Parish Newsletter Sunday 3rd February 2013

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Sunday 3rd February 2013


The Annual Collection for ACCORD the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all the Masses this weekend.  This collection will replace the usual SHARE Collection.



Our theme for this year's Faith Development Talks is People Questioning Faith: Faith Questioning PeopleThe talks will be given by Fr. John Byrne and Dr. Bernadette Toal of Orlagh Retreat Centre.  Many of you will be familiar with Fr. Byrne's writing, he has been a contributor to reflections on the Sunday readings published in the missalette.  Dr. Toal is a well known theologian who has been much involved at parish level with faith development.  The talks will take place on Thursdays 7th, 14th and 21st February, in Saint Columbanus Hall, commencing at 7.30 p.m. and followed by discussion.

The first talk is Put out into the Deep: Faith Today, the second is Challenges to Faith Today and the third is Resources for the Faith JourneyAll are welcome.


World Day of the Sick 2013

The Annual World Day of the Sick takes place on Monday 11th February (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes).  We will remember our sick and their care givers in a special way during this week.  From today, as in other years, we have a specially designed prayer card with a prayer for the sick and their carers.  We will also have cards on which to write the names of family, friends and neighbours who are sick and the names of those who are carers to the sick.  All these names will be remembered in prayers during the week and especially at all Masses on the weekend of 9th/10th February.  The Pope’s message for the World Day of the Sick can be found on the Vatican website (under messages).

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

Mindfulness Course continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.

Wednesday 13th February   10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

START LENT WELL!  Facilitated by Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

This Retreat day, Ash Wednesday, invites you to reflect that Christ’s journey to the Cross was one of deep love for God and for us.   Cost €45.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place.

Adult Faith Development

Beginning on Friday 15th February St Fintan’s Parish Faith Development Committee present the DVD series ‘Catholicism’ by Fr. Robert Barron.  This series consists of 10 x 50 min DVD presentations exploring the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith. It makes use of great cinematography, religious art and over 50 locations to portray the essential message of our Faith.  The venue is St. Fintan’s Parish Centre, Sutton.  The sessions begins at 11.00 am and will conclude at 12.45 pm.  After each presentation there will be an opportunity for reflection on the content of the film. Further information from the Parish Office 01 839 2001 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm).  If there is sufficient demand we would consider running these sessions also on Wednesday evenings.

                                       Scripture Readings : Fourth Week in Ordinary Time


Monday 4th February

Heb 11: 32-40. Ps 30:20-24. Mk 5: 1-20

Lk 2: 22-40

Tuesday 5th February

Saint Agatha  Memorial

Heb 12: 1-4. Ps 21:26-28,30-32. Mk 5: 21-43

Wednesday 6th February

Ss Paul Miki and Companions  Memorial

Heb 12:4-7,11-15. Ps 102:1-2,13-14,17-18. Mk 6:1-6

Thursday 7th February

Heb 12: 18-19, 21-24. Ps 47:2-4,9-11. Mk 6: 7-13

Friday 8th February

Heb 13: 1-8. Ps 26:1,3,5,8-9. Mk 6: 14-29

Saturday 9th February

Heb 13: 15-17, 20-21. Ps 22. Mk 6: 30-34

Sunday 10th February

Is 6:1-8. Ps 137:1-5,7-8. 1 Cor15:1-11. Lk 5:1-11



A Book of Condolence has been opened at Howth Garda Station to enable the community express their sympathy with the family of the murdered Garda, Adrian Donohoe and to show their solidarity with the Garda Siochana.  You are invited to visit the station and sign the book, opening hours 9am - 9pm.


Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday, 4th February at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall facilitated by Joe Clarke.

Quiz Night

The Friends of Balscadden Bay will host a Fund-Raising Quiz Night on Thursday 7th February at 8 p.m. in the Abbey Tavern, Howth   €10 per head - Max. 6 per table.  CASH PRIZES   ALL WELCOME


ASH WEDNESDAY13th February is a day of fast and abstinence.  Ashes will be distributed after the 8.00 a.m., 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. Masses.



A Mass and Blessing of the Sick will be held on Sunday, 17th February at 12 o’clock. in Saint Fintan’s Church, Sutton.  All welcome.



Sunday 27th January – First Collection  €815 and the SHARE Collection  €660


MASS INTENTIONS 3rd – 10th February

Sunday 3rd February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 2nd February)    Kathleen and  Edward O’Rourke, Richard and Patrick O’Rourke

 8.30 a.m.                              Stephen and Katie Doyle

10.30 a.m.                             Tom Quigley

12.00 noon                             Mary and Thomas Farren

 7.00 p.m.                              Ada, Catherine and Ann Caulfield

Monday 4th February

 8.00 a.m.                              John Mulvany (1st Anv)

10.00 a.m.                             Maeve O’Grady

Wednesday 6th Feb.

 8.00 a.m.                              Paddy and Phyllis McGrane

Saturday 9th February

11.00 a.m.                              P.J. Kellett (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 10th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 9th February)    Tony Kelly

 8.30 a.m.                              William & Mary Rourke

10.30 a.m.                             Jim Kelleher (24th Anv)

12.00 noon                             Patrick O’Shea

 7.00 p.m.                              Ailish Doyle


The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 4th  – 8th Feb.

Monday                       J. Morton

Tuesday                       S. McInerney

Wednesday                  Kay Burke

Thursday                     Kay Burke

Friday                          J. Morton

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 4th  – 9th Feb.

Monday                       Treasa Boyle

Tuesday                     J. Comiskey/Una Kane

Wednesday                Joe Stewart

Thursday                     M. Connaughton

Friday                          Joe Clarke

Saturday                     J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am      M. Connaughton

WEEKEND MASSES Sat./Sun. 9th /10th Feb.

Saturday 7.00 p.m.      C. Finnerty

Sunday 8.30 a.m.         D O’Cathasaigh/U.Kane

Sunday 10.30 a.m.       Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon           S. Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Sunday 7.00 p.m.         E. Cantwell


The Peninsula Society are holding a Cake Sale in aid of Merchant’s Quay Ireland, in Sutton Parish Centre on Sunday 10th February from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  Lots of cakes, bread and preserves.  Tea and Coffee available.  All are welcome