Parish Newsletter 28th of August 2011

posted 29 Aug 2011, 10:10 by Lisa O'Neill

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (33/11)


The School re-opens next TUESDAY, 30th August from 8.50 a.m. until 12.15 p.m. for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.

The School re-opens next TUESDAY, 30th August from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon for new Junior Infants.

Telephone  832 3572    e-mail:


Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth To-day, Sunday (28th August) from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m.  Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Bring your own food or burgers on sale for €3  All welcome



Strum, sing or play?  We celebrate in everyway!

The Family Mass Choir will resume after the summer break on Sunday 4th September at the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  We will be practising from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday 3rd September in the Church.  New members are very welcome.


Howth-Sutton Horticultural Society - Autumn Show

The Autumn Show will take place between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm next Saturday (3rd September) in St. Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, Baldoyle.  The show will feature a plant sale and a book/DVD/CD stall.  Teas/Coffees available.

Admission to the show : €2.00   For further details see



The Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER.   Cost - €50 - Booking forms are available at the Parish Office/Sacristy after Sunday Masses and weekday mornings.



If you would like to learn to play Bridge with a Qualified Teacher, classes will begin Thursday 29th September in Sutton Tennis Club.  Telephone Mary at 087-652 3245 for more information.


The Emmaus Vocation Journey

If you ever ponder the question in your heart...Am I being called to the priesthood?, then this group is for you.  We invite the Lord to walk with us and through prayer, reflection and discussion in the presence of facilitators and others who are discerning you have a chance to delve further into the mystery of Christ’s calling for you.  The discernment course takes place over four Saturdays mornings in October, November, December and February and one weekend in January.  The meetings take place in Dublin city centre and the weekend in St Patricks Seminary Maynooth.  There is no cost involved in taking part.  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.  For more information:   How to apply?  If you would like to take part in this course please contact:  Fr Eamonn at 086 8346071 or


MASS INTENTIONS 28th August – 4th September

Sunday 28th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 27th August) Thomas Barrett

10.30 a.m.                               Christopher, Una and Anthony Rickard

12.00 noon                             Jack and Norah Brennan

 7.00 p.m.                                Donal Linehan (5th Anniv)

Thursday 1st September

 8.00 a.m.

10.00 a.m.                               Noel Drumm (3rd Anniv)

Friday 2nd September

 8.00 a.m.                                Altar List of the Dead

10.00 a.m.                               Altar List of the Dead

Sunday 4th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 3rd September) Annie Sherry (Birthday Remembrance)

 8.30 a.m.                                Molly O’Rourke (1st Anniv.)

10.30 a.m.                               Michael Dixon (2nd Anniv.)

12.00 noon                             Amelda Collins

 7.00 p.m.                                Frank Connolly and Dan Connolly


Scripture Readings for the Twenty Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 29th August

The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist   Memorial

Jer 1:17-19. Ps 70. Mk 6: 17-29

Tuesday 30th August

1 Thess 5:1-6, 9-11. Ps 26. Lk 4: 31-37

Wednesday 31st August

Col 1:1-8. Ps 51. Lk 4: 38-44

Thursday 1st September

Col 1:9-14. Ps 97. Lk 5: 1-11

Friday 2nd September

Col 1:15-20. Ps 99. Lk 5: 33-39

Saturday 3rd September

Saint Gregory the Great  Memorial

Col 1:21-23. Ps 53. Lk 6: 1-5

Sunday 4th September

Ezek 33: 7-9. Ps 94. Rom 13: 8-10. Mt 18: 15 - 20

A Public Lecture by Fr Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ  - St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street on Tuesday, 30th August at 7.30 p.m.  Refreshments  afterwards  -  Cost: donation.
Keep Fit with Colin Donnelly resumes on Monday 5th September in Saint Fintan’s Parish Hall from 9.30 a.m. and in Howth, Saint Columbanus Hall, Friday 9th September from 9.30 a.m.  Contact Colin at 087-224 5638 to register for his classes.  All are welcome.


Is the Mass changing?

The structure of the Mass is not changing. Its order and the actions of the Mass remain unchanged. The readings at Mass are not changed. However, with the introduction of the new edition of Roman Missal we will notice a change in how the Mass sounds. The translations of a significant number of our prayer texts from the original Latin have changed - sometimes by just a change in a particular word or in the word order.  Prayers that we have become used to reciting by memory will need to be relearned. Prayers that we are used to hearing the priest say will sound different to us.

The style of language we will hear and pray may seem more formal to us and perhaps, in parts, more complex. But over time, with the praying of these texts, the sound of the Mass will again become familiar to us.


When will we be using the new edition of the Roman Missal?

The texts of the new edition of the Roman Missal are being introduced in two phases to avoid too much change happening at once. From the second Sunday of September many dioceses will begin to use the new translations of the people’s prayers and responses at Mass, for example, the Confiteor, the Gloria and the Creed.  These texts will be in missalettes and on congregational cards when people come to Mass. From the First Sunday of Advent the new translations of the prayers of the Mass that are led by the priest will come into use, for example, the Collect or opening prayer and the Eucharistic Prayer.  The Third Edition of the Roman Missal, therefore, will be fully implemented on the First Sunday of Advent.

          prepared by the National Centre for Liturgy



Sunday 21st August – First Collection  €1,095 and the SHARE Collection  -   €700


The parish community warmly welcomes Adam Canavan, Alex Patton, Ryan Corkish,  Jamie Farrell and Mikayla Saunders who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and their extended families.

Howth Community Drama Group
The Howth Community Drama Group’s Christmas Production this year will be “The Wizard of Oz”.  All those wishing to take part in this production are invited to the auditions in the School Hall, Scoil Mhuire on 6th and 7th September from 7.00 p.m.  The movie “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown in the School Hall on Wednesday 31st August at 7.00 p.m. for those wishing to take part in the Christmas Production.