WILLIE DOYLE SJ’S CANONISATION CAUSE OPENS
Bishop Tom Deenihan, the Bishop of Meath has announced that he is to open the Cause for the Beatification and Canonisation of Fr. Willie Doyle SJ.
Fr Doyle was renowned for his heroism as a military chaplain during World War I, and since his death on 16 August 1917, he has developed a reputation for sanctity and intercessory power.
Willie Doyle SJ was born in Dublin in 1873 to an affluent Catholic family and entered the Society of Jesus in 1891 at the age of 18. Soon after his ordination in 1907, his superiors appointed him on the mission staff for five years. He taught in two Jesuit schools, Clongowes Wood College and Belvedere College.
He was appointed during World War I chaplain of the 16th Irish Division. Having fulfilled his priestly duties in an outstanding fashion for almost two years, he was killed in the Battle of Ypres on August 16, 1917, having run “all day hither and thither over the battlefield like an angel of mercy.” This good shepherd truly gave his life for his sheep.
His Cause will be formally opened at a ceremony in the Cathedral of Christ the King on Sunday 20 November 2022 at 5 pm which the Irish Jesuit Provincial, Fr Leonard Moloney SJ will attend and all are welcome.
To learn more about the Servant of God Fr Willie Doyle SJ and his beatification cause, visit https://williedoyle.org/about/ which is the official site for his canonisation cause. Available in the Parish shop is also a booklet on Fr. Doyle written by Pat Corkery.
ALL SAINTS FEAST AND ALL SOULS DAY
Mass will be celebrated at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 1st November and Wednesday 2nd November.
Every Friday and Saturday after 11 am Mass.
Friday Night Candlelight 7.30-8.30 pm (after 7 pm Mass)
INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUR GOSPELS WITH BRENDAN COMERFORD SJ.
Continues on Monday 31st October, at 7.30pm . Come in person or join online (Facebook, Instagram or Webcam). We hope to see you there.
IN NOVEMBER WE REMEMBER
During November we traditionally remember all our loved ones who have gone to their rest.
Mass of Remembrance on Saturday November 5th at 6pm in Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, for all whose funerals took place from the Church since November 2021. We will also take time to remember all our dear departed loved ones.
Altar List of the Dead envelopes available at the back of the Church.
Please return the envelopes to the Parish Office.
Special activities for children every Sunday at 11 am Mass. Children are led in special faith formation activities, such as guided prayer, storytelling, drawing, etc. by a group of volunteers chosen in accordance with safeguarding policies and standards. These activities take place in the Coffee Room, opposite the door leading to Pope Francis corridor.
LAST WEEK COLLECTION
Church € 801
Share(World Mission Sunday) € 401
Card and online: € 310
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.
Two Card readers are available at the back of the Church.
THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED JESUIT MISSIONARIES,
volunteers and members of their families and friends takes place on Sunday 6th November at 2:30pm and will be celebrated in the Gonzaga College Chapel, Sandford Road, Dublin 6. refreshments will be served afterwards.
ST MARY’S PRO-CATHEDRAL
The Pro-Cathedral is delighted to announce the return of the Remembering concert on Sunday, November 6, at 3pm in the Pro-Cathedral. The last Remembrance Day concert took place in 2019 and the choir would like to invite everybody to come together to remember all of those who have died since then.
The Palestrina Choir, along with St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir, the Dublin Bach Singers, members of Marlborough Baroque, organist Aleksandr Nisse and conducted by Blánaid Murphy, will perform Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline and a selection from Purcell.
Tickets are available at the Parish Office or on Eventbrite and cost €20.
The Pro-Cathedral choirs have resumed singing weekly evening prayer services on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5.30pm.
REGISTRATIONS FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY LISBON 2023
opened on Sunday with Pope Francis becoming the first to register! The registration process for the Archdiocese of Dublin is currently being finalised and in order to connect with those who wish to travel, those who are interested in going are invited to fill in the form clicking on the link below. Please note, places are limited and are for those 18 years or older. https://forms.office.com/r/CeLDQsRFiK
AWARE – SUPPORT & SELF CARE GROUPS
If you or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, consider using Aware’s phone-in and Zoom support and self-care groups, support line or support mail. For more information, visit www.aware.ie.