Parish Newsletter Sunday 22nd September 2013

posted 26 Sept 2013, 04:33 by mary sutton

Posted by Dorothy Heydon


Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                      (38/13)



The Annual Collection for CROSSCARE—the Social Care Agency of the Dublin Diocese - will be made at all Masses to-day.  It will replace the normal SHARE Collection



As previously advised, the Diocesan changes for 2013 became effective on September 6th last. Due to the shortage of priests, Archbishop Martin was unable to fill all the vacancies.  Both Frs. Des Dooley and Ronnie Dunne, have left Baldoyle, having reached the age for retirement.  We all wish them years of good health and happiness and we thank them sincerely for their good work in Baldoyle which is very widely appreciated. They have been replaced by Fr. Peter O’Connor who now will be the only resident priest in Baldoyle.

Because of this shortage of priests, the Archbishop has appointed the priests in Baldoyle, Howth and Sutton to work together as a Team.  Each priest, Frs. Liam Lacey, Kilian Brennan and Peter O’Connor will share equally in the office of Parish Priest for the three parishes and will have the title of Co-PP.  They will be responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the parish in which they reside.  Mgr. Fitzpatrick will act as Moderator of the Team.

We are extremely grateful to Mgr. Brendan Houlihan and Canon Ray Molony for agreeing to act as Assistants to the Team.  They will help us with the Mass schedules, etc.  Without their help we would have to make much more drastic curtailments.

As there are now fewer priests on the Team, a new Mass schedule to cater for the three parishes will have to be drawn up.  For example, at the moment, in the three parishes combined there are 17 Sunday Masses, including the Vigil Masses.

This new schedule will be published very shortly and will be displayed in the Church Porches.  The weekend and the weekday Masses will have to be revised.  This new schedule will come into operation as and from the weekend of October 19th/20th next.

We are very conscious that the changes, which we will keep to a minimum, may cause some inconvenience and we do regret this.  All we can hope is for your kind understanding and co-operation.



The Family Mass team met last week to get started on planning for the coming year.  We would welcome children (and adults) of all ages to help make our celebration of Mass a true celebration!  We are planning to meet monthly to plan the Sundays ahead.  We hope to mark special occasions in the Church calendar as well as making the four weeks of Advent a very special preparation for Christmas!  See our letter on the Church noticeboard. Contact Mary Clavin on 086-602 3313 or the parish office on 839 7398.

The Family Mass choir has started back after summer holidays and we welcome new singers, children and adults, to join us.  Choir rehearsals take place on Saturdays at 4.30pm in the Church.  To get involved please contact Anne Sorohan on 087-632 2727 or contact the parish office on 839 7398.


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

Wednesday 25th September  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.  Facilitated by 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.



Part time, 9 months, 1 weekend per month, beginning 12th October 2013.  For more information contact Gemma 087-257 8580



Please remember in your prayers MAURA McLOUGHLIN who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.   May she rest in peace.



Scripture Readings for the Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 23rd September

St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)            Memorial

Ezra 1:1-6. Ps 125. Lk 8:16-18

Tuesday 24th September

Ezra 6:7-8,12,14-20. Ps 121:1-5. Lk 8:19-21

Wednesday 25th September

Ezra 9:5-9. Ps Tob 13:2,4,6-8. Lk 9:1-6

Thursday 26th September

Hg 1:1-8. Ps 149:1-6,9. Lk 9:7-9

Friday 27th September

St Vincent de Paul   Memorial

Hg 1:15-2:9. Ps 42:1-4. Lk 9:18-22

Saturday 28th September

Zec 2:5-9,14-15. Ps Jer 31:10-13. Lk 9:43-45

Sunday 29th September

Am 6:1,4-7. Ps 145:6-10. 1 Tm 6:11-16. Lk 16:19-31



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Chloe McGuire, Ryan McGuire and Marcela de Andres Jordan who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.



Mindfulness Meditation


Mindfulness Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 23rd September at 7.30 p.m. facilitated by Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Mindfulness Meditation resumes at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily - Tuesday morning, 24th September

11.00 am to 12 noon.  All welcome.



On Tuesday next, 24th September at 8.00p.m. WM Nixon will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’Howth & Sailing’  Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00   All welcome. 

There are a limited number or places available for Junior Infants and other classes for
 the School year 2013/2014.  Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 or


FRIDAY 27th September

This coming Friday, 27th Sept, Theatre Nights in Howth resume with two George Bernard Shaw comedies – “Village Wooing” and “The Lies He Told Her Husband”.  The venue is Howth Golf Club at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets at door €15.00


MASS INTENTIONS 23rd – 29th Sept.

Sunday 22nd September

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 21st Sept)  Sarah and James  Masterson and their daughter Mary Fitzpatrick

 8.30am                  Special Intention

10.30am                 Julie Kelly (Month’s Mind)

12noon                   Deceased members of the Dublin Walking Club

7.00 p.m.                Esther & Christopher Keenan

Monday 23rd September

 8.00 a.m.               Jimmy White

10.00 a.m.               Molly McGeehan (20th Anv)

Wednesday 25th September

 8.00 a.m.               Frances Freeney

Thursday 26th September

10.00 a.m.              Christy Magee (Birthday Remembrance)

Friday 27th September

 8.00 a.m.               Eileen Walsh

Saturday 28th September

10.00 a.m.              Mary Fitzpatrick (3rd Anv)

Sunday 29th September

10.30 a.m.               John Caulfield

12noon                   Marie McLoughlin (First Anv)


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 23rd – 27th September

Monday                  J. Morton

Tuesday                  S. McInerney

Wednesday              Kay Burke

Thursday                 Kay Burke

Friday                     J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 23rd – 28th September

Monday                  T. Boyle

Tuesday                  U. Kane

Wednesday              J. Stewart

Thursday                 M. Connaughton

Friday                     J. Clarke

Saturday                 J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am     M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 28th /Sun 29th Sept

Saturday 7.00pm      N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am        D. O’Cathasaigh/A. UiCathasaigh

Sunday 10.30am       Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon        F. Walshe

Sunday 7.00pm        M. Moretta



As part of the conclusion to the 40th Anniversary celebrations, the Senior and Junior St Fintan’s Choirs will sing at the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday 28th September in St. Fintan’s Church.  At the end of Mass, the Apostolic Nuncio will present certificates to those who were directly involved in the organisation of the Opening Mass and also unveil a plaque with the names of Parish Priests and curates who served in the Parish.  This will be followed by a reception in the Parish Centre.  Photos capturing a flavour of Sutton parish life over the last 40 years will be on display.  All are welcome to attend this event.




Sunday 15th Sept. – First Collection  €870 and the Share collection    €675