Parish Newsletter 23rd January 2011

posted 7 Jun 2011, 17:52 by A Clarke

Sunday 23rd January 2011
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time         (04/11)

The Parish of Sutton will host a CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING EVENING on MONDAY 31st JANUARY at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Centre, Saint Fintan’s Church, Sutton.  The meeting will be facilitated by the Dublin Diocesan Child Protection Service.  All those involved in working with children and young people are invited to attend.  Please leave your name and contact telephone number into the Sacristy or contact Barbara in the Parish Office Tel. 839 7398.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28,  Fax: 806 3469
Check us out via the parish website for further details of events or see the Website:
For Quiet time or to join one of the retreats as a resident or non-resident, Tel.  832 2228

Mindfulness Course continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.

Scripture Course recommences on Thursday 27th January at 8.00 p.m. (DVD to be shown on Saint Matthew's Gospel)

Books/CD’s that Touch the Soul
- Wednesday 26th January 8.00 p.m.
This meeting will use the CD by Richard Rohr “The Paradox of Power”.  Please call Phyllis at Stella Maris Tel. 832 2228 for a free CD copy in advance of the meeting.
Next month's book:  Door to Silence by John Main will be available to buy in Stella Maris on Wednesday night (26th Jan.)
Please read beforehand and come and share

Introduction to Tai Chi - 'moving meditation', a combination of very gentle movements and visualizations.
Sunday 6th February - 11.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Soup/brown bread, tea/coffee provided or bring a packed lunch.   Cost: €40

This Course continues on Monday 7th February - Vatican II: Reform and Renewal.
Monday 14th February - Post Vatican II: Change, Acceptance and Resistance.
Monday 21st February - Does Morality have a future?  Presented by Ms Áilín Doyle.
Áilín, a parishioner, lectured for a number of years in Moral Theology in The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy.
Venue: St. Columbanus Hall   Time: 8 - 9.15 p.m. each evening.  All welcome

Scripture Readings for the Third Week in Ordinary Time
Monday 24th January
Saint Francis de Sales  Memorial
Heb 9:15, 24-28. Ps 97. Mk 3: 22-30
Tuesday 25th January
The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle  Feast
Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9: 1-22. Ps 116. Mk 16: 15-18
Wednesday 26th January
Saints Timothy and Titus Memorial
2 Tim 1:1-8 or Tit 1: 1-5. Ps 95. Lk 10: 1-9
Thursday 27th January
Heb 10:19-25. Ps 23. Mk 4: 21-25
Friday 28th January
Saint Thomas Aquinas    Memorial
Heb 10:32-39. Ps 36. Mk 4: 26-34
Saturday 29th January
Heb 11:1-2, 8-19. Ps Lk 1:69-75. Mk 4: 35-41
Sunday 30th January
Zeph 2:3, 3:12-13. Ps 145. 1 Cor 1: 26-31. Mt 5: 1-12.


Dr. John Bell of the Iona Community is coming to Ireland at the beginning of February for the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Clergy Conference.  John Bell, a member of the Wild Geese Resource Group, is a well known hymn writer and has spoken on a number of occasions in Ireland.

John Bell will be in Saint Mary’s Parish in Howth on Saturday morning, 5th February, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  He will be conducting a Workshop on MUSIC IN WORSHIP in Saint Mary’s Parish Centre.  The Workshop will be open to organists, choirs and those with an interest in singing hymns.  Tea and Coffee will be provided and an offering will be taken towards expenses.

Next Sunday 30th January at our Family Mass (10.30) we will be celebrating the Feast of St. Brigid with song, story and tradition.  On the following Sunday, 6th February we will celebrate Spring with the theme of the Mass being "light". Come and join us and feel refreshed in Springtime!

We welcome Ethan Patrick O'Beirne who was baptised on 9th January and Megan and Alexandra Tighe and Conor Love who were baptised on 16th January.  We congratulate their parents, godparents and extended families.

MASS INTENTIONS 23rd – 29th January
Sunday 23rd January 2011
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 22nd January) Jack Reid
                  (4th Anniv.) and Doreen Reid (14th Anniv.)
 8.30 a.m. 
10.30 a.m. May Courtney (Month’s Mind)
12.00 noon Stephen Costello (8th Anniv.)
 7.00 p.m. Keith Reid (9th Anniv.)
Monday 24th January
 8.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Tuesday 25th January
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 26th January
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Desmond Tate (Recently Deceased)
Thursday 27th January
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Friday 28th January
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. James O’Leary
Saturday 29th January
10.00 a.m. Doris Denvir (5th Anniv.)
11.00 a.m. Catherine Gaffney

A meeting of the above group has been arranged for tomorrow evening, Monday 24th January at 8.00 p.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall.  Items for discussion:- 1. The Apostolic Visitation
2. Acts of the Apostles, Discussion Groups.

On Tuesday next, 25th January at 8 p.m. Prof. Terry Barry, TCD will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Club, West Pier, on ‘Castles of North County Dublin’  Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.

Applications for Junior Infants enrolment for the School Year 2011 – 2012 are welcome.  Closing date for applications is Monday 28th February 2011.  The School can be contacted at 01-832 3572, Fax: 01-832 3572 and email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Keep Fit with the local Guild of the Irish Country Womens’ Association every Friday in Saint Columbanus Hall from 12 noon to 1.00 p.m.