Parish Newsletter Sunday 24th of November 2016

posted 26 Jan 2016, 12:59 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 26 Jan 2016, 12:59 ]

Sunday 24th January 2016

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (04/16)


Tomorrow evening  -  Monday 25th January at 8.00 pm St. Columbanus Hall   Vincent MacNamara will speak on 'Morality the Way of the Heart: Truth, Goodness and Beauty'

Vincent MacNamara is a well known lecturer and writer.  He is the author of several books including New Life for Old: the Human and Spiritual Journey, The Call to be Human: Making sense of Morality, Faith and Ethics and The Truth in Love.

Vincent was educated at University College Cork, St Patrick's College Maynooth, the Anglican and Gregorian Universities in Rome and the University of Oxford.  He lectures in the Milltown Institute, Dublin, and is a member of St Patrick's Missionary Society.  ALL WELCOME


Catholic Schools Week (CSW) will be celebrated between Sunday 31st January and 6th February.  The purpose of the week is to highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution that Catholic Schools make to our local communities and society in general.  The theme for CSW 2016 is ‘Catholic Schools – Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy’.


St. Fintan’s Parish, Sutton are hosting a Week of Guided Prayer from Sunday 6th March to Saturday evening 12th March.  It is an opportunity to participate in a retreat with a difference, a 'Retreat in Daily Life', or a 'Busy Person's Retreat'.  It is a way of making a retreat in the midst of daily living, as by taking some quiet time each day on your own, you are enabled to find God in your everyday life, in all its ups and downs.  The Retreat will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre at St. Fintan’s church.  During the weekdays participants will meet with their guide for about 30 minutes.  More information will be available in next week’s Newsletter.  



Our Group aims to Foster Community Spirit through Care and Friendship.  We are fellow members in your community in Howth.  If you would like someone to call, to chat or share a simple game of cards, or perhaps to just listen, please telephone the Parish Office and leave a message with Barbara 01-839 7398  Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri 9.30am  -  1.30pm.


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

Proclaiming the Word

Helen Norton will bring the best out of readers by working on their use of voice as they proclaim God’s word in the liturgy.  This one off session will take place in Clonliffe College on Thursday 4 February from 8.00 – 9.30 p.m.  Booking is required – Tel. 808 7554   €5 contribution is invited.


Please remember in your prayers, PATRICK McLOUGHLIN who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.

Scripture Readings for the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 25th Jan

The Conversion of St Paul   Feast

Acts 22: 3-16 or Acts 9:1-22. Ps 116:1-2, R/ Mk 16:15. Mk 16:15-18

Tuesday 26th Jan

Ss Timothy and Titus Memorial

2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5. Ps 95:1-3,7-8,10, R/v3. Lk 10:1-9

Wednesday 27th Jan

2 Sm 7:4-17. Ps 88:4-5,27-30, R/ v29. Mk 4:1-20

Thursday 28th Jan

St Thomas Aquinas Memorial

2 Sm 7:18-19,24-29. Ps 131:1-5,11-14, R/ Lk 1:32. Mk 4:21-25

Friday 29th Jan

2 Sm 11:1-10,13-17. Ps 50:3-7,10-11, R/ cf.v3. Mk 4:26-34

Saturday 30th Jan

2 Sm 12:1-7, 10-17. Ps 50:12-17, R / v12. Mk 4: 35-41

Sunday 31st Jan

Jer 1:4-5,17-19. Ps 70:1-6,15,17, R/ v15. 1 Cor 12:31-13:13. Lk 4:21-30


Sutton Floral Art will hold their AGM in the Marine Hotel, Sutton at 8.00pm on Wednesday 27th January.  The meeting will be followed by a Talk by Fiann O'Nuallain - “The Holistic Gardener” - at 8.45pm.  Guests are welcome to attend €7 per person.


Christian Meditation will continue in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 28th January at 11.00am.  Cost:  None - and all are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

The next MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER Weekend will be from 26th to 28th February 2016 (8:00 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Sunday) at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.  For more information see the website or telephone  087-784 0408.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation will not take place in St. Columbanus Hall this week.

Meditation will resume on Monday evening, 1st February in St. Columbanus Hall at 7.30pm.  Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 2nd February from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.

HOWTH CHAMBER MUSIC presents ‘TRAD NIGHT, Local & Beyond’ on Saturday 6th February from 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Deerpark.  Tickets €15 & €10  All star line up of Trad Talents -  Niamh Parsons, Jesse Smith, Jessica Ziegler, flutist Harry Bradley and accordionist Fiachna O Mongáin and many more.  See for more details.


Sunday 17th Jan. First Collection  €1,050.

SHARE Collection €610

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 25th – 29th Jan

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

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

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 30 & 31 Jan

Saturday 7.00pm B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am D O Cathasaigh/K. Burke

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon F. Walsh


On Tuesday 26th January at 8.00pm Pól O Duibhir will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “Gordon Brewster: A local artist’s life and times”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.

MASS INTENTIONS   24th – 31st January

Sunday 24th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 23rd Jan) Nellie & Jack Moore & Cora Lynch

8.30am John & Kathleen McKenna

10.30am Michael Healy. Also Kathleen, Felicity & Kieran Healy

12 noon Stephen Costello (13th Anv)

Mon 25th Jan

8.00am Joseph Daly

10.00am Tony O’Sullivan (Birthday Remembrance)

Tues 26th Jan

10.00am Annie & Mary Forman & Teresa Farrell, Ena Wright

Weds 27th Jan

10.00am Anne McLoughlin (4th Anv)

Thurs 28th Jan

10.00am Kathleen McNamara (2nd Anv)

Fri 29th Jan

10.00am Maura Harrison

Sat 30th Jan

10.00am Ernie Brennan

Sunday 31st Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 30th Jan)   Esther Finnerty

10.30am Phyllis Campbell (1st Anv)

12 noon Imelda & Paddy Collins

Tuesday 2nd February is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas).  Candles will be blessed at the 8.00am and 10.00am Masses on 2nd Feb.  Wednesday 3rd February is the feast of St. Blaise -  The Blessing of Throats will take place after the 8am and 10am Masses on that day.