Congratulations to Eamonn Walls SJ and Mikhael Ahmad SJ who took their first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in Birmingham, UK on 3 September 2022.
Eamonn will start his first appointment as SJ this week in Gardiner Street Parish.
May God bless his ministry!
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
A joint pilgrimage of St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street with St Joseph’s, East Wall
SUNDAY 25th September 2022.
Come to Knock and experience Ireland’s National Marian Shrine.
Cost all-in: €50. Includes tea/coffee break on way to Knock and dinner on return journey.
Get your ticket to secure your place(s).
Contact Front Desk at Gardiner Street.
NEW TO THE PARISH
Six young adult volunteers will be living and working in Gardiner Street Parish this year. Their names are Emily, James, Francis, Genevieve and Madelyn
You’ll see them around!
If you or somebody you know would like to be visited at home by our visitation ministers, please contact Sr. Eilis at email@example.com or phone 01 8363411 and leave your name and contact details.
Visitations will start in early October.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION EVENING
As more and more Parish activities start up, there is a need for more volunteers (Hospitality team, readers, minister of Eucharistic, Baptismal preparation team, collectors, Church décor, eco activities). We’ll have a volunteer information evening on 29th September at 7.00 pm.
“Being an Altar Server is a Call to Prayer and Mission.”
Gardiner Street Parish provides girls and boys with the opportunity to grow stronger in their faith and become more active in the celebration of the Mass as altar servers.
- Age 10-12
- Commitment to service to the community
- Attending training sessions.
- Is comfortable in front of people
- Can show the proper attitude during the performance of tasks with respect, reverence, attention, and care.
- Has a willingness to learn about the structure of the liturgy,
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Fr. Niall.
All volunteers in this ministry adhere to and comply with the Safeguarding and protection policies and regulations of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.
The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi).
During the Season of Creation, you are invited to share your personal eco-actions on the board at the back of the Church.
GARDINER STREET PARISH AUTUMN TALKS
begin on Saturday 1st October (11.00 am to 1 pm) and run over every Saturday of October.
Each morning begins with solid input from the guest speakers, followed by a chance to deepen a question or a text in a simple prayer exercise.
More information will follow.
A voluntary contribution is requested.
SACRED HEART NOVENA SPECIAL COLLECTION
Adong Sophia underwent major spinal surgery at Norvik Hospital. Kampala on 31st August 2022. The surgery was made possible by everyone who donated to our special collection in aid of Adong Sophia’s back surgery. We raised €6,500 which paid for the surgery and for the ambulance to bring her safely back home to Northern Uganda, a trip of 400 km. The surgery was successful but she will need three months of bed rest to allow her spine to heal and this will be followed by an appointment with her surgeon and then a period of intense physiotherapy. I will continue to give updates on her recovery.
Fr. Richard O’Dwyer SJ
Last week Collection:
Church € 647
Share € 162
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.
Two Card readers are available at the back of the Church. One for donations to the Restoration fund and one for donations to the Parish.
CROSSCARE ANNUAL APPEAL
The annual Crosscare collection will take place at all Masses next weekend, September 17 and 18. This year, Crosscare is looking for help for its Homeless Prevention and Food Poverty Support Services – both of which are coming under increasing demand from people struggling to find accommodation and families coping with increases in fuel prices and the cost of living. We ask for your support for Crosscare in next weekend’s collection or by donating online at www.crosscare.ie.