Parish Newsleter Sunday 5th August 2012

posted 8 Aug 2012, 03:43 by mary sutton   [ updated 8 Aug 2012, 03:50 ]
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Wednesday 8th August 2012

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                          (31/12)


Seeing Your Life Through The Lens of The Gospels

John 6: 24-35

1 Jesus distinguishes between food that gives quick satisfaction and food that gives lasting nourishment. It is a mark of wisdom to be able to say ‘no’ to enticing but delusory attractions in order to choose things of lasting value. From your life experience what advice would you give to another about where things of lasting value are to be found?

2 Jesus reminds his listeners that God is the source of all good things. What difference does it make in your life when you are aware that life, the world, everything you have is gift, and you live in a spirit of gratitude?

3 The work of God is that we believe in the one whom God has sent. In what ways has your faith in Jesus enriched and changed your life? How has Jesus satisfied your hungers or quenched your thirsts?

4 As Jesus came down from heaven to give life to the world, so each one of us is here to be a source of life to others. Think of people who have been a source of life to you, and give thanks for them. For whom have you also been a source of life?

                                                                               John Byrne OSA  Email

Questions people ask

Q. The new translation of the Apostles Creed says that Jesus descended into hell. Was Jesus really in hell for three days?

A. The hell of eternal damnation is not what is meant here but that Jesus, in his dying, embraced all who had died before his time. The scholar might argue that the word ‘hell’ originally meant any hidden or covered place such as an underground grave where the dead are buried. But for most people nowadays hell means the state of eternal damnation. What is communicated by words is what the listener understands which is not always the dictionary’s meaning. This is simply a bad translation. The translation we had for the last 40 years, ‘He descended to the dead’ was a much better expression of what the Creed means.

                                            Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap Email 


There will be one Mass in the Church at 11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers. 


The Irish Wheelchair Association gratefully acknowledges the support from the Parish of Howth who kindly donated €764 at their recent Church Gate Collection.


Please remember in your prayers, OLIVE FLYNN, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace. 

MASS INTENTIONS  12th – 19th August 2012

Sunday 12th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 11th August)         Joseph McLoughlin (1st Anv)

  8.30 a.m.                                          John Rourke

10.30 a.m.                                          Thomas Shanahan (30th Anv)

12.00 noon                                          Sheila Rickard (3rd Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                            Neil Bennett (5th Anv)

Wednesday 15th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Tues 14th August)          Paddy O’Rourke

  8.00 a.m.                                           Mary Doyle

12.00 noon                                            Des Dooley

 7.00 p.m.                                             Joe Whitney (9th Anv)

8.00 a.m.                                               Mary O’Connell (Birthday Remembrance)

Thursday 16th August

10.00 a.m.                                            Gerry O’Shea (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 19th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 18th August)           John Coonan

12.00 noon                                           Patricia Doyle (nee Gaffney)

 7.00 p.m.                                            Gertrude Hanway (11th Anv)

There are a few remaining places available In HOWTH PRIMARY SCHOOL Junior Infant Classes, 
for the School year 2012/2013.  Contact the Parish Office throughout August for enrolment details. 
Tel. 839 7398 or email 

The School re-opens on THURSDAY 30th August 2012 from 8.50 a.m. until 12.15 p.m. for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.  The School re-opens on THURSDAY 30th August 2012 from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon for new Junior Infants.



This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER.

 Cost - €50 - which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office/Sacristy weekday mornings.



We hope to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th September 2012 for five nights.  The cost per person sharing will be €749.00 - Full Board accommodation in the Hotel Gallia Londres which is close to the Grotto.  For more details please call into the Parish Office/Sacristy mornings Mon -Weds. and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. or Tel. 839 7398


Scripture Readings for the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 13th August

Ezek 1: 2-5, 24-28. Ps 148: 1-2, 11-14. Mt 17: 22-27

Tuesday 14th July

Saint Maximilian Kolbe    Memorial

Ezek 2: 8-3:4. Ps 118: 14, 24, 72, 103,111,131, R/v103. Mt 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14

Wednesday 15th August

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Apoc 11:19, 12:1-6, 10. Ps 44: 10-12, 16, R/v10. 1Cor 15:20-26. Lk 1: 39-56

Thursday 16th August

Ezek 12: 1-12. Ps 77: 56-59, 61-62, R/ cf. v7. Mt 18: 21-19:1

Friday 17th August

Our Lady of Knock         Memorial

Ezek 16: 1-15, 60, 63. or Ezek 16: 59-63. Ps Is 12:2-6, R/v1. Mt 19: 3-12

Saturday 18th August

Ezek 18: 1-10, 13, 30-32. Ps 50: 12-15, R/ v12. Mt 19: 13-15 Ezek 12: 1-12. Ps 77: 56-59, 61-62, R/ cf. v7. Mt 18: 21-19:1

Sunday 19th August

Prov 9:1-6. Ps 33:2-3, 10-15, R/v9. Eph 5: 15-20. Jn 6:51-58


Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth Sunday 19th August  12 noon to 3.00 p.m.   Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Bring your own food or burgers on sale for €3  All welcome



Religious Booklets are available at the Church Notice Board.  Books are changed on a regular basis to suit the different seasons of the year.  Weekly Catholic papers are also available 


THE UNIVERSE  -  €1.75

and THE CATHOLIC TIMES  -  €1.75