Parish Newsletter Sunday 20th January 2013

posted 22 Jan 2013, 03:13 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                                         (03/13)


“You shall be my Witnesses…”Parish Preparation for Confirmation Programme


Today 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 today.  We invite the congregation to join with the young people and their parents in making this a very special and prayerful celebration of the Eucharist and to pray for the young people at this important time in their lives.  A special thanks to the musicians, the parents who helped prepare for the Mass, to Mr. Burke the 6th class teacher at Scoil Mhuire, to Fr. Kilian Brennan who regularly visits the class and of course to the young people and their parents.

For further information contact Valerie Darby, 086 313 7850 or Barbara, Parish Office, 839 7398



Our theme for this year's Faith Development Talks is People Questioning Faith: Faith Questioning PeopleThe talks will be given by Fr. John Byrne and Dr. Bernadette Toal of Orlagh Retreat Centre.  Many of you will be familiar with Fr. Byrne's writing, he has been a contributor to reflections on the Sunday readings published in the missalette.  Dr. Toal is a well known theologian who has been much involved at parish level with faith development.  The talks will take place on Thursdays 7th, 14th and 21st February, in Saint Columbanus Hall, commencing at 7.30 p.m. and followed by discussion.

The first talk is Put out into the Deep: Faith Today, the second is Challenges to Faith Today and the third is Resources for the Faith Journey.  All are welcome.

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

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


Presented by Anne McFadden

Date: Fridays 25th January, 1st and 8th February   10.00am-12.00 noon

Cost: €90 for course (including materials). 

Thursday 31st January
8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  Cost: Donation 

Wednesday 13th February   10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

START LENT WELL!  Facilitated by Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

This Retreat day, Ash Wednesday, invites you to reflect that Christ’s journey to the Cross was one of deep love for God and for us.

Cost €45.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place.


Catholic Schools Week (CSW): will take place from Sunday, 27th January to 3rd February 2013.  The theme for CSW 2013 is 'Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith, Sharing the Good News'.


MASS INTENTIONS 20th – 27th January

Sunday 20th Jan.

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 19th Jan.)               Maura Coonan

 8.30 a.m.                                            Michael Fitzpatrick (First Anv)

10.30 a.m.                                           Christopher O’Connor (7th Anv)

12.00 noon                                          Stephen Costello (10th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                            Florence Nealon (Month’s Mind)

Monday 21st Jan.

 8.00 a.m.                               

10.00 a.m.                                           Doreen Reid (16th Anv)  Jack Reid (6th Anv)

Friday 25th Jan.

10.00 a.m.                                           Anne McLoughlin (1st Anv)

Sunday 27th Jan.

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 26th Jan.)              Noreen Horrigan  (3rd Anv)

 8.30 a.m.                                            Joe Maxwell

10.30 a.m.                                           Maeve O’Grady (Month’s Mind)

12.00 noon                                          Ernie Brennan

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


Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group

Our January meeting coincides with the First Cardinal Martini Memorial Lecture – ‘Cardinal Martini’s Legacy in the Irish Context’ – tomorrow evening, Monday 21st January at 7.30 p.m. in Gardiner Street Church.

We have decided, therefore, to attend what promises to be a very interesting night.  The Speaker is the Rev. Professor Eamonn Conway, Head of Theology and Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.  Fr. Conway was appointed by Pope Benedict to be a Theological Advisor at recent special Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Admission – donation.  Anybody who requires transport is requested to leave their name into the Sacristy or with one of the Leadership Team.  A number of cars will be leaving from outside St. Columbanus Hall at 6.30 p.m. tomorrow evening (Monday 21st January).  All are welcome.



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


Scripture Readings for the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 21st January

Saint Agnes                   Memorial

Heb 5:1-10. Ps 109:1-4. Mk 2: 18-22

Tuesday 22nd January

Heb 6:10-20. Ps 100:1-2,4-5,9,10. Mk 2: 23-28

Wednesday 23rd January

Heb 7:1-3, 15-17. Ps 109:1-4. Mk 3: 1-6

Thursday 24th January

Saint Francis de Sales     Memorial

Heb 7:25-8:6. Ps 39:7-10,17. Mk 3: 7-12

Friday 25th January

The Conversion of Saint Paul  Feast

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

Saturday 26th January

Saints Timothy and Titus Memorial

2 Tm1:1-8 or Ti1:1-5. Ps 95:1-3,7-8,10. Lk 10: 1-9

Sunday 27th January

Neh 8:2-6,8-10. Ps 18:8-10,15. 1 Cor 12:12-30. Lk 1:1-4,4:14-21


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 21st  – 25th Jan.

Monday                                                J. Morton

Tuesday                                                S. McInerney

Wednesday                                           Kay Burke

Thursday                                                Kay Burke

Friday                                                    J. Morton

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 21st  – 26th Jan.

Monday                                                Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                                                J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                                           Joe Stewart

Thursday                                               M. Connaughton

Friday                                                   Joe Clarke

Saturday                                               J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am                                  V&L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 26th /27th Jan.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.                             N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                                D. O’Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                              Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                                  N.Cronin

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                                M. O’Laoi



Important Dates for the Year 2013
Ash Wednesday                           13th February 
Easter Sunday                             31st March 
The Ascension of the Lord             12th May 
Pentecost Sunday                        19th May 
The Holy Trinity                            26th May 
The Body and Blood of Christ 
(Corpus Christi)                           2nd June 
The Sacred Heart of Jesus             7th June 
Christ the King                             24th November