Weekly Bulletin- 12th May 2019

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ON SATURDAY THE 18TH MAY AT 8:00, As part of the GOSPEL Rising Festival A NIGHT OF GOSPEL, SOUL AND CELEBRATION will take place at Gardiner Street Church.

Tickets are on sale through Gospelrising.com & Eventbrite


On Saturday the 18th of May at 1pm we will celebrate the

Monthly Mass for Blessed John Sullivan SJ here in St. Francis Xavier’s Church.

 AFRICA DAY MASS ON SUNDAY 26TH MAY AT 7.30pm the Gospel Choir Mass will be celebrated to mark Africa Day 2019. All welcome.


On Third Sunday of each month, at 3:30 pm the Avila Carmelite Retreat Centre celebrates Mass with a particular welcome for LGBT people, their parents, family members and friends followed by chat over tea and coffee.

Avila Carmelite Retreat Centre: Bloomfield Avenue (off Morehampton Road) Donnybrook, Dublin 4. More information:


LGBT people, their family members and friend are also welcome in Gardiner Street Parish. Parishioners are invited to submit ideas on pastoral care for our LGBT brothers and sisters.

GARDINER STREET Parish SUMMER BOOK CLUB Looking for a good book to read this summer?

Interested in books on spirituality and share them with others?

Looking forward to knowing more about Ignatian Spirituality?

Come join us!

This Summer we will be reading and reflecting on “Alone and on Foot” by Brian Grogan sj (an abridged version of “Solo y a Pie” by Ignacio Tellechea). Meetings will take place every Thursday of June.

The book will shortly be available in the Parish Repository at the price of €14,95

If you are interested, please let us know by email (gardinerstreet@outlook.com) or by phone 01 8363 411

COLLECTIONS: Last week’s Collections, Church €589, Share €569 Thank you.  The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.

NEXT WEEKEND, 18/19 MAY, we will for the first time hold a new collection which will be called the Ministry Sunday Collection.

This new annual collection will replace the Share Collection and will be devoted to support the building up of new forms of lay ministry in our parishes.  The work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus in our changing religious culture will require more lay men and women working in various ways alongside our priests at the heart of parish communities.

The Ministry Sunday Collection is about ensuring that we will have the people we need – men and women who will be to the fore in making our parishes vibrant faith communities into the future.

While many of those involved will be volunteers, we will have to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is one-step in that process.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS WILL BE OBSERVED ON SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.”  The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfil the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).  Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life and all the various forms of direct service in the church and parish.

If you or someone you know is discerning a vocation calling to join the Jesuits in service, we encourage you to visit jesuits.org for more information on the Society of Jesus.

in the name of Jesus,
through the power of Your Holy Spirit,
we pray that You inflame the hearts of men
with courage and trust
and the desire to labour for Your Kingdom as Jesuits.

We ask You
through the intercession of Mary, our Mother,
St. Ignatius, and all Your saints,
to bless the Society of Jesus
with bountiful vocations
that it may continue to serve Your church
with passion and zeal.

May Your will be done.