Weeklly Bulletin 22nd September 2019

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ENSURING THAT CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS ARE SAFE IN GARDINER STREET PARISH

Gardiner Street Parish continues working on ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are safe when participating in liturgies and other parish activities.
Gardiner Street Parish has a written policy on Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding and Protection. Copies of this policy are available in the Parish Office and on our website. Antibullying policy and statement are part of this Policy.
All who exercise ‘public ministry’ and all those working with children and vulnerable adults undergo vetting through the National Vetting Bureau. They also adhere to a Code of Behaviour in exercising their public ministry in the Parish.
Our staff and volunteers are provided with appropriate training for keeping children and vulnerable adults safe.
There is a process for dealing with complaints made by adults and children about unacceptable behaviour towards children or vulnerable adults.
The Parish Council reviews progress in implementing Safeguarding policies in all its ordinary meetings.
All our staff members are committed to ensuring that all people are safe and respected in St. Francis Xavier’s Church, with special attention to children and vulnerable adults.

ThanksCOLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 433 Share € 347. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.

 

Sage AdvocacySAGE ADVOCACY ADVICE DAY

will take place on Saturday 28th September in Gardiner Street Parish. It starts with an information session at 10 am followed by an opportunity to follow up with a SAGE Advocate aiming to finish at 12.30. All welcome.
SAGE ADVOCACY promotes, protects and defends the rights and dignity of vulnerable adults, older people, and healthcare patients.

GARDINER STREET PARISH AUTUMN TALKS SERIES

Starts on 5th October
This year we ask the question: “What does it mean to be a Christian”. The Jesuits have named 4 answers to this: Being a Christian means ….
5th October: Caring for our common home
19th October: Walking in solidarity with the excluded
26th October: Accompanying youth towards a hope-filled future
2nd November: Practising Prayer and discernment

ECOTIPS

“A Christian who doesn’t safeguard creation, who doesn’t make it flourish, is a Christian who isn’t concerned with God’s work, that work born of God’s love for us.”
Pope Francis, Meditation, Vatican City, February 9, 2015

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

Lord, we pray for those who have suffered the trauma of abuse: may they grow towards healing and be confirmed in their integrity, their purity and their giftedness.
Lord, give courage to parents and guardians to speak to their children of faith and the interior life.  May their own faith be deepened as they speak of Jesus, our Saviour.
Lord, open our hearts to what children may be teaching us.  May we listen to them and learn from their thoughts and comments about parish life.
Lord Jesus, you showed us the way of servant love.  May our Church leadership be purified of privilege and careerism; may our pastors be models of service and humility.
Lord, hear us.

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