Parish Newsletter Sunday 13th January 2013

posted 14 Jan 2013, 02:42 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD                                                                                (02/13)


First Holy Communion 2013

The first Mass of preparation for children of the parish receiving First Holy Communion in May will take place at the 10.30 a.m. Family Mass to-day.  This Mass will feature the enrolment of the children in the preparation programme, which includes a renewal of Baptismal Promises.


ANNUAL CHURCH UNITY WEEK     18th to 25th January 2013

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Friday 18th January.  Inauguration in Dublin will take place at an Interdenominational Service in the Church of Saint Thomas, Indian Orthodox Church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1 on Friday 18th January at 8.00 p.m.  The theme, “What does God require of us” was chosen by the Christian Communities in India.




A Unite for Life Vigil will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin on Saturday 19th January at 4.30 p.m.  In advance of the Vigil, there will be a period of quiet prayer in Saint Andrew’s Church, Westland Row from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. which will be attended by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.  All are welcome to attend.


“You shall be my Witnesses…”Parish Preparation for Confirmation Programme

Next SUNDAY (20th January) at the 10.30 FAMILY MASS we will welcome the young people of the parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation later this year.  The young people and their parents will take an active part in the Liturgy on that day.  We invite parishioners to join parents and family members to pray for and support the young people as they prepare for this important Sacrament.  For further information contact Valerie Darby, 086-313 7850 or Barbara, Parish Office, 839 7398

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

 Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 15th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.


Presented by Anne McFadden

Date: Fridays 18th & 25th January, 1st and 8th February   10.00am-12.00 noon

Cost: €90 for course (including materials).


Thursday 31st January
8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  Cost: Donation


Please remember in your prayers P.J. KELLETT who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  May he rest in peace.


MASS INTENTIONS 13th – 20th January

Sunday 13th Jan.

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 12th Jan.)    Annie Horrigan

 8.30 a.m.                                         Joe Maxwell

12.00 noon                                       Denis Quinn (4th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                         Michael Healy, Kathleen and Kieran Healy

Monday 14th Jan.

 8.00 a.m.                                          James Freeney

10.00 a.m.                                         Conleth Cormican

Tuesday 15th Jan.

 8.00 a.m.                                           Jane O’Connor

10.00 a.m.                                         Christy Magee (25th Anv)

Wednesday 16th Jan.

10.00 a.m.                                          Maura Harrison

Friday 18th Jan.

10.00 a.m.                                         Capt. Gerry Young (4th Anv)

Saturday 19th Jan.

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

11.00 a.m.                                        Joe Maxwell (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 20th Jan.

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 19th Jan.)       Maura Coonan

 8.30 a.m.                                           Michael Fitzpatrick (First Anv)

10.30 a.m.                                         Christopher O’Connor (7th Anv)

12.00 noon                                        Stephen Costello (10th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                          Florence Nealon (Month’s Mind)


Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group

Our January meeting coincides with the First Cardinal Martini Memorial Lecture – ‘Cardinal Martini’s Legacy in the Irish Context’ - January 21st at 7.30 p.m. in Gardiner Street Church.

We have decided, therefore, to attend what promises to be a very interesting night.  The Speaker is the Rev. Professor Eamonn Conway, Head of Theology and Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.  Fr. Conway was appointed by Pope Benedict to be a Theological Advisor at recent special Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Admission – donation.  Anybody who requires transport on the night is requested to leave their name into the Sacristy or with one of the Leadership Team.  In addition a number of cars will be leaving from outside St. Columbanus Hall at 6.30 p.m. on Monday 21st January.  All are welcome.


Traditional Music Session Beann Éadair GAA Club

Traditional Music Session in Howth GAA Club on the last Friday of every month at 9:30 p.m.  Next session Friday 25th January in Howth GAA Club.  Enjoy the music, join in and sing a song or two!



Sunday 6th January – First Collection  €1,070 and the SHARE Collection  €775


Beann Éadair Adult GAA Team

It is the time of New Year Resolutions, looking to get back into playing football?  Our Adult Team are now actively looking for new players.  If you are interested in playing Gaelic Football this season now is the time to join up.  Email Fearghal at or visit for further information and contact details.

Scripture Readings for the First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 14th January

Heb 1:1-6. Ps 96:1-2,6-7,9. Mk 1: 14-20

Tuesday 15th January

Saint Ita            Memorial

Heb 2:5-12. Ps 8:2,5-9. Mk 1: 21-28

Wednesday 16th January

Heb 2:14-18. Ps 104:1-4,6-9. Mk 1: 29-39

Thursday 17th January

Saint Anthony    Memorial

Heb 3:7-14. Ps 94:6-11. Mk 1: 40-45

Friday 18th January

Heb 4:1-5, 11. Ps 77:3-4,6-8. Mk 2: 1-12

Saturday 19th January

Heb 4:12-16. Ps 18:8-10,15. Mk 2: 13-17

Sunday 20th January

Is 62:1-5. Ps 95:1-3,7-10. 1 Cor 12: 4-11. Jn 2: 1-11


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 14th – 18th 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 14th – 19th Jan.

Monday                                   Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                                  J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                             Joe Stewart

Thursday                                 M. Connaughton

Friday                                     Joe Clarke

Saturday                                 J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am                   V&L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 19th /20th Jan.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.                   B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                     D. O’Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                    Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                        D. Gilroy

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                      M. Moretta




The next session will be on Friday 18th January at 11am in Sutton Parish Centre when we will be studying The Gospel of John Chapter 1  ALL ARE WELCOME.  For more information please contact James c/o Sutton Parish Office, Tel. 839 2001 or Sr. Anne c/o Baldoyle Parish Office, Tel. 832 4313.


Mindfulness Meditation resumes tomorrow evening, Monday, 14th January at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall facilitated by Joe Clarke.