Parish Newsletter 24th April 2011

posted 7 Jun 2011, 18:02 by A Clarke

Sunday 24th April 2011
EASTER SUNDAY         (17/11)

EASTER MONDAY
Mass at 11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers. 
Tuesday to Friday inclusive: Mass at 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. as usual.

Howth Parish Pastoral Council

At our recent meeting we heard positive feedback from the Suicide Awareness - a Community Response event.  Thanks again to all who helped out on that night.

The PPC members were well represented at the Deanery/Cluster meeting in Clonliffe at the end of March.  We had the opportunity to discuss with PPC members from Baldoyle, Sutton and Bayside on 'What is Church, do we really need it?  We then had a presentation from Fr. Michael Drumm on 'Church'.  There will be another meeting in May.

Fr. Michael Drumm also chaired a fact-finding meeting in Maynooth on the future role of the Church in schools.  One PPC member kindly travelled to Maynooth to be part of that discussion.

The sub-committee working on the parish website have transferred the website to a different 'host-site' which will be financially cheaper for the parish and will ensure that the website gets a yearly update from that host site.  Further details down the line.

The PPC is exploring a way of using the Parish Radio as a means of communicating news with parishioners who are housebound or who don't have a computer.
                                                                                           Phyllis Behan r.s.c.


OUR DEAD
Please remember in your prayers Peter Van Aart who has died.  The remains will arrive at the Church at 11.20 a.m. on Tuesday morning (26th April) for 11.30 a.m. Mass and afterwards to Saint Fintan’s Cemetery.  Our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.


Many thanks for Easter Dues received – your generous support is much appreciated.


THE PRIESTS OF THE PARISH WISH YOU THE PEACE, JOY AND HOPE OF EASTER DAY.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KINDNESS.


Scripture Readings for the Easter Octave
Monday 25th April
Acts 2: 14, 22-33. Ps 15. Mt 28: 8-15
Tuesday 26th April
Acts 2: 36-41. Ps 32. Jn 20: 11-18
Wednesday 27th April
Acts 3: 1-10. Ps 104. Lk 24: 13-35
Thursday 28th April
Acts 3: 11-26. Ps 8. Lk 24: 35-48
Friday 29th April
Acts 4: 1-12. Ps 117. Jn 21: 1-14
Saturday 30th April
Acts 4: 13-21. Ps 117. Mk 16: 9-15
Sunday 1st May
Acts 2: 42-47. Ps 117. 1 Pet 1: 3-9. Jn 20: 19-31

Thanks to all who contributed to the cost of the flowers for the decoration of the Altar for Easter.
Many thanks also to all who assisted with the Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
The 11 o’clock Mass on Saturday, 7th May, will be the First Holy Communion Mass for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School, Scoil Mhuire.  We remember them in our prayers. 

CONFIRMATION IN HOWTH
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the pupils of 6th Class, Howth Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, on Friday 28th May at 11.00 a.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.

SUTTON FLORAL ART GROUP
The Sutton Floral Art Group meet on the last Wednesday of every month in the Marine Hotel, Sutton.  This month’s Floral Demonstration will take place on Wednesday 27th April at 8.00 p.m. with Yvonne O’Neill.  Visitors are welcome and admission is €7  For more information, telephone Marie at 839 1815


MASS INTENTIONS 24th – 30th April
Sunday 24th April 2011
8.30 a.m. Christy Magee
10.30 a.m. Ettie Finnerty
12.00 noon John Killeen
 7.00 p.m. Agnes Kelly (Second Anniv.)
Monday 25th April
11.00 a.m. Catherine Dromgoole
Tuesday 26th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Michael Clancy (7th Anniv.)
11.30 a.m. Funeral – Peter Van Aart
Wednesday 27th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Thursday 28th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Henry and Ann Gaynor
                                                  and Tom Gaynor
Friday 29th April
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Saturday 30th April
10.00 a.m. Mary McGinn (Second Anniv.)
11.00 a.m. Mary Mulhall (First Anniv.)

HOWTH PENINSULA HERITAGE SOCIETY – APRIL LECTURE
On Tuesday next, 26th April at 8 p.m. Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Club, West Pier, on ‘Howth & the 1911 Census’  Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All are welcome.

Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations in Kilbarrack Church on May 1st honouring Pope John Paul II.  Service begins at 2.30 p.m. Mass at 4.00 p.m. Confessions will be available.  All very welcome.

RECENT BAPTISMS
The parish community warmly welcomes Christabel Marguerite Lynch, Cillian John O'Brien and Sarah Jean Yates who were baptised on the 17th April.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and their extended families.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Portmarnock Musical and Dramatic Society presents Jesus Christ Superstar in Portmarnock Community School April 26th to 30th at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets €15.00 Bookings 087-764 1502

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