Parish Newsletter Sunday 16th October 2011

posted 17 Oct 2011, 02:41 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 17th October 2011

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                  (40/11)


Weekly Eucharistic Adoration begins on 18th October

We are delighted that some 80 parishioners have responded to committing their time to take part in weekly Eucharistic Adoration which begins on Tuesday next, 18th October. The 12 o'clock Mass today (Sunday 16th October) is being celebrated as the inaugural Mass for the occasion.  We welcome all parishioners, participants of Eucharistic Adoration are particularly invited to attend.


If by any chance you were away for the initial announcement in regard to Eucharistic Adoration and you now wish to commit one hour a week in Adoration to the Lord, you are most welcome to fill in your chosen hour of adoration on the forms which are available at the back of the Church and hand them into the sacristy.


Special Family Mass for Mission Sunday

Next Sunday (23rd October) is Mission Sunday and we will be celebrating a very special Mass for children at the Family Mass (10.30am).  This Mass has been prepared by the Society of Missionary Children and is especially remembering children around the world. There will be leaflets containing the readings of the Mass and these will be distributed at the doors.  The motto of the Society for Missionary Children is “Children helping Children” and this is what we will celebrate on Sunday.  There will be lots of colour as the children will have coloured flags from different countries around the world to put up on display. Please join us for this special Mass.



Next Sunday is Mission Sunday.  On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere.  World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church’s mission worldwide. “Together in Faith” we can all play an active role in helping more than 1,100 dioceses and communities globally.  This is the Church in action – communities supporting communities.

How can you help?  Support is needed by prayer as well as financially. On Mission Sunday, (23rd October) please pray for the universal missions of the Church and give as generously as you can to the Mission Sunday Collection.  Every cent of the money donated to this collection goes into a universal fund and is distributed to the missions most in need.  THIS COLLECTION WILL REPLACE THE USUAL SHARE COLLECTION.

All aid is greatly appreciated by communities less fortunate than ourselves and “Together in Faith” may we continue to spread the good news in God’s name.




Please remember in your prayers UNA O’CONNOR who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  We also pray for JOSEPHINE “Dodie” O’CONNOR who has died.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  Please remember in your prayers SEÁMUS SMITH who has died.  Funeral Mass at 10.00 a.m. on Monday 17th October. Our sympathy to his family.  May they rest in peace.




MASS INTENTIONS 16th – 23rd October

Sunday 16th October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 15th October)    Paddy McCullagh

10.30 a.m.                                              Molly McGeehan

12.00 noon                                            John Darby

 7.00 p.m.                                               Jimmy Henry

Friday 21st October

10.00 a.m.                                              Roger Finnerty

Sunday 23rd October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 22nd October)   Patrick Fitzpatrick

10.30 a.m.                                              Terry Andrews

12.00 noon                                             Angela Mullan

 7.00 p.m.                                                Nancy Clancy



A group of Irish nurses have opened ‘Be Independent Home Care’.  They carefully recruit, train and manage carers who provide one-on-one assistance, support and care in client’s homes in Howth and throughout North Dublin.  A member of this group will deliver a presentation to the Howth Active Retirement Association on the 24th October at 11.00 a.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall.  The presentation will provide practical tips on how older people can stay healthy and fit during the winter months ahead.

Contact Tel. 828 3030 or see the website



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



The parish community warmly welcomes Flynn Patrick O’Connor, Colum Tom Andrews, Thomas James Fitzpatrick, Cole Dillon, Éire Kineavy, Seán Cathal Lennon and Jacob Alexander Kirwin who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended families.



The annual period of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (FORTY HOURS’ ADORATION) will take place on 30th and 31st October.

The Exposition will begin after the 12 o’clock Mass on Sunday 30th October and will continue until just before the Sunday Evening Mass.  There will be Sung Evening Prayer on Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

The Exposition will continue after the 11 o’clock Mass on Bank Holiday Monday and will conclude with a Eucharistic Prayer Service and Benediction at 5.00 p.m.


Scripture Readings for the Twenty Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 17th October

Saint Ignatius of Antioch   Memorial

Rom 4:20-25. Ps Lk 1:68-75. Lk 12: 13-21

Tuesday 18th October

Saint Luke the Evangelist            Feast

2 Tim 4:10-17. Ps 144. Lk 10: 1-9

Wednesday 19th October

Rom 6:12-18. Ps 123. Lk 12: 39-48

Thursday 20th October

Rom 6:19-23. Ps 1. Lk 12: 49-53

Friday 21st October

Rom 7:18-25. Ps 118. Lk 12: 54-59

Saturday 22nd October

Rom 8:1-11. Ps 23. Lk 13: 1-9

Sunday 23rd October

Ex 22:20-26. Ps 17. 1 Thess 1: 5-10. Mt 9: 1- 8



Information Meeting for Parents, Guardians and Parishioners

Tuesday 18th October 8.00 p.m.

Scoil Mhuire, Howth Primary School

            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 2012.  As parents we brought our children to the Church to be baptised and so initiated this special journey in our child’s religious education.

            We invite you as parents, guardians and parishioners to a special meeting where this programme of preparation will be presented.  We look forward to your involvement at the meeting and throughout the programme.                                                              Howth Family Mass Group


Dates for your Diary

The Faith Development Group of the Parish Pastoral Council has arranged the following series of talks for each Monday in November, 2011.

Fr. Peter McVerry S.J. (Nov. 7th)

Ms Alice Leahy of TRUST (The Foundation for the Homeless). (Nov. 14th)

Fr. Vincent Mac Namara, author of “The call to be human: Making sense of morality” (Nov. 21st) 

Fr. Kevin O’Boyle, returned missionary from Chile, who spoke to us last year re “The Broken Church” (Nov. 28th).

All presentations, with discussion and debate will take place in Saint Columbanus Hall from

8.00 p.m. and end with a cup of tea at 9.15 p.m.



Sunday 9th October – First Collection  €960 and the SHARE collection   -   €665