Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd February 2014

posted 4 Feb 2014, 02:55 by mary sutton
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Dorothy Heydon

The Presentation of the Lord              (05/14)


To-day - Sunday (2nd February) is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas).  Candles will be blessed at all the Masses to-day.  Tomorrow – Monday 3rd Feb. is the feast of St. Blaise.  Throats will be blessed after the 8am and 10am Masses.



The current Parish Pastoral Council was established in October 2013 and is now beginning to lay out plans for the coming year.  It is intended to keep parishioners informed on progress via the Parish Newsletter and the Parish Website

Mission Statement of the Howth Parish Pastoral Council :

To promote and develop the Christian life of the Parish.

That our Parish will remain and be further enriched as a family of God's People.

The names of the PPC members are as follows:

M. Clavin, B. Doyle, AM Keane, B. Morgan, S Ni Mhaoldomhnigh, I. Sheridan, T Sweetman,

P. Towers, F. Walshe.

Ex Officio:  Mgr. J. Fitzpatrick; Fr. K. Brennan; Mgr. B. Houlihan; Canon R. Molony; Sr. Agnes

Howth Parish Ministry of Welcome

The PPC would like to form a Parish Ministry of Welcome team whose role will be to make newcomers and visitors feel at home in our Parish and especially at Masses and Services in the Church.  Parishioners wishing to volunteer for this ministry are invited to give their name and contact details to the Parish Secretary.  Training will be provided.

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

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke.

2 Sessions every Tuesday 10am to 11am  and  11.15am to 12.15pm

Please telephone 832 2228 to book your place or e-mail

Cost : donation



Wednesday 5th February  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

This day reflects on the meaning and possibilities of Hope.  “May the God of hope bring you such joy in your faith that the power of the Spirit will remove all bounds to hope.”  The day includes prayer, input, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Cost €45.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place    Tel. 087-622 6620



The Ministers of the Word proclaim the Good News at all the Masses in the Parish, during the week and at weekends.  We currently need some more readers for the 8 am Mass on weekdays.  If you are interested in reading at this Mass or at any other please contact Kay Burke or Mary Kirwin through the parish office.  Tel. 01-839 7398


Friday 7th February - First Friday of the Month.  Mass at 8.00 and 10.00 a.m.  All the Masses on the First Friday will be offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.


Scripture Readings for the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 3rd Feb.

Saint Blaise

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

Tuesday 4th Feb.

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

Wednesday 5th Feb.

Saint Agatha               Memorial

2 Sam 24:2,9-17. Ps 31:1-2,5-7, R/ cf v5. Mk 6: 1-6

Thursday 6th Feb

Ss Paul Miki and Companions   Memorial

1 Kg 2:1-4,10-12. Ps 1 Chr 29:10-12, R/v12. Mk 6:7-13

Friday 7th Feb.

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

Saturday 8th Feb.

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

Sunday 9th Feb.

Is 58:7-10. Ps 111:4-9, R/v4. 1 Cor 2:1-5. Mt 5:13-16


Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 3rd February at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.


BIBLE STUDY GROUP - St. Fintan's Parish Centre, Sutton.

The Bible Study Group, under the stewardship of Fr. Damian Murphy, meet every Friday in St. Fintan’s Parish Centre at 11a.m.  This term they are studying The Gospel according to St. John. Please join us – you will be most welcome. Contact 01 839 2001 or Sr. Anne c/o Baldoyle Parish 01 832 4313



Relic of St. Bernadette in St, Anne’s Church, Portmarnock, 11th February at 3.00pm beginning with Prayer Service and ending with individual blessing of Relic of St. Bernadette.  All are very welcome especially the sick.



The Dublin celebration for World Day of the Sick will be led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin with the Eucharist and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick in the Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion on Sunday 9th February at 3.00pm.



Tickets are now available in the Sacristy for The Three Tenors Concert, which will take place in St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton, on 21st February 2014.  Tickets -  €25,  are also available from the St. Fintan's Parish Office, 9.30am to 12.30pm and from Coffeys of Sutton, Unit 6 Superquinn Shopping Centre, Sutton.


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 3rd – 7th Feb.

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 3rd – 8th Feb.

Monday                      Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                     J. Comiskey

Wednesday               Joe Stewart

Thursday                   M. Connaughton

Friday                        Joe Clarke

Saturday                    M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 8th/9th Feb

Saturday 7.00 p.m.    M. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30 a.m.      D.O’Cathasaigh/V.Duffy

Sunday 10.30 a.m.    Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon        F. Walshe



It has come to our notice that a number of parishioners who parked cars on the double yellow lines on the Thormanby Road side of the church have received parking tickets.  The Garda have indicated they will not allow parking on double yellow lines around the church at any time.



Sunday 2nd Feb

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 1st Feb)  Maura Coonan and John Coonan

 8.30am                      John Coughlan (1st Anv)

10.30am                    Thomas Quigley (12th)

12.00 noon                Mary and Tom Farren

Mon 3rd Feb

 8.00am                      A Special Intention

10.00am                    Cormac, Brigid and Kathleen O’Kelly

Tues 4th Feb

 8.00am                      John Mulvany (2nd Anv)

10.00am                    Margaret Murphy

Weds 5th Feb

 8.00am                      A Special Intention

Thurs 6th Feb

 8.00 a.m.                   John Collins (14th Anv)

Fri 7th Feb Altar List of the Dead

Sunday 9th Feb

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 8th Feb)  Annie and Mary Forman and Teresa Farrell

 8.30am                      William and Mary Rourke

10.30am                    Jim Kelleher

12.00 noon                Patrick and Beatrice Mahoney and John Mahoney



Sunday 26th Jan. – First Collection  €895 and the SHARE Collection  €715