Parish Newsletter 23rd December 2012

posted 3 Jan 2013, 02:30 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT                                                                           (51/12)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. to-day followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction.



Monday 24th Dec. 10.30 to 11.00 a.m., 11.30 a.m. to1.00 p.m. and 3.30 to 5.00 p.m.


Nativity Pageant

The children of the Parish will present a Nativity Pageant on Christmas Eve in the Church.  The Pageant, under the direction of Pat Guinan and the Family Mass Group, will be presented during the 7.00 p.m. Mass on Monday 24th December.



Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve with Children’s Nativity Pageant at 7.00 p.m.


Midnight Mass at 12 o’clock

Masses on Christmas morning at 8.30, 10.30 (Family Mass), and 12.00 noon

No evening Mass on Christmas Day

Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th December  One Mass in the Church at 11.00 a.m.



Our Special Ministers of the Eucharist will be bringing Holy Communion to those who are ill on Christmas morning after the 10.30 Family Mass.  Anybody with a relative or friend staying with them for Christmas and if that person cannot get to the Church, please let us know by contacting the Church Sacristy/Parish Office.  (Tel. 839 7398)  A Minister of the Eucharist will be happy to bring Holy Communion to the sick person.


World Day of Peace
The World Day of Peace 2013 will be celebrated in the Dublin Diocese at a special Mass in the Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion on Tuesday 1st January at 11.00 a.m.  The theme chosen by the Holy Father this year is “Blessed are the peacemakers”.


ANNUAL CHURCH UNITY WEEK     18th to 25th January 2013

Inauguration in Dublin will take place at an Interdenominational Service in the Church of Saint Thomas, Indian Orthodox Church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1 on Friday 18th January 2013 at 8.00 p.m.  The theme, “What does God require of us” was chosen by the Christian Communities in India.



Please remember in your prayers JOE MAXWELL who died last week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  We also pray for MICHAEL STAPLETON who has died.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  Your prayers are also asked for FLORENCE NEALON who died on Thursday.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May they rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS 23rd – 30th Dec. 2012

Sunday 23rd December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 22nd Dec.)          Joe Kidd

 8.30 a.m.                                         Laurence and Ellen Moore, Matthew Moore, Nancy Collins

10.30 a.m.                                        Tony Johnston (31st Anv)

12.00 noon                                        Pat Moore (5th )

 7.00 p.m.                                         The Magee Family

Monday 24th Dec.

11.00 a.m.                                         John Tracey (First Anv)

Wednesday 26th Dec.

11.00 a.m.                                          Brigid and Cormac O’Kelly

Thursday 27th Dec.

11.00 a.m.                                          Brigid McHugh

Friday 28th Dec.

11.00 a.m.                                           Patrick Dromgoole

Sunday 30th December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 29th Dec.)

10.30 a.m.                                            May Courtney

12.00 noon                                           Edward O’Shaughnessy

 7.00 p.m.                                            Cora Moore, Jack and Nellie Moore



Prosper Fingal would like to thank all those who have supported the set-up of their new service in Howth this year.  It is greatly appreciated.  Prosper Fingal provides supports and service to adults with intellectual disabilities in North County Dublin.  Located at 1 Emo House, Main Street, Howth, the service covers the Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle area and aims to link those we support with their own local community.

The Annual walk in aid of Suttonians R.F.C and the I.R.F.U Charitable Trust for seriously injured players takes place on Saturday 29th December (11.00 a.m.) from Suttonians R.F.C around the Hill of Howth.  Registration from 9.30 a.m. at Suttonians Club House.

The Howth Community Drama Group presents 'ANNIE – The Musical' from Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th January at 8.00 p.m. with a Matinee on Saturday 5th at 3.00p.m. in the School Hall, Howth Primary School.  Tickets €8 adult, €5 senior citizens and children, Family Ticket €20 - from Lua (Tel. 839 1538).  Please come, enjoy a great show and support your local community!



Sunday 16th December – First Collection  €970 and the SHARE Collection  €715



Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues: your generous support is much appreciated.


Scripture Readings for the Fourth Week of Advent

Monday 24th December

2 Sm7: 1-5,8-12,14,16. Ps 88:2-5, 27,29. Lk 1:67-79

Tuesday 25th December

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

Is 52: 7-10. Ps 97:1-6. Heb 1: 1-6. Jn 1: 1-18

Wednesday 26th December

Saint Stephen                 Feast

Acts 6: 8-10, 7:54-59. Ps 30:3-4,6, 8,16-17. Mt 10: 17-22

Thursday 27th December

Saint John                      Feast

1Jn1: 1-4. Ps 96: 1-2,5-6,11-12. Jn 20:2-8

Friday 28th December

The Holy Innocents                    Feast

1Jn1: 5-2:2. Ps 123: 2-5,7-8. Mt 2:13-18

Saturday 29th December

1 Jn2:3-11. Ps 95:1-3, 5-6. Lk2:22-35

Sunday 30th December

Year C: 1 Sm 1:20-22,24-28. Ps 83:2-3, 5-6,9-10.1 Jn 3:1-2,21-24. Lk2:41-52 or Eccles (Sir) 3:2-6,12-14. Ps 127:1-5. Col 3:12-21. Mt 2:13-15, 19-23


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read:

Monday 24 Dec 7pm         J Comiskey

Tuesday 25th December  12 Midnight  D. Gilroy

 8.30am                            D. O’Cathasaigh

10.30am                            Family Mass Reader

12 noon                             Sile Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Wednesday 26th 11.00am   J. Stewart

Thursday 27th 11.00am       M. Connaughton

Friday 28th  11.00am          J. Clarke

Saturday 29th 11.00am       V&L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 29th /30th Dec.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.             N. McCann

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                D. O’Cathasaigh/U.Kane

Sunday 10.30 a.m.              Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                  Sewell Family

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                S. Finnerty


Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28

 Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 15th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.


The Priests of the Parish wish you Peace and Joy this Christmas and every Blessing in the New Year

Brendan Houlihan

Kilian Brennan, C.C.

Raymond Molony.