Weekly Bulletin-20th November 2022

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THE WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER

We are offering our parish Advent retreat in daily life from Monday, 28th November to Sunday, 4th December. It is a beautiful opportunity to pray with the Scriptures and to talk to somebody about it.

Both in-person and online meetings with prayer guides available. You do not need any prior experience! We will initially meet on Monday 28th November at 7.30pm in the Church, where you will get all the information you need for the week. We will conclude on Sunday, 4th December with 7.30pm Mass.

You can sign up at the reception (01 8363411) or on the Events page on our website gardinerstparish.ie

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER’S CHURCH

We are delighted to announce the return of our Christmas concert with a selection of seasonal songs performed by

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir

Michael Ahearne from The Commitments movie

Lynn Hilary formerly of Celtic Woman & Riverdance

and Gardiner Street Primary School Choir.

Join us for this festive evening at St Francis Xavier’s Church on Tuesday 13 December at 7pm. Free admission.

Donations welcome

“TO RAISE THE FALLEN”

A selection of the War Letters, Prayers and Spiritual writings of Fr. Willie Doyle SJ, compiled by Patrick Kenny (Veritas Publications), is now available in the Parish Shop.

CHRISTMAS CARDS AND SEASONAL GIFTS

Parish Shop has a large selection of Christmas Cards, Calendars, and Seasonal Gifts. The Office also has a varied range of publications, magazines and books on Ignatian Spirituality which would make an ideal present for Christmas.

NEWLY BAPTISED

We welcome Navy into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of Baptism celebrated at St. Francis Xavier’s Church.

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

HOME VISITS

If you or somebody you know would like to be visited at home by our visitation ministers, please phone 01 8363411 and leave your name and contact details.

CHURCH CHOIR- 11.00 AM MASS

We are looking for new members for our choir. Contact Fr. Niall if you are interested.

“The one who sings prays twice”

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Every Friday and Saturday after 11 am Mass.

FRIDAY NIGHT CANDLELIGHT

Every Friday at 7 pm. Mass followed by Eucharistic adoration and Sacrament of Reconciliation from 7.30-8.30 pm

THE LITTLE ELEVEN

Special activities for children every Sunday at 11 am Mass. Children are led in special faith formation activities, such as guided prayer, storytelling, drawing, etc. by a group of volunteers chosen in accordance with safeguarding policies and standards. These activities take place in the Coffee Room, opposite the door leading to Pope Francis corridor.

All welcome

LAST WEEK COLLECTION

Cash:

Church € 812

Share Special Appeal244

Card and online: € 399

Thanks!

Also thanks to all of those who donated by cheque.

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

Two Card readers are available at the back of the Church.

For easy access to IDonate, please use our QR code

WALK OF LIGHT

The Walk of Light is back on the Streets of Dublin. On Sunday, November 20, at 3.30pm the congregations of the Leeson Street and Rathmines area of south Dublin together with the Chaplaincy Centre of Trinity College Dublin and under the umbrella of the Dublin Council of Churches invite you to come and join them in a Walk that begins in Newman University Church on St Stephen’s Green, leads across the Green and down Grafton Street and into Trinity College Chapel, with stops outside the gates of St Stephen’s Green, at the Molly Malone Statue, and on the Front Square of Trinity College. Into Darkness, Great Light is this year’s motto for this inter-church “pilgrimage” as we contemplate the great afflictions of our days: war, housing emergency and economic hardship, and climate collapse. In the face of these all-consuming and frightening challenges the Advent message of the coming of God’s light is more urgent than ever.