Parish Newsletter Sunday 4th September 2011

posted 6 Sept 2011, 03:36 by mary sutton   [ updated 6 Sept 2011, 04:15 ]



Coach departs from Church at 7.45 a.m.  There are three seats still available.


The parish community warmly welcomes Isabella Christina MClean, Orla Olivia Collins and Olivia Lorna Collins who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and their extended families.



The Howth Guild of the Irish Country Women's Association will resume on Monday 5th September in Saint Mary's Church of Ireland Parish Hall, Deerpark, at 8.00 p.m.  A warm welcome will be extended to new members who might like to join the Association.  Activities include Arts, Crafts, Book Club, Keep Fit and Club Gaeilge.  Contact Kitty Roberts, Hon. President Tel. 832 4426 or Anna Clifford, Hon. Secretary, Tel. 832 6605


The International Eucharistic Congress Bell to visit Howth on 25th September

A special bell for the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) to be held in Dublin in June 2012 is on pilgrimage throughout Ireland and will visit our Church in Howth on Sunday 25th September.  The sound of a Church bell calling people to prayer is one of the most familiar sounds of Christendom.  It is also a unique gift of the Celtic Church to the universal Church because the use of a bell to call people to prayer originated in these islands.  Most of us are familiar with St. Patrick’s Bell in its beautifully ornamented case in the National Museum.  The ruined bell tower of St. Mary’s Abbey reminds us that the ringing of a Church bell would have been very familiar to Howth people long ago.


This is why a bell has been chosen as a symbol of the 50th Eucharistic Congress.  It reminds us too of how Irish missionaries nourished by the Word of God and by the Eucharist, brought the Faith (and the bell) first to Continental Europe in the Dark Ages and in modern times to people all over the world as the many mission Churches built by Irish priests, nuns, brothers and lay people around the globe bear witness. Despite technological advances, the ringing of a Church bell continues all over the world to be the familiar call to Mass or prayer such as the Angelus.  Indeed the Angelus is a daily reminder of the Word made flesh and living amongst us.  For more information visit  



Our Lady’s Choral Society with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present Giuseppe Verdi’s sacred masterpiece in the National Concert Hall on Thursday 29th September at

8.00 p.m.



Please remember in your prayers PATRICK JOSEPH O’ROURKE who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  We also pray for DENIS TOOMEY who has died.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  May they rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS 4th – 11th September

Sunday 4th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 3rd September) Annie Sherry

10.30 a.m.                               Michael Dixon

                                           (2nd Anniv.)

12.00 noon                             Imelda Collins

 7.00 p.m.                                Frank Connolly and

                                            Dan Connolly

Wednesday 7th September

 8.00 a.m.                                A Special Intention

Thursday 8th September

10.00 a.m.                               Jim and May Dunican

Sunday 11th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 10th September) Sarah and James

                                   Masterson and Mary Fitzpatrick

12.00 noon                             Frank Cormican

                            (First Anniv.) and Conleth Cormican

 7.00 p.mAnto Crawford

                                           (Second Anniv.)


Scripture Readings for the Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 5th September

Col 1:24-2:3. Ps 61. Lk 6: 6-11

Tuesday 6th September

Col 2:6-15. Ps 144. Lk 6: 12-19

Wednesday 7th September

Col 3:1-11. Ps 144. Lk 6: 20-26

Thursday 8th September

The Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast

Mic 5:1-4 or Rom 8:28-30. Ps 12. Mt 1: 1-6, 18-23.

Friday 9th September

Saint Ciaran  Memorial

1 Tim 1:1-2, 12-14. Ps 15. Lk 6: 39-42

Saturday 10th September

1 Tim 1:15-17. Ps 112. Lk 6: 43-49

Sunday 11th September

Eccles (Sir) 27: 30-28: 7. Ps 102. Rom 14: 7-9. Mt 18: 21 - 35


Marriage Enrichment Workshop is a residential weekend workshop for married couples of all ages who enjoy a stable relationship.  Couples work in complete privacy on enhancing their communication skills and deepening their understanding and love of one another. There is an opportunity to renew marriage vows. Presented by Marriage Encounter, the weekend begins on Fri. 30-Sep (8pm) and concludes with Mass on Sun 2-Oct (5pm) at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry, Co. Down. Cost, including accommodation and meals, is €400 per couple.  For more information visit or phone 845 3517



Sunday 28th August – First Collection  €1,025 and the SHARE Collection  -   €770



Next Sunday marks a significant step in the journey towards full use of the new edition of the Roman Missal on the First Sunday of Advent.  The missalette, next Sunday, will include the new translations of the following texts: the people’s response to the greeting by the priest, “I confess,” the Gloria, the Apostles’ Creed and the acclamations for the Eucharistic Prayer as well as the text for the invitation to Communion.


When will we be using the new edition of the Roman Missal?

The texts of the new edition of the Roman Missal are being introduced in two phases to avoid too much change happening at once.  From the second Sunday of September many Dioceses will begin to use the new translations of the people’s prayers and responses at Mass, for example, the Confiteor, the Gloria and the Creed.  These texts will be in missalettes and on congregational cards when people come to Mass.  From the First Sunday of Advent the new translations of the prayers of the Mass that are led by the priest will come into use, for example, the Collect or opening prayer and the Eucharistic Prayer.  The Third Edition of the Roman Missal, therefore, will be fully implemented on the First Sunday of Advent.


What differences can we expect at Mass in September?

During September, congregations may begin to pray the new translations of the people’s prayers at Mass.  These new texts will be on missalettes and on congregational cards.  In some places people will, by then, already be familiar with this congregational card through using it at weekday Mass or at parish meetings.


What differences can we expect in November?

From the First Sunday of Advent congregations and priests will use the texts of the new edition of the Roman Missal for the celebration of Mass.  While the structure, actions and pattern of the Mass will remain the same and the readings will be unchanged, the texts of recited prayers will sound different on our ears.  Overtime, as the new style of language becomes familiar to us it is very much hoped that we will come to appreciate both the richness and depth of our prayer at Mass.

       prepared by the National Centre for Liturgy



Keep Fit with Colin Donnelly resumes on Monday 5th September in Saint Fintan’s Parish Hall from 9.30 a.m. and in Howth, Saint Columbanus Hall, Friday 9th September from 9.30 a.m.  Contact Colin at 087-224 5638 to register for his classes.  All are welcome.