Parish Newsletter Sunday 14th April, 2013

posted 18 Apr 2013, 02:51 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER                                                                                 (15/13)


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

This week the first of five of the young peoples’ sessions of the above Parish Preparation for Confirmation programme takes place.  It will be held in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm.  The young people are divided into four groups and two adult volunteers lead each group.  The leaders are, Ann Ffrench, Ian Sheridan, Daire Jameson, Susan Sheridan, Martina Fennelly and Loretto Linehan, all parents of the young people who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and Margaret Rickard, Betty Sewell, Warrick Sewell, parishioners.  They have all undergone an Archdiocesan training programme and we wish them all well as they prepare for the sessions.  The first session deals with the Theme of Belonging.  Together the leaders and young people explore what it means to belong to the Church.  A question for each of us – How do I belong to my Church?

Valerie Darby, Margaret Rickard and Kay Burke, Coordinators



Catholicism is a groundbreaking Documentary Film Series, which illustrates the truth, goodness and beauty of the Catholic faith.  With host Fr. Robert Barron of the Word on Fire ministries you will learn what Catholics believe and why, while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic tradition.  Episode 7 of the programme “The Mystery of the Church’s Sacrament and Worship”- will be shown this Friday, 19th April at 11am  in Sutton Parish Centre.  After the screening we will have the opportunity to share and discuss some of the issues raised.  For more information please contact either Fr. Liam Lacey or James Daly, Sutton Parish Office, 01 839 2001.




Thanks to those who kindly returned the Lenten Trócaire Boxes.  It would be appreciated if people who still have Trócaire Boxes would return them by Sunday 21st April.  Many thanks.


Many thanks for Easter Dues received – your generous support is much appreciated.

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


Sunday, 21st April, is Vocations Sunday.  The Annual collection for the formation of students for priesthood in the Diocese of Dublin is being held at all the Masses next Sunday.  This collection will replace the SHARE collection.  Thank you for your generosity to this collection in previous years.



Please remember in your prayers BREDA O’CONNOR who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  We also pray for PAUL ‘Wally’ O’NEILL who has died.  Funeral Mass Monday 15th April at 10.00 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May they rest in peace.



Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Easter

Monday 15th April

Acts 6: 8-15. Ps 118:23-24,26-27,29-30. Jn 6: 22-29

Tuesday 16th April

Acts 7: 51-8: 1.  Ps 30:3-4,6-8,17,21. Jn 6: 30-35

Wednesday 17th April

Acts 8:1-8. Ps 65,1-7. Jn 6: 35-40

Thursday 18th April

Acts 8: 26-40. Ps 65:8-9,16-17,20. Jn 6: 44-51

Friday 19th April

Acts 9: 1-20. Ps 116. Jn 6: 52-59

Saturday 20th April

Acts 9: 31-42. Ps 115:12-17. Jn 6: 60-69

Sunday 21st April

Acts 13: 14, 43-52. Ps 99:1-3,5. Apoc 7: 9,14-17. Jn 10:27-30

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



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



A good parish communications flow is essential for parish life and ministry.  Anyone in the parish who is involved or interested in any way in parish communications, is welcome to attend a gathering next Tuesday, 16th April.

This meeting will take place in The Regency Hotel, Drumcondra at 7.30 p.m.  There will be three short presentations followed by discussion groups and a Question and Answer session before closing at 9.30 p.m.  The speakers on the night will be Annette O’Donnell, Director of Communications for the Dublin Archdiocese; Fr. Eoin McCrystal, P.P. Donaghmede; and Brenda Drumm from the Communications Centre in Maynooth.


Suicide Awareness

Clontarf and Howth-Sutton Lions Clubs are hosting a charity concert in aid of Pieta House and Headstrong - support services in the prevention of suicide and self-harm in adults and young people in Ireland.  The Garda Band and Dublin Gospel Choir will take part in this concert at Clontarf Castle on Thursday 25th April at 8 00 p.m.  Tickets €15  - Tel.  087 275 1333


The Presentation Brothers are holding an information weekend for men interested in a religious vocation. 11am Sat. 27th - 2pm Sun. 28th April at Presentation Brothers, Glasthule.  For full details and to book a place contact Br Anthony at 01-2300824 or email Visit



Sunday 7th April – First Collection  €935 and the SHARE collection  €680

MASS INTENTIONS 14th – 21st April

Sunday 14th April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 13th April)    Thomas O’Connor and Kevin O’Connor

10.30 a.m.                              Harry and Ann Gaynor,  Tom Gaynor

12.00 noon                              Sean O’Shea and the O’Shea Family

 7.00 p.m.                               Brigid and Harry Howard

Monday 15th April

10.00 a.m.                                Funeral: Paul ‘Wally’ O’Neill

Thursday 18th April

10.00 a.m.                                Mary Fitzpatrick

Sunday 21st April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 20th April)    John Barrett

12.00 noon                              Frank O’Mahony (6th Anv)



‘Rediscovering Community in the Parish’ Dr. Seamus Lillis

St. Columbanus Hall, 8.00 pm Monday 15th April  Dr. Lillis works as a consultant in community development and in many of its aspects, rural community development, community economic development and with non-government organisations.  In the last few years he has been drawn by curiosity to begin to enquire into the notion of community as it relates to the Gospels and to the Church.  His work in communities focuses on understanding and improving the process of community development, leading to better and more reliable outcomes.  ALL WELCOME


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 15th – 19th April

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 15th – 20th April

Monday                               T. Boyle

Tuesday                              Jo Comisky

Wednesday                         Joe Stewart

Thursday                             M. Connaughton

Friday                                  Joe Clarke

Saturday                              K. Burke

Saturday 11.00am                 M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 20th/21st April

Saturday 7.00 p.m.               B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                  D O’Cathasaigh/A. Ui Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                 Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                     S. Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                   E. Cantwell



The Parents Association in Scoil Mhuire have organised a FAMILY TREASURE HUNT for Sunday 21st April.  Registration at Saint Columbanus Hall 11.45am to 12.15pm.  €20 per family – All welcome.