Chairperson:            Michael Moriarty

Family Mass Team

Team Leader:           Maria Dillon



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.


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.


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


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.