Parish Newsletter 9th September 2012

posted 11 Sept 2012, 03:32 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 11th September 2012

TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                      (35/12)


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


The book club will focus on reading and discussing spiritual and inspirational works from a cross section of authors.  Thursday 27th September at 8.00 p.m.  Sessions will alternate between books and films.


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)


Ministers of the Word

We hope to change the way in which rosters for Ministers of the Word are compiled.  The proposed plan is outlined in a letter to all Ministers.  This letter is available in the Parish Office so we would be grateful if Ministers would pop in and pick up one.  There will be a meeting for all Ministers of the Word on Monday 17th Sept at 8.00pm in St Columbanus Hall to present the plan and the draft roster. To our Ministers of the Word a big thank you for all you do to enhance our celebration of the Eucharist at the weekday Masses and at the weekends.  If you are not a Minister of the Word but would like to find out more about becoming one please enquire in the Parish Office.  It would be lovely to have some more parishioners on the panel.

                                                                                                 Mary Kirwin and Kay Burke



The Family Mass Choir is seeking new members (from age 7 upwards) to join us in celebrating the 10.30 a.m. Family Mass on Sunday mornings.  We will be practising from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday 15th September in the Church.  All are welcome.



The Faith Development Group in Portmarnock Parish are hosting “Life in the Spirit” Course on Tuesday evenings from 11th September at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Centre, St. Anne’s Church, Portmarnock.  The Course begins with music by Emmaus Music Group followed by a 20 minute talk by well known speakers on topics such as God’s Love, New life and Receiving God’s Gifts.  There will be opportunity for discussion and refreshments will be served.  Contact Pat Kavanagh 086-881 1417 for more information.


MASS INTENTIONS  9th – 16th September 2012

Sunday 9th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 8th Sept.)             Michael Dixon (3rd Anv)

 8.30 a.m.                                                Catherine Hall

10.30 a.m.                                               Christopher, Una and Anthony Rickard

12.00 noon                                              Frank Cormican (2nd Anv) and his Son Conleth Cormican

 7.00 p.m.                                                 Denis Mulhall  (Month’s Mind)

Tuesday 11th September

 8.00 a.m.                                                Noreen Horrigan (Birthday  Remembrance)

Saturday 15th September

11.00 a.m.                                              Peggy Rickard (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 16th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 15th Sept.)         Brendan Ward (2nd Anv)

 8.30 a.m.                                              Jimmy O’Connor

10.30 a.m.                                             Kay and Bob Campbell

12.00 noon                                           Thomas O’Rourke

 7.00 p.m.                                             Collie Smyth and Siofra Patricia Smyth


The parish community warmly welcomes Isabelle Marie Hynes, Bianca Fogarty and Maisey Elizabeth Scott who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended families.


Church Gate Collection

Howth Parishioner, Gavin Comerford, will travel this November to Calcutta in India to work with the poorest of the poor.  He will spend time in the Hospices set up by Mother Teresa and help to care for the sick and the dying.  Gavin, along with family and friends will carry out a Church Gate Collection this week-end (8th and 9th September) to raise funds towards this charity work.  Gavin would greatly appreciate your support.  Please be as generous as you can.

Sutton Girls Basketball Club

Enjoy fun and exercise with one of the fastest team sports played today.  Girls from Howth and Sutton play together on under age teams.  The Club is seeking new members especially those born in 1999 or 2000 to play on the U14 team.  Training takes place in Santa Sabina sports hall on Saturdays 11.30 to 12.30 and Wednesday evenings 7 to 8.  Contact Jeanne Mahony for more details on 087-996 7889 or come along to a training session.

Friday 14th September 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harbour Car Park, Howth.

Scripture Readings for the Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 10th September

1 Cor 5: 1-8. Ps 5:5-7, 12, R/ v9. Lk 6:6-11

Tuesday 11th September

1 Cor 6: 1-11. Ps 149:1-6, 9, R/ v4. Lk 6:12-19

Wednesday 12th September

1 Cor 7: 25-31. Ps 44:11-12, 14-17, R/ v11. Lk 6:20-26

Thursday 13th September

Saint John Chrysostom    Memorial

1 Cor 8:1-7, 11-13. Ps 138: 1-3, 13-14, 23-24. R/v24. Lk 6:27-38

Friday 14th September

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross  Feast

Num 21: 4-9 or Phil 2: 6-11. Ps 77: 1-2, 34-38, R/ v7. Jn 3:13-17

Saturday 15th September

Our Lady of Sorrows      Memorial

Heb 5:7-9. Ps 30: 2-6, 15-16, 20, R/ v17. Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2: 33-35

Sunday 16th September

Is 50: 5-9. Ps 114:1-6, 8-9, R/ v9. Jas 2: 14-18. Mk 8: 27-35


Congratulations to Howth Celtic Football Club who are celebrating their Fiftieth Anniversary this week-end.  We are grateful to all who are involved in this local club which provides a wonderful sporting outlet for young people in the area.  We remember in our prayers, those members of Howth Celtic who have passed away.


Auditions for parts in the musical – ANNIE  will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th September from 7.00 p.m. for juniors and 8.00 p.m. for adults.  All are welcome.

As part of their Centenary Celebrations, all past pupils are invited to Santa Sabina Secondary School on Thursday 27th September from 7.00 to 9.30 pm.  Renew acquaintances and see how the school has developed. RSVP to


Sunday 2nd September – First Collection  €990 and the Share collection   €690