World Mission Sunday – 24th October
World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 24th.
Its theme ‘We Cannot Remain Silent – We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20)’ is twofold. It is a message of hope – Jesus Christ is risen and we cannot keep his love, compassion, and mercy to ourselves. It also challenges us to stand up and speak out on behalf of those who are weaker. All too often, the voices that need to be heard are not the loudest. For them, we cannot remain silent.
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 6th at 6pm in Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street for all whose funerals took place from the Church since November 2015. We will also take time to remember all our dear departed loved ones.
Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available in the Parish Office. Envelopes can be left into the Sacristy or the Parish Office and will be placed in a Basket beside the Altar and will be prayed for During the Month of November
Annual Memorial Mass for deceased Jesuit Missionaries – Sunday 7th of November 2:30pm
The Memorial Mass takes place on Sunday 7 November at 2.30pm and will be celebrated in the Gonzaga College Chapel, Sandford Road, Dublin 6 – You can park at Gonzaga Church or can use the car park at Milltown Park. If you’re unable to attend, the Mass will be recorded on the day and you will be able to find it soon after on www.youtube.com/c/irishjesuitsinternational.
We welcome Cobie and Shelby-Jean into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of Baptism celebrated this week in St. Francis Xavier’s Church.
May the Holy Spirit be with them and guide them always.
Last week Collection:
Church € 565
Share € 242
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.
Thanks to all who have donated to the Church through our website. Your generous contributions help in the running expenses of the Church and are greatly appreciated.
From Friday October 22nd, “ religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”.
This is a very positive measure, however it is imperative that all other Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in order to protect all members of our communities/congregations.
Face masks should be worn
Congregations should spread out as much as possible
Sanitise your hands on entry