Parish Newsletter 27th of June 2011

posted 29 Jun 2011, 13:13 by Lisa O'Neill

Sunday 26th June 2011

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)                   (26/11)


Sunday 19th June – First Collection  €980    SHARE Collection €690

Your support is much appreciated.



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.


National Eucharistic Congress in Knock on 25th June

Yesterday saw thousands of people from parishes all over Ireland gathered in Knock for special events, workshops, celebrations and prayer – including the Knock Youth Festival, which is running concurrently with the National Congress.  The celebration in Knock is seen as an opportunity to focus on the local community and on pastoral preparation in Ireland for the International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Dublin in June 2012.


The National Congress in Knock is an opportunity for parishes and dioceses around Ireland to come together.  Central to this National Congress will be the celebration of the Eucharist during which 26 candles were blessed, one for each of the cathedrals in Ireland.  These candles will be brought back to each diocesan cathedral and lit to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi nationwide.


50th International Eucharistic Congress Communion with Christ and with one another


The third National Collection for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress will take place throughout the diocese today.  We thank you for your support to date.  We need the help of everyone so that the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 will be a success.  This collection will replace the normal SHARE collection.  Please give what you can to assist us with the preparations and hosting of the 2012 Eucharistic Congress.  Further information on the preparations for the Congress is available on


HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  4th to 15th July 2011

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place to-day  - Sunday (26th June) from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and tomorrow -  Monday (27th June) from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 - without badge enrol for €5.00 



Please remember in your prayers BRIAN SUTTON who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS 26th June – 2nd July

Sunday 26th June 2011

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 25th June)   Frank Gaffney

 8.30 a.m.                     Delores Farrell

10.30 a.m.                     Jack McKenna

                                                          (8th Anniv.)

12.00 noon                    Catherine (Lena) and

                                           Richard (Bun) Martin

 7.00 p.m.                     Eugene McCarthy

Monday 27th June

.8.00 a.m.               

10.00 a.m.                              

Tuesday 28th June

 8.00 a.m.                               

10.00 a.m.                              

Wednesday 29th June

 8.00 a.m.                               

10.00 a.m.                               Bob and Joan Gleasure

Thursday 30th June

8.00 a.m.

10.00 a.m.              

Friday 1st July

 8.00 a.m.                                Altar List of the Dead

10.00 a.m.                               Altar List of the Dead

Saturday 2nd July

10.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.              



Howth Festival of Piping and Drumming contest to-day – Sunday 26th June  at 2.00 p.m. on the promenade – Harbour Road, Howth


The parish community warmly welcomes Charlie John Duignan, Olivia Ursula Fagan, Amelia Rose Carroll, Sophie Christine Mary Lynch, Oisín Caulfield, Adam Peter Graydon-Noonan and Clodagh Anna Egan who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and their extended families.



Religious Booklets are available at the Church Notice Board.  Books are changed on a regular basis to suit the different seasons of the year.  Weekly Catholic papers are also available  THE IRISH CATHOLIC -  €1.30



Scripture Readings for the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 27th June

Gen 18: 16-33. Ps 102. Mt 8: 18-22

Tuesday 28th June

Saint Irenaeus          Memorial

Gen 19: 15-29. Ps 25. Mt 8: 23-27

Wednesday 29th June

Saints Peter and Paul           Solemnity

Acts 12: 1-11. Ps 33. 2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18.  Mt 16: 13-19

Thursday 30th June

Gen 22: 1-19. Ps 114. Mt 9: 1-8

Friday 1st July

The Sacred Heart of Jesus   Solemnity

Deut 7: 6-11. Ps 102. 1 Jn 7-16. Mt 11: 25-30

Saturday 2nd July

The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Memorial

Is 61: 9-11. Ps 1 Sam 2:1, 4-8. Lk 2: 41-51

Sunday 3rd July

Zech 9: 9-10. Ps 144. Rom 8: 9, 11-13. Mt 11: 25-30



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 July and all are welcome to attend.

The pupils of Sixth Class in our Primary School – Scoil Mhuire will be graduating from the School tomorrow – Monday.  The Graduation Mass will be celebrated in the School at 1.00 p.m.  We wish them all every blessing as they move on to Secondary School.  A special ‘Thank You’ for all that they have contributed to Scoil Mhuire over the last few years.  Our thanks also to the teachers who have looked after them over the years and we are most grateful to the Sixth Class teacher – Ms. Audrey Clarke who has been so kind to all these young people.  We wish them health, happiness, success and God’s blessing on their futures.