Parish Newsletter Sunday 19th February 2012

posted 20 Feb 2012, 04:27 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Monday 20th February 2012

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Day of Prayer for Temperance)                        (07/12)

 

LENT BEGINS THIS WEEK

Wednesday next is ASH WEDNESDAY and the beginning of Lent.

Masses and distribution of Ashes    8.00 and 10.00 a.m. and 8 o’clock in the evening.

ASH WEDNESDAY IS A DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE. 

 

Masses during the remainder of Lent   8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.

 

CELEBRATING LENT AT THE FAMILY MASS

Lent begins next week with Ash Wednesday (22 Feb.) and next Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent.  At the Family Mass on Sunday we will be preparing for Lent by talking about Noah's ark and the rainbow.  It is the first reading story.  All children are invited to come and put their names on the rainbow display board and receive a booklet for following the six weeks of Lent in a special way.

 

NOVENA OF GRACE

This year’s Novena of Grace will commence on Sunday 4th March at the 12 noon Mass.  From Monday 5th March to Friday 9th March the Novena Mass will be at 8.00 p.m.  Novena Mass on Saturday 10th March at 7.00 p.m.  On Sunday, 11th March, the Novena Mass will be at 12 noon.  On Monday 12th March Novena Mass at 8.00 p.m.  The Novena will be conducted by FATHER WILLIAM REYNOLDS, S.J.

 

SAINT VINCENT De PAUL SOCIETY

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

 

 

“You shall be my Witnesses…”-Parish preparation for Confirmation programme

Next SUNDAY, 26th February at the 10.30 a.m. FAMILY MASS, we welcome the young people of the parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation later this year.  The young people and their parents will take an active part in the Liturgy on that day.  We invite parishioners to join parents and family members to pray for and support the young people as they prepare for this important Sacrament.  On Monday 20th February the parents and parishioners who have volunteered to be leaders for the Witnesses programme this year will begin their training sessions.  We thank them for their commitment to our young parishioners and pray that the Holy Spirit will be with them.  For further information contact Valerie Darby – Tel. 086 313 7850 or Barbara in the Parish Office – Tel. 839 7398

 

MASS INTENTIONS 19th - 26th February

Sunday 19th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 18th February) James and Sarah Masterson and Mary Fitzpatrick

 8.30 a.m.                     Paddy and Phyllis McGrane

10.30 a.m.                     Mary and John Dixon

12.00 noon                    James Coughlan

 7.00 p.m.                     Kieran Healy (3rd Anniv.)

Monday 20th February

 8.00 a.m.                     Leo McDermott

Tuesday 21st February

 8.00 a.m.                     A Special Intention

Friday 24th February

10.00 a.m.                     (1st Anniv.)

Saturday 25th February

10.00 a.m.           Ann McLoughlin  (Month’s Mind)

11.00 a.m.                     John Cauldwell (7th Anniv.)

Sunday 26th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 25th February) Babs Egan (4th )

10.30 a.m.                     Michael Fitzpatrick (Month’s Mind)

12.00 noon                    John O’Mahony (First Anv.)

 7.00 p.m.                     Richard Walsh (20th Anniv.)

 

HOWTH PARISH REFORM AND RENEWAL GROUP

The Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group will meet tomorrow evening,

Monday, 20th February in St. Columbanus Hall at 8.00 pm.  At the meeting three parishioners will make short presentations on the 'Future of our Church'.  ALL WELCOME

 
FUND-RAISING CAKE SALE

The Peninsula Society are holding a Cake Sale in aid of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, in Sutton Parish Centre on Sunday 26th February from 9.00 a.m.  to 1.00 p.m.  Lots of cakes, bread and preserves.  Tea and Coffee available.  All are welcome

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

A LENTEN REFLECTION DAY

Theme: Let there be light – Reflection on darkness and light in poetry and scripture

Sunday 26th February

10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. 

Presenter: Una O’Neill, R.S.C.  cost: €25

Bring packed lunch, tea/coffee provided

 

Mindfulness Course continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.
 
 

Scripture Readings for the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 20th February

Jas 3:13-18. Ps 18:8-10, 15, R/ v9. Mk 9: 14-29

Tuesday 21st February

Jas 4:1-10. Ps 54:7-11, 23, R/ v23. Mk 9: 30-37

Wednesday 22nd February

Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:12-18. Ps 50: 3-6, 12-14, 17, R/ v3. 2 Cor 5: 20-6:2. Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18

Thursday 23rd February

Deut 30:15-20. Ps 1:1-4, 6, R/ Ps 39:5. Lk 9: 22-25

Friday 24th February

Is 58:1-9. Ps 50:3-6, 18-19, R/ v19. Mt 9: 14-15

Saturday 25th February

Is 58:9-14. Ps 85:1-6, R/ v11. Lk 5: 27-32

 

Sunday 26th February

Gen 9: 8-15. Ps 24: 4-9, R/v10. 1 Pet 3: 18-22. Mk 1:12-15.

 

THE EVENTS OF HOLY WEEK

Critical questions and new perspectives

Presented by Dr. Kieran J. O’Mahony, OSA

It is hard to be a Christian and particularly so in our times and culture.  Is there a God?  Who was Jesus?  What happened for us in the birth and ministry, death and resurrection?  This series of talks will explore what it is that lies at the very heart of Christian faith: the person of Jesus and the events of Holy Week.  The presentations will include plenty of time for further questions and discussions.

Monday 5th March 7.30 p.m.

Do we still need (or even want) to be saved?

Monday 12th March 7.30 p.m.

Was the cross a mistake?

Monday 19th March 7.30 p.m.

Where was God on Good Friday?

All presentations, with questions and discussion will take place in the MARINE HOTEL, SUTTON at 7.30 p.m..

 
 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 12th February – First Collection  €860 and the special collection for ACCORD, the Catholic Marriage Care Service   €1,535

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