Parish Newsletter 23rd of November 2014

posted 24 Nov 2014, 12:39 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 24 Nov 2014, 12:39 ]

Sunday 23rd November 2014

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King (46/14)


SPECIAL NOVEMBER MASS

MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THE PAST YEAR IN THE PARISH OF HOWTH

This Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 27th November at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Howth.  All are welcome.


CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME 2014/2015

“You shall be my Witnesses …”  Parish Preparation for Confirmation Programme

To-day at 10.30am Mass, we welcome the young people of the parish who will make their Confirmation next year.  They come to the Church with their families and will promise to take part in the Parish Preparation Programme “You shall be my Witnesses” which complements their school programme.  Let us as the parish community remember them in our prayers and give them any support we can.  We thank their parents and teachers and all who are supporting this programme


HOWTH PARISH REFORM AND RENEWAL GROUP

St. Columbanus Hall, Howth, 8.00pm Monday 24th November

Continuing the National Conversation  -  Review of the Mid-Term Report on the Special Synod on the Family.  All are welcome.


10.30am SUNDAY MASS

As part of the new musical initiative at the 10:30am Sunday Mass, Cantors are needed to lead the congregation for the Gospel Acclamation and the Our Father.  Training will be given if required.  Please contact Anne – 087-632 2727 if interested.


ADVENT AND FAMILY MASS

Advent begins next Sunday, 30th November, and the Family Mass Team have four special Masses planned for the four Sundays of Advent.  There are extra responsibilities for adults and children, such as lighting a candle on the Advent Wreath and carrying banners in the Entrance Procession.  Please chat to any member of the team before or after 10.30am Mass, to get involved.  We look forward to celebrating Advent together and making Christmas extra special.



DEATH OF PEADAR MACCANNA

The death has taken place this week of one of Howth’s great community leaders, Peadar MacCanna.  Peadar has left a great legacy in the wonderful facilities now available to all our children and adults at Beann Eadair GAA.  His funeral took place in Sutton yesterday, Saturday (22nd November).  Our sympathy is extended to his wife Carmel, children Deirdre, Niamh, Niall, Peadar Jnr and extended family.


OUR DEAD

Please remember in your prayers, JOAN MORAN, (Brymore Nursing Home) who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  We also pray for DEIRDRE LACY who has died.  We offer our sympathy to her Brother Christopher and all the family.  May they rest in peace.




Scripture Readings – 34th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 24th Nov

Ss Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions Memorial

Apoc 14:1-5. Ps 23:1-6, R/ cf v6. Lk 21:1-4.

Tuesday 25th Nov

St. Catherine of Alexandria

Apoc 14:14-19. Ps 95:10-13,R/ v13. Lk 21:5-11

Wednesday 26th Nov

Apoc 15:1-4. Ps 97:1-3,7-9, R/ Apoc 15:3. Lk 21:12-19

Thursday 27th Nov

St. Fergal

Apoc 18:1-2,21-23, 19:1-3,9. Ps 99:2-5, R/ Apoc 19:9. Lk 21:20-28

Friday 28th Nov

Apoc 20:1-4,11-21:2. Ps 83:3-6,8, R/ Apoc 21:3. Lk 21:29-33

Saturday 29th Nov

Apoc 22:1-7. Ps 94:1-7, R/ 1 Cor 16:22; Apoc 22:20. Lk 21:34-36

Sunday 30th Nov

First Sunday of Advent

Is 63:16-17. 64:1,3-8. Ps 79:2-3, 15-16,18-19, R/v4. 1 Cor 1:3-9. Mk 13:33-37


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation will resume on Tuesday mornings in St. Columbanus Hall, Tuesday 25th November, from 11.00am to 12noon, every week.  Tomorrow evening, (Monday, 24th Nov.), Meditation will not take place as there is a meeting in the Parish Hall.  Meditation on Monday evenings will resume on 1st December at 7.30 p.m.  All are welcome.


SUTTON FLOWER CLUB is holding  their Christmas Gala “T’was the night before Christmas” in the Marine Hotel, on Wednesday 26th November at 8.00pm  Tickets €15 available from Yvonne O’Neill on 085-766 3668.  Proceeds from the night in aid of Howth/Sutton Meals on Wheels and The Motor Neurone Association.


Table Quiz for Charity

The annual Table Quiz in aid of Howth-Sutton Lions Club charities will be held on Thursday, 27th November at 8.00pm in the Marine Hotel, Sutton.  Tables of 4-6 persons @ €12 per person.  Quiz and raffle prizes galore.  Your support is most appreciated. For more information call Tom at 087- 679 9242



BIBLE STUDY GROUP   -   Saint John’s Gospel

Howth Parish Bible Study Group will meet on Friday 28th Nov in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  



CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 16th Nov – First Collection  €875 and the Share collection   - €710



MASS INTENTIONS 23rd – 30th Nov

Sunday 23rd Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 22nd Nov) Willie Sherry

10.30am William ‘Son’ McLoughlin Lost at Sea (52nd Anv)

12 noon Frank Matthews (First Anv)

Mon 24th Nov

10.00am Anne Guinan (37th Anv)

Tues 25th Nov

8.00am May Thunder

10.00am Bill Howarth (Anv)

Fri 28th Nov

10.00am Richard Lappin (First Anv)

Sat. 29th Nov

10.00am Pierce O’Shea (4th Anv)

Sunday 30th Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 29th Nov) Seán Ryan

8.30am Dr. Joe Fernandez (Month’s Mind)

10.30am Deceased members of the Malone Family

12 noon Robert Hennessy (5th Anv)


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

24th – 28th Nov

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 24th – 29th Nov

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 29/30 Nov

Saturday 7.00pm E. Stewart

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh / V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon B. Morgan


HOWTH PENINSULA HERITAGE SOCIETY  -  NOVEMBER LECURE

On Tuesday 25th November at 8.00pm PAT MURPHY will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The story of the ASGARD”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.


CHRISTMAS CAROLS CONCERT

St Fintan’s Church, Sutton will host their Annual Carols Concert on Wednesday 10th December at 7.30pm.  The junior and senior choirs from Sutton will be joined this year by choirs from Baldoyle and Howth for a gala night with guests, Mary Callan Clarke and Christopher O'Shea (Palestrina Choir) and M.C. Ian Dempsey.  All are welcome.