Weekly Bulletin March 25th 2018

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Gardiner street Drama group will perform A Veil for VERONICA By Sean Walsh

In Saint Francis Xavier’s church Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in Holy week March 26, 27, 28, at 8 p m Set against the backdrop of the first Good Friday and a really good way to start Holy Week.

“Don’t you see? I just can’t stand around while he’s been taken to Calvary… I must catch up – help him as best I can…”

Easter time apart with Scripture

Take some time in the frantic lead up to Easter festivities to recall the last moments of Jesus’ life.

Reflect on the Mystery of Passover, share your thoughts and be in God’s presence.

Come on Good Friday from 10am.  Something starts every hour.

Bring something for making sandwiches for a light lunch.  Tea & Coffee provided

HOLY WEEK @ Saint Francis Xavier’s / Gardiner Street Church

Palm Sunday

Blessing of Palms at 6 pm Vigil Mass, 11 am Sunday Mass, and at the 7.30 pm Gospel Choir Mass. 

Sunday Mass times: 6 pm Vigil, 9.15 am, 11am, 12.30 pm, 7.30 pm


7.00 pm ~ Sacrament of Reconciliation with individual Confessions

Holy Thursday ~ March 24th ==

5.30 pm ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Family Mass).

7.30 pm  ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Church Choir) & Adoration at Altar of Repose 

8.30 Night Prayers & Meditation at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday 

12 pm ~ This year it is hoped that the weather will allow the Stations of the Cross to make a prayerful round of the parish.  Children are especially welcome and it will take about one hour.  Starts 12pm in the Church

3pm ~ Liturgy of the Passion

7.30 pm ~ Prayer around the Cross ~ An opportunity for quiet meditation, reflection

Holy Saturday 

9pm Easter Vigil.

Easter Sunday 


11am ~ Church Choir

12.30 pm ~ Easter Sunday Family Mass


Last week’s Collections, Church €368,Share 856 Thank you.  The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street).

Parish Conversations 

Parish Conversations is a six-part programme that will be offered at Gardiner Street based on Pope Francis’ “The Joy of Love”.  Using engaging short videos, animations and activities to encourage discussion, it will offer families an opportunity to think about our vision and hopes for family and marriage, and a chance to rediscover the gift that family is to the world.

The programme will also challenge us to reflect on how we can provide greater support for marriage and family in our local communities.  In particular, Pope Francis has asked us to think about support for newly married couples and outreach to families in need. Schedule of Parish Conversations: Starting after Easter


EVENSONG at St Macartan’s Church of Ireland CathedralEnniskillen honouring Blessed John Sullivan SJ and attended by Bishops Michael Jackson and Diarmuid Martin.  4pm on Sunday 15th April.  A bus will leave Gardiner Street at around midday.  No charge. Please leave your name and number at the Front Desk here at Gardiner Street to secure your place.  Places limited to 20.