Parish Newsletter Sunday 25th of October

posted 27 Oct 2015, 14:34 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 27 Oct 2015, 14:34 ]

Sunday 25th October 2015

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (42/15)


The annual period of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (40 Hours’ Adoration) will take place this week-end.  The Exposition will begin after the 12 noon Mass to-day, (Sunday 25th October) and will continue until 5.00pm.  There will be Evening Prayer to-day at 5 o’clock.  The Exposition will continue after the 11 o’clock Mass tomorrow -  Bank Holiday Monday (26th October) and will conclude with a Eucharistic Prayer Service and Benediction at 5 o’clock.  


There will be one Mass in the Church at 11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.


Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available in the Church.  Kindly fill in the names of those you wish to have remembered.  Please complete and return to the Parish Office/Sacristy.  The Masses on the first Friday of every month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation will take place on Tuesday morning 27th October in St. Columbanus Hall, from 11.00am to 12noon.  Tomorrow evening, (Monday, 26th Oct.), Meditation will not take place as it is a Bank Holiday.  Meditation on Monday evenings will resume on 2nd November at  7.30 p.m.  All are welcome.


The Annual Mass for all those buried in the two Cemeteries in the Parish – Saint Mary’s and Old Abbey – will take place on Sunday 1st November in the Church at 3 o’clock.  The Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place immediately after the Mass.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28


Wednesday 4th November  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Facilitated by Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

Come to a refreshing day based on “You are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love …”  The day includes Prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course meal and tea breaks.  Cost €50.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place Tel. 087-622 6620

ENCHIRIADIS TREIS CHOIR presents HANDEL’S MESSIAH on Sunday 29th November at 8.00pm in St. Anne's Church, Portmarnock.  Soloists: Mary Callan Clarke, Andrew Gavin and Tristan Caldwell.  Tickets €10 each.  Tel.: 085 747 6818 for tickets or email:  

Scripture Readings – Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 26th Oct

Rm 8:12-17. Ps 67:2,4,6-7,20-21 R/ v21. Lk 13:10-17

Tuesday 27th Oct

Rm 8:18-25. Ps 125 R v3. Lk 13:18-21

Wednesday 28th Oct

SS Simon & Jude

Eph 2:19-22. Ps 18:2-5, R/ v5. Lk 6:12-19

Thursday 29th Oct

Rm 8:31-39. Ps 108:21-22,26-27,30-31, R/ v26. Lk 13:31-35

Friday 30th Oct

Rm 9: 1-5. Ps 147:12-15, 19-20, R/ v12. Lk 14:1-6

Saturday 31st Oct

Rm 11:1-2,11-12,25-29. Ps 93:12-15,17-18 R/ v14. Lk 14:1, 7-11

Sunday 1st Nov

All Saints

Apoc 7:2-4,9-14.Ps 23:1-6, R/ cf.v6. 1Jn 3:1-3. Mt 5:1-12


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Lucy Mary O’Connor and Mark Gerald Hewson who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 29th October at 11.00am.  Cost:  None - and all are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   The Acts of the Apostles

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

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 27th -30th Oct

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 27th – 31st Oct

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

Mon. 26 Oct 11.00am T. Boyle

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/ Sun  31 Oct/1 Nov

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/ P. Loftus

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon B. Morgan

MASS INTENTIONS 25th Oct – 1st Nov

Sunday 25th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 24th Oct) Kathleen, Cormac & Brigid O’Kelly

8.30am Willie Roberts (10th Anv)

10.30am Joe Fernandez (1st Anv) & remember his Late wife Pauline

12 noon Margaret Nolan  (nee Lavery) (First Anv)

Mon 26th Oct

11.00am Maynie Reid

Tues 27th Oct

10.00am Alice Deegan

Thurs 29th Oct

10.00am John Guinan (6th Anv)

Fri 30th Oct

10.00am Margaret Tully (Recently Deceased)

Saturday 31st Oct

10.00am For all the Holy Souls

Sunday 1st Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 31st Oct) Patrick Fitzpatrick (8th Anv)

8.30am James, Matthew and MaryAnn Doherty, Rosaleen & Peter Delaney

10.30am Kathleen Healy (16th Anv)

12 noon Richard Lattimore



On Tuesday 27th Oct. at 8.00pm Conor Doyle will give a lecture in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on “The Theatre Royal”.  Admission to non-members of the Society is €5  All welcome


The PENINSULA SOCIETY will host a Concert in Howth Golf Club at 8.00pm on Friday 30th October.  The Malahide Golf Club Singers, Gráinne Jordan and Francis Duffy will be entertaining for your enjoyment.  Tickets €15, to include free raffle available at the door or contact Niamh on  086-830 2095

The Parish is seeking a volunteer to help with the laundering of Parish Altar Linen.  If you think you can spare about two hours per month, please contact Barbara in the Parish Office Tel. 839 7398.


Saturday 28th November from 10am to 1.00pm in Saint Columbanus Hall in aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people.  Brother Kevin needs financial help to provide 850 meals every day for people who are homeless or in need and up to 1,800 food parcels each week for those on the poverty threshold.  Please support this most deserving cause.


Sunday 18th Oct – First Collection  €650  and the special collection for the Missions  €1,845