Parish Newsletter Sunday 29th of March 2015

posted 2 Apr 2015, 12:58 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 2 Apr 2015, 12:59 ]

Sunday 29th March 2015

Passion (Palm) Sunday (13/15)


SUNDAYS OF LENT

There will be Eucharistic Adoration at 4.00pm to-day, followed by Evening Prayer at 5.00pm.  Eucharistic adoration continues every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Church.  See the noticeboard for times.


ADVOCATE COLLECTION

The Sunshine Fund of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is holding its Annual Collection this weekend after all the Masses.  Please be as generous as you can – all funds raised will be used to provide much needed holidays for deserving children.  The Sunshine Fund is a special works conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.


RECONCILIATION SERVICE

WITH INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION IN PREPARATION FOR EASTER

This Prayer Service will take place tomorrow evening, Monday 30th March at 8.00pm in the Church.  The Service will be conducted by Father Ray Staunton, SM.  There will be a number of visiting Confessors.


Confessions during Holy Week

Thursday 2nd April 10.30 – 11.30am.  Friday 3rd April 4.30 – 5.30pm

Saturday 4th April 10.30 – 11.30am.  4.00 – 5.00pm


GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Once again we look forward to celebrating the Stations of the Cross in the Church on Good Friday in costume, mime and music.  Please consider taking part in this presentation, which is always a most rewarding experience.  If you are in any way interested in Drama or Mime or in giving a hand on the night, please come to rehearsal, which will take place on Tuesday 31st March at 7.30pm in the Church.  


The Children’s Stations of the Cross will be presented here in the Church of the Assumption by the children of Howth Primary School at 12 noon on Good Friday, 3rd April.


HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND ON HOLY THURSDAY EVENING AND EASTER SUNDAY MORNING

Parish Ministers of the Eucharist will be bringing Holy Communion to the Sick and Housebound on Holy Thursday Evening after the EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER (9.00pm approx.) and after the 10.30a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday morning.  Parishioners who may have relatives or friends who cannot get to the Church are invited to leave names and contact telephone numbers in the Sacristy.  The Ministers of the Eucharist will be happy to bring them Holy Communion on Holy Thursday evening after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (9.00pm) and after the 10.30am Mass on Easter Sunday morning.


ECUMENICAL SUNRISE SERVICE

The EASTER SUNDAY SUNRISE CELEBRATION will take place at Howth Summit on Easter Sunday morning (5th April).  Assembly in car park at 6.40am.  This is jointly organised by all the Christian denominations of Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle parishes.  Immediately after the service, there will be a simple breakfast in the Parish Hall, Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Baldoyle.  All welcome.




Scripture Readings – Holy Week & Easter

Monday 30th March

Is 42:1-7. Ps 26:1-3,13-14, R/v1. Jn 12:1-11

Tuesday 31st March

Is 49:1-6. Ps 70:1-6,15,17, R/v15. Jn 13:21-33,36-38

Wednesday 1st Apr

Is 50:4-9. Ps 68:8-10,21-22,31,33-34, R/v14. Mt 26:14-25

Thursday 2nd Apr

Ex 12:1-8, 11-14. Ps 115:12-13,15-18, R/cf 1Cor 10:16. 1 Cor 11:23-26. Jn 13:1-15

Friday 3rd Apr

Is 52:13-53:12. Ps 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25, R/Lk 23:46. Heb 4:14-16,5:7-9. Jn 18:1-19:42.

Saturday 4th Apr

The Easter Vigil:Gn 1:1-2:2 Ps 103. Gn 22:1-18. Ps 15:5. 8-1 R/v1. Ex 14:15-15:1. Ps Ex15:1-6,17-18, R/v1. Ez 36:16-28.  Ps 41:3,5,- 42:3,4. R/41:2.  Ps.117:1-2, 16-17,22-23

Sunday 5th Apr

Acts 10:34, 37-43. Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R/v24. Col 3:1-4 or 1Cor 5:6-8. Jn20:1-9


HOLY WEEK IN HOWTH PARISH

HOLY THURSDAY 10.00 a.m.  Morning Prayer

5.00 p.m. CHILDREN’S MASS

7.30 p.m. Mass of The Lord’s Supper

10.00 p.m. “Watch and Pray” - Reflection at the Altar of Repose

GOOD FRIDAY: Good Friday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence

10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

12.00 noon Children’s Stations of the Cross

3.00 p m. Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

8.00 p m. Stations of the Cross followed by Prayer around the Cross

HOLY SATURDAY

10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

9.00 p.m. The EASTER VIGIL

EASTER SUNDAY: Easter Sunrise Celebration At Howth Summit  Assembly in car park at 6.40am

EASTER SUNDAY - Morning Masses at 8.30;10.30 (Family Mass); and 12 noon


RECENT BAPTISM

The Parish Community warmly welcomes Kian Mooney who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to his proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 30th March at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 31st March from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE, Carrickbrack Road, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WITH JOE CLARKE

Continues - Monday 30th March 11.00am to 12 noon



CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 22nd March – First Collection  €990 and the SHARE collection   - €650


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MASS INTENTIONS  29th Mar – 5th Apr

Sunday 29th March

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 28th March) Tommy Larkin

8.30am Thomas Recks (2nd Anv)

10.30am Jack Brennan

12 noon Terry Lawless (25th Anv)

Tue 31st March

10.00am Kay Clinton -  Month’s Mind

Sunday 5th April

10.30am Harry & Ann Gaynor, and Tom Gaynor

12 noon Esther Finnerty


THANKS FROM THE HOSPICE AUCTION COMMITTEE

The St. Francis Hospice Auction Committee in Howth would like to thank sincerely the local businesses and all those who contributed towards and supported their recent fundraising auction on Sunday 8th March in the Abbey Tavern.  The auction raised €12,905.  A special “Thank you” also to the Volunteers who helped on the day.  Well done everyone!


Church Readers

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 30th Mar – 1st Apr

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday B.Milton

Wednesday S. Lee

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 30th Mar – 1st Apr.

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

EASTER READERS ROTA – See the noticeboard at the Main door - in church

WEEKEND MASSES /Sun 5th April

8.30am D. O’Cathasaigh/V&L Duffy

10.30am Family Mass Reader

12noon F. Walsh & M. Kirwin


CHRISTIAN MEDITATION

Christian Meditation will not take place on Thurs. 2nd April.  Meditation resumes on Thursday 9th April in the Parish Hall at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406