Weekly Bulletin- 2nd June 2019

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Lord, calm my fear at exam time.

Let the work I have done stand to me on the day.

Do not allow what remains undone to undermine my courage.

And help me to make the best of my knowledge.

You have a loving plan for my whole life

And whatever the outcome,

Exams are part of this plan.

Help me to see beyond this time and relish the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing break.


GARDINER STREET PARISH SUMMER BOOK CLUB: Looking for a good book to read this summer?

Interested in books on spirituality?

Looking forward to knowing more about Ignatian Spirituality?

Come and join us!

This Summer we will be reading and reflecting on “Alone and on Foot” by Brian Grogan sj. Meetings will take place every Thursday of June. The book is available in the Parish Shop at the price of €14, 95

If you are interested, please let us know by email (SFXgardinerstreet@otlook.com) or by phone 01 8363 411

PATHWAYS: Exploring Faith as an Adult:  Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road. Late September to May (7.00– 9.30pm). Application now open for September 2019.  Early application advised. Contact Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie or go to: www.evangelisation.ie

COLLECTIONS: Last week’s Collections, Church € 617.  Share € 386

The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.

Thanks for your generosity!

ALWAYS BE READY:   Ecumenical Bible Week 2019 will take place from 10th – 16th June 2019 from 7.00am-8.15am. The theme for this year is “Always Be Ready –   It will take place in nine different venues from city centre and in greater Dublin and Co. Wicklow. It will open with a Prayer Breakfast in St. Paul’s Church Arran Quay on Monday, 10th June. On Thursday 13tJune, Holy Cross College Clonliffe will host a Symposium on “How can we be Christian in Ireland today?” Chaired by Archbishop Michael Jackson.  Thinking Allowed will take place in the evening reflecting on the theme “What does it mean to be a Christian in Ireland today?” Among the panellists will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and leaders of other Christian faiths. All details on www.bibleweek.ie and www.facebook.com/bibleweek

FAITH FOR LIFE is an adult faith course designed to help you to discover new ways to live out your faith in the reality of today’s world, within relationships, family, home, workplaces and the events of daily life. It aims to help you to be more active, open, faithful, confident, trusting and willing to work for change. The course is experienced as a journey of four ‘Movements’ inviting you to explore the call you received in Baptism. The process for each weekend includes teaching, personal and group reflection, prayer and liturgy. Participants are required to attend all four weekends. This course has taken place in Dublin Diocese for the past six years and is designed and delivered, through a partnership agreement between the Archdioceses of Dublin and the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

The course will take place again this year starting in October – Registration form attached. If you would like more information, please email: rlavelle@dublindiocese.ie or evangelisation@dublindiocese.ie


THE NOVENA OF SACRED HEART OF JESUS will begin on 20th June and continue until the 28th June

Mass times:

Weekdays: 11:00, 7:30

Saturday: 11:00, 6:00

Sunday: 11:00, 12:30

ANNUAL BBQ: Our Annual Parish BBQ for volunteers and parishioners takes place on Sunday 16th June in the Gardiner Street Garden.

Begins at 3pm.  All welcome … especially if you bring a salad or dessert or something to drink! (non-alcoholic)

OASIS DAY – 13 JULY 2019

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa House for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.

Accommodation may be available on the night before or after an Oasis Day. 

Please email reception@manresa.ie or phone (01) 833 1352 for more information or to make a booking.