Parish Newsletter Sunday 21st October 2012

posted 23 Oct 2012, 03:48 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 23rd October 2012

TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                          (41/12)



To-day is World Mission Sunday.  The theme for World Mission Sunday in Ireland this year is Growing in Communion.  On Mission Sunday, we celebrate in a special way the work of missionaries throughout the world.  We thank God for them, for all who support them and for our growing in communion with them.  Please pray for the universal missions of the Church and give as generously as you can to the Mission Sunday Collection. 

This collection will replace the usual SHARE collection.



healthpro : Nutrition and Exercise Specialists and the Deer Park Hotel are encouraging everybody to bring their families and friends to walk or run the Howth Peninsula TO-DAY - Sunday 21st October at 2pm (Runners 3pm).  Everybody is welcome - All proceeds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society.  Refreshments, music and spot prizes in the Deer Park Hotel afterwards. 



The annual period of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (FORTY HOURS’ ADORATION) will take place on 28th and 29th October.

The Exposition will begin after the 12 o’clock Mass on Sunday 28th October and will continue until just before the Sunday Evening Mass.  There will be Evening Prayer on Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

The Exposition will continue after the 11 o’clock Mass on Bank Holiday Monday (29th  October) and will conclude with a Eucharistic Prayer Service and Benediction at 5.00 p.m.


National Mental Health Week celebrated at Kilrock House

The HSE home at Kilrock House hosted a great get-together for residents, neighbours, friends, teachers & TYS students last Tuesday afternoon to promote mental health in the most positive light.  Almost 100 guests enjoyed a memorable session of music, dance and chat in this home of historic importance built in 1875 for the then Chief Justice, the Right Hon. Gerald Fitzgibbon.  Mental Health Ireland laid on a very informative display of literature for young and old alike, while CEO Brian Howard informed the gathering of its valuable work.  In true parish fashion neighbours brought buns, cakes, pastries, biscuits and refreshments, while local artists and musicians, too many to name, laid on some great music.  A particular thank you is due to Janette Franklin, Clinical Nurse Manager at Kilrock House for taking the initiative and for all her hard work in organising the day.  We thank the residents and staff at Kilrock House for inviting us into their home for such an afternoon of enjoyment.



The Annual Mass for all those buried in the two Cemeteries in the Parish - Saint Mary’s and Old Abbey – will take place on Sunday 4th November in the Church at 3 o’clock.  The Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place immediately after the Mass.



Please remember in your prayers SIOBHAN O’HARE who died on Friday.  Her funeral will take place in the Church on Monday 22nd October at 11.30 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.


MASS INTENTIONS  21st – 28th October 2012

Sunday 21st October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 20th Oct.)   Mary O’Connor

 8.30 a.m.                                Imelda Collins (29th Anniv)

10.30 a.m.                               Willie Roberts (7th Anniv)

12.00 noon                             Roger Finnerty

 7.00 p.m.                                Sr. Emmanuel

Monday 22nd October

11.30 a.m.                               Funeral – Siobhan O’Hare

Tuesday 23rd October

 8.00 a.m.                                John Horrigan

Friday 26th October

10.00 a.m.                               Eamon O’Moore (Recently Deceased)

Saturday 27th October

10.00 a.m.                               Maynie Reid

Sunday 28th October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 27th Oct.) Patrick Fitzpatrick (5th Anniv)

 8.30 a.m.                                Kathleen Healy, Michael and  Kieran Healy

10.30 a.m.                               Angela Mullan (16th Anniv)

12.00 noon                             John Darby (5th Anniv)

 7.00 p.m.                                Julie Child and Frank Child

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


Mindfulness continues with Joe Clarke on Tuesdays at 11.00 am.  Cost: Donation.

All are welcome.



The book club will focus on reading and discussing spiritual and inspirational works from a cross section of authors.  Thursday 25th October at 8.00 p.m.



Wednesday 7th November

10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

The day includes prayer, input, liturgy, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.

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

Saturday 17th November from 10am to 1.00pm in Saint Columbanus Hall
In aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people
Brother Kevin needs financial help to provide 700 meals every day for people who are homeless or in need and 
up to 1,500 food parcels each week for those on the poverty threshold.  Please support this most deserving 
cause – Bric a Brac, Books, Cakes and Raffle.


Sunday 14th October – First Collection  €810 and the Share collection   €655


Scripture Readings for the Twenty Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 22nd October

Eph 2: 1-10. Ps 99: R/ v3. Lk 12:13-21

Tuesday 23rd October

Eph 2: 12-22. Ps 84: 9-14, R/ cf.v9. Lk 12:35-38

Wednesday 24th October

Eph 3: 2-12. Ps Is.12: 2-6, R/ cf.v3. Lk 12:39-48

Thursday 25th October

Eph 3: 14-21. Ps 32: 1-2, 4-5,11-12,18-19R/ v5. Lk 12:49-53

Friday 26th October

Eph 4: 1-6. Ps 23:1-6, R/ cf.v6. Lk 12:54-59

Saturday 27th October

Eph 4: 7-16. Ps 121:1-5, R/ v1. Lk 13:1-9

Sunday 28th October

Jer 31: 7-9. Ps 125 R/ v3. Heb 5: 1-16. Mk 10: 46-52



Monday 22nd October at 8.00pm in St. Columbanus Hall.

Vatican II - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Opening of the Council.  The evening will include personal reflections of October 1962 (a parishioner and one of our priests), the background and preparations for the Council based on talks delivered by Prof. Richard Gaillardetz at the recent conference in Athlone sponsored by the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development (Irish Episcopal Conference), followed by an ‘Open Forum’.  ALL WELCOME



On Tuesday next, 23rd October at 8.00p.m. Prof Michael Laffan will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’The Ulster Covenant and the Partition of Ireland’ Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All welcome. 

Have you ever thought you would like to do something for those less well off than yourself?  Or are you already 
doing something?  Then the Friends of Mary Aikenhead might be for you.  You are invited to an Information 
evening on Wednesday 24th October at 7.30 p.m. at the Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth. There will
 be a Talk about Mother Mary Aikenhead and her kind work.  All are welcome.