Parish Newsletter Sunday 1st January 2012

posted 3 Jan 2012, 03:59 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 3rd January 2012

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (World Day of Peace)                   (01/12)


The Priests of the Parish wish you every Grace and Blessing in the New Year 2012

Brendan Houlihan, P.P.

Kilian Brennan, C.C.

Raymond Molony.



There will be one Mass in the Church at 11.00 a.m.  -  Funeral Mass for Mary Synnott, late of Brymore House Nursing Home.


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

Check us out via the parish website for further details of events or see the Website:


Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 24th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Eucharistic Reflection Day with Sr. Marie Therese Porter Saturday 4th February

10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

The wonder of breaking and sharing Bread.  Fr. Jim Kenny will celebrate the Eucharist at 4.30 p.m.

Cost €25 – bring a packed lunch, tea/coffee will be available



Wednesday 8th February  10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

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

What does it mean to be a person of God?  To live under the impulse of the Spirit?  To be a creative part of God’s creative power?  The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space,

3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Cost €40.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place

Tel. 087 622 6620



Please remember in your prayers, JACK BOURKE, who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  We also remember JOHN TRACEY who died on Christmas Eve.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Dora and all the family.  We pray for KATHLEEN CLEARY who has died -  Our sympathy to her family.


Please remember in your prayers, MARY SYNNOTT, who has died.  Her remains will arrive at the Church on Monday morning (2nd January) at 10.50 a.m. for Funeral Mass at 11.00 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  We remember CHRISTY O’ROURKE who has died.  His remains will arrive at the Church on Tuesday (3rd January) at 11.20 a.m. for Funeral Mass at 11.30 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May they all rest in peace.


MASS INTENTIONS 1st - 8th January 2012

Sunday 1st January 2012

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 31st December 2011)  Brigid and  Cormac O’Kelly

 8.30 a.m.                                Jim West

10.30 a.m.                               Cora Lynch and the  Moore and Lynch Families

12.00 noon                             Patrick and Beatrice Mahony

 7.00 p.m.                                Una Farren

Monday 2nd January

11.00 a.m.                               Funeral – Mary Synnott

Tuesday 3rd January

10.00 a.m.                               A Special Intention

11.30 a.m.                               Funeral – Christy O’Rourke

Friday 6th January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Thursday 5th January)  Ernie Brennan

 8.30 a.m.

10.30 a.m.                               Dan O’Connell, Mary Kennedy, John O’Connell, Debra O’Connell

12.00 noon                             Lena & Thomas Clinton

 7.00 p.m.                                Seán Ryan

Saturday 7th January

11.00 a.m.                               Mamie Lawless (12th Anv)

Sunday 8th January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 7th January)  Bridget Redmond

 8.30 a.m.                                Dominic Coleman (Third Anv.)

10.30 a.m.                               Barney Farren (Third Anv.)

12.00 noon                             Paul John Byrne (Month’s Mind)

 7.00 p.m.                                Jack and Nellie Moore and Cora Lynch



Friday, (6th January) is a Holyday of Obligation.  Vigil Mass on Thursday evening (5th January) at 7o’clock.  Masses on Friday morning, (6th January) will be at 8.00; 10.30 and 12.00 noon.  There will also be Mass on Friday evening at 7 o’clock.


Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays recommences on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.

However, due to a Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning next, Adoration will begin at 1.00 p.m. on this day only.


On Thursday 5th January, Adoration  returns to its normal time of 11.00 a.m.


Scripture Readings for the First Week of January 2012

Monday 2nd January

Ss Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen


1 Jn 2:22-28. Ps 97:1-4, R/ v3. Jn 1: 19-28

Tuesday 3rd January

1 Jn 2:29-3:6. Ps 97:1, 3-6, R/ v3. Jn 1: 29-34

Wednesday 4th January

1 Jn 3:7-10. Ps 97:1, 7-9, R/ v3. Jn 1: 35-42

Thursday 5th January

1 Jn 3:11-21. Ps 99, R/1. Jn 1: 43-51

Friday 6th January

The Epiphany of the Lord

Is 60:1-6. Ps 71: 1-2, 7-8, 10-13, R/cf. v11. Eph 3: 2-3, 5-6. Mt. 2: 1-12

Saturday 7th January

1 Jn 3:22-4:6. Ps 2:7-8, 10-11, R/ v8. Mt 4: 12-17, 23-25

Sunday 8th January

Is 55:1-11. Ps Is 12:2-6, R/v6. Mk 1:7-11. or Is 43:1-4,6-7. Ps 28:1-4, 9-10, R/v11. Acts 10:34-38. Mk 1:7-11


The Howth Community Drama Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz' from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th January at 8.00 p.m. with a Matinee on Saturday 7th at 3.00 p.m. in the School Hall, Howth Primary School.  Tickets €8 adult, €5 senior citizens and children, from Lua Clarke Tel. 839 1538.  Please come, enjoy a great show and support your local community!



Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues: your continuing support is much appreciated.



Sunday 18th December – First Collection  €830 and the SHARE Collection  €690

Sunday 25th December  First Collection  €3,845 and the SHARE Collection  €3,190