Weekly Bulletin- 14th February 2021

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Novena of Grace 2021: Let us Dream

This year we will have one evening Mass at 7.30pm. It will be online only (given the COVID-19 situation). There will be various ways to connect: on a computer and on the phone. All your intentions are welcome and candles too. During Lockdown Pope Francis has invited us to dream … what have we learned from this pandemic and what kind of people can we be after it? Our preachers will help us understand our lockdown experience and prepare us for the future, We welcome Fr. John Callanan SJ, Dr. Jessie Rogers and Fr. Ashley Evans SJ.  You may be familiar with Fr. John and Dr. Jessie but Fr. Ashley is new to the parish.  He’s returned to Ireland after decades of missionary work in the Far East.  We welcome Fr. Ashley home and all of our speakers. God bless. Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ Parish Priest

 “Let us Dream” Reading Group

Inspiration for this year’s Novena comes from Pope Francis’s topical best-seller “Let us Dream”. Someone described it as “a slim volume that slipped under the radar” but full of wisdom and light. Our chosen preachers will be inspired by the three fold challenge of “A Time to see”, A Time to Choose” and “A Time to Act” which are the titles of Pope Francis’s easily accessible book. To prepare for the Novena why not join a “Let Us Dream” bookclub on Monday 15th and 22nd of February and the 1st March at 7.00 pm To receive a link to this book club please email Sonia at sfxgardinerstreet@outlook.com Copies of the book are available from Veritas at €12.99.  Call 01 8788177 or visit www.veritasbooksonline.com

Springtime Spirituality

Continues on Saturday 20th February. To get a link for the meeting email us at SFXgardinerstreet@outlook.com The waiting room will open at 11.00am – please log in from 11.00am onwards for admission.  You will remain in the waiting room until 11.30am.  Take this time to make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee to bring with you to the workshop.  You will be admitted to the workshop at 11.30am.  The waiting room will close at 11.30am sharp and the workshop will begin immediately.

Accord Annual Collection

Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place on the weekend of 13th & 14th February. We realise that it will be much more difficult for parishes to support us this year – although the demand for services is greater than ever. Your parishioners can donate in the following ways: Online at www.accorddublin.ie where you will find a DONATE button. By post to Accord Dublin, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. By bank transfer to ACCORD Dublin Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG, Bank of Ireland, 88 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2. IBAN: IE27 BOFI 9001 1357 0742 03; BIC:BOFIIE2D.

Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2021

“In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ. At the Easter vigil, we will renew our baptismal promises and experience rebirth as new men and women by the working of the Holy Spirit. This Lenten journey, like the entire pilgrimage of the Christian life, is even now illumined by the light of the resurrection, which inspires the thoughts, attitudes and decisions of the followers of Christ.” Read more