Parish Newsletter Sunday 21st of September 2014

posted 22 Sept 2014, 12:57 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 22 Sept 2014, 12:58 ]

Sunday 21st September 2014

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (37/14)

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 to-day and will replace the usual SHARE collection.


Please visit our new Family Mass notice board in the Church.  It has a representation of the liturgical calendar which will show us the time of the year we are celebrating and it also has Family Mass news and photos.


The Parish Pastoral Council is planning to re-establish a team of altar servers to be available for Masses in the parish.  To facilitate this, a group of parishioners has been established to train and supervise the servers.  Altar servers have a very special role in assisting the priest during Mass and especially preparing for the Consecration.  If your son or daughter would be interested in joining this team, please call to the Parish Office (Sacristy) and leave your name with the Parish Secretary.


On Friday 26th September, at 11.00 a.m. a meeting will take place in the Parish Hall (St. Columbanus Hall), to discuss the possibility of establishing a weekly Bible Study Group.

All are welcome.


In February 1999, Mags Riordan’s only son, Billy was drowned in Lake Malawi in Africa.  He was just twenty five.  He had visited the small African country on several occasions and had grown to love the country, its people and in particular the village of Cape MacClear.  It was ironic that in his last letter to his mother, he referred to Cape MacClear as paradise.  He lost his life in paradise less than 48 hours later.  “This is Paradise” is the story of Mags Riordan and the Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic she founded in Malawi ten years ago, in memory of her son.  Tomorrow evening, Monday, 22nd September, the King Sitric Restaurant will host a Book Reading and Signing by Suzanne Strempek Shea.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7.00pm and donations to the clinic will be gladly accepted and appreciated.  All are welcome.


On Tuesday 23rd September at 8.00pm DARRAGH TIGHE, (Manager of Howth Golf Club) will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The  History of Howth Golf Club”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.

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

A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY    Wednesday 24th September  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Facilitated by Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

This reflective day will explore the transforming power of the Word of God.  The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course meal and tea breaks.  Cost €50.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place    Tel. 087-622 6620

Scripture Readings – 25th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 22nd Sept

Prov 3:27-34. Ps 14:2-5, R/ v1. Lk 8:16-18

Tuesday 23rd Sept

St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) Memorial

Prov 21:1-6,10-13. Ps 118:1,27,30,34-35,44 R/ v35. Lk 8:19-21

Wednesday 24th Sept

Prov 30:5-9.Ps 118:29,72,89,101,104,163, R/ v105. Lk 9:1-6

Thursday 25th Sept

Eccl (Qo) 1:2-11. Ps 89:3-6,12-14,17, R/ v1. Lk 9:7-9

Friday 26th Sept

Eccl (Qo) 3:1-11. Ps 143:1-4, R/ v1. Lk 9:18-22

Saturday 27th Sept

St Vincent de Paul Memorial

Eccl (Qo) 11:9-12:8. Ps 89:3-6,12-14,17, R/ v1. Lk 9:43-45

Sunday 28th Sept

Ez 18:25-28. Ps 24:4-9, R/v6. Phil 2:1-11. Mt 21:28-32

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 22nd – 26th Sept

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday S. Lee

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 22nd – 27th Sept

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 27/28 Sept

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh / P. Loftus

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon N. Cronin

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues at 7.30pm tomorrow evening, Monday 22nd September in St. Columbanus Hall.

Meditation will resume at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth on Tuesday 23rd September at 11.00am.  Booking essential to secure your place. Tel. 832 2228 or e-mail

ST. ANNE'S PARISH PORTMARNOCK, Bethany Bereavement Group presents a Public Talk on loss and bereavement - "Life after Loss," on Thursday 2nd October at 8.00pm in St. Anne's Church.  Guest Speaker, Christy Kenneally . Refreshments will be served.  All welcome. Contact: St. Anne's Parish Office, 01 8461561 or the Bethany Group on


Helen Norton will offer encouragement and practical advice to those who proclaim the Word of God in liturgies.  Pat O’Donoghue will also offer brief reflections on the scriptural texts that will be used in the various exercises.  This will take place on 8th and 22nd October from 7.45pm to 9.45pm in Clonliffe College.  Enquiries Tel. 808 7554 or e-mail

MASS INTENTIONS 21st – 28th September

Sunday 21st Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 20th Sept)  James and Sarah Masterson, Mary Fitzpatrick

8.30am Nora Recks (3rd Anv)

10.30am A Special Intention

12 noon Thomas O’Rourke (8th Anv)

Mon 22nd Sept

10.00am Peter & Elizabeth Byrne

Tues 23rd Sept

8.00am Jimmy White (13th Anv)

10.00am Molly McGeehan (21st Anv)

Thurs 25th Sept

10.00am Robert Hennessy (Birthday Remembrance)

Fri 26th Sept

10.00am Christy Magee (Birthday Remembrance)

Sunday 28th Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 27th Sept)  Vincent Barry

8.30am John Caulfield

10.30am Kitty Rickard (First Anv)

12 noon Deceased members Dublin Walking Club

Jack and the Beanstalk

Howth Community Drama Group

Ccelebrating 25 years!!

The Pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk- is the next production taking place Christmas 2014.  If you are interested in taking part – on stage, back stage, help with sets, construction - whatever - we would love you to come along and meet the crew next Tuesday or Wednesday 23rd /24th Sept. in Howth Primary School between 7 - 8p.m.  It would be great to see as many people as possible getting involved in this production, old faces and new – it can only go ahead if we get a full cast!  Hope to see you there –

Howth Community Drama Group Committee –

Ann Delaney, Geraldine Delaney, Niamh Flanagan, Joan Lyons, Elva McCormack, Mary Moore


A fund-raising Musical Evening will take place in St. John the Baptist Church, Seafield Road West, Clontarf on FRIDAY 10th OCTOBER at 8.00pm.  The host for the evening will BRYAN HOEY and music will be provided by the DOLCE CHOIR.  Funds raised will go to the Clontarf Orthopaedic Hospital and Tickets - €15 are available at the hospital Reception or at the door on the night.  All are welcome.

MALAHIDE YELLOW WALLS YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (MYYAM) is hosting a Praise and Worship Concert on Saturday 27th September at 8.00pm in Malahide Parish Centre (next door to Malahide Dart Station and also served by number 42 and 102 bus routes).  A great opportunity to come and join other young adults to reflect, praise God and have fun.  This is a FREE event with hospitality afterwards and all are welcome! For more details contact


Sunday 14th Sept – First Collection  €840 and the SHARE collection   - €585