BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN MASS, 2022
The annual Blessed John Sullivan birthday Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty on 7 May in Carlow Cathedral at 6. 15 pm. The mass can be viewed on
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
“At the heart of the Christian vocation is an invitation, the same invitation Jesus extended to the first disciples, to ‘come, follow me… I will make you fish for people’.” – Archbishop Dermot Farrell.
World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on Sunday, May 8. That weekend, priests and parishes are invited to pray for vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese.
THE PRACTICE OF SILENCE AND STILLNESS – EXPLORING CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
Join us in the John Sullivan Room on Saturday mornings for an hour of contemplative practice, through awareness, quiet reflection… and silence.
Come home to your body, rest your mind, and listen to your heart.
Saturdays – 11am to 12 noon
Facilitated by Suzanne Mangan
Come to Meditative Prayer following the practice of “Divine Reading” known as Lectio Divina. The first stage is “lectio” (reading) where we read the Word of God, slowly and reflectively so that it sinks into us.
This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the Word of God alive within us. Thursdays 7.30 pm at Gardiner Street Church.
YOUTH 2000 IN GARDINER STREET PARISH
Young people (18-35) gather at St. Francis Xavier’s Church on Tuesday evenings (7.00 pm) for an hour together with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, where there is a time for silence, prayer, music, Scripture and reflection, followed by cup of tea and social afterwards.
We welcome Maébh and Max into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of Baptism celebrated at St. Francis Xavier’s Church.
May the Holy Spirit be with them and guide them always.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for volunteers (Ministers of the Eucharistic, readers and collectors). If you are interested, please phone 01 8363411 or email email@example.com
Last week Collection:
Church € 503
Share € 217
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers
MATT TALBOT PILGRIMAGE
Do you or somebody you know suffer from an addiction? Yes? Join us at the Shrine of Matt Talbot in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean McDermot Street, Dublin, on Sunday 12th June at 2:00pm-4:30pm, where we will pray for freedom from addiction through Jesus. For more information,visit
Message from Mgr Joseph McGuinness, Executive Secretary of the Irish Episcopal Conference: Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Special Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection has raised to date over €3.25 million. The war in Ukraine, and the terrible suffering which has resulted, has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and generosity from our parish communities. Your contributions will bring much-needed relief to those in the region whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated. The funds raised will be used by the international Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, which is currently operating on the ground in Ukraine and its surrounding areas. We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace and an end to this appalling humanitarian crisis.
LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR REFUGEES
The Third Age charity’s ‘Failte Isteach’ service is now available in most counties across the State in order to facilitate, in an informal setting, improved English language skills for refugees. This service is free and run by local volunteers. In order to locate the nearest English language class in your location, please see https://www.thirdageireland.ie/failte-isteach/locations/.