Parish Newsletter Sunday 25th March 2012

posted 26 Mar 2012, 04:55 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Monday 26th March 2012

Fifth Sunday of Lent                                                                            (12/12)



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.


“You shall be my Witnesses…”-Parish Preparation for Confirmation Programme

Today at the 10.30 FAMILY MASS we welcome the young people of the parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation later this year. The young people and their parents will take an active part in the Liturgy today. We invite the congregation to join with the young people and their parents in making this a very special and prayerful celebration of the Eucharist and to take a card and pray especially for the young person whose name is on the card at this important time in their lives. A special thanks to the musicians, the parents who helped prepare for the Mass, to Mr Chambers, Principal of Scoil Mhuire, Mr. Burke the 6th Class teacher, to Fr. Kilian Brennan who regularly visits the Class and of course to the young people and their parents.  For further information contact Valerie Darby, 086 313 7850 or Barbara, Parish Office, 839 7398



The morning of Saturday, 31st March has been set aside for the Easter 'Clean Up' of our magnificent Church.  We plan to start working after 10 o'clock Mass until 11 at which time we shall have a tea, coffee and biscuit break and then continue on until 1 o'clock.  Please do set some time aside on the 31st to meet and work with fellow parishioners, give half an hour or an hour it will make a difference.



During Holy Week (April 1st - 8th), we will celebrate the Passion of Jesus over the course of three special liturgies designed for children.  Next Sunday (Palm Sunday) we invite all the children to take part in our entrance procession at the beginning of Mass when we remember that Jesus came into Jerusalem to great singing and palm-waving!  On Holy Thursday (April 5th) the 5.00 pm (Quiet) Mass is part of the Communion Preparation Masses for Second Class and remembers Jesus’ last Supper with his friends when he celebrated the First Mass.  On Good Friday (April 6th) at 12 noon the children present the Stations of the Cross to remember the steps Jesus took on the day he died for us.  On Easter Sunday (April 8th) the 10.30 am Mass will be a joyful and colourful celebration of the Risen Lord.  Therefore, please note that the full Passion will not be read at 10.30am Mass next Sunday (Palm Sunday), but the leaflets containing the full Passion will be available in the Church.


Concluding Celebration of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress - Croke Park Sunday 17th June 2012

Please see the information Leaflet in the Church about the allocation of Tickets for the Eucharistic Congress Croke Park Mass.

The draw for the 24 Tickets will take place on Saturday evening, 31st March in the Church after the 7.00 p.m. Vigil Mass.  Registration forms available in the Sacristy.



MASS INTENTIONS 25th March – 1st April 2012

Sunday 25th March

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 24th March)      Kathleen Cleary   (Month’s Mind)

10.30 a.m.                               John Killeen (10th Anniv.)

12.00 noon                             Jack Brennan (3rd Anniv.)

 7.00 p.m.                                Maureen Galligan (6th Anniv.)

Monday 26th March

 8.00 a.m.                                Barry Dunne (6th Anniv.)

Tuesday 27th March

 8.00 a.m.                                Sophie Murray

Wednesday 28th March

 8.00 a.m.                                Sean Russell

Sunday 1st April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 24th March)      Tommy Larkin

10.30 a.m.                                               Michael Cusack

12.00 noon                             Terry Lawless (22nd Anniv.)



We hope to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 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


Theatre Night in Howth

Theatre-goers in Howth have an opportunity to enjoy  entertaining , professional theatre on Friday night next,  March 30th at 8pm when renowned actor and playwright Peter Sheridan presents his much acclaimed one-man show “47 Roses” in Howth Golf Club.  Many will already know of this intrigueing play from its long run in Dublin as well as in London and New York where it was lauded by the critics for its humour, its warmth and its most remarkable story.  In it he conjures up the voices, sights and songs of his 1960’s childhood in Dublin, in a powerful coming-of-age story, peopled with deliciously eccentric characters and wonderfully bizarre incidents.  An added bonus - after the performance, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the play, his books, films and theatre productions with Peter Sheridan.  Tickets available from the bar at Howth Golf Club at €15 and all are welcome.

A Steam Train will be coming into Howth Railway Station to-day - Sunday 25th March 
2.30 to 3.00 p.m.


Saturday 17th March – First Collection  €760 and the SHARE collection    €530

Sunday 18th March – First Collection  €925 and the SHARE collection    €735


Scripture Readings for the Fifth Week of Lent

Monday 26th March

The Annunciation of the Lord

Is 7:10-14, 8:10. Ps 39:7-11, R/vv 8, 9. Heb 10:4-10.  Lk 1: 26-38

Tuesday 27th March

Num 21:4-9. Ps 101: 2-3, 16-21, R/v2. Jn 8: 21-30

Wednesday 28th March

Dan 3:14-20, 24-25, 28. Ps Dan 3:52-56, R/ v52. Jn 8: 31-42

Thursday 29th March

Gen 17:3-9. Ps 104:4-9, R/v8. Jn 8: 51-59

Friday 30th March

Jer 20:10-13. Ps 17: 2-7, R/cf.v7. Jn 10:31-42.

Saturday 31st March

Ezek 37:21-28. Ps Jer 31:10-13 R/v10. Jn 45: 56

Sunday 1st April

Procession: Mk 11: 1-10 (Alternative: Jn 12:12-16). Is 50: 4-7.Ps 21. Phil 2:6-11. Mk 14: 1-15:47

1/2 Remaining places for the year 2012/2013 for Junior Infants.  Contact The Parish Office or Scoil Mhuire 
Tel 832 3572 or email


The Reform and Renewal Group will meet tomorrow evening, Monday, 26th March at 8.00 pm in Saint Columbanus Hall.  The meeting, which will be facilitated by Ms. Ailin Doyle, is the first in a series of meetings focusing on Vatican Two.  ALL WELCOME



On Tuesday next, 27th March at 8.00p.m. Rory Golden will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’Diving to the Titanic’    Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All welcome. 

Wednesday 28th March from 8.00 – 9.00 p.m. in the Church of St. Laurence O’Toole, Baldoyle.  
Through Readings, Song, Prayer and Reflection, you are invited to join the members of the Baldoyle Parish Encounter 
Group to renew our belief that God is our rock and our salvation.


The Sunshine Fund of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is holding its Annual Collection  – (31st March/1st April) after all the Masses.  Each year, The Sunshine Fund provides much-needed holidays for approximately 1,300 of Dublin’s less fortunate children.  These vital holidays would not be possible without the support received at the Advocate Collection.  Please be as generous as you can.