Weekly Bulletin September 3rd 2017

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Parish Office Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 9.30am-1pm & 1.30pm – 8.30pm. Weekends 10am – 1.30pm. The office stocks books and magazines on Ignatian Spirituality and other Jesuit Publications. There is also a large range of cards and religious items.

Last week’s Collections, Church €861 Share €455 Thank you
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.

The Gospel Choir Mass will resume this Sunday September 2nd at 7.20pm after the Summer break.

Friday September 22nd 2017 Culture Night
To celebrate Culture Night 2017, St Francis Xavier’s Church will open from 6pm to 10pm. There will be guided tours of the Church every 40 minutes from 6pm and Organ Music. Culture Night is a night to celebrate creative spirits and the hidden treasures that make Dublin so unique.

Thursday 28th September in Adam & Eve’s, Merchants’ Quay, Dublin at 6.30pm The Franciscan Province of Ireland will host a free concert to thank all who have supported their mission. The concert will highlight the need to care and nurture all of creation. The Franciscans have commissioned a new composition of the Canticle of Creation by St Francis Assisi which inspired Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Laudato si’

On Thursday, 28 September 2017 at 7.30-9.30pm the 8th SpIRE Public Talk: “Finding God when Feeling Low” will be held at the Arrupe Room, Jesuit Conference Centre inMilltown Park, Sandford Rd, Speaker: Dr Annemarie Paulin-Campbell who heads up the Spirituality work of the Jesuit Institute South Africa ~ It is often not easy to sense God’s presence or to feel connected with God when we are struggling with difficult circumstances and feeling low. This is true not only as individuals, but also when as communities and organisations we are dealing with the effects of trauma, depression, or grief. How can we nurture hope and hold onto our faith in a God whose ‘mercies are not over’ in the times of pain and struggle?

Living Links provide assertive outreach support to the suicide bereaved. If you require support, please contact 087 412 2052. Living Links have been providing a unique and valued Family Bereavement Support Service on a voluntary basis throughout the Island of Ireland for over 15 years.

Pope Francis’s prayer for September is for Parishes ~ That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

Dublin North City Money Advice & Budgeting Service
53 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Opening Hours: 8:30 – 4pm Monday to Friday
If you are experiencing financial difficulties or feel that the situation is getting out of control, seek advice now. The Money Advice Service (MABS) may be able to assist you.
If you are unable to pay debts in full as they fall due because of low income you may qualify for a Debt Relief Notice (DRN). Our staff is qualified to assist debtors wishing to make an application to the courts for a DRN and can advise you on other options.
For further information: Tel: 0761 07 2510 Email: ncr@mabs.ie
Website: www.mabs.ie