Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th of January 2015

posted 12 Jan 2015, 11:59 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 12 Jan 2015, 11:59 ]

Sunday 11th January 2015

The Baptism of the Lord (02/15)


The Palestrina Choir, St.Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin, will be performing a Concert in St.Fintans Church, Greenfield Road, Sutton at 8.00pm on Saturday 7th February as part of their Spring Concert Series, to raise funds to support their tour to Carnegie Hall New York and Washington DC.  It will be a guaranteed evening of beautiful Sacred Music including the Panis Angelicus, Ave Verum Corpus and Oh Sacrament Most Holy.  Christopher O’Shea from Sutton is Head Chorister of ThePalestrina Choir.  Tickets €15, will be available from Monday 19th January and can be purchased from St. Fintan’s Parish Shop, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the Concert.

Grief Support Group: The Irish Hospice Foundation and the Bereavement Counselling Service will be running a Grief Support Group.  An information evening - involving no obligation - will be held on Wednesday, 14 January in the Community Centre in Baldoyle from 7.30 – 8.30pm to explain what the support group will involve and how it might be of help to you.  For further details and to reserve a place at the information evening please contact Breffni Mc Guinness (01 679 3188) or Maeve Burgess (087 939 3919).


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th – 25th January 2015.  Its inauguration in Dublin will take place at an interdenominational service in St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4 on Sunday 18th January at 3.00pm.  Fr Damian McNeice, Chairperson of the Dublin Council of Churches, will preach the sermon.  This year’s theme, “Give me to drink”(John 4:7) was chosen by the Christian communities in Brazil.

Talk on Pope Francis: Gardiner Street parish, Monday 19th January at 7.30pm to listen to Fr. Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ discuss the topic of “Wake up the World”– The hopes of Pope Francis – with a focus on the year of Consecrated life  in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1.  All welcome.


This centre, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, offers a wide range of retreats and courses.  Their programme for January 2015 is now available.  Contact: 01 833 1352 or visit their web site:


For those interested in overseas volunteering and/or joining the VC Training Course on Overseas Development and Mission, Viatores Christi (VC) will hold an Information and Recruitment Session on Saturday 17th January  at 12.00 noon  at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7.  Tel. 01-868 9986 / Email:  or  on

Scripture Readings for the First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 12th Jan

Heb 1:106. Ps 96:1-2,6-7,9,R/cf. v7. Mk1:14-20

Tuesday 13th Jan

Heb 2:5-12. Ps 8:2,5-9,R/ v7. Mk1:21-28

Wednesday 14th Jan

Heb 2:14-18. Ps 104:1-4,6-9,R/ v8. Mk1:29-39

Thursday 15th Jan

St. Ita Memorial

Heb 3:7-14. Ps 94:6-11,R/v8. Mk1:40-45

Friday 16th Jan

Heb 4:1-5,11. Ps 77:3-4,6-8,R/cf. v7. Mk2:1-12

Saturday 17th Jan

St. Anthony, Abbot Memorial

Heb 4:12-16. Ps 18:8-10,15,R/cf. Jn 6:63. Mk2:13-17

Sunday 18th Jan

1 Sm 3:3-10,19. Ps 39:2,4,7-10, R v8,9. 1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20. Jn 1:35-42


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Ryan Paul Farrell and Jacob John Doran who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


In its 21st Year in Howth Parish

Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus, on Thursday evening, 15th January at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh

Tel. 806 3406 or Brenda Morgan Tel 8322 747

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   Saint John’s Gospel

Howth Parish Bible Study Group will resume on Friday 16th Jan. in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  


Monday 26th January 2015 At 8.00 pm   St. Columbanus Hall   Dr. Kevin Egan [ All Hallows College]  will deliver a talk on the theme ‘Helping the Church to become Self-Critical: Why the Laity are Best Equipped for this Role’  ALL WELCOME


Sunday 4th Jan – First Collection  €995 and the SHARE collection  - €635

MASS INTENTIONS – 11th – 18th January

Sunday 11th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 10th Jan) Michael, Kathleen and Kieran Healy

8.30am Denis Quinn (6th Anv)

10.30am Bernard Farren (6th Anv)

12 noon Jasper Dunne and May Dunne (First Anv)

Mon 12th Jan

8.00am James & Elizabeth Freeney

Tuesday 13th Jan

8.00am James Freeney

Weds 14th Jan

8.00am Jane O’Connor

10.00am Maura and Harry Harrison

Thurs 15th Jan

8.00am Conleth Cormican

10.00am Christy Magee (28th Anv)

Fri 16th Jan

8.00am Christopher & Esther Keenan

10.00am Seán Costello (Recently Deceased)

Sat 17th Jan

10.00am Donal Redmond (32nd Anv)

Sunday 18th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 17th Jan) Annie Horrigan

8.30am A Special Intention

10.30am Pauline Fernandez (2nd Anv)

12 noon Paddy Galligan (5th Anv)

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation resumes in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 12th January at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 13th January from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.

Important Dates for the Year 2015

Ash Wednesday 18th Feb

Easter Sunday 5th April

The Ascension of the Lord 17th May

Pentecost Sunday 24th May

The Holy Trinity 31st May

The Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi) 7th June

The Sacred Heart of Jesus 12th June


Religious Booklets are available at the Church Notice Board.  Books are changed on a regular basis to suit the different seasons of the year.  Weekly Catholic papers are also available  


THE UNIVERSE  -  €1.75

and THE CATHOLIC TIMES  -  €1.75

Money for papers may be placed in any of the Shrines in the Church.