Parish Newsletter Sunday 25th of January 2015

posted 27 Jan 2015, 13:40 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 27 Jan 2015, 13:40 ]

Sunday 25th January 2015

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (04/15)


Tomorrow evening - Monday 26th January  At 8.00 pm   St. Columbanus Hall   Dr. Kevin Egan [ All Hallows College]  will deliver a talk on the theme ‘Helping the Church to become Self-Critical: Why the Laity are Best Equipped for this Role’  ALL WELCOME

Church Gate Collection  - to-day  -  Sunday 25th January

Howth Parishioner, Kelly Farrell will carry out a Church Gate Collection on behalf of BARNARDOS and Blossom Ireland, two very deserving children’s charities.  All funds raised will go towards purchasing of education materials and new toy libraries for Barnardos centres.


February is another busy month of special Masses for younger parishioners at 10.30am every Sunday.  St. Brigid’s day will be celebrated on the 1st Feb.  The following Sunday is a First Holy Communion preparation Mass when the boys and girls of 2nd Class will be displaying their spring “flowers” and welcoming the Spring.  The 22nd Feb. is the first Sunday in Lent and we will welcome the Lenten season in a special way.  You and your children/grandchildren are very welcome to take part in the tasks of the Mass such as reading and carrying gifts in procession.  To get involved, please talk to us after any Mass.

STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE, Carrickbrack Road, Baily  Tel. 832 22 28

THOMAS MERTON  -  Born 31st January 1915

‘What I do is live – How I pray is breathe’ – (Merton)  A day of quiet, prayerful reflection inspired by the spirituality of Thomas Merton.   Presented by  Marie Therese Porter, RSC

Date: Saturday 31st January   Time: 11.00am - 4.30 p.m.  Cost: € 20.00

To book contact 832 2228

Please bring a packed lunch (Tea/Coffee provided)


Howth Chamber Music will host an evening featuring the Ficino Ensemble, a talented group of Irish Musicians, on Saturday 7th Feb in Saint Mary’s Church of Ireland, Deer Park, Howth.  Arensky Quartet for Violin, viola and two cellos and Schubert String Quintet in C Major.  Mia Cooper, Nathan Sherman, Ailbhe McDonagh, Eoin Quinlan and Linda O’Connor.  The concert begins at 7.30pm and Tickets €15 are available by calling Tel. 086-609 7107 or contact Finola in Centra, Howth.

STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE, Carrickbrack Road, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28


Resuming on Monday 2nd February 11.00am to 12 noon

Booking essential as places are limited.  Contact Stella Maris 832 2228 or e-mail    Cost: by donation

Reflective Energising Day

Facilitator: Sally Hyland, S.J.G

Date: Wednesday 4th February   Time: 10.00 - 4.30 p.m.  Cost: € 50.00

The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and coffee breaks in a beautiful setting.  Come to a refreshing day to explore and reflect on God’s love for you.   To book contact Sally – 087-622 6620


The Peninsula Society are holding a Cake Sale, Bric-A-Brac and Raffle in aid of PIETA HOUSE in St Fintan’s Parish Centre, Sutton on Sunday 8th February from 10.00am to 1.00pm.  Lots of bargains, Cakes, Jams, preserves, Tea & Coffee served.

Scripture Readings for the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 26th Jan

St. Timothy & 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

Tuesday 27th Jan

Heb 10:1-10. Ps 39:2,4,7-8,10,11,R/ cf v8,9. Mk 3:31-35

Wednesday 28th Jan

St. Thomas Aquinas Memorial

Heb 10:11-18. Ps 109:1-4,R/ v4. Mk4:1-20

Thursday 29th Jan

Heb 10:19-25. Ps 23:1-6, R/cf v6. Mk4:21-25

Friday 30th Jan

Bl. Margaret Ball & Francis Taylor

Heb 10:32-39. Ps 36:3-6,23-24,39-40 R/ v39. Mk4:26-34

Saturday 31st Jan

St. John Bosco Memorial

Heb 11:1-2,8-19.  Ps Lk 1:69-75,R/ cf. v68. Mk4:35-41

Sunday 1st Feb

Deut 18:15-20. Ps 94:1-2,6-9, R v9. 1 Cor 7:32-35. Mk 1:21-28

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

There will be no Meditation tomorrow evening (Monday 26th Jan) as there is a meeting in the Parish Hall.

Meditation will take place on Tuesday morning 27th January from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


On Tuesday 27th January at 8.00pm Bryan Hoey will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The life and music of Percy French”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome.

Sea Speak Storytelling is back this January.  

Sea Speak Storytelling Sessions begins its third year this month.  The group was founded, and is run, by Howth resident and Storyteller, Daria Marie Walsh.  Daria sits on the Committee of Storytellers of Ireland, for a second year.  Please join us on Thursday 29th January from 7pm-9pm at Kruger’s Pub on Main St. Howth, just across from the church.  Sea Speak Storytelling is a storytelling club open to all ages and levels.  The only requirement is that you be a story-lover.  We are looking for new members.  We hope you will come along and join this community group and enjoy the company, craic and positive effects of sharing and listening to stories.  Come listen and share; we have a great Open Mic spot for new voices and new members, of any level.  Visit our FaceBook Page at Sea Speak Storytelling.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   Saint John’s Gospel

Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 30th Jan. in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  


The Palestrina Choir, St.Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin, will be performing a Concert in St.Fintans Church, Greenfield Road, Sutton at 8.00pm on Saturday 7th February as part of their Spring Concert Series.  It will be a guaranteed evening of beautiful Sacred Music including the Panis Angelicus, Ave Verum Corpus and Oh Sacrament Most Holy.   Tickets €15, can be purchased from St. Fintan’s Parish Shop, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday only.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the Concert.


Sunday 18th Jan – First Collection  €980 and the SHARE collection  - €610


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

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK is celebrated from Sunday 25th January to Sunday 1st February.  The theme this year Catholic Schools: A Call to Serve, invites all involved in Catholic education to examine what we understand by service and how we live out the call to serve.  We are called to self-reflect and remind all members of the school community of the founding values; in other words, education is never simply about transmitting simple facts.  This year, school communities are encouraged to answer the Call to Serve; for example, by reaching out to those who are most in need in society.  During CSW 2015, Catholic Schools are encouraged to celebrate their identity as Catholic Schools.

MASS INTENTIONS – 25th Jan – 1st Feb

Sunday 25th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 24th Jan) Jack & Nellie Moore and Cora Lynch

8.30am Doreen Reid (18th Anv) & Jack Reid (8th Anv)

10.30am A Special Intention

12 noon   Tony O’Sullivan  (Birthday Remembrance)

Mon 26th Jan

8.00am Eileen Walsh

10.00am Larney and Anne McLoughlin

Tuesday 27th Jan

10.00am The Cahalane Family

Fri 30th Jan

10.00am James O’Leary

Sat 31st Jan

10.00am John Coughlan (2nd Anv)

Sunday 1st Feb

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 31st Jan) Noreen Horrigan

8.30am Ernie Brennan

10.30am Catherine Gaffney (17th )

12 noon A Special Intention

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

26th – 30th Jan

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday S. Lee

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 26th – 31st Jan

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L&V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 31 Jan/1 Feb

Saturday 7.00pm E. Stewart

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh /U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon P. VandePol