Beatification of Venerable Fr John Sullivan SJ. Fr John will be declared Blessed at a Mass celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at 11 am on Saturday 13th May. This promises to be a wonderful celebration and an honour for us to host at Gardiner Street. Because of the great interest in the Mass we have had to make it a ticketed event. Entry to the Church will be by tickets only. However there will be a Marquee in the Community Garden adjacent to the Church, where the event will be live streamed on a large screen. It will also be screened in the O’Reilly Hall in Belvedere College. Come to the Church and you will be given directions.
There will be no 1pm Mass next Saturday the 13th due to the Beatification.
But the 6pm Saturday Vigil Mass will go ahead as normal.
Let us remember in our prayers the children from Gardiner Street School who will be making their First Communion on Saturday 13th May at St Joseph’s Berkeley Road. Thanks to the parents and children who agreed to the change of venue in order to facilitate the celebration of the Beatification of Fr. John and thanks to Fr. Donnellan and the Carmelites who are welcoming the First Communion celebration to their parish church.
On May 20th at 1pm our Monthly Mass for Fr John Sullivan will be a Special Mass of Thanksgiving for his beatification. There will be a blessing with Fr John’s Crucifix after Mass and an opportunity to venerate his newly commissioned Relic,
Last week’s Collections, Church €728 Share €410 Thank you
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Envelopes for Easter Offerings are available at the back of the Church and maybe returned to the Sacristy or the Parish Office
For Spring and Summer Events at Knock please see the notice on the board in the Pope Francis Corridor.
For Lough Derg Pilgrimage dates and outings please see the poster on the board in the Pope Francis Corridor.
Sister Emmanuel of the Beatitudes Community speaks at 3:00pm SATURDAY 13th MAY 2017 ST. PATRICK’S TRAINING COLLEGE DRUMCONDRA DUBLIN 9 Sr Emmanuel is a member of the Beatitudes Community and has been living in Medjugorje since 1989. She was born in France and received her degree in Fine Arts from the Sorbonne. She has studied Theology under Cardinal Danielson. Through her books, speaking engagements and media productions she promotes God’s message of hope with the New Evangelisation. Her love of Jesus & His Mother Mary is evident in her presentations and we are very pleased and privileged that she can share her thoughts with us during her visit.