Parish Newsletter Sunday 7th of September 2014

posted 15 Sept 2014, 11:08 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 15 Sept 2014, 11:08 ]




Gardiner Street Parish is running two courses, the first will begin on 4th November and end on 16th December over 7 Tuesdays from 7.15 -8.45pm.  It will be directed by Fr Donal Neary SJ with speakers . Themes: the life and times of St Ignatius Loyola; Finding God in all things; The Examen Prayer; Ignatian Decision Making; Ignatian Contemplation and others.  Optional Guided Prayer in Daily Life - will be offered during Advent.  This is a retreat in daily life, with daily prayer and a personal Meeting with your prayer guide every second day.  If you are interested contact Fr Donal Neary SJ by emailing:   Cost: €30, including a copy of Alone and On Foot by Fr Brian Grogan SJ, a life of St Ignatius.

A Pathway to God: The second course, directed by Fr Paddy Carberry SJ will take place weekly from 23rd September until 11th November.  Using the experience of St. Ignatius himself, as expressed in his Autobiography, the programme will develop some of the main themes of Ignatian spirituality, and will relate them to the contemporary struggle to live out the gospel message in today’s world.  Each evening will involve a substantial input, followed by an opportunity for sharing and discussion.  This course presumes some background in Ignatian spirituality.  Cost:  €30.  If you are interested contact Fr Paddy Carberry SJ, email:


The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is partnering with the Catholic Distance University in America to provide an online course in Adult Faith for the Autumn.  The course is ideal for anyone involved in the life of the Parish, Parish Council members, or those involved in liturgy or sacramental programmes.  The course begins on the 29th September registrations take place the week of the 15th September.  To learn more about CDU you can log onto   For more information about the new course beginning at the end of September you can email  in the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism

7th September 2014

Scripture Readings – 23rd Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 8th Sept

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mic 5:1-4 or Rm 8:28-30. Ps 12:6-7, R/ Is 61:10. Mt 1:1-16, 18-23

Tuesday 9th Sept

St Ciaran Memorial

1 Cor 6:1-11. Ps 149:1-6,9, R/ v4. Lk 6:12-19

Wednesday 10th Sept

1 Cor 7:25-31. Ps 44:11-12,14-17, R/ v11. Lk 6:20-26

Thursday 11th Sept

1 Cor 8:1-7, 11-13. Ps 138:1-3, 13-14, 23-24 R/ v24. Lk 6:27-38

Friday 12th Sept

1 Cor 9:16-19,22-27. Ps 83:3-6, 12, R/ v2. Lk 6:39-42

Saturday 13th Sept

St John Chrysostom Memorial

1 Cor 10:14-22. Ps 115:12-13,17-18, R/ v17. Lk 6:43-49

Sunday 14th Sept

Num 21:4-9. Ps 77:1-2,34-38, R/v7. Phil 2:6-11. Jn 3:13-17

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 8th – 12th Sept

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday K. Nolan/K. Burke

Thursday K. Burke/B. Milton

Friday J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 8th – 13th Sept

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 13/14 September

Saturday 7.00pm M. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh / V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon D. Gilroy

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation will resume at 7.30pm on Monday 15th September in St. Columbanus Hall.

Meditation will resume at 11.00am on Tuesday 16th September at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth.  No booking required – all are welcome.

2014 Irish National Pilgrimage to St Therese of Lisieux (Little Flower) 25th September - 1st October held in Lisieux France.  Flight and 6 nights Includes Celebrations for her feast day and torchlight procession of main relics from the Convent chapel to the Basillica.  Papal Mass with blessed roses; includes visits to St Therese and family home-places with two optional tours to Alencon home of her parents and Bayeaux.  Spiritual Director Frs Bernard O'Reilly O.Carm and David Weakliam O.Carm.  Details and Inquiry/booking information Celine: 01 838 7281 or e-mail:


Starting Thursday 25th September at 7.30pm at Sutton Lawn Tennis Club.  Qualified Teacher .  All welcome.  Telephone Mary 087-652 3245