Parish Newsletter 6th March 2011

posted 7 Jun 2011, 17:58 by A Clarke

Sunday 6th March 2011
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time         (10/11)
To-day - Sunday 6th March  Novena Mass at 12 noon.  From Monday 7th to Friday 11th March the Novena Mass will be at 8.00 p.m.  The Novena of Grace concludes on Saturday 12th March at the 7.00 p.m. Mass.  The Novena of Grace is conducted by FATHER BERNARD McGUCKIAN, S.J.

This walk is a youth initiative to draw together young people from the four Christian Churches on the Peninsula with the common purpose of raising funds for two needy causes. The initiative is to facilitate our youth in getting to know each other better, while at the same time exploring and expressing their Christian faith together.
The walk will commence from the Methodist Church Hall, Church Road, Sutton and the route will proceed over the hill to end at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Howth, where refreshments will be provided, concluding with a prayer of thanksgiving.
The youth age group will range from 12 year olds, making their Confirmation this year, to 16 year olds currently in Transition Year in Secondary School.
The two needy causes for which they will walk are a Haiti Project and Barretstown Children’s Clinic.
A detailed operational plan is currently under preparation covering all aspects including insurance, security, parental consent, school contact, Garda permit and safety.
Sponsorship cards and buckets will be used to raise funds before and on the day, and all parishioners are asked to support as generously as possible in this new and ecumenical initiative.
Please bring this notice to the attention of your children and to those of your neighbours as well.
Further details will follow in next week’s Parish Newsletter, including registration procedure and commencement time.        Howth Parish Youth Group

SUICIDE AWARENESS - A community response
The Howth Parish Pastoral Council will host a 'SUICIDE AWARENESS' evening on Monday 21st March at 8.00 p.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall.  Speakers from Console and One Life.
All Welcome.

The preparation journey toward the Eucharistic Congress is well under way.  The preparation journey has been divided into four stages – GATHERING, WORD, EUCHARIST, MISSION - each reflecting on an aspect of communion with Christ and one another as it is celebrated in the Eucharist and lived in our daily lives.  Stage One of the journey will take place on Wednesday 9th March at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Centre, Saint Fintan’s Church, Sutton.  Gathering – We are a Pilgrim People – using material provided by the Orlagh Retreat Centre.  Anyone interested in deepening their understanding of how Christ gathers us as a Eucharistic Community, is welcome to attend.  For more information contact James in Sutton Parish Office, Tel. 839 2001 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please remember in your prayers JOHN O’MAHONY who has died.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  We also remember DORRIE FLYNN, mother of Mary Kirwin, one of our Eucharistic Ministers, who died during the week.  Our sympathy to her family.  May they rest in peace.

Scripture Readings for the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time and the beginning of Lent
Monday 7th March
Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Memorial
Tob 1:3, 2: 1-8. Ps 111. Mk 12 1-12
Tuesday 8th March
Tob 2:9-14. Ps 111. Mk 12 13-17
Ash Wednesday 9th March
Joel 2:12-18. Ps 50. 2 Cor 5: 20-6:2. Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18.
Thursday 10th March
Deut 30:15-20. Ps 1. Lk 9: 22-25
Friday 11th March
Is 58:1-9. Ps 50. Mt 9: 14-15
Saturday 12th March
Is 58:9-14. Ps 85. Lk 5: 27-32
Sunday 13th March
Gen 2:7-9,3:1-7.Ps 50. Rom 5:12-19. Mt 4: 1-11

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28,  Fax: 806 3469
Wednesday 9th March
10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland
Tel. 087 622 6620

Books that Touch the Soul
Thursday 31st March 8.00 p.m.
“What is the point of being a Christian” by Timothy Radcliffe
Please read beforehand and come and share.  The book is available in Stella Maris or Veritas.

Supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young (C.R.Y.)
Bag, Belts, Hats, Scarves Jewellery Baby Clothes, Children's Toys Plants  In Saint Mary's Church of Ireland Parish Hall  Saturday 12th March (11am - 4pm)  Entrance Fee €3 (to include tea, coffee and homemade cake)  Contact Marie Greene
Tel. 839 5438 for more information

You are invited to Sutton Park Junior School Open day on Wednesday 16th March from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon.  For more information  Tel. 839 9400.
“Little Shop of Horrors” 30th and 31st March and 1st April.  Admission €15 and €10

Table Quiz in The Abbey Tavern on Thursday 10th March  8.00 p.m.  €10 per person max 6 per table.  Cash prizes.  All welcome.  Organised by the Friends of Balscadden Bay to raise funds for their summer events.  You are also invited to the launch of their Development Plan for Balscadden Bay in Saint Columbanus Hall on Saturday 12th March at 12.30 p.m.

MASS INTENTIONS 6th – 12th March
Sunday 6th March 2011
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 5th March)   Mary Dixon
                                                     (Month’s Mind)
 8.30 a.m. MaryAnn, Matthew and James
            Doherty and Rosaleen and Peter Delaney
10.30 a.m. Patrick O’Reilly (4th Anniv.)
12.00 noon Nicholas Mulhall (33rd Anniv.)
 7.00 p.m. Christina and Alan Doyle
Monday 7th March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Tuesday 8th March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Wednesday 9th March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Thursday 10th March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Friday 11th March
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Saturday 12th March
10.00 a.m. Marcus and Molly Lynch
11.00 a.m. 

Howth Parish Renewal and Reform Group 'The Birth of the Early Christian Church'
The Howth Parish Renewal and Reform Group have organised a series of three talks on the topic of 'The Birth of the Early Christian Church' as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles.  The speaker will be Celine Mangan, OP.  The talks will take place on Monday 14th March and Mondays 4th and 11th April at 8.00 pm in Saint Columbanus Hall.  ALL WELCOME.

The parish Finance Committee are proposing to make a few changes to the system for taking up collections at Masses on Sundays and Holy Days, starting next Sunday, 13 March.  The order in which collections are taken up will be reversed.  The first collection will for the priests of the parish, priests in poorer parishes and for sick and retired priests of the Diocese.  The second collection will be the SHARE Collection.  This is normal practice throughout the Diocese and we are falling into line with other parishes.  We are replacing the baskets used for the first collection with collection bags.  Collections will start at the top of the Church, rather than at the back, as at present.  These changes will be reviewed after three months.  The parish is in debt to Edgar McLoughlin and the collectors who, Sunday after Sunday and year after year, take up the collections.  The Finance Committee wishes to thank them sincerely.