Parish Newsletter Sunday 3rd of April 2016

posted 6 Apr 2016, 13:01 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 6 Apr 2016, 13:01 ]

Sunday 3rd April 2016

Second Sunday of Easter  (14/16)


You are warmly invited to a Parish Assembly on Tuesday evening, 19th April 2016 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  The Assembly will reflect on the future development of the parish and plan our pastoral priorities in the year ahead.  The Assembly will take place in the church and all parishioners are welcome.  If there are any particular issues you would like discussed, please submit in writing and leave into the Parish Office/Sacristy.  Come along to your Parish Assembly and have your voice heard - Being there, you can make a difference!  The Assembly will be facilitated by Ms. Eilis Monaghan.


Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 8th April.  St. Columbanus Hall - 10.45am.  All are welcome.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre Baily Howth Tel. 832 22 28


A Journey of Transformation

Saturday 9th April  -  11am to 4.30 p.m.

Presented by Niamh Brennan and Marie-Therese Porter, R.S.C.  A day to contemplate our cosmic story and our place within it.  “The earth is our home, a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.”  (Pope Francis – Laudato Si)  The day will include input, reflection and silence with space to enjoy the beauty and peace of Stella Maris.    Cost: €20 (Please bring packed lunