Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd of August 2015

posted 10 Aug 2015, 11:12 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 10 Aug 2015, 11:12 ]

Sunday 2nd August 2015

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (30/15)


There will be one Mass in the Church at 11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.


The collection of the filled bags will take place this weekend - Saturday evening 1st August and Sunday 2nd August - after morning Masses ONLY.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING BAGS TO THE CHURCH AFTER THE DESIGNATED DATES AS WE DO NOT HAVE ANY STORAGE SPACE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.


In August, Fr. Kilian ends his tenure as Co-PP in the Team Ministry parishes of Baldoyle, Howth and Sutton.  He will be replaced in the Grouping of parishes by Fr. Gerry Tanham who is coming from the parish of Athy.  Fr. Kilian bids Fr. Gerry a warm welcome and, hopefully will be warmly received by the people of these parishes.

Fr. Kilian also wishes to thank all he met and served here in Howth and also Baldoyle and Sutton.  He asks for your prayers, he hopes to be active in retirement and will reside in his birthplace of Clontarf.  He thanks God for 50 years of priestly ministry and wishes God’s blessing on the good people of the isthmus of Howth.


Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock  -  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.


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.


Saturday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holyday of Obligation.  The Vigil Mass of the Feast will take place on Friday evening (14th August) at 7 o’clock.  Mass on Saturday morning at 10.00am.


Eucharistic adoration is held on three days a week throughout the year in our Church.  For information and times see brochure and/or notice board at the back of the Church.  "The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.  Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth."  -  Mother Teresa


Please remember in your prayers NELLIE CRONIN who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to all her family.  May she rest in peace

Scripture Readings - Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 3rd August

Num 11:4-15. Ps 80:12-17, R/ v2. Mt 14:13-21

Tuesday 4th August

St John Vianney Memorial

Num 12:1-13. Ps 50:3-7,12-13, R/ cf. v3. Mt 14:22-36

Wednesday 5th August

Num 13:1-2,25-14:1,26-29,34-35. Ps 105:6-7,13-14,21-23, R/ v4. Mt 15:21-28

Thursday 6th August

The Transfiguration of the Lord   Feast

Dn 7:9-10,13-14 or 2 Pt 1:16-19. Ps 96:1-2,5-6,9, R/ vv1,9. Mk 9:2-10

Friday 7th August

Deut 4:32-40. Ps 76:12-16,21, R/v12. Mt 16:24-28

Saturday 8th August

St. Dominic Memorial

Deut 6:4-13. Ps 17:2-4,47,51, R/v2. Mt 17:14-20

Sunday 9th August

1 Kgs 19:4-8. Ps 33:2-9, R/v9. Eph 4:30-5:2. Jn 6:41-51


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

MASS INTENTIONS  2nd – 9th August

Sunday 2nd August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 1st Aug)  Brendan Reid (5th Anv)

10.30am Mary & Laurence Reid, Larry & Keith Reith

12 noon Cathleen Mulhall (62nd Anv)

Mon 3rd Aug

11.00am Alicia Dolan (45th Anv)

Thurs 6th Aug

10.00am Joan & James Gaynor

Fri 7th Aug First Friday of the Month

Sat 8th Aug

10.00am Nell Ryan (First Anv.) And remember Jim Ryan

Sunday 9th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 8th Aug)  Joseph McLoughlin (4th Anv)

8.30am John Rourke

10.30am May O’Shea (1st Anv) and her late husband Dan O’Shea

12 noon May Walsh (1st Anv)


To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of St. John Vianney's ordination, a Novena will be held at the Church of St. John Vianney, Ardlea Road, Artane.  The Novena will commence with an opening Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Martin, at 10am on 4th August.  The Novena will end on 13th August - the actual date of the saint’s ordination.  All welcome

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 4th – 7th August

Tuesday J. Towers

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday K. Burke

Friday K. Burke

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 4th – 8th Aug

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

Monday 3rd August  11.00a.m.  T. Boyle

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 8 & 9 Aug

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/A. Burke

Sunday 10.30am J & J Lantry

Sunday 12 noon N. Cronin

Church Gate Collection

Alex Fearon and Daniel Keane (fifth year students) will be travelling to Calcutta in November as part of a group of fifteen students from Belvedere College.  This social justice programme has been running since 1995 and the students fundraise to support a number of projects and then work for two weeks on those projects in Calcutta.  In some of the poorest areas of Calcutta and in the most basic of conditions, they teach street children and those who work as child labourers. They also help to care for the destitute and dying in the hospices set up by Mother Teresa, giving some degree of dignity back to these people who have nothing.  All of the money they bring with them goes directly to the poor of Calcutta and does make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.  On the weekend of 8th & 9th August, Alex and Daniel, along with family and friends, will carry out a fund-raising collection in the parish of Howth.  All the funds raised will go towards this charity work, every euro is worth 70 Rupee in India so the money goes a long way.  

HOWTH GOLF CLUB - CAPTAINS’ CHARITY DAY, supporting ARC Cancer Support Centres and Cairdeas Alzheimer Day Centre.  FRIDAY 21st AUGUST.  Four Person Team Event - 18 Hole Stableford.  Cost: €400 per Team (incl. Meal).  Sponsor Hole €100.  To book your place on Timesheet contact Catherine on 01 832 3055 or email

CHURCH COLLECTIONS Sunday 26th July – First Collection  €775 and the the SHARE collection    €625