Letter from Fr. Niall to all parishioners regarding the Parish’s financial situation
Warm greetings to you all! I would like to thank all of who come to our Masses here in
Gardiner Street, who attend our novenas and other events, and who pray at our shrines.
We are here to serve you, and it is your presence that encourages us to keep up our
efforts to make our church a prayerful and welcoming space for you all.
I write to you with regard to the parish finances. At a recent meeting of the parish
finance committee, we decided that all parishioners ought to be informed about our
current financial position. You will find in the table below a summary of the parish’s
ordinary income and expenditure for the last four years. These numbers relate to the
everyday activities of the parish and do not include the work on the roof and walls
GARDINER STREET PARISH AUTUMN TALKS
Continues on , 15th October (11.00 am to 1 pm)
15th October: Niamh Brennan, PhD.
Caring for our Common Home – in light of our Cosmic Story
22nd October: Iva Beranek
Spiritual Exercises – Learning to live & love with Jesus
ADULT FORMATION TALKS WITH BRENDAN COMERFORD SJ.
Starting with Monday, 17th October, at 7.30pm Brendan will lead us through a 5-week series, “Introduction to the Four Gospels”. We are inviting you to come and join Brendan in person, as he likes to engage with participants. For anyone who is outside of Dublin, or is unable to come in person, we will have an online option available too each night.
We hope to see you there. All welcome!
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Every Friday and Saturday after 11.00 am Mass
ANNUAL OCTOBER APPEAL
Every October we make a special appeal for donations to a special appeal in the parish. Over the last few years we have renovated the Pope Francis Corridor, established a beautiful new prayer room and installed LED lights in the Church with proceeds from the appeal. This year, the October Appeal of for the refurbishment of the John Sullivan Room
By Iva Beranek
This is a story about a boy Matthew, age 8, and a mysterious gift that his grandmother Veronica left him before she passed away. It’s a book about friendship, family and the beauty of childhood. It will enrich young and older readers with its charm and wisdom.
On sale in the Parish Shop
Mr. Tony Hilliard, Portland Place, passed away last Saturday. Toni was a long serving volunteer in the Church as Sacristan. Please pray for Toni and his family at this time. May he rest in peace.
MEDITATIVE PRAYER LED BY FR. RICHARD O’DWYER
Come to Meditative Prayer following the practice of “Divine Reading” known as Lectio Divina. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the Word of God alive within us. Tuesday 7.30 pm at Gardiner Street Church.
We welcome Senan into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of Baptism celebrated at St. Francis Xavier’s Church.
May the Holy Spirit be with him and guide him always.
LAST WEEK COLLECTION
Church € 707
Share € 176
Card and online: €139
All contributions are gratefully accepted, and the donors are remembered in our prayers.
Two Card readers are available at the back of the Church.
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RETREAT FOR STUDENTS
The Faber Community, sponsored by the Jesuits in Ireland, is running a Kairos retreat for university students from November 4 to 6. The topics examined are, Who Am I? Who is Jesus in my Life? What does that mean for the Living of the Message?. You can sign up at www.fabercommunity.org/kairos/.
AWARE – SUPPORT & SELF CARE GROUPS
If you or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, consider using Aware’s phone-in and Zoom support and self-care groups, support line or support mail. For more information, visit www.aware.ie.