Parish Newsletter 7th April 2013

posted 9 Apr 2013, 03:54 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER                                                                             (14/13)



Copies of the Dublin Diocese Consolidated Parish Financial Statement (Year ended 30th June 2012) are available on the tables in the Church.


Suicide Awareness

Clontarf and Howth-Sutton Lions Clubs are hosting a charity concert in aid of Pieta House and Headstrong - support services in the prevention of suicide and self-harm in adults and young people in Ireland.  The Garda Band and Dublin Gospel Choir will take part in this concert at Clontarf Castle on Thursday 25th April at 8 00 p.m.  Tickets €15  - Tel.  087 275 1333



The Sunshine Fund of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank most sincerely, the parishioners of Howth Parish for their generous contribution of €1,104.00.  This will be used exclusively for the use of the children attending Sunshine House this coming holiday season.



Thanks to those who kindly returned the Lenten Trócaire Boxes.  It would be appreciated if people who still have Trócaire Boxes would return them by Sunday 14th April.  Many thanks.


Many thanks for Easter Dues received – your generous support is much appreciated.




The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 9th June at 3.00 p.m.


Ministers of the Word

The rota for April to June 2013 is now available.  If you have not received your copy by e-mail, please call into the Parish Office.

The Howth-Sutton Peninsula Society are holding CHARITY BRIDGE at Howth Golf Club on Friday 12th April at 10.00am in aid of Merchants Quay Ireland.  Admission €10 to include Tea/Coffee and Cakes


Please remember in your prayers WILLIAM J. GALLAGHER who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.

We also pray for DEREK ‘Dots’ MOORE who has died.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May they rest in peace.



Scripture Readings for the Second Week of Easter

Monday 8th April

The Annunciation of the Lord

Is 7: 10-14, 8:10. Ps 39:7-11 Heb 10:4-10. Lk 1: 26-38

Tuesday 9th April

Acts 4: 32-37. Ps 91:1-2,5. Jn 3: 7-15

Wednesday 10th April

Acts 5: 17-26. Ps 33:2-9. Jn 3: 16-21

Thursday 11th April

St Stanislaus                  Memorial

Acts 5: 27-33. Ps 33:2,9,17-20. Jn 3: 31-36

Friday 12th April

Acts 5: 34-42. Ps 26:1,4,13-14. Jn 6: 1-15

Saturday 13th April

Acts 6: 1-7. Ps 32:1-2,4-5,18-19. Jn 6: 16-21

Sunday 14th April

Acts 5: 27-32,40-41. Ps 29:2,4-6,11-13. Apoc 5:11-14. Jn21: 1-19


Pilgrimage to Knock

The Apostolate of Perpetual Adoration is organising a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 20th April under the patronage of Bishop Neary.  The chief celebrant will be the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown.

The event is open to everyone and is in keeping with the Church's Year of Faith.  There will be a full programme of talks and workshops from 10.30am to 5pm.

A bus is being organised for people from Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle to travel together.  If you wish to join this prayerful event, please leave your name and contact details into the parish office.

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



Mindfulness Meditation continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



The 11 o’clock Mass on Saturday, 11th May, will be the First Holy Communion Mass for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School, Scoil Mhuire.  We remember them in our prayers. 



The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the pupils of 6th Class, Howth Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, on Friday 24th May at 1.00 p.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.



Sunday 31st March – First Collection  €1,425 and the SHARE collection  €1,095

Some items of Lost Property, which were in the Parish Hall are available for collection at the back of the Church.

MASS INTENTIONS 7th – 14th April

Sunday 7th April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 6th April)    Tommy Larkin

 8.30 a.m.                               Matthew Doherty, James &  MaryAnn Doherty and Rosaleen & Peter Delaney

10.30 a.m.                              Barbara Crowe (Month’s Mind)

12.00 noon                             Terry Lawless (23rd Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                              Nick Moore (Month’s Mind)

Thursday 11th April

10.00 a.m.                             Peter Stynes

Saturday 13th April

10.00 a.m.                              Eileen McDonagh (3rd Anv.)

11.00 a.m.                             John Tracey (Birthday Remembrance)

Sunday 14th April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 13th April)  Thomas O’Connor and Kevin O’Connor

10.30 a.m.                               Harry and Ann Gaynor, Tom Gaynor

12.00 noon                              Sean O’Shea and the O’Shea Family

 7.00 p.m.                               Brigid and Harry Howard


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 8th – 12th April

Monday                                  J. Morton

Tuesday                                 S. McInerney

Wednesday                            Kay Burke

Thursday                               Kay Burke

Friday                                   J. Morton

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 8th - 13h April

Monday                                T. Boyle

Tuesday                               U. Kane

Wednesday                          Joe Stewart

Thursday                             M. Connaughton

Friday                                 Joe Clarke

Saturday                             J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am               V & L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 13th / 14th April

Saturday 7.00 p.m.              P. Loftus

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                 D O’Cathasaigh/U. Kane

Sunday 10.30 a.m.               Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                   P. VanDePoll

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                 M. Moretta


Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday, 8th April at

7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall

with Joe Clarke.



Episode Six – “ The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church” will be shown this Friday 12th April at 11am in Sutton Parish Centre.  After the screening we will have the opportunity to share and discuss some of the issues raised.  For more information please contact either Fr. Liam Lacey or James Daly, Sutton Parish Office Tel. 839 2001