Parish Newsletter Sunday 1st of June 2014

posted 16 Jun 2014, 14:38 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 16 Jun 2014, 14:38 ]

Sunday 1st June 2014

The Ascension of the Lord (22/14)


There will be one Mass in the Church at 11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.


Morning Masses at 8.00 and 10.00.  The Masses on the first Friday of the month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.


STRAWBERRY FAIR  - Sunday 15th June  from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m.

Strawberries and Cream, Taste of Howth, Plants, Books and Toy Stall, Kid’s Crafts.  Penalty Shoot-Out, Obstacle Course and lots of entertainment  -  A great Day Out for all the family.

HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  30th June to 11th July 2014 for 4 to 15 year olds

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place on Sunday 8th June from 9.00 am to 12.30pm and on Monday 9th June from 9.45am to 11.30am in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 - without badge enrol for €5.00  

ST. FINTAN’S PARISH HOLIDAY TO AMALFI COAST  Proposed hotel:  The Pietra di Luna 4* is centrally located overlooking Maiori’s tree-lined promenade and the sea.  All its 95 bedrooms have private facilities, safe, mini-bar and hairdryer and side sea view.  It has its own restaurant, bar and outdoor pool.

Proposed flights: Sunday 31st Aug : Dublin Naples : 07.20 hrs.  11.35 hrs.  Saturday 6th Sept: Naples Dublin  12.20 hrs.  14.45 hrs.  Price: €935.00 per person sharing- half board, plus airport taxes, insurance and single room supplement.  How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with deposit of €250.00 per person (payment by cash/cheque/laser/debit or credit card) should be sent to Edel, in St. Fintan's Parish Office. The balance will be due 10 weeks prior to departure – payment by cash/cheque/laser or debit card.  A 2% surcharge applies to balances paid by credit card.  N.B. Bookings must be received by Thursday 5th June to secure this holiday.


Combined Parishes of Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle Sunday 7 – Friday 12 September 2014 Hotel Roissy 3 star  This hotel has been recently refurbished and is located approx. 100 mtrs from the Sanctuaries.  Price: €669.00 per person sharing Price includes: Return flights Dublin/Lourdes / Return airport transfers / 5 nights accommodation sharing twin room on a full board basis / Full religious programme during your stay.  Extras: - Airport taxes €75.00 / Travel insurance €25.00  (person aged 86 – 94 years double premium applies) / Single room supplement €175.00 for duration of stay.  How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form (available in the Sacristy) with deposit of €250.00 per person (payment by cheque, debit or credit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel.  The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure – payment by cheque/cash or debit card (a 2% surcharge applies only to balances paid by credit card).

Scripture Readings - Seventh Week of Easter

Monday 2nd June

Acts 19:1-8. Ps 67:2-7, R/ v33. Jn 16:29-33

Tuesday 3rd June

St Kevin Memorial

Acts 20:17-27. Ps 67:10-11,20-21, R/ v33. Jn 17:1-11

Wednesday 4th June

Ss Charles Lwanga & Companions Memorial

Acts 20:28-38. Ps 67:29-30, 33-36,R/v33. Jn 17:11-19

Thursday 5th June

St Boniface Memorial

Acts 22:30, 23:6-11. Ps 15:1-2,5,7-11, R/ v1. Jn 17:20-26

Friday 6th June

Acts 25:13-21. Ps 102:1-2,11-12,19-20,R/v19. Jn 21:15-19

Saturday 7th June

Acts 28:16-20,30-31.Ps 10:4-5,7,R/cf v7. Jn 21:20-25

Sunday 8th June   

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-11. Ps 103:1,24,29-31,34, R/cf v30. 1Cor 12:3-7,12-13. Jn 20:19-23

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

No Meditation tomorrow evening in St. Columbanus Hall as it is a Bank Holiday.

Mindfulness with Joe Clarke every Tuesday morning in St. Columbanus Hall from 11.00am to 12 noon.


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 8th June at 3.00 p.m.

Exhibition of Watercolours by Michael Connaughton in Baldoyle Library continues during Library Opening Hours until Saturday 7th June.  All are welcome.


The Annual Mass and Anointing of the Sick will take place on Sunday, 15th June at 3.30pm in the Church

Diabetes affects one in three families in Ireland with the growth of Type 2 diabetes in particular considered an epidemic by the World Health Organisation.  DIABETES IRELAND invites you to hop on your bicycle this June 21 (Limerick) or June 22 (Dublin) and cycle to Change Diabetes.  Distance options of 25km family fun cycle, 60km route & 100km route available on each day.  Full details at  or lo-call 1850 909 909


The World Association of Flower Arrangers is holding the 11th World Show in the RDS Dublin from 18th to 22nd June.  This is the first time Ireland has been invited to host the show.  Pre-booked tickets are available from Ticketmaster or at the RDS on the day.  Visit for further details.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 3rd - 6th June

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday B. Milton

Thursday K. Burke

Friday J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 3rd - 7th June

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L&V Duffy

Monday 2nd June 11am T. Boyle


Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh, A. Ui Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon S. Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

MASS INTENTIONS 1st – 8th June

Sunday 1st June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 31st May)  Mary Sweeney and Liam Sweeney

8.30am Mary O’Donovan (Recently Deceased)

10.30am Sean MacMahon (9th Anv)

12 noon Ken O’Grady and Emer Heagney

Sunday 8th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 7th June)  Patrick, Seamus and Eddie Byrne

8.30am Mary McLoughlin (Month’s Mind)

10.30am Maura Gibney (27th Anv)

12 noon Ellen ‘Blonnie’ Quinn (20th Anv)

Ecumenical Bible Week  takes place in the week June 8th  to 15th starting on Pentecost Sunday.  This new initiative, involving all the main churches, is a different kind of celebration.  It is not a congress or an assembly but a series of events which will move around Dublin and the wider area.  With a highly ecumenical engagement, this new initiative has great potential for the coming together of Christians from all backgrounds around the Word of God which we all share.  The Ecumenical Bible Week is a direct fruit of the International Eucharistic Congress of 2012.  If it proves a success, it may well become an annual happening.  The churches and movements so far involved are: Scripture Union, the Evangelical Alliance, the Orthodox Church, the Church of Ireland, the Catholic Church, the Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church.  See for more information Or pick up a brochure in the church.


Sunday 25th May – First Collection  €680 and the Crosscare Youth Services collection  - €1,445