Parish Newsletter Sunday 18th August 2013

posted 20 Aug 2013, 02:37 by mary sutton   [ updated 22 Aug 2013, 03:25 ]

posted by Dorothy Heydon 20th August 20

Howth Parish Office is now closed for annual holidays - office re-opens Mon. 2nd September. During this period, the Parish Office in Sutton may be contacted - 9.30 to 12.30 Monday to Friday inclusive - 01-8392001 or email:




There are a few remaining places available in HOWTH PRIMARY SCHOOL Junior Infants and other Classes, for the School year 2013/2014.  Contact the Parish Office for enrolment details.

Tel. 839 7398 or email or Scoil Mhuire Tel. 832 3572


The School re-opens on THURSDAY, 29th August from 8.50 a.m. until 12.15 p.m. for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.  The School re-opens on THURSDAY, 29th August from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon for new Junior Infants.




The Howth Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold their monthly collection this weekend, after all the Masses.






Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual Community “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the Beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth on Sunday 25th August  1.00 to 4.00 p.m.   Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Bring your own food - or Burgers, Hot-dogs and soft drinks will be on sale.  All welcome




The Legion of Mary is hosting a two day conference in All Hallows College, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on the 31st August/1st September.  Guest speakers will include Papal Nuncio, The Most Rev Charles John Brown, Fr John Harris and Fr Pat Deegan.  Fees are €40 for non-residential and €55 for residential.  For more details contact Liam 086-888 8918



Please remember in your prayers Anne Howard whose funeral took place last week.  We offer our sympathy to her family and friends.  May she rest in peace.


Scripture Readings for the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 19th August

Jg 2:11-19. Ps 105:34-37, 39-40, 43-44. Mt 19:16-22

Tuesday 20th August

St Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church          Memorial

Jg 6:11-24. Ps 84:9, 11-14. Mt 19:23-30

Wednesday 21st August

St Pius X, Pope-Memorial

Jg 9:6-15. Ps 20:2-7. Mt 20:1-16

Thursday 22nd August

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary            Memorial

Is 9:1-6. Ps 112:1-8. Lk 1:26-38

Friday 23rd August

Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22. Ps 145:5-10. Mt 22:34-40

Saturday 24th August

St Bartholomew - Feast

Apoc 21:9-14. Ps 144:10-13, 17-18. Jn 1:45-51

Sunday 25th August

Is 66:18-21. Ps 116. Heb 12:5-7, 11-13. Lk 13:22-30



This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER.   Cost - €50 - which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office/Sacristy weekday mornings.

Keep Fit with Colin Donnelly resumes on Friday 6th September from 9.30 a.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall.  Contact Colin at 
087-224 5638 to register for his classes.  All are welcome.

Teen-Line Ireland is a registered charity, which provides a free-phone help-line for young people who may be feeling alone, worried or distressed.  It provides emotional support through its non-judgmental, secure and confidential listening service.

Free-Phone Help-Line 1800 833 634  7p.m. – 10 p.m.

7 days per week and from 3p.m. – 10p.m. on Wednesdays.  Information from


The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service offers free transport to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the following hospitals; St. Vincent’s; St. James’s; The Mater; Tallaght Hospital; Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.   For more information, please contact Gail on 01 2310 566 or email  

MASS INTENTIONS 18th – 25th August

Sunday 18th August


Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 17th August)  Joseph McLoughlin

10.30am                                  Nuala Reid (25th Anv)

12noon                                    Billy Morgan (First Anv) and the Month's Mind of Fiachra Daly

7.00pm                                   Thelma Taylor (First Anv)

 Sunday 25th August

 Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 24th August) Thomas Barrett

10.30am                                 Christopher, Una and Anthony Rickard

12noon                                   Jack Brennan and Norah Brennan

7.00pm                                  Donal Linehan (7th Anv)


Church Readers – WEEKDAY MASSES


The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 19th – 23rd August

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  19th – 24th August

Monday                     T. Boyle

Tuesday                    J. Comisky

Wednesday               J. Stewart

Thursday                   M. Connaughton

Friday                       J. Clarke

Saturday                   J. Towers

Sat. 11.00am             V&L Duffy


WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 24th/25th August

Sat. Vigil 7.00pm       N. McCann

Sun. 8.30am              D. O’Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am       Aine Butler Ffrench

Sunday 12noon          A O’Halloran

Sunday 7.00pm          E. Cantwell



Sunday 11th August – First Collection  €1,030 and the Share collection  €795.


Pathways is a two-year, one night a week course for adults who wish to explore their faith.  There are no exams and no written work! The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate.  Mondays from 7.00pm to 9.30pm from mid-Sept. to May over two years.  The current cost is €350 per year. Info 01 8520740 or email :