Parish Newsletter Sunday 15th July 2012

posted 18 Jul 2012, 03:08 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Wednesday 18th July 2012

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                  (28/12)


Seeing Your Life Through The Lens of The Gospels

Mark 6:7-13
1 Jesus gave the disciples a share in his mission by sending them out ahead of him. It was a gesture of trust and confidence on his part, even though they did not fully understand his mission. Have you ever been surprised by the trust shown to you by others to speak or act on their behalf?


2 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. Perhaps your experience gives you examples of the value of having another with you when engaged in an important task.


3 The apparently strange instructions given by Jesus were intended to counteract practices by bogus preachers who used preaching as a mask for money-making. The disciples of Jesus focus on the mission and not on their own comforts. Is it your experience that vested interests can impede a task, whereas having the right motives makes your mission more effective?


4 The task of the disciples was to call people to repent, (metanoia = conversion, change the way we look at God and at other people). Who have been the disciples, the people in your life who have called you to be more trusting in God? To whom have you given this call?

                                                                       John Byrne OSA  Email



This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 2nd 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.



We hope to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th September 2012 for five nights.  The cost per person sharing will be €749.00 - Full Board accommodation in the Hotel Gallia Londres which is close to the Grotto.  For more details please call into the Parish Office/Sacristy mornings Mon -Weds. and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. or Tel. 839 7398



Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly 9th – 12th August 2012. For young people aged 16-35 with inspiring Talks, Prayer, daily Mass, Music, Drama and Reflection. Over the last few years this festival has been nicknamed “The Holy Oxygen”.  It is operated on a donation-only festival, with all food and accommodation provided, all young people need bring is a sleeping bag, pillow and an open heart.  Visit the website  and see the poster at the back of the Church.


MASS INTENTIONS  15th – 22nd July 2012

Sunday 15th July

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 14th July)           Mary O’Connor and Agnes O’Shea

 8.30 a.m.                                             Morgan Doyle

10.30 a.m.                                            Benny and Vera Malone,

                                                             Eileen and Jim Lantry

12.00 noon                                          John, Mary and Shay Cullen

Monday 16th July

 8.00 a.m.                                            Joseph Daly

10.00 a.m.                                           Kitty Martin

Tuesday 17th July

 8.00 a.m.                                            Michael Barry

10.00 a.m.                                          The Healy Family

Wednesday 18th July

10.00 a.m.                                          Paddy O’Rourke

Friday 20th July

10.00 a.m.                                          Frank and Martha Drumm

Sunday 22nd July

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 21st July)          Keith Lawless (19th Anniv)

 8.30 a.m.                                             Fr. Walter Hegarty  (Recently Deceased)

10.30 a.m.                                            Tony McLoughlin  (12th Anniv)

12.00 noon                                          Niall O’Brien    (10th Anniv)



The local Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold their monthly collection to-day – after all the Masses.

There are a limited number of places for the School year 2012/2013 available. 
 Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 
or email


A BIG THANK YOU to Lua Clarke and her team for all the work at this year’s Summer Project.  Thanks also to all the young people who took part in the Project.  We wish them well for the remaining weeks of the summer holidays.



If you are going abroad on holiday, why not pick up a missalette from the Sacristy.  Missalettes are available for a few weeks ahead.

Enjoy your holiday.


Scripture Readings for the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 16th July

Is 1:10-17. Ps 49: 8-9, 16-17, 21, 23, R/ v23. Mt 10: 34-11:1

Tuesday 17th July

Is 7:41-9. Ps 47: 2-8, R/ v9. Mt 11: 20-24

Wednesday 18th July

Is 10:5-7, 13-16. Ps 93: 5-10, 14-15, R/ v14. Mt 11: 25-27

Thursday 19th July

Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19. Ps 101: 13-21, R/ v20. Mt 11: 28-30

Friday 20th July

Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8. Ps Is 38: 10-12, 16, R/ cf. v27. Mt 12: 1-8