Parish Newsletter 20th March 2011

posted 7 Jun 2011, 17:59 by A Clarke

Sunday 20th March 2011
Second Sunday in Lent        (12/11)
SUNDAYS OF LENT   EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this afternoon from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.
Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction will follow at 5 o’clock.  All welcome.

SUICIDE AWARENESS - A Community Response
The Howth Parish Pastoral Council will host a 'SUICIDE AWARENESS' evening tomorrow  -  Monday, 21st March at 8.00 p.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall.  The Speakers on the evening will be from Console and One Life  -  Services in Ireland dedicated to Suicide Bereavement.   All are Welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

IMPORTANT BOOKLET FROM IRISH CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE
A pastoral response from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to mark the first anniversary of the publication of the Pastoral Letter from Pope Benedict XV1 to the Catholics of Ireland is being made available at all the Masses to-day.  Booklets on the tables near the side doors

You shall be my Witnesses…”  Parish Preparation for Confirmation programme
The young people of the parish continue to prepare for Confirmation and this week their second session of the above Parish based programme takes place in Scoil Mhuire on Monday 21st March at 7.30 p.m.   This week they will explore in their groups the topic “What do I believe?”  They will explore in depth the Nicene Creed that we say at Mass each Sunday.  They will also talk about the people they know who influenced their belief.  When we say the Creed today maybe we can listen more carefully to what we are saying and also remember at Mass those who helped us grow in our Faith.
                                                                      Valerie Darby and Kay Burke, Co-ordinators

HOWTH-SUTTON YOUTH FUNDRAISER WALK
SATURDAY, 26 MARCH AT 3.30 PM

This 5 mile Howth-Sutton Youth Walk will take place next Saturday. Its purpose is to draw together young people from the four Christian Churches on the peninsula in order to raise funds for two needy causes- The Friends of the Orphans of Haiti and Barretstown Children’s Clinic. The walk, which should take about 2 hours, will commence following registration at the Methodist Church Hall, Church Road at 3.30pm.  The route will be over the hill at the Summit and will conclude at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Deerpark.   
This ecumenical initiative is to facilitate our youth in getting to know each other better, while at the same time exploring and expressing their Christian faith.                Howth Parish Youth Group

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

Scripture Readings for the Second Week of Lent
Monday 21st March
Dan 9: 4-10. Ps 78. Lk 6: 36-38
Tuesday 22nd March
Is 1:10, 16-20. Ps 49. Mt 23: 1-12
Wednesday 23rd March
Jer 18:18-20. Ps 30. Mt 20: 17-28
Thursday 24th March
Jer 17:5-10. Ps 1. Lk 16: 19-31
Friday 25th March
The Annunciation of the Lord Solemnity
Is 7:10-14, 8:10. Ps 39. Heb 10: 4-10. Lk 1: 26-38.
Saturday 26th March
Mic 7: 14-15, 18-20. Ps 102. Lk 15: 1-3, 11-32
Sunday 27th March
Ex 17:3-7. Ps 94. Rom 5:1-2, 5-8. Jn 4: 5-42

HOWTH PENINSULA HERITAGE SOCIETY – MARCH LECTURE
On Tuesday next, 22nd March at 8 p.m. Cian O’Carroll, Heritage Tourism Consultant, will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Club, West Pier, on ‘The Hunts of Howth and The Hunt Museum’  Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.

BRING BACK A SPARKLE TO YOUR MARRIAGE
You are married and love each other dearly but do you sometimes wonder if some of the sparkle and intimacy has become a bit dulled in your relationship?  Marriage Encounter is a weekend with a difference that helps spouses rediscover their joy of communicating at a deeper level and thereby grow in mutual understanding and love. It benefits couples whether only a few or many years married.   For dates, details and booking visit: www.marriageencounter.ie  or telephone (01) 832 4429

MASSES FOR LENT
Week-day Masses for Lent at 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. Monday to Friday and 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. on Saturdays.
Sunday Masses are as follows: Saturday Evening Vigil Mass at 7 o’clock; Sunday Morning 8.30; 10.30; and 12.00 noon.  Sunday Evening Mass at 7 o’clock.
This year there will be no week-day evening Mass in the Church Monday to Friday inclusive.
Instead we hope to have some Evening House Masses in different areas of the Parish between now and Palm Sunday.  Those who would like to have Mass celebrated in their homes are invited to contact the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or any of the Priests of the Parish.

MASS INTENTIONS 20th – 26th March
Sunday 20th March 2011
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 19th March)   Maureen Galligan
                                                           (5th Anniv.)
 8.30 a.m. Pat Dunleavy
10.30 a.m. Una, Christopher and Anthony
                                                                         Rickard
12.00 noon Brian Cahill (22nd Anniv.)
 7.00 p.m. Peggy Fitzsimons
Monday 21st March
 8.00 a.m. Thomas Thunder
10.00 a.m. Arthur Dixon (5th Anniv.)
Tuesday 22nd March
 8.00 a.m. Máiréad Flynn (Recently Deceased)
10.00 a.m. A Special Intention
Wednesday 23rd March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Michael and Mary Donnellan
Thursday 24th March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Máiréad Flynn
Friday 25th March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Saturday 26th March
10.00 a.m. 
11.00 a.m. Father Connla Breen (5th Anniv.)

PREPARING FOR THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
The preparation journey toward the Eucharistic Congress has been divided into four stages – GATHERING, WORD, EUCHARIST, MISSION - each reflecting on an aspect of Communion with Christ and one another as it is celebrated in the Eucharist and lived in our daily lives.  This Wednesday, 23rd March at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Centre, Saint Fintan’s Church, Sutton  Gathering – We are Called to Praise – using material provided by the Orlagh Retreat Centre.  Anyone interested in deepening their understanding of how Christ gathers us as a Eucharistic Community, is welcome to attend.  For more information contact James in Sutton Parish Office, Tel. 839 2001 or james.daly@dublindiocese.ie This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baptism Teams
We would like to have a few more volunteers for our Baptism team.  Training will take place locally.  For more information contact the Parish Office Tel. 839 7398

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28,  Fax: 806 3469
Mindfulness continues every Tuesday morning at 11.00 a.m. with Joe Clarke
Scripture Cou
rse continues Thursday 24th March
Presenter Lucho Alvarez.  Saint Matthew's Gospel
8.00 - 9.30 p.m.  All welcome.

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