Parish Newsletter Sunday 22nd January 2012

posted 23 Jan 2012, 03:29 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Monday 23rd January 2012

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                            (04/12)



As part of a Diocesan initiative to promote Eucharistic Adoration, workshops will be held at the following locations - Saturday 28 January, at St. Mary's Priory, Tallaght Village, in St. Joseph's Room of the Retreat House from 11 am to 2 pm. 

Saturday 25 February at St. Mary & St. Peter's Parish, Arus Lorcain, Castle Park, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, in the Parish Pastoral Centre from 11 am to 2 pm.

There is no charge for these workshops, however a voluntary collection will be made on the day.  Please bring a packed lunch.  All who are interested in Eucharistic Adoration are welcome.  For more info, contact Fr. Kevin Bartley Email:  Tel: 087-275 5413 for details



Sunday 29th January marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2012.  The purpose of the week is to highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution that Catholic Schools make to our local communities and society in general.  This year’s theme is : -




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


Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 24th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Eucharistic Reflection Day with Sr. Marie Therese Porter Saturday 4th February

10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.


A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY   Wednesday 8th February  10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.  Tel. 087 622 6620



Prosper Fingal was founded in 1978 by parents and friends of people with disabilities.  The aim of this group was to develop local services for adults with intellectual disability residing in the North County Dublin region.

Services include day, residential, respite and clinical supports to over 250 individuals and families in the Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush, Swords, Malahide and Portmarnock areas.  Prosper Fingal has proven itself to be a great success story in how a community group can mobilise its efforts to the benefit of those most in need in their communities.  As a non-profit organisation, every euro secured from the State and others is invested in advancing the lives of people with disabilities.

Prosper Fingal wish to develop a presence in the Howth/Sutton/Baldoyle area.  They are committed to looking at this idea in a very considered way, mindful of the lack of services within this region and of the needs of local people with intellectual disability and their families.  In order to examine the feasibility of developing a service in this area, a meeting will take place on Wednesday evening, 25th January at 7.30 p.m. in the Marine Hotel, Sutton.  For more information, contact Ashling O’Brien or Laura Creaner at Tel. 895 5600.


MASS INTENTIONS 22nd – 29th January

Sunday 22nd January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 21st January)         Keith Reid

10.30 a.m.                               Michael, Kathleen and  Kieran Healy

12.00 noon                             Stephen Costello

 7.00 p.m.                                Joe Kidd (14th Anv.)

Monday 23rd January

10.00 a.m.                               Doreen Reid and Jack Reid

Tuesday 24th January

10.00 a.m.                               The Cahalane Family

Wednesday 25th January

10.00 a.m.                               Oona O’Reilly

Friday 27th January

10.00 a.m.                               John Donegan

Saturday 28th January

10.00 a.m.                               Catherine Gaffney

11.00 a.m.                             John Tracey (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 29th January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 28th January)         Annie and  Mary Forman

 8.30 a.m.                                Ernie Brennan

10.30 a.m.                               James and Bridget  Caulfield, Leo and Ned Caulfield

12.00 noon                             Tom and Mary Farren

 7.00 p.m.                               Helen and Florence McCarthy



The Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group will meet tomorrow evening, Monday 23rd January in St. Columbanus Hall at 8.00 pm.  Topics for discussion include the introduction of the New Missal and the Assembly planned by the Association of Catholic Priests for late April/early May 2012.  All welcome.




On Tuesday next, 24th January at 8 p.m. Tom Keane, Retired Senior Meteorologist, will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Club, West Pier, on ‘How weather forecasting began at Foynes’  Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.


Family Mass celebrates St. Brigid

Next Sunday at the Family Mass we will celebrate St. Brigid, the patron Saint of Ireland.  St. Brigid's feast day falls on 1st February and at Mass on Sunday we will make St. Brigid crosses and have crosses blessed for families to take home.



Sunday 15th January – First Collection  €990 and the SHARE Collection  €720


Scripture Readings for the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 23rd January

2 Sam 5:1-7, 10. Ps 88:20-22, 25-26, R/ v25. Mk 3: 22-30

Tuesday 24th January

Saint Francis de Sales                Memorial

2 Sam 6:12-15, 17-19. Ps 23:7-10, R/ v8. Mk 3: 31-35

Wednesday 25th January

The Conversion of Saint Paul         Feast

Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9: 1-22. Ps 116:1-2, R/ Mk 16:15. Mk 16: 15-18

Thursday 26th January

Saints Timothy and Titus            Memorial

2 Tim 1:1-8 or Tit 1:1-5. Ps 95:1-3, 7-8, 10,R/ v3. Lk 10: 1-9

Friday 27th January

2 Sam 11:1-10, 13-17. Ps 50:3-7, 1-11, R/ cf. v3. Mk 4: 26-34

Saturday 28th January

Saint Thomas Aquinas             Memorial

2 Sam 12:1-7, 10-17. Ps 50:12-17, R/ v12. Mk 4: 35-41

Sunday 29th January

Deut 18: 15-20. Ps 94: 1-2, 6-9, R/v9. 1 Cor 7:32-35. Mk 1:21-28


World Day of the Sick 2012 (20th Anniversary)

Celebrated on 11th February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Archbishop Martin is leading the Dublin celebration of the World Day of the Sick with Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road on Sunday 5th February at 3pm.  In Howth, this will be the fourth year that we make a special celebration of the World Day of the Sick.  As in past years we will have small cards in the Church (on a table on the altar steps) where individuals can write the names of loved ones who are sick and also the names of those who are caregivers to the sick.  There is a special prayer card containing prayers for the Sick and the Caregiver. These prayer cards (which are bookmarksize) will be available for people to take home and/or give to loved ones.  The prayer cards and name cards will be in the Church on weekend 4th /5th February.  These will remain in the Church all week.  At all Masses on 11th /12th February the prayers will be read and the basket containing all the names will be placed at the foot of the altar, including them in a special way in the celebration of the Eucharist.