Parish Newsletter Sunday 23rd March 2014

posted 27 Mar 2014, 04:03 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

Third Sunday of Lent         (12/14)




There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this afternoon, (Sunday) from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m. Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction will follow at 5 o’clock.  All welcome.



Membership of the Howth Parish Pastoral Council include representatives from each of the Teams currently engaged in the Pastoral Life and Ministry of the parish. 

Here follows the names of the Howth Parish Pastoral Council and the Groups they represent.

Mary Clavin (Do this in Memory of Me, First Holy Communion Programme); Brian Doyle (Senior Choir); AnneMarie Keane (Bridging the Gap); Brenda Morgan (Family Mass Group); Sile Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh (Ministers of the Word); Ian Sheridan (You shall be my Witnesses Confirmation Programme); Tony Sweetman (Ministers of the Eucharist); Pam Towers (Parish Baptism Team, Eucharistic Adoration Group); Fionnuala Walshe (Parish Youth Group)

Ex Officio : Mgr. John Fitzpatrick; Fr. Kilian Brennan; Mgr. Brendan Houlihan; Canon Raymond Molony; Sr. Agnes.



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 the first rehearsal, which will take place on Wednesday 26th March at 7.30pm in the Church.




Combined Parishes of Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle Sunday 7 – Friday 12 September 2014 Hotel Roissy 3 star  This hotel has been recently refurbished and is located approx. 100 mtrs from the Sanctuaries.  Price: €669.00 per person sharing Price includes: Return flights Dublin/Lourdes / Return airport transfers / 5 nights accommodation sharing twin room on a full board basis / Full religious programme during your stay.  Extras: - Airport taxes €75.00 / Travel insurance €25.00  (person aged 86 – 94 years double premium applies) / Single room supplement €175.00 for duration of stay.  How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form (available in the Sacristy) with deposit of €250.00 per person (payment by cheque, debit or credit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel.  The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure – payment by cheque/cash or debit card (a 2% surcharge applies only to balances paid by credit card).


All Hallows College invites you to the Spring Series of Public Talks

Theme: Hope for the Future of the Church?

Date: Tuesday evening March 25th.  Time: 7.30p.m – 9.00p.m  Venue: Room 4, Purcell House, All Hallows College.  Cost: €10 per talk. Pre-booking is not essential but is recommended.  Email:   Tel. 01-852 0718   Tuesday 25th March. Signs of Hope: Stirrings among the People of God.  Noel McCann (Chairperson, Association of Catholics in Ireland)




Please remember in your prayers, DARREN WEBSTER, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  We also pray for TONY O’SULLIVAN who has died.  We offer our sympathy to his wife, Marie and all the family.  May they rest in peace.



Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Lent

Monday 24th March

2 Kg 5:1-15. Pss 41:2-3;42:3-4, R/Ps 41:3. Lk 4: 24-30

Tuesday 25th March

The Annunciation of the Lord

Is 7:10-14,8:10. Ps 39:7-11, R/vv8,9.Heb 10:4-10. Lk 1:26-38

Wednesday 26th March

Deut 4:1,5-9. Ps 147:12-13,15-16,19-20,R/v12. Mt 5:17-19

Thursday 27th March

Jer 7:23-28. Ps 94:1-2,6-9, R/v8. Lk 11:14-23.

Friday 28th March

Hos 14:2-10. Ps 80: 6, 8-11,14,17, R/ vv9,11. Mk 12:28-34

Saturday 29th March

Hos 5:15-6:6. Ps 50:3-4,18-21, R/ cf Hos 6:6. Lk 18:9-14

Sunday 30th March

1 Sm 16:1,6-7,10-13. Ps 22, R/ v1. Eph 5:8-14. Jn 9:1-41

Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 24th March at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke. All are welcome.


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Francis Plunkett, Conor Perry, Archie Kelly, and Éabha Sheridan who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grand parents, God Parents and extended family.


SUTTON FLOWER CLUB meets next Wednesday 26th March in the Marine Hotel at 8.00pm, for a demonstration by Eileen McKenna, who will give ideas for Mother’s Day and for Easter. Visitors welcome  €7.


Soul Food: An informal evening of prayer and information for men interested in a vocation to religious life.  6.15pm Friday 28th March at Presentation Brothers, Glasthule, Dun Laoghaire.  For full details contact Brother Anthony at 086-0898120 or Visit


HOWTH AND SUTTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY will hold their Spring Show on Saturday 29th March.  The show is open to the public for viewing from 2.30-4.30pm in St Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.  Come along and enjoy the exhibits, the plant sale, book sale and then relax with a cup of tea at the delicious cake stall.



Fire on Earth: How to develop Global Consciousness  On Wednesday 26th March, Emmaus Retreat Centre in Swords will host a Talk by Fr. Laurence Freeman at 7.30pm.  This is a unique opportunity to hear a World Wide leader of Christian Meditation. For booking and information contact Tel. 870 0050 or 087-125 5360.



Sunday 16th March – First Collection  €815 and the SHARE Collection  €810

Monday 17th March – First Collection  €660 and the SHARE Collection  €485


MASS INTENTIONS 23rd –30th March

Sunday 23rd March

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 22nd March)   Brian and Lorna Fagan

10.30am                 Peggy and Marie Fitzsimons

12noon                   Brian Cahill (25th Anv)

Weds 26th March

 8.00am                  Barry Dunne (8th Anv)

Thurs 27th March

 8.00am                  Sophie Murray

Sat 29th March

10.00am                 Thomas Recks (1st Anv)

Sunday 30th March

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 29th March) Sheila McEvoy (1st Anv)

 8.30am                   Martin, Anastasia and Noel Fox

10.30am                  Michael Cusack

12noon                   Terry Lawless




On Tuesday 25th March at 8.00pm Theo Dorgan will give a Talk in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “His Transatlantic Voyage by Yacht”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.


Church Readers

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 24th – 28th March

Monday                  K. Burke

Tuesday                 S. McInerney

Wednesday             S. Lee

Thursday                B. Milton

Friday                     J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 24th – 29th March

Monday                  T. Boyle

Tuesday                 U. Kane

Wednesday             J. Stewart

Thursday                M. Connaughton

Friday                     J. Clarke

Saturday                J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 29th /Sun 30th March

Saturday 7.00pm     P. Loftus

Sunday 8.30am       D. O’Cathasaigh/ U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am     Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon       N. Cronin


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


Wednesday 26th March  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

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

Take a day out this Lent to focus on God’s loving forgiveness and mercy.  The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course meal and tea breaks.  Cost €45.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place Tel. 087 622 6620



The Parents’ Association of Scoil Mhuire, Howth’s Primary School, will host a Coffee Morning in the Multi-Purpose Room in Scoil Mhuire on Friday 28th March from 9.00am to 12 noon.  Supporting Nationwide Daffodil Day on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society.