Bulbs for parishioners to take after the 11 Mass on Sunday 11th September
Gardiner Street Parish is applying for an Eco-Congregation award to affirm the good environmental work we undertake. Our Environmental Care team pursues initiatives such as linking environmental issues with the Christian faith, practical activities like installing energy-efficient lighting, community involvement such as parish clean-ups and promoting support of charities in the developing world such as Trocaire and Irish Jesuits International. We are raising awareness of our work by having a display at the back of the church with a gift of a beautiful spring flowering bulb for you to grow at home.
Volunteers for our Baptism preparation team
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Baptism ministry. The Baptism Preparation Team helps those preparing for the sacrament of Baptism to understand the significance of the sacrament and the ceremony of Baptism.
Contact Sonia at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Parish Office (01) 8363411 if you would like to register or ask questions.
Archbishop Farrell’s Pastoral Letter: The Cry of the Earth—The Cry of the Poor
At this time every person on our planet is confronted with two interconnected crises: the coronavirus pandemic and the ecological crisis. Both define our age. Both require urgent action. But it is the reality of climate change that is ‘humanity’s defining challenge.’ Over the coming decades, the havoc of the pandemic will pale when compared to that of climate change.
To respond to the climate crisis, and to mark the Season of Creation—which began on September 1st and continues until the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4th—Archbishop Farrell has published a pastoral letter, The Cry of the Earth—The Cry of the Poor: the Climate Catastrophe—Creation’s Urgent Call for Change. This pastoral is an invitation to all people—those in the Church and those beyond—to reflect on the climate crisis in new ways, so that the baptised may live the life of faith more vibrantly, and everyone may respond more actively to the serious situation in which the world finds itself. The pastoral letter is available on online, as well as in hardcopy from Veritas.
Crosscare Annual Collection 2021 (18th and 19th September)
The Annual Collection for Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin will be taken up at all Masses in the Diocese on the weekend of 18th and 19th September 2021. It will replace the usual Share collection.
Please give generously in the second collection at all Masses on 18th and 19th September next or on line at www.crosscare.ie
Diocesan Safeguarding Sunday
will take place on Sunday 26th September. The theme for this year’s event is “Safeguarding in a pandemic”.
Anam Cara Bereavement Support Evening
Anam Cara would like to invite you to join us for an online Bereavement Information and Support Evening taking place 16th September at 7pm. This events will give you an opportunity to hear a bereavement professional talk about the difficult challenges and many milestones grieving a child of any age has on you and your family. If you would like to join us please contact on email@example.com or 085 288 8888.