Parish Newsletter 23 September 2012

posted 25 Sept 2012, 03:56 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 25 September 2012

TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                      (37/12)



The Annual Collection for CROSSCARE—the Social Care Agency of the Dublin Diocese - will be made at all Masses THIS weekend

It will replace the normal SHARE Collection

 CROSSCARE is involved in a wide variety of social projects in the Archdiocese of Dublin. 

Since it was founded 70 years ago CROSSCARE has continued to seek to redress poverty and social exclusion.   It continues to develop new and innovative programmes and to sponsor new research to help inform policies on combating poverty and exclusion.  In reaching out to those most in need CROSSCARE operates 11 programmes throughout the Diocese.


“You Shall be my Witnesses…”   Post-Confirmation Programme

A follow-up programme to “You Shall be my Witnesses…” the parish based Preparation for Confirmation Programme will commence on Monday 24th September from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. in Scoil Mhuire, Howth.  There will be a meeting each month during the school year.  This is open to all those who have been Confirmed in the past three years.  This will be an opportunity for the young people to meet up again with their friends from primary school and to discuss the changes they are going through and the issues that concern them now.  While engaging in fun activities, music, art, games and community projects we hope to help them to develop their faith within the parish community.  Each session will end with a prayer and small snack.  We hope that you will encourage any young person now in first, second or third year to attend.  For further information contact the Parish Office 839 7398


Emmaus Vocation Journey: Who?  It is for any young man, (18-35 or so) who wants to reflect on the calling to priesthood.  What? You are invited to set aside four mornings, (beginning at 11.00am and ending around 2.30pm), and one weekend, between October 2012 and March 2013 to take part in a journey of discernment (decision making which is rooted in faith).  In a city centre venue each of the mornings will include: some quiet prayer using the Scriptures, a short presentation on a theme related to vocation, followed by discussion, the Mass, a light meal.  Topics for discussion include: What is a vocation? Prayer and Vocation, Priest Vocation Stories, Maynooth Seminary Weekend, and a final discussion on the way forward.  The Emmaus Vocation Journey is designed to allow the participants to form a kind of faith-community, in which each person will be supported by the others in the process of discernment.  For that reason, participants are invited to make a commitment to the whole programme.  How to apply?  If you would like to take part in this course please contact: Fr John Gilligan: or check out our website:



Following on from the International Eucharistic Congress and the great interest shown in adult faith development as well as the imminent Year of Faith (beginning October 11th), the parish in Sutton are exploring the possibility of starting up a Bible Study Group. The aim of the Group is to give people an opportunity to learn about Scripture and in so doing deepen their understanding of how the Word of God is alive and active in their lives.  The sessions will also give people an opportunity to meet in a relaxed friendly environment and support each other as they grow in faith together.  For further information, please contact James in Sutton Parish Office – Tel. 839 2001.


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


Mindfulness with Joe Clarke resumes on Tuesday 25th September at 11.00 am.  Cost: Donation.  All are welcome.



MASS INTENTIONS  23rd – 30th September 2012

Sunday 23rd September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 22nd Sept.)   Jimmy White (11th Anv)

 8.30 a.m.                                         A Special Intention

10.30 a.m.                                        Nora Recks (First Anv)

12.00 noon                                      Molly McGeehan (19th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                        John Hunt (16th Anv)

Monday 24th September

 8.00 a.m.                                        Peggy Cashel

10.00 a.m.                                       John Ruxton and Anne Ruxton

Wednesday 26th September

10.00 a.m.                                       Christy Magee (Birthday Remembrance)

Friday 28th September

10.00 a.m.                                       Peter and Elizabeth Byrne

Saturday 29th September

10.00 a.m.                                       Mary Fitzpatrick

Sunday 30th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 29th Sept.)   Mary Connor and Ettie Finnerty

10.30 a.m.                                       Thomas Gaffney

12.00 noon                                     Deceased Members of Dublin Walking Club

 7.00 p.m.                                        Des Cullen (10th Anv)



On Tuesday next, 25th September at 8.00p.m. Dermot Quinn will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’Tennis in the history of Howth Peninsula’ Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All welcome. 


Do you remember St Michael & Johns Church?: Smock Alley theatre (formerly St Michael and Johns, Exchange St, D8) are asking people to contact them if they have stories, photos, other memorabilia from the time of St Michaels.  The stories and photos will form part of an exhibition.  Please call 01 677 0014 or email with 'St Michaels' in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is November 16th.


Pobalscoil Neasáin Bayside/Baldoyle

Open Evening

Wednesday 26th September    7.15 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Information meeting for prospective parents and students from 6th and 5th class at Primary School.

Telephone: 806 3092



Mindfullness Meditation

A Mindfulness Course begins Monday 1st October at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall facilitated by Joe Clarke.  Cost: Donation.

All are welcome.


Information Evening

Thursday 27th September    7.00 to 9.00 p.m.

Girls from 4th 5th and 6th classes (Primary School) and their parents are invited to attend Tel. 833 1507


Scripture Readings for the Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 24th September

Prov3: 27-34. Ps 14:2-5, R/ v1 Lk 8:16-18

Tuesday 25th September

Prov21: 1-6, 10-13. Ps 118:1, 27, 30, 34-35, 44, R/ v35 Lk 8:19-21

Wednesday 26th September

Prov30: 5-9. Ps 118:29, 72, 89,101,104,163, R/ v105 Lk 9:1-6

Thursday 27th September

Saint Vincent depaul       Memorial

Eccles(Qoh) 1:2-11. Ps 89: 3-6, 12-14, 17,R/v1. Lk 9:7-9

Friday 28th September

Eccles(Qoh) 3:1-11. Ps 143: 1-4,R/v1. Lk 9:18-22

Saturday 29th September

Ss. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael  Feast

Dan 7:9-10, 13-14. or Apoc 12:7-12. Ps 137: 1-5, R/ v1. Jn 1:47-51

Sunday 30th September

Num 11: 25-29. Ps 18:8, 10, 12-14, R/ v9. Jas 5: 1-6. Mk 9: 38-43, 45,47-48



The Parish Reform and Renewal Group will meet tomorrow evening, Monday 24th September at 8.00 pm in St. Columbanus Hall.  The topic for discussion is the draft ‘Statement of Objectives’ published recently by the Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI).  Copies of the ‘Statement of Objectives’ will be available at the back of the Church.  The document is also available on the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) Website.  ALL WELCOME.



Top class theatre returns to Howth Golf Club on Friday, 28th September, when Burnmatt Theatre Co presents "An Evening with Oscar Wilde".  Oscar Wilde was perhaps Ireland’s greatest wit and the evening will feature excerpts from Wilde’s most successful works “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Dorian Grey” “Lady Windermere’s Fan”, “Reading Gaol”, etc.  All welcome. Tickets €15 at Tel. 832 3055.



To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Church, a special Concelebrated Solemn Mass (Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Soloists, Choir and Orchestra) will take place on Sunday 7th October at 12.00 noon, in St. Fintan's Church, Sutton.  This promises to be a wonderful occasion and we invite you all to join us in this joyous celebration.




Sunday 16th September – First Collection  €845 and the Share collection   €635