Parish Newsletter Sunday 28th of June 2015

posted 1 Jul 2015, 13:39 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 1 Jul 2015, 13:39 ]

Sunday 28th June 2015

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (25/15)


The Annual Collection for the Pope and Pontifical charities (Peter’s Pence) will take place at all Masses to-day.  This collection replaces the SHARE collection.

'Laudato si'

The Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI] and the Association of Catholic Priests [ACP] are hosting a discussion forum on the recently published encyclical 'Laudato si' on Monday 29th June at 8.00 pm in the Chapel in Trinity College.  The forum will feature two distinguished speakers - Fr. Sean McDonagh SSC, a very well known environmentalist who advised the team drafting the encyclical and Dr. John Sweeney a renowned climatologist from Maynooth University.  There will be a Q&A session following the two presentations.  ALL ARE WELCOME.


BRINGING FAITH TO LIFE  continues on Friday 3rd July at 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome to participate.

Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015

Howth Photographic Club invite entries to The Charlie McDermott “Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015.  Junior section up to 16 and Adults section over 16 Photographs will be judged on the extent to which they reflect the “Spirit of Howth” in the widest sense of people, scenery, activities, culture or heritage.  First Prize €100  Second Prize €50  Third Prize €25  Prizes in both the Adult and Junior sections  Send / deliver your entries (maximum 3 un-mounted photographs) to Sean Briody, c/o McDermott’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Howth with your name, address, phone number and the age category entered clearly printed on the back ( preferably on an adhesive Label).  Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd July   Entry Fee to the Adult Section is €2 per entry or a maximum of 3 entries for €5.  Entry to the Junior Section is Free.  Prizes will be presented on Friday July 10th 2015 at 7pm in the Old Courthouse Harbour Road Howth.

MANRESA HOUSE Clontarf Road, Dollymount  -  3-day Summer Retreat with Tom McGuinness SJ

Thursday 30 July (8pm) to Sunday 2 August (2pm)   Pick up on a summer mood by seeking to spend some time apart in an unhurried and peaceful way: a real ‘Sabbath time with God’ for yourself.  In an atmosphere of gentle quiet, participants will be helped to ponder Scripture and to become attentive to the signs of God in their lives and in the world around them.  There will be some suggestions for prayer using images from art, poetry and music.  Space for personal quiet time and some sharing will be built into the day.  Opportunities for guided and common prayer or to meet a spiritual director will be among the options available.  Please Tel. 01 8331352 or email to book your place.

Colouring pages for children

Activity pages and a separate colouring page on the theme of the Sunday gospel, along with crayons to borrow, are available for children on the left hand side of the altar under the "Summer Gospels" display board.  Please encourage your children to use these pages and help them read the prayer for each week on the display board.

Scripture Readings - Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 29th June

SS Peter and Paul, Apostles

Acts 12:1-11. Ps 33:2-9, R/ v5. 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18. Mt 16:13-19

Tuesday 30th June

Gn 19:15-29. Ps 25:2-3,9-12, R/ v3. Mt 8:23-27

Wednesday 1st July

St Oliver Plunkett   Memorial

Gn 21:5, 8:20. Ps 33:7-8, 10-13, R/ v7. Mt 8:28-34

Thursday 2nd July

Gn 22:1-19. Ps 114:1-6, 8-9, R/ v9. Mt 9:1-8

Friday 3rd July

St Thomas, Apostle   Feast

Eph 2:19-22. Ps 116, R/Mk 16:15. Jn 20:24-29

Saturday 4th July

Gn 27:1-5, 15-29. Ps 134:1-6, R/ v3. Mt 9:14-17

Sunday 5th July

Ez 2:2-5. Ps 122, R/v2. 2 Cor 12:7-10. Mk 6:1-6.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 29th June at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 30th June from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome.


The Christian Meditation Group have decided to take a recess and our next meeting will be Thursday 27th August at 8.00pm in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus.  Any queries may be directed to Matt McDonagh Tel. 01-806 3406

MASS INTENTIONS  28th June – 5th July

Sunday 28th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 27th June)   Peter Wright

8.30am Anne Manahan

10.30am William Gallagher

12 noon Denis Mulhall (3rd Anv)

Tues 30th June

8.00am Tom & Nora Whyte

10.00am Peter Doran (Birthday Remembrance)

Fri 3rd Jul First Friday of the Month

Sunday 5th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 4th July)   Gerard Dromgoole

8.30am Marian White

10.30am Philip Clarke

12 noon Michéal McMorrow (5th Anv)


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.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 29th June – 3rd July

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 29th June – 3rd July

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 4 & 5 July

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Robyn Beth Reilly, Emily Rose Hendy, Dara Juilette Duignan and Aoife Séana Faherty who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 30th August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.


You are invited to join the All-Ireland Rally for Life on Saturday 4th July at 2.00pm in Parnell Square.


The Annual Cemetery Mass in Balgriffin takes place on Sunday 5th July at 12noon.


Sunday 21st June – First Collection  €730  and the SHARE collection  €550