Parish Newsletter 7th November 2010

posted 7 Jun 2011, 17:46 by A Clarke

Sunday 7th November 2010
Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time    (44/10)

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

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

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

A two part series to be presented by Ms Ailín Doyle.  Ailín, a parishioner, lectured for a number of years in Moral Theology in The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy.
Monday 22nd November - Morality through the Centuries
Monday 29th November - Vatican II: Reform and Renewal

Monday 7th February, 2011 - Post Vatican II: Change: Acceptance and Resistance
Monday 14th February,2011 - Does morality have a future?

Venue: St. Columbanus Hall     Time: 8 - 9.15 p.m. each evening

“Do this in Memory of Me”  -  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2011
Information meeting for parents, guardians and parishioners
Tomorrow – Monday, 8th November 8.00 p.m.
Venue: Scoil Mhuire, Howth Primary School
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 the programme of preparation will be presented.  We look forward to your involvement at the meeting and throughout the programme.   Howth Family Mass Group

Please remember in your prayers LILY HAND who died last week.
We offer our sympathy to her nephews and family.  May she rest in peace.

You are invited to take a copy of an information sheet available on the tables in the Church.

Scripture Readings for the Thirty Second week in Ordinary Time
Monday 8th November
Tit 1:1-9. Ps 23. Lk 17: 1-6
Tuesday 9th November
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Ezek47: 1-2, 8-9, 12 or 1 Cor 3: 9-11, 16-17. Ps 45. Jn 2: 13-22
Wednesday 10th November
Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church  Memorial
Tit 3: 1-7. Ps 22. Lk 17: 11-19
Thursday 11th November
Saint Martin of Tours, bishop   Memorial
Philem 7-20. Ps 145. Lk 17: 20-25
Friday 12th November
Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr  Memorial
2 Jn 4-9. Ps 118. Lk 17: 26-37
Saturday 13th November
3 Jn 5-8. Ps 111. Lk 18:1-8
Sunday 14th November
Mal 3:19-20. Ps 97. 2 Thess 3:7-12. Lk 21: 5-19

The Annual Collection for Catholic Youth Care (the Diocesan Youth Service) will be made at all the Masses next week-end (13th and 14th November)  This collection will replace the usual SHARE collection.

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

Resources for Ministers of the Word
Some of our Ministers of the Word are currently attending a six session course at Clonliffe on Proclaiming the Word of God in Church.  The notes which they have been given together with some relevant brochures are available on request.  Please call into the parish Office.

Saturday 27th November
Annual Mass for all those lost at sea in the Sea Angling Centre on the West Pier at 3.00 p.m.  All welcome.

MASS INTENTIONS 7th - 13th November
Sunday 7th November
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 6th November)  Noel Kent
 8.30 a.m. 
10.30 a.m. Bridie Croke
12.00 noon Gerard Moore
 7.00 p.m. Brigid and William Reid
Monday 8th November
 8.00 a.m. Patrick O’Connor
10.00 a.m. 
Tuesday 9th November
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Wednesday 10th November
 8.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m. 
Thursday 11th November
 8.00 a.m. 
10.00 a.m. 
Friday 12th November

8.00 a.m. A Special Intention
10.00 a.m. Margueritte Brennan
Saturday 13th November
10.00 a.m. James and Mary Lawless
11.00 a.m. The Holy Souls

Strum, sing or play?
We celebrate in every way!
The Family Mass Choir are seeking new members.  Choir practice takes place on Saturdays from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. in preparation for 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information  Tel. 839 7398.

Nativity Pageant
The children of the Parish will present a Nativity Pageant at 7.00 pm on Christmas Eve in the Church.  The Pageant, under the direction of the Family Mass Group, will be presented by boys and girls between the ages of nine and twelve years.  Rehearsals for the Pageant will commence on Wednesday, 10th November and will take place each Wednesday afternoon in the Church between 4.00 and 5.00 p.m.  Each rehearsal will be under the supervision of at least two adults.
If any child between the above ages would like to take part in the Nativity Pageant, please come along to the first rehearsal at 4.00 p.m. on November 10th in the Church.

The Irish Charities Christmas Card and Gift Fair will take place at the Methodist Church Hall, Sutton, on Fridays, 12th and 19th November, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  Cake and Gift Stalls.
All proceeds to The Leprosy Mission Ireland.