Parish Newsletter Sunday 14th of June 2015

posted 19 Jun 2015, 13:02 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 19 Jun 2015, 13:02 ]

Sunday 14th June 2015

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (23/15)


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton to-day at 3.00 p.m.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre Baily Howth Tel. 832 22 28

The Sanctuary will be holding a month long Ashram Experience, a retreat with a difference, this July in Stella Maris, Howth, from June 28th to July 27th, led by Fr. Korko Moses, a Jesuit priest from India.  This community experience, within the natural beauty of Stella Maris, will offer you an opportunity to experience meditation, silence, simplicity, peace and inner stillness, to enrich your spirit and enliven your faith.  The Sanctuary Ashram is a wonderful opportunity to take an inward journey, under guidance, to realize the truth of yourself as divine and created in the image and likeness of God.  With an openness to the wisdom present in all religious traditions, you will have the opportunity to meditate, read Sacred Scriptures, reflect, seek spiritual guidance and retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  There will be opportunities for one to one spiritual guidance built into the Ashram.  Bookings can be made by contacting the Sanctuary in Dublin 7, 01-670 5419.  More information is available on the Sanctuary website:


You are invited to join the All-Ireland Rally for Life on Saturday 4th July at 2.00pm in Parnell Square.


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.


BRINGING FAITH TO LIFE  Are you questioning your faith?  Do you struggle to find answers to address questions raised by your experience of life?  Is your prayer life struggling or non-existent?  Do you wish to do something about it?  Bringing Faith to Life is a programme that addresses some of the issues that modern life raises and offers a way to develop or deepen our Christian Faith.  The first of six session begins on Friday 19th June at 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  Each session will consist of a video presentation followed by a conversation based on reflective questions.  All are welcome to participate.


Two new interviews have been published on Howth Spirituality channel: Paddy Jordan and Mary Clavin.  Visit to enjoy these and earlier interviews.


The Annual Cemetery Mass in Fingal takes place on Sunday 21st June at 12noon.  The Annual Cemetery Mass in Balgriffin takes place on Sunday 5th July at 12noon.

Scripture Readings - Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 15th June

St Justin Memorial

2 Cor 6:1-10. Ps 97:1-4, R/ v2. Mt 5: 38-42

Tuesday 16th June

2 Cor 8:1-9. Ps 145:2,5-9, R/ v2. Mt 5: 43-48

Wednesday 17th June

2 Cor 9:6-11. Ps 111:1-4,9, R/ v1. Mt 6: 1-6,16-18

Thursday 18th June

2 Cor 11:1-11. Ps 110:1-4,7-8, R/ v7. Mt 6: 7-15

Friday 19th June

2 Cor 11:18, 21-30. Ps 33:2-7, R/ cf.v18. Mt 6: 19-23

Saturday 20th June

The Irish Martyrs Memorial

2 Cor 12:1-10. Ps 33:8-13, R/ v9. Mt 6: 24-34

Sunday 21st June

Job 3:1,8-11. Ps 106:23-26,28-31, R /v1. 2 Cor 5:14-17. Mk 4:35-41


Fingal County Council has announced a special consultation process for Wednesday 17th June between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Howth Yacht Club to brief residents and interested parties on plans for flood relief in Howth.  Engineers have been appointed to design the scheme and they, together with staff members from FCC , will be present to advise on proposed plans and to receive resident's comments.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 15th June at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 16th June from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome.


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Ethan Hand-Dixon and Zach Murphy who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - Thursday 18th June at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


STRAWBERRY FAIR  - Sunday 21st June  from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m.

Strawberries and Cream, Taste of Howth, Plants, Books and Toy Stall, Kid’s Crafts.  Penalty Shoot-Out, Obstacle Course and lots of entertainment  -  A great Day Out for all the family.

MASS INTENTIONS  14th – 21st June

Sunday 14th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 13th June)   Nancy Haughey

8.30am Maura Gibney

10.30am Joseph Reid (Month’s Mind)

12 noon Annie & Tom Harford

Mon 15th June

8.00am Elizabeth Thunder

Thur 18th June

8.00am Eric Timon (3rd Anv)

Sat 20th June

10.00am Paddy O’Connor (First Anv)

Sunday 21st June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 20th June)   Ray Harford (Birthday Remembrance)

10.30am Jack McKenna

12 noon John, Mary and Shay Cullen and Mary McLoughlin

HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  1st to 10th July 2015

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place to-day, Sunday (14th June) from 9.00 am to 1.00pm and on Monday 15th June from 10.00am to 11.00am in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 - without badge enrol for €5.00   Lots of activities including Quasar, Swimming, Bowling, Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Hockey, Fun with Food, Fancy Dress Disco, Basketball, Bouncy Castle & Giant Slide, Soccer and Knock-Out.  All the Leaders are Garda Vetted for the safety of your children and as this is completely voluntary, it is the cheapest Summer activity around.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 15th -19th June

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday J. Morton

Wednesday B. Milton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 15th – 20th June

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 20 & 21 June

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon F. Walsh


Sunday 7th June – First Collection  €720  and the SHARE collection  €540