Parish Newsletter Sunday 20th of April 2014

posted 16 Jun 2014, 14:25 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 16 Jun 2014, 14:25 ]

Sunday 20th April 2014

Easter Sunday (16/14)


THE PRIESTS OF THE PARISH WISH YOU THE PEACE, JOY AND HOPE OF EASTER DAY.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KINDNESS


EASTER WELCOME

Howth Parish Pastoral Council would like to invite all our parishioners and visitors (children especially welcome) to St. Columbanus Hall (Main Street) for a social gathering with light refreshments immediately following 12 o’clock Mass to-day - Easter Sunday.  All are welcome.


Easter Monday: Mass at 11.00am followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.  Tuesday to Friday inclusive: Mass at 8.00am and 10.00am as usual.


CANONISATION OF POPES John XXIII and John Paul II

The historic canonisation of two beloved Popes will be broadcast live in 3D from St. Peter's Square.  Divine Mercy Sunday on April 27 sees an unprecedented event in the history of the Catholic Church.  In a ceremony that is expected to attract five million pilgrims to Rome, Pope Francis will canonise two of his predecessors as Saints.  This extraordinary occasion will see four Popes - John XXIII, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis - symbolically united in St. Peter's Square.  Thanks to the Vatican Television Centre in collaboration with Sky, many millions more are now able to take part in this momentous liturgical celebration.  Thirteen carefully positioned HD cameras will be utilised to give unique vantage points around the Square.  To bring cinemagoers even closer to the event, it is being broadcast live in fully immersive 3D.  As a result, Pope Francis will become the first pontiff ever to be seen globally in 3D.  This event will be screened in Dublin at Cineworld, Movies@Dundrum and Swords.  This will be a free admission event in some cinemas.  The screenings begin at 9.00am and seats must be booked in advance.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Holy Communion for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, will take place on Saturday 10th May at 11.00 a.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.



CONFIRMATION IN HOWTH

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the pupils of 6th Class, Howth Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, on Thursday 22nd May at 1.00 p.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.



TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN BOXES

Grateful thanks to all who took part in the Trócaire Lenten Campaign.  Please return your Trócaire boxes to the Sacristy.



Scripture Readings – Easter Week

Monday 21st Apr

Acts 2:14, 22-33. Ps 15:1-2, 5, 7-11, R/v1. Mt 28:8-15

Tuesday 22nd Apr

Acts 2:36-41. Ps 32:4-5,18-20,22, R/v5. Jn 20:11-18

Wednesday 23rd Apr

Acts 3:1-10. Ps 104:1-4, 6-9, R/v3. Lk 24:13-35

Thursday 24th Apr

Acts 3:11-26. Ps 8:2,5-9, R/v2. Lk 24:35-48

Friday 25th Apr

Acts 4:1-12. Ps 117:1-2,4,22-27, R v22. Jn 21:1-14

Saturday 26th Apr

Acts 4:13-21. Ps 117:1, 14-21, R v21. Mk 16:9-15

Sunday 27th Apr

Acts 2:42-47. Ps 117:2-4, 13-15,22-24, R/v1. 1 Pt 1:3-9.  Jn 20:19-31


Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation will not take place tomorrow evening as it is a Bank Holiday.  Meditation will resume in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 28th April at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke will take place in the Parish Hall (St. Columbanus) on Tuesday 29th April from 11.00am to 12 noon.  Please note that Meditation will not take place on Tues 22nd April.


HOWTH PENINSULA HERITAGE SOCIETY

APRIL LECURE

On Tuesday 22nd April at 8.00pm Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The Howth Gun running”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.


PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

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 metres from the Sanctuaries.  Price: €669.00 per person sharing plus taxes/single room supplement.  How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form 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).


CEMETERY MASS SAINT FINTAN’S - SUTTON

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.


MASS INTENTIONS –20th – 27th April

Sunday 20th April

8.30am John Killeen (12th Anv), Patrick

                                     and Margaret Maher

10.30am Elizabeth Jameson (1st Anv)

12noon Ettie Finnerty

Mon 21st Apr

11.00am Richard Lappin (Birthday

                                            Remembrance)

Tues 22nd Apr

10.00am Elizabeth and Peter Byrne,

                                              Christy Byrne

Thurs 24th Apr

10.00am Harry and Ann Gaynor,

                                         and Tom Gaynor

Fri 25th Apr

10.00am Maeve O’Grady

Sat 26th Apr

10.00am Tom and Lily Reid, Peter Smeed

Sunday 27th April

(Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 26th April)   John Barrett

10.30am Bartle Redmond, William

                         Redmond and Ellen Redmond

12noon Ettie Finnerty


SAINT VINCENT De PAUL SOCIETY

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


Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to the cost of the flowers for the decoration of the Altar for Easter.  Our grateful thanks also to the ladies who decorated the Altar.  Many thanks to all who assisted with the Holy Week and Easter Liturgies.


Church Readers

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 22nd – 25th Apr.

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday S. Lee

Thursday B. Milton

Friday J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 22nd – 26th Apr.

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

Monday 21st April 11.00am   T. Boyle

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 26th /Sun 27th April

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/U.Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon B. Morgan


CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 13th April – First Collection  €965 and the SHARE Collection  €730