Parish Newsletter Sunday 21st April 2013

posted 22 Apr 2013, 03:41 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER                                                           (16/13)



To-day is Vocations Sunday.  The Annual collection for the formation of students for priesthood in the Diocese of Dublin is being held at all the Masses this weekend.  This collection will replace the SHARE collection.  Thank you for your generosity to this collection in previous years.



The second session takes place on Monday 30th April in Scoil Mhuire at 7.30pm.  The topic this week is What do I Believe? - an appropriate topic for this Year of Faith.  They will explore in depth the Nicene Creed that we say at Mass most Sundays.  They will also talk about the people who influenced their Faith and about the prophets ancient and modern who inspire us in our Faith Journey.  When we say the Creed today maybe we can listen more carefully to what we say and also remember at Mass those who help us in our Journey


Special Masses of Preparation: On next Sunday 28th April at the 10.30 Family Mass we welcome the young people of the parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next month.  This is the last of the special Family Masses for Confirmation. The young people and their parents will take an active part in the Liturgy on that day and The Howth Gospel Choir will sing at the Mass.  We thank all the parents, parishioners and teachers who are involved in the preparation of the Mass.  For further information contact Valerie Darby, 086 313 7850 or Barbara, Parish Office, 839 7398  -      Valerie Darby, Mags Rickard, Kay Burke, Coordinators



FAMILY TREASURE HUNT -  TO-DAY  -  Sunday (21st April).  Registration at Saint Columbanus Hall 11.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.  €20 per family – All welcome



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



A violin Project has been launched in Scoil Mhuire, Howth’s Primary School.  35 violins have been purchased which have allowed 150 children from Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class to learn violin during school hours.  It is modelled on the project launched by Sr. Bernadette in Crumlin.  The objective is to be able to extend this project to all local schools as well as to adults in the local community.  The organising committee aim to do this through fundraising from concerts and other events.  A Howth Chamber Music Festival will take place in May with three concerts given by five classical musicians who will perform over the weekend 16th to 18th May 2013.  On Saturday 18th May, a concert will take place in the Church at 8.30 p.m.  The programme will included Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann.  Performers on the evening will include Mia Cooper (Violin), Philippe Graffin (Violin), Ruth Gibson (Viola), Amy Norrington (Cello) and Alasdair Beatson (Piano).  Tickets  - €15 are available to buy from Finola Young (Centra), or reserve tickets by telephone 089-403 1292 or e-mail



There are a limited number or places available for Junior Infants for the School year 2013/2014.  Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email



Please remember in your prayers ELIZABETH JAMESON who has died.  Reception of Remains 6.00 p.m. Monday 22nd April.  Funeral Mass Tuesday 23rd April at 11.30 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.


Scripture Readings for the Fourth Week of Easter

Monday 22nd April

Acts 11: 1-18. Ps 41:2-3, 43:3-4. Jn 10: 1-10

Tuesday 23rd April

Acts 11: 19-26.  Ps 86:1-7. Jn 10: 22-30

Wednesday 24th April

Acts 12: 24-13:5.  Ps 66:2-3, 5-6,8.. Jn 12: 44-50

Thursday 25th April

Saint Mark, Evangelist       Feast

1 Pt 5:5-14. Ps 88:2-3,6-7,16-17. Mk 16: 15-20

Friday 26th April

Acts 13: 26-33. Ps 2:6-11. Jn 14: 1-6

Saturday 27th April

Acts 13: 44-52. Ps 97:1-4. Jn 14: 7-14

Sunday 28th April

Acts 14: 21-27. Ps 144:8-13. Apoc 21: 1-5 Jn 13:31-35


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

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



On Tuesday next, 23rd April at 8.00p.m. Brian MacAonghusa will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’The Rails to Howth’ Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All welcome



Suicide Awareness

Clontarf and Howth-Sutton Lions Clubs are hosting a charity concert in aid of Pieta House and Headstrong - support services in the prevention of suicide and self-harm in adults and young people in Ireland.  The Garda Band and Dublin Gospel Choir will take part in this concert at Clontarf Castle on Thursday 25th April at 8 00 p.m.  Tickets €15  - Tel.  087 275 1333


Beann Éadair GAA Club

Traditional Music Session in Howth GAA Club on the last Friday of every month at 9:30pm. Next session Friday 26th April in Howth GAA Club.  Enjoy the music, join in and sing a song or two.


The Presentation Brothers are holding an information weekend for men interested in a religious vocation. 11am Sat. 27th - 2pm Sun. 28th April at Presentation Brothers, Glasthule.  For full details and to book a place contact Br Anthony at 01-2300824 or email Visit


Teen-Line Ireland is a registered charity, which provides a free-phone help-line for young people who may be feeling alone, worried or distressed.  It provides emotional support through its non-judgmental, secure and confidential listening service.

Free-Phone Help-Line 1800 833 634  7p.m. – 10 p.m.

7 days per week and from 3p.m. – 10p.m. on Wednesdays.  Information from


MASS INTENTIONS 21st – 28th April

Sunday 21st April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 20th April)    John Barrett

12.00 noon                                 Frank O’Mahony (6th Anv)

Wednesday 24th April

10.00 a.m.                                Maeve O’Grady (Birthday Remembrance)

Saturday 27th April

10.00 a.m.                               Agnes Kelly (4th Anv.)

Sunday 28th April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 27th April)   Catherine Dromgoole

10.30 a.m.                                Bartle and Nellie Redmond, Willie Redmond

12.00 noon                                Frank O’Mahony (6th Anv)




You Shall be my Witnesses…” Post-Confirmation Programme

The April meeting of the above group will take place on Monday 22nd April from 7.30 to 8.30 in Scoil Mhuire, Howth.  The theme for this meeting is Looking Back/Looking forward.  It is the last monthly meeting of the year and we will review the year, make plans for next year and plan the end of year outing.  This is open to all those who have been Confirmed in the past three years.

We hope that you will encourage any young person you know to attend.  For further information contact the Parish Office  Tel. 839 7398


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 22nd – 26th April

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 22nd – 27th April

Monday                           T. Boyle

Tuesday                           Jo Comisky

Wednesday                      Joe Stewart

Thursday                          M. Connaughton

Friday                              Joe Clarke

Saturday                          J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am             V & L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 27th/28th April

Saturday 7.00 p.m.           N. McCann

Sunday 8.30 a.m.              D O’Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30 a.m.            Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon               N. Cronin

Sunday 7.00 p.m.             M O’Laoi




GOOD FRIDAY 29th March 2013

Would you like to see some photos of the Children’s Stations of the Cross from Good Friday 29th March 2013?  Go to the Howth Parish Website  -

You can see all the photos in the Photo Gallery Section or Watch a PowerPoint Presentation with recorded commentary, see the link on the home page of the website.



Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday, 22nd April at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall.



Sunday 14th April – First Collection  €950 and the SHARE collection  €745

Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday, 22nd April at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall.


Sunday 14th April – First Collection  €950 and the SHARE collection  €745