Parish Newsletter Sunday 20th of September 2015

posted 24 Sept 2015, 11:59 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 24 Sept 2015, 11:59 ]

Sunday 20th September 2015

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (37/15)

CROSSCARE   -   the Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin

The annual collection for COMMUNITY AND HOMELESS SERVICES will take place at all Masses this weekend, (19th /20th September) and will replace the usual SHARE collection.


Do you know a student in Transition Year?  The Howth/Sutton Transition Year Programme is a local project for TY students focussed on youth leadership, personal growth and responsibility and community project involvement.  The Programme runs once a month for a half day during the school year.  This will be the eighth year of the project and TY students living in Howth and Sutton are invited to register.  Registration forms will be distributed in local schools on Monday 21st September. You can also download the form from  Places are limited to 30 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


The Acts of the Apostles

Howth Parish Bible Study Group resumes on Friday 25th September in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  Please join us – you will be most welcome.  

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


Wednesday 23rd September  10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Facilitated by 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 Liturgy, input, personal space, 3 course meal and tea breaks.  Cost €50.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place    Tel. 087-622 6620

Why has God given us the Eucharist?

This is the theme for an afternoon of reflection on the Eucharist with Fr Bede McGregor OP on Sat 3rd October 2015 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm beginning at St Columbanus Hall, Main Street Howth and transferring later to the Church.  Organised by the Parish Adoration Group, the afternoon features a talk by Fr Bede, discussion, tea/coffee, followed by half an hour of silent prayer adoration (in the Church).  It concludes with Benediction.  There will also be an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Those who seek a deeper understanding of the Eucharist are particularly encouraged to attend.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL (see Booking Form in the Church).  For more info. phone John or Pam at 832 4429.

Fr Bede is a Dominican based in Dundalk.  After 10 years a missionary in India, he spent 30 years engaged in priestly formation in Maynooth.  He is a noted theologian, author, retreat leader, youth evangeliser and has broadcast a series of TV talks.  He is Spiritual Director to the worldwide Concilium of the Legion of Mary.


Please remember in your prayers, TERESA RAMSEY who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.

Scripture Readings – Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 21st Sept

Saint Matthew Feast

Eph 4:1-7,11-13. Ps 18:2-5, R/ v5. Mt 9:9-13

Tuesday 22nd Sept

Erza 6:7-8,12,14-20. Ps 121:1-5, R/ v1. Lk 8:19-21

Wednesday 23rd Sept

St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

Erza 9:5-9. Ps Tob 13:2,4,6-8, R/ v1. Lk 9:1-6

Thursday 24th Sept

Hg 1:1-8. Ps 149:1-6,9, R/ v4. Lk 9:7-9

Friday 25th Sept

Hg 1:15-2:9. Ps 42:1-4, R/ cf. v5. Lk 9:18-22

Saturday 26th Sept

Zec 2:5-9,14-15. Ps Jer 31:10-13,R/v10. Lk 9:43-45

Sunday 27th Sept

Num 11:25-29.Ps 18:8,10,12-14, R/v9. Jas 5:1-6. Mk 9:38-43,45,47-48


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 24th September at 11.00am.  Please note that the time has changed to every Thursday morning at 11.00am.  All are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

Howth Folk Choir singing one Sunday morning Mass every month. (10.30am)  The Folk choir are looking for singers and musicians to join them.  Children from age 8 upwards, teenagers and adults who are interested are all welcome to join.  A one hour practise for the Mass is held on two Tuesday evenings prior to that Sunday in the Sacristy from  8pm – 9pm.  For more information Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 or Marie O Laoi Tel. 086-602 8277.  Please join us – you will be most welcome.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

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

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Nolan

Wednesday B. Milton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday J. Morton

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

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 26 & 27 Sept

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/ Aine

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon Dublin Walking Club Reader

MASS INTENTIONS 20th - 27th Sept

Sunday 20th Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 19th Sept)  James & Sarah Masterson and Mary Fitzpatrick

10.30am Kay & Bob Campbell

12 noon Thomas O’Rourke (9th Anv) James & Brigid McGeehan & Frances O’Rourke

Mon 21st Sept

10.00am Nora Recks (4th Anv)

Weds 23rd Sept

8.00am Molly McGeehan (22nd Anv)

Fri 25th Sept

8.00am William & Frances Freeney

Sunday 27th Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 26th Sept)  Christy Magee (Birthday Remembrance)

10.30am Bill McCormick (11th Anv)

12 noon Deceased members of the Dublin Walking Club


Launch of new anthology of poetry and prose by local writers. (Bayside Writers Group and Friends) with complimentary refreshments and musical entertainment in the Bayside Community Centre, 8.30pm-10pm, Friday 25th September.  All very welcome.  Find us on Facebook or Tel. 087-299 9241/086-252 411 for details

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues at 7.30pm on Monday 21st September in St. Columbanus Hall.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning, 22nd September, 11.00am until 12noon in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.



On Tuesday 22nd Sept. at 8.00pm Ray Fitzpatrick will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The History of Suttonians R.F.C.”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.


Sunday 13th Sept – First Collection  €750  and the SHARE collection    €570