Parish Newsletter Sunday 18 September 2011

posted 20 Sept 2011, 04:08 by mary sutton

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                  (36/11)

 Posted 20 September 2011 by Dorothy Heydon


The Annual Collection for CROSSCARE—the Social Care Agency of the Dublin Diocese - will be made at all Masses to-day

It will replace the normal SHARE Collection

 CROSSCARE is involved in a wide variety of social projects in the Archdiocese of Dublin. 

Since it was founded 70 years ago CROSSCARE has continued to seek to redress poverty and social exclusion.

 It continues to develop new and innovative programmes and to sponsor new research to help inform policy on combating poverty and exclusion. 

In reaching out to those most in need CROSSCARE operates 11 programmes throughout the Diocese.


The International Eucharistic Congress Bell to visit Howth on Sunday 25th September

The Eucharistic Congress Bell is a key symbol of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) to be held in Dublin in June 2012.  The actual Bell came from the Dominican Convent of Portstewart, Co. Derry.  More recently it was used to ring in the Jubilee Year 2000 in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. In its pilgrimage through the parishes of Ireland, the Bell, which is mounted on a special frame is being carried by volunteers.  Because of the number of parishes seeking a visit of the Bell, its time in any parish will necessarily be short.  Each parish is working out its own way to receive, display and celebrate the Bell’s visit.


On the Bell mounting are four beautifully crafted icons.  Painted by Irish Iconographers to accompany the Bell, these icons reflect the four themes of both Mass and the Congress itself namely 1) Christ gathers us as a Eucharistic Community, 2) Christ gathers us to listen, be nourished and formed into a community by God’s Word. 3) Christ gathers us to be nourished by His Body, The Bread of Life and 4) Nourished by the Word and The Bread of Life, Christ gathers us for Mission by the Power of the Holy Spirit.  These icons are depicted and explained more fully on the IEC 2012 website


An icon is more than just a holy picture.  Traditionally, the iconographer and his/her community pray that the finished icon will faithfully illuminate the true spiritual meaning of the subject depicted to the people for whom it has been painted.  The Bell is due in Howth on Sunday 25th September from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.  Details of the arrangements will be provided in next week’s newsletter.




Our Lady’s Choral Society with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present Giuseppe Verdi’s sacred masterpiece in the National Concert Hall on Thursday 29th September at

8.00 p.m.




MASS INTENTIONS 18th – 25th September

Sunday 18th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 17th September)         Brendan Ward (First Anniv.)

 8.30 a.m.                                                Margaret Cashell

10.30 a.m.                                               Kay and Bob Campbell

12.00 noon                                             Thomas O’Rourke

 7.00 p.m.                                                Venu G. Nair

Monday 19th September

 8.00 a.m.                                                Fran Tobin (Recently Deceased)

10.00 a.m.                                               Bill McCormick     (7th Anniv.)

Wednesday 21st September

10.00 a.m.                                               Christy Keenan

Saturday 24th September

10.00 a.m.                                               Sr. Emmanuel

11.00 a.m.                                               Molly McGeehan

Sunday 25th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 24th September)   Jimmy White (10th Anniv)

 8.30 a.m.                                                Frances Freeney

10.30 a.m.                                               John Caulfield (25th Anv)

12.00 noon                                             John Ruxton (16th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                                Jimmy O’Connor


Pobalscoil Neasáin Bayside/Baldoyle

Open Evening

Wednesday 21st September    7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Information meeting for prospective parents and students from 6th and 5th class at Primary School.

Telephone: 806 3092

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

Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 20th September at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.


Wednesday 21st September

10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

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

Cost €40.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place.


The book club with a focus on reading and discussing spiritual and inspirational works from a cross section of authors starts again on Thursday 29th September at 8.00 p.m. in the Parlour Room.  For more information contact Michael on: 087-0509386


Prayer Around the Cross with Br Jean Marie

Br Jean Marie, a member of the Taize ecumenical monastic community, will be visiting Ireland at the end of this month. On Friday 23rd September, he will be present at a Prayer Around the Cross in St Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, starting at 8.30pm.  All are welcome, especially 18-35 year olds. [St Paul's is located beside CYC's main offices, the Smithfield LUAS stop is nearby, parking in Smithfield is free after 7pm]. For further information follow Taize Dublin on facebook.

Scripture Readings for the Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 19th September

Ezra 1:1-6. Ps 125. Lk 8: 16-18

Tuesday 20th September

Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions                        Memorial

Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20. Ps 121. Lk 8: 19-21

Wednesday 21st September

Saint Matthew                Feast

Eph 4:1-7, 11-13. Ps 18. Mt 9: 9-13

Thursday 22nd September

Hag 1:1-8. Ps 149. Lk 9: 7-9

Friday 23rd September

Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) Memorial

Hag 1:15-2:9. Ps 42. Lk 9: 18-22

Saturday 24th September

Zech 2:5-9, 14-15. Ps Jer 31: 10-13. Lk 9: 43-45

Sunday 25th September

Ezek 18: 25-28. Ps 24. Phil 2: 1-11. Mt 21: 28- 32



September Book of the Month


by Sue Monk Kidd

During the month of September we will be reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  This uplifting and warm-hearted novel has ‘imagination as lush as the American South, a clutch of deliciously eccentric characters, and vivid prose’.  We will be meeting for an informal chat and discussion about the book on Wednesday October 5th at 8pm in Sutton Parish Centre.  All are welcome. For more details please contact James in Sutton parish office 839 2001.



An Open Evening for 6th Class pupils (Boys) and their parents will be held on Tuesday 20th  September  from

7.30 to 9.00p.m.   All are welcome.

Have you an hour a week to help the Howth Branch of the Ladybirds.  Leaders are required to keep the branch 
going – after 22 years it would be a shame to see the branch disappear. The Ladybirds provide a fun hour of 
crafts, songs, games and learning for 5 to 7 year olds every Saturday morning (11.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.)  
Potential leaders will be Garda vetted.  Please contact Ann-Marie on 086-8743842


Sunday 11th September – First Collection  €910 and the SHARE Collection  -   €695