Parish Newsletter 30th of November 2014

posted 3 Dec 2014, 04:46 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 16 Dec 2014, 04:17 ]

Sunday 30th November 2014

First Sunday of Advent (47/14)


DUBLIN DIOCESAN FOOD APPEAL – 6th/7th DECEMBER

Hundreds of people in our communities are in urgent need of help.  You will remember last year the diocese launched a programme to replenish the stock of the Crosscare Food Banks.  These Food Banks give food directly to individuals and families in need through local community food banks and also to over 70 other charities in Dublin who are working with those most in need.  As we come towards Christmas, the Crosscare Food Banks have once again been struggling to keep up with demand for food from people, especially families with children, in need around the Archdiocese.  In response to this growing need, Crosscare is asking you to bring non-perishable food items to your parish church on the weekend of 6th/7th December.  All donations will be collected by Crosscare.  Types of food urgently needed include pasta/rice, fruit juice, tea/coffee, soup, sugar, powdered milk, tinned meat/fish, packaged dessert, biscuits and hygiene products.  Please do what you can to support those in need in our community at this difficult time for so many.


FRIDAY 5th DECEMBER FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Morning Masses at 8.00 and 10.00.  The Masses on the first Friday of the month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.


JOURNEYS AT CHRISTMAS

The Baldoyle Parish Encounter Group invites you to join us on an Advent journey of preparation for Christmas.  Wed. 3rd Dec: Art historian Dr. Eileen Kane will take us on a journey through Christian art, the artists and the history of how and why they were painted.  Eileen is a regular contributor to the Messenger magazine.

Thurs. 17th Dec: We will pray and reflect on the Advent journeys of Zachariah and Elizabeth and Mary and Joseph through scripture and music.  Church of St. Laurence O’Toole, Grange Road, Baldoyle.  8pm to 9pm.


10.30am SUNDAY MASS

As part of the new musical initiative at the 10:30am Sunday Mass, Cantors are needed to lead the congregation for the Gospel Acclamation and the Our Father.  Training will be given if required.  Please contact Anne – 087-632 2727 if interested.


SAINT VINCENT de PAUL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

The Annual Christmas Collection for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will take place on the weekend of 13th/14th December.  This collection will replace the usual SHARE Collection.


CHRISTMAS PARTY  -  HOWTH SENIOR CITIZENS

The Senior Citizens’ Christmas party will be held in the ABBEY TAVERN on Sunday 21st December at 1.00pm.  Individual invitations are not being sent out but ALL SENIOR CITIZENS IN HOWTH PARISH ARE WELCOME.  It is asked that only Senior Citizens resident in Howth attend.  Those who require transport are asked to leave their names in the Sacristy  Tel. 839 7398.


OUR DEAD

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


Scripture Readings – First Week of Advent

Monday 1st Dec

Is 2:1-5. Ps 121:1-2,4-5,6-9, R/ cf v1. Mt 8:5-11

Tuesday 2nd Dec

Is 11:1-10. Ps 71:1-2,7-8,12-13,17, R/ cf v7. Lk 10:21-24

Wednesday 3rd Dec

St. Francis Xavier Memorial

Is 25:6-10. Ps 22, R/ v6. Mt 15:29-37

Thursday 4th Dec

Is 26:1-6. Ps 117:1,8-9,19-21,25-27 R/ v26. Mt 7:21,24-27

Friday 5th Dec

Is 29:17-24. Ps 26:1,4,13-14, R/ v1. Mt 9:27-31

Saturday 6th Dec

Is 30:19-21,23-26 Ps 146:1-6, R/ Is 30:18. Mt 9:35-10:1 6-8

Sunday 7th Dec

Is 40:1-5,9-11. Ps 84:9-14, R/v8. 2 Pt 3:8-14. Mk 1:1-8


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall tomorrow evening Monday 1st Dec. at 7.30pm.

Meditation is also taking place on Tuesday mornings from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


TREE LIGHTING AND SANTA VISIT

Santa will be making time in his hectic schedule to visit Howth next Sunday.  He will light up the Christmas Tree outside the church and there will be the usual singing with Howth Gospel Choir, Parish TYS Students and the Howth Pipe Band.  Gather in the village next Sunday, 7th December, at 4.45pm and let’s light up the Christmas spirit together!


CHRISTMAS CAROLS CONCERT

St Fintan’s Church, Sutton will host their Annual Carols Concert on Wednesday 10th December at 7.30pm.  The junior and senior choirs from Sutton will be joined this year by choirs from Baldoyle and Howth for a gala night with guests, Mary Callan Clarke and Christopher O'Shea (Palestrina Choir) and M.C. Ian Dempsey.  All are welcome.


Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair in Sutton Lawn Tennis Club on 11th December from 5.30pm onwards.  Local Art, Home Produce, Flower Arrangements, Gift ideas, Photographs, Toys etc.  Any monies raised will go towards SVP Senior Citizens Party run in the tennis club in January.  All are welcome


CAPUCHIN DAY CENTRE FOR THE HOMELESS

Brother Kevin Crowley, OFM Cap., has thanked the local ladies who organised a fund-raising Bric-a-Brac and Cake Sale recently.  The amount raised was €4,050 Thank you so much to all who supported this most deserving cause.


SAINT PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Mass 7.30pm, preceded by Rosary 7.15pm, Monday 1st December Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Baldoyle.


MASS INTENTIONS 30th Nov – 7th Dec

Sunday 30th Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 29th Nov) Seán Ryan

8.30am Dr. Joe Fernandez (Month’s Mind)

10.30am Deceased members of the Malone Family

12 noon Robert Hennessy (5th Anv)

Mon 1st Dec

10.00am Anthony Bourke (2nd Anv) and Marie Bourke

Tues 2nd Dec

8.00am Patrick Thunder

Weds 3rd Dec

10.00am Robert Power (3rd Anv)

Thurs 4th Dec

10.00am Paul Morrissey

Fri 5th Dec First Friday of the Month

Sat. 6th Dec

10.00am Tom Fitzpatrick (4th Anv) and his wife Mary Fitzpatrick

Sunday 7th Dec

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 6th Dec) Kathleen Healy, Michael and Kieran Healy

8.30am Padraig Doyle

10.30am Brendan McLoughlin

12 noon Rita Hogg


BIBLE STUDY GROUP   -   Saint John’s Gospel

Howth Parish Bible Study Group will meet on Friday 5th Dec. in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

1st – 5th Dec

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday J. Morton

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 1st – 6th Dec

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 6/7 Dec

Saturday 7.00pm B. Farrell

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh / U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon P. Van dePol


HOLY DAY – MONDAY 8th DECEMBER

Monday 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses for the feast – 8.00am, 10.00am and 7 o’clock in the evening.


CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 23rd Nov – First Collection  €845 and the Share collection   - €575