Parish Newsletter Sunday 3rd June 2012

posted 7 Jun 2012, 04:12 by mary sutton
Posted Thursday 7th June 2012 by Dorothy Heydon

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY                                                                                                                        (22/12)


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


Just a week to go!

Next Sunday, 10th June sees the opening of IEC 2012 in the RDS.  All over the world, pilgrims are preparing for their journey to this gathering of the universal Church in Dublin.  They come to learn, to share, to sing, to make friends but above all to participate in adoration, prayer, liturgy and worship as they try to discern what Communion with Christ and with one another truly means in this year of Our Lord 2012.


This Sunday afternoon (3rd June) there will be silent Eucharistic Adoration in our Church from 3 00 to 4:30 pm to be followed by guided prayer and Benediction. Silent Eucharistic Adoration also continues every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (see Church notice board for times) as we pray that the IEC may help bring about reconciliation, healing, hope and renewal in our Church and at the same time rekindle our amazement in the Eucharist.


Yesterday, 2nd June saw the start of the Dublin's pilgrimage of the Seven Churches which runs until Sat 16th June.  To be a pilgrim, visit these seven churches (with a companion if you can) in any order over any number of days and offer a prayer.  You will surely encounter many overseas pilgrims during your visits.  For those going to the Congress, the RDS will be open daily from 8am to 8pm.  The best way to get there is by DART to Sandymount; departures from Howth every 15 and 45 mins past the hour with extra trains at peak times.  From Sandymount station it a 10 min walk to the RDS.  DARTS return from Sandymount to Howth every 27 and 57 mins past the hour with extra trains at peak times.  Be sure and check train times at


IEC 2012 from 10th to 17th June 2012 in the RDS     "They're coming; are you going?"


There are a limited number or places for the School year 2012/2013 available.  Contact Scoil Mhuire
Tel 832 3572 or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email


Let’s Celebrate !          Mass of Celebration     Sunday 10th June  10.30 a.m.

Calling all the boys and girls from our parish who received their First Holy Communion this year.  You are invited to a special Mass of Celebration.  Please come to Mass in your very special Communion clothes.  We invite all parishioners to join us for this very special Mass.  We look forward to seeing all the Holy Communion children fully participate in the prayers and songs of the Mass.

During the Mass, all the Holy Communion children will receive a personal souvenir from the parish in recognition of their special journey towards Holy Communion.

We are delighted that the newly formed Howth Gospel choir will be joining us for this wonderful celebration.

After Mass we look forward to sharing a “cuppa” and a chat together in St. Columbanus Hall.

A wonderful opportunity to take some treasured final photographs of the children in their Communion finery.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.



                                                                     Our Dead

Please remember in your prayers, WILLIAM REDMOND, who died last week.  Reception of Remains on Monday 4th June at 5.00 p.m.  Funeral Mass on Tuesday 5th June at 11.30 a.m.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.




MASS INTENTIONS  3rd – 10th June 2012

Sunday 3rd June

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 2nd June)     Willie Loftus

 8.30 a.m.                                Dorothy McKeogh (4th Anniv.)

10.30 a.m.                               Seán Mac Mahon (7th Anniv.)

12.00 noon                             Ken O’Grady & Emer Heagney

Tuesday 5th June

10.00 a.m.                               Andy Drummond (Birthday Remembrance) also Nellie Moore

11.30 a.m.                                Funeral Mass - William Redmond

Wednesday 6th June                      

 8.00 a.m.                                A Special Intention

Thursday 7th June      

10.00 a.m.                               Jimmy Henry (Birthday  Remembrance)

Sunday 10th June

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 9th June) Tommy & Kevin Connor

10.30 a.m.                               A Special Intention

12.00 noon                             Ellen Daly

 7.00 p.m.                                Michael Rickard & Anne Welsh



An afternoon of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Friday 8th June in Saint Fintan’s Church from 2.00 to 8.00 p.m. with a Holy Hour from 7.00 to 8.00 p.m. concluding with Benediction.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre Baily Howth

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

Thursday 7th June 8.00 p.m. until 9.30 p.m.
Book - Forgiveness for Good by Dr. Fred Luskin
SUMMER SOLSTICE Tuesday 19th June 8 p.m.


The parish community warmly welcomes Kim Yasmine Conway, Elin Jane McGeehan and James David Sinnott who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended families.


The Knights of Saint Columbanus welcome into their ranks Catholic men, in full communion with the Church, who wish to bring to the service of Christ their talents and skills towards the promotion of Christian values and principles in society, for the greater honour and glory of God the Father. For more information contact Tony Brougham Tel. 087-909 1109


We hope to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 12th September 2012 for five nights.  The cost per person sharing will be €749.00 - Full Board accommodation in the Hotel Gallia Londres.  For more details please call into the Parish Office/Sacristy or Tel. 839 7398





Scripture Readings for the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 4th June

Ss Charles Lwanga and Companions

2 Pet 1:2-7. Ps 90: 1-2, 14-16, R/ cf. v2. Mk 12: 1-12

Tuesday 5th June

Saint Boniface                 Memorial

2 Pet 3:11-15, 17-18. Ps 89: 2-4, 10, 16, R/  v1. Mk 12: 13-17

Wednesday 6th June

2 Tim 1:1-3, 6-12. Ps 122: 1-2, R/ v1. Mk 12: 18-27

Thursday 7th June

2 Tim 2:8-15. Ps 24: 4-5, 8-10, 14, R/ v4. Mk 12: 28-34

Friday 8th June

2 Tim 3:10-17. Ps 118:157, 160-161, 165-166, 168, R/ v165. Mk 12: 35-37

Saturday 9th June

Saint Columba                 Feast

Rom 12:1-2, 9-13. or 2Cor 5: 14-21.  Ps 33:2-3, 10-15, R/ v11. Mt 19: 27-29

Sunday 10th June

Ex24: 3-8. Ps 115: 12-13, 15-18, R/ v13.  Heb 9: 11-15. Mk 14: 12- 16, 22:26

Have you ever thought you would like to do something for those less well off than yourself?  Or are you already 
doing something?  Then the Friends of Mary Aikenhead might be for you.  You are invited to an Information 
evening on Wednesday 6th June at 7.30 p.m. at the Provincialate, Sisters of Charity, Our Lady’s Hospice, 
Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W. There will be a Talk about Mother Mary Aikenhead and her kind work.  All are welcome.


Sunday 20th May – First Collection  €910 and the SHARE collection    €665

                                                       Ordination of Deacons
On Monday 4th June at 7.00 p.m., Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will ordain eight permanent deacons for ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The eight candidates have been preparing for this voluntary ordained ministry for the past four years.
The following week a number of opportunities will be provided for clergy, members of Parish Pastoral Councils and all who are interested in understanding the place of the diaconate in the life and mission of the Church.
Deacon Tony Schmitz, Director of the Diaconate Formation Programme of the Catholic Church in Scotland, will give two presentations on “Restoring the Permanent Diaconate”. The presentations will take place as follows:
Tuesday 12th June at Saint Mochta’s Parish Centre, Porterstown/Clonsilla. Thursday 14th June at the Iona Centre, Knocklyon Parish at 7.30 p.m. on both nights. All welcome