Weekly Bulletin 21 July 2019

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SEE THE MESSENGER FOR JULY AND AUGUST with articles by Eileen Kane on the four paintings in Gardiner St church.  A good read from one of Ireland’s foremost art experts who has a great love of our church.

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS From Tuesday 6th to Monday 19th of August, the Parish Office will be open only Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Last week’s Collections, Church € 577 Share € 442.
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AS AN ADULT: Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road.  Late September to May (7.00– 9.30pm). Application now open for September 2019. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie or www.evangelisation.ie  (Early application advised).

LOUGH DERG: Final dates for this summer’s pilgrimages to Lough Derg takes place from the 9 – 11 August (season ends on 15 august) – direct from Dublin cost is €115 pensioners and students €105.  To book please phone: 086 3853027 or 01 4941171. 

LECTURE SERIES ON CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN – “A SAINT FOR A SECULAR TIME”: The Parish Centre of Booterstown will host several talks on Cardinal Newman who will be canonised this coming October 13th. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance – Cost: €110 per person.   

Contact Adrienne Hughes in the Centre to book:  Tel 01 4419303 or Email centre@booterstownparish.ie

The Key speakers will be Fr Bill Dailey, Maria Steen and John Morgan

Dates / Time: 8.00 – 9.30pm
Tuesday 10th September – “Faith and Reason”
Tuesday 17th September – “Catholic Education Now”
Tuesday 24th September – “Lead kindly light—-amid the encircling gloom?”
Tuesday 1st October (Bishop Barron Documentary, “Word on Fire Series”)
Location: Booterstown Parish Centre, Booterstown Avenue,Co. Dublin

VOLUNTEERS: ST VINCENT DE PAUL urgently need volunteers in the areas of Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare to work in assistance with individuals and families for just once a week.   This will be for about 3 hours, day or night, (whatever suits you best).  Full training and support provided – for more information Tel: 01 8198405 or

visit: www.SVP.ie / volunteer@svp.ie /


Discover the way dreams point us to places of growth, healing and surprise. Learn the language of dreams, how the symbolic images reveal possibilities; see the connections between the dreams of a given timeframe and discover the real agenda of your life. There will also be time to work on dreams in a group setting. Directed by Paddy Greene SJ.

For more information see https://www.manresa.ie/programmes/dreams or phone (01) 833 1352.

OASIS DAY – 21 SEPTEMBER 2019 Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.
Accommodation may be available on the night before or after an Oasis Day. 

For more information or to make a booking, please visit https://www.manresa.ie/oasis-day/ or email reception@manresa.ie or phone (01) 833 1352.

Where will God find you this July? Join the Jesuits on a journey guided by the Spiritual Exercises via a series of 31 daily emails leading up to the Feast of St Ignatius on 31st July. Each week will look at a theme from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. To sign up please access on https://pathwaystogod.org/31-days-st-ignatius-2019