Newly Appointed Parish Priest
This is to announce that Fr. Richard O’Dwyer SJ, newly appointed Parish Priest will assume the pastoral care of the Parish of St. Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, on Sunday 12th September 2021
Fr. Richard has been dispensed from the normal means of assuming the pastoral care of the parish.
A ceremony of Welcome will take place at a later date.
Fr. Niall Leahy SJ
Fr. Niall Leahy SJ has joined our team as Parish Curate on 1st September. Niall was ordained priest by Bishop Alan McGuckian at Gardiner Street on Saturday 22nd of August 2020.
We warmly welcome Niall and wish him a fruitful ministry.
Season of Creation 2021
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. We will be distributing spring-flowering bulbs next Sunday to help us celebrate the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising to protect the natural environment.
Healthy Planet, Healthy people Petition
In addition to individual and communal efforts during the Season of Creation, the Laudato Si’ Movement is inviting Christians to advocate for the least among us by signing the “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” petition ahead of the COP 26 meeting, in order to tell “world leaders how they should care for God’s creation.”