Parish Newsletter Sunday 12th of July 2015

posted 10 Aug 2015, 11:07 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 10 Aug 2015, 11:07 ]

Sunday 12th July 2015

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (27/15)


BRINGING FAITH TO LIFE  continues on Friday 17th July at 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome to participate.


The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal.  The appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bed-clothes, curtains and shoes.  Bags will be distributed on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2015.  The collection of the bags will take place on Sunday 2nd August DURING THE MORNING MASSES ONLY.  The Society is conscious of the tremendous support given by the Parishioners of this Parish over the years and thank you most sincerely on behalf of those you have helped.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

The weekly Mindfulness sessions have finished for the summer and will resume on MONDAY and TUESDAY 14th & 15th September in St. Columbanus Hall.


On Tuesday next, 14th July, a session to consider the use of Mindfulness Meditation in the context of a Christian Spiritual journey will be held in St. Columbanus Hall at 11.00am.  All are welcome.

MANRESA HOUSE Clontarf Road, Dollymount  -  3-day Summer Retreat with Tom McGuinness SJ

Thursday 30 July (8pm) to Sunday 2 August (2pm)   Pick up on a summer mood by seeking to spend some time apart in an unhurried and peaceful way: a real ‘Sabbath time with God’ for yourself.  In an atmosphere of gentle quiet, participants will be helped to ponder Scripture and to become attentive to the signs of God in their lives and in the world around them.  There will be some suggestions for prayer using images from art, poetry and music.  Space for personal quiet time and some sharing will be built into the day.  Opportunities for guided and common prayer or to meet a spiritual director will be among the options available.  Please Tel. 01 8331352 or email to book your place.

Colouring pages for children

Activity pages and a separate colouring page on the theme of the Sunday gospel, along with crayons to borrow, are available for children on the left hand side of the altar under the "Summer Gospels" display board.  Please encourage your children to use these pages and help them read the prayer for each week on the display board.


Please remember in your prayers MARY MEAGHER who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her daughter Helen, and sons Johnny, Gregory and Paul and all the family.  May she rest in peace

Scripture Readings - Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 13th July

Ex 1:8-14, 22. Ps 123, R/ v8. Mt 10:34-11:1

Tuesday 14th July

Ex 2:1-15. Ps 68:3,14,30-31,33-34, R/ cf. v33. Mt 11:20-24

Wednesday 15th July

St Bonaventure

Ex 3:1-6, 9-12. Ps 102:1-4,6-7,R/ v8. Mt 11:25-27

Thursday 16th July

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Ex 3:13-20. Ps 104:1,5,8-9,24-27, R/ v8. Mt 11:28-30

Friday 17th July

Ex 11:10-12:14 Ps 115:12-13,15-18,R/ v13. Mt 12:1-8

Saturday 18th July

Ex 12:37-42. Ps 135:1,10-15,23-24. Mt 12:14-21

Sunday 19th July

Jer 23:1-6. Ps 22, R/v2. Eph 2:13-18. Mk 6:30-34

MASS INTENTIONS  12th – 19th July

Sunday 12th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 11th July)   William, Catherine and Liam Moore & Kathleen O’Kelly

8.30am Morgan & Seán Doyle

10.30am Bridie McAllister

12 noon Fiachra Daly (2nd Anv)

Tues 14th July

8.00am Patrick & Richard O’Rourke. Kathleen & Edward O’Rourke & Eileen O’Shea

Weds 15th July

8.00am Charlie O’Malley & Katie Hannon

Sunday 19th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 18th July)  Nicky Morton (1st Anv)

8.30am A Special Intention

10.30am Gerry & Agnes O’Shea & Mary O’Connor

12 noon Keith Lawless (22nd Anv)


Many thanks from Eamonn Meehan, Executive Director at TRÓCAIRE for your kindness during the Lenten Box Appeal.  €850 was donated by Howth Parishioners to the TRÓCAIRE Box Appeal.  On behalf of the families and communities who benefit from your generosity – Thank you for this generous response.


This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 30th August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.

CHURCH COLLECTIONS Sunday 5th July – First Collection  €700 and the the SHARE collection    €610

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 13th – 17th July

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 13th – 18th July

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 18 & 19 July

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/A. Burke

Sunday 10.30am J & J Lantry

Sunday 12 noon P. Van de Pol


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Amelia Grace Farrell Fitzpatrick, Alannah Drury, Naran Nichola Gillen and Molom Michael Gillen who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

AN ASHRAM EXPERIENCE in Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Howth – 28th June – 27th July

Time for Meditation, Yoga (gentle stretches), Spiritual direction.  Time of Silence, Simplicity and Equanimity.  Residential: €255 - 3 days, €425 - 5 days.

Day Attendees, 7.30am to 8.00pm €55 per day (includes meals) - Limited places.  Booking essential.  Tel.: 01-670 5419 or email

More information on and


He was speaking the word to them” (Mk 2:2). Encountering Jesus in Mark’s Gospel.  2nd August (6pm) – 8th  August (2pm).  A six-day retreat led by John Byrne OSA, Kieran O’Mahony OSA and Dr. Bernadette Toal.  Fee €425 (residential).  The retreat will be held in Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16.  For further information and booking contact John in Orlagh Tel 01-495 8193 / email   Website