Parish Newsletter Sunday 19th of October

posted 21 Oct 2014, 13:22 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 21 Oct 2014, 13:22 ]

Sunday 19th October 2014

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (41/14)


To-day is World Mission Sunday.  The theme for Mission Sunday 2014 is ‘That they may have Life’.  The second collection at all the Masses to-day will be for the Missions and will replace the usual SHARE collection.


Howth Chamber Music has spurred on the existence of four Violin Projects across local schools since 2012 reaching out to over 700 students enjoying weekly violin classes.  The goal is to focus on developing and reinforcing the love of classical music for all through children’s orchestras as well as a local community adult string ensemble.  Howth Chamber Music has organised two concerts catering especially for children featuring Dominic Harlan, pianist and composer.  Through workshops, recitals and presentations, Dominic has introduced countless people of all ages and abilities to the worlds of opera, music theatre, concert performances and composition.  The two 1 hour concerts will take place in the Church of the Assumption, Howth, on Friday 24th October at 11.30am and 1.30pm.  Especially for children, the concert is a story built around classical repertoire of Schubert, Rossini, Mozart and many more.  The concerts are free of charge. Donations received at these events will go directly to the Violin Project.


Saturday 25th October from 10am to 1.00pm in Saint Columbanus Hall in aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people.  Brother Kevin needs financial help to provide 800 meals every day for people who are homeless or in need and up to 1,500 food parcels each week for those on the poverty threshold.  Please support this most deserving cause – Bric-a-Brac, Books, Cakes and Raffle.


The annual period of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (40 Hours’ Adoration) will take place on 26th and 27th October.  The Exposition will begin at 2.00pm on Sunday 26th October and will continue until 5.30pm.  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 (27th 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 2nd 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, Carrickbrack Road, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28

Reflective Energising Day

Facilitator: Sally Hyland, S.J.G

Date: Wednesday 5th November   Time: 10.00 - 4.30 p.m.  Cost: € 45.00

The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and coffee breaks in a beautiful setting.  This encouraging day will trace our search for meaning, through experience and insight, enabling us like Jacob to see that "This too is the face of God." (Gen 32) To book contact Sally – 087-622 6620


Please remember in your prayers, THOMAS LANTRY who died suddenly during the week.  We offer our sympathy to Dymphna and all the family.  May he rest in peace.

Scripture Readings – 29th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 20th Oct

Eph 2: 1-10. Ps 99, R/v3. Lk 12:13-21

Tuesday 21st Oct

Eph 2: 12-22. Ps 84:9-14, R/cf v9. Lk 12:35-38

Wednesday 22nd Oct

Eph 3: 2-12. Ps Is 12:2-6, R/cf v3. Lk 12:39-48

Thursday 23rd Oct

Eph 3:14-21. Ps 32:1-2,4-5,11-12,18-19, R/ v5. Lk 12:49-53

Friday 24th Oct

Eph 4: 1-6. Ps 23:1-6, R/cf v6. Lk 12:54-59

Saturday 25th Oct

Eph 4: 7-16. Ps 12:1-5, R/ v1. Lk 13:1-9

Sunday 26th Oct

Ex 22:20-28. Ps 17:2-4, 47,51, R/v2. 1 Th 1:5-10. Mt 22:34-40


The CM&WS, Howth, formerly the CYMS are seeking Adult Bowlers.  If interested, please call to the CYMS Hall, Main Street, Monday and Wednesday nights 8.00pm or Tel. Pat on 01-839 0618 or 086-842 8944

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues at 7.30pm tomorrow evening, Monday 20th October in St. Columbanus Hall.

MASS INTENTIONS 19th – 26th Oct

Sunday 19th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 18th Oct)     Brigid and Christopher Ryan

8.30am Mrs. Lee

10.30am Siobhan O’Hare (2nd Anv)

12 noon John Darby (7th Anv)

Tues 21st Oct

8.00am Roger Finnerty

Weds 22nd Oct

8.00am Bernie Young

Thurs 23rd Oct

8.00am John Horrigan

Fri 24th Oct

8.00am Willie Roberts (9th Anv)

Sunday 26th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 25th Oct) Kathleen O’Kelly (First Anv)

8.30am Angela Mullan (18th Anv)

10.30am Liam, Una & Finbarr Davis and the Crew of the St Ibar Finbarr Davis, Frank O’Riordan, Joe Devenny & John McAllister

12 noon Paddy Martin (3rd Anv) & Pamela Smyth


Give your husband or wife a special gift of a truly enriching weekend away for the two of you from the 14th – 16th November 2014 (8:00 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Sunday) at the Lake Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry.  This is a weekend with a difference, that can help you deepen your love for one another and enrich the life that you share together, whether you are recently or many years married.  Every good marriage deserves one.


Sunday 12th Oct – First Collection  €875 and the SHARE collection  - €580

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

20th – 24th Oct

Monday K. Burke

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday J. Towers

Thursday J. Morton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 20th – 25th Oct

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Morton

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 25/26 Oct

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh / V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon P. Van dePoll

First Holy Communion 2015

The parents of children in the parish preparing to receive First Holy Communion here in Howth next May are invited to an information evening on Tuesday 21st October in Scoil Mhuire at 8pm. At this meeting the parish programme of preparation for First Holy Communion will be explained and all the dates and details will be distributed.  Parents will receive a letter from school with more information.  We look forward to meeting you there.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   -   Saint Mark’s Gospel Chapters 6 & 7

Howth Parish Bible Study Group will meet on Friday 24th October in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  

School of the Word

A series of 6 talks on the Old Testament and its place in the Liturgy of the Word will take place in Holy Trinity Parish, Donaghmede.  The series is presented by Fr. Kieran O'Mahony, OSA.  Fr.Kieran is an Augustinian, living in Orlagh community and working for the diocese of Dublin, providing biblical resources.  Dates: Thursday evenings 7.30 to 9.00 p.m.   23rd and 30th October, 6th, 20th and 27th November, 6th Dec.  This series comes highly recommended and more information may be had from or the Parish office.


Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTE Concert Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's ELIJAH in the National Concert Hall on Weds. 5th November.  Soloists include Orla Boylan, Kate Allen, Julian Hubbard, David Park and boy soprano Andrew Jones.  Our Lady's will also be joined by Galway Baroque Singers and Wesley College Chamber Choir.  This concert should not to be missed and will be performed for one night only.  Tickets available from NCH.