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, Sr Bridie and Clare Fallon


Volunteer Welcome Team

Clare Fallon, 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:                     Carmel Whelan


Administration, Maintenance, Welcome

Sacristan:                   Mrs Erika Juskova

Cleaning:                    Mrs Bernie Lindsey

Front Desk:                Ms Melanie Fagan (Derek Howard and Brandon Ashe)


Parish Pastoral Council

Chairperson:            Mr Michael Moriarty


Parish Pastoral Council

Chairperson:            Mr Michael Moriarty


Family Mass Team

Team Leader:           Ms Maria Dillon

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.