Parish Newsletter Sunday 15th of November 2015

posted 17 Nov 2015, 13:54 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 17 Nov 2015, 13:54 ]

Sunday 15th November 2015

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time  (45/15)


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


Two new interviews have been published on Howth Spirituality channel: Rev. Alastair Dunlop of Howth Presbyterian Church and Sally Hyland SJG, a regular retreat giver at Stella Maris. Visit to enjoy these and earlier interviews.


The parish programme of preparation for First Holy Communion 2016 begins to-day -  Sunday (15th November) at the 10.30am Family Mass.  The children of the parish preparing for First Holy Communion next year will be enrolled in the programme and this special Mass will feature a renewal of baptismal promises.

We look forward to welcoming all the children to this special Mass.



Saturday 21st November at 3.00pm in the Sea Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth.


This Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Howth.  All are welcome.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 16th November at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 17th November from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


Saturday 28th November from 10am to 1.00pm in Saint Columbanus Hall in aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people.  Brother Kevin needs financial help to provide 850 meals every day for people who are homeless or in need and up to 1,800 food parcels each week for those on the poverty threshold.  Please support this most deserving cause.

The Three Tenors – Ireland’s Greatest Voices

Ireland’s Most Popular Trio - Ray O’Hare, Dominic McGorian and Alan Kelly will present a Concert in the Church on Friday evening, 11th December at 8.00pm.  This thrilling concert is packed with the most beautiful spiritual favourites…: Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, The Prayer, Pie Jesu, I Believe, I'll Walk with God and the world’s most popular, uplifting, magical songs from Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), Sinatra (My Way), and Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma).  Christmas Favourites will include 'When a Child is Born' 'Silent Night' 'O Holy Night'.  Tickets - €25 available in the Parish Office Tel. 839 7398 or The Country Market Tel. 832 2033.  Special Guests – Howth Scoil Mhuire Primary School Choir.

Scripture Readings – Thirty Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 16th Nov

1 Mac 1:10-15, 41-43,54-57,62-64. Ps 118:53,61,134,150,155,158, R/ cf. v88. Lk 18:35-43

Tuesday 17th Nov

St Elizabeth of Hungary Memorial

2 Mac 6:18-31. Ps 3:2-7, R/ v6. Lk 19:1-10

Wednesday 18th Nov

2 Mac 7:1,20-31. Ps 16:1,5-6,8,15, R/ v15. Lk 19:11-28

Thursday 19th Nov

1 Mac 2:15-19. Ps 49:1-2,5-6,14-15, R/ v23. Lk 19:41-44

Friday 20th Nov

1 Mac 4:36-37,52-59. Ps 1 Chr 29:10-12 R/ v13. Lk 19:45-48

Saturday 21st Nov

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Zec 2:14-17. Ps Lk 1:46-55,R/v49. Mt 12:46-50

Sunday 22nd Nov

Dn 7:13-14.Ps 92:1-2,5, R/ v1. Apoc 1:5-8. Jn 18:33-37

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   The Acts of the Apostles

Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 20th Nov in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All are welcome.


The story of a Howth Cottage by Bernie Nestor 1995

This is a nostalgic Memoir by Bernie Nestor of her life growing up in an isolated cottage overlooking Howth Golf Club on Howth Hill.  It is a social history covering several generations. It will appeal to a wide readership as well as to the people of Howth.  It would make a great gift, in particular a Christmas gift.  Published by the Howth Peninsula Heritage Society at €5.00 and sold in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.  Copies are available in the Sacristy from Barbara at Tel. 839 7398


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 19th November at 11.00am.  Cost:  None - and all are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

ENCHIRIADIS TREIS CHOIR presents HANDEL’S MESSIAH on Sunday 29th November at 8.00pm in St. Anne's Church, Portmarnock.  Soloists: Mary Callan Clarke, Andrew Gavin and Tristan Caldwell.  Tickets €10 each.  Tel.: 085 747 6818 for tickets or email:  

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 16th – 20th Nov.

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 16th – 21st Nov.

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 21 & 22 Nov.

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/ P. Cummings

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon P. Van dePol

MASS INTENTIONS 15th – 22nd Nov

Sunday 15th Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 14th Nov)   Eileen O’Shea (1st Anv)

10.30am Robert Hennessy

12 noon Padraig Smith

Mon 16th Nov

8.00am The O’Connor & O’Shea Families  (Deceased)

Fri 20th Nov

10.00am A Special Intention

Sat 21st Nov

10.00am Henry Scullion (First Anv)

Sunday 22nd Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 21st Nov)   Reg Murphy

10.30am William “Son” McLoughlin, Lost at Sea (53rd Anv)

12 noon Frank Matthews (2nd Anv)

SUTTON FLORAL ART CLUB is holding its Christmas Gala “Precious Gifts” in the Grand Hotel, Malahide on Wednesday 25th November at 8.00pm  Tickets €15 available from Suzanne on 089-425 8780 or Linda 087 980 4518.  Proceeds from the night in aid of Howth/Sutton Meals on Wheels and The Motor Neurone Association.


Sutton Lawn Tennis Club will host a Christmas Fair on Thursday 26th November from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.  Clothes, Homewares, Jewellery, Home-Baking, Crafts and Paintings.  All are welcome.