Parish Newsletter Sunday 23rd October 2011

posted 24 Oct 2011, 05:17 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Monday 24th October 2011

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Mission Sunday)          (41/11)



To-day is Mission Sunday.  On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere.  Please pray for the universal missions of the Church and give as generously as you can to the Mission Sunday Collection.  Every cent of the money donated to this collection goes into a universal fund and is distributed to the missions most in need.  THIS COLLECTION WILL REPLACE THE USUAL SHARE COLLECTION.  All aid is greatly appreciated by communities less fortunate than ourselves and “Together in Faith” may we continue to spread the good news in God’s name.


“You Shall be my Witnesses…”   Follow- up Programme

A follow-up programme to You Shall be my Witnesses…” the parish based preparation for Confirmation programme will commence on Monday 24th October from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall, Howth.  There will be 5 sessions between October and May.  In addition to offering the young people an opportunity to keep in touch, the programme will explore with them ways in which they can use the Gifts of the Spirit which they received in Confirmation to help them in their lives as full members of the Church.  It is expected that the young people will be actively involved in exploration of the scriptures, helping in the community, listening to people of all ages talk about their lives as Christians and participating in Church and community events.

This is open to all those who have been Confirmed in the past two years.  We hope that you will encourage any young person now in first or second year to attend.

For further information contact the Parish Office 839 7398

Stella Maris Retreat Centre  Baily  Howth Tel. 832 22 28

Forth-Coming Events

Mindfulness Course continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.


With Sally Hyland, SJG   Tuesday 25th October from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  Cost €40 includes lunch, input, liturgy and personal space in idyllic setting.  Contact Sally on 087-622 6620




On Wednesday 26th October at 8pm in the Parish Centre, Sutton we will be reflecting on STAGE TWO of our journey toward the Eucharistic Congress - THE WORD OF GOD.  The second session will focus on The Word is Alive and Active.  Anyone interested in deepening their understanding of how Christ gathers us to listen, to hear, to be nourished and to be formed into community by God’s Word is more than welcome to attend.  For more information please contact James in Sutton Parish Office, 839 2001 or



Please remember in your prayers ESTHER PURDUE who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  We also pray for ANNIE ABERNETHY who has died.  Funeral Mass on Monday (24th October) at 10.00 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to her family.   Please also remember in your prayers MOLLY O’BRIEN who has died.  Remains arriving at the Church on Thursday 27th October and 5.30 p.m.  Funeral Mass at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 28th October.   Our sympathy to her family.   May they rest in peace.


MASS INTENTIONS 23rd – 30th October

Sunday 23rd October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 22nd October)     Patrick Fitzpatrick

 8.30 a.m.                                                Maynie Reid

10.30 a.m.                                               Terry Andrews

12.00 noon                                             Angela Mullan (15th)

 7.00 p.m.                                                Nancy Clancy

Monday 24th October

 8.00 a.m.                                                John Horrigan

10.00 a.m.                               Funeral – Annie Abernethy

Friday 28th October

11.30 a.m.                               Funeral - Molly O’Brien

Sunday 30th October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 29th October)      Josie Barrett

 8.30 a.m.                                                Kathleen, Michael and Kieran Healy

10.30 a.m.                                               Willie Roberts (6th)

12.00 noon                                             Evelyn Farren (4th )

 7.00 p.m.                                                Joey McLoughlin



The parish community warmly welcomes Thomas Hugh Kennedy, Ciara Florence Crump, Daniel Gordon Pollard, Julie Torpey, Saídbh Aoíbhe Dennis and Ronán Patrick Dennis who were baptised recently in our Church.  The parish community also welcomes James Stuart Keogh, Jack Anthony Doyle and Olivia Jane Lacy who were baptised in August (2011). Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended families.



The annual period of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (FORTY HOURS’ ADORATION) will take place on 30th and 31st October.

The Exposition will begin after the 12 o’clock Mass on Sunday 30th October and will continue until just before the Sunday Evening Mass.  There will be Sung Evening Prayer on Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

The Exposition will continue after the 11 o’clock Mass on Bank Holiday Monday (31st October) and will conclude with a Eucharistic Prayer Service and Benediction at 5.00 p.m.

Fund-raising Cookery Demonstration by Donal Skehan on Thursday 27th October at 8.00 p.m. in 
Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Centre, in aid of Action Ireland.  Tickets €10 from Brid Tel. 087-9161770 
or Ger 087-9696151


Sunday 16th October – First Collection  €915 and the SHARE collection   -   €655