Weekly Bulletin 8th September 2019

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Book Cover Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed by Patrick WoodhouseGARDINER STREET BOOK CLUB
 
Gardiner Street Book Club will resume on Tuesday 10th September at 7:30pm September. We will be reading and reflecting on “Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed” by Patrick Woodhouse (2013).
Meetings will take place on Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th September at 7:30pm.
 
“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
 
All are welcome!

COLLECTIONS

Last week Collection: Church € 701 Share € 602 (Crosscare Annual Collection).
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street),
The red bag is for Share.
Thank you for your continuing generosity!
 

MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS AT GARDINER STREET

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP MINISTER DURING THE SACRED LITURGY? Gardiner Street Parish is always looking for more people willing to become Minister of the Word or Minister of the Eucharist (especially for weekdays masses). For information please contact Sonia (01 8363411).

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT TO PAUL URGENTLY NEED VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) and become part of the largest and oldest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.
Offering a little help at the right time can give people hope for the future.
For further information: www.SVP.ie  or email volunteer@svp.ie or phone Enda at 01 8198405 

 
Sr Elisabeth Convent MinskBELARUS HANDCRAFTS FUNDRAISER 14TH &  15TH SEPTEMBER 

Sisters from St Elisabeth Convent, a Russian Orthodox community in Minsk, Belarus, will be visiting Gardiner Street with some Christian handcrafts made in their community and offer them for sale to support their charitable projects, first of all, children with special needs in belorussian orphanages. 
 
CULTURE NIGHT
 
Friday September 20th, 2019 Culture Night. To celebrate Culture Night 2019, St Francis Xavier’s Church will open from 6pm to 10pm. There will be guided tours of the Church every 40 minutes from 6pm. Culture Night is a night to celebrate creative spirits and the hidden treasures that make Dublin so unique.

 
Fr John SullivanBLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN MONTHLY MASS

SEPTEMBER’S MONTHLY MASS for Blessed John Sullivan SJ with Blessing of the Sick and Thanksgiving for his Life will be celebrated on Saturday the 21st September at 1pm.
The Blessing of the Sick incorporates the celebration of the Eucharist, an offering of prayers and petitions to Blessed John Sullivan and a blessing with his Crucifix.
 

Sage AdvocacyARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR FUTURE.

SAGE ADVOCAY ADVICE DAY will take place on Saturday 28th September in Gardiner Street Parish. It starts with an information session at 10am followed by an opportunity to follow up with a SAGE Advocate aiming to finish at 12.30. SAGE ADVOCACY promotes, protects and defends the rights and dignity of vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients. https://www.sageadvocacy.ie/
All welcome!
 

SEEING WITH NEW EYES

Images and imagination were important to Ignatius of Loyola; he invited people to engage fully with Scripture scenes and drew throughout his life on strong personal inspirations. Colm Brophy draws on his training in Ignatian spirituality and as an art therapist in these evenings in helping participants to reflect on images that are important to them.
You do not need the skills of an artist but simply a relationship with the visual.
Four Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, starting on Tuesday 29th October
Cost:  €60 (4 evenings). Includes material
Places are limited. Please register your interest by phone (1 8331352) or web (https://www.manresa.ie/) before 14 October.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
426 Clontarf Road. Dollymount
Dublin D03 FP52. 01 833 1352

ECOTIPS

IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SEASON OF CREATION (1st September to 4th October), the September issue of The Sacred Heart Messenger carries two articles that urge us to actively engage in care for our common home.
Catherine Devitt, in Caring for all Gods Creatures, argues that as Christians, love and care for the natural world should be an intrinsic aspect of our faith experience; Brian Grogan SJ in Burning Bush Burning Planet, draws a parallel with Moses’ response when God calls him by name – ‘Here I am.’ Can we, like Moses, step up to the ‘burning bush’ of our planetary overheating, treading barefoot on what will undoubtedly be thorny ground?

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