Weekly Bulletin September 2nd 2018

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30 Days of Prayer for your Children

This September we are inviting Parents and Grandparents to join us in 30 days of prayer for their children no matter what their age, A calendar for the month of September will be available at the end of the Church with thirty different biblical based prayers, for your children. On Sunday the 7th of October we invite Parents and Grandparent to the monthly Family Mass at 12.30pm for a Special Mass of Thanksgiving for Parents and Grandparents.


Last week’s Collections, Church €506, Share €250 Thank you. 
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street)

Coeliac or Gluten Intolerant

If you are coeliac or gluten intolerant and wish to receive communion please come up to the left side of the Altar at the Sign of Peace and the celebrant will offer you the Precious Blood of Christ. We are not currently aware how many of our parishioners are gluten intolerant or coeliac. If you are, would you mind letting us know and we can review our arrangements to make it simpler to receive communion.

Launch of a new Bethany Bereavement Support Group

The death of some-one close touches us to the core and leaves us hurt and wounded. Bethany offers a listening ear and help on the road of bereavement. To launch this new group at Gardiner Street we will have a PUBLIC TALK given by Nuala Casey who will describe her own route to healing and acceptance. 7.30pm Wednesday 19th September at Gardiner Street.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Mass

The Gardiner Street Gospel Mass starts a new season on Sunday 9th September at the usual time of 7.30pm. The Gospel Choir has performed to great acclaim at the Pastoral Congress for the World Meeting of Families, at the Festival of Families and at the Papal Mass.

Faith for Life

Faith for Life is an adult faith course designed to help you to discover more energising and empowering ways to live out your faith in the reality of today’s world through relationships, family, home, workplaces and the events of daily life. It aims to help you to be more active, open, faithful, confident, trusting and willing to work for change. The Faith for Life course is experienced as a journey of four ‘Movements’ inviting you to explore the call you received in Baptism. The process for each weekend includes teaching, personal and group reflection, prayer and liturgy. The course is run over four weekends: 6/7 October 2018, 17/18 November 2018, 12/13 January 2019 and 23/24 February 2019. To apply, please contact the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism at evangelisation@dublindiocese.ie This course has been designed and is delivered through a partnership agreement between the Archdioceses of Dublin and Liverpool. Upon completion, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.

Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage

The Catholic Grandparents Association’s Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 9th September in Knock Shrine at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour and thank grandparents for all they have done for us down through the ages. Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio. Special guest Dana will sing ‘Our Lady of Knock’.

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Organ recitals will be held on Wednesdays this September at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin from 1.15pm – 2.00pm. Admission is €5 (at the door).
• 5 September – David Grealy (Associate Organist, St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral)
• 12 September – John O’Keeffe (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)
• 19 September – Raymond O’Donnell (Galway Cathedral, with members of the ScholaGregoriana, Maynooth)
• 26 September – Gerard Gillen (Titular Organist)