Parish Newsletter Sunday 24th of May 2015

posted 26 May 2015, 11:33 by Lisa O'Neill

Sunday 24th May 2015

Pentecost Sunday (20/15)

Congratulations to all the Girls and Boys of Sixth Class - Scoil Mhuire – Howth Primary School, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Church on Friday 22nd May.

A special Thank you to their Teacher – Mr. James Burke


The annual collection for Crosscare Youth Services will take place at all Masses to-day and will replace the usual SHARE collection

Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015

Howth Photographic Club invite entries to The Charlie McDermott “Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015.  Junior section up to 16 and Adults section 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”x 4” up to 12”x 8” un-mounted.  First Prize €100  Second Prize €50  Third Prize €25  Prizes in both the Adult and Junior sections  Send / deliver your entries (maximum 3 un-mounted photographs) to Sean Briody, c/o McDermott’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Howth with your name, address, phone number and the age category entered clearly printed on the back ( preferably on an adhesive Label).  Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd July   Entry Fee to the Adult Section is €2 per entry or a maximum of 3 entries for €5.  Entry to the Junior Section is Free.  Prizes will be presented on Friday July 10th 2015 at 7pm in the Old Courthouse Harbour Road Howth.


Ecumenical Bible Week begins next week from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday 24th – 31st May.  The theme for 2015 is “What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?”  A series of presentations will be offered in a range of venues, aimed at the interested ordinary believer or enquirer.  The general area is the Bible but looked at from different perspectives—film, music, ethics, law and so forth, as well as more obvious approaches such as prayer (lectio divina) or how to organise a Bible Study group.  Further information on events and activities at


The Parish Pastoral Council will meet with Parish Based Groups with a view to increasing membership of the Council and to identify ways forward for the good of the Parish.  Invitations are being issued to the representatives of each Group.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday 26th May at 8.15pm in the Parish Hall (St. Columbanus).


Kilbarrack Cemetery will hold their annual prayer service in the cemetery on Sunday 31st May at 3.00pm.


Howth Chamber Music presents two exceptional and distinct concerts on Friday May 29th and Saturday May 30th in St. Mary's Church, Deer Park at 8.00pm.  With internationally renowned musicians Alasdair Beatson on piano, Philippe Graffin and Mia Cooper on Violin, James Boyd on Viola and Amy Norrington and Dominic Dudley on Cello playing Ravel, Faure and Hersant on the Friday evening and Schubert's Trout Quintet on Saturday.  Tickets are €15 available at or in Centra from Finola Young or call 086 609 7107."

THIRD DAY CHORALE 40th Anniversary Concert  on Wednesday 27th May at 8.00pm in the Church of the Resurrection, Bayside.  Tickets €15 available at - Tel. 087 901 6430.

Scripture Readings - Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 25th May

Eccles (Sir) 17:24-29. Ps 31:1-2,5-7, R/ v11. Mk 10:17-27

Tuesday 26th May

St Philip Neri Memorial

Eccles (Sir) 35:1-12. Ps 49:5-8, 14,23, R/ v23. Mk 10:28-31

Wednesday 27th May

Eccles (Sir) 36: 1, 4-5,10-17. Ps 78:8-9, 11,13, R/ Eccles (Sir) 36:1. Mk 10:31-45

Thursday 28th May

Eccles (Sir) 42:15-25. Ps 32:2-9, R/ v6. Mk 10:46-52

Friday 29th May

Eccles (Sir) 44:1,9-13. Ps 149:1-6,9, R/ v4. Mk 11:11-26

Saturday 30th May

Eccles (Sir) 51:12-20. Ps 18:8-1, R/ v9. Mk 11: 27-33

Sunday 31st May

The Most Holy Trinity

Deut 4:32-34,39-40. Ps 32:4-6,9, 18-20,22, R v12. Rm 8:14-17. Mt 28:16-20


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Charlie Michael Dixon, Cordelia Brennan and Senan Fitzgerald who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 25th May at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 26th May from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.

Singers and Musicians are needed at the Family Mass at 10.30am on Sundays.  All are welcome particularly parents and young people.  Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 for more information.


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - Thursday 28th May at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 29th May in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 14th June at 3.00 p.m.


On Tuesday 26th May at 8.00pm ANTHONY KINSELLA will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “O’Reilly the Spy” The fascinating story of an Irishman landed from Germany as a spy in Ireland.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.


Sunday 17th May – First Collection  €805  and the SHARE collection  - €610

MASS INTENTIONS 24th – 31st May

Sunday 24th May

(Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 23rd May)  Fr. Tom Butler

10.30am Una McElroy

12 noon Edgar & Bernard McLoughlin

Sunday 31st May

(Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 30th May)  Patrick, Seamus & Edward Byrne

10.30am Sean MacMahon

12 noon Rita Minto

HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  1st to 10th July 2015

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place on Sunday 14th June from 9.00 am to 1.00pm and on Monday 15th June from 10.00am to 11.00am in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 - without badge enrol for €5.00   Lots of activities including Quasar, Swimming, Bowling, Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Hockey, Fun with Food, Fancy Dress Disco, Basketball, Bouncy Castle & Giant Slide, Soccer and Knock-Out.  All the Leaders are Garda Vetted for the safety of your children and as this is completely voluntary, it is the cheapest Summer activity around.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

25th – 29th May

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

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

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 30 & 31 May

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon A. O’Halloran


Howth Challenge Series Volunteers / Helpers Required.  The 6th Howth Aquathon will be on Monday 25th May from 7 - 9pm.  This is a three part series seeing over 200 people out swimming and running in Howth.  Would you be able to volunteer your time to help support this event?  We are currently looking for Marshals to help guide the runners.  If you have some spare time and feel you could help please call the healthpro office on 086-411 9222.  Or if you feel you cannot help don't forget to come down to cheer on the participants  -   Harriette Lynch.