Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd September 2012

posted 6 Sept 2012, 03:46 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                                          (34/12)


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



The book club will focus on reading and discussing spiritual and inspirational works from a cross section of authors.  Thursday 27th September at 8.00 p.m.  Sessions will alternate between books and films.

                           A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY

Wednesday 3rd October  10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

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

The day includes prayer, input, liturgy, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.

Cost €40.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place.


Harvest Celebration - Sunday 7th October from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.  A reflection on the beauty and bounty of the harvest.



Presented by Fr. Jim Cogley on Wednesday 17th October from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

This Seminar will explore loss in its many facets and how it is also an invitation to Wholeness

Cost €25 (Bring packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided)



Strum, sing or play?  We celebrate in everyway!

The Family Mass Choir is seeking new members, mums/dads/children (from age 7 upwards) to join us in celebrating Mass musically (singing or playing instruments) at the Family Mass 10.30 on Sunday mornings.  We will be practising from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday 15th September.  All are welcome.  Come along  – meet in the Church 4.30 p.m.



The Faith Development Group in Portmarnock Parish are hosting “Life in the Spirit” Course on Tuesday evenings from 11th September at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Centre, St. Anne’s Church, Portmarnock.  The Course begins with music by Emmaus Music Group followed by a 20 minute talk by well known speakers on topics such as God’s Love, New life and Receiving God’s Gifts.  There will be opportunity for discussion and refreshments will be served.  Contact Pat Kavanagh 086-881 1417 for more information.



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 CATHERINE HEARNE who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS  2nd – 9th September 2012

Sunday 2nd September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 1st September)   Sarah and James  Masterson

10.30 a.m.                                         Jack Brennan (Birthday  Remembrance)

12.00 noon                                      Carol Ann Manning (1st Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                         Dr. Noel Martin (8th Anv)

Wednesday 5th September

 8.00 a.m.                                         Catherine O’Connor (First Anv)

10.00 a.m.                                        Kate Hearne (Recently Deceased)

Thursday 6th September

10.00 a.m.                                       Noel Drumm (4th Anv)

Friday 7th September                 Altar List of the Dead

Saturday 8th September

11.00 a.m.                                      Paddy O’Rourke (First Anv)

Sunday 9th September

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 8th Sept.)    Michael Dixon (3rd Anv)

10.30 a.m.                                     Christopher, Una and Anthony  Rickard

12.00 noon                                   Frank Cormican (2nd Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                      Denis Mulhall (Month’s Mind)


The parish community warmly welcomes Julia Jean Nixon, Isabelle Therese McEvilly, Emily Sophie Piers, Rebecca Ciara Jackson, Leia Belle Grant, Ava May Sullivan, Nia Shona McNulty, Max Martin O Reilly, Scott Barry Lynch, Madeline May Moore and Aoife Caitriona Robinson who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended families.


Church Gate Collection

Howth Parishioner, Gavin Comerford, will travel this November to Calcutta in India to work with the
 poorest of the poor.  He will spend time in the Hospices set up by Mother Teresa and help to care for
 the sick and the dying.  Gavin, along with family and friends, will be carrying out a Church Gate 
Collection on 8th and 9th September to raise funds towards this charity work.  Gavin would greatly 
appreciate your support.  Please be as generous as you can.
Saturday 8th September 11am to 3pm at Celtic Park (opposite St Fintan’s Graveyard).  Suitable for 
Girls and Boys of all ages, Bouncy Castle, Games and Prizes.  All welcome.

Scripture Readings for the Twenty Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 3rd September

Saint Gregory the Great            Memorial

1 Cor 2: 1-5. Ps 118:97-102, R/ v97. Lk 4:16-30

Tuesday 4th September

1 Cor 2: 10-16. Ps 144:8-14, R/ v17. Lk 4:31-37

Wednesday 5th September

1 Cor 3: 1-9. Ps 32:12-15, 20-21, R/ v12. Lk 4:38-44

Thursday 6th September

1 Cor 3: 18-23. Ps 23: 1-6, R/ v1. Lk 5:1-11

Friday 7th September

1 Cor 4: 1-5. Ps 36: 3-6, 27-28, 39-40, R/ v39. Lk 5:33-39

Saturday 8th September

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mic 5:1-4. or Rom 8:28-30. Ps 12: 6-7, R/ Is 61:10. Mt 1:1-6, 18-23

Sunday 9th September

Is 35: 4-7. Ps 145:7-10, R/ v1. Jas 2: 1-5. Mk 7: 31-37


Ministers of the Word

We hope to change the way in which rosters for Ministers of the Word are compiled.  The proposed plan is outlined in a letter to all Ministers.  This letter will be available in the Parish Office from Wednesday 5th so we would be grateful if Ministers would pop in and pick up one.  There will be a meeting for all Ministers of the Word on Monday 17th Sept at 8.00pm in St Columbanus Hall to present the plan and the draft roster. To our Ministers of the Word a big thank you for all you do to enhance our celebration of the Eucharist at the weekday Masses and at the weekends.  If you are not a Minister of the Word but would like to find out more about becoming one please enquire in the Parish Office.  It would be lovely to have some more parishioners on the panel.

                              Mary Kirwin and Kay Burke



If you would like to learn to play Bridge with a Qualified Teacher, classes take place on Thursday evenings in Sutton Tennis Club.  Telephone Mary at 087-652 3245 for more information.

Friday 14th September 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harbour Car Park, Howth.


Sunday 26th August – First Collection  €940 and the Share collection