AUGUST’S MONTHLY MASS
for Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated on Saturday the 17th of August at 1pm.
The Blessing of the Sick incorporates the celebration of the Eucharist, an offering of prayers and petitions to Blessed John Sullivan and a blessing with his Crucifix.
SEE THE MESSENGER FOR JULY AND AUGUST
with articles by Eileen Kane on the four paintings in Gardiner St. church. A good read from one of Ireland’s foremost art experts who has a great love of our church.
From Tuesday 6th to Monday 19th of August, the Parish Office will be open only Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
AGE ACTION COMPUTER COURSES
Age Action are running a number of one to one computer Training Courses for Over 55’s. If you are frustrated by your lack of computer skills? Or feel that the digital age has passed you by? You will come away knowing how to search the Internet, send & receive emails, shop and book flights. Train on your own device or use computers available at some venues. Age Action runs beginner courses in Computers, iPads and Tablets for older people who have little or no experience. Courses run once a week for 5 or 6 weeks – Classes are held in venues throughout Dublin and are Free. For more information phone (01) 475 6989.
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL
Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 15th August to Sunday 18th August 2019.
For all frequently asked questions, online booking links and free bus information visit http://youth2000.ie/retreats/summer-festival/youth-2000-summer-festival/. For any other queries, please contact the National Office at email@example.com or 01 6753690.
IRELAND’S FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2019
will take place on Sunday, 24th of August 2019 from 12 noon to 6pm, in Mountjoy Square Park. Dublin1. This is a free event for the whole family, a great line up of performers from around the world, including children’s entertainment and other side attraction taking place throughout the day. This festival is organised by Diversity & Multicultural Initiative and funded by the government of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council’s NEIC program).
WOMEN’S FORUM MASS
Archbishop Martin will celebrate Mass in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Saturday 31st August to remember deceased members of the Diocesan Women’s Forum. If you are aware of any former members of the forum, who would like to be remembered at this Mass, please e-mail the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass begins at 6:30pm and all are welcome.
PRAY AS YOU GO
is a daily prayer session based on Ignatian spirituality, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. You can access it on
Pick up a piece of litter every day! What if 100,000 people picked up a piece of litter each day? How might the world change? If you did, how might you feel about yourself? And your environment? The Litter Project, a movement that started in the US, encourages people to pick up a piece of litter each day and to tell others about it. Hopefully they will do the same! It is a simple, tangible way to make a daily difference to the world. If you tell people about your daily habit, you will surely inspire at least a few more supporters.
“Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Mother Earth,
who sustains us and governs us and who produces varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.”
Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assissi