Parish Newsletter Sunday 15th January 2012

posted 17 Jan 2012, 03:26 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 17th January 2012

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (World Day of Migrants and Refugees)                 (03/12)



“You shall be my Witnesses…”-Parish preparation for Confirmation programme


Today at the 10.30 FAMILY MASS we 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 today.  We invite the congregation to join with the young people and their parents in making this a very special and prayerful celebration of the Eucharist and to pray for the young people at this important time in their lives.  A special thanks to the musicians, the parents who helped prepare for the Mass and to Mr. Burke the 6th class teacher at Scoil Mhuire.



First Holy Communion 2012

Second Mass of Preparation    - Sunday 22nd January - 10.30 a.m.

Once again we invite parents and parishioners to join together to support the children from our parish who are preparing to receive Jesus in First Holy Communion in May. At this second Mass of preparation all the children will be presented with a certificate of participation in this special journey of preparation.  This Mass will be celebrated next Sunday, 22nd January at 10.30 a.m.  We look forward to seeing all of our children at this Mass and we support them as they grow in their friendship with Jesus.  A friendship which will continue long after the day of their First Holy Communion.

                                                                                                            Howth Family Mass Group




Sunday 29th January marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2012.  The purpose of the week is to highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution that Catholic Schools make to our local communities and society in general.  This year’s theme is : -




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


Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 24th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Eucharistic Reflection Day with Sr. Marie Therese Porter Saturday 4th February

10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY   Wednesday 8th February  10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.  Tel. 087 622 6620



MASS INTENTIONS 15th – 22nd January

Sunday 15th January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 14th January)  Bridget and Christopher Ryan

 8.30 a.m.                                Edith & Patrick Reid and their daughter Edie.  Peter Tanner and Barry Dunne

10.30 a.m.                               Denis Quinn (3rd Anv.)

12.00 noon                             Christopher O’Connor

 7.00 p.m.                                Christy Magee (25th Anv.)

Monday 16th January

 8.00 a.m.                                Jane O’Connor

10.00 a.m.                               Tommy Dalton

Tuesday 17th January

8.00 a.m.                 Joseph Daly

10.00 a.m.                             Ann Long (Recently Deceased)

Wednesday 18th January

10.00 a.m.                              Capt. Gerry Young (3rd Anv.)

Thursday 19th January

10.00 a.m.                               Tony Morrogh

Friday 20th January

10.00 a.m.                              Ena and Gus Connaughton  and Mary Christina

Saturday 21st January

10.00 a.m.                               Donal Redmond

Sunday 22nd January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 21st January)       Keith Reid

 8.30 a.m.                               

10.30 a.m.                               Michael, Kathleen and  Kieran Healy

12.00 noon                             Stephen Costello

 7.00 p.m.                                Joe Kidd (14th Anv.)

World Migrant and Refugee Sunday
(15th January 2012)

Pope Benedict XVI will mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees with a call for the “new evangelization” to extend to migrant workers, refugees and international students. The World Day of Migrants and Refugees offers the whole Church an opportunity to reflect on a theme linked to the growing phenomenon of migration, to pray that hearts may open to Christian welcome and to the effort to increase in the world justice and charity, pillars on which to build an authentic and lasting peace.

Beann Eadair GAA and Dublin GAA are proud to welcome the Sam Maguire Cup and some Dublin 
senior players to St. Fintan’s NS, The Burrow NS and Scoil Mhuire NS on Wednesday morning 18th 


Friday 6th January – First Collection  €665 and the SHARE Collection  €355

Sunday 8th January – First Collection  €1,020 and the SHARE Collection  €745



Scripture Readings for the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 16th January

1 Sam 15:16-23. Ps 49:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23, R/ v23. Mk 2: 18-22

Tuesday 17th January

Saint Anthony, abbot            Memorial

1 Sam 16:1-13. Ps 88: 20-11,27-28, R/ v21. Mk 2: 23-28

Wednesday 18th January

1 Sam 17:32-51. Ps 143:1-2, 9-10, R/ v1. Mk 3: 1-6

Thursday 19th January

1 Sam 18:6-9, 19:1-7. Ps 55:2-3, 9-14, R/ v5. Mk 3: 7-12

Friday 20th January

1 Sam 24:3-21. Ps 56:2-4,6,11, R/ v2. Mk 3: 13-19

Saturday 21st January

Saint Agnes          Memorial

2 Sam 1:1-4, 11-12, 17,19, 23-27. Ps 79:2-3,5-7,  R/ v4. Mk 3: 20-21

Sunday 22nd January

Jon 3: 1-5, 10. Ps 24: 4-9, R/v4. 1 Cor 7:29-31. Mk 1:14-20


The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed as usual from 18th to 25th January 2012.  Its inauguration in Dublin will take place at an interdenominational Service in the Church of Saints Columbanus and Gall, Milltown (Roman Catholic) on Wednesday, 18th January at 8.00 p.m.


The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Michael Jackson will be the homilist.  Priests and people of the diocese are welcome to attend.


The theme “We will be changed” was chosen by Christian leaders in Poland.  Change is at the heart of human life.  Change is also the heart of the ecumenical movement.


Resource material prepared by the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland is available online at

 See more information on the separate pink page available on the tables in the Church.