LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Continues on Monday 15th May at 7 pm in the Ignatian Chapel.
The theme for this week is Receiving the gists of the Holy Spirit. Speaker: Donncha McKenna
THE NOVENA OF THE SACRED HEART
Begins on 8th June and continues until the 16th June.
Our preacher this year is Fr. Brendan Comerford SJ
A TALK ON ‘ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA – A SAINT FOR TROUBLED TIMES’
BY JOSÉ MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ OLAIZOLA SJ.
In his biography of Ignatius ‘Never Alone’, Olaizola draws attention to the many failures and disappointments in Ignatius’s life. These experiences were transformative for the saint and we in turn can learn from them.
DThe talk will take place in the Arrupe Room, Milltown Park, on Friday 19 May, 2pm -4pm. Tea and coffee served.
Olaizola is the author of many books including the recently published ‘Dancing With Loneliness’, his first book in English, published by Irish Messenger Publications and available for purchase on the day.
He is a sociologist by training and this, combined with his expertise in Ignatian spirituality, makes him a sought-after speaker. He has a particular interest in young adult ministry.
Congratulations to the children from Gardiner Street National School who received First Holy Communion on Saturday 13th May.
May they will continue to grow in faith.
CONFIRMATION -GEORGIAN MONTESSORI
Congratulations to the children of Georgian Montessori school who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this week in the Ignatian Chapel
The mission of the network team in Gardiner Street parish comes to an end on 26 May. It was a pleasure to have them with us. We warmly thank Emy, Maddy, Francis, James, Christina and Genevieve for the work they have done, which we hope will continue to bear fruit. Keep them in your prayers and, ‘until we meet again, may God hold them in the palm of his hand.’
OUR RECENTLY DECEASED
We remember in prayer those who have died recently:
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
This week we recommend Entering the Heart by Flann Lynch OFM Cap.
It is a little book about attitudes and focuses mainly on the eight beatitudes. It has grown out of the Vision Seminar, attended by more than twenty thousand people over the last 20 years.
Available in the parish shop
LAST WEEK COLLECTION
Church: € 777;
Share: € 138;
IDonate & card readers: € 308
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.
ORGAN RECITALS IN WHITEFRIAR STREET
Sundays in May at 7 pm.
Being May the month of Our Lady, each recital will include works in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
BUILDING HOPE – PRAY, REFLECT, PLAN
You are warmly invited to join with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – a period of prayer, reflection and planning for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Novena will take place in the nine days from 21st to 29th May beginning on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, through Pentecost and continuing to the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.
More information and resources at https://dublindiocese.ie/novena-to-the-holy-spirit/
Novena prayer cards available at the back of the Church.
ECUMENICAL BIBLE WEEK
Ecumenical Bible Week 2023. To sign up: www.bibleweek.ie. Planting seeds of hope together in a post-Covid reality. Programme details: Sunday 28th May; 9.45am Morning Prayer (Kilternan, Church of Ireland). Wednesday 31st May 2pm – 4pm, Symposium: Foundations in Christian Hope, Sean McDermott Street Roman Catholic Church. Presenters: Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop Michael Jackson, Mimi Kelly (Irish Bible Institute, Dublin). Thinking Allowed Thursday 1st June 7pm, Topic – Where do you see Hope? Venue: St Stephen’s Chaplaincy UCD, Range of speakers speaking briefly; audience interaction. Sunday 4th June 7pm, Taizé style worship, Venue: Castleknock Roman Catholic Church, Presenters: Fr Damien McNeice (Roman Catholic Church), Rev Alan Boal (Presbyterian Church in Ireland).