Parish newsletter 13th of July 2014

posted 14 Jul 2014, 13:49 by Lisa O'Neill


Sunday 13th July 2014

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time(27/14)


Stella Maris Retreat Centre Baily Howth Tel. 832 22 28



29th June - 29th July

Korko Moses, a Jesuit priest from India, meditation teacher and yoga master, will lead the ashram experience.

Time for Meditation, Yoga (gentle stretches) and Spiritual direction.  A Time of Silence, Simplicity, Equanimity.  Residential €85 per day (includes meals),  Day attendees €55 per day (includes meals) 7.30am to 8.00pm – Places are still available both for Residential and Day visitors.

Booking is essential – Telephone 01-670 5419 or e-mail



This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 31st August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.



Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th  to Sunday 17th August.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online or Tel. 01 675 3690  or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).



The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal.  The appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bed-clothes, curtains and shoes.  Bags will be distributed on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2014.  The collection of the bags will take place on Sunday 3rd August DURING THE MORNING MASSES ONLY.  The Society is conscious of the tremendous support given by the Parishioners of this Parish over the years and thank you most sincerely on behalf of those you have helped.


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Monday 8 - Tuesday 16 September (St Brigid's Parish, Killester) This 9 day pilgrimage takes in all the major sites - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.  In addition to a local guide, Monsignor Stenson who is accompanying the pilgrimage will celebrate Mass each day at one of the sacred shrines.  Full details are available from the Parish Office in Killester - Cathy(01) 833 2974




Please remember in your prayers, MAUREEN CORR, (Brymore Nursing Home), who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to all her family.  May she rest in peace


Scripture Readings – 15th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 14th July

Is 1:10-17. Ps 49:8-9,16-17,21,23, R/ v23. Mt 10:34-11:1

Tuesday 15th July

St BonaventureMemorial

Is 7:1-9. Ps 47:2-8, R/ v9. Mt 11:20-24

Wednesday 16th July

Is 10:5-7,13-16. Ps 93:5-10,14-15, R/ v14. Mt 11:25-27

Thursday 17th July

Is 26:7-9,12,16-19. Ps 101:13-21, R/ v20. Mt 11:28-30

Friday 18th July

Is 38:1-6,21-22,7-8. Ps Is 38:10-12,16, R/ cfv27. Mt 12:1-8

Saturday 19th July

Mic 2:1-5.Ps 9B:1-4,7-8,14, R/ v12. Mt 12:14-21

Sunday 20th July

Wis 12:13,16-19. Ps 85:5-6,9-10,15-16, R/v5. Rm 8:26-27. Mt 13:24-43


MASS INTENTIONS – 13th – 20th July

Sunday 13th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 12th July)  Gerry O’Shea, Patrick

              O’Shea, Mary O’Connor & Agnes O’Shea

8.30amMorgan Doyle

10.30amWilliam, Catherine & Liam Moore, & Kathleen O’Kelly

12 noonJohn, Mary & Shay Cullen and Fiachra Daly (First Anv)

Mon 14th July

10.00amPeter Roche (18th Anv)

Tue 15th July

10.00amBridie McAllister

Sat. 19th July

10.00amPaddy O’Connor (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 20th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 19th July)  William, Catherine & Liam Moore & Kathleen O’Kelly

8.30amMarion White

10.30amTony McLoughlin

12 noonMaria Luykx (2nd Anv)





Howth Community Drama Group


Due to the increase in the number of pupils attending Howth Primary School, Scoil Mhuire, and the subsequent need for extra classrooms etc., The Howth Community Drama Group have been asked to find a new home for their Costumes, Sound and Lighting Equipment.  Can you help?  If you have a secure lock-up or building or 'space' which may accommodate our needs, in part or in whole, please contact Barbara at the Parish Office (839 7398) or Joan Lyons 832 3572 (9am to 2pm)



Combined Parishes of Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle Sunday 7 – Friday 12 September 2014 Hotel Roissy 3 star.  Price: €669.00 per person sharing plus taxes and insurance.  How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form (available in the Sacristy) with deposit of €250.00 per person (payment by cheque, debit or credit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel.  The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure – payment by cheque/cash or debit card (a 2% surcharge applies only to balances paid by credit card).


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 14th – 18thJuly

MondayJ. Morton

TuesdayS. McInerney

WednesdayK. Nolan/K. Burke

ThursdayK. Burke/B. Milton

FridayJ. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 14th – 19thJuly

MondayT. Boyley

TuesdayJ. Comiskey

WednesdayJ. Stewart

ThursdayM. Connaughton

FridayJ. Clarke

SaturdayJ. Morton

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 19/20 July

Saturday 7.00pmE. Stewart

Sunday 8.30amD. O Cathasaigh & Aine

Sunday 10.30amMcLoughlin Family

Sunday 12noonB. Morgan



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Amy Stanley, Katie Farrell, James Barry Dunne and Charlie Fagan who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation is now on a summer break and will resume 9thSeptember at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth.




Sunday 6th July – First Collection  €825 and the SHARE collection   - €520