October Appeal for Saint Francis Xavier’s Church
In response to Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si on climate and justice and to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” This year’s appeal is to replace the lighting in the Church with LED lights. LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting with 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% wasted as heat. This is compared to traditional lights which convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% into light! LED lights also draw much less power than traditional lighting; a typical 84 watt fluorescent can be replaced by a 36 watt LED to give the same level of light. Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
Envelopes are available at the back of the Church and may be returned to the Parish Office ~ Thank you
Last week’s Collections
Church €742 Share €456 Thank you
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Saturday Morning Scripture Workshops
Fr. Kieran O’Mahony OSA
Two mornings 14th October & 28th October
These workshops will be equally suitable for total beginners at Scripture and those with a more developed interest. Fr. Kieran never disappoints as participants in his Lenten talks found last year.
Both seminars begin at 9.45am (Registration from 9am).
Journeying with St Paul: his personality; his writing; his times. Kieran O’Mahony OSA is offering two Saturday morning workshops on Scripture. The first takes place on Saturday 14th October at Gardiner Street and looks at St Paul. Not only will Fr. Kieran be sharing his vast knowledge of St Paul and his writings but participants will get to work on a particular text and experience at first hand St Paul’s passion and faith.
The Ongoing Story with Mark: The second seminar takes place on Saturday 28th October and focuses on the Gospel of St Mark. Mark’s Gospel finishes almost midsentence, leaving the story unfinished. This invites us to allow our own life to be written into the ongoing story. The format for this seminar is like the morning on St Paul: there’ll be time to get to grips with a key text in Mark’s Gospel and learn by doing.
Monthly Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed Fr John Sullivan
Monthly Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed Fr John Sullivan will be celebrated at 1pm Saturday October 21st . Prayers and Petitions will be offered up to Blessed John and there will be a blessing with Fr John’s Crucifix after Mass and an opportunity to venerate his Relic.
The Places Blessed John Sullivan called Home
Guided Tour with Colette McCarthy – Saturday 21st October 9.30am – 4pm
Join a tour of places which Blessed John knew as home in Dublin and Killiney:
- No 32 Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2;
- Holy Trinity Church, Killiney;
- Undercliff, Killiney;
- Ancient Church of Killiney.
Saturday 21st October 9.30am – 4pm
Tour starts 9.15am at No. 32 Fitzwilliam Place or join it at Trinity Church Killiney at 11.45am
Following her work on the committee which prepared the Beatification of Fr. John Sullivan SJ in May, Colette McCarthy was keen to follow up with a tour of the places that touched the heart of Fr. John. His home was a warm and lively environment for his growth but tragedy struck when his family was on holiday in Killiney with the death by drowning of his brother Robert. Holy Trinity Church houses some special memorials to this event and there will be time for a quiet prayer.
Enquiries & Bookings contact the Parish Office (Tel: 01 836 3411).
Celebrating Significant Wedding Anniversaries
(World Meeting of Families 2018)
If you were Married in 1992, 1977, 1967, 1957 or 1947 you are invited to a Mass of Thanksgiving in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12, on Sunday 15th October 2017 at 12.00 noon as we celebrate with those who are marking Silver, Ruby, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Wedding Anniversaries. This is also for people who are widowed. We look forward to meeting everyone and there will be light refreshments served afterwards
This Month Pope Francis monthly intention is for Workers and the Unemployed
“We should always remember the dignity and rights of those who work, condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and help to ensure authentic progress by man and society”. Pope Francis – October 2017
Let us pray that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.