in Ordinary Time (28/13)
POPE FRANCIS and
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF FAITH
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.
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.
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.
Pastoral Letter of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) of Buenos Aires, October 2012)
SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT de PAUL - Annual Clothing
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.
Meditation with Joe Clarke
Meditation continues in The Parish Hall (Saint Columbanus Hall), Main Street,
Howth. Tuesday mornings, 11.00 am to 12
noon. All welcome.
HOWTH PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO
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@ www.youth2000.ie
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
Scripture Readings for the
Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Bonaventure Memorial
Ex 1: 8-14, 22. Ps 123. Mt
Ex 2: 1-15. Ps
68:3,14,30-31,33-34. Mt 11: 20-24
Ex 3: 1-6, 9-12. Ps
102:1-4,6-7. Mt 11: 25-27
Ex 3: 13-20. Ps
104:1,5,8-9,24-27. Mt 11: 28-30
Ex 11: 10-12, 14. Ps
115:12-13,15-18. Mt 12: 1-8
Ex 12: 37-42. Ps
135:1,10-15,23-24. Mt 12: 14-21
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 www.vatican.va
HOWTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
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 email@example.com
BICYCLES AND SCHOOL BOOKS FOR AFRICA
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)
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
10.30 a.m. Tony McLoughlin (13th
12.00 noon Niall O’Brien(11th
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
8.00 a.m. Masses 15th
– 19th July
Monday J. Morton
Tuesday S. McInerney
Thursday Kay Burke
following are listed to read at
10.00 a.m. Masses 15th
– 20th July
Monday T. Boyle
Tuesday J. Comisky
Thursday M. Connaughton
Saturday J. Towers
Saturday 11.00am K. Burke
WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 20th
Saturday 7.00 p.m.
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