Parish Newsletter Sunday 24th November 2013

posted 28 Nov 2013, 04:22 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 

Thirty Fourth and Last Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King)    (47/13)

 

VATICAN SURVEY ON THE FAMILY

As you are probably aware, in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family to be held 5th – 19th October, 2014, the Vatican has introduced a historic initiative to consult the People of God and seek their opinions on a number of Church teachings including contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. 

Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops, asked the bishops’ conferences to commence a survey “immediately as widely as possible to deaneries and parishes so that input from local sources can be received.”

Information sheets and the Questionnaire are available in the Church for your attention.  We are inviting our parishioners to fill in this questionnaire, or as many sections as they wish, from their awareness and experience of the topics included, so that we can accurately respond to the Vatican. Parishioners can fill it in either as individuals, families or as groups.  The important thing is that it represents the lived experience of as many people, single, couples, families, in our Church.

This is a survey on pastoral experiences and a chance for people to have their say.  Pope Francis has made it clear that the voice of every Catholic matters in the Church, “no matter how often they practice the faith, there’s a home for them here and we want to re-invite them”. Please note that inserting your name on the questionnaire is totally optional. All opinions are welcome.  All responses will be treated with total confidence.  Questionnaires should be returned in a sealed envelope to the Parish Office by 15th December, 2013.

 

SPECIAL NOVEMBER MASS

ANNUAL MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THE PAST YEAR

This Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 28th November at 8.00 p.m. in the Church.

 

 

SAINT VINCENT De PAUL SOCIETY

The local Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold their monthly collection to-day – after all the Masses.

 

 

ADVENT CELEBRATIONS AT THE FAMILY MASS

Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas and we have plans to celebrate the four Sundays of Advent in a special way at the Family Mass.  We invite all families to come along and be part of these celebrations as we lead up to Christmas.  We invite all the children to put their names on to our Advent Board and to watch the advent wreath being lit each week, we will have special prayers for Hope, Peace, Joy and Love (the themes of Advent) and on Sunday 15th December we will sign our Birthday card for Baby Jesus (to present to the crib on Christmas Day).  There are also special hymns just for Advent!

If you would like to be involved in parts of these Masses please contact Mary Clavin on 086-602 3313 or to join with our singers for Advent and Christmas please contact Anne Sorohan on 087-632 2727.  Alternatively you can speak to any member of the Family Mass team after 10.30am Mass each Sunday.

 

DUBLIN DIOCESAN FOOD APPEAL

Hundreds of people in our communities are in urgent need of help.  For the past number of months, the Crosscare Food Bank has not been able to keep up with demand for food from people in need in Dublin.  In response to this growing need, Crosscare is asking you to bring non-perishable food items to your Parish Church every Sunday of Advent.  A receptacle will be in the Sacristy for the next five weeks.  All donations will be collected by Crosscare.  Types of food urgently needed include pasta/rice, fruit juice, tea/coffee, soup, sugar, powdered milk, tinned meat/fish, tinned veg/fruit, packaged dessert, biscuits and hygiene products.  Please do what you can to support those most in need in our communities at this difficult time for so many.

 

OUR DEAD

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

 

 

Scripture Readings - Last Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 25th Nov

Dn 1:1-6,8-20. Ps Dn 3:52-56. Lk 21:1-4

Tuesday 26th Nov

Dn 2:31-45. Ps Dn 3:57-61. Lk 21:5-11

Wednesday 27th Nov

Dn 5:1-6,13-14,16-17,23-28. Ps Dn 3:62-67. Lk 21:12-19

Thursday 28th Nov

Dn 6:12-28. Ps Dn 3:68-74. Lk 21:20-28

Friday 29th Nov

Dn 7:2-14. Ps Dn 3: 75-81. Lk 21:29-33

Saturday 30th Nov

Saint Andrew                   Feast

Rm 10:9-18. Ps 18:2-5. Mt 4:18-22

Sunday 1st Dec

Is 2:1-5. Ps 121:1-2,4-5,6-9. Rm 13:11-14. Mt 24:37-44

 

HOWTH PENINSULA HERITAGE SOCIETY NOVEMBER LECTURE

On Tuesday next, 26th November at 8.00p.m. Prof. Colm Lennon, NUIM, will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’The History of Clontarf’  Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00   All welcome

 

TABLE QUIZ - A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY

Howth Sutton Lions Club is holding its Annual Table Quiz for charity in the Marine Hotel on Thursday 28th November beginning at 8.00 pm.  Tables of 4-6 are €12.00 per person.  Great fun and great prizes.  Please come along on the night or contact Tom at 832 4365.

