Weekly Bulletin 4 August 2019

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SEE THE MESSENGER FOR JULY AND AUGUST with articles by Eileen Kane on the four paintings in Gardiner St. church. A good read from one of Ireland’s foremost art experts who has a great love of our church.

PARISH OFFICE
From Tuesday 6th to Monday 19th of August, the Parish Office will be open only Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

COLLECTIONS: Last week’s Collections, Church € 651 Share€ 394.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

AGE ACTION COMPUTER COURSESAge Action are running a number of one to one computer Training Courses for Over 55’s. If you are frustrated by your lack of computer skills? Or feel that the digital age has passed you by? You will come away knowing how to search the Internet, send & receive emails, shop and book flights. Train on your own device or use computers available at some venues. Age Action runs beginner courses in Computers, iPads and Tablets for older people who have little or no experience. Courses run once a week for 5 or 6 weeks – Classes are held in venues throughout Dublin and are Free. For more information about the course or if you would like to become a volunteer phone (01) 475 6989.

MONTHLY MASSfor Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated on Saturday the 17th of August at 1pm.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL
Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 15th August to Sunday 18th August 2019.
For all frequently asked questions, online booking links and free bus information visit http://youth2000.ie/retreats/summer-festival/youth-2000-summer-festival/. For any other queries, please contact the National Office at office@youth2000.ie or 01 6753690.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR FUTURE follow up meeting will take place on Saturday 28th September in Gardiner Street Parish. The time will be announced on our website and Newsletter.

DYING IS EVERYONE BUSSINESS
Come and join The Irish Hospice Foundation for Ireland’s only national conference on dying, death and bereavement. This year the guest speaker is Dr. Kathryn Manninx author of “With the end in Mind” Thursday 24Th October 2019. Dublin Castle. Tickets: €65. For bookings
Email: Forum2019@hospicefoundation.ie
Online booking:www.hospicefoundation.ie
Phone: 01 679 3188

GARDINER STREET READING CLUBwill resume in September. This time we will be reading and reflecting on “Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed” by Patrick Woodhouse.
Starting date and time to be announced later.
“I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply moulding one’s inner life. And that too is a deed.”Etty Hillesum

POPE’S AUGUST PRAYER INTENTION:
FOR FAMILIES
In his prayer intention for the month of August 2019, Pope Francis invites us to pray that “families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly schools of true human development.”
The full text of his intention is below:
What kind of world do we want to leave for the future?
Let us leave a world with families.
Let us care for our families, because they are true schools for the future, spaces of freedom, and canters of humanity.
And let us reserve a special place in our families for individual and communal prayer.
Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.