Parish Newsletter Sunday 24th February 2013

posted 25 Feb 2013, 04:53 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT                                                                                            (08/13)

The experience of the ‘transfiguration’ in today’s Gospel is an important one.  It gives those involved – Jesus and his disciples – strength for the difficult journey ahead.  This Lent, may we also be renewed in our journey in life.  In particular, we pray that our own ‘transfiguration’ moments truly change us and renew us to live lives of loving service for those most in need of our help and support.


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

 LENTEN REFLECTION DAY  - TO-DAY - Sunday 24th February  10.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Presented by  Una O'Neill R.S.C.

Theme: "God brings deep darkness to light": Reflections in Scripture, song and poetry.

Cost: €25  (bring packed lunch, tea/coffee provided)  Mass at 4 p.m.

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




There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this afternoon from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.

Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction will follow at 5 o’clock.  All welcome.



Closing date for Applications for Junior Infants 2013-2014 is THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2013.  The School would like to remind parents that this closing date also applies to siblings already attending Scoil Mhuire.


You Shall be my Witnesses…”   Post-Confirmation Programme

The February meeting of the above group will take place on Monday 25th February from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. in Scoil Mhuire, Howth   As we are just into Lent, the theme of this session will be; What does Lent mean to us and to others.  We will explore the idea of sacrifice, self-giving and what positive actions we can take during this season of preparation for Easter.  This is open to all those who have been Confirmed in the past three years.  We hope that you will encourage any young person you know to attend.

 For further information contact the Parish Office  839 7398



Join us this WEDNESDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 27th at 11am in SANTA SABINA CONVENT, SUTTON for some quiet time to meditate and pray during this Lenten season.  This is an opportunity to pray a while, using Scripture, as we journey with Jesus through the wilderness.  For more information please contact Sr. Anne c/o Baldoyle Parish Office 832 4313 or James c/o Sutton Parish Office 839 2001.



This year’s Novena of Grace will commence on Monday 4th March at 8.00 p.m.

Monday 4th to Friday 8th March Novena Mass each evening at 8.00pm.  Saturday 9th March Novena Mass at 7.00 p.m.  Sunday 10th March Novena Mass at 12noon.  Monday and Tuesday 11th and 12th March Novena Mass at 8.00pm.  The Novena will be conducted by  FATHER PIARAS JACKSON, S.J.



Please remember in your prayers MARY GILROY who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.


Scripture Readings  Second Week of Lent


Monday 25th February

Dan 9: 4-10. Ps. 78:8-9,11,13. Lk 6: 36-38

Tuesday 26th February

Is 1: 10, 16-20. Ps 49:8-9,16-17,21,23. Mt 23: 1-12

Wednesday 27th February

Jer 18: 18-20. Ps 30:5-6,14-16. Mt 20: 17-28

Thursday 28th February

Jer 17: 5-10. Ps 1:1-4,6. Lk 16: 19-31

Friday 1st March

Gen 37: 3-4, 12-13, 17-28. Ps 104:16-21. Mt 21: 33-43, 45-46.

Saturday 2nd March

Mic 7: 14-15, 18-20. Ps 102:1-4,9-12. Lk 15: 1-3, 11-32

Sunday 3rd March

Ex 3:1-8,13-15. Ps 102:1-4,6-8,11. 1Cor10:1-6,10-12. Lk 13:1-9


 Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group

In view of Pope Benedict's decision to resign from office at the end of the month, the February meeting will focus on the Papacy - 'Some historical insights and the Papacy in the 21st Century'.  The meeting will take place in St. Columbanus Hall at 8.00 pm tomorrow evening, Monday 25th February.



On Tuesday next, 26th February at 8.00p.m. Diarmuid O Cathasaigh will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’Howth jottings from the Press’ Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All welcome. 



The Irish Catholic will produce a special souvenir edition on 28th February, as a tribute to Pope Benedict XV1.  This edition will pay tribute to his eight years as Pope, examining his teaching, writings, his years as Cardinal Ratzinger and his involvement with Vatican II



Morning Masses at 8.00 and 10.00.  Evening Mass at 8 o’clock.  All the Masses on the first Friday of the month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.




The Parish Community warmly welcomes Cian Kinane and Freya Pollock who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.




Sunday 17th Feb. – First Collection  €945 and the SHARE collection  €660



The Lenten TROCAIRE BOXES are available in the Church.  You are invited to take one.  These boxes are only for homes that have not received boxes through the schools.


MASS INTENTIONS 24 February – 3rd March

Sunday 24th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 23rd Feb.)    James and Sarah  Masterson, Mary Fitzpatrick

10.30 a.m.                                        Kieran Healy, Kathleen   and Michael Healy

12.00 noon                                       James Coughlan

 7.00 p.m.                                          Richard Walsh

Monday 25th February

10.00 a.m.                                        Evelyn Hughes

Tuesday 26th February

 8.00 a.m.                                          Carmel Oakes

10.00 a.m.                                        Agnes Campbell

Wednesday 27th February

10.00 a.m.                                        Thomas Campbell

Thursday 28th February

 8.00 a.m.                                           William Dooley

10.00 a.m.                                        A Special Intention

Friday 1st March                               Altar List of the Dead

Saturday 2nd March

11.00 a.m.                                        Noel Kelleher

Sunday 3rd March

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 2nd March)    Margaret ‘Peggy’ Fitzsimons and Marie Fitzsimons

 8.30 a.m.                                         Mary and Michael Scollard

10.30 a.m.                                        Mary and John Dixon,  also Michael Dixon

12.00 noon                                       Myles McDonagh (First Anv)



Howth Primary School (Scoil Mhuire) presents two hours of video nostalgia covering Howth History and Events in 1972.  Fr. Val Rodgers, Willie Roberts and Seamus Byrne recorded some major local events and now, forty years later the tapes have been converted and produced on two private DVDs.  The D.V.D. will be shown in Scoil Mhuire at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 27th February.  Admission €4 (children under 12 free)  All are welcome.


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 25th Feb. – 1st March

Monday                                  J. Morton

Tuesday                                 S. McInerney

Wednesday                            Kay Burke

Thursday                                 Kay Burke

Friday                                     J. Morton

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 25th Feb. – 2nd March

Monday                                  Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                                 J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                           Joe Stewart

Thursday                                 M. Connaughton

Friday                                       Joe Clarke

Saturday                                  J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am                 V & L Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd March

Saturday 7.00 p.m.                 B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                    D O’Cathasaigh/VDuffy

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                  Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                      F. Walshe

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                    M. O’Laoi