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Happy Christmas from all at Gardiner Street!

Wishing all our parishioners and all who worship at our church, a peaceful, happy and holy Christmas and God's blessings on all for 2015.


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LIAM BRIGHT nice sillhouetteLiam Lawton - Bethlehem Sky Concert at Gardiner Street

Thanks to Liam Lawton - wonderful concert on Tuesday night. Great mix of carols and Christmas songs. A good version of 'Fairy Tale'! Great to see the place in candlelight, and to hear the beautiful songs of Christmas and everyone joining in whole-heartedly. Feels like Christmas now for sure!

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Advent Poster 2014xAdvent in St Francis Xavier's

3rd December
Mass at 11am for the Feast of St Francis Xavier

Homily: Fr Murt Curry SJ

7th December
Advent Family Mass at 12.30pm. All Welcome!

16th December
Liam Lawton Concert at 8pm - Doors open at 7.30pm - SUPPORTING
FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY. Tickets €10 on sale in the parish office, in the Pro-Cathedral Office and at Friends of the Elderly.

17th December
Gardiner Street Primary School Nativity Play at 1.45pm.

20th December

Special Fr John Sullivan Mass at 1pm to celebrate his being declared Venerable by Pope Francis on 7th November.

24th December

Confessions 11.30 to 1pm and 5.15 to 5.45.

Masses at 8.30am and 11am.

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Christmas 2014Christmas at St Francis Xavier's Gardiner Street

Christmas Eve

Day Masses

  • 8.30am and 11.00am.
Confessions
  • 10.30 to 11.00am, 11.30am to 1.00pm &
    5.30 to 6.00pm.

Vigil Masses

  • 6.00pm: Family Mass
  • 8.00pm: Gospel Choir Mass
  • 10.00pm Church Choir Mass

Carols approx 30 mins before each Mass

Christmas Day

Masses

  • 9.15am
  • 11.00am - Church Choir
  • No Mass at 12.30pm

Holiday Arrangements

Friday 26th December to January Friday 2nd January: Masses will be celebrated at 11am and 1pm.

Sunday December 26th, Vigil Mass at 6pm, Sunday 9.15am, 11am and 12.30pm. No Gospel Choir Mass at 7.30pm

Please note that the office will be closed from December 25th until January 2nd.separator

Pope: we can't be book-keepers of God's love

Taking his cue from the prophet Isaiah, Pope Francis said that God saves his people not from afar but being close and tender.

“God’s closeness is such that he is presented like a mother, a mother who talks to her baby, and sings lullabies to her baby” The Pope said that the mother even taken on the voice and the language of a child so much so she can seem ridiculous if one does not understand how great the context actually is: ‘Do not fear, you little worm Jacob’. How often – Francis pointed out – does a mother say this kind of thing to her child as she caresses him? ‘I will make of you a threshing sledge, sharp, new, full of teeth… I will make you grow big’ and she caresses him again and holds him close. And so does God. This is God’s tenderness. And He is he expresses his closeness with tenderness: the tenderness of a mother”.

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clockOpening Hours of the Church

8.15am - 6.00pm except for weekends - opens at 9.45am - 7 pm on Saturdays and 9.00 am - 1 pm on Sundays.

OFFICE   ---   9.30-8.30.   Closed 1.00-1.30, Mon to Fri.
SAT - 10-1.00;   Sunday - 9.30-1.00.

Please note that the office will be closed for Christmas from December 25th until January 2nd.

Welcome to visitors. An illustrated history of the church can be had in the parish office free of charge.

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Sunday

Readings, Prayers, Reflection and Newsletter

Mass Times
Please click here for Mass Times.

Sunday Readings
Sunday Readings are available on the Catholic Ireland website. Click here
Daily Readings are also available. Click here

Sunday Prayers of the Faithful
Prayers of the Faithful may be found on the
Dublin Diocesan website

Sunday Reflection
You may receive the Sunday Gospel Reading and Reflection by email. Please visit our parish Gospel Reflection website to sign up. Click here 
The Sunday Reflection is also available on this site. Click here

Sunday Newsletter
For latest newsletter click here


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

Tel: 01 8363411

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Parish Website: www.gardinerstparish.ie

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

Gospel Reflection Website: www.gardinerstparish.wordpress.com

Parish/Church Staff:
Fr Donal Neary 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 also 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

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Pope Francis \ Homilies

Pope: we can't be book-keepers of God's love

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Casa Santa Marta - OSS_ROM

11/12/2014 12:34
 
 

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday said that God is like a mother, He loves us unconditionally, but too often we want to take control of this grace in a kind of a spiritual book-keeping.

The Pope was speaking during his homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.

Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni:   

Taking his cue from the prophet Isaiah, Pope Francis said that God saves his people not from afar but being close and tender.

“God’s closeness is such that he is presented like a mother, a mother who talks to her baby, and sings lullabies to her baby” The Pope said that the mother even taken on the voice and the language of a child so much so she can seem ridiculous if one does not understand how great the context actually is: ‘Do not fear, you little worm Jacob’. How often – Francis pointed out – does a mother say this kind of thing to her child as she caresses him? ‘I will make of you a threshing sledge, sharp, new, full of teeth… I will make you grow big’ and she caresses him again and holds him close. And so does God. This is God’s tenderness. And He is he expresses his closeness with tenderness: the tenderness of a mother”.

 




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