Parish Newsletter Sunday 10th of November 2016

posted 13 Jan 2016, 13:17 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 13 Jan 2016, 13:17 ]

Sunday 10th January 2016

The Baptism of the Lord  (02/16)



To all parents of Confirmation Candidates:  the parish preparation for Confirmation programme “You shall be my Witnesses…” will commence with a meeting for parents this coming Wednesday 13 January at 7.30pm in Scoil Mhuire.  This programme is open to all Confirmation candidates in the parish whether they are attending Scoil Mhuire or another school.  For further information please contact Barbara, Parish Office, 01 839 7398.



Our Group aims to Foster Community Spirit through Care and Friendship.  We are fellow members in your community in Howth.  If you would like someone to call, to chat or share a simple game of cards, or perhaps to just listen, please telephone the Parish Office and leave a message with Barbara 01-839 7398  Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri 9.30am  -  1.30pm.


The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council is at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th January in Stella Maris Convent.


Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 15th January in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All are welcome.


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th – 25th January 2016.  Its inauguration in Dublin will take place at an interdenominational service in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, Dublin 7 on Monday 18th January at 8.00pm.  The Very Rev. Dr. Kenneth Newell OBE will preach the sermon.  This year’s theme, “Salt of the Earth”(1 Peter 2:9-11) was chosen by the Christian communities in Latvia.  The theme highlights the relationship between baptism and proclamation, and the calling shared by all the baptised ‘to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord’.  The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a privileged moment of prayer, encounter and dialogue.  It is an opportunity to recognise and receive the richness and value that are present in the other, the different, and to ask God for the gift of unity.


Christian Meditation will continue in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 14th January at 11.00am.  Cost:  None - and all are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


Please remember in your prayers, GAY WALDRON who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to all the family.  May he rest in peace.

Scripture Readings for the First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 11th Jan

1 Sm 1:1-8. Ps 115:12-19, R/v17. Mk 1:14-20

Tuesday 12th Jan

1 Sm 1:9-20. Ps 1 Sm 2:1,4-8, R/ cf.v1. Mk 1:21-28

Wednesday 13th Jan

1 Sm 3:1-10,19-20. Ps 39:2,5,7-10, R v8,9. Mk 1:29-39

Thursday 14th Jan

1 Sm 4:1-11. Ps 43:10-11,14-15,24-25, R v27. Mk 1:40-45

Friday 15th Jan

St Ita Memorial

1 Sm 8:4-7,10-22. Ps 88:16-19, R / cf. v2. Mk 2:1-12

Saturday 16th Jan

1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19. 10:1. Ps 20:2-7, R / v2. Mk 2: 13-17

Sunday 17th Jan

Is 62:1-5. Ps 95:1-3,7-10. R v3. 1 Cor 12:4-11. Jn 2:1-11


This centre, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, offers a wide range of retreats and courses.  Their programme for January 2016 is now available.  Contact: 01 833 1352 or visit their web site:

Important Dates for the Year 2016

Ash Wednesday 10th Feb

Easter Sunday 27th March

The Ascension of the Lord 8th May

Pentecost Sunday 15th May

The Holy Trinity 22nd May

The Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi) 29th May

The Sacred Heart of Jesus 3rd June


The Management Committee of the St. Fintan's Parish Pastoral Centre invites proposals from Groups who are keen to use the fine facilities available.  Please contact Anne Boylan at Tel. 839 2001 to arrange a meeting.


Pat murphy will give a fund raising talk in the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club on Friday, 22 January, at 8.00 pm, admission €5.00 (or more should you wish).  Pat’s talk will outline the part played by Erskine & Molly Childers’ yacht, ASGARD, in the landing of an Arms and Ammunition consignment for the Irish volunteers in Howth in July 1914.  These landings, both at Howth and at Kilcoole, are considered by many to have played a significant part in the Rising.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation resumes in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 18th January at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 19th January from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 11th – 15th Jan

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 11th -16th Jan

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 16 & 17 Jan

Saturday 7.00pm E. Stewart

Sunday 8.30am D O Cathasaigh/A. Burke

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon D. Gilroy

MASS INTENTIONS  10th – 17th January

Sunday 10th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 9th Jan)       Noreen Horrigan

8.30am Stephen, Katie & Eilish Doyle

10.30am Tom & Mary Farren

12 noon May Dunne  (2nd Anv), and Jasper Dunne

Mon 11th Jan

8.00am Michael Barry

10.00am Margaret, Mary, Denis & Richard Moore

Tues 12th Jan

10.00am Nely & Christopher & children, John & Nora

Weds 13th Jan

10.00am Patrick & Eadie Reid

Thurs 14th Jan

8.00am Jane O’Connor

10.00am Michael McKeogh & Justin Herbert

Fri 15th Jan

10.00am Conleth Cormican

Sat 16th Jan

10.00am Donal Redmond

Sunday 17th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 16th Jan) Annie Horrigan

10.30am Denis Quinn (7th Anv)

12 noon Joseph Daly


The latest Roster for Ministers of the Word is now posted on the Church Notice Board.  Rosters have also been e-mailed to all our Readers.  Those Readers who do not have an e-mail address may collect a copy of the Roster from the Parish Office.  Many thanks to all our Ministers of the Word for their continued commitment and dedication to this special Ministry.


Friday 25th Dec – First Collection  €3,355  and the SHARE collection  - €2,160

Sunday 27th Dec – First Collection  €845 and the SHARE collection  - €745

Sunday 3rd Jan 2016 – First Collection  €780 and the SHARE collection  - €625