Blessed John Sullivan Monthly Mass
September’s Monthly Mass in thanks giving for the life of Blessed John Sullivan SJ and in prayer for his canonization.will be celebrated on Saturday 15th of August at 1pm.
Happy 100th Birthday!
At the 11am Mass this Sunday we welcome Kathleen McCormack who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Tuesday 11th September. Kathleen spent 34 years in Upper Gardiner Street working at the Iona B&B at No.11 and returns to us with her extended family to prepare spiritually for the great day.
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.
Our October Talks series begins on Saturday 6th October with a heartwarming introduction to the stories that Jesus loved: this is an introduction by Jessie Rogers to the Old Testament, a text we’re sometimes even afraid of. On the following Saturday (13th October) Angela Harding (best known for her role as Mary in RTE’s period drama Strumpet City) will lead a workshop on reading techniques at Mass: this aims to help our readers get to the heart of the matter in reading Scripture in public. The third Saturday (20th October) focuses on Pope Francis’s quiet revolution in the Church: Fr. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ will propose how this is going to change things in Ireland. And finally, on Saturday 27th October Fr. Brendan Comerford SJ will show us what Pope Francis means by “discernment”.
All of these mornings begin at 10am sharp. There will be a coffee break and the morning ends with optional soup and sandwiches. A small offering is requested.
Junior Gospel Choir
The Junior Gospel Choir will sing at the 12.30 Mass on the 3rd Sunday of October (21st October). This is a new venture, launched last year and supported by Larkin Community College and Gardiner Street Primary School.
Bethany Bereavement Support Group
Launch of a new Bethany Bereavement Support Group at Gardiner Street. The death of someone 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.
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir
The Gardiner Street Gospel Mass starts a new season this 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.
Culture Night at Gardiner Street on Friday 21st September. The Church will be open from 5pm to 9pm with guided tours exploring the cultural and religious heritage of the Church. Tea and coffee available too!
Last week’s Collections, Church €846, Share €443 Thank you.
The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street)
Gardiner Street Card
PS. Have you seen the new Gardiner Street pop-up card on sale in the shop? Beautiful greeting card with a pop up model of our beautiful church façade. (Find shop through the doors into the Pope Francis corridor just before you leave the Church to your right or as you approach the church, up the steps to the left of the church and in the door)