Weekly Bulletin- 17th October 2021

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The Practice of Silence and Stillness – Exploring Contemplative Prayer

Dates for your diary: ‘The Practice of Silence and Stillness – Exploring Contemplative Prayer’, Saturday morning 11-12 in person at Gardiner Street Parish; Oct 23, 30, Nov 13 and 20, facilitated by Suzanne Mangan and Eddie Cosgrove SJ

Newly Baptised

We welcome Cambri into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of Baptism celebrated this week in St. Francis Xavier’s Church.

May the Holy Spirit be with them and guide them always.

Thanks

Last week Collection: Church € 541, Share € 231

All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.

Thanks to all who have donated to the Church through our website. Your generous contributions help in the running expenses of the Church and are greatly appreciated

The Opening Liturgy of the Diocesan Synodal Pathway

In every diocese throughout the world, the Synodal process will be launched on October 17th. The opening liturgy for the Archdiocese of Dublin will take place in the Pro-Cathedral on at 3pm. Archbishop Dermot Farrell has invited a representative from each parish to attend and we invite you to join us online https://dublindiocese.ie/watch-listen-live/

Laudato Si – Open Invitation to All

You are invited to join us for a Zoom Mini Course on Laudato Si, Pope Francis Encyclical “On Care For Our Common Home” 

Jane Mellett, Laudato Si officer with Trócaire will be the host.  The mini course is for six Wednesdays, starting October 27th to December 1st from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

To register please email: parishofloughlinstown@gmail.com  A Zoom link will be sent to you later. Encyclical is available at Veritas or online at:  https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

Little acts of Kindness – Mad Sunday 31st October 2021 

Make a Difference (MAD) Sunday – #MADSUNDAY – Started 5 years ago is an open invitation to everyone. This beautifully simple initiative hopes to encourage ALL people make a conscious effort to do one simple thing to help another & share it to help, inspire, give hope & encourage others!

It’s a day on which we are encouraging young and not so young, groups or individuals, parents & children, clubs & societies, families & friends, politicians & teachers, etc… to look out for others, to reach out to others and make a small difference in their home, community, school, parish, etc. To consciously do at least one simple act of kindness and then share it on social media all using the hashtag #MADSUNDAY