Polytunnel in the back garden
Last week we built a polytunnel in the back garden! What’s a polytunnel? It’s like a greenhouse except covered in plastic. It was a big job (24ft x 14ft) only made possible by the tremendous effort of Danny, Julien and Rory from Gonzaga College SJ. We hope that Jesuits, parishioners and teachers and pupils from the primary school will take an active interest in it. After all, there’s nothing like the taste of homegrown fruit and veg!
In November we remember
Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available at the back of the Church or in the Parish Office. Envelopes can be left into the Sacristy or the Parish Office, the lists will be placed in a basket beside the Altar and will be prayed for during the month of November.
Annual Memorial Mass for deceased Jesuit Missionaries -Sunday 7th of November 2:30pm
The Memorial Mass takes place on Sunday 7 November at 2.30pm and will be celebrated in the Gonzaga College Chapel, Sandford Road, Dublin 6 – You can park at Gonzaga Church or can use the car park at Milltown Park. If you’re unable to attend, the Mass will be recorded on the day and you will be able to find it soon after on www.youtube.com/c/irishjesuitsinternational.
The Practice of Silence and Stillness – Exploring Contemplative Prayer
Dates for your diary: ‘The Practice of Silence and Stillness – Exploring Contemplative Prayer’, Saturday morning 11-12 in person at Gardiner Street Parish; Oct 30, Nov 13 and 20, facilitated by Suzanne Mangan and Eddie Cosgrove SJ
Trócaire Special Appeal for East Africa – November 6th & 7th November
The Bishops of Ireland have called for a national Church collection on the 6th and 7th of November to support Trócaire in providing life-saving aid to vulnerable communities in East Africa and DRC, where millions of people are being pushed to the edge of starvation.
Trócaire teams are already responding on the ground, and are ready to provide more life-saving assistance but need more resources.
Any support the Parish can give to this Emergency Appeal will help the urgent work of Trócaire and their hardworking local partners. For more information see www.trocaire.org
Remembering- Lunch time performances at Pro-Cathedral
The choirs associated with the Pro-Cathedral present a series of four Sunday lunchtime performances singing a varied and wide-range of choral music. At each performance, we will remember those lost during the COVID period in a special way.
November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th all at 1.15pm
Admission is free.
MAD Sunday 31ST October 2021
Make a Difference (MAD) Sunday – #MADSUNDAY – Started 5 years ago is an open invitation to everyone. This beautifully simple initiative hopes to encourage ALL people make a conscious effort to do one simple thing to help another & share it to help, inspire, give hope & encourage others!
It’s a day on which we are encouraging young and not so young, groups or individuals, parents & children, clubs & societies, families & friends, politicians & teachers, etc… to look out for others, to reach out to others and make a small difference in their home, community, school, parish, etc. To consciously do at least one simple act of kindness and then share it on social media all using the hashtag #MADSUNDAY.
Anam Cara North Dublin are delighted to return to Face to Face meetings this month.
Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 17th March at 7:20pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 085 2888 888 for any queries.
Last week Collection:
Church € 438
World Mission Sunday collection € 432
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.
Thanks to all who have donated to the Church through our website. Your generous contributions help in the running expenses of the Church and are greatly appreciated