THE LIGHT IS STILL ON....
Saturday April 19th, 9.30 am-6.00 pm
Continual Confession in Gardiner Street
St Francis Xavier Church has been nominated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as one of the 12 Dublin churches to provide continual confessions on the final two Saturdays of Lent, 12 and 19 April from 9.30 am to 6pm.
Responding to Pope Francis call recently for people to experience the mercy of Christ in confession the Archbishop said, "Earlier this year Pope Francis set out a challenge for us all:
“I would like to ask you — but don’t say it aloud, everyone respond in his or her own heart: when was the last time you made your confession? Two days, two weeks, two years, twenty years, forty years? And if much time has passed, do not lose another day. Be courageous and go to confession! Jesus will receive you; he will receive you with so much love”.
The next family Mass will be on Sunday May 4th at 12.30pm.
All welcome especially the children of the parish and their families! We are delighted to see more and more children coming along to this Mass and encourage all to help in this way of handing on our faith to the next generations.
Holy Week 2014
Holy Thursday - April 17th
7.00pm Mass of the Lord's Supper.
8.30pm - 9.30pm Watch and Pray: Prayer in the Garden (will take place in the church if the weather is not suitable).
Good Friday - April 18th
12.00pm Stations of the Cross
3.00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion.
7.30pm Prayer around the Tomb
Holy Saturday – April 19th
9.00pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday - April 20th
Masses: 9.15am, 11.00am, 12.30pm (Family Mass)
Holy Week Confession Times
Thursday – 11.30 a.m.
Friday – after the Stations, the Afternoon Liturgy (3 p.m.) and Prayer Around the Cross (7.30 p.m.)
Saturday – 11.30 a.m. and 12.15.
At other times by request in the office.
Pope Francis: weekly General Audience – the path of Jesus.
Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience on the Wednesday of Holy Week or “Spy Wednesday” as it is called in many parts of the English-speaking world. The Gospel reading of the day recounts Judas’ betrayal of Jesus, which sets in motion the events of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. In his catechetical remarks to pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square under a brilliant blue April sky, with a crisp spring breeze blowing through the city, Pope Francis spoke of Christ’s free embrace of suffering and death, which he took on for our sake. read more
Parish Retreat - save the date!
On the Saturday 24th of May
there will be a Parish retreat in Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, Clontarf. It will be part of Manresa’s Oasis Days, which presents an opportunity to take some time apart - a little time to catch up with yourself, to meet with God. More information will be provided at a later date
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Parish Contact Details
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ST FRANCIS XAVIERS’ CHURCH AND PARISH
Gardiner Street, Dublin 1
Tel: 01 8363411
Parish Website: www.gardinerstparish.ie
Gospel Reflection Website: www.gardinerstparish.wordpress.com
Fr John Sullivan SJ Website: www.frjohnsullivansj.com
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.
Chair of Parish Council:
Mr Michael Punch
Interim Chair: Mr Aidan Seery Secretary: Ms Clare Fallon