Weekly Bulletin 24th November 2019

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Advent Evenings 7.30pm

Tuesday 26th November 
Tuesday 3rd December
Tuesday 10th December
Tuesday 17th December

see below for more details of Advent events …
Thursday 19th December
Gospel Choir Concert 8pm
Monday 23rd December
Masses as usual: 8.30m, 11am, 1pm
Confessions after the 11am Mass
Tuesday 24th December
Masses as usual: 8.30m, 11am, 1pm
Confessions after the 11am Mass
Tuesday 24th December: Christmas Eve
Family Mass:  6pm
Gospel Choir Mass: 8pm
Church Choir Mass:  10pm (Carols beforehand)
Wednesday 25th December: Christmas Day
11.45am (in Polish)
N.B. no 1.00pm Mass today
Thursday 26th December: St Stephen’s Day
Masses:11.00am -1pm
Sunday 29th December: The Holy Family
Vigil Mass: 6pm (Saturday)
No Gospel Choir Mass today


Find the Joy of Jesus in peace and quietness as we prepare for Christmas. Join us here in Gardiner Street at 7:30 pm, starting on the 26th November
Each of the Sundays of Advent offers a theme to explore in preparation for Christmas: Being aware, Turning to God, Who is the one we are awaiting? Christ among us.
Afterwards there will be refreshments in the coffee room.


There is a limited number of places available for 4 weeks of guided prayer in Advent.
Meet a prayer guide once a week and receive help in preparation for Christmas.
No prior experience needed, just an open heart and willingness to learn.
Contact Fr. Gerry at 087 760 4717 or at gclarke@jesuit.ie
Available in English, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese and French


We have decided to postpone the annual October/November Appeal as we will be launching a more ambitious appeal in the New Year. This appeal will seek to raise funds for major repair work on the exterior walls, roof and windows of the church.  Thank you for your patience and please consider the needs of Gardiner Street Church in the new year.  Thank you, Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ


Last week Collection: Church € 468 Share € 314.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir at ChristmasA GOSPEL CHRISTMAS AT GARDINER STREET!

On Thursday, December 19th, come to St. Francis Xavier’s Church for a feel-good evening of soulful festive cheer and your favourite Christmas songs featuring:
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir & Band
with support acts:
Gardiner Street Youth Gospel Choir
Holly Berry and the Christmas Lites
The Secret Jazz Band
There will also be some Christmas cake and other tasty homemade treats to ensure everyone goes home merry and bright!
Adults €15. Senior Citizens / Students €12. Under 12 FREE
Raising money on the night for the Peter McVerry Trust. Bookings:
Tickets also available at the front desk at Gardiner Street.

Red Riding Hood panto posterIT’S PANTO TIME!! OH YES, IT IS!!

Red Riding Hood is being performed locally in The O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark St. It’s great fun for kids and adults. The tickets are very reasonable at €15 each for a family of four. To book ring 086 037 3842 or look up Red Riding Hood on Eventbrite.ie. There are 12 shows on between Fri 20th December and Wednesday, Jan 1st.

Christmas Voices Concert PosterCHRISTMAS VOICES CONCERT:

In aid of Dogs Aid and Peter McVerry Trust
CHRISTMAS VOICES CONCERT  will be in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on the 17th December at 7.30pm.  Performing on the night; Rod Hurley, Linda Martin, Cliona Hagan, Anna Kearney, St. Mary’s Continuum Choir along with organist Ronan Murray and accordionist Yvonne Chilton. Tickets cost €25 and available from Pro Cathedral’s parish office and www.eventbrite.ie- Tel: 01 8745441.


European meeting in Poland
Bringing together 18-35 years olds from across Europe, the annual gathering of the Taizé community is an opportunity to meet, pray and engage with 15,000 other young people over a five-day program of discussion, prayer and song.
Cost: € 80 (includes accommodation, meals &all meeting activities)
Deadline to register: 1st December. Please email gsptaize@gmail.com to save your place and receive registration info. Visit www.taize.fr for more details.

Finding-God-in-a-Leaf by Brian Grogan“FINDING GOD IN A LEAF”

“FINDING GOD IN A LEAF” was written by Brian Grogan SJ. It is a series of guided meditations written as short daily paragraphs, leading to a deep understanding of the nature of our planet, – our common home – and of our deep bond with it.
It reflects the message behind Laudato Si on conservation and the need to make changes in our lifestyle to halt the illness of our beloved Earth. This book is not only aimed at Christians or believers. It is a spiritual journey for everyone who is concerned about the current climate situation, anyone who is wondering why everyone is so concerned.”
Eleonora Vital
Jesuit European Social Centre