 

TREE LIGHTING AND SANTA VISIT

Santa will be making time in his hectic schedule to visit Howth next Sunday.  He will light up the Christmas Tree outside the Church and there will be the usual singing of Christmas carols and good fun.  Gather in the village next Sunday, 1st December, at 5.00 p.m. and lets light up the Christmas spirit together!

 

PARISH OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, BALDOYLE

The Annual Irish Choir Carol Service this year will be held at 3.00pm on 22nd December.  Rehearsals for this Service will take place in the hall beside SS Peter and Paul's Church, Baldoyle, each Thursday evening at 8.00pm.  Perhaps you would like to play an instrument and/or sing - You will be most welcome.

 

HOWTH PARISH REFORM AND RENEWAL GROUP

The Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group will meet on Monday 9th December in St. Columbanus Hall at 8.00 pm.  The Topic for discussion will be the Vatican Survey in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family to be held 5th – 19th October, 2014.  All are welcome.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 25th Nov at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.

 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 17th Nov. – First Collection  €645 and the special collection for Trocaire Syria/Philippine Fund €6,675


MASS INTENTIONS 24th Nov – 1st Dec

Sunday 24th November

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 23rd Nov)        Deceased Ministers of the Eucharist

 8.30am                                    Moira Tuite (9th Anv) and Frank Tuite

10.30am                                   Robert Hennessy (4th Anv)

12noon                                     A Special Intention

Monday 25th Nov

 8.00 am                                   May Thunder

10.00 a.m.                                Ann Guinan

Tuesday 26th Nov

10.00 a.m.                                Bill Howarth (2nd Anv)

Wednesday 27th Nov

10.00 a.m.                                Tom Moore (10th Anv)

Thursday 28th Nov

10.00 am                                  Kathleen O’Kelly (Month’s Mind)

Saturday 30th Nov

10.00 am                                  John L’Estrange

Sunday 1st Dec

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 30th Nov)        Seán Ryan

 8.30am                                    Padraig Doyle

10.30am                                   Brendan McLoughlin (37th )

12noon                                     Tom Evans (2nd Anv)

 

CHARITY TABLE QUIZ

A Charity Table Quiz will be held in Howth Golf Club on Friday 29th November at 8pm with all proceeds to go to Bro Kevin at the Capuchin Centre for Homeless People in Bow Street.  This Centre provides free breakfasts, dinners and food parcels to over 600 people six days per week.  They welcome all people in need of food aid, whether homeless, socially excluded or just in need, in a non judgemental manner respecting their dignity and with no questions asked. Tables of 2 - 3, €10.00 per person. 

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 25th -29th Nov

Monday                            J. Morton

Tuesday                           S. McInerney

Wednesday                       Kay Burke

Thursday                          Kay Burke

Friday                               J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 25th – 30th Nov

Monday                            T. Boyle

Tuesday                           J. Comiskey

Wednesday                       J. Stewart

Thursday                          M. Connaughton

Friday                               J. Clarke

Saturday                           J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 30th Nov /Sun 1st Dec

Saturday 7.00pm              N. Vaughan

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

Sunday 10.30am               McLoughlin Family

Sunday 12noon                 D.Gilroy

 

BEANN EADAIR GAA

Congratulations to ‘The Bens’ on their Duffy Cup success against St Columcilles in their recent Final.  The lads put an end to a 27 year silverware drought in fine style.  A special word must go to Byran Campbell, Goalkeeper. Amazingly Bryan played in the previous cup success a mere 27 years ago.  It must be the Howth air!  Hearty congratulations too to the U13 girls on their success in the shield and runners up position in the league.

 

Dublin Orchestral Players present ‘Raise the Roof’ a Fund-Raising Concert at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Deerpark, Howth.  All proceeds go towards the Church Roof Fund.  Saturday 7th December at 8.00pm. Tickets €12 from Brenda 087-220 9086

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