Parish Newsletter Sunday 10th February 2013

posted 12 Feb 2013, 04:35 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME     (Day of Prayer for Temperance)                         (06/13)



Wednesday next is ASH WEDNESDAY and the beginning of Lent.

Masses and distribution of Ashes  –  8.00 and 10.00 a.m. and 8 o’clock in the evening.


Masses during the remainder of Lent   8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.


FAITH DEVELOPMENT TALKS - People Questioning Faith: Faith Questioning People

The second talk is Challenges to Faith Today: As Jesus contemplated the mission he felt called to, He went through a time of agonising trial before He gave His wholehearted “yes” to that mission.  Those who want to live inspired by the Gospel today face many challenges.  We look at the environment and context in which we live as Christians today.  This Talk will take place on Thursday, 14th February, in Saint Columbanus Hall, at 7.30 p.m. followed by discussion.  The talks will be given by Fr. John Byrne and Dr. Bernadette Toal of Orlagh Retreat Centre.  All are welcome.



Price: €659.00 per person sharing, staying in Residenze Madre Pie, Rome.  This residence is owned by the Madre Pie Sisters and is superbly located just a very short walk form St. Peter’s Square – within sight of the Bernini Colonnades.

Price includes, (1) return flights Dublin/Rome (2) Return Airport transfers with assistance (3) Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis for 6 nights (4) Half day orientation tour of the city by coach.

Extras: Airport taxes and baggage fee; Insurance; Single Room supplement (€25 per night); Tourist City Tax and Entrances where applicable.  Please contact St. Fintan's Parish Office, 01 839 2001 for Booking Forms or Tour Operator, Map Travel Ltd, 01 878 3111.



World Day of the Sick 2013

Tomorrow – Monday is Annual World Day of the Sick.  We will remember our sick and their care givers in a special way at all the Masses this weekend.


CATHOLICISM – WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE and WHY?  Catholicism is a groundbreaking Documentary Film Series which illustrates the truth, goodness and beauty of the Catholic faith. With host Fr. Robert Barron of the Word on Fire ministries you will learn what Catholics believe and why, while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic tradition.  Filmed in 50 locations throughout 15 countries this highly-acclaimed 10 episode programme is an opportunity to deepen our faith in an enjoyable way. Episode One of the programme – “Amazed and afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man” will be shown on Friday morning, 15th February at 11am in Sutton Parish Centre.  After the screening we will have the opportunity to share and discuss some of the issues raised in each episode.  For more information please contact either Fr. Liam Lacey or James Daly, Sutton Parish Office, 01 839 2001.




Please remember in your prayers JOHN COUGHLAN who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  We also pray for GRAINNE Ó MURCHU who died last week.  Reception of Remains on Tuesday 12th February at 5.30 p.m.  Funeral Mass on Wednesday 13th February at 10.00 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May they rest in peace.

 Scripture Readings  Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 11th February

World Day of the Sick

Gen 1: 1-19. Ps.103:1-2,5-6,10,12,24,35. Mk 6: 53-56

Tuesday 12th February

Gen 1: 20-2: 4. Ps 8:4-9. Mk 7: 1-13

Wednesday 13th February

Ash Wednesday

Jl 2:12-18. Ps 50:3-6,12-14,17. 2Cor 5:20-6:2. Mt 6:1-6,16-18

Thursday 14th February

Saints Cyril and Methodius     Feast

Acts 13:46-49. Ps 116. Lk 10: 1-9

Friday 15th February

Is 58:1-9. Ps 50:3-6, 18-19. Mt 9:14-15

Saturday 16th February

Is 58:9-14. Ps 85:1-6. Lk 5:27-32

Sunday 17th February

Deut 26:4-10. Ps 90:1-2, 10-15. Rm 10:8-13. Lk 4:1-13




 Lent begins next week with Ash Wednesday (13 Feb.) and next Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent.  During Lent we will be focusing on the work of Trócaire.  This year Trócaire are supporting a community in Odhisa, India.  Each week we will have activity sheets for children telling them more about Ambika Paraja, the girl pictured on the Trócaire box.



LENTEN BOOK CLUB – First Sight: the Experience of Faith by Laurence Freeman

In his latest book, Laurence Freeman shows that the basic experience of contemplation is the experience of faith and that we all need to develop this in order to become fully human. We are all capable of it – indeed we are designed for it. Freeman re-defines faith for our secular age. He draws on his wide experience and travels in the modern world to show how a new sense of the spiritual dimension can transform the way we approach education, business, mental health, the environment, inter-religious dialogue and our view of ourselves in society. Meditation, he shows, offers an accessible and attractive antidote to the current cult of speed and distraction. We will be meeting on Wednesday 6th March at 8pm in Sutton Parish Centre for an informal chat about the book. For more information please contact James in Sutton parish office- 01 839 2001.






A Mass and Blessing of the Sick will be held on Sunday, 17th February at 12 o’clock. in Saint Fintan’s Church, Sutton.  All welcome.


MASS INTENTIONS 10th – 17th February

Sunday 10th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 9th February)        Tony Kelly

 8.30 a.m.                                           William & Mary Rourke

10.30 a.m.                                          Jim Kelleher (24th Anv)

12.00 noon                                          Patrick O’Shea

 7.00 p.m.                                            Ailish Doyle

Monday 11th February

 8.00 a.m.                                              Billy, Josie and Gerard Long

10.00 a.m.                                             Kitty West

Tuesday 12th Feb.

10.00 a.m.                                             James and Elizabeth O’Connor and their son James O’Connor

Wednesday 13th Feb.

10.00 a.m.                     Funeral – Grainne O’Murchu

Thursday 14th February

 8.00 a.m.                                              Catherine and Patrick  Freeney

10.00 a.m.                                             Robert Derwin

Sunday 17th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 16th Feb.)                Mary Sweeney (First Anv)

 8.30 a.m.                                              Bridgie Doyle

10.30 a.m.                                             Des Kane (Month’s Mind) and Maura Kane  (26th Anv)

12.00 noon                                           Patrick and Beatrice Mahony

 7.00 p.m.                                              Pauline Fernandez  (Month’s Mind)


Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday, 11th February at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall facilitated by Joe Clarke.


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 11th  – 15th Feb.

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 11th  – 16th Feb.

Monday                                  Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                                 J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                           Joe Stewart

Thursday                               M. Connaughton

Friday                                    Joe Clarke

Saturday                               J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am                  K. Burke

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 16th /17th Feb.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.                  N. McCann

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                    D O’Cathasaigh/P.Loftus

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                  Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                       F. Walshe

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                      M. Rickard




Sunday 3rd Feb. – First Collection  €935 and the special collection for Accord  €1,310