Archbishop Martin has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice in the Diocese and its parishes. The review will take place in November.
If you have any views on this matter which you would like to share with the reviewers, please contact CSPS and we will pass on your contact details to the reviewers.
Alternatively, you can contact the National Board directly on 015053124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDINER STREET PARISH BOOK CLUB
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.
Last week Collection: Church € 532 Share € 335.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!
You may have noticed the paint peeling. Well behind this is a build-up of moisture which could cause the plasterwork to fall away. We have some serious remedial work to do. For this reason, we are postponing the October Appeal until November when we will have a better understanding of the cost and work to be done. Thank you for your support in the past and counting on your support in the future.
VIGIL MASS AT IGNATIAN CHAPEL – WHAT DO YOU THINK?
DO ONE THING
Thursday 7th November 5pm – 8pm
Monday 11th November: 7am – 10am
Wednesday 13th November 7am – 10am.
Friday 15th November 5pm – 7pm.
BEING A CHRISTIAN MEANS: WALKING WITH PEOPLE IN POVERTY
Peter and Bernadette we discovered have quite a lot in common. Both contend that our lives are shaped by God and their work emanates from a deep spirituality rooted in the gospel values of Jesus as espoused by the Jesuit and Vincentian communities to which they belong. They believe that they were called to bring the ‘Good News’ to those who are most in need. Peter understands that being a Christian today means that we share Jesus’ dream of building a world of justice and peace. By helping those in need we open our hearts and so become more like God. Bernadette visualizes God as never being alone; God is always surrounded by the impoverished and less fortunate among us.
This was yet another hugely rich and insightful morning where two inspirational and unbelievably humble social activists shared the knowledge and wisdom that they have garnered over the years from working with the marginalised. Over time they have come to regard everything in life as a gift and, therefore, operate from a place of deep and heartfelt gratitude. They have also come to the realisation that we are neither in a position to, nor do we have the right to judge anyone. Most importantly of all, they have learned that regardless of life circumstances we need to value all people, and we should afford everyone the dignity and respect that all human beings deserve. We are all God’s children, belonging to the one big family. People end up homeless, addicted to drugs or living in poverty for many reasons and it is our responsibility as Christians to do what we can to help our brothers and sisters in their need. In truth, when all is said and done, it is simple yet profoundly a case of: “there but for the grace of God go I”
POPE’S NOVEMBER’S PRAYER INTENTION
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.