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St Francis Xavier’s Church Gardiner Street
May 26th  ~ June 3rd 2014

Homilist ~ Fr Brendan McManus SJ

Weekdays ~ 11 am and 7.00pm
Saturday ~ 11 am and 6.00 pm
Sunday ~ 11 am and 12.30 pm

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONFamily Mass

The Next Family Mass will be celebrated on Sunday June 5th at 12.30pm.

As is a tradition at our Family Mass in June, all the children who received their First Communion and who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to process up with the Fr Gerry at the beginning of the Mass. This is a simple gesture and a nice way for our community to congratulate the children on their achievements.

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Laudato SiCaring for Our Common Home

An evening to recall Pope Francis’s call to an ecological conversion.

7.30pm Thursday 12th May at
St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street

On the anniversary of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter Laudato Si this was an opportunity to reflect quietly on our interaction with the environment. Pope Francis encouraged us that despite all that is wrong with the stewardship of our environment “all is not lost”. While we are capable of the worst we are also capable of rising above ourselves, choosing again what is good and making a new start.

A group of parishioners gathered for this workshop. We can't separate care of the earth from care for people. Our faith teaches us to be merciful towards others and an act of mercy is to feed the hungry. If we consider how rampant consumerism with resulting CO2 emissions and pollution impacts on harvests and water quality in the most deprived parts of the world, how can we say that we are merciful towards our fellow man. We are challenged by Pope Francis to an ecological conversion. Catherine Devitt of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and Fr Gerry Clarke SJ presented the bigger picture aspects of Care for Our Common Home. The enormity of the issue can be overwhelming but taking just one step is better than standing still so the group came up with some suggestions for action.These include cleaning up rubbish from the local streets, looking at 'Ecocongregation' initiatives and reviewing practical tips to reduce our Carbon foot print. We concluded with a Celtic blessing - remembering the deep reverence for creation in our native spirituality.
Here is a link to a video on Laudato Si

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tYdOIqvpqg

parish ducksDucks in our parish enjoying the lovely summer sunshine!

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volunteerGet involved in your parish!

We are looking for volunteers to get involved in various ministries in the parish. If you would like to be involved with welcoming people to Mass, being a reader, singing in the choir, helping with collections etc, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ at (01) 707 3027 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Mass Times Please click here for Mass Times.

Full scripture for this Sunday is available on the Catholic Ireland website.

Daily Scripture is also available.

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Church

Monday to Friday 8.15am - 6.00pm
Saturday 9.45am - 7pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 1pm

Office

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 8.30pm. Closed for lunch 1.00-1.30
Saturday 10am - 1.30pm
Sunday 9.30am -1pm

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Parish Contact Details

ST FRANCIS XAVIERS’ CHURCH AND PARISH Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

Tel: 01 8363411
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Parish Website: www.gardinerstparish.ie

Twitter: @GardinerStreet
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GardinerStreetParish

Parish/Church Staff:
Fr Gerry Clarke SJ PP
Fr Fergus O Donoghue SJ PC
Mr Seamus Buckley, Assistant for Liturgy and Faith Development
Fr Paddy Carberry SJ, Ignatian Outreach
Br Tom Phelan SJ, Office Manager
Jesuits from the community assist in the church.

Parish Council: Chair: Mr Aidan Seery Secretary: Ms Clare Fallon

Choirs: Director of Church Choir and Organist: Ms Denice Doyle

Director of the Gardiner St Gospel Choir: Mr Kevin Kelly

Gardiner Street Parish, in the Archdiocese of Dublin is under the care of the Jesuits in Ireland. As a Jesuit parish we are guided by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, which encourages people to reflect on their experiences and to discern God’s presence in their lives. Our parish aims to nurture lay leadership as well as personal faith. It is also committed to “the faith that does justice” by way of solidarity with the poor and dedication to the greater good.

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Polish Ministry

Polish Ministry

Jezuicka Posługa Polakom w Irlandii

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Safeguarding Children

Please click the link below for information on our Safeguarding Policy.

Safeguarding Children

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