Parish Newsletter Sunday 12th January 2014

posted 16 Jan 2014, 03:21 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy eydon

The Baptism of the Lord                                                                   (02/14)



The 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th to the 25th January 2014.  An interdenominational Service will take place in St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton on Sunday 19th January at 8.00pm to mark the inauguration of the week of prayer.  Canon Desmond Sinnamon of the Church of Ireland has accepted the invitation of the Dublin Council of Churches to preach the homily.

Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues: your generous support is much appreciated.




Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to exchange unwanted Christmas gifts but to donate them to Crosscare who will give them to those most in need, young people living on the margins and the homeless.  Unwanted presents can be brought to the Cathedral this week so that they can be re-distributed through Crosscare – the Diocesan Social Care Agency.


A Special Concert: The Three Tenors, with guests, St. Fintan’s Parish Junior Choir, will be performing in concert in St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton on 21st February 2014.  Tickets €25 each now available from the St. Fintan's Parish Office, 9.30am to 12.30pm and from Coffeys of Sutton, Unit 6 Superquinn Shopping Centre, Sutton.
Join us and have a thoroughly enjoyable night.

A Joint Meeting of the three Parish Pastoral Councils, (Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle) will take place on Monday 13th January at 7.30pm in St. Fintan’s Parish Centre, Sutton.



Monday 20th January  - Gardiner Street Church.  The 2nd Cardinal Martini Annual lecture at 7.30 p.m.  Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ will take the theme – Cardinal Martini and Pope Francis.    All welcome, admission – donation.




Please remember in your prayers JOHNNY DIXON who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Anne and family.  We also pray for TOMMO HAYES who has died.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Breda and all the family.  May they rest in peace.


Scripture Readings for the First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 13th January

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

Tuesday 14th January

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

Wednesday 15th January

Saint Ita          Memorial

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

Thursday 16th January

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

Friday 17th January

Saint Anthony, abbot              Memorial

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

Saturday 18th January

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

Sunday 19th January

Is 49:3,5-6. Ps 39: 2, 4, 7-10, R/v8,9. 1 Cor 1:1-3. Jn 1:29-34



‘In Search of a New Model of Church’

Monday 20th January  8.00 pm  St. Columbanus Hall

As Pope Francis and his advisors consult with the worldwide Church on family issues in preparation for the October 2014 Synod there is an atmosphere of hope and expectation about the future.  If a ‘New Model of Church’ emerges in the future what should that model look like?  What aspects of the current model of church must be changed to facilitate the emergence of a new, more inclusive model?  What role can the laity play at parish, diocesan, and wider levels in any new model of Church?  What model of Church might offer hope to those alienated and marginalised?  The evening will combine a number of personal reflections on these issues followed by an open discussion.  The agenda covers a very wide range of issues and it is, therefore, intended to deal with the issues over the course of a number of meetings.   ALL WELCOME


The Eucharistic Adoration Group would warmly welcome new comers to adoration including those who wish to give it a try without commitment.  It involves spending an hour a week in silent prayer (in whatever form of devotion including spiritual reading that you choose) before the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the side Altar of the Sacred Heart of Jesus during one of the scheduled hours of exposition on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.  On Tuesdays the scheduled hours of exposition begin at 11:00; 12:00; 13:00; 14:00; 15:00 and 16:00.  On Wednesdays they begin at 11:00; 12:00; 13:00; (none at 14:00); 15:00; 16:00 and 19:00.  On Thursdays there is just one hour that begins at 11:00.  For more information contact Owen at 832 5574 or John at 832 4429 or 086-810 5412.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 13th – 17th Jan.

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 13th – 18th Jan.

Monday                       Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                       J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                 Joe Stewart

Thursday                     M. Connaughton

Friday                          Joe Clarke

Saturday                      L. & V. Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 18th /19th Jan.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.      N. McCann

Sunday 8.30 a.m.         D. O’Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30 a.m.       Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon           B. Morgan


MASS INTENTIONS  12th –19th Jan

Sunday 12th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 11th Jan)       Annie Horrigan

 8.30am                                   James and Elizabeth Freeney

10.30am                                  Michael and Kathleen Healy and Kieran Joseph Healy

12.00 noon                              Ray Harford

Tues 14th Jan

 8.00am                                   James Freeney

10.00am                                   Harry and Maura Harrison

Thurs 16th Jan

10.00am                                  Frank Matthews

                                                (Birthday Remembrance)

Fri 17th Jan

 8.00am                                   Joseph Daly

10.00am                                  Capt. Gerry Young (5th Anv)

Saturday 18th Jan

10.00 a.m.                               Donal Redmond (30th Anv)

Sunday 19th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 18th Jan)  Jack and Nellie Moore and Cora Lynch

 8.30am                                   Helen and Florence McCarthy

10.30am                                  Denis Quinn (5th Anv)

12.00 noon                              Stephen Costello (11th Anv)




Saturday Evening Vigil Mass at 7 o’clock

Sunday Morning         8.30; 10.30 (Family Mass),  and 12.00 noon

Weekdays: Monday – Friday  8.00 and 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: 10.00 a.m.