Parish Newsletter 12th of June 2011

posted 26 Jun 2011, 13:34 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 26 Jun 2011, 13:49 ]

Sunday 12th June 2011

Pentecost Sunday (24/11)


Sunday 5th June – First Collection €885 and the SHARE Collection €685.  Thank you for your kindness.


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, TO-DAY  -  Sunday (12th June) at 3.00 p.m.




The Church in Ireland is arranging this Congress which will be hosted in Dublin.  We will be welcoming many pilgrims and delegates from throughout the Universal Church.  All large celebrations require a great deal of materials and preparation.  The Fiftieth International Eucharistic Congress in 2012 is no exception.  There are many challenges involved and we want to ensure that the whole Church, both here in Ireland and further afield, will see the pastoral journey and the Congress as opportunities to deepen our faith in the Eucharist.  The third National Collection for the Congress will take place on Sunday, 26th June.  Your support, especially in these difficult economic circumstances is very much appreciated.


“You shall be my Witnesses…”

Parish preparation for Confirmation programme


This week the fifth and final session of the above programme takes place in Scoil Mhuire on Monday, 13th June at 7.30 p.m.  This is a review and celebration session; the young people will meet in their groups and will have an opportunity to look back on the programme, on their Confirmation Day and at ways in which they might unpack and develop the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  At the same time their parents will meet to give their feedback.  The session will conclude with a short prayer service and refreshments.


On Sunday 19th June we as a parish community will welcome the young people and their parents to our 12.00 Mass and together we will celebrate the fact that they have been confirmed in their faith and encourage them as they develop their Faith Life.

                                                                            Valerie Darby and Kay Burke, Co-ordinators.



4th to 15th July 2011

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place on Sunday 26th June from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and on Monday 27th June from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 without badge enrol for €5.00 



MASS INTENTIONS 12th – 18th June

Sunday 12th June 2011

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 11th June)   Dorothy


 8.30 a.m.                                Pauline Anderson

10.30 a.m.                               Kathleen Fitzpatrick

12.00 noon                             Raymond and Una Fagan

 7.00 p.m.                                Jim Ryan (Birthday


Monday 13th June

.8.00 a.m.                                A Special Intention

10.00 a.m.                              

Tuesday 14th June

 8.00 a.m.                                Mary Helen Belton

10.00 a.m.                              

Wednesday 15th June

 8.00 a.m.                                Elizabeth Thunder

10.00 a.m.                              

Thursday 16th June

8.00 a.m.

10.00 a.m.              

Friday 17th June

 8.00 a.m.                               

10.00 a.m.                               A Special Intention

Saturday 18th June

10.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.              



The Pro Cathedral singing workshop for children takes place from Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August (1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.)

For 8-15 year old boys and girls, the course is run by Blanaid Murphy, director of the Palestrina Choir and St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral Choir with Darren Magee course assistant and organ scholar at the Pro Cathedral.  Participants sing in groups and small ensembles, explore the world of song, develop a good choral technique have fun with others and experience a variety of singing styles, gospel, spiritual and traditional repertoire.  On Saturday afternoon 20th August participants in the workshop sing in the 6.00 p.m. Mass in the Pro Cathedral.  Fee for the workshop is €100. Further details 8745441.  Limited places available.

Howth Parish Church Reform and Renewal Group
The Reform and Renewal Group will meet tomorrow evening, Monday, (13th June) in 
Saint Columbanus Hall at 8.00 p.m. to mark the 'Great Feast of Pentecost'.  
Fr. Willie Stuart will celebrate Mass and speak on the subject of 'The Holy Spirit'.  
This is the last meeting before the Summer Break.  ALL WELCOME

Scripture Readings for the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 13th June

Saint Anthony of Padua   Memorial

2 Cor 6: 1-10. Ps 97. Mt 5: 38-42

Tuesday 14th June

2 Cor 8: 1-9. Ps 145. Mt 5: 43-48

Wednesday 15th June

2 Cor 9: 6-11. Ps 111. Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18

Thursday 16th June

2 Cor 11: 1-11. Ps 110. Mt 6: 7-15

Friday 17th June

2 Cor 11: 18, 21-30. Ps 33. Mt 6: 19-23

Saturday 18th June

2 Cor 12: 1-10. Ps 33. Mt 6: 24-34

Sunday 19th June

Ex 34: 4-6, 8-9. Ps Dan 3: 52-56. 2 Cor 13: 11-13. Jn 3: 16-18



Tuckett’s Lane, Howth


Join the Pupils, Teachers and Parents of Scoil Mhuire for a Variety of Talent that all the family will enjoy.  Tickets - €5 are available at the School.  Matinee 15th June at 1.00 p.m. and Evening performance on 16th June at 7.00 p.m.



STRAWBERRY FAIR  Sunday 19th June from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m.

Strawberries and Cream, Taste of Howth, Plants, Books and Toy Stall, Kid’s Crafts.  Penalty Shoot-Out, Obstacle Course and lots of entertainment  -  A great Day Out for all the family.

Scoil Mhuire, Howth, has been awarded its 5th Discover Primary Science Award of Excellence.  The children 
of 4th and 5th classes undertook a variety of scientific experiments – ranging from making and testing a 
string telephone, making a model of the expansion and contraction of the lungs, constructing lighthouses, 
making parachutes, looking at gravity to how aeroplanes stay up in the air according to Bernouilli’s Principle.  
Astronomy Ireland gave a Talk and there was a demonstration of how a hydrogen car works, powered by a
 battery and running on water – split into oxygen and hydrogen.  
The Talk was given by Mr. Charles McDermott, an engineer.  Well done to everyone!