Parish Newsletter 31 October 2010

posted 7 Jun 2011, 17:45 by A Clarke

Sunday 31st October 2010
Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time     (43/10)

Tomorrow - Monday, (1st November) is a Holyday of Obligation.  Masses on Monday morning, will be at –NOTE - 8.00 a.m. as it is a working Holy Day,
10.30 a.m. and 12.00 noon.  Evening Mass at 7 o’clock.
Tuesday 2nd November is The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed- ALL SOULS DAY.  Morning Masses at 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.  All the Masses on All Souls Day will be offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.

Friday 5th Novem
ber - 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.

The Annual Mass for all those buried in the two Cemeteries in the Parish - Saint Mary’s and Old Abbey – will take place next Sunday, 7th November in the Church at 3 o’clock.  The Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place immediately after the Mass.

Information meeting for parents, guardians and parishioners
Monday 8th November 8.00 p.m.
Venue: Scoil Mhuire, Howth Primary School
Earlier this year, the children of Howth parish who received their First Holy Communion in May, participated in a very successful programme of preparation working in partnership with their families, their schools and the parish here in Howth.  We shared many moments of vibrant liturgical celebration together on a very unique journey towards the day of the children’s First Holy Communion.  Once again we invite parents and parishioners to join together to support the children from our parish who are preparing to receive Jesus in First Holy Communion in 2011.  As parents we brought our children to the Church to be baptised and so initiated this special journey in our child’s religious education.
We invite you as parents, guardians and parishioners to a special meeting where this programme of preparation will be presented.  We look forward to your involvement at the meeting and throughout the programme.   Howth Family Mass Group

Scripture Readings for the Thirtieth week in Ordinary Time
Monday 1st November
All Saints Solemnity
Apoc 7:2-4, 9-14. Ps 23. 1 Jn 3: 1-3.  Mt 5: 1-12
Tuesday 2nd November
The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed
Wednesday 3rd November
Saint Malachy, bishop  Memorial
Phil 2: 12-18. Ps 26. Lk 14: 25-33
Thursday 4th November
Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop   Memorial
Phil 3: 3-8. Ps 104. Lk 15: 1-10
Friday 5th November
Phil 3: 17-4:1. Ps 121. Lk 16: 1-8
Saturday 6th November
All Saints of Ireland  Feast
Heb 11: 2, 12:1-4, 15, 13:1. or Eccles (Sir) 44: 1-15. Ps 125. Lk 20-26
Sunday 7th November
2 Macc 7:1-2, 9-14. Ps 16. 2 Thess 2:16-3:5. Lk 20: 27-38

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28
Mindfulness Course continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.

Scripture Training Course on Saint Matthew's Gospel Presented by Lucho Alvarez Thursday 4th November From 8.00 - 9.30 p.m.  Focusing on Chapter 1 and 2 of Saint Matthew’s Gospel.  Cost €10  See website for further details.

Before the Christmas rush starts in earnest, why not give your spouse a special gift of a Marriage Enrichment weekend away with you in beautiful Killarney from 26th (8pm) to 28th (4pm) November 2010.  Presented by Marriage Encounter, this is a break with a difference that will help rekindle and enrich the love and joys that you share together.  It is for both the recently married and for those married for many years.  For details and booking visit: or telephone (01) 832 4429


Thank you for the Mission Sunday Collection which amounted to €2,045.  Your generous support is much appreciated.  The amount has been forwarded to World Missions Ireland.

MASS INTENTIONS 31st October – 6th November
Sunday 31st October
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 30th October)  Josie Barrett
 8.30 a.m. Mary Fitzpatrick (Month’s Mind)
10.30 a.m. Evelyn Farren (3rd Anniv.)
12.00 noon Frank Cormican (Month’s Mind)
 7.00 p.m. Crew of the Saint Ibar
Monday 1st November
 8.00 a.m. A Special Intention
10.30 a.m. Larney McLoughlin (3rd Anniv.)
12.00 noon Bridie Harding (25th Anniv.)
 7.00 p.m. Norrie Willis (2nd Anniv.)
Tuesday 2nd November
 8.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
10.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
Wednesday 3rd November
 8.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m. A Special Intention
Thursday 4th November
 8.00 a.m. A Special Intention
10.00 a.m. Bridget and William Reid
Friday 5th November
 8.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
10.00 a.m. Altar List of the Dead
Saturday 6th November
10.00 a.m. 
11.00 a.m. 

The First Saturday Prayers which are said in our Church each month are based on the Message of Fatima.  They are said on the first Saturday of each month after the 11.00 a.m. Mass and conclude before mid-day.  The prayers are part of the First Saturday Devotions of Reparation which include receiving Holy Communion and going to Confession.  The next Prayer Meeting will be on Saturday 6th November and all are welcome to attend.

Have you got a business start-up idea?  Do you need help making it happen or do you own a small to medium business?  Would talking to experienced business people help your business?  The Get Ireland Working Team invites you to come along to a free business advice hub in Naomh Barróg GAA Club, Kilbarrack on Monday 8th November at 8.00 p.m.  Business people have volunteered to share their experience and are available to help build a business start-up idea or existing business.  For more information e-mail