Sunday 22nd March 2015
Fifth Sunday of Lent (12/15)
SUNDAYS OF LENT
There will be Eucharistic Adoration at 4.00pm to-day, followed by Evening Prayer at 5.00pm. Eucharistic adoration continues every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Church. See the noticeboard for times.
Palm Sunday and Holy Week for families
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, and at the 10:30am family Mass we will be celebrating the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, as happened on the first Palm Sunday. Please note that palms will be blessed at this Mass but the full Passion will not be read. Celebrations suitable for children during Holy Week include a “quiet” Mass on Holy Thursday at 5pm and the children’s Stations of the Cross at 12 noon on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday, 5th April, we will have a special, colourful celebration of this great feast at the usual 10:30am family Mass.
WITH INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION IN PREPARATION FOR EASTER
This Prayer Service will take place on Monday 30th March at 8.00pm in the Church. The Service will be conducted by Father Ray Staunton, SM. There will be a number of visiting Confessors.
Once again we look forward to celebrating the Stations of the Cross in the Church on Good Friday in costume, mime and music. Please consider taking part in this presentation, which is always a most rewarding experience. If you are in any way interested in Drama or Mime or in giving a hand on the night, please come to rehearsal, which will take place on Tuesday 24th March and 31st March at 7.30pm in the Church.
The Children’s Stations of the Cross will be presented here in the Church of the Assumption by the children of Howth Primary School at 12 noon on Good Friday, 3rd April.
Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold their Spring Show on Saturday 28th March and we welcome visitors between 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Come along and enjoy the exhibits, our fabulous plant sale where you may pick up some rare plants together with great plant information and advice from our experts, our book sale and then relax with a cup of tea/coffee at the delicious cake stall. The show is held in St Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13. We welcome new exhibitors and show brochures are available on www.hshs.ie or from the secretary (Ann Campbell 839 4578).
HOWTH CHAMBER MUSIC
The Howth Chamber Music Committee is proud to bring you another instalment in a series of concerts. Thanks to the success of the inaugural festival and your ongoing support, the committee are delighted to welcome to Howth, Amy Norrington, Pablo Benedi and Alasdair Beatson for a concert in our Church on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm. Tickets - €15 are available by calling Tel. 087-167 1993 or visit www.howthchambermusic.ie
Please remember in your prayers LAURENCE REID who has died. Funeral Mass on Monday 23rd March at 10.00am. We offer our sympathy to his daughter Brigid and all the family. We also pray for WILLIAM CLANCY who has died. Funeral Mass on Tuesday 24th March at 10.00am. We offer our sympathy to his family. May they rest in peace.
Scripture Readings for the Fifth Week of Lent
Monday 23rd March
Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30,33-62. Ps 22: R/v4. Jn 8:1-11
Tuesday 24th March
Num 21:4-9. Ps 101:2-3,16-21, R/v2. Jn 8:21-30.
Wednesday 25th March
The Annunciation of the Lord
Is 7:10-14, 8:10. Ps 39:7-11, R/v8,9. Heb 10:4-10. Lk 1:26-38
Thursday 26th March
Gn 17:3-9. Ps 104:4-9,R/v8. Jn 8:51-59
Friday 27th March
Jer 20:10-13. Ps 17:2-7, R/ cf v7. Jn 10:31-42
Saturday 28th March
Ez 37:21-28. Ps Jer 31:10-13, R/ v10. Jn 11:45-56
Sunday 29th March
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Mk 11:1-10. Is 50:4-7. Ps 21:8-9,17-20, 23-24, R/ v2. Phil 2:6-11. Mk 14:1-15:47
Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke
Meditation will not take place Monday evening 23rd March and no Meditation on Tuesday morning 24th March. Meditation will resume on Monday evening 30th March at 7.30pm in St. Columbanus Hall. Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 31st March at 11.00am.
Marie Louise Tea Rooms Harbour Rd Howth are holding a benefit week for Howth Lifeboat Monday March 23rd to Friday March 27th A donation will be made for every customer served! Free RNLI raffle, prizes include vouchers for Afternoon Tea.
Enrich your marriage on a Marriage Encounter Weekend
Spend a weekend away discovering the full potential of your marriage. Enjoy real quality time together free from external pressures and interruptions. Develop a new way of sharing your thoughts and feelings with your husband or wife. Irrespective of how long you are married, this is a unique weekend experience that every good marriage deserves. The next Marriage Encounter Weekend will be from the 17th to 19th April 2015 (8:00 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Sunday) at the Cork International Hotel, Cork. For info. and bookings visit: www.marriageencounter.ie or phone 01-832 4429 for a brochure.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 27th March in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am. All welcome.
MASS INTENTIONS 22nd – 29th March
Sunday 22nd March
Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 21st March) Ray Harford
10.30am Una, Christopher & Anthony Rickard
12 noon Brian & Lorna Fagan
Mon 23rd March
8.00am Thomas Thunder
10.00am Funeral – Laurence Reid
Tues 24th March
8.00am Paddy & Phyllis McGrane
10.00am Funeral – William Clancy
Thurs 26th March
10.00am Barry Dunne (9th Anv)
Sat 28th March
10.00am Fr. Connla Breen (9th Anv)
Sunday 29th March
Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 28th March) Tommy Larkin
8.30am Thomas Recks (2nd Anv)
10.30am Jack Brennan
12 noon Terry Lawless (25th Anv)
Church Readers – Weekday Masses
The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses
23rd – 27th March
Monday J. Morton
Tuesday B. Milton
Wednesday S. Lee
Thursday B. Milton
Friday K. Nolan
The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 23rd – 28th March
Monday Reid Family
Tuesday Clancy Family
Wednesday J. Stewart
Thursday M. Connaughton
Friday J. Clarke
Saturday M. Kirwin
WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 28 & 29 March
Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan
Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/V. Duffy
Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader
Sunday 12noon N. Cronin
STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE, Carrickbrack Road, Howth Tel. 832 22 28
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WITH JOE CLARKE
There will be no Meditation on Monday morning 23rd March. Meditation will resume again on Monday 30th March from 11.00am to 12 noon
Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall - St. Columbanus - Thursday 26th March at 8.00pm. All are welcome. For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406
The Parish Community warmly welcomes George Yeboah and Conal McEwen who were baptised recently in our Church. Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.
HOWTH PENINSULA HERITAGE SOCIETY
On Tuesday 24th March at 8.00pm David Snook, Marine historian, will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The sinking of the Lusitania: facts, theories and fictions”. Admission to non-members of the Society is €5 All welcome.
The Sunshine Fund of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is holding its Annual Collection next weekend – (29th and 30th March) after all the Masses. Please be as generous as you can – all funds raised will be used to provide much needed holidays for deserving children. The Sunshine Fund is a special works conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
Sunday 15th March – First Collection €995 and the SHARE collection - €495
St Patrick’s Day 17th March – First Collection €730 and the SHARE collection - €520
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