Parish Newsletter Sunday 16th December 2012

posted 18 Dec 2012, 03:49 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT                                                                             (50/12)

Third Sunday of Advent

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. to-day followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction.



The Senior Citizens’ Christmas party will be held in the ABBEY TAVERN TO-DAY - Sunday, at 1.00 p.m.  ALL SENIOR CITIZENS IN HOWTH PARISH ARE WELCOME



We thank you for your generous response to this collection which was held at all the Masses last Sunday.  The total collection to date is €11,815-00.  The members of the Howth Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society thank you for your generosity.  The local Conference are available at Tel. 087-798 3376.  They can be contacted in confidence if anyone would like to talk or needs help.



MONDAY 17th December: Penance Service in Doyle in Saints Peter and Paul’s Church at 8.00 p.m.

TUESDAY 18th December: Communal Penance Service in preparation for Christmas in Howth Church at 8.00 p.m.  There will be a number of visiting Confessors and the Service will be conducted by Reverend Patrick Boyle.

WEDNESDAY 19th December: Penance Service in Saint Fintan’s Church, Sutton at 8.00 p.m.


Saturday 22nd Dec. 10.30 to 11.00 a.m. 11.30 a.m. to 12 noon and 6.30 to 7.00 p.m.

Monday 24th Dec. 10.30 to 11.00 a.m., 11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 to 5.00 p.m.



The Parish Christmas Carol Service will take place in the Church on Thursday, 20th December at 7.30 p.m.  This is a wonderful night for all to come together and sing together in the true spirit of Christmas.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.



Our Special Ministers of the Eucharist will be bringing Holy Communion to those who are ill on Christmas morning after the 10.30 Family Mass.  Anybody with a relative or friend staying with them for Christmas and if that person cannot get to the Church, please let us know by contacting the Church Sacristy/Parish Office.  (Tel. 839 7398)  A Minister of the Eucharist will be happy to bring Holy Communion to the sick person.



The Baldoyle Parish Irish Choir will sing Christmas Carols – today  -  Sunday at 3.30 p.m. in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Main Street, Baldoyle.  All are welcome




MASS INTENTIONS 16th – 23rd Dec. 2012

Sunday 16th December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 15th Dec.)             Bridie and Noel Kent  

8.30 a.m.                                                  Joseph Rourke

10.30 a.m.                                               May O’Keefe (Month’s  Mind) also Frank O’Keefe and Pauline Halley

12.00 noon                                              Norah Brennan

 7.00 p.m.                                                George Egar (30th Anv.)

Thursday 20th Dec.

10.00 a.m.                                               Dermot Leahy, Peggy and Mary Leahy

Saturday 22nd Dec.

10.00 a.m.                                                 John Maxwell

11.00 a.m.                                                 Brigid Stapleton (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 23rd December

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 22nd Dec.)             Joe Kidd

 8.30 a.m.                                                   Laurence and Ellen Moore, Matthew Moore, Nancy Collins

10.30 a.m.                                                 Tony Johnston

12.00 noon                                                 Pat Moore (5th )

 7.00 p.m.                                                   The Magee Family


Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group

The final meeting of the year will take place tomorrow evening, Monday (17th December) in St. Columbanus Hall at 8.00 pm.  The topic for discussion is “Vatican II and the Sacred Liturgy” and will conclude with some festive refreshments.  ALL WELCOME.


Nativity Pageant

The children of the Parish will present a Nativity Pageant on Christmas Eve in the Church.  The Pageant, under the direction of Pat Guinan and the Family Mass Group, will be presented during the 7.00 p.m. Mass on Monday 24th December.

The Annual walk in aid of Suttonians R.F.C and the I.R.F.U Charitable Trust for seriously injured players takes place on Saturday 29th December (11.00 a.m.) from Suttonians R.F.C around the Hill of Howth.  Registration from 9.30 a.m. at Suttonians Club House.

The Howth Community Drama Group presents 'ANNIE – The Musical' from Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th January at 8.00 p.m. with a Matinee on Saturday 5th at 3.00p.m. in the School Hall, Howth Primary School.  Tickets €8 adult, €5 senior citizens and children, Family Ticket €20 - from Lua (Tel. 839 1538).  Please come, enjoy a great show and support your local community!



Sunday 9th December – First Collection  €800 and the special collection for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society  €11,815.00

Sat. 8th December The Immaculate Conception - First Collection €360 and the SHARE collection €295

Timetables for the Christmas Liturgies are available in the Church.  Thanks to all those who delivered the Timetable: their kindness is much appreciated.

Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Advent

Monday 17th December

Gn 49: 2, 8-10. Ps 71:1-4,7-8,17. Mt 1:17

Tuesday 18th December

Jer 23: 5-8. Ps 71:1-2,12-13,18-19. Mt 1:18-24

Wednesday 19th December

Jg 13: 2-7, 24-25. Ps 70:3-6,16-17. Lk 1:5-25

Thursday 20th December

Is 7: 10-14. Ps 23:1-6. Lk 1:26-38

Friday 21st December

Song 2: 8-14 or Zeph 3:14-18. Ps 32:2-3,11-12,20-21 Lk 1:39-45

Saturday 22nd December

1 Sm1:24-28. Ps 1 Sm2:1, 4-8. Lk1:46-56

Sunday 23rd December

Mic 5:1-4. Ps 79:2-3, 15-16,18-19. Heb 10:5-10. Lk 1:39-44


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 17th – 21st Dec.

Monday                                 John Morton

Tuesday                                 Susan McInerney

Wednesday                            Kay Burke

Thursday                               Kay Burke

Friday                                    John Morton

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 17th – 22nd Dec.

Monday                                 Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                                  J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                             Joe Stewart

Thursday                                M. Connaughton

Friday                                      Joe Clarke

Saturday                                  J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am V&L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 22nd /23rd Dec.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.                  A O’Halloran

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                    D. O’Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                  Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                      P Van dePol

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                    M O’Laoi





As a practical way of participating in the Year of Faith you are welcome to join our Bible Study Group.  The next session on FRIDAY 21st December at 11am in Sutton Parish Centre will be a short Advent prayer service reflecting on our study of the Word of God to date, followed by light refreshments.  The January session will be on Friday 11th January when we will be studying Psalms 29, 30, 88, 103, 105, 107.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  For more information please contact James c/o Sutton Parish Office, Tel. 839 2001 or Sr. Anne c/o Baldoyle Parish Office, Tel. 832 4313.




Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth
Wednesday 19th December   10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY Facilitated by Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.

Cost €45.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place.