Weekly Bulletin- 23rd October 2022

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PARISH NEWS

INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUR GOSPELS WITH BRENDAN COMERFORD SJ.

Continues on  Monday 24th October, at 7.30pm

Brendan will lead us through a 5-week series, “Introduction to the Four Gospels”.  Come in person or join online (Facebook, Instagram or Webcam)

We hope to see you there. All welcome!

HIKE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

A group of young adults will be walking on the  Wicklow Way during Halloween Weekend (28th-30th October) Cost € 30. If you (or someone you know) is interested, please contact Fr. Niall or NET team.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Every Friday and Saturday after 11 am Mass.

Friday Night Candlelight 7.30-8.30 pm (after 7 pm Mass)

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

IN NOVEMBER WE REMEMBER

During November we traditionally remember all our loved ones who have gone to their rest.

Mass of Remembrance on Saturday November 5th at 6pm in Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, for all whose funerals took place from the Church since November 2021. We will also take time to remember all our dear departed loved ones.

Altar List of the Dead envelopes available at the back of the Church and in the Parish Office.

Please return the envelopes to the Parish Office.

THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED JESUIT MISSIONARIES,

volunteers and members of their families and friends takes place on Sunday 6th November at 2:30pm and will be celebrated in the Gonzaga College Chapel, Sandford Road, Dublin 6. refreshments will be served afterwards. 

LAST WEEK COLLECTION

Cash:

Church € 764

Share  € 191

Card and online: € 349

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

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

TONY HILLIARD MONTH MIND MASS was celebrated yesterday  at 7.30 pm.

Excerpt of Fr. Richard O’Dwyer’s Homily. Funeral  Mass celebrated on 5th October 2022

“Anthony Hilliard, known to all lovingly as Tony, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, following an illness bravely borne.

Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant.  He set the standard for disciples by giving his life in the service of others, especially the least, the forgotten and the abandoned.

Service is love made visible.

Tony in his work in the ESB served the people of this city of ours by laying the cables in every corner of Dublin.  He knew the location and the depth of every cable he ever laid.  He had a phenomenal memory.  It was because he cared about the work he did, because the people he worked for mattered to him.

After he retired, he served in this Church daily, helping most days from 10 in the morning until almost 2 o’clock in the afternoon.

I always knew when Tony was there because the missal, the lectionary, the bread and the wine would be ready to go out on the altar, every item in the proper place, nothing amiss.

There was such wonderful good-humoured banter in great Dublin wit about going on in the sacristy; it was a joy to be there.

It is often the little things that make such a difference in our lives, a smile, a kind word, a helping hand.  Every time I said a weekday mass, he would come over and straighten my stole.  It was what I called his Louis Copeland moment.  But I knew that every day that Tony was there, my vestments would be straight and true.  Those gestures made Tony special.  At the end of our lives, we will be remembered for our kindness.  It is the most important aspect of our lives.

                Small gestures can give us greater insight into a person’s character more so than big gestures.  Big gestures show us s person’s power.  Small gestures show us a person’s humanity.  It is only the saints who like doing the little things – tiny acts of kindness faithfully carried out, perhaps only seen by God alone, day in and day out.

Rest in Peace Tony. You will be forever in our hearts”