Parish Newsletter Sunday 18th of January 2015

posted 19 Jan 2015, 12:22 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 19 Jan 2015, 12:23 ]

Sunday 18th January 2015

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (03/15)


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th – 25th January 2015.  Its inauguration in Dublin will take place to-day at an interdenominational service in St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4  at 3.00pm.  Fr Damian McNeice, Chairperson of the Dublin Council of Churches, will preach the sermon. This year’s theme, “Give me to drink”(John 4:7) was chosen by the Christian communities in Brazil


Monday 26th January 2015 At 8.00 pm   St. Columbanus Hall   Dr. Kevin Egan [ All Hallows College]  will deliver a talk on the theme ‘Helping the Church to become Self-Critical: Why the Laity are Best Equipped for this Role’  ALL WELCOME

Talk on Pope Francis: Gardiner Street parish, Monday 19th January   Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this presentation has been postponed.

STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE, Carrickbrack Road, Baily  Tel. 832 22 28

THOMAS MERTON  -  Born 31st January 1915

‘What I do is live – How I pray is breathe’ – (Merton)  A day of quiet, prayerful reflection inspired by the spirituality of Thomas Merton.

Presented by  Marie Therese Porter, RSC

Date: Saturday 31st January   Time: 11.00am - 4.30 p.m.  Cost: € 20.00

To book contact 832 2228

Please bring a packed lunch (Tea/Coffee provided)


The Parish Pastoral Council are in the final stages of forming a Parish Funeral Team.  We would be grateful if anyone interested in being part of this very important team could contact the Parish Secretary with their contact details, it would help us to finalise this matter.


Howth Chamber Music will host an evening featuring the Ficino Ensemble, a talented group of Irish Musicians, on Saturday 7th Feb in Saint Mary’s Church of Ireland, Deer Park, Howth.  Arensky Quartet for Violin, viola and two cellos and Schubert String Quintet in C Major.  Mia Cooper, Nathan Sherman, Ailbhe McDonagh, Eoin Quinlan and Linda O’Connor.  The concert begins at 7.30pm and Tickets €15 are available by calling Tel. 086-609 7107 or contact Finola in Centra, Howth.


Please remember in your prayers DOREEN BRENNAN who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to John and all the family.  We also pray for BRIAN TYRRELL who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to his family. May they rest in peace.

Scripture Readings for the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 19th Jan

Heb 5:1-10. Ps 109:1-4,9,R/ v4. Mk2:18-22

Tuesday 20th Jan

Heb 6:10-20. Ps 100:1-2,4-5,9,10,R/ v5. Mk2:23-28

Wednesday 21st Jan

St. Agnes Memorial

Heb 7:1-3,15-17. Ps 109:1-4,R/ v4. Mk3:1-6

Thursday 22nd Jan

Heb 7:25-8;6. Ps 39:7-10,17,R/cf v8,9. Mk3:7-12

Friday 23rd Jan

Heb 8:6-13. Ps 84:8,10-14R/ v11. Mk3:13-19

Saturday 24th Jan

St. Francis de Sales Memorial

Heb 9:2-3,11-14. Ps 46:2-3,6-9,R/v6. Mk3:20-21

Sunday 25th Jan

Jon 3:1-5,10. Ps 24:4-9, R v4. 1 Cor 7:29-31. Mk 1:14-20

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 19th January at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 20th January from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.

STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE, Carrickbrack Road, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28

Reflective Energising Day

Facilitator: Sally Hyland, S.J.G

Date: Wednesday 4th February   Time: 10.00 - 4.30 p.m.  Cost: € 50.00

The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and coffee breaks in a beautiful setting.  Come to a refreshing day to explore and reflect on God’s love for you.   To book contact Sally – 087-622 6620

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   Saint John’s Gospel

Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 23rd Jan. in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  


The Palestrina Choir, St.Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin, will be performing a Concert in St.Fintans Church, Greenfield Road, Sutton at 8.00pm on Saturday 7th February as part of their Spring Concert Series.  It will be a guaranteed evening of beautiful Sacred Music including the Panis Angelicus, Ave Verum Corpus and Oh Sacrament Most Holy.   Tickets €15, can be purchased from St. Fintan’s Parish Shop, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday only.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the Concert.


B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through Death, Separation or Divorce.  Few people are able to cope alone with the pain of loss.  Do you find that you need more support than family and friends can provide?  Seeking help is a sign of strength and self-knowledge – not weakness.  This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship.  Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn.  A team, who are themselves widowed, separated or divorced share their experiences with you.  Next Coping Programme will commence on Wednesday 4th February  for 7 Wednesday evenings, at 7.15pm in White Friars Community Centre, Aungier St., Dublin 2.  For further information Tel. 086- 087 7379 or email

MASS INTENTIONS – 18th – 25th January

Sunday 18th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 17th Jan) Annie Horrigan

8.30am A Special Intention

10.30am Pauline Fernandez (2nd Anv)

12 noon Paddy Galligan (5th Anv)

Mon 19th Jan

8.00am James White

10.00am Maura and Harry Harrison

Tuesday 20th Jan

8.00am Tom Whyte

Weds 21st Jan

8.00am A Special Intention

Thurs 22nd Jan

8.00am A Special Intention

Fri 23rd Jan

8.00am A Special Intention

Sat 24th Jan

10.00am Jacinta O’Donnell

Sunday 25th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 24th Jan) Jack & Nellie Moore and Cora Lynch

8.30am Doreen Reid (18th Anv) & Jack Reid (8th Anv)

10.30am A Special Intention

12 noon Tony O’Sullivan  (Birthday Remembrance)


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

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

19th – 23rd Jan

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday S. Lee

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 19th – 24th Jan

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 24/25 Jan

Saturday 7.00pm B. Farrell

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh /A. UiCathasaigh

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon N. Cronin


Meet at Eileen's cafe on the seafront for walks at these times.  Night time Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.  Mornings Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am.  Wrap up well.  Come a few minutes early if you want to be weighed.


Sunday 11th Jan – First Collection  €985 and the SHARE collection  - €650