Weekley Bulletin 17th May 2020

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Come and hear, all who fear God.
I will tell what he did for my soul:
Blessed be God who did not reject my prayer
nor withhold his love from me.
Psalm 65

Dear friends,
Time moves on and brings us closer to the heart of Summer. We are planning to open Gardiner Street Church for private prayer on a trial basis following HSE and Diocesan guidelines. You’ll see details of this below. Thank you for your contributions to the Easter Dues and online donations as well. It helps us a great deal to keep our limited services going. The situation remains under review but our hope is to re-start public Masses (observing social distance and hand hygiene requirements) on 20th July in line with the Government of Ireland Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. In the meantime we continue to hold you in our prayers as we celebrate a daily 11am Mass in the Church which is viewable online at www.gardinerstparish.ie
Fr. Gerry



Gardiner Street Parish has a plan for reopening the Church. It was drafted according to the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business issued by the State public health authorities and in accordance with the diocesan guidelines.
The first phase of our plan consists in opening the Church for private prayer from 11.30am to 1.00 pm observing social distancing and hand-hygiene measures. The church will be cleaned every 30 minutes and regularly monitored. Candles will be available at the Parish front desk and can be lit from a candle that will be placed beside each shrine. We would appreciate your collaboration in keeping the Church safe and clean by complying with the following rules:
1. Please, do not visit the church If you feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, high temperature) or if you have had contact with someone with those symptoms
2. Able-bodied persons please enter and leave the Church following the signage
3. Clean your hands thoroughly when entering and leaving the church at the sanitation stations placed at the entrances.
4. Keep a safe distance of two meters from other people.
5. Sit or kneel only on the marked benches.
6. Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
7. Don’t leave litter behind you.
8. Please be advised that toilets won’t be open to the public.


will take place from Thursday 11th June to Friday 19th June. This year we will only have one Novena Mass at 7.30pm behind closed doors. Our guest preacher this year will be Fr. Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA, an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is coordinator of biblical studies with the Dublin Archdiocese and is well-known for his very popular Weekly Notes – an email resource for each week’s readings throughout the year and his publications “Speaking from Within” and “Hearers of the Word” (learn more at www.tarsus.ie)

This year the Novena follows the Gospel according to St. Luke and Acts of the Apostles. We are preparing a booklet with the readings for each day, songs, and prayers. If you wish to get a copy by post, please order it by phone 01 836 34 11 or email SFXgardinerstreet@outlook.com with the subject SHN booklet.

We would appreciate any donation you may give to support the organization of the Sacred Heart Novena. Donations can be made online at our website www.gardinerstparish.ie


We are celebrating Africa Day on the Solemnity of the Ascension (Sunday 24th May at 7.30 pm) and this offers a unique opportunity to connect Africans that live in Ireland with their loved ones at home.
It’s a family connection but also a connection of faith through the voice and the rhythm of Africa: 54 countries, countless cultures. Join this virtual celebration through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheGSGC/ Give us a like and invite your friends.

FUNERAL MASSES AND ANNIVERSARY MASSES can be recorded on our webcam if you call us at 01-8363411 or email at sfx@jesuit.ie

Thanks to all who have given for Church through our website. Your generous contributions help in the running expenses of the Church and are greatly appreciated, especially in this hard time.


Through gifts, large and small, our donors make to keep the church going during these days. All donations are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers. You can know donate online in three easy steps. For more details visit our website and click the red DONATE button.


Covid19 Tech is a group of I.T professionals who have come together from across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis.
Getting help from covid-19 tech is easy:
• Ring 01-9633288 and one of our volunteers will answer your call
• Contact us here via webpage https://covid19tech.ie/