Weekly Bulletin-21st August 2022

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GARDINER STREET PARISH SYNOD FEEDBACK REPORT

The Synod Feedback Report submitted by Gardiner Street Parish to the Archdiocese of Dublin is available on our website gardinerstparis.ie. This document compiles the result of the consultation carried out last March. We invite all our parishioners to read it.

Printed copies are available today at the back of the Church.

A sincere thank you to all who participated.

IRISH SYNODAL PATHWAY

The Synthesis of the Consultation in Ireland for the Diocesan Stage of the Universal Synod 2021 – 2023 has been published. Dr Nicola Brady, chair of the Steering Committee for the Irish Synodal Pathway, said: “The strong sense of shared responsibility that has guided our synodal process so far, from the local to the national level, has been a great encouragement. It is hoped that this will continue to motivate us to develop our skills of deep listening and discernment, as we reflect on the significance of our national synthesis, and the different voices of the church around the world, asking what God wants of us in light of what we have heard.” 

For more information visit  https://synod.ie

CHANGES IN SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Beginning Sunday, September 4th, there will be some changes to the Sunday  Mass schedule at St. Francis Xavier Church:

CHILDREN’S MASS

The monthly 12.30 pm Family Mass will not be returning. In its place we will be offering special activities for children every Sunday at 11.00 am Mass.

SUNDAY EVENING MASS

From 4th September, 7.30 pm Sunday Mass will return. This Mass will be celebrated in such a way to help teenagers and young adults grow in their Christian faith.

The Gospel Choir will sing on the 4th Sunday of each month (from September to May)

Tea and Coffee after Mass.

SUNDAY 12.30 PM MASS RETURNS ON 4TH SEPTEMBER. There will be no 12.30 am Mass on Sundays 28th August.

There will be tea and coffee served in Pope Francis Corridor after 11 am and 7.30 Sunday Mass.

All welcome!

If you want to join our hospitality team, please contact Sonia at sfx@jesuit.ie or phone 01 8363411

ECO-CONGREGATION NEWS

We had a meeting with Sr. Margo from Bonnybrook Coolock. he helped us to prepare our next submission for Eco-Congregation Award. She thinks we are doing great work!

If you want to get involved in the Parish’s eco activities please contact Fr. Niall.

SEASON OF CREATION 2022

Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.

The theme for the Season of Creation 2022 is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. “I have heard their cry…I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you…I will be with you” (Ex 3: 1-12).

NEWLY BAPTISED

We welcome Arlo, Albie and Clara 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.

LEGION OF MARY CENTENARY CONCERT

To mark the 100th year anniversary of the Legion of Mary, a concert will take place in the historical surroundings of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday, September 3. Special guests include award winning soprano Celine Byrne, the Dublin Concert Band, Lorraine Mathews. Book at Eventbrite. Tickets are €30 (premium – seating in reserved area) and €20 (general admission).

THE DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

Led by Most Rev. Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin. 5th-7th September 2022. For more information visit www.lourdes.dublindiocese.ie or email: info@lourdes.dublindiocese.ie

DÚN LAOGHAIRE ORGAN CONCERTS

The Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts have returned at St Michael’s Church. Sundays at 8 pm

28 August

4 & 11 September

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. For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie/ If you would like to volunteer with Aware, please visit https://www.aware.ie/get-involved/volunteering/.