Parish Newsletter Sunday 27th of September 2015

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Sunday 27th September 2015

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (38/15)

Why has God given us the Eucharist?

This is the theme for an afternoon of reflection on the Eucharist with Fr Bede McGregor OP on Sat 3rd October 2015 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm beginning at St Columbanus Hall, Main Street Howth and transferring later to the Church.  Organised by the Parish Adoration Group, the afternoon features a talk by Fr Bede, discussion, tea/coffee, followed by half an hour of silent prayer adoration (in the Church).  It concludes with Benediction.  There will also be an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Those who seek a deeper understanding of the Eucharist are particularly encouraged to attend.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL (see Booking Form in the Church).  For more info. phone John or Pam at 832 4429.

Fr Bede is a Dominican based in Dundalk.  After 10 years a missionary in India, he spent 30 years engaged in priestly formation in Maynooth.  He is a noted theologian, author, retreat leader, youth evangeliser and has broadcast a series of TV talks.  He is Spiritual Director to the worldwide Concilium of the Legion of Mary.


Do you know a student in Transition Year?  The Howth/Sutton Transition Year Programme is a local project for TY students focussed on youth leadership, personal growth and responsibility and community project involvement.  The Programme runs once a month for a half day during the school year.  This will be the eighth year of the project and TY students living in Howth and Sutton are invited to register.  Registration forms are available to from  Places are limited to 30 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


The Acts of the Apostles

Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 2nd October in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All are welcome.


An information evening about bereavement with guest speaker Jane McKenna (founder of The LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Foundation)

November is traditionally a month for remembrance.  This Irish Hospice Foundation event aims to provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people.  Members of the public are invited to attend this free public event:  Thursday, 5th November  5.30pm - 8.00pm  Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street (off Merrion Square), Dublin 2.  There will be an opportunity to chat to voluntary bereavement support services about the supports they provide.  During the evening Jane McKenna will address the gathering and speak on the theme ‘Living with Loss’.  If you have any queries or would like further information please contact  Iris Murray, Irish Hospice Foundation, 4th Floor, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.   Telephone: 01 6793188 Fax: 01 6730040  email:  website:  Tea/Coffee will be served throughout the evening


Morning Masses at 8.00 and 10.00.  The Masses on the first Friday of the month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.

Scripture Readings – Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 28th Sept

Zec 8:1-8. Ps 101:16-21,29,22-23, R/ v17. Lk 9:46-50

Tuesday 29th Sept

S. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Archangels Feast

Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Apoc 12:7-12. Ps 137:1-5, R/ v1. Jn 1:47-51

Wednesday 30th Sept

St Jerome Memorial

Neh 2:1-8. Ps 136:1-6, R/ v6. Lk 9:57-62

Thursday 1st Oct

St Therese of the Child Jesus Memorial

Neh 8:1-12. Ps 18:8-11, R/ v9. Lk 10:1-12

Friday 2nd Oct

The Guardian Angels Memorial

Ex 23:20-23. Ps 90:1-6, 10-11,R/v11. Mt 18:1-5, 10

Saturday 3rd Oct

Bar 4:5-12, 27-29. Ps 68:33-37,R/v34. Lk 10:17-24

Sunday 4th Oct

Gn 2:18-24.Ps 127, R/v5. Heb 2:9-11.Mk 10:2-16


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Alexandre and Elodie Campbell-Cullin and Milena Collins 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 1st October at 11.00am.  All are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 28th Sept – 2nd Oct

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday J. Morton

Wednesday B. Milton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 28th Sept – 3rd Oct

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 3 & 4 Oct

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/ P. Loftus

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon F. Walsh


Sunday 20th Sept – First Collection  €665  and the special collection for Crosscare  €2,490

MASS INTENTIONS 27th Sep – 4th Oct

Sunday 27th Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 26th Sept)  Christy Magee (Birthday Remembrance)

8.30am John Caulfield

10.30am Bill McCormick (11th Anv)

12 noon Deceased members of the Dublin Walking Club

Mon 28th Sept

8.00am Eileen Christine Walsh (Birthday Remembrance)

Fri 2nd Oct First Friday of the month

Sunday 4th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 3rd Oct)  Jimmy White

8.30am Crew of the St. Ibar

10.30am Kitty Rickard (2nd Anv) & Alec Rickard

12 noon Marie McLoughlin (3rd Anv)

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues at 7.30pm on Monday 28th September in St. Columbanus Hall.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning, 29th September, 11.00am until 12noon in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


Two new interviews have been published on Howth Spirituality channel: Pastor Bob Carley and Phyl Rutherford, both from a newly founded Christian church on the peninsula.  Visit to enjoy these and earlier interviews.

Howth Folk Choir singing one Sunday morning Mass every month. (10.30am)  The Folk choir are looking for singers and musicians to join them.  Children from age 8 upwards, teenagers and adults who are interested are all welcome to join.  A one hour practise for the Mass is held on two Tuesday evenings prior to that Sunday in the Sacristy from  8pm – 9pm.  For more information Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 or Marie O Laoi Tel. 086-602 8277.  Please join us – you will be most welcome.

Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will host a Talk on Wednesday 7th October at 8.00pm in Howth Yacht Club.  The Speaker will be Oliver Schurmann who will talk about Prairie Style Plants in the Irish Climate.  All welcome – Admission €5.  Refreshments and Plant Sale during the Evening.