Parish Newsletter Sunday 24th June 2012

posted 26 Jun 2012, 03:56 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 26th June 2012
 

THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST                                                         (25/12)

 

“You shall be my Witnesses…”

                      Parish preparation for Confirmation programme

The special Mass for all the young people who made their Confirmation recently, will take place to-day, Sunday 24th June at 10.30 a.m.  As a parish community will welcome the young people and their parents.

                                           Valerie Darby, Kay Burke and Mags Rickard, Co-ordinators.

 

WEEKLY CATHOLIC PAPERS AVAILABLE IN THE CHURCH

Copies of weekly Catholic papers are available on the table at the back of the Church

                                      THE IRISH CATHOLIC     :           €1.30

                                      THE UNIVERSE                  :           €1.75

                                THE CATHOLIC TIMES          :           €1.75

Money for papers may be placed in any of the Shrines in the Church.

 

HOWTH PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB

CHARLIE McDERMOTT  ‘SPIRIT OF HOWTH’ PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Competition is open to Juniors 16 years and under and Adults over 16.  Photographs will be judged on the extent to which they reflect the “Spirit of Howth” in the widest sense of people, scenery, activities, culture or heritage.  Photos can be black and white or colour ranging in size from 6”x4” up to 12”x8”.  Prizes  – 1st €100    2nd €50   3rd €25  in both Adult and Junior categories.

Send/ deliver your entries (max 3 entries per person) to Mr. Seán Briody, C/o McDermott’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Howth, to reach him no later than 12 noon Friday 29th June.  Entry Fee to the Adult Category is €2 per photo or max 3 photos for €5.  Entry to the Junior Category is free.

 

Please remember in your prayers, ERIC TIMON, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.

 

MASS INTENTIONS  24th June – 1st July 2012

Sunday 24th June

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 23rd June)   Pat Loftus

 8.30 a.m.                     Margaret Browne

10.30 a.m.                     Jack McKenna (9th Anniv.)

12.00 noon                    Frank Gaffney

 7.00 p.m.                     Richard and Lena Martin

Sunday 1st July

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 30th  June)  Kevin Moore (Month’s Mind)

12.00 noon                    Mícheal McMorrow   (2nd Anniv.)

 

HOWTH PARISH REFORM AND RENEWAL GROUP

The next meeting will take place tomorrow evening, Monday 25th June at 8.00 pm in St Columbanus Hall.  The meeting, facilitated by Ailin Doyle, is the last in a series of meetings focusing on Vatican Two as the Church marks the 50th Anniversary of the Council.  This talk discusses Fr. Jim Corkery’s ideas about Parish Development in relation to Vatican 2 Documents.  We will also spend some time discussing the proposed new 'umbrella organisation' to represent those interested in Reform and Renewal in our Church.  All Welcome.

 
HOWTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
There are a limited number or places for the School year 2012/2013 available.  Contact Scoil Mhuire
Tel 832 3572 or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email  howthns@gmail.com
 

HOWTH PENINSULA HERITAGE SOCIETY – JUNE LECTURE

On Tuesday next, 26th June at 8.00p.m. Dr. Barbara Walsh will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’Woolworths and the Irish main street, when the shopping was good’ Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All welcome. 

 

HOWTH PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th September 2012 for five nights.  The cost per person sharing will be €749.00 - Full Board accommodation in the Hotel Gallia Londres.  For more details please call into the Parish Office/Sacristy or Tel. 839 7398

 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 17th June – First Collection  €790 and the SHARE collection  €620

 

Scripture Readings for the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 25th June

2 Kg 17:5-8, 13-15, 18. Ps 59: 3-5, 12-13, R/ v7. Mt 7: 1-5

Tuesday 26th June

2 Kg 19:9-11, 14-21, 31-36. Ps 47: 2-4, 10-11, R/ v9. Mt 7: 6, 12-14

Wednesday 27th June

2 Kg 22:8-13, 23:1-3. Ps 118: 33-37, 40, R/ v33. Mt 7: 15-20

Thursday 28th June

Saint Irenaeus               Memorial

2 Kg 24:8-17. Ps 78: 1-5, 8-9, R/ v9. Mt 7: 21-29

Friday 29th June

Saints Peter and Paul                  Solemnity

Acts 12:1-11. Ps 33: 2-9, R/ v5, alt R/v8. 2Tim 4:6-8, 17-18.  Mt 16: 13-19

Saturday 30th June

Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19. Ps 73:1-7, 20-21, R/ v19. Mt 8: 5-17

Sunday 1st July

Wis 1: 13-15, 2:23-24. Ps 29: 2, 4-6, 11-13, R/ v2. 2 Cor 8: 7, 9, 13-15. Mk 5: 21-43

 
                             THE HOWTH AND SUTTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

                                                      OPEN WEEKEND
See the poster on the Parish Notice board in the Church about the OPEN WEEKEND at “Ardan”

garden, Windgate Road, Howth and the Allotments at “Brackenhurst”, Cowbooter Lane off

Thormanby Road. These gardens are open to the public today – Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to

5.00 p.m. All Welcome.

                                           EAST OF IRELAND PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Howth Promenade Sunday 1st July at 3.00 p.m.  Pipe bands from all over the country will come to Howth to compete in this annual event.

HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  2nd to 13th JULY 2012

The Summer Project begins on Monday, 2nd July and will continue for two weeks.  We wish all those taking part in the Project every success.

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