Parish Newsletter 30th September 2012

posted 2 Oct 2012, 02:40 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 2 October 2012

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                      (38/12)

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28 

Mindfulness continues with Joe Clarke on Tuesdays at 11.00 am.  Cost: Donation.

All are welcome. 


Wednesday 3rd October  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

The day includes prayer, input, liturgy, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.

Cost €45.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place. 

Harvest Celebration - Sunday 7th October from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.  A reflection on the beauty and bounty of the harvest.



Presented by Fr. Jim Cogley on Wednesday 17th October from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

This Seminar will explore loss in its many facets and how it is also an invitation to Wholeness

Cost €25 (Bring packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided)

Booking essential – Tel. 832 2228




With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith.  This year will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.

This year will be a propitious occasion for the faithful to understand more profoundly that the foundation of Christian faith is “the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”  Founded on the encounter with the Risen Christ, faith can be rediscovered in its wholeness and all its splendor.

The beginning of the Year of Faith coincides with the anniversaries of two great events which have marked the life of the Church in our days: the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, called by Blessed Pope John XXIII (11 October 1962), and the twentieth of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, given to the Church by Blessed Pope John Paul II (11 October 1992).

The Year of Faith is intended to contribute to a renewed conversion to the Lord Jesus and to the rediscovery of faith, so that the members of the Church will be credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord in the world of today.   To keep up to date with news about the Year of Faith:

Official website for the Year of Faith


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

MASS INTENTIONS  30th September – 7th October 2012

Sunday 30th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 29th Sept.)               Mary Connor and Ettie Finnerty

 8.30 a.m.                                              D. Gay Clery

10.30 a.m.                                             Thomas Gaffney

12.00 noon                                             Deceased Members of Dublin Walking Club

 7.00 p.m.                                               Des Cullen (10th Anv)

Thursday 4th October

10.00 a.m.                                              Desmond Menton (Anv)


Friday 5th October                                 Altar List of the Dead

Saturday 6th October

10.00 a.m.                                              John Caulfield (Anv)

Sunday 7th October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 6th Oct.)                  Jane O’Rourke

 8.30 a.m.                                              James, MaryAnn and Matthew Doherty

                                                             Peter and Rosaleen Delaney

10.30 a.m.                                             Josephine Cusack

12.00 noon                                            Jim Dunne

 7.00 p.m.                                              May and Donal Moore 


The parish community warmly welcomes Lily Summer O’Reilly, Max Pelgen, Leon Saunders, Carla Whately and Cathal McPhail who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended families. 


To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Church, a special Concelebrated Solemn Mass (Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Soloists, Choir and Orchestra) will take place on Sunday 7th October at 12.00 noon, in St. Fintan's Church, Sutton.  This promises to be a wonderful occasion and we invite you all to join us in this joyous celebration. 


Howth Parishioner, Gavin Comerford, will travel this November to Calcutta in India to work with the poorest of the poor.  Recently, Gavin along with friends and family, carried out a Church gate Collection to raise funds towards this charity work.  The amount collected on the day was €1,400.  Gavin would like to thank the parishioners of Howth for their very generous support for this deserving cause. 

Scripture Readings for the Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 1st October

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus   Memorial

Job 1: 6-22. Ps 16:1-3, 6-7, R/ v6. Lk 9:46-50

Tuesday 2nd October

The Guardian Angels   Memorial

Ex23: 20-23. Ps 90:1-6, 10-11, R/ v11. Mt 18:1-5, 10

Wednesday 3rd October

Job 9: 1-12, 14-16. Ps 87: 10-15, R/ v3. Lk 9:57-62

Thursday 4th October

Saint Francis of Assisi                   Memorial

Job 19: 21-27. Ps 26: 7-9, 13-14, R/ v13. Lk 10:1-12

Friday 5th October

Job 38: 1, 12-21, 40: 3-5. Ps 138: 1-3, 7-10,13-14 R/ v24. Lk 10:13-16

Saturday 6th October

Job 42:1-3, 5-6,12-17. Ps 118: 66, 71,75,91,125,130, R/ v135. Lk 10:17-24

Sunday 7th October

Gen 2: 18-24. Ps 127, R/ v5. Heb 2: 9-11. Mk 10: 2-16 

Mindfulness Meditation

A Mindfulness Course begins tomorrow, Monday 1st October at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall facilitated by Joe Clarke.  Cost: Donation.

All are welcome. 


All Saints (Holyday of Obligation) Thursday 1st Nov. 2012


First Sunday of Advent  2nd Dec. 2012


The Immaculate Conception (Holyday of Obligation) Saturday 8th Dec. 2012


Ash Wednesday 13th February 2013


Easter Sunday  - 31st March 2013



Sunday 23rd September – First Collection  €825 and the special collection for CROSSCARE   €2,440