Parish Newsletter 21st of August 2011

posted 21 Aug 2011, 12:40 by Lisa O'Neill

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time  (32/11)


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



The School re-opens on TUESDAY 30th August 2011 from 8.50 a.m. until 12.15 p.m. for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.

The School re-opens on TUESDAY 30th August 2011 from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon for new Junior Infants.

Telephone  832 3572    e-mail:



The Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER.   Cost - €50 - which includes return Coach, Lunch (Soup, Sandwich, Tea or Coffee) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Booking forms are available at the Parish Office/Sacristy after Sunday Masses and weekday mornings.


Tax Rebate on Donations to Parish.

Some time ago, the Finance Committee wrote to all parishioners who had made eligible donations to the parish in the years 2009 and 2010, about claiming from the Revenue Commissioners a rebate of tax on those donations.  The Committee thanks all those who have returned completed forms.  If there are parishioners who intend to participate in the tax rebate claim, but have not yet returned their completed forms, the Committee would be glad to receive their forms.  Forms can be returned to the Parish Office or any member of the Finance Committee.



If you would like to learn to play Bridge with a Qualified Teacher, classes will begin Thursday 29th September in Sutton Tennis Club.  Telephone Mary at 087-652 3245 for more information.


Howth-Sutton Horticultural Society - Autumn Show

The Autumn Show will take place between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm on Saturday 3rd September in St. Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, Baldoyle.  The show will feature a plant sale and a book/DVD/CD stall.  Teas/Coffees available.  Admission to the show : €2.00

For further details see



Please remember in your prayers JOSEPH JOEY’ Mc LOUGHLIN who has died.   The remains will arrive at the Church on Monday morning, 22nd August, for 11.30 a.m. Mass and not

10.00 a.m. as announced earlier.  We offer our sympathy to his family.

Kindly remember in your prayers ANGELINA SALVETA who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to her family.

We also pray for JAMES GREENE whose funeral took place on 8th August 2011.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May they rest in peace.


MASS INTENTIONS 21st – 28th August

Sunday 21st August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 20th August)   Gertrude Hanway

10.30 a.m.                    Patricia Doyle (nee Gaffney)

12.00 noon                   Sheila Rickard (2nd Anniv.)

 7.00 p.m.                    Nuala Reid

Friday 22nd  August

 8.00 a.m.                     A Special Intention

10.00 a.m.                     Patrick O’Shea (Birthday Remembrance)

Saturday 27th August

11.00 a.m.                     Jim Ryan

Sunday 28th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 27th August) Thomas Barrett

10.30 a.m.                     Christopher, Una and Anthony Rickard

12.00 noon                    Jack and Norah Brennan

 7.00 p.m.                     Donal Linehan (5th Anniv.)


Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth on Sunday 28th August  12 noon to 4.00 p.m.   Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Bring your own food or burgers on sale for €3  All welcome


Scripture Readings for the Twenty First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 22nd August

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Memorial

1 Thess 1:1-5, 8-10. Ps 149. Mt 23: 12-22

Tuesday 23rd August

1 Thess 2:1-8. Ps 138. Mt 23: 23-26

Wednesday 24th August

Saint Bartholomew    Feast

Apoc 21:9-14. Ps 144. Jn 1: 45-51

Thursday 25th August

1 Thess 3:7-13. Ps 89. Mt 24: 42-51

Friday 26th August

1 Thess 4:1-8. Ps 96. Mt 25: 1-13

Saturday 27th August

Saint Monica                   Memorial

1 Thess 4:9-11. Ps 97. Mt 25: 14-30

Sunday 28th August

Jer 20: 7-9. Ps 62. Rom 12: 1-2. Mt 16: 21 - 27

A Public Lecture by Fr Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ  - St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street on Tuesday, 30th August at 7.30 p.m.  Refreshments  afterwards  -  Cost: donation.


A new edition of the Roman Missal is being introduced this year.  What is the Roman Missal?

The term “Missal” refers to the book that contains all the prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass.  The scripture readings used at Mass are also part of the Missal but are published separately in the “Lectionary.”  The Missal is first written in Latin and this Latin text is then translated into the particular language of the people.  In this way, while the Mass may be celebrated in many languages across the Roman Catholic world, it is the same core Latin text that is being prayed by the Church.  In Ireland we have been using our current Missal since Saint Patrick’s Day 1975.  A new edition, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal, is coming into use in Ireland and in other English speaking countries in Autumn 2011.

Why are we getting a new edition of the Roman Missal?

The new edition of the Missal will come into full use over a period of time between September and the First Sunday of Advent 2011. The new edition is necessary for a number of reasons. Firstly, in the years since 1975 when our current Missal was published, a number of additional texts have been made available for use in the Mass. These include additional Eucharistic Prayers, some new Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Masses for over 20 new Feasts of Saints (for example St Pius of Pietrelcina – Padre Pio, Edith Stein, Maximillian Kolbe). These and other new material now need to go into the Missal so that they can be used in our celebrations.

Secondly, in recent years Rome gave new directions for the translation of the Latin texts. Translators were asked to make the English text follow more closely the original Latin in its wording and structure. They were also asked to strengthen the Biblical language and images in the texts and to re-introduce some theological vocabulary that may have been lost over years.

Across the English speaking world the new edition of the Roman Missal will, therefore, contain both new material and a new style of translation.

          prepared by the National Centre for Liturgy



Sunday 14th August – First Collection  €970 and the SHARE Collection  -   €725

Monday 15th August – The Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady - First Collection  €450 and the SHARE Collection  -   €325