Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th December 2011

posted 12 Dec 2011, 04:54 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Monday 12th December

Third Sunday of Advent                                                        (48/11)

 

SAINT VINCENT de PAUL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

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

 

Third 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.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY  HOWTH SENIOR CITIZENS

The Senior Citizens’ Christmas party will be held in the ABBEY TAVERN next 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

 

HOWTH PARISH CAROL SERVICE   -   MONDAY 19th DECEMBER

Last year the snow played havoc with our plans and the Parish Carol Service had to be cancelled.  This year we are looking forward to going ahead on Monday 19th December.  The Carol Service will begin at 7.30 p.m.  Please come along as in previous years to fill the Church with people, song and everything good about Christmas!  This is always a great night and don't forget we have mince pies afterwards!!  Looking forward to seeing you there.  All singers and musicians who would like to take part in the choir are asked to gather at 6.30 p.m. in the Church for a quick rehearsal.

 

PENANCE SERVICE IN PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS

This year the Penance Service will take place in Howth Church on Tuesday 20th December at 8.00 p. m.  The Service will be conducted by Reverend Paddy Carberry, S.J.  There will be a number of visiting confessors.

 

HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE HOUSEBOUND ON CHRISTMAS MORNING

Our Special Ministers of the Eucharist will be bringing Holy Communion to those who are ill on Christmas morning after the 10.30 Family Mass.  Anybody with a relative or friend staying with them for Christmas and if that person cannot get to the Church, please let us know by contacting the Church Sacristy/Parish Office.  (Tel. 839 7398)  A Minister of the Eucharist will be happy to bring Holy Communion to the sick person.

 

OUR DEAD

Please remember in your prayers, ROBERT POWER, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  May he rest in peace.

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS 11th - 18th December

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

Monday 12th December

 8.00 a.m.                                Edward O’Shaughnessy

Friday 16th December

10.00 a.m.                               Brendan Cantwell

Saturday 17th December

10.00 a.m.                               Lily Hand

11.00 a.m.                               Matthew Madigan Jnr. And Matthew  Madigan Snr.

Sunday 18th December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 17th December)  Tony Johnston

 8.30 a.m.                                Joseph Rourke

10.30 a.m.                               Bill McCormick

12.00 noon                             Patrick Collins

 7.00 p.m.                                Brendan Cantwell

 
FUND-RAISING DE-CLUTTER & DONATE
In aid of Ozanam House, Saint Vincent DePaul Community Resource Centre based in the North Inner City
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 0272
 

The Howth Community Drama Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz' from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th January at 8.00 p.m. with a Matinee on Saturday 7th at 3.00 p.m. in the School Hall, Howth Primary School.  Tickets €8 adult, €5 senior citizens and children, from Lua Clarke Tel. 839 1538.  Please come, enjoy a great show and support your local community!

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

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.

 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 4th December – First Collection  €1,030 and the SHARE Collection  €810

 

Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Advent

Monday 12th December

Num 24:2-7, 15-17. Ps 24:4-9,R/ v4. Mt 21: 23-27

Tuesday 13th December

Saint Lucy                      Memorial

Zeph 3:1-2, 9-13. Ps 33: 2-3,6-7, 18-19, 23, R/ v7. Mt 21: 28-32

Wednesday 14th December

Saint John of the Cross     Memorial

Is 45:6-8, 18, 21-26. Ps 84: 9-14, R/cf. Is 45:8. Lk 7: 19-23

Thursday 15th December

Is 54:1-10. Ps 29: 2, 4-6, 11-13, R/ v2. Lk 7: 24- 30

Friday 16th December

Is 56:1-3, 6-8.  Ps 66: 2-3,5,7-8, R/ v4. Jn 5: 33-36

Saturday 17th December

Gen 49:2, 8-10. Ps 71:1-4, 7-8, 17, R/ cf. v7. Mt 1: 1-17

Sunday 18th December

2 Sam 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16. Ps 88: 2-5, 27,29, R/ cf. v2. Rom 16: 25-27. Lk 1: 26-38.

 

Coalface Christianity in Action

The Faith Development Group would like to thank all those who facilitated and attended the November series of talks and would welcome suggestions for future series. Donations made on the occasion of each talk were forwarded in their entirety to the speakers involved.

 

Poblascoil Neasain, Bayside/Baldoyle, invites you to Carols by Candlelight on Tuesday, 13th December, at 7.30 p.m. There will be an opportunity to buy some Christmas crafts on the night and complementary seasonal refreshments will be available afterwards.  All are welcome.

 

SPECIAL MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THE PAST YEAR

The Name Cards from the Memorial Board are available for collection in the Sacristy.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH

The St. Francis Hospice Howth Auction Committee would like to thank sincerely the local businesses and community who contributed to and supported their recent auction held in the Abbey Tavern.  The auction raised €12,212 for St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.  The generous contributions, donations, support and attendance on the day ensured once again another great success.  A special thank you to those who volunteered to help the committee on the day. Your help was invaluable and ensured the smooth running of the auction.  It showed a wonderful community spirit and a very enjoyable day was had by all.   Well done!

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