Parish Newsletter 27 March 2011

posted 7 Jun 2011, 18:00 by A Clarke

Sunday 27th March 2011
Third Sunday of Lent        (13/11)
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this afternoon from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.
Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction will follow at 5 o’clock.  All welcome.

First Holy Communion Mass of Preparation – Sunday 3rd April – Mother’s Day - 10.30 a.m.
To celebrate Mother's day, in conjunction with the fifth Mass of preparation for our Holy Communion children, we invite all the children (and adults too!) to bring a photo of their Mum to Mass next Sunday.  These special photos will be used to create a photographic montage which will be placed at the foot of the altar at the beginning of Mass.  So come early and have your Mum included!  All mothers will be included in the prayers in a very special way next Sunday

You shall be my Witnesses…”  Parish Preparation for Confirmation programme
The young people are now half way through their parish based preparation for Confirmation Programme.  The third session takes place tomorrow evening, Monday, 28th March in Scoil Mhuire at 7.30 p.m.  They are also working hard in school with their teacher Ms Audrey Clarke in preparation for the important day.  At this session they explore the question - How can I be a Christian?  They look at how the gifts of the Holy Spirit will help them in the challenging task.  How often are we aware of the Gifts of the Spirit as we go about the daily business of being as good as we can be?   Which of the gifts – Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgement, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, Wonder and Awe in God’s Presence – do we unwrap every day or sometimes do we just leave them in their packages unopened?  Which gift can we unwrap this day?
                                                                          Valerie Darby and Kay Burke, Co-ordinators

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28,  Fax: 806 3469
Mindfulness Course
continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.
Books that Touch the Soul   Thursday 31st March 8.00 p.m.
“What is the point of being a Christian” by Timothy Radcliffe
Please read beforehand and come and share.  The book is available in Stella Maris or Veritas.
Wednesday 6th April
10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.  Cost: €40. The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place   Tel. 087 622 6620

Morning Masses at 8.00 and 10.00.  Evening Mass at 8 o’clock.  All the Masses on the first Friday of the month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.

Sutton Parish Book Club will meet on Wednesday April 6th at 8pm in the Parish Centre, Saint Fintan’s Church for an informal chat and discussion about their Lenten Book of the Month – The Return of The Prodigal Son, by Henri Nouwen.  If you are interested please contact James in Sutton Parish Office Tel. 839 2001.

SUICIDE AWARENESS - a community response.
Last Monday we had an excellent evening's presentation on the topic of suicide awareness.  Thanks to Deirdre Staveley, a counsellor /psychotherapist from Howth, to Colette Lynskey, counselling co-ordinator from Console, and to Jamie Blandford from Howth Coastguard for a very informative, insightful and compassionate presentation of this rather tragic subject.
Helpful leaflets/telephone numbers are now in the Church and the Parish office should anyone wish to seek further help.
The Parish Pastoral Council wishes to say 'thank you' to all who helped to promote this event, and to all who helped on the night itself.                                  Phyllis Behan r.s.c.

The Peninsula Society Charity Committee is holding a Bridge Morning in aid of C.R.Y. (Cardiac Risk in the Young) on Friday, 1st April at
10.00 a.m. in Howth Golf Club.  Entrance €10 includes Tea/Coffee and homemade cake.  Tickets available from Marie Soye, 8325571 and Malak O'Connor 8393915.

This timely conference, drawing together a wonderfully diverse and experienced group of profound thinkers: theologians, psychotherapists, pastoral workers and social critics, seeks to reflect deeply on the implications of the Ryan and Murphy reports for the Irish Church. Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th April Milltown Institute, Sandford Road Ranelagh, Dublin 6   Tel. 277 6300

MASS INTENTIONS 27th March – 2nd April
Sunday 27th March 2011
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 26th March) Barry Dunne
                                                          (5th Anniv.)
 8.30 a.m. Martin and Anastasia Fox
10.30 a.m. Brian Fagan (2nd Anniv.)  and
                                                 Lorna Fagan Oloffson
12.00 noon Jack Brennan (2nd Anniv.)
 7.00 p.m. Kathleen and George McLoughlin,
                          Brigid Pickup and Annie Fadenbauer
Monday 28th March
 8.00 a.m. Seán Russell
10.00 a.m. Fr. Michael Lee (1st Anniv.)
Tuesday 29th March
 8.00 a.m. Sophie Murray
10.00 a.m. Tom and Lily Doolin
Wednesday 30th March
 8.00 a.m. Danny O’Keefe
10.00 a.m. Seamus Lawlor
Thursday 31st March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Friday 1st April
 8.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
10.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
Saturday 2nd April
10.00 a.m. Joseph Martin
11.00 a.m. 

A meeting of the Howth Parish Renewal and Reform Group has been arranged for tomorrow evening, Monday 28th March at 8.00 p.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall.  The agenda will include a review of the recent meeting with Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the introduction of the new missal. 

The second talk in the series - 'The Birth of the Early Christian Church' facilitated by Sr. Celine Mangan, OP. will take place on Monday 4th April at 8.00 pm in Saint Columbanus Hall.  ALL WELCOME.

The First Saturday Prayers which are said in our Church each month are based on the Message of Fatima.  They are said on the first Saturday of each month after the 11.00 a.m. Mass and conclude before mid-day.  The prayers are part of the First Saturday Devotions of Reparation which include receiving Holy Communion and going to Confession.  The next Prayer Meeting will be on Saturday 2nd April and all are welcome to attend.

“The Little Shop of Horrors” 30th March 2.00  and 7.00 p.m.  31st March at 7.00 p.m. and 1st April at 7.00 p.m..  Admission €15 and €10  Telephone 832 2940 for tickets.

Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Lent
Monday 28th March
2Kg 5: 1-15. Ps 41-42. Lk 4: 24-30
Tuesday 29th March
Dan 3:25, 34-43. Ps 24. Mt 18: 21-35
Wednesday 30th March
Deut 4:1, 5-9. Ps 147. Mt 5: 17-19
Thursday 31st March
Jer 7:23-28. Ps 94. Lk 11: 14-23
Friday 1st April
Hos 14:2-10. Ps 80. Mk 12: 28-34
Saturday 2nd April
Hos 5: 15-6:6. Ps 50. Lk 18: 9-14
Sunday 3rd April
1 Sam 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13. Ps 22. Eph 5:8-14. Jn 9: 1-41