Parish Newsletter 30th December 2012

posted 3 Jan 2013, 02:41 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH                                                          (52/12)


The Priests of the Parish wish you every Grace and Blessing in the New Year 2013

John V. Fitzpatrick, Adm.

Brendan Houlihan

Kilian Brennan, C.C.

Raymond Molony.


MONDAY 31st December 2012

There will be one Mass in the Church at

11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.

 TUESDAY 1st January 2013

There will be one Mass in the Church at

11.00 a.m.

The normal Mass schedule resumes from Wednesday 2nd January 2013


World Day of Peace
The World Day of Peace 2013 will be celebrated in the Dublin Diocese at a special Mass in the Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion on Tuesday 1st January at 11.00 a.m.  The theme chosen by the Holy Father this year is “Blessed are the peacemakers”.


ANNUAL CHURCH UNITY WEEK     18th to 25th January 2013

Inauguration in Dublin will take place at an Interdenominational Service in the Church of Saint Thomas, Indian Orthodox Church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1 on Friday 18th January 2013 at 8.00 p.m.  The theme, “What does God require of us” was chosen by the Christian Communities in India.


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 Marie, Martina, Mary and Margaret for the Floral Arrangements.  Thanks also to all those who assisted with the Advent and Christmas Liturgies.  Thanks also to Michael Hunt, who provides our Christmas Tree every year.



Please remember in your prayers MAEVE O’GRADY who died on 21st December.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS 30th December 2012 – 6th January 2013

Sunday 30th December

10.30 a.m.                   May Courtney (2nd Anv)

12.00 noon                  Edward O’Shaughnessy

 7.00 p.m.                    Cora Moore, Jack and Nellie Moore

Tuesday 1st Jan.

11.00 a.m.                    Jim West

Sunday 6th Jan.

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 5th Jan.)  Annie and Mary Forman

 8.30 a.m.                    Patrick and Edith Reid and their Grandson Barry Dunne, Edie and Peter Tanner

10.30 a.m.                   Dominic Coleman

12.00 noon                  Lena and Tom Clinton

 7.00 p.m.                    Helen and Florence McCarthy


The Howth Community Drama Group presents 'ANNIE – The Musical' from Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th January at 8.00 p.m. with a Matinee on Saturday 5th at 3.00p.m. in the School Hall, Howth Primary School.  Tickets €8 adult, €5 senior citizens and children, Family Ticket €20 - from Lua (Tel. 839 1538).  Please come, enjoy a great show and support your local community!



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

Important Dates for the Year 2013
 Ash Wednesday                 13th February 
Easter Sunday                    31st March 
The Ascension of the Lord     12th May 
Pentecost Sunday                19th May 
The Holy Trinity                   26th May 
The Body and Blood of Christ 
(Corpus Christi)                    2nd June 
The Sacred Heart of Jesus     7th June 
Christ the King                     24th November 
Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28

 Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 15th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Sunday 23rd December – First Collection  €880 and the SHARE Collection  €770


Scripture Readings for the First Week of January 2013

Monday 31st December

1 Jn 2: 18-21. Ps 95:1-2, 11-13. Jn 1:1-18

Tuesday 1st January 2013

Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Num 6: 22-27. Ps 66:2-3,5,6,8. Gal 4: 4-7. Lk 2: 16-21

Wednesday 2nd January

Ss Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen            Memorial

1 Jn2:22-28. Ps 97:1-4. Jn 1: 19-28

Thursday 3rd January

1Jn2: 29-3:6. Ps 97: 1, 3-6. Jn 1:29-34

Friday 4th January

1Jn3: 7-10. Ps 97: 1, 7-9. Jn 1:35-42

Saturday 5th January

1 Jn 3:11-21. Ps 99. Jn 1: 43-51

Sunday 6th January

The Epiphany of the Lord

Is 60: 1-6. Ps 71: 1-2, 7-8, 10-13. Eph 3: 2-3, 5-6. Mt 2: 1-12


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 2nd  – 4th Jan. 2013

Wednesday                 Kay Burke

Thursday                     Kay Burke

Friday                          John Morton

The following are listed to read at

11.00 a.m. Masses 31st Dec – 1st Jan.

Monday                       T. Boyle

Tuesday                       J. Comisky/U.Kane

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 2nd – 5th Jan.

Wednesday                     Joe Stewart

Thursday                         M. Connaughton

Friday                             Joe Clarke

Sat. 5th Jan. 10.00 a.m.     J. Towers

Sat. 5th Jan. 11.00 a.m.     V & L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 5th /6th Jan.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.          N. McCann

Sunday 8.30 a.m.            D. O’Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30 a.m.          Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon              V & L Duffy

Sunday 7.00 p.m.            E. Cantwell