Weekly Bulletin- 18th July

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31ST JULY- FEAST OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

On Saturday 31st July we celebrate the feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of The Jesuits. A special mass will be celebrated on this day at Gardiner Street Church.  Join us to celebrate Mass at 11.00 am.

PARISH OFFICE OPENING TIME

From Tuesday 3rd to Monday 16th of August, the Parish Office will be open only Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

SYNODALITY- A CALL TO EVERYONE

ACI Zoom discussion – July 22nd 2021 – led by: Professor Tom O’Loughlin

As the priestly manpower crisis deepens in Ireland, the call for ‘more vocations’  becomes ever more plaintive.

But what does synodality mean in our Catholic understanding of ‘vocation’?  Is that still too often all about clergy and religious – when all of the baptised faithful are now called to become ‘first responders’ in an era of crisis?

Might the ‘priest crisis’ itself be a result of an unbalanced theology of Priesthood, Ordination and Baptism?

Is every baptised person now being called equally to mission – to help keep hope and faith alive among those we love and meet?

Dr Tom O’Loughlin’s profound understanding of the history of Catholic Theology is in high demand by all who study the problem of Catholic Church renewal today.

Thursday July 22nd at 8.00 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85148985546?pwd=ZThhdUZxbGhrOFV0VG8wNVZLUkJHUT09

Meeting ID: 851 4898 5546

Passcode: 384860

FAMILIES WALKING TOGETHER IN HOPE

The ‘Walking Together in Hope’ initiative will be launched on 25 August 2021 at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. The Archdiocese of Dublin will provide some simple and achievable ideas for families and parishes starting in September 2021. We want to encourage families to take part in various initiatives to support faith lived in the home and celebrated together in our parishes. Our goal is to celebrate moments of hope and joy in family life, with resources suitable for learning, living and leading faith that are complementary to the way family is lived today.

PRAYING FOR VOCATIONS

Archbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis.   As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”

PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AS AN ADULT

Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings.  Run by the Archdiocese of Dublin in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus (MDCCE), Drumcondra Road. Late September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m). Application now open for September 2021. Early application advised. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie.   Web: www.evangelisation.ie

AWARE – SUPPORT & SELF CARE GROUPS

If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.  For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie