Parish Newsletter 2nd January 2011

posted 7 Jun 2011, 17:50 by A Clarke

Sunday 2nd January 2011
Second Sunday after Christmas        (01/11)

The Priests of the Parish wish you every Grace and Blessing in the New Year 2011
Brendan Houlihan, P.P.
Kilian Brennan, C.C.
Raymond Molony.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY  3rd JANUARY 2011
There will be one Mass in the Church at 11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Thursday, (6th January) is a Holyday of Obligation.  Vigil Mass on Wednesday evening (5th January) at 7o’clock.  Masses on Thursday morning, (6th January) will be at 8.00; 10.30 and 12.00 noon.  Please note – no 8.30 a.m. Mass on working Holy Days.  There will also be Mass on Thursday evening at 7 o’clock.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28,  Fax: 806 3469
Check us out via the parish website for further details of events or see the Website: stellamarisretreatcentre.googlepages.com
For Quiet time or to join one of the retreats as a resident or non-resident contact Phyllis at 832 2228

Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 18th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.

A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY
Wednesday 9th February 2011  10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.
What does it mean to be a person of God?  To live under the impulse of the Spirit?  To be a creative part of God’s creative power?  The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space,
3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Cost €40.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place
Tel. 087 622 6620

BOOKS THAT TOUCH THE SOUL
Wednesday 26th January
  Time: 8.00 - 9.30 p.m.  The book this month is 'Door to Silence' by John Main, available in Veritas Bookshop, Middle Abbey Street.


OUR DEAD
Please remember in your prayers, MAY COURTNEY, who died on 17th December 2010. We offer our sympathy to her son Brian and all her family.  May she rest in peace.

Scripture Readings
Monday 3rd January 2011
1 Jn 2:29-3:6. Ps 97. Jn 1: 29-34
Tuesday 4th January
1 Jn 3:7-10. Ps 97. Jn 1: 35-42
Wednesday 5th January
1 Jn 3: 11-21. Ps 99. Jn 1: 43-51
Thursday 6th January
The Epiphany of the Lord   Solemnity
Is 60: 1-6. Ps 71. Eph 3: 2-3, 5-6. Mt 2: 1-12
Friday 7th January
1 Jn 3: 22-4:6. Ps 2. Mt 4: 12-17, 23-25
Saturday 8th January
1 Jn 4: 7-10. Ps 71. Mk 6: 34-44
Sunday 9th January
The Baptism of the Lord
Is 42:1-4, 6-7. Ps 28. Acts 10: 34-38. Mt 3: 13-17.

CHRISTMAS DUES

Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues: your generous support is much appreciated.

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Friday 7th January
- First Friday of the month – Mass at 8.00 and 10.00 a.m.  Evening Mass at 8 o’clock.  All the Masses on the First Friday will be offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.

HOWTH COMMUNITY DRAMA GROUP
presents ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’
in Scoil Mhuire School Hall
from 4th to 8th January 2011 at 8.00 p.m. each evening and a Matinee on Saturday 8th January at 3.00 p.m.  Tickets €8 and €5 Contact Lua at Tel. 839 1538

Nativity Pageant 2010
The children of the Parish presented a beautiful Nativity Pageant on Christmas Eve in the Church.  Check out the Parish Website – www.howthparish.ie to see some photos of the Pageant at “Nativity Pageant Play 2010”.

MASS INTENTIONS 2nd - 8th January
Sunday 2nd January 2011
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 1st January)  Cora Lynch
                                                      (8th Anniv.)
 8.30 a.m. Colm “Dollars” Moore
10.30 a.m. Eddie and Mary McCarthy
12.00 noon Patrick Collins
 7.00 p.m. Joe Kidd (13th Anniv.)
Monday 3rd January
11.00 a.m. Toni Hannigan
Tuesday 4th January
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. Elizabeth Connolly
Wednesday 5th January
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
 7.00 p.m.
Thursday 6th January
 8.00 a.m. 
10.30 a.m. Lena and Thomas Clinton
12.00 noon Frank Benson (10th Anniv.)
 7.00 p.m. Edith and Patrick Reid and
                        Edith and Peter Tanner
Friday 7th January
 8.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
10.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
 8.00 p.m. Altar List of the Dead
Saturday 8th January
10.00 a.m. Tom Fitzpatrick                (Month’s Mind)
11.00 a.m. Pierce O’Shea                  (Month’s Mind)


Many thanks to all who contributed to the cost of the flowers for the decoration of the Altar for Christmas.  A big ‘Thank-You’ to Margaret Maverley, Marie O’Sullivan and Martina Murray for the Floral Arrangements. 


BAPTISMS

We welcome Benjamin Keating and Erwin and David Adolfo who were baptised on 19th December and Maximilian Hourihan who was baptised on 29th December.  We congratulate their parents and wider families.

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