Parish Newsletter Sunday 28th April 2013

posted 3 May 2013, 03:31 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER                                                                                (17/13)



The third session takes place on Tuesday 30th April in Scoil Mhuire at 7.30pm.  The topic this week is How can I be a Christian?  They look at how the gifts of the Holy Spirit will help them in the challenging task.  How often are we aware of the Gifts of the Spirit as we go about the daily business of being as good as we can be?   Which of the gifts – Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgement, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, Wonder and Awe in God’s Presence – do we unwrap every day or sometimes do we just leave them in their packages unopened?   Which gift can we unwrap this day? 

Special Masses of Preparation: Today at the 10.30 Family Mass we welcome the young people of the parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next month.  This is the last of the special Family Masses for Confirmation.  We are delighted that the Howth Gospel Choir will sing at the Mass.  We thank all the parents, parishioners and teachers who are involved in the preparation of the Mass and all the members of the choir.                                                       

Valerie Darby, Mags Rickard, Kay Burke, Coordinators



Morning Masses at 8.00 and 10.00.  Evening Mass at 8 o’clock.  All the Masses on the first Friday of the month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.



The Church teaches us that while we are not obliged to accept the Message of Fatima, it recommends it to us because “Such a message can be a genuine help in understanding the Gospel and living it better …”  (Theological Commentary on Fatima, issued by Catican 26 June, 2000)  The Message of Fatima includes a request for the Five First Saturdays Devotions.  These take place in our Church on the first Saturday of each month after the 11.00 a.m. Mass and conclude before midday.  The next session will be on Saturday 4th May.  All are welcome.  A leaflet explaining the devotion is available at the Book Stand at the back of the Church.




The 11 o’clock Mass on Saturday, 11th May, will be the First Holy Communion Mass for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School, Scoil Mhuire.  We remember them in our prayers.  



This year’s Mass has been arranged for Sunday 12th May at 3.00 p.m. in the Church



A Weekend Workshop for Married Couples

Give your husband or wife a special gift of a truly enriching weekend away for the two of you from the 24th - 26th May 2013 (8pm Friday to 5pm Sunday) at the Dromantine Conference Centre (near Newry) Co. Down (70 minutes drive from Dublin Airport).  This is a weekend with a difference, that can help you deepen your love for one another and enrich the life that you share together, whether you are recently or many years married. Please check out:  or phone 01-832 4429 for a brochure.



There are a limited number or places available for Junior Infants for the School year 2013/2014.  Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email



Please remember in your prayers TERRY O’CONNOR who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  May he rest in peace.



Scripture Readings for the Fifth Week of Easter
Monday 29th April
Saint Catherine of Siena              Feast
1 Jn 1:5-2:2. Ps 102:1-4,8-9,13-14,17-18. Mt 11: 25-30
Tuesday 30th April
Acts 14: 19-28.  Ps 144:10-13,21. Jn 14: 27-31
Wednesday 1st May
Acts 15: 1-6.  Ps 121:1-5. Jn 15: 1-8
Thursday 2nd May
Saint Athanasius     Memorial
Acts 15:7-21. Ps 95:1-3,10. Jn 15: 9-11
Friday 3rd May
Ss Philip and James                       Feast
1 Cor 15:1-8. Ps 18:2-5.Jn 14: 6-14
Saturday 4th May
Acts 16: 1-10. Ps 99:1-3,5. Jn 15: 18-21
Sunday 5th May
Acts 15: 1-2, 22-29. Ps 66:2-3,5-6,8. Apoc 21: 10-14,22-23. Jn 14:23-29


Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday, 29th April at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall.


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

Mindfulness Meditation continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Catholicism is a groundbreaking Documentary Film Series which illustrates the truth, goodness and beauty of the Catholic faith.  With host Fr. Robert Barron of the Word on Fire ministries you will learn what Catholics believe and why, while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic tradition. Episode 8 of the programme “A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints” will be shown this Friday 3rd May at 11am in Sutton Parish Centre. After the screening we will have the opportunity to share and discuss some of the issues raised.  For more information please contact either Fr. Liam Lacey or James Daly, Sutton Parish Office, 01 839 2001.


Teen-Line Ireland is a registered charity, which provides a free-phone help-line for young people who may be feeling alone, worried or distressed.  It provides emotional support through its non-judgmental, secure and confidential listening service.

Free-Phone Help-Line 1800 833 634  7p.m. – 10 p.m.

7 days per week and from 3p.m. – 10p.m. on Wednesdays.  Information from



Mgr.John Fitzpatrick will open MICHAEL CONNAUGHTON’S new WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION and launch his book of poems “Nightjar in the Country” at Baldoyle Library, 2.30pm Saturday 11th May.  All welcome to view Mon – Thurs 13th to 16th May 10am to 8.30pm.  Fri and Sat 17th/18th May 10am to 5pm



Sunday 21st  April – First Collection  €860.00 and the special collection for the formation of students for priesthood   €1,115.00



MASS INTENTIONS 28th April – 5th May
 Sunday 28th April  Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 27th April)    Catherine Dromgoole
10.30 a.m.         Bartle and Nellie Redmond, Willie  Redmond
12.00 noon      Leslie O’Laoi (4th Anv)
 7.00 p.m.        Seán McCarthy
 Monday 30th April
10.00 a.m.       Tom Recks (Month’s Mind)
 Thursday 2nd May
10.00 a.m.       A Special Intention
 Friday 3rd May            First Friday of the Month
 Saturday 4th May
10.00 a.m.       Patrick and Mary McGinn
11.00 a.m.       Michael Wright (2nd Anv.)
 Sunday 5th May
Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat.4th May)  Christopher O’Connor
 8.30 a.m.        Edward and Josie Connolly
10.30 a.m.       Colm Reid
12.00 noon      Kathleen and Frank Grant
 7.00 p.m.        Ailish Doyle


 Church Readers – Weekday Masses
The following are listed to read at
8.00 a.m. Masses 29th April – 3rd May
Monday                                   J. Morton
Tuesday                                   S. McInerney
Wednesday                              Kay Burke
Thursday                                 Kay Burke
Friday                                      J. Morton
The following are listed to read at
10.00 a.m. Masses 29th April – 4th May
Monday                                   T. Boyle
Tuesday                                   Jo Comisky
Wednesday                              Joe Stewart
Thursday                                 M. Connaughton
Friday                                      Joe Clarke
Saturday                                  J. Towers
Saturday 11.00am                    V & L Duffy
WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 4th/5th May
Saturday 7.00 p.m.                  E. Stewart
Sunday 8.30 a.m.                     D O’Cathasaigh/A Ui Cathasaigh
Sunday 10.30 a.m.                   Family Mass Reader
Sunday 12 noon                                  B. Morgan
Sunday 7.00 p.m.                    M Moretta




GOOD FRIDAY 29th March 2013

Would you like to see some photos of the Children’s Stations of the Cross from Good Friday 29th March 2013?  Go to the Howth Parish Website  -

You can see all the photos in the Photo Gallery Section or Watch a PowerPoint Presentation with recorded commentary, see the link on the home page of the website.



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Holly O’Neill, Megan Harrington, Max Dixon and Rachel Keogh who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.