Weekly bulletin- 24th July 2022

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“Some experiences can be spoken of long after they occur, when you understand them or they no longer harm you. With mystical experiences, things are even more complicated because they are always bewildering. Ignatius was striving to find God in all things. That´s how his daily life gradually filled with God, but not in an artificial way. It was rather that, bit a bit, he began encountering the Lord, in prayer and in Eucharistic of course, but also through his work and community life. That is the mysticism of St. Ignatius not raptures that sweep you up and away from everyday living, but  sensitivity to finding God in all things”

Walking with Ignatius

Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus in conversation with Darío Menor.

Messenger publications, 2021. Pg. 10

APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARISH PRIEST

This is to announce that Father Niall Leahy SJ, newly appointed Parish Priest, will assume the pastoral care of Gardiner Street Parish on Sunday 31st July, 2022. Fr. Niall has been dispensed of the normal means of assuming the pastoral care of the parish through the Ceremony of Induction.
Father Niall was ordained a priest by Bishop Alan McGuckian at Gardiner Street on August 22, 2020. He has been serving as Curate at Gardiner Street Parish since August 2021.
Fr. Richard O’Dwyer SJ will continue to serve in the Parish as Curate.

31ST JULY- FEAST OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

On Sunday 31st July we celebrate the feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola, Pilgrim Saint and  Founder of The Society of Jesus. A special mass will be celebrated on this day at Gardiner Street Church at 11.00 am.

All welcome

NEWLY BAPTISED

We welcome Lucy May 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.

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE

Please note a change in Sunday Mass times in August 2022.

There will be no 12.30 am Mass on Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August.

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS

From Tuesday 2nd to Monday 15th of August, the Parish Office will be open only Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 491. Share  € 211

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

Two card readers are available at the back of the Church. One for donations to the Restoration fund and one for donations to the Parish.

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/.

DÚN LAOGHAIRE ORGAN CONCERTS

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

31 July

7, 14, 21 & 28 August

4 & 11 September

PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY

Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year on Thursday, September 29, in DCU St Patrick’s Campus. Places are limited so early application is advisable

Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course, for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 per year which may be paid in instalments throughout the year.

For more information visit www.missionministry.ie or contact Pathways director Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie.