Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd of November 2014

posted 3 Nov 2014, 14:05 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 3 Nov 2014, 14:05 ]

Sunday 2nd November 2014

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day) (43/14)

Join us to-day – Sunday (2nd November) for Refreshments hosted by the Welcoming Group after 10.30 and 12.00 Masses at the back of the church.  All are welcome to join us for a Coffee and a Chat.


The Annual Mass for all those buried in the two Cemeteries in the Parish – Saint Mary’s and Old Abbey – will take place to-day -  Sunday 2nd November in the Church at 3 o’clock.  The Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place immediately after the Mass.


Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available in the Church.  Kindly fill in the names of those you wish to have remembered.  Please complete and return to the Parish Office/Sacristy.  The Masses on the first Friday of every month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.


Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTE Concert Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's ELIJAH in the National Concert Hall on Weds. 5th November.  Soloists include Orla Boylan, Kate Allen, Julian Hubbard, David Park and boy soprano Andrew Jones.  Our Lady's will also be joined by Galway Baroque Singers and Wesley College Chamber Choir.  This concert should not to be missed and will be performed for one night only.  Tickets available from NCH.

THE PENINSULA SOCIETY is hosting A MUSICAL EVENING in aid of the St. Francis Hospice on Thursday 6th November at 8.00pm in the Marine Hotel, Sutton.  Free spot Prizes on the night.  Tickets €15 each.  Contact: Angela Dillon: 832 3776, 087-280 7962; Niamh O'Keeffe: 086-334 3954; Ita Edwards: 832 3654 or Mary Hughes: 839 1558 for tickets.  All are welcome.


Afternoon Tea and Raffle in Clontarf Castle Hotel on Sunday, 16th November at 1:30pm with all proceeds going to Barretstown.  Barretstown’s mission is to rebuild the lives of children affected by serious illness – primarily cancer and serious blood diseases – from Ireland, Britain and throughout Europe, and their families.  They believe that every child with serious illness should enjoy their childhood.  Tickets are €25 per person and can be reserved by calling 086-214 8496

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

Reflective Energising Day

Facilitator: Sally Hyland, S.J.G

Date: Wednesday 5th November   Time: 10.00 - 4.30 p.m.  Cost: € 45.00

To book contact Sally – 087-622 6620


Please remember in your prayers, DR. JOE FERNANDEZ who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.

Scripture Readings – 31st Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 3rd Nov

Phil 2: 1-4. Ps 130. Lk 14:12-14

Tuesday 4th Nov

St Charles Borromeo Memorial

Phil 2: 5-11. Ps 21:26-32, R/v26. Lk 14:15-24

Wednesday 5th Nov

Phil 2: 12-18. Ps 26:1,4,13-14, R/v1. Lk 14:25-33

Thursday 6th Nov


Heb 11:2, 12:1-4,15, 13:1 or Eccles (Sir) 44:1-15. Ps 125, R/v5. Lk 6: 20-26

Friday 7th Nov

Phil 3:17-4:1. Ps 12:1-5, R/v1. Lk 16:1-8

Saturday 8th Nov

Phil 4:10-19. Ps 111:1-2,5-6,8,9, R/ v1. Lk 16:9-15

Sunday 9th Nov

Ez 47:1-2,8-9,12. Ps 4:2-3,5-6,8-9, R/v5. 1 Cor 3:9-11,16-17. Jn 2:13-22

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   -   Saint Mark’s Gospel Chapters 10 & 11

Howth Parish Bible Study Group will meet on Friday 7th Nov in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  


Sunday 2nd Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 1st Nov)  Paddy Fitzpatrick (7th Anv)

10.30am Tom Gaffney (39th Anv)

12 noon Richard Lattimore

Mon 3rd Nov

10.00am Dr. Joe Fernandez (Recently Deceased)

Tues 4th Nov

10.00am William and Brigid Reid

Thurs 6th Nov

10.00am Larney and Anne McLoughlin

Fri 7th Nov First Friday of the Month

Sat. 8th Nov -

10.00am The Holy Souls

Sunday 9th Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 8th Nov)  Deceased Church Collectors

10.30am Connie Mooney (Month’s Mind)

12 noon Gerard Moore (13th Anv)

Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold a lecture titled ‘Alpines at Home and Away’, a talk by Billy Moore in Howth Yacht Club, on Wednesday 5th November at 8.00pm.  All welcome.


Give your husband or wife a special gift of a truly enriching weekend away for the two of you from the 14th – 16th November 2014 (8:00 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Sunday) at the Lake Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry.  This is a weekend with a difference, that can help you deepen your love for one another and enrich the life that you share together, whether you are recently or many years married.  Every good marriage deserves one.  Please check out:  or phone 01-832 4429 for a brochure.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

3rd – 7th Nov

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday J. Morton

Wednesday J. Towers

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 3rd – 8th Nov

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers


Saturday 7.00pm B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh / V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon D. Gilroy

Mindfulness Meditation

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


A new Internet series on spirituality in Howth is being conducted in the form of filmed interviews.  Tune in to to enjoy insights and stories from people you'll recognise from around the peninsula.  The series started in August 2014 and two new interviews are broadcast each month.


Theatre Nights return to Howth Golf Club on Friday night next, 7th November at 8.00pm, with the hugely successful production of “Tuesdays with Morrie”.  This play is based on the book which sold millions and was voted most popular Book Club read of 2000 with RTE listeners.  It is based on the true story of Morrie Schwartz, a university professor, who suffered from the degenerating Lou Gehrig’s disease, during his final year of life.  Little did he realise during his lifetime that his wisdom would touch millions and prove the adage that one good teacher’s influence on just one good student can affect positively on the lives of many.   This touching and at times funny drama features the two original actors, Terry Byrne and Andrew Murray.  Tickets from the Club Bar at €15 and all are welcome.


The Parish Community warmly welcomes James and Patrick Smyth, Sorcha and Aoife Mauger, Seán Alan Hines and Hanna Tarnoczi who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


Sunday 26th Oct – First Collection  €925 and the Share collection for the Missions   - €670