Parish Newsletter Sunday 30th of August 2015

posted 3 Sept 2015, 14:18 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 3 Sept 2015, 14:18 ]

Sunday 30th August 2015

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (34/15)


Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual Community “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth  - To-day - Sunday 30th August 1.00pm to 4.00 p.m.   Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. Burgers, Hot-dogs and soft drinks will be on sale   -   All welcome


The School re-opens tomorrow morning (Monday, 31st August) from 8.50am until 12.15pm for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.  The School re-opens tomorrow morning - Monday, 31st August from 9.00am until 11.15am for new Junior Infants.

A message from Howth Parish Pastoral Council

A card has been prepared by Joe Stewart on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council for Monsignor Houlihan, wishing him well on his retirement.  We are grateful to Sam Keegan for allowing us to use the main photograph.  The card is available to view at the altar and there are signature pads at each door of the church.  All of the signatures will be incorporated into the card.  We encourage you all to add your signature to one of the pads on leaving the church.  Thank you.


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.

Invitation to join with Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew in a World Day of Prayer for all Creation

Tuesday 1st September 7.30pm Holy Cross Church, Clonliffe

Christians from all denominations in Dublin have been invited by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to respond to Pope Francis’ call, with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, to celebrate a World Day of Prayer for all Creation.  Archbishop Martin and leaders of Christian Churches in Dublin will come together next week to mark this unique occasion in prayer, music and reflection.  Pope Francis announced the World Day of Prayer for all Creation following the publication of his ground-breaking encyclical Laudato Si.  Pope Francis said “it offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

Tuesday evening’s ceremony in Dublin will include readings and reflections on Laudato Si, with music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Ellen Cranitch and Denise Kelly, Psalms of Praise for Creation and Thanksgiving as the Harvest approaches.

The Day of Prayer for All Creation takes place at 7:30pm on Tuesday September 1st in Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Scripture Readings – Twenty Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 31st August

1 Th 4:13-18. Ps 95:1,3-5,11-13, R/ v13. Lk 4:16-30

Tuesday 1st Sept

1 Th 5:1-6, 9-11. Ps 26:1,4,13-14,, R/ v13. Lk 4:31-37

Wednesday 2nd Sept

Col 1:1-8. Ps 51:10-11, R/ v10. Lk 4:38-44

Thursday 3rd Sept

St. Gregory the Great Memorial

Col 1:9-14. Ps 97:2-6, R/ v2. Lk 5:1-11

Friday 4th Sept

Col 1:15-20. Ps 99:2-5, R/ v2. Lk 5:33-39

Saturday 5th Sept

Col 1:21-23. Ps 53:3-4,6,8, R/ v6. Lk 6:1-5

Sunday 6th Sept

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


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 3rd September at 11.00am.  Please note that the time has changed to every Thursday morning at 11.00am.  All are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


In aid of the Saint Francis Hospice, Raheny, on Friday 4th September, in St. Columbanus Hall from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  Tea/Coffee/Bumper Raffle with great prizes.  All welcome.


Starting Thursday 24th September at 7.30pm at Sutton Lawn Tennis Club.  Qualified Teacher .  All welcome.  Telephone Mary 087-652 3245

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 31st Aug – 4th Sept

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Burke

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 31st Aug – 5th Sept

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 5 & 6 Sept

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon B. Morgan

MASS INTENTIONS 30th Aug – 6th Sept

Sunday 30th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 29th Aug)  Gertrude Hanway (14th Anv)

10.30am Jack & Norah Brennan

12 noon Donal Linehan (9th Anv) & Thelma Taylor (3rd Anv)

Tues 1st Sept

10.00am A Special Intention

Thurs 3rd Sept

10.00am Deceased members of the Drumm and Finnerty Families

Fri 4th Sept  First Friday of the Month

Sunday 6th Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 5th Sept)  Michael Dixon (6th Anv)

10.30am Billy Morgan (3rd Anv)

12 noon Frank Cormican (5th Anv)

Howth Folk Choir singing one Sunday morning Mass every month. (10.30am)  The Folk choir are looking for singers and musicians to join them.  Children from age 8 upwards, teenagers and adults who are interested are all welcome to join.  A one hour practise for the Mass is held on two Tuesday evenings prior to that Sunday in the Sacristy from  8pm – 9pm.  For more information Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 or Marie O Laoi Tel. 086-602 8277.  Please join us – you will be most welcome.

Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold their Autumn Show on Saturday 5th September and visitors are welcome between 2.30 - 4.30pm.  Come along and enjoy the exhibits and the fabulous plant sale where you may pick up some rare plants together with great plant information and advice from the experts.  Browse among the books at the book sale and relax at the delicious cake stall.  The show is held in St Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.  New exhibitors are welcome and show brochures or information are available on or Tel. 01 839 4578.


Sunday 23rd August – First Collection  €870 and the SHARE collection    €710