Lenten Talks Series 2017 ‘From Ashes to Light’ continue this Thursdays at 7.30 pm in St Francis Xavier’s Church. Kieran O’Mahony, an Augustinian priest with a penetrating analysis of the Bible will explore the Sunday readings for Lent and offer insights to help us make the message our own. These evenings will be spiritually nourishing for everyone but especially if you’re in a Lectio Divina group.
Derek Cassidy SJ RIP
Fr Derek Cassidy SJ died peacefully at 7.20 on Thursday morning 30 March, in Beaumont Hospital. Derek served as Rector of Belvedere College SJ since 2002 and was a much-loved member of the College community. He worked in school chaplaincy for a large part of his Jesuit life. Derek was a member of the Jesuit community in Gardiner St, Dublin and regularly celebrated Mass in St Francis Xavier’s. He will be sadly missed by his community, his family, friends and Jesuit brothers. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
Please pray for Sandor Tottosi who will be baptized, confirmed and receive the Eucharist for the first time during the Easter Vigil at Gardiner Street this year. Sandor has been preparing for entry into the church following the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. He has already been quietly active in the parish since he started the journey and after Easter begins the final stage of initiation called the Mystagogy
Last week’s Collections, Church €691 Share €438 Thank you The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
HOLY WEEK @ Saint Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street Church
Palm Sunday ~ April 9th
Blessing of Palms at all Masses:
Sunday Mass times: Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 9.15am, 11am, 12.30pm, 7.30pm (Gospel Mass)
Pilate under Pressure: a short Drama in Holy Week written and directed by Sean Walsh and set against the backdrop of the first Good Friday.
8pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week April 10th, 11th, 12th
Monday ~ April 10th
7.00 pm ~ Reconciliation Service with individual Confessions
Holy Thursday ~ April 13th
5.30 pm ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Family Mass).
7.00 pm ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Church Choir) & Adoration at Altar of Repose
8.30 pm ~ Watch and Pray: Prayer in the Garden
Good Friday ~ April 14th
12 pm ~ Stations of the Cross (with special focus for children)
3pm ~ Liturgy of the Passion
7.30 pm ~ Prayer around the Cross ~ An opportunity for quiet meditation, reflection,
Holy Saturday ~ April 15th
9pm Easter Vigil.
Easter Sunday ~ April 16th
11am ~ Church Choir
12.30 pm ~ Easter Sunday Family Mass
*No Gospel Choir Mass on Easter Sunday