Howth Parish Newsletter Sunday 15th April 2012

posted 16 Apr 2012, 03:15 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Monday 16th April 2012

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER  (Divine Mercy Sunday)                            (15/12)



Copies of the Dublin Diocese Consolidated Parish Financial Statement (Year ended 30th June 2011) are available on the tables in the Church.


Do you have a memory of the Eucharistic Congress of 1932?

Did you as child or as a young adult attend the 30th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 1932?  If you are among the relatively few who can answer yes to that question, the organisers of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 would love to hear your memories. A special event Gathering and Remembering 1932 is being organised at the Brennan Green Isle Hotel beside the Naas Road at Clondalkin from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm on Monday 23 April to which 1932 Congress participants are invited.  This complimentary event begins with tea/coffee and includes an opportunity to share your memories from 1932, to attend Mass and to enjoy a hot lunch.  There will also be the opportunity to book a complimentary ticket to attend either the opening ceremony of this years Congress in the RDS on 10-June or the closing Statio Orbis in Croke Park on 17-June.


If you were there in 1932 and wish to avail of these offers, please phone Aoife in the Secretariat of the 50th International Eucharistic 2012 at (01) 234-9940 by 18 April.  If you know of someone who qualifies, please bring this opportunity to their attention.  For more information visit


“You shall be my Witnesses…”

Parish preparation for Confirmation programme

This week the first of four of the young peoples’ sessions of the above Parish preparation for Confirmation programme takes place.  It will be held in Scoil Mhuire at 7.30pm.  The young people are divided into four groups and two adult volunteers lead each group.  The leaders are Julie Anne Haines, Christine Molloy, Linda Neilan, Susan O’Kelly and Joanne Steele, all parents of the Sixth class students and Aoife Nic Lughaidh, Margaret Rickard, Betty Sewell, Warrick Sewell, parishioners.  They have all undergone an Archdiocesan training programme and we wish them all well as they prepare for the sessions.  The first session deals with the Theme of Belonging.  Together the leaders and young people explore what it means to belong to the Church.  A question for each of us – How do I belong to my Church?

                                                                        Valerie Darby, Mags Rickard and Kay Burke, Coordinators


Church 'Clean Up' – 31st March 2012

Sincere thanks to all the parishioners who participated in the recent Church 'Clean up' in preparation for the Easter Ceremonies.  Your efforts and support are greatly appreciated.



The Reform and Renewal Group will meet on Monday evening, 23rd April at 8.00 pm in Saint Columbanus Hall.  This meeting will feature a talk [Reaping the Harvest? Vatican 11 - 50 years after the event] delivered by Fr.Gerry O'Hanlon SJ in Manresa House in February 2012 - followed by a discussion.  The meeting will be facilitated by Ailin Doyle.  ALL WELCOME



The 11 o’clock Mass on Saturday, 12th May, will be the First Holy Communion Mass for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School, Scoil Mhuire.  We remember them in our prayers. 



MASS INTENTIONS 15th – 22nd April 2012

Sunday 15th April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 14th April)  Brigid and Harry Howard

 8.30 a.m.                                Eddie and Josie Connolly

10.30 a.m.                               Leslie O’Laoi

12.00 noon                             Frank O’Mahony (5th Anv.)

 7.00 p.m.                                Sean O’Shea (2nd Anv.)

Monday 16th April

 8.00 a.m.                                A Special Intention

Tuesday 17th April

10.00 a.m.                               Pierce O’Shea (Birthday Remembrance)

Wednesday 18th April

10.00 a.m.                               Mary Fitzpatrick (28th Anv.)

Sunday 22nd April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 21st April)  John Barrett

 8.30 a.m.                                Harry and Anne Gaynor

10.30 a.m.                               Christopher, John, Kate and  James St. George

12.00 noon                             A Special Intention

 7.00 p.m.                                Agnes Kelly (3rd Anv.)



The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the pupils of 6th Class, Howth Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, on Friday 25th May at 11.00 a.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.




The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 27th May at 3.00 p.m.


Have you ever thought about doing something really different?  We are looking for people to become foster carers

The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service on behalf of the Health Service Executive are seeking to recruit committed and enthusiastic Foster Carers for three young people.

You will receive extensive training, receive support and guidance and a fostering allowance.  You will be required to have a spare bedroom for the young person.  If you feel you have the ability to become a foster carer, please call us now on 01-8424525.


Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to the cost of the flowers for the decoration of the Altar for Easter.  Your kindness is much appreciated, and our grateful thanks to the ladies who decorated the Altar.



Sunday 8th April – First Collection  €1,380 and the SHARE collection    €1170

Scripture Readings for the Second Week of Easter

Monday 16th April

Acts 4: 23-31. Ps 2: 1-9, R/cf v13. . Jn 3: 1-8

Tuesday 17th April

Acts 4: 32-37. Ps 91: 1-2, 5, R/ v1. Jn 3: 7-15

Wednesday 18th April

Acts 5: 17-26. Ps 33: 2-9, R/v7. Jn 3: 16-21

Thursday 19th April

Acts 5: 27-33. Ps 33: 2, 9, 17-20, R/v7. Jn 3: 31-36

Friday 20th April

Acts 5: 34-42. Ps 26: 1, 4, 13-14, R/ cf. V4. Jn 6: 1-15

Saturday 21st April

Acts 6: 1-7. Ps 32: 1-2, 4-5, 18-19, R/v22. Jn 6: 16-21

Sunday 22nd April

Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19. Ps 4:2, 4, 7,9, R/v7. 1 Jn2: 1-5. Lk 24: 35-48



The local Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold their monthly collection to-day – after all the Masses.


Many thanks for Easter Dues received – your generous support is much appreciated.



25th to 30th AUGUST 2012

Accommodation in 4* Hotel Compostela, which is centrally located within walking distance of the Cathedral.  Tour of city, “Taster” walk on the Camino; 2 Day excursions by coach.  Direct flights - Price €750 approx, plus airport taxes, insurance and single room supplement.

In order to hold a competitive price it is necessary to know our numbers travelling as soon as possible.  To secure a place a completed Booking Form with deposit of €250 per person should be made to Edel in Parish Office, Sutton, without delay.  Tel: 839 2001.



We hope to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 12th September 2012 for five nights.  The cost per person sharing will be €749.00 - Full Board accommodation in the Hotel Gallia Londres.  For more details please call into the Parish Office/Sacristy or Tel. 839 7398


Check out the Parish Website – to see lots of photographs of the presentation of the Childrens’ Stations of the Cross on Good Friday and the Sunrise Service at Howth Summit on Easter Sunday morning.