Weekly Bulletin 28th April 2019

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MONTHLY MASS FOR BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated on Saturday the 18th of May at 1pm.
The Blessing of the Sick incorporates the celebration of the Eucharist, an offering of Prayers and Petitions to Blessed John Sullivan and a Blessing with his Crucifix.


A KEY TO A GYM LOCKER has been found and is available to the owner in the Sacristy between masses when s/he can name the club on the key!

COLLECTIONS: Last week’s Collections, Church €711, Share €600 Thank you. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.

EASTER OFFERINGS Envelopes are available at the back of the Church and may be returned to the Parish Office ~ Thank you

THANKS TO ALL WHO PICKED LITTER LAST WEEK. Thanks to those willing hands, young and old who donned the gloves and used the “pickers”!

TROCAIRE BOXES: Just a reminder to return the contents of your Trocaire box directly to Trocaire using the envelope supplied with the Trocaire pack or by handing in the envelope to the parish office (up the steps to the left of the Church).

THE GOSPEL RISING MUSIC FESTIVAL will take place from 17th to 19th May in North-East Inner-City.
This is a weekend when gospel choirs and gospel music enthusiasts from Dublin and around Ireland will come together to enjoy gospel choir music and participate in singing workshops and concerts.
A NIGHT OF GOSPEL, SOUL AND CELEBRATION will take place at St. Francis Xavier’s Church. Line-up includes long-time festival friends and legends of Ireland’s gospel scene:
Bray Gospel Choir
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir
Speak Up Sing Out (SUSO) Gospel choir
…and more to be announced! Access to this concert is included in the Festival Weekender tickets.
Saturday 18th May
Tickets are on sale through Gospelrising.com and Eventbrite
On Sunday 19th May, a free outdoor festival event will take place in Mountjoy Square from 1pm-5pm. You will have a chance to attend a gospel music workshop and experience singing in the style of a gospel choir.
There are flyers at the back of the church, please take one to remind yourself of this great event.
Save the dates and spread the word.


What’s on in Manresa House?

THE POPULAR MOVIES THAT MATTER series brings a new selection of films this year. Starting on Wednesday 1 May 2019 7:30 pm.
Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being shown, sign up for our newsletter at www.manresa.ie

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day at Manresa House on Saturday 4 May 2019 by walking our beautifully-situated labyrinth. This international day will be marked by a day offering information, reflection and guided labyrinth-walking as well as opportunity for space and reflection. The day will be led by Piaras Jackson SJ, a Veriditas trained facilitator.
While we will refer to the Christian understanding and use of the labyrinth, anyone seeking a time of quiet and reflection is welcome.
For more information see: www.manresa.ie
Or ring 1 833 1352