Parish Newsletter 22nd of June 2014

posted 21 Jun 2014, 13:32 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 21 Jun 2014, 13:32 ]

Sunday 22nd June 2014

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) (24/14)


To-day -  Sunday, the 10.30am Family Mass will be a special celebration of the family and all the children who have received Sacraments this year.  We look forward to welcoming everyone to this special Mass and refreshments afterwards in St. Columbanus Hall.


Next Sunday is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.  A special collection for Pope Francis and the Papal charities will take place at all Masses next weekend, Sat 28th June/Sun 29th June.  This collection replaces the SHARE collection.

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

Stella Maris Retreat Centre Baily Howth Tel. 832 22 28


E-mail –


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 – Limited places.

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


The first annual Evangelium Conference to be held in Ireland will take place from 4th to 6th July at St. Patrick's College Maynooth.

Conference Theme: Explaining the Catholic Faith in the Modern World.

* dynamic talks by excellent speakers

* opportunities to socialise with other young people who share your faith

* discuss and talk informally with our speakers

* daily Mass and Divine Office

* opportunities for sport and evening entertainment

For more details, please contact


Please remember in your prayers, PATRICK ‘Paddy’ O’CONNOR who died on Friday.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Marie and all the family.  Funeral Mass will take place on Monday 23rd June at 11.00am and thereafter to St. Mary’s Cemetery.  May he rest in peace.

Scripture Readings – 12th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 23rd June

2 Kg 17:5-8,13-15,18. Ps 59:3-5,12-13, R/ v7. Mt 7:1-5

Tuesday 24th June

The Nativity of St John the Baptist

Is 49:1-6. Ps 138:1-3,13-15, R/ v14. Acts 13:22-26. Lk 1:57-66,80

Wednesday 25th June

2 Kg 22:8-13, 23:1-3. Ps 118:33-37, 40, R/ v33. Mt 7:15-20

Thursday 26th June

2 Kg 24:8-17. Ps 78:1-5,8-9, R/ v9. Mt 7:21-29

Friday 27th June

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Deut7:6-11. Ps 102:1-4, 6-8,10,R/v17. Jn 4:7-16.Mt 11: 25-30

Saturday 28th June

Lam 2:2,10-14,18-19. Ps 73:1-7,20-21, R/v19. Mt 8:5-17

Sunday 29th June

Ss Peter and Paul

Acts 12:1-11. Ps 33:2-9, R/ v5, alt R/v8. 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18. Mt 16:13-19

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Mon. 23rd June, in St. Columbanus Hall at 7.30pm.

Mindfulness with Joe Clarke Tuesday 24th June in St. Columbanus Hall from 11.00am to 12 noon.



On Tuesday 24th June at 8.00pm Ian Robertson will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The Jameson Whiskey Family History”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL - Thursday 14th  July to Sunday 1st August

Cistercian College, Mount Saint Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.  This is the biggest young Catholic event in Ireland and is not to be missed.  There will be free buses available from all around the country. More details shortly on

MASS INTENTIONS 22nd – 29th June

Sunday 22nd June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 21st June)  Annie and Jack Sherry

10.30am Jack McKenna (11th Anv)

12 noon Richard ‘Bun’ Martin and Catherine ‘Lena’ Martin

Mon 23rd June

10.00am Charlie O’Neill (Recently Deceased)

11.00am Funeral – Paddy O’Connor

Sunday 29th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 28th June)  Denny Mulhall (2nd Anv.) and his Son, Brian Mulhall

10.30am Vera & Benny Malone, Eileen & Jim Lantry

12 noon James and Kay Hannon


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 23rd - 27th June

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday B. Milton

Friday J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 23rd – 28th June

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 28/29 June

Saturday 7.00pm B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh & Aine

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon D. Gilroy


Volunteers required urgently: St.Clare’s Conference serves the Priorswood Area (Coolock)and are currently looking for new members to join the visiting teams in addition to one new member to act as Treasurer, as the current Treasurer is retiring at the end of this year- this position is a no-visiting role, ideally with some computer skills.  This is a pro-active Conference which hosts a special Learning for Life educational programme for children of the families they visit.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact:  Kay Burke – Tel. 087-974 9005


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Sara-Jane Shannon and Amelie Gabriella Richardson who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grand parents, God Parents and extended family.


Sunday 15th June – First Collection  €765 and the SHARE collection  - €590