Parish Newsletter Sunday 27th of December 2015

posted 30 Dec 2015, 03:15 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 30 Dec 2015, 03:15 ]

Sunday 27th December 2015

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  (51/15)


The Priests of the Parish wish you every Grace and Blessing in the New Year 2016

Gerry Tanham

Raymond Molony



Monday 28th December 2015 to Saturday 2nd January 2016

There will be one Mass in the Church at 11.00am each morning


The normal Mass schedule resumes from Monday 4th January 2016


THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Wednesday, 6th January is a Holyday of Obligation.  Vigil Mass on Tuesday evening - 5th January at 7 o’clock.  Masses on Wednesday morning, 6th January at 8.00am and 10.00am.  There will also be Mass on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock.



CHRISTMAS DUES

Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues -  your generous support is much appreciated.


World Day of Peace 2016 will be celebrated in the diocese at a special Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, on Friday 1st January 2016 at 11.00 am.  The theme chosen by Pope Francis, is “Overcome indifference and Win Peace”.   All are welcome.


Many thanks to all who contributed to the cost of the flowers for the decoration of the altar for Christmas.  A big ‘Thank-You’ to Marie, Mary, Kay and Barbara for the Floral arrangements throughout the year.  Thanks also to Joe Doherty, who provided the Christmas Tree this year.



New Year’s Eve Celebration in Glasnevin

A simple service of music, reflections and silence will take place in the Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin from 11.30pm - 12.15am on New Year’s Eve, as we cross the threshold into the New Year.  Join us as we pray for a New Year of peace, mercy and hope for all.



Scripture Readings

Monday 28th Dec

The Holy Innocents   Feast

1 Jn 1:5-2:2. Ps 123:2-5, 7-8, R/ v7. Mt 2:13-18

Tuesday 29th Dec

1 Jn 2:3-11. Ps 95:1-3,5-6, R/ v11. Lk 2:22-35

Wednesday 30th Dec

1 Jn 2:12-17. Ps 95:7-10, R/ v11. Lk 2:36-40

Thursday 31st Dec

1 Jn 2:18-21.Ps 95:1-2,11-13, R/ v11. Jn 1:1-18

Friday 1st Jan 2016

Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Num 6:22-27. Ps 66:2-3,5,6,8, R/ v2. Gal 4:4-7. Lk 2:16-21

Saturday 2nd Jan

Ss Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen

1 Jn 2:22-28.Ps 97:1-4, R/ v3. Jn 1:19-28

Sunday 3rd Jan

The Holy Family

Eccles (sir) 24:1-2,8-12. Ps 147:12-15,19-20 R/Jn 1:14. Eph 1:3-6,15-18. Jn 1:1-18


SAINT VINCENT de PAUL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

We thank you for your generous response to this collection which was held recently.  The total collection to date is €6,495  The members of the Howth Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society thank you for your generosity.


A MESSAGE FROM THE PARISH GROUP

BRIDGING THE GAP

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.


FRIDAY 1st JANUARY 2016

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Morning Mass at 11.00am.  This Mass will be offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.


BIBLE STUDY GROUP

Howth Parish Bible Study Group will resume on Friday 8th January 2016 in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All are welcome.


ST. FINTAN'S PARISH PASTORAL CENTRE

The Management Committee of the St. Fintan's Parish Pastoral Centre invites proposals from Groups who are keen to use the fine facilities available.  Please contact Anne Boylan at Tel. 839 2001 to arrange a meeting.




Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 11.00am Masses

28th Dec. – 2nd Jan

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 2/3 Jan

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am      D. O Cathasaigh /Aine

Sunday 10.30am P. Loftus

Sunday 12noon N. Cronin



MASS INTENTIONS – 27th Dec – 3rd January 2016

Sunday 27th Dec

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 26th Dec) Brigid, Cormac & Kathleen O’Kelly

8.30am May & Nick Moore, Donal & Deirdre Moore

10.30am Brigid McHugh

12 noon Margaret Timon (2nd Anv)

Mon 28th Dec

11.00am Joan Kennedy (1st Anv)

Tues 29th Dec

11.00am Richard Lappin (2nd Anv)

Weds 30th Dec

11.00am Jack Hall (1st Anv)

Fri 1st Jan 2016

11.00am Altar List of the Dead

Sat 2nd Jan

11.00am Jim McAllister

Sunday 3rd Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 2nd Jan) Cora Lynch, Jack & Nellie Moore

8.30am John Coughlan (1st Anv)

10.30am Jim West

12 noon Beattie & Paddy Mahony & John Mahony



Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation resumes in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 18th January at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 19th January from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.