Weekly Bulletin June 18th 2017

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Novena in Honor of the Sacred Heart continues this week until Friday the 23rd. The Novena of Masses runs for nine days, up to and including the Feast of the Sacred Heart. This year the homilist is Richard O’Dwyer SJ


First Friday Visitation. If you know a Parishioner, Relative or Friend who has difficulty coming to the Church and would like to receive the Eucharist at home, please let Fr. Gerry or Fr.Richard know. The next first Friday visitation is on July the 7th.


CASA’s Annual Church Gate Collection will take place this weekend. CASA is a voluntary group providing pilgrimages to Lourdes, respite and social events for people with disabilities”


Midsummer BBQ for all volunteers will be at 3pm on Sunday 25th June. Enquiries to Melanie at the Front Desk.

For the next few weeks, there will be an Exam Board at the back of the Church. Parishioners are invited to write the names of people they know on the board who are undertaking exams at the moment. We will pray regularly for all students doing exams.

Prayer at Examination Time

God of wisdom:  guide me as I choose questions and in the way I answer them.
God of peace:  keep me calm so that I will do the best that I can.
God of understanding:  help me put all of this into perspective.
I ask these prayers in the name of Jesus, friend of students.  Amen.

Pope Francis prayer intention for June is the elimination of the arms trade. Pope Francis said: “It is an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, to negotiate peace, and at the same time, promote or permit the arms trade. 
Is this war or that war really a war to solve problems or is it a commercial war for selling weapons in illegal trade and so that the merchants of death get rich?
Let us put an end to this situation. Let us pray all together that national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade which victimizes so many innocent people.”

Last week’s Collections, Church €742 Share €431 Thank you The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.