Parish Newsletter Sunday 20th of July

posted 22 Jul 2014, 13:59 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 22 Jul 2014, 14:00 ]

This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 31st August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.



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



Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th  to Sunday 17th August.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online or Tel. 01 675 3690  or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).



The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal.  The appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bed-clothes, curtains and shoes.  Bags will be distributed on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2014.  The collection of the bags will take place on Sunday 3rd August DURING THE MORNING MASSES ONLY.  The Society is conscious of the tremendous support given by the Parishioners of this Parish over the years and thank you most sincerely on behalf of those you have helped.



Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Monday 8 - Tuesday 16 September (St Brigid's Parish, Killester) This 9 day pilgrimage takes in all the major sites - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.  In addition to a local guide, Monsignor Stenson who is accompanying the pilgrimage will celebrate Mass each day at one of the sacred shrines.  Full details are available from the Parish Office in Killester - Cathy(01) 833 2974



Church Gate Collection

The Irish Wheelchair Association will hold a fund-raising Church Gate Collection next weekend after all the Masses.




Please remember in your prayers DENIS ‘Ray’ CODY, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Joan and all the family.  May he rest in peace



Scripture Readings – 16th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 21st July

Mic 6:1-4,6-8. Ps 49:5-6,8-9,16-17,21,23, R/ v23. Mt 12:38-42

Tuesday 22nd July

St Mary MagdaleneMemorial

Song 3:1-4 or 2 Cor 5:14-17. Ps 62:2-6,8-9, R/ v4. Jn 20:1-2,11-18

Wednesday 23rd July

St Bridget of SwedenFeast

Gal 2:19-20. Ps 33:2-11, R/ v2, alt R/v9. Jn 15:1-8

Thursday 24th July

Jer 2:1-3,7-8, 12-13. Ps 35:6-11, R/ v10. Mt 13:10-17

Friday 25th July

St JamesFeast

2 Cor 4:7-15. Ps 125, R/ v5. Mt 20:20-28

Saturday 26th July

Ss Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed VirginMaryMemorial

Jer 7:1-11.Ps 83:3-6,8,11, R/ v2. Mt 13:24-30

Sunday 27th July

1 Kg 3:5,7-12. Ps 118:57,72,76-77, 127-130 R/v97. Rm 8:28-30. Mt 13:44-52


MASS INTENTIONS  20th – 27th July

Sunday 20th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 19th July)  William, Catherine & Liam Moore & Kathleen O’Kelly

8.30amMarion White

10.30amTony McLoughlin

12 noonMaria Luykx (2nd Anv)

Tue 22nd July

10.00amKathleen Freeman (12th Anv)

Sat. 26th July

10.00amTony Kelly (Birthday Remembrance) also Julie and Frank Child

Sunday 27th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 26th July)  Harry and Brigid Howard

8.30amMarie Doyle (24th Anv) and Cyril and Kathleen Doyle

10.30amGerard Drumgoole

12 noonNiall O’Brien (12th Anv)



Catholic Youth Care (formerly Catholic Youth Council) supports and services youth work and youth ministry in the Dublin Diocese.  It promotes the physical, personal, social and spiritual development of young people in the diocese through a wide variety of initiatives, which include:

·Faith initiatives, which serve young people and challenge them to Christian living. ·Programmes, training, events and activities for youth clubs/groups and adult leaders. ·Co-ordination and support for summer projects, which provide educational and recreational programmes for children and young people during the summer months. ·Programmes which promote social inclusion amongst young people. ·Promotion and encouragement of youth arts activities.  Training, workshops in dance, youth theatre, music, etc. ·Crime diversion projects. ·Drug Prevention Initiatives. ·Outward bound programmes.

Website :





Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 21st – 25thJuly

MondayJ. Morton

TuesdayS. McInerney

WednesdayK. Nolan/K. Burke

ThursdayK. Burke/B. Milton

FridayJ. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 21st – 26thJuly

MondayT. Boyle

TuesdayJ. Comiskey

WednesdayJ. Stewart

ThursdayM. Connaughton

FridayJ. Clarke

SaturdayJ. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 26/27 July

Saturday 7.00pmN. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30amD. O Cathasaigh & P Loftus

Sunday 10.30amA. O’Halloran

Sunday 12noonThe O’Brien Family


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation is now on a summer break and will resume 9thSeptember at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth.



Fr. Liam Lacey, Spiritual Director, will lead the combined Parishes of Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle to Lourdes from Sunday 7 – Friday 12 September 2014 staying at the Hotel Roissy 3 star.  Price: €669.00 per person sharing plus taxes and insurance.  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.  Payment by cheque/cash or debit card (a 2% surcharge applies only to balances paid by credit card).


HOWTH GOLF CLUB - CAPTAINS’ CHARITY DAY, support Laura Lynn Children's Hospice  FRIDAY 22ndAUGUST Four Person Team Event - 18 Hole Stableford.  Cost: €400 per Team (incl. Meal).  Sponsor Hole €100.  Contact Darragh Tighe, General Manager on

832 3055 or e-mail



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Molly Jean McLoughlin-Faherty who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to her proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.



Sunday 13th July – First Collection  €815 and the SHARE collection   - €635