Weekly Bulletin 25 August 2019

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Keep Niall S Leahy SJ in your prayers as he prepares for his ordination to the Diaconate by Most Rev. Eamon Martin, D.D. Archbishop of Armagh.
The ceremony will take place on Monday, 2nd September 2019, 7pm
At St Oliver Plunkett’s Church
Haggardstown & Blackrock Parish
Dundalk, Co Louth
FIRST VOWS Keep Matthew Tumulty (who worked in Gardiner Street in 2018) in your prayers as he prepares to be admitted to First Vows on Saturday, 7th September 2019 in Birmingham.

GARDINER STREET READING CLUB will resume in September. This time we will be reading and reflecting on “Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed” by Patrick Woodhouse (2013).
Meetings will take place on Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th September at 19:30
“I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply moulding one’s inner life. And that too is a deed.”  Etty Hillesum
Last week Collection: Church € 754 Share € 434.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
THE CROSSCARE ANNUAL COLLECTION for Community, Homeless and Youth services will take place in churches throughout the Dublin Diocese on the weekend of Sat 31st August and Sun 1st September 2019.   ACTIV8 is a new course from the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism to enable individuals and parish communities grow their capacity to share faith with others. There are eight sessions once a month stretching over eight months. The course will explore how faith can grow: connecting with new ways of praying, the use of social media and optimising the potential of Sunday. In this course participants will grow in the skill of faith sharing and confident dialogue with fellow travellers and seekers. There will be an Enquiry Evening on the 4th September in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road at 7.30pm. To register for the enquiry evening or for the full course please email mary.dent@dublindiocese.ie.  
WOMEN’S FORUM MASS:  Join Archbishop Martin in celebrating a special Mass in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Saturday 31st August at 6.00pm to remember deceased members of the Diocesan Women’s Forum.  If your parish is aware of any former members of the forum, who would like to be remembered at this Mass, please e-mail us with the details to communications@dublindiocese.ie
All are welcome.

ANNUAL NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE:  The Catholic Grandparents Association Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage will be held on September 8 in Knock Shrine at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant on the day will be Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin – also in attendance are Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.  All welcome. 
Discover the way dreams point us to places of growth, healing and surprise. Learn the language of dreams, how the symbolic images reveal possibilities; see the connections between the dreams of a given timeframe and discover the real agenda of your life. The course will also consider recall of dreams, dreams in the Old and New Testaments, dreams in other cultures, death in dreams, dreams and health and much more. There will also be time to work on dreams in a group setting.
Directed by Paddy Greene SJ
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday 2 October 2019
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
426 Clontarf Road
Dublin D03 FP52
+ 353 1 833 1352
“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si, 2015

Lord, grant us the wisdom to care for the earth and till it.
Help us to act now for the good of future generations and all your creatures.
Help us to become instruments of a new creation,founded on the covenant of your love.