Parish Newsletter 19th of June 2011

posted 26 Jun 2011, 13:38 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 26 Jun 2011, 13:47 ]

Sunday 19th June 2011 The Most Holy Trinity (25/11)


Sunday 12th June – First Collection €940 SHARE Collection €670.  Your support is much appreciated.

STRAWBERRY FAIR To-day - 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.

“You shall be my Witnesses…”


Parish preparation for Confirmation programme


The pupils of Sixth Class in Scoil Mhuire recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  They were prepared for this in school and through the parish preparation programme and have been supported by the prayers of the parishioners.  This Sunday at the 12 noon Mass we as a parish community will welcome the young people and their parents.  Together we will celebrate the fact that they have become confirmed in their faith and encourage them as they develop their Faith Life.

                                                                          Valerie Darby and Kay Burke, Coordinators


50th International Eucharistic Congress Communion with Christ and with one another

The third National Collection for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will take place next weekend (Saturday/Sunday 25th and 26th June).  This Collection will replace the SHARE Collection.  We thank you for your generous support to date and we ask you to give what you can to assist us in the preparations and the hosting of the  2012 Eucharistic Congress.  Further information on the 2012 Congress preparations is available at


HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  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 19th – 25th June

Sunday 19th June 2011

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 18th June)   Robert Blythe

 8.30 a.m.                     Eamon (Ned) Reid

                                                     and Colm Reid

10.30 a.m.                     Paddy Farrell

                                                         (23rd Anniv.)

12.00 noon                   

 7.00 p.m.                     Kathleen Wrenn

Monday 20th June

.8.00 a.m.        

10.00 a.m.                     Pat and Bridie Loftus

Tuesday 21st June

 8.00 a.m.                     Margaret Browne

10.00 a.m.                     Mary O’Connor

Wednesday 22nd June

 8.00 a.m.                    

10.00 a.m.                     A Special Intention

Thursday 23rd June

8.00 a.m.

10.00 a.m.        

Friday 24th June

 8.00 a.m.                     Jack Cranley

10.00 a.m.                    

Saturday 25th June

10.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.        



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

Stella Maris Retreat Centre Baily Howth Tel. 832 22 28


Mindfulness Course – Last session before the summer break – Tuesday 21st June at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Tuesday 21st June at 8.00 p.m.

Presented by Sr. Mary Rose and Sr. Mary Donnelly, Holy Rosary Sisters.  A celebration of the gift of light, and energy from our Solar Star, the Sun on the longest day of the year.  A reminder of how God formed us 13.71billion years ago through the great 'flaring forth'.  All are welcome.



Presented by Una O’Neill, r.s.c.

Theme: ‘Do Justice, love kindly, walk humbly with God’. 16th to 24th August


Scripture Readings for the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 20th June

The Irish Martyrs            Memorial

Gen 12: 1-9. Ps 32. Mt 7: 1-5

Tuesday 21st June

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga               Memorial

Gen 13: 2, 5-18. Ps 14. Mt 7: 6, 12-14

Wednesday 22nd June

Gen 15: 1-12, 17-18. Ps 104. Mt 7:15-20

Thursday 23rd June

Gen 16: 1-12, 15-16. Ps 105. Mt 7: 21-29

Friday 24th June

The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

Is 49: 1-6. Ps 138. Acts 13: 22-26. Lk 1: 57-66, 80

Saturday 25th June

Gen 18: 1-15. Ps Lk 1: 46-50,53-55. Mt 8: 5-17

Sunday 26th June

Deut 8: 2-3, 14-16. Ps 147. 1 Cor 10: 16-17. Jn 6: 51-58




Competition is open to Juniors 16 years and under and Adults over 16.  Photographs will be judged on the extent to which they reflect the “Spirit of Howth” in the widest sense of people, scenery, activities, culture or heritage.  Photos can be black and white or colour ranging in size from 6”x4” up to 12”x8”.

Send/deliver your entries (max 3 entries per person) to Mr. Seán Briody, C/o McDermott’s Pharmacy, Main St., Howth, to reach him no later than 12.00 noon Wednesday 29th June.  Entry fee to the Adult Category is €2 per photo or max 3 photos for €5.  Entry to the Junior Category is free. 



See the information on the Parish notice board about the public consultation with Fingal County Council and all stakeholders regarding Greater Dublin Drainage.  The Greater Dublin Drainage initiative aims to provide the drainage infrastructure that the Greater Dublin Area needs to continue to develop, both socially and economically.  The initiative involves the provision of a new wastewater treatment works, a marine outfall and new drainage network in the northern part of the Greater Dublin Area.  More information on the poster at the notice board or see