Parish Newsletter Sunday 16th February 2014

posted 18 Feb 2014, 02:57 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                        (07/14) 


The annual collection for ACCORD, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all the Masses to-day.  This will replace the usual Share Collection. 


Pope Francis issued an exhortation – ‘The Joy of the Gospel’.  It is available in Veritas at €5 and is a highly recommended reading on the Gospel.

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

Mindfulness Meditation – Tuesday mornings with Joe Clarke.

Places are still available in Session 1 at 10.00am   The second Session at 11.15am is fully booked.

Please telephone 832 2228 to book your place for the 10am Session or e-mail     Cost : donation


Untying the Knots
The Howth Parish Faith & Renewal Group will host a Talk by Fr. Conall O'Cuinn, SJ, on Thursday 27th February at 8.00pm in St. Columbanus Hall.  Fr. O’Cuinn will talk about Pope Francis and the theme for the evening, “Untying the Knots” is the title of Paul Valelly's recent book.  Fr. O'Cuinn intends to engage in an interactive presentation dealing with many of the issues raised in this book.



Overnight Retreat organised by the Lay Retreat Association of St Ignatius starting at 8pm Saturday, 1st March and concluding at 6pm, Sunday 2nd March.  Retreat given by the Jesuit Fathers  Venue: Manresa Retreat Centre, Clontarf, Dublin  Suggested offering: €60   Apply to: John Redmond 087 996 2946   or e-mail



This year’s Novena of Grace will commence on Tuesday 4th March in the Church at 8.00 p.m.  The Novena continues daily until Wednesday 12th March.  More details in next week’s Newsletter.



Bridging the Gap is a voluntary group of ladies living in the Howth and Sutton area.  Their aim is to foster community spirit through care and friendship.  They can arrange a friendly visit for a chat, or someone to just listen or play a game of cards.  If you would like to know more about this group please contact Barbara in the Parish Office, Tel.: 839 7398.



Please remember in your prayers GERTRUDE “Gertie” GRAVES who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her friends and family.  May she rest in peace.  We also remember FR. DECLAN DOYLE, who has died (late Parish Chaplain, Kilbarrack-Foxfield).  May he rest in peace.


Scripture Readings for the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 17th Feb

Jas1:1-11. Ps 118:67-68,71-72,75-76 R/v77. Mk 8: 11-13

Tuesday 18th Feb

Jas1:12-18. Ps 93:12-15,18-19, R/v12. Mk 8: 14-21

Wednesday 19th Feb

Jas1:19-27. Ps 14:2-5 R/v1. Mk 8: 22-26

Thursday 20th Feb

Jas2:1-9. Ps 33:2-7, R/v7. Mk 8: 27-33

Friday 21st Feb

Jas2:14-24,26. Ps 111:1-6, R/cf v1. Mk 8: 34-9:1

Saturday 22nd Feb

The Chair of Saint Peter

1 Pt 5:1-4. Ps 22, R/v1. Mt 16:13-19

Sunday 23rd Feb

Lev 19:1-2,17-18. Ps 102:1-4,8,10,12-13, R/v8. 1Cor 3:16-23. Mt 5:38-48


Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation will not take place in St. Columbanus Hall tomorrow night.  Next session - Monday 24th February at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.



‘In Search of a New Model of Church’

Monday 17th February at 8.00 pm in St. Columbanus Hall

If a ‘New Model of Church’ emerges in the future what should that model look like?  What aspects of the current model of Church must be changed to facilitate the emergence of a new, more inclusive model?  What role can the laity play at parish, diocesan, and wider levels in any new model of Church? What model of Church might offer hope to those alienated and marginalised?  The evening will combine a number of personal reflections on these issues followed by an open discussion.  Please consider inviting friends and neighbours to come along to participate in this important discussion on the future of our Church.  ALL WELCOME



Tickets are now available in the Sacristy for The Three Tenors Concert, which will take place in St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton, on 21st February 2014.  Tickets -  €25,  are also available from the St. Fintan's Parish Office, 9.30am to 12.30pm and from Coffeys of Sutton, Unit 6 Superquinn Shopping Centre, Sutton.


ASH WEDNESDAY  - 5th March is a day of fast and abstinence.  Ashes will be distributed after the 8.00am, 10.00am and 8.00pm Masses.


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 17th –21st Feb

Monday                       J. Morton

Tuesday                       S. McInerney

Wednesday                 Kay Burke

Thursday                     Kay Burke

Friday                          J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 17th – 22nd Feb

Monday                       T. Boyle

Tuesday                       U. Kane

Wednesday                 J. Stewart

Thursday                     M. Connaughton

Friday                          J. Clarke

Saturday                      J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd Feb

Saturday 7.00pm         B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am           D. O’Cathasaigh/ A. Burke

Sunday 10.30am         Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon           N. Cronin



3 hour vigil and Eucharistic Adoration with healing prayers - St. Annes Church Portmarnock on Friday 21st February 7.00pm until 10.00pm.  All welcome.


MASS INTENTIONS 16th – 23rd Feb

Sunday 16th Feb

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 15th Feb)    Patrick O’Shea (16th Anv)

 8.30am                                    Catherine, Ann and Ada Caulfield

10.30am                                  Nick Moore (1st Anv)

12noon                                    Johnny Dixon (Month’s Mind)

                                                also his parents Mary and John Dixon

Mon 17th Feb

 8.00am                                   Douglas Lally (Recently Deceased)

10.00am                                  Nancy Towers

Sunday 23rd Feb

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 22nd Feb)     Richard Walsh

 8.30am                                   Kieran Joseph Healy and

                                                Kathleen and Michael Healy

10.30am                                  Jimmy Connolly

12noon                                    James Coughlan (5th Anv)



The Friends of Balscadden Bay will host a TABLE QUIZ in the Abbey Tavern on Thursday 6th March at 8.00pm.  €10 per person – Max six per table.  Cash prizes and Raffle.  All welcome



Sunday 9th Feb. – First Collection  €850 and the SHARE Collection  €680