LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Continues on Monday 8th May at 7 pm in the Ignatian Chapel.
This week’s theme is Preparing to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit
Speaker: Fr. Niall Leahy SJ
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A TALK ON ‘ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA – A SAINT FOR TROUBLED TIMES’ BY JOSÉ MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ OLAIZOLA SJ.
In his biography of Ignatius ‘Never Alone’, Olaizola draws attention to the many failures and disappointments in Ignatius’s life. These experiences were transformative for the saint and we in turn can learn from them.
The talk will take place in the Arrupe Room, Milltown Park, on Friday 19 May, 2pm -4pm. Tea and coffee served.
Olaizola is the author of many books including the recently published ‘Dancing With Loneliness’, his first book in English, published by Irish Messenger Publications and available for purchase on the day.
He is a sociologist by training and this, combined with his expertise in Ignatian spirituality, makes him a sought-after speaker. He has a particular interest in young adult ministry.
THE NOVENA OF THE SACRED HEART
Begins on the 8th of June and continues until the 16th of June.
Our preacher this year is Fr. Brendan Comerford SJ
FIRST COMMUNION – 13TH MAY AT 11 AM
Blessings to the children from Gardiner Street National School who will be receiving First Holy Communion on Saturday 13th May.
Please keep them in your prayers. May they will continue to grow in faith.
Congratulations to the 17 girls and boys from Gardiner Street National School who were confirmed by Rev. Fr. Provincial Shane Daly SJ last Thursday in St. Francis Xavier’s Church.
May the Holy Spirit always guide and bless them always.
We welcome Gracie into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of Baptism celebrated at St. Francis Xavier’s Church.
May the Holy Spirit be with her and guide her always.
Congratulations to Orla and Anthony who received the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony in St. Francis Xavier’s Church. May God bless them with love, happiness, and guidance during their married life.
LAY MINISTRY COLLECTION
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 6th and 7th May, the Lay Ministry Collection will be held in the place of the usual Share Collection.
LAST WEEK COLLECTION
Church: € 842;
Share: € 131;
IDonate & card readers: € 364
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.
DUBLIN ARCHDIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2023
Led by Archbishop Dermot Farrell.
5th September (7 nights)
7th September (5 nights)
From €859 per person sharing.
For details and bookings
Pilgrims who would like to travel with the Special Assisted Section should apply to Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage Office. firstname.lastname@example.org
ORGAN RECITALS IN WHITEFRIAR STREET
Sundays in May at 7 pm.
Being May the month of Our Lady, each recital will include works in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
WHO IS SHE? CONFERENCE
Who is She?, a day-long conference for Our Lady, takes place on Saturday, May 13. Come to the historic DCU All Hallows campus for insightful talks, prayer, Mass, good food and great company. What can we learn from early Irish Christians’ Marian devotion? And how can we love Jesus as His mother loved Him? To find out, come join us on May 13, from 9.30 to 4.30 in DCU All Hallows. Cost €30. For more information or to book contact