Parish Newsletter Sunday 23rd of August 2015

posted 28 Aug 2015, 08:55 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 28 Aug 2015, 08:55 ]

Sunday 23rd August 2015

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time (33/15)


Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  There are just 4 places left on this Pilgrimage.  Coach departs from Church at 7.50 a.m. on Sunday 30th August.  


The School re-opens on MONDAY, 31st August from 8.50am until 12.15pm for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.  The School re-opens on MONDAY, 31st August from 9.00am until 11.15am for new Junior Infants.


The Resurrecting Monuments group will be carrying out a Community Archaeology dig beside the Martello Tower at Tower Hill Howth over the course of Heritage Week.  The team will be searching for evidence of a possible Motte and Bailey Castle that once stood at this commanding site which overlooks Howth Harbour and provides panoramic views along Fingal coastline.  On Saturday 29th August there will be an open day to celebrate Heritage Week and the successes of the project to date.  This free event will bring to life the story of a forgotten monument at Tower Hill.  Vivid detail of past lives will be on display through a showcase of archaeological fieldwork and research undertaken by the Resurrecting Monuments Group.  This will be accompanied by authentic and exciting living history and ancient crafts.  Learn about Anglo-Norman weaponry and armour with re-enactors from Claoimh.  Get a feel for ancient crafts with Wicklow Willow.  Have a go at Geophysical Survey with Landscape and Geophysical Survey and get to grips with ancient pottery from Past Visions.


Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual Community “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth on Sunday 30th August 1.00pm to 4.00 p.m.   Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. Burgers, Hot-dogs and soft drinks will be on sale   -   All welcome


This centre, in Lissenhall, Swords, offers a wide range of retreats, workshops and seminars.  Their programme for September 2015  is now available.  Please refer to their web site or email:

Scripture Readings – Twenty First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 24th August

St Bartholomew Feast

Apoc 21: 9-14. Ps 144:10-13, 17-18, R/ cf. v12. Jn 1:45-51

Tuesday 25th August

1 Th 2:1-8. Ps 138: 1-3, 4-6, R/ v1. Mt 23:23-26

Wednesday 26th August

1 Th 2:9-13. Ps 138: 7-12, R/ v1. Mt 23:27-32

Thursday 27th August

St. Monica Memorial

1 Th 3:7-13. Ps 89:3-4, 12-14, 17, R/ v14. Mt 24:42-51

Friday 28th August

St. Agustine Memorial

1 Th 4:1-8. Ps 96:1-2, 5-6, 10-12, R/ v12. Mt 25:1-13

Saturday 29th August

The Passion of St John the Baptist

Jer 1:17-19. Ps 70:1-6, 15, 17, R/v15. Mk 6:17-29

Sunday 30th August

Deut 4:1-2, 6-8. Ps 14:2-5, R/v1. Jas 1:17-18, 21-22, 27. Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23


In aid of the Saint Francis Hospice, Raheny, on Friday 4th September, in St. Columbanus Hall from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  Tea/Coffee/Bumper Raffle with great prizes.  All welcome.


ARC Cancer Support need Volunteers for their ‘drop-in centres’ so that cancer survivors get FREE support and care.  This involves meeting and greeting people affected by cancer and talking them through their services.  Training is available.  Your time could make a real difference.  Please call Sally Anne Ireland, ARC Cancer Support Centres, on 01 8307333 to find out more or email:

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

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

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday B. Milton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

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

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 29 & 30 Aug

Saturday 7.00pm B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am J. Brennan

Sunday 12 noon D. Gilroy

MASS INTENTIONS 23rd – 30th August

Sunday 23rd August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 22nd Aug)  Patrick O’Shea (Birthday Remembrance)

10.30am John Coonan (26th Anv) & Maura Coonan

12 noon Niall O’Brien (13th Anv)

Mon 24th Aug

8.00am A Special Intention

Sat 29th Aug

10.00am Denis Toomey (4th Anv)

Sunday 30th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 29th Aug)  Gertrude Hanway (14th Anv)

10.30am Jack & Norah Brennan

12 noon Donal Linehan (9th Anv) & Thelma Taylor (3rd Anv)


The Parish Community warmly welcomes James Daniel Murphy, Conor Matthew Conneely, Isabelle Lily Cole and Oran Oisin O’Connor who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold their Autumn Show on Saturday 5th September and visitors are welcome between 2.30 - 4.30pm.  Come along and enjoy the exhibits and the fabulous plant sale where you may pick up some rare plants together with great plant information and advice from the experts.  Browse among the books at the book sale and relax at the delicious cake stall.  The show is held in St Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.  New exhibitors are welcome and show brochures or information are available on or Tel. 01 839 4578.


Sunday 9th August – First Collection  €805 and the SHARE collection    €775

Sat. 15th Aug Holy Day – First Collection  €245 and the SHARE collection    €200

Sunday 16th August – First Collection  €880 and the SHARE collection    €635


This centre, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, offers a wide range of retreats and courses.  Their programme for September 2015 is now available.  Contact: 01 833 1352 or visit