Weekly Bulletin- 20th February 2022

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TO RAISE THE FALLEN: THE HEROIC LIFE OF FR. WILLIE DOYLE SJ

Pat Kenny will give a talk about the life of Fr. Willie Doyle in St. Francis Xavier’s Church at 7pm on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Pat Kenny edited a book of Fr. Doyle’s writings called To Raise the Fallen. He also writes about Fr. Doyle on the website www.fatherdoyle.com

THE NOVENA OF GRACE  2022

will begin as always on 4th March and continue until the 12th March.  Our preachers this year will be: 

Fr Charlie Davy SJ – Mornings

Fr Donal Neary SJ – Evenings

Mass times:

 Weekdays: 11:00, 1:00, 5.30 & 7:30

Saturday: 11:00, 1:00 & 6:00

Sunday: 11:00, 12:30 & 3:30

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Novena of Grace. If you are interested, please phone 01 8363411 or email sfx@jesuit.ie

VISITATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are available to visit the sick that are home-bound or those who cannot attend Mass in person. If you would like to have Holy Communion given to a loved one residing in the Parish, please phone (01) 8363411 or email sfx@jesuit.ie

 MEDITATIVE PRAYER

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.

BIBLE READING GROUP

Sundays at 6 pm in St. Francis Xavier’s Church. No need for any expertise, just yourself and your  Bible (If you haven’t got one, don’t worry, we have spares)

All welcome

SYNOD NEWSLETTER

ABOUT SYNOD IN GARDINER STREET PARISH

Pope Francis is inviting all Catholics, the baptised and anyone of good faith all across the world to take part in a time of prayerful reflection, listening and sharing, so that we can better hear the voice of God’s Spirit, to help direct the Church into the future. This listening phase is part of a journey that will lead to a meeting of Church Leaders for a Synod in Rome.

You are warmly invited to two Synodal gatherings (15th and 22nd March at 7 pm) in St. Francis Xavier’s Church. These gatherings will be an opportunity to share and listen to each other’s experience of Church, in an organised, gentle and prayerful environment. This invitation is for everyone, those who come to church and those who do not, and the feedback from the gatherings will be collected and passed onto Church leaders in time for the 2023 Synod.

COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 573

ACCORD Special Collection  €516

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