Parish Newsletter Sunday 29th January 2012

posted 31 Jan 2012, 03:40 by mary sutton

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                         (05/12)

 Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 31st January 2012


To-day marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2012.  The purpose of the week is to highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution that Catholic Schools make to our local communities and society in general.  This year’s theme is : -




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

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


Eucharistic Reflection Day with Sr. Marie Therese Porter Saturday 4th February

10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY   Wednesday 8th February  10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.  Tel. 087 622 6620


Wednesday 1st February is the Feast of Saint Brigid, Patroness of Ireland.

Thursday 2nd February is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)

Candles will be blessed at all the Masses on Thursday.

 Friday 3rd February is the Feast of SAINT BLAISE.  The Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 8.00 and 10.00 a.m. Masses and after the 8.00 p.m. Mass on Friday 3rd February



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.


World Day of the Sick 2012 (20th Anniversary)

Celebrated on 11th February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Archbishop Martin is leading the Dublin celebration of the World Day of the Sick with Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road on Sunday 5th February at 3pm.  In Howth, this will be the fourth year that we make a special celebration of the World Day of the Sick.  As in past years we will have small cards in the Church (on a table on the altar steps) where individuals can write the names of loved ones who are sick and also the names of those who are caregivers to the sick.  There is a special prayer card containing prayers for the Sick and the Caregiver. These prayer cards (which are bookmarksize) will be available for people to take home and/or give to loved ones.  The prayer cards and name cards will be in the Church on weekend 4th /5th February.  These will remain in the Church all week.  At all Masses on 11th /12th February the prayers will be read and the basket containing all the names will be placed at the foot of the altar, including them in a special way in the celebration of the Eucharist.



Please remember in your prayers, MICHAEL (Mikey) FITZPATRICK, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  We also pray for ANNE McLOUGHLIN who has died.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May they rest in peace.




MASS INTENTIONS 29th January – 5th February

Sunday 29th January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 28th January)         Annie and Mary Forman

 8.30 a.m.                                Ernie Brennan

10.30 a.m.                               James and Bridget  Caulfield, Leo and Ned Caulfield

12.00 noon                             Tom and Mary Farren

 7.00 p.m.                                Helen and Florence McCarthy

Monday 30th January

 8.00 a.m.                                Ettie Finnerty (2nd Anv.)

Tuesday 31st January

 8.00 a.m.                                Noreen Horrigan

Wednesday 1st February

 8.00 a.m.                                Tom Redmond

Thursday 2nd February

10.00 a.m.                               Cormac and Brigid O’Kelly

Saturday 4th February

10.00 a.m.                              

11.00 a.m.                               Catherine Gaffney

Sunday 5th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 4th February)      Molly O’Brien

 8.30 a.m.                                Mary Coughlan

10.30 a.m.                               Jim Kelleher

12.00 noon                             John Collins

 7.00 p.m.                                Tom Quigley


“You Shall be my Witnesses…”

Follow- up Programme

The January meeting of the above group will take place tomorrow evening, Monday, 30th January from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. in Saint Columbanus Hall, Howth

This programme offers the young people an opportunity to keep in touch, while exploring with them ways in which they can use the Gifts of the Spirit which they received in Confirmation to help them in their lives as full members of the Church. This is open to all those who have been confirmed in the past two years.  We hope that you will encourage any young person now in first or second year to attend.

For further information contact the Parish Office  Tel. 839 7398



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Lily Johnson, Leon Crawford-Gosker, Hugo Orr and Romy Connor who were baptised recently.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and their extended families.



Sunday 22nd January – First Collection  €995 and the SHARE Collection  €870


Scripture Readings for the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 30th January

2 Sam 15:13-14, 30, 16:5-13. Ps 3:2-8, R/ v8. Mk 5: 1-20

Tuesday 31st January

Saint John Bosco                        Memorial

2 Sam 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30-19:3. Ps 85:1-6, R/ v1. Mk 5: 21-43

Wednesday 1st February

Saint Brigid           Feast

Job 31:16-20, 24-25, 31-32. or Eph 3: 14-21. Ps 106:35-38, 41-42, R/ v1. Lk 6: 32-38

Thursday 2nd February

The Presentation of the Lord      Feast

Mal 3:1-4. or Heb 2:14-18. Ps 23:7-10, R/ v8. Lk 2: 22-40

Friday 3rd February

Eccles (Sir) 47:2-11. Ps 17:31, 47, 50-51, R/ cf. v47. Mk 6: 14-29

Saturday 4th February

1 Kg 3:4-13. Ps 118:9-14, R/ v12. Mk 6: 30-34

Sunday 5th February

Job 7: 1-4, 6-7. Ps 146: 1-6, R/v3. 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23. Mk 1:29-39

International Eucharistic Congress 2012
In preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress 2012, the Baldoyle Parish Encounter Group in support of the Baldoyle Parish Pastoral Council has invited Colette Furlong, the Pastoral Services Manager of the IEC to Baldoyle to give a talk on the Congress.  It will be held in the Parish Assembly room (directly beside the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul, Main Street, Baldoyle) on Tuesday 7th February at      8.00 p.m. and anyone interested in getting more information about the Congress is welcome to attend.  So, in the spirit of the theme of IEC which is 'Communion with Christ and one another' please come along and join us.


The First Saturday Prayers which are said in our Church each month are based on the Message of Fatima.  They are said on the first Saturday of each month after the 11.00 a.m. Mass and conclude before mid-day.  The next Prayer Meeting will be on Saturday 4th February and all are welcome to attend.

Saturday/Sunday 18th and 19th February
R.D.S. Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Early booking advisable.  Contact Divine Mercy Committee Tel. 831 3119 or 839 3691