Weekly Bulletin 29th September 2019

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Our Autumn Talks Series start on 5th October.

This year we ask the question: “What does it mean to be a Christian”. The Jesuits have named 4 answers to this:

Being a Christian means ….
5th October: Caring for our common home.
Speakers: Fr. Brian Grogan SJ and Dr. Ciara Murphy
19th October: Walking in solidarity with the excluded.
Speakers: Fr. Peter McVerry SJ and Sr. Bernadette McMahon
26th October: Accompanying youth towards a hope-filled future.
Speakers: Padraig Swan and Callum Douglas.
2nd November: Practising Prayer and discernment.
Speaker: Fr. Brendan McManus SJ

Each morning begins with solid input from our speakers followed by coffee and then a chance to deepen a question or a text in a simple prayer exercise and finally discuss our findings before a simple soup & sandwiches lunch for those who wish it.
A voluntary contribution is requested.


Last week Collection: Church € 498Share € 296. The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.


Brand new festival showcases the history, culture and delicious food that Blessington Street has to offer.
Gateway to the City is brought to you by Dorset Street Together with the support of Dublin City Council
For more information, check out www.facebook.com/DorsetStreetTogether
Date and Time: Sun, 29 September 2019 14:00 – 18:00 IST
Location: Blessington Street. Dublin



The Foundational Leadership Programme (FLP) returns this October. This programme is designed for young adults who wish to train as intentional Christian Leaders. The programme is experiential and draws on the wisdom and experience of a panel of experts who help the participants grow personal, spiritually and as Gospel-Centred Leaders.
Participants on the FLP engage with pastoral and leadership skills such as mentoring, journaling, reflective practice, social analysis and gospel-centred decision making. Alongside these skills participants grow their own network and develop transferable communication, presentation and planning skills.
The FLP runs from October 2019 to April 2020 and is delivered in St Paul’s Church Arran Quay Dublin 7. For more information see www.evangelisation.ie / Youth Leadership
(Weblink – https://www.evangelisation.ie/2019/07/10/foundational-leadership-programme-for-young-adults-sign-up-for-new-course-starting-october-2019/
If you are interested, please contact Fr. Gerry Clarke or Sonia Obregon through 01-8363411


In anticipation of John Henry Newman’s (Founder of UCD) canonisation in Rome on 13 Oct 2019, UCD Chaplaincy are organising a public lecture by the leading internationally recognised Newman Scholar, Professor Ian Ker (Oxford University). This will take place in the George Moore Auditorium (O’Brien Science wing) at 7.00pm on Wednesday 9 October. There will also be a panel of experts (Dr. Daire Keogh, Deputy President DCU; Dr. Kathleen Lynch, Prof Emeritus UCD; and Joanna Siewierska, UCD SU President) to respond to Prof Ian’s paper and to stimulate audience participation. The title of the paper will be of general interest to educationalists: ‘Useful or Useless? John Henry Newman’s Vision of Liberal Education TODAY’. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Prayer of Cardinal Newman

May the Lord support us all the day long,
Till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest, and peace at the last.



In anticipation of World Day for Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, 29 September, Pope Francis has released a message in which he reminds us that this occasion is about more than just migrants and refugees: the presence of these vulnerable people on the move is really an invitation to reflect upon what makes us human.
“When we show concern for them, we also show concern for ourselves, for everyone; in taking care of them, we all grow; in listening to them, we also give voice to a part of ourselves that we may keep hidden because it is not well regarded nowadays.”
The Jesuit Refugee Service responds to the needs of refugees through its mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for people who are driven from their homes and forced to seek safety elsewhere. We call on all people of good will to join us in our mission of accompanying these people in need of compassion, in need of finding someone to be a neighbour to them.


The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this autumn. 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
Directed by: Eileen O’Brien
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Wednesday 2 October 2019. Cost: Donation
No booking necessary.


“All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si (Paragraph 14)