Monthly Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed John Sullivan will be celebrated at 1pm next Saturday September 16th. Prayers and Petitions will be offered up to Blessed John and there will be a blessing with Fr John’s Crucifix after Mass and an opportunity to venerate his Relic.
Last week’s Collections
Church €767 Share €433 Thank you
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street),
The red bag is for Share.
Scripture Prayer Groups (LectioDivina) are starting up again. No need for any expertise, just yourself and an openness to listening. Times: Thursday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 6pm before the Gospel Mass.
Climate Justice Candle arriving Gardiner Street
In response to Pope Francis’s call to care for our common home Gardiner Street is hosting the Climate justice Candle, an initiative of the Eco-congregations of Ireland. The Candle has toured parishes and churches around the country and it arrives at Gardiner Street on the 16th of September. Masses that weekend will focus on our role as Christians in promoting care for our common home, the Earth. Last spring parish volunteers did a local clean-up and the parish offices and community are now actively re-cycling. Climate change has already created waves of refugees world-wide and current storms in the Caribbean are a reminder of this. We need to act and act fast.
The Gospel Choir Mass is back every Sunday at 7.30pm
Friday September 22nd 2017 Culture Night. To celebrate Culture Night 2017, St Francis Xavier’s Church will open from 6pm to 10pm. There will be guided tours of the Church every 40 minutes from 6pm and Organ Music. Culture Night is a night to celebrate creative spirits and the hidden treasures that make Dublin so unique.
On Thursday, 28 September 2017 at 7.30-9.30pm the 8th SpIRE Public Talk: “Finding God when Feeling Low” will be held at the Arrupe Room, Jesuit Conference Centre at Milltown Park, Sandford Rd, Speaker: Dr Annemarie Paulin-Campbell who heads up the Spirituality work of the Jesuit Institute South Africa ~ It is often not easy to sense God’s presence or to feel connected with God when we are struggling with difficult circumstances and feeling low. This is true not only as individuals, but also when as communities and organisations we are dealing with the effects of trauma, depression, or grief. How can we nurture hope and hold onto our faith in a God whose ‘mercies are not over’ in the times of pain and struggle?
Thursday 28th September in Adam & Eve’s, Merchants’ Quay, Dublin at 6.30pm The Franciscan Province of Ireland will host a free concert to thank all who have supported their mission. The concert will highlight the need to care and nurture all of creation. The Franciscans have commissioned a new composition of the Canticle of Creation by St Francis Assisi which inspired Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Laudato si’
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Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 20th September at 7:30pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 19th September or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.
Dublin North City Money Advice & Budgeting Service
53 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1 : Opening Hours: 8:30 – 4pm Monday to Friday
If you are experiencing financial difficulties or feel that the situation is getting out of control, seek advice now. The Money Advice Service (MABS) may be able to assist you.
If you are unable to pay debts in full as they fall due because of low income you may qualify for a Debt Relief Notice (DRN). Our staff is qualified to assist debtors wishing to make an application to the courts for a DRN and can advise you on other options. For further information: Tel: 0761 07 2510 Email: email@example.com Website: www.mabs.ie
Pope Francis’s prayer for September is for Parishes ~ That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.
The Pope prays that the doors of our parishes are always open, not waiting for people to come in but ready to go out to meet them. He asks us to pray that parishes continue in the service of others and in the transmission of the faith. “Parishes must be in contact with homes, with people’s lives, with the life of society. They have to be houses where the door is always open so as to go forth toward others. And it is important that this going-forth follows a clear proposal of faith. The doors must be opened so that Jesus can go out with all of the joy of his message. Let us pray for our parishes, that they not be simple offices, but that animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen”.