Parish Newsletter Sunday 12th May 2013

posted 14 May 2013, 03:44 by mary sutton

Posted by Dorothy Heydon





The Annual Mass and Anointing of the Sick will take place to-day, Sunday, at 3.00 p.m. in the Church


Congratulations to the Girls and Boys of Second Class - Scoil Mhuire – Howth Primary School, who received their First Holy Communion in the Church yesterday.


    Scott Chambers                     Alicia Griffin                     Livia Mihoc

    Ryan Chequer                        Ben Hogan                       Daniel Nicholson

    Jack Clancy                          Emily Keating                   Samuel O’Shea

    Inigo Cruise-O’Brien               Joe Kelly                         Cáit Phelan

    Una Deegan                          Zaak Kelly                        Luke Reid Mackey

    Grace Doyle                         Jack Linehan                    Daniel Sheridan

    Mathilda de Búrca                 Isobel Markey                  Kate Skillington

    Rachel Fearon                      Kai McDonnell                   Daniel Weston

    Harry Finnerty-Brownen          Molly McGurrin               Mia Woodlock

A special Thank you to the childrens’ Teacher – Ms. Cathy Lynch



A violin Project has been launched in Scoil Mhuire, Howth’s Primary School.  35 violins have been purchased which have allowed 150 children from Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class to learn violin during school hours.  It is modelled on the project launched by Sr. Bernadette in Crumlin.  The objective is to be able to extend this project to all local schools as well as to adults in the local community.  The organising committee aim to do this through fundraising from concerts and other events. On Saturday 18th May, a concert will take place in the Church at 8.30 p.m.  The programme will include Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann.  Performers on the evening will include Mia Cooper (Violin), Philippe Graffin (Violin), Ruth Gibson (Viola), Amy Norrington (Cello) and Alasdair Beatson (Piano).  This Chamber Group will also perform in Howth Castle on 16th May (Sold Out) and on Friday 17th May in Saint Mary’s Church of Ireland, Deerpark.  Tickets  - €15 are available to buy from Finola Young (Centra), or reserve tickets by telephone 089-403 1292 or e-mail



Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28

Mindfulness Meditation continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.




What does it mean to be a person of God?  To live under the impulse of the Spirit?  To be a part of God’s creative power?

Wednesday 15th May from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.  With Sally Hyland, SJG  

Cost €45 includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space and 3 course lunch and coffee breaks.

Contact Sally on 087-622 6620



Please remember in your prayers MARGARET PURCELL who died during the week.  Reception of Remains on Monday 13th May at 5.30pm.  Funeral Mass on Tuesday 14th May at 10.00am.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.



Scripture Readings for the Seventh Week of Easter

Monday 13th May

Acts 19: 1-8. Ps 67:2-7. Jn 16: 29-33

Tuesday 14th May

Saint Matthias    Feast

Acts 1: 15-17, 20-26.  Ps 112:1-8. Jn 15: 9-17

Wednesday 15th May

Acts 20: 28-38 Ps 67:29-30,33-36. Jn 17: 11-19

Thursday 16th May

Acts 22: 30, 23: 6-11. Ps 15:1-2,5,7-11. Jn 17: 20-26

Friday 17th May

Acts 25: 13-21. Ps 102:1-2,11-12,19-20. Jn 21: 15-19

Saturday 18th May

Acts 28: 16-20, 30-31. Ps 10:4-5,7. Jn 21: 20-25

Sunday 19th May

Acts 2:1-11. Ps 103:1,24,29-31,34. Rm 8:8-17. Jn 14:15-16,23-26


 Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday, 13th May at 7.30 p.m.

 in St. Columbanus Hall.



Episode 10  “World Without End- The Last Things” will be shown this Friday 17th May at 11am in Sutton Parish Centre.  After the screening there will be an opportunity to share and discuss some of the issues raised.  For more information please contact either Fr. Liam or James Daly, Sutton Parish Office,  839 2001



There are a limited number or places available for Junior Infants for the School year 2013/2014.  Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email



‘The Challenge for the Syrian Church in the midst of a Civil War’

St. Columbanus Hall 8.00 pm Monday, 20th May

Fr. William Stuart will speak about the Church in Syria, which is striving to support a minority community in a war-torn country.  Fr. William studied in Damascus and has visited the region on a number of occasions in recent months experiencing ‘first hand’ the struggles of the ordinary people.  He has established a fund raising initiative aimed at supporting the education of refugee children on the Syrian-Lebanese border.

Admission Free - donations to support the Education Project welcome.



The local Conference of the Saint Vincent De Paul Society are available for people in need here in the Parish of Howth.  They can be contacted in confidence on Tel. 087-798 3376 if anyone would like to talk or needs help.


Sunday 5th May – First Collection  €805 and the Share collection   €665


MASS INTENTIONS 12th – 19th May

Sunday 12th May

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat.11th May)  Patrick, Eddie and Seamus Byrne

10.30 a.m.          Una Farren (Birthday Remembrance)

12.00 noon          Robert Forman (First Anniv.)

 7.00 p.m.          Una McElroy (8th)

Monday 13th May

10.00 a.m.          Mary and James Lawless

Tuesday 14th May

10.00 a.m.          Funeral – Margaret Purcell

Wednesday 15th May

10.00 a.m.          Anthony Bourke (1st Anniv)

Friday 17th May

10.00 a.m.          John Roche and John Foley

Sunday 19th May

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat.18th May)  Bernice Farren (1st Anniv)

10.30 a.m.          Deirdre Mackey, May, Nicky and Donal Moore

12.00 noon          Ellen “Blonnie” Quinn (19th Anv.)

 7.00 p.m.          Liam Gallagher (Month’s Mind)


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 13th  – 17th May

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 May

Monday                            T. Boyle

Tuesday                           Funeral Mass

Wednesday                     Joe Stewart

Thursday                          M. Connaughton

Friday                              Joe Clarke

Saturday                           J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am                 M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 18th/19th May

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



On Friday next, 17th May, at 8pm, Howth Golf Club will present the legendary Johnny McEvoy in Concert.  This nostalgic evening of ‘Song and Story’ features all of Johnny’s many Hit songs.  Tickets at €20 from Howth Golf Club or at door on night.



The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 9th June at 3.00 p.m.

RECENT BAPTISMS The Parish Community warmly welcomes Daniel Ryder, Ryan Conneely and Ellyn Toomey who were baptised recently in our Church. Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.