Parish Newsletter Sunday 29th July 2012

posted 1 Aug 2012, 03:37 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 1st August 2012

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                        (30/12)


Seeing Your Life Through The Lens of The Gospels

John 6: 1-16
1 At the heart of this story we are told that Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks and distributed them.  In our day this reminds us of the Eucharist, the bread of life with which Jesus feeds us.  By sharing the bread and wine in the Eucharist we symbolise our unity with one another and with God.  Can you recall a particular Eucharist that was especially nourishing for you?  What was it that made it different?

2 Take, give thanks, distribute.  The actions of Jesus also suggest an attitude to time, gifts and living.  We take what we are given, give thanks, and use what we have.  Have you found that having a grateful heart for what you have been given has made it easier for you to share with others?

 3  From what seemed meagre and inadequate resources many were fed.  When have you found that when you gratefully use what little resources you have the results are beyond your expectations? 

4 Jesus chose to involve those around him in feeding the people.  Have there been times when you have experienced benefits from calling on those around you to use their gifts to help with a task?

                                                                       John Byrne OSA  Email


Questions people ask

Q. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this awful fear that I will never be good enough to get into heaven?

A. Of course you are not worthy to get into heaven because none of us will ever merit heaven. But cast fear aside because Jesus wants all people to be saved. One thing that is clear in the gospel is that Jesus came to save all sinners. Let him be your Saviour, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Accept the divine forgiveness which is celebrated in the sacrament of Confession. Instead of you trying to get into heaven, why not let heaven get into you. What I mean is that you allow God’s love and mercy take over your mind and heart. Don’t be all locked up in yourself but let God’s love take over.

                                     Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap Email



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.



Please remember in your prayers, MARIA LUYKX, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  We also pray for ISOBEL COLMAN who has died.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May they rest in peace.


MASS INTENTIONS  29th July – 5th August 2012

Sunday 29th July

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 28th July)             Brendan Reid (2nd Anniv)

  8.30 a.m.                                               Special Intention

10.30 a.m.                                              John Sugrue    (12th Anniv)

12.00 noon                                             Michael Creenane

 7.00 p.m.                                               Harry and Brigid Howard

Monday 30th July

 8.00 a.m.                                                 Myles McDonagh (Recently Deceased)

Tuesday 31st July

10.00 a.m.                                               Maura Duffy  (Recently Deceased)

Thursday 2nd August

8.00 a.m.                                                 Ian Baird (Recently Deceased)

10.00 a.m.                                               Neil Bennett (5th Anniv)

Friday 3rd August

                                                                 Altar List of the Dead

Sunday 5th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 4th August)         Joan Gaynor (6th Anniv)

  8.30 a.m.                                               Anthony Burke (Recently Deceased)

12.00 noon                                             Catherine Mulhall



This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER.

 Cost - €50 - which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office/Sacristy weekday mornings.



We hope to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th September 2012 for five nights.  The cost per person sharing will be €749.00 - Full Board accommodation in the Hotel Gallia Londres which is close to the Grotto.  For more details please call into the Parish Office/Sacristy mornings Mon -Weds. and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. or Tel. 839 7398


Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth on Sunday 19th August  12 noon to 3.00 p.m.   Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Bring your own food or burgers on sale for €3  All welcome



Sunday 22nd July – First Collection  €935 and the Share collection   €700



The Irish Wheelchair Association will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection to-day after all the Masses.  Thank you for your generosity to this collection in the past.


Scripture Readings for the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 30th July

Jer 13: 1-11. Ps Deut 32:18-21, R/ cf. v18. Mt 13: 31-35

Tuesday 31st July

Saint Ignatius of Loyola   Memorial

Jer 14: 17-22. Ps 78: 8-9, 11, 13, R/ v9. Mt 13: 36-43

Wednesday 1st August

Saint Alphonsus Liguori    Memorial

Jer 15: 10, 16-21. Ps 58: 2-5, 10-11, 17-18,  R/ v17. Mt 13: 44-46

Thursday 2nd August

Jer 18: 1-6. Ps 145: 2-6, R/ v5. Mt 13: 47-53

Friday 3rd August

Jer 26: 1-9. Ps 68:5, 8-10, 14, R/ v14. Mt 13: 54-58

Saturday 4th August

Saint John Vianney          Memorial

Jer 26: 11-16,24. Ps 68:15-16, 30-13, 33-34, R/ cf.v14. Mt 14: 1-12

Sunday 5th August

Ex 16: 2-4, 12-15. Ps 77:3-4, 23-25, 54, R/ v24. Eph 4: 17, 20-24. Jn 6: 24-35

There are a few remaining places available In HOWTH PRIMARY SCHOOL Junior Infant Classes, for the School year 2012/2013.  Contact the School at Tel 832 3572 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. in July and at Tel. 839 7398 during August, or email for enrolment details. 

The School re-opens on THURSDAY 30th August 2012 from 8.50 a.m. until 12.15 p.m. for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.  The School re-opens on THURSDAY 30th August 2012 from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon for new Junior Infants.