Parish Newsletter Sunday 19th January 2014

posted 21 Jan 2014, 04:26 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                                            (03/14)


The 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th to the 25th January 2014.  An interdenominational Service will take place in St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton this evening, Sunday (19th January) at 8.00pm to mark the inauguration of the week of prayer.  Canon Desmond Sinnamon of the Church of Ireland has accepted the invitation of the Dublin Council of Churches to preach the homily.


Catholic Schools Week (CSW) will be celebrated between Sunday 26th January and 2nd February.  The theme for CSW 2014 is ‘Catholic Schools – Centres of Faith and Learning’.


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

On next SUNDAY 26th January at the 10.30 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.  For further information contact Allyson O’Rourke, 086 822 8769 or Barbara, Parish Office, 01 839 7398



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


A Special Concert: The Three Tenors, with guests, St. Fintan’s Parish Junior Choir, will be performing in concert in St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton on 21st February 2014.  Tickets €25 each now available from the St. Fintan's Parish Office, 9.30am to 12.30pm and from Coffeys of Sutton, Unit 6 Superquinn Shopping Centre, Sutton.

Join us and have a thoroughly enjoyable night.


Monday 20th January  - Gardiner Street Church.  The 2nd Cardinal Martini Annual lecture at 7.30 p.m.  Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ will take the theme – Cardinal Martini and Pope Francis.   All welcome.


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


Wednesday 5th February  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

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

This day reflects on the meaning and possibilities of Hope.  “May the God of hope bring you such joy in your faith that the power of the Spirit will remove all bounds to hope.”  The day includes prayer, input, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Cost €45.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place    Tel. 087-622 6620




Scripture Readings for the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 20th January

1 Sam 15:16-23. Ps 49:8-9,16-17,21,23, R/ v23. Mk 2: 18-22

Tuesday 21st January

Saint Agnes     Memorial

1 Sam 16:1-13. Ps 88:20–22, 27-28 R/ v21. Mk 2: 23-28

Wednesday 22nd January

1 Sam 17:32-33,37,40-51. Ps 143:1-2,9-10, R/ v1. Mk 3: 1-6

Thursday 23rd January

1 Sam 18:6-9,19:1-7. Ps 55:2-3,9-14, R/ v5. Mk 3: 7-12

Friday 24th January

Saint Francis de Sales             Memorial

1 Sm 24:3-21. Ps 56:2-4,6,11, R/ v2. Mk 3: 13-19

Saturday 25th January

The Conversion of St Paul      Feast

Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22. Ps 116:1-2, R/Mk16:15. Mk 16:15-18

Sunday 26th January

Is 8:23-9:3. Ps 26:1,4,13-14 R/v1. 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17. Mt 4:12-23

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Mindfulness Meditation will not take place in the Parish Hall tomorrow night - Monday 20th Jan.  Next session – Monday 27th Jan. at 7.30pm.  All welcome.



‘In Search of a New Model of Church’

Tomorrow evening – Monday, 20th January

8.00 pm  St. Columbanus Hall


As Pope Francis and his advisors consult with the worldwide Church on family issues in preparation for the October 2014 Synod there is an atmosphere of hope and expectation about the future.  If a ‘New Model of Church’ emerges in the future what should that model look like?  What aspects of the current model of church must be changed to facilitate the emergence of a new, more inclusive model?  What role can the laity play at parish, diocesan, and wider levels in any new model of Church?  What model of Church might offer hope to those alienated and marginalised?  The evening will combine a number of personal reflections on these issues followed by an open discussion.  The agenda covers a very wide range of issues and it is, therefore, intended to deal with the issues over the course of a number of meetings.   ALL WELCOME


Important Dates for the Year 2014

Ash Wednesday                                 5th March

Easter Sunday                                   20th April

The Ascension of the Lord                1st June

Pentecost Sunday                                8th June

The Holy Trinity                                   15th June

The Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi)                                   22nd June

The Sacred Heart of Jesus                  27th June

Christ the King                                      23rd Nov



Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 20th – 24th Jan.

Monday                       J. Morton

Tuesday                       S. McInerney

Wednesday                 Kay Burke

Friday                          J. Morton

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 20th – 25th Jan.

Monday                       Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                       J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                 Joe Stewart

Thursday                     M. Connaughton

Friday                          Joe Clarke

Saturday                      L. & V. Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 25th/26th Jan

Saturday 7.00 p.m.      N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30 a.m.        D. O’Cathasaigh/U.Kane

Sunday 10.30 a.m.      Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon          S. Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh


In our parish Church during the year 2013, the number of Baptisms conferred was 64; the number of Marriages contracted was 7 and the number of Funerals celebrated was 49.


MASS INTENTIONS  19th –26th Jan

Sunday 19th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 18th Jan)      Jack and Nellie  Moore and Cora Lynch

 8.30am                                   Helen and Florence McCarthy

10.30am                                  Denis Quinn (5th Anv)

12.00 noon                              Stephen Costello (11th Anv)

Mon 20th Jan

10.00am                                  Anne McLoughlin (2nd Anv)

Tues 21st Jan

10.00am                                  May Dunne (Recently Deceased)

Weds 22nd Jan

10.00am                                  Deceased members Fallon family

Thurs 23rd Jan

 8.00 a.m.                                Diarmuid, Peggy and Mary Leahy

10.00am                                  Gary Whelan

Fri 24th Jan

 8.00am                                   Doreen Reid (17th Anv) and Jack Reid (7th Anv)

Sunday 26th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 25th Jan)  Noreen Horrigan

 8.30am                                   John Dixon (R.D.)

10.30am                                  Michael Fitzpatrick

12.00 noon                              Pauline Fernandez (First Anv) and Jane McCrea




Sunday 5th Jan. - First Collection  €945 and the SHARE Collection  €615

Monday 6th Jan. - First Collection  €300 and the SHARE Collection  €310

Sunday 12th Jan. – First Collection  €790 and the SHARE Collection  €700