Parish Newsletter Sunday 31st of May 2015

posted 3 Jun 2015, 12:40 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 3 Jun 2015, 12:40 ]

Sunday 31st May 2015

The Most Holy Trinity (21/15)


Kilbarrack Cemetery will hold their annual prayer service in the cemetery to-day,  Sunday 31st May at 3.00pm.


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


‘In Communion with Christ and with one another’   Led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.  7.30pm on Thursday 4th June at Clonliffe College, Drumcondra.  Assemble 7.15pm.  All are welcome, particularly children who have recently celebrated their First Communion and their families.


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.

Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015

Howth Photographic Club invite entries to The Charlie McDermott “Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015.  Junior section up to 16 and Adults section over 16 Photographs will be judged on the extent to which they reflect the “Spirit of Howth” in the widest sense of people, scenery, activities, culture or heritage.  Photos can be black and white or colour ranging in size from 6”x 4” up to 12”x 8” un-mounted.  First Prize €100  Second Prize €50  Third Prize €25  Prizes in both the Adult and Junior sections  Send / deliver your entries (maximum 3 un-mounted photographs) to Sean Briody, c/o McDermott’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Howth with your name, address, phone number and the age category entered clearly printed on the back ( preferably on an adhesive Label).  Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd July   Entry Fee to the Adult Section is €2 per entry or a maximum of 3 entries for €5.  Entry to the Junior Section is Free.  Prizes will be presented on Friday July 10th 2015 at 7pm in the Old Courthouse Harbour Road Howth.


Lord, as I prepare to sit my exams, send your Holy Spirit to guide me and be with me.

Thank you for the many talents and gifts you have given me and for the opportunity of education.

Keep me calm.

Help me do the best I can on the day of my exam.

Help me to remember all that I have studied, to express it clearly and to answer the questions as best that I can.

Give me peace, understanding and wisdom and be with me today and always.  Amen.


STRAWBERRY FAIR  - Sunday 21st June  from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m.

Strawberries and Cream, Taste of Howth, Plants, Books and Toy Stall, Kid’s Crafts.  Penalty Shoot-Out, Obstacle Course and lots of entertainment  -  A great Day Out for all the family.

Scripture Readings - Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 1st June

St Justin Memorial

Tob 1:3, 2:1-8. Ps 111:1-6, R/ v1. Mk 12:1-12

Tuesday 2nd June

Tob 2:9-14. Ps 111:1-2, 7-9, R/ cf.v7. Mk 12:13-17

Wednesday 3rd June

St Kevin Feast

Tob 3:1-11,16-17. Ps 24:2-9, R/ v1. Mk 12:18-27

Thursday 4th June

Ss Charles Lwanga & Companions  Memorial

Tob 6: 10-11, 7:1,9-14, 8:4-9. Ps 127:1-5, R/cf. v1. Mk 12:28-34

Friday 5th June

St Boniface Memorial

Tob 11:5-17. Ps 145:2,7-10, R/ v2. Mk 12:35-37

Saturday 6th June

Tob 12:1,5-15,20. Ps Tob 13:2,6-8, R/ v1. Mk 12:38-44

Sunday 7th June

The Body and Blood of Christ

Ex 24:3-8. Ps 115:12-13,15-18, R v13. Heb 9:11-15. Mk 14:12-16, 22:26

HOWTH MIDSUMMER LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL takes place 5th to 7th June, in Howth Castle and the Burrow National school.  The literary strand of the festival comprises of five “in conversation” events headlined by Pulitzer Prize winners Richard Ford and Michael Cunningham and Booker Prize winners John Banville, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle. For information and booking, visit


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Olivia Therese Meaney who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to her proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

Singers and Musicians are needed at the Family Mass at 10.30am on Sundays.  All are welcome particularly parents and young people.  Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 for more information.


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - Thursday 4th June at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 14th June at 3.00 p.m.


Sunday 24th May – First Collection  €675  and the special collection for Crosscare Youth Services €1450

MASS INTENTIONS 31st May – 7th June

Sunday 31st May

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 30th May)  Patrick, Seamus & Edward Byrne

8.30am Andy Drummond – Birthday Remembrance

10.30am Sean MacMahon (10th Anv)

12 noon Rita Minto

Mon 1st June

11.00am Ken O’Grady & Emer Heagney

Fri 5th June First Friday of the Month

Sunday 7th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 6th June)  Peggy Lynch & Terence McGovern

8.30am Dorothy McKeogh

10.30am John O’Connell, Deborah O’Connell, Dan O’Connell & Mary Kennedy

12 noon Ellen ‘Blonnie’ Quinn

Mindfulness Meditation will not take place tomorrow evening as it is a Bank Holiday.  Meditation will resume in St. Columbanus Hall Tuesday 2nd June at 11.00 a.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.

HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  1st to 10th July 2015

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place on Sunday 14th June from 9.00 am to 1.00pm and on Monday 15th June from 10.00am to 11.00am in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 - without badge enrol for €5.00   Lots of activities including Quasar, Swimming, Bowling, Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Hockey, Fun with Food, Fancy Dress Disco, Basketball, Bouncy Castle & Giant Slide, Soccer and Knock-Out.  All the Leaders are Garda Vetted for the safety of your children and as this is completely voluntary, it is the cheapest Summer activity around.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

2nd  – 5th June

Tuesday B. Milton

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday K. Burke

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 2nd – 6th June

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

Monday 1st June  -  11.00am   T. Boyle

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 6 & 7 June

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/Aine

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon N. Cronin