Parish NewsletterSunday 14th July 2013

posted 16 Jul 2013, 02:25 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                            (28/13)



Crossing the threshold of the faith brings us to beg for everyone “the same sentiments that Christ had” (Phil. 2-5), so that each discover a new way of thinking, of communicating with one another, of looking at others, of respecting one another, of being in family together, of planning our futures, of living out love and our vocation. 

Crossing the threshold of the faith is to be active, trusting in the power of the Holy Spirit present in the Church and who is also seen in the signs of the times.  It is to join in the constant movement of life and of history without falling into the paralyzing defeatism that everything in the past was better.  It is an urgency to think in new ways, to offer new suggestions, a new creativity, kneading life with “the new leaven of justice and holiness” (1 Cor. 5:8).

Crossing the threshold of the faith implies that we have eyes to wonder and a heart that is not lazily accustomed, that is able to recognize that every time a woman gives birth it is another bet placed for life and the future; that, when we watch out for the innocence of children we are guaranteeing the truth of a tomorrow and when we treat gently the dedicated life of an elderly person we are acting justly and caressing our own roots.

(extracts from Pastoral Letter of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) of Buenos Aires, October 2012)


SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT de PAUL - Annual Clothing Appeal

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 27th and Sunday 28th July 2013.  The collection of the bags will take place on Sunday 4th 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

Mindfulness Meditation continues in The Parish Hall (Saint Columbanus Hall), Main Street, Howth.  Tuesday mornings, 11.00 am to 12 noon.  All welcome.


This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 1st  SEPTEMBER.   Cost - €50 - which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office/Sacristy weekday mornings.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 15th-18th August

This exciting four day event offers workshops, concerts and inspiring talks from the Cistercian College, Mount St Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.  You can book on line@ For further information contact 01-675 3690 or mobile 085-828 9231.


Please remember in your prayers ROSALEEN CAULDWELL who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  We also pray for SÍLE McNALLY who has died.  We offer our sympathy to her husband and family.  May they rest in peace.


Scripture Readings for the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 15th July

Saint Bonaventure             Memorial

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

Tuesday 16th July

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

Wednesday 17th July

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

Thursday 18th July

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

Friday 19th July

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

Saturday 20th July

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

Sunday 21st July

Gn 18:1-10. Ps 14:2-5. Col 1:24-28. Lk 10:38-42 

Lumen Fidei – The Light of Faith
Pope Francis’ first encyclical “Lumen Fidei” was published on Friday 5th July.  The encyclical is available for download at
There are a limited number or places available for Junior Infants and other classes for the School year 2013/2014.  Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 Monday to Friday throughout July and August or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email    
The local Dublin North Rotary Club, in co-operation with the Prison Service, is   involved in a major project to collect used bicycles, refurbish them and send    them to Africa.  The bicycles will be distributed to young school pupils from age  10 upwards.  If you are in a position to donate a bicycle you may bring it to   the Marine Hotel Car Park, on Tuesday 16th July between 12 noon and 4.00pmThe club is also sending used school books to Africa.  School text books,          irrespective of their vintage, will be most welcome and may also be dropped   off at  Marine Hotel Car Park on the same day, at the same time. 


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Isabella Fernandez, Saoirse Rooney and Jack Anderson who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.


MASS INTENTIONS 14th – 21st July

Sunday 14th July

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 13th July)           Gerry O’Shea  (First Anv)

 8.30 a.m.                                        Morgan Doyle

10.30 a.m.                                       Gerard Dromgoole

12.00 noon                                       John Cullen (27th Anv)

                                                       Mary Cullen (5th Anv) and Shay Cullen (9th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                          Peter Roche (17th Anv)

Monday 15th July

10.00 a.m.                                         Paddy and Alice Wylie

Tuesday 16th July

 8.00 a.m.                                           Monica Cranley (Birthday


Thursday 18th July

10.00 a.m.                                          Kate Kerr

Sunday 21st July

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 13th July              William, Catherine and Liam Moore

10.30 a.m.                                         Tony McLoughlin (13th Anv)

12.00 noon                                         Niall O’Brien(11th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                           Maria Luykx 


Howth Parish are preparing to welcome the Birmingham Festival Choral Society later in July.  Their repertoire includes standard Choral Music, arrangements of traditional songs and songs from the Musicals.  On Sunday 28th July, the choir will present an evening of mixed, classical and sacred music in the Church of the Assumption, Howth at 8.00 p.m.  All are welcome. 

 Church Readers – Weekday

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 15th – 19th July

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 July

Monday                                   T. Boyle

Tuesday                                   J. Comisky

Wednesday                              Joe Stewart

Thursday                                  M. Connaughton

Friday                                      Joe Clarke

Saturday                                  J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am                     K. Burke

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 20th /21st July

Saturday 7.00 p.m.                  N. McCann

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                    A. Burke

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                   J & J Lantry

Sunday 12 noon                      F. Walshe
7.00 p.m.                                                 E. Cantwell


Sunday 7th July – First Collection  €890 and the Share collection    €710