Parish Newsletter Sunday 18th of October 2015

posted 20 Oct 2015, 13:38 by Lisa O'Neill

Sunday 18th October 2015

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Mission Sunday  (41/15)


To-day is World Mission Sunday.  The theme for Mission Sunday 2015 is ‘Abundant Life’.  The second collection at all the Masses to-day will be for the Missions and will replace the usual SHARE collection.


St. Columbanus Hall, Howth, 8.00pm  Tomorrow evening    -    Monday 19th October

The Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: What Does it Involve and its Significance in the Life of the Church?

Áilín Doyle, formerly a Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology in The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and more recently an adjunct lecturer in The Loyola Institute, Trinity College, will speak on the Synod in Rome.  All are Welcome.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation will take place on Tuesday morning 20th October in St. Columbanus Hall, from 11.00am to 12noon.  Tomorrow evening, (Monday, 19th Oct.), Meditation will not take place as there is a meeting in the Parish Hall.  Please note that Monday 26th Oct. is a Bank Holiday and Meditation will not take place that evening.  Meditation on Monday evenings will resume on 2nd November at 7.30 p.m.  All are welcome.


The annual period of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (40 Hours’ Adoration) will take place on 25th and 26th October.  The Exposition will begin after the 12 noon Mass Sunday 25th October and will continue until 5.00pm.  There will be Evening Prayer on Sunday at 5 o’clock.  The Exposition will continue after the 11 o’clock Mass on Bank Holiday Monday (26th October) and will conclude with a Eucharistic Prayer Service and Benediction at 5 o’clock.  


The Annual Mass for all those buried in the two Cemeteries in the Parish – Saint Mary’s and Old Abbey – will take place on Sunday 1st November in the Church at 3 o’clock.  The Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place immediately after the Mass.

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


Wednesday 4th November  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Facilitated by Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

Come to a refreshing day based on “You are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love …”  The day includes Prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course meal and tea breaks.  Cost €50.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place    Tel. 087-622 6620


Please remember in your prayers, ELIZABETH (Betty) BELTON who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.

Scripture Readings – Twenty Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 19th Oct

Rm 4:20-25. Ps Lk 1:69-75, R/ cf. v68. Lk 12:13-21

Tuesday 20th Oct

Rm 5:12, 15, 17-21. Ps 39:7-10, 17, R/ cf. v8,9. Lk 12:35-38

Wednesday 21st Oct

Rm 6:12-18. Ps 123, R/ v8. Lk 12:39-48

Thursday 22nd Oct

Rm 6: 19-23. Ps 1:1-4,6, R/ Ps 39:5. Lk 12:49-53

Friday 23rd Oct

Rm 7: 18-25. Ps 118:66,68,76-77,93-94 R/ v68. Lk 12:54-59

Saturday 24th Oct

Rm 8: 1-11. Ps 23:1-6, R/ v6. Lk 13:1-9

Sunday 25th Oct

Jer 31:7-9.Ps 125, R/v3. Heb 5:1-6. Mk 10:46-52


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 22nd October at 11.00am.  All are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   The Acts of the Apostles

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

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 19th -23rd Oct

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday K. Burke

Friday K. Nolan

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

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 24 & 25 Oct

Saturday 7.00pm M. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/ A.Burke

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon D. Gilroy


Sutton Park School are proud to announce a number of Music Scholarships which will become available through the Young Musician Competition.  The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October.  Enquiries to Ms. Fionnuala Howard Tel. 839 9400 or e-mail

MASS INTENTIONS 18th – 25th Oct

Sunday 18th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 17th Oct) John Horrigan

8.30am Angela Mullan (19th Anv)

10.30am Thomas Croke

12 noon John Darby (8th Anv)  Also Jack & Geraldine Darby

Mon 19th Oct

8.00am Joan Cullen

Weds 21st Oct

8.00am Roger Finnerty & Esther Finnerty

Sunday 25th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 24th Oct)  Kathleen, Cormac & Brigid O’Kelly

8.30am Willie Roberts (10th Anv)

10.30am Joe Fernandez (1st Anv) & remember his Late wife Pauline

12 noon Margaret Nolan  (nee Lavery) (First Anv)


The PENINSULA SOCIETY will host a Concert in Howth Golf Club at 8.00pm on Friday 30th October.  The Malahide Golf Club Singers, Gráinne Jordan and Francis Duffy will be entertaining for your enjoyment.  Tickets €15, to include free raffle available at the door or contact Niamh on  086-830 2095


The leaves are falling and storytelling season is upon us.  Join Howth Storyteller Daria Marie Walsh for the 2015-2016 season of Sea Speak.  Sea Speak Storytelling will meet on the Third Wednesday of each month at Kruger's, Main Street, Howth, by the fire in the library, from 7pm-9pm, starting Wednesday 21st October.  Sea Speak Sunshine Stories will meet weekly at Insomnia Howth on Mondays at 11am.  We hope this year’s day and night sessions will bring out many stories, from all age groups.  Please check out and our FaceBook Page at Sea Speak Storytelling.  If you are interested in joining our group of Storytellers or learning about Storytelling, then please contact Daria at  We hope to see you all to help us kick off a great storytelling season.


Sunday 11th Oct – First Collection  €860  and the SHARE collection   €625