Parish Newsletter 24th of July 2011

posted 24 Jun 2011, 05:21 by Lisa O'Neill

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (30/11)

 

TRÓCAIRE EMERGENCY APPEAL

HELP THE PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, KENYA AND ETHIOPIA

In Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, all the classic indications of famine are starkly visible: people moving from their homes, the emergence of serious levels of malnutrition now estimated at five times the emergency threshold, and the sale and death of livestock, the most important asset for these communities.

The Irish Bishops have decided to hold a collection in churches to respond to the plight of millions suffering from the devastating effects of drought in East Africa.

This collection will replace the usual Share collection and will be taken up at all Masses in the Diocese this week-end.  Despite the severe economic difficulties in our own country, any assistance you can give to this collection would be much appreciated.  Copies of the Archbishop’s letter are available on the tables at the exits in the Church.

                                                                                  + Diarmuid Martin

                                                                   Archbishop of Dublin

 

FR. MICHAEL COONEY - THIRD ANNIVERSARY MASS

The 10.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday – 31st July, will be an Anniversary Mass for Fr. Michael Cooney who died on 9th July 2008.  His brother, Father Brendan Cooney, will celebrate this Mass.

 

VOLUNTEERS TO LOOK AFTER OUR CHURCH

As already announced, Rita Barrett and Bernice Farren have retired from looking after our Church for the last thirty years.  Once again, we wish to acknowledge their kindness and dedication to this important work.  
We are asking for volunteers to help us maintain the beautiful building that has been passed on to us. It is important that we have our Church looking well for Masses, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.
If you are interested in helping out, you will be very welcome.  You can contact Barbara at the Parish Office Tel. 839 7398.  Many thanks.

 

HOWTH PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

The Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER.   Cost - €50 - which includes return Coach, Lunch (Soup, Sandwich, Tea or Coffee) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Booking forms are available at the Parish Office/Sacristy after Sunday Masses and weekday mornings.

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS 24th – 31st July

Sunday 24th July 2011

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 23rd July)   Brendan Reid

                                                   (First Anniv.)

10.30 a.m.                     Tony McLoughlin

                                       (12th Anniv.)

12.00 noon                    Niall O’Brien (9th Anniv)

 7.00 p.m.                     Ann Ruxton (14th Anniv)

Tuesday 26th July      

10.00 a.m.                     Louis Vincent Hyland

Wednesday 27th July

10.00 a.m.                     Liam Sweeney

                                       (5th Anniv)

Thursday 28th July     

 8.00 a.m.                     Brendan Gradwell

10.00 a.m.                     Mona Menton

                                       (7th Anniv.)

Sunday 31st July

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 30th July)   John Sugrue

                                                   (11th Anniv.)

10.30 a.m.                     Fr. Michael Cooney

                                        (3rd Anniv.)

12.00 noon                    Michael Creenane

                                       (16th Anniv)

 7.00 p.m.                     Harry and Brigid

                                       Howard

 

SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT de PAUL - Annual Clothing Appeal

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal.  The appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bed-clothes, curtains and shoes.  Bags will be distributed on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2011.  The collection of the bags will take place on Sunday 14th August DURING THE MORNING MASSES ONLY.  The Society is conscious of the tremendous support given by the Parishioners of this Parish over the years and thank you most sincerely on behalf of those you have helped.

 
DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 7th – 12th September 2011
This pilgrimage will be under the leadership of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.  Application forms for the Special Section for the Sick under the care of volunteer doctors, nurses and helpers travelling with the pilgrimage are available from: Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.  Tel. 808 7555 or 
837 6820
 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 17th July – First Collection  €875 and the SHARE Collection   -   €640

Your support is much appreciated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scripture Readings for the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 25th July

Saint James, Apostle      Feast

2 Cor 4:7-15. Ps 125. Mt 20: 20-28

Tuesday 26th July

Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary         Memorial

Ex 33: 7-11, 34:5-9, 28. Ps 102. Mt 13: 36-43

Wednesday 27th July

Ex 34: 29-35. Ps 98. Mt 13: 44-46

Thursday 28th July

Ex 40: 16-21, 34-38. Ps 83. Mt 13: 47-53

Friday 29th July

Saint Martha      Memorial

1 Jn 4:7-16. Ps 33. Jn 11: 19-27 or Lk 10: 38-42.

Saturday 30th July

Lev 25: 1, 8-17. Ps 66. Mt 14: 1-12

Sunday 31st July

Is 55: 1-3. Ps 144. Rom 8: 35, 37-39. Mt 14: 13-21

 

CONCERT ORCHESTRA FROM ABERDEEN TO VISIT HOWTH IN AUGUST

We look forward to welcoming the Grampian Concert Orchestra to Howth in August.  The orchestra, which was founded in 1998 is an established part of the Grampian music scene in the north east of Scotland.  The members are amateur musicians from many different backgrounds and are a mixture of students, retired, working and non-working people who have a common passion for making music and sharing it with others.  On Sunday 7th August, the orchestra will present an evening of classical music in the Church (time to be decided).  If you would like to help plan and prepare for this event, please contact the Parish Office – Tel. 839 7398

 

TIMES OF SUNDAY MASSES IN OUR CHURCH:-

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass at

7 o’clock

Sunday Morning     8.30; 10.30; and 12.00 noon

Sunday Evening     Mass at 7 o’clock

 

Weekdays: Monday - Friday

8.00 and 10.00 a.m.

 

Saturdays: 10.00 and 11.00 a.m.

 

 

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