Weekly Bulletin 7th July 2019

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THE CHURCH CHOIR

THE CHURCH CHOIR is off for the summer. They will be back the first Sunday of September.

COLLECTIONS

Last week’s Collections, Church € 604.
Share € 522 (Peter’s Pence special collection). The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:

A joint pilgrimage of St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street with St Joseph’s, East Wall
SUNDAY 14th JULY 2019.
Come to Knock and experience Ireland ’s National Marian Shrine.
A visit to Knock is primarily an experience of prayer and the beauty of the Basilica, the grounds and gardens.
Booking your place(s):
Cost all-in: €45. Includes tea/coffee break on way to Knock and dinner on return journey.
€10 deposit will secure your place(s) before 7th July.
Contact Front Desk at Gardiner Street.
THERE ARE FEW PLACES LEFT.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR FUTURE

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

APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE EVANGELISM IRELAND

APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE EVANGELISM IRELAND will host a one-day Apologetics Conference for young adults at All Hallows’ College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on 13th July. Running from 9am to 8pm, the day will include Holy Mass, informative talks and workshops by clergy, religious and laity. There will be a social in the evening. Cost, including lunch and supper, is €32.50. More details on www.evangelium.ie e-mail evangeliumireland@gmail.com or phone 086 2189025.
ACTIV8: The office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism would like to invite to you to an open evening on the 4th September at 7.30pm in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3 to introduce their new course Activ 8. This course involves 8 practical sessions to help build the capacity of parishes to share faith and is aimed at people who are between 30-55 years of age. For more information about this course and to register your interest contact Mary Dent by email: mary.dent@dublindiocese.ie

HAVE YOUR SAY! 15 MINUTE ONLINE SURVEY:

Researchers at the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (MDCCE) at Dublin City University are embarking on an exciting three-year project, funded by the Presentation Sisters North East Province, which aims to explore the nature, scope and potential of religious education and faith development for adults in Ireland.

The researchers are hoping that as many people take part in this project as possible. All adults in Ireland are invited to complete an online survey.  The survey can be accessed at MDCCE AREFD Project   

POPE’S FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2019

Pope Francis calls us to pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

“The decisions made by judges influence the rights and property of citizens.

Their independence should keep them safe from favouritism and from pressures that could contaminate the decisions they have to make.

Judges must follow the example of Jesus, who never negotiates the truth.

Let us pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.”

31 DAYS WITH SAINT IGNATIUS
Where will God find you this July? Join the Jesuits on a journey guided by the Spiritual Exercises via a series of 31 daily emails leading up to the Feast of St Ignatius on 31st July. Each week will look at a theme from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and use scripture and prayer to help you find God in moments of Conversion, Call, Challenge and Consolation. To sign up please access on https://pathwaystogod.org/31-days-st-ignatius-2019

PRAY AS YOU GO is a daily prayer session based on Ignatian spirituality, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly when travelling to and from work, study, etc. You can download the app or listen on your desktop or laptop. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. You can access it on

https://pray-as-you-go.org/