Parish Newsletter Sunday 04 December 2011

posted 8 Dec 2011, 03:35 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Thursday 8th December 2011

Second Sunday of Advent                                                            (47/11)

Second Sunday of Advent

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. to-day followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction.



Santa will be making time in his hectic schedule to visit Howth this afternoon!!  He will light up our Christmas Tree outside the Church and there will be the usual singing of Christmas carols and good fun.  Gather outside St. Columbanus Hall and around the tree from 4.00 p.m. onwards and lets light up the Christmas spirit together!


Holy Day – Thursday 8th December

Thursday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses for the feast  -  Vigil Mass on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock.  Note Thursday morning at 8.00 a.m. (on a working Holy Day), 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon.  Evening Mass at 7 o’clock.



All young people in the parish who were Confirmed in 2010 or 2011 are invited to the second meeting of this group in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday 5th December from 7.30-8.30 pm.  We look forward to seeing many of these young people and the session will have a Christmas theme.  Information; Kay Burke 087-9749005 or Barbara, Parish Office 839 7398



The Annual Christmas Collection for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will take place next Sunday - 11th December.  This collection will replace the SHARE Collection.



There will be a “Festival of Carols” Celebration in the Church of the Resurrection, Bayside on Wednesday, 14th December at 7.30 p.m.  This is the culmination of a project involving the Parishes of Howth, Sutton, Baldoyle and Bayside working together.  Choirs and musicians from all the Parishes join with the THIRD DAY CHORALE to present this evening of music in preparation for Christmas.



Please remember in your prayers, THOMAS (Tom) EVANS, who died suddenly during the week. Reception of Remains on Wednesday evening, 7th December at 5.30 p.m.  Funeral Mass on Thursday, 8th December, at 12 o’clock noon.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS 4th - 11th December

Sunday 4th December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 3rd December)  Irene O’Connor   (7th Anniv.)

 8.30 a.m.                                Pádraig Doyle

10.30 a.m.                               Brendan McLoughlin

12.00 noon                             The Malone Family

 7.00 p.m.                                Paul Morrissey


Monday 5th December

 8.00 a.m.                                Patrick Thunder

Tuesday 6th December

 8.00 a.m.                                A Special Intention

Thursday 8th December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Weds. 7th December)  Mary  McKenna

 8.00 a.m.                                Mary Doyle

10.30 a.m.                               Dan O’Shea

12.00 noon                             Funeral – Thomas Evans

 7.00 p.m.                                Seán Breslin

Friday 9th December

10.00 a.m.                               Dr. John Tierney  (Month’s Mind)

Saturday 10th December

10.00 a.m.                               Kathleen Coughlan  (3rd  Anniv.)

11.00 a.m.                               Lily Hand

Sunday 11th December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 10th December)  Deceased  Ministers of the Eucharist

 8.30 a.m.                                James White

10.30 a.m.                               May Courtney (1st Anniv.)

12.00 noon                             Tom Collins

 7.00 p.m.                                The Magee Family

In aid of Ozanam House, Saint Vincent DePaul Community Resource Centre based in the North Inner
Home Décor Buy & Sell Evening on Wednesday 14th December at 8.00 p.m. in Howth Yacht Club.  
All are welcome to bring and buy or come along for a browse!  Contact Declan McGinn for more details 
Tel. 086-812 027

The Howth Community Drama Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz' from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th January at 8.30 p.m. with a Matinee on Saturday 7th at 3.00p.m. in the School Hall, Howth Primary School.  Tickets €8 adult, €5 senior citizens and children, from Lua (Tel. 839 1538).  Please come, enjoy a great show and support your local community!



Sunday 27th November – First Collection  €900 and the SHARE Collection  €800


Scripture Readings for the Second Week of Advent

Monday 5th December

Is 35:1-10. Ps 84:9-14,R/ Is 35:4. Lk 5: 17-26

Tuesday 6th December

Is 40:1-11. Ps 95: 1-3,10-13,R/cf. Is 40:9-10. Mt 18: 12-14

Wednesday 7th December

Saint Ambrose                Memorial

Is 40:25-31. Ps 102: 1-4,8, 10,R/v 1.  Mt 11: 28-30

Thursday 8th December

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Solemnity

Gen 3:9-15, 20. Ps 97: 1-4,R/ v1. Eph 1: 3-6, 11-12. Lk 1: 26-38

Friday 9th December

Is 48:17-19. Ps 1: 1-4, 6, R/ cf. Jn 8: 12. Mt 11: 16-19

Saturday 10th December

Eccles (Sir) 48:1-4,9-11. Ps 79:2-3, 15-16, 18-19, R/ v4. Mt 17: 10-13

Sunday 11th December

Is 61:1-2,10-11. Ps Lk 1: 46-50, 53-54, R/ Is 61: 10. 1Thess 5: 16-24. Jn 1: 6-8, 19-28


Parish Reform and Renewal Group

The Parish Reform and Renewal Group will meet tomorrow evening, Monday 5th December at 8.00p.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall when Kevin Egan (All Hallows) will speak about his book 'Remaining a Catholic after the Murphy Report'.  ALL WELCOME

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth

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



Weds. 7th December 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Cost €40.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place.



14th – 17th December  

Theme: "We Wish to See Jesus"

With Marie-Therese Porter, R.S.C.   Fr. Jim Kenny will celebrate the Eucharist each day





The Senior Citizens’ Christmas party will be held in the ABBEY TAVERN on Sunday, 18th December at 1.00 p.m.  Individual invitations are not being sent out but ALL SENIOR CITIZENS IN HOWTH PARISH ARE WELCOME.  It is asked that only Senior Citizens resident in Howth attend.  Those who require transport are asked to leave their names in the Sacristy.

Tel. 839 7398