Weekly Bulletin- 27th February 2021

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Novena of Grace 2021: Let us Dream

Starts on Thursday 4th . This year we will have one evening Mass at 7.30pm. It will be online only (given the COVID-19 situation).

We welcome Archbishop +Dermot Farrell who will open the Novena by celebrating our first Eucharist at 7.30pm online on Thursday 4th March.

How to join the Novena:

Connect to online Masses at 7.30pm nightly via our website: www.gardinerstparish.ie

email SFXgardinerstreet@outlook.com or phone 8363411 if you need assistance.

Petitions: Cards available at our front office and on our website. Click here to make a petition on line  

Light a candle: come to our front desk or call 01 836 3411 or click on red donation button on our website and specify number of candles in the “message to charity” box

The Church will remain open for private prayer from 12noon to 5pm.

We have prepared a booklet with the readings for each day, the Novena prayer and hymns. The booklet will be available in the Parish Office from Wednesday 24th February. Email or phone us to order a copy of the booklet.

“Hope for a small blue planet” A talk by Fr. Brian Grogan SJ

Via Zoom at 7.30 pm Thursday 11 March 2021.

The Rathgar Parish Laudato Si Group is delighted to announce that Brian Grogan SJ has accepted an invitation to deliver a talk via Zoom. The title of the talk is ‘Hope for a Small Blue Planet’. This is the sub-title of his recent book Creation Walk, (Messenger Publications) which tells–from a faith perspective–the story of our planet from its beginnings, and then asks about its future.” Brian is a former Director of the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Manresa, Dublin and was President of Milltown Institute, where he was Associate Professor of Spirituality.

Prior registration essential – email your request including your name to obtain the Zoom link to pollinatorgarden1@gmail.com

Tarsus Scripture School- Lent/Easter Programme 2021

The Tarsus Scripture School are offering reflections on the readings for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. The programme offers one webinar and one meditation. The meditation — after Easter — will be an opportunity to “take in” what we have celebrated over Holy Week and Easter.

9 pre-recorded lectures; 1 webinar; 1 meditation (€30)

  • “Behold my servant”: the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah (Jessie Rogers)
  • “And when I am lifted up, I will draw all people to myself”: Easter in John (Sean Goan)
  • “Dying and raised to new life in Christ”: Salvation in Romans. (Kieran J. O’Mahony)

 For registration and further details, please go to: www.tarsusscriptureschool.ie. 


Lent is an extremely important time of year for Trócaire. The organisation relies heavily on the income that comes in during Lent through the generosity of schools and parishes. The ongoing lockdown presents different challenges especially in relation to the distribution of Lenten Boxes.

This year’s Lenten Campaign focuses on Awut and Ajak, two women brought together by the horror of war. Their solidarity is an example of what Pope Francis tells us in his recent encyclical, Fratelli. At a time of great uncertainty and fear, it reminds us to always work together to protect the most vulnerable.

This year, cardinal Luis Tagle will deliver the Trócaire and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth annual lecture online on 9 March 2021 at 18.30.

Support Services

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. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.  For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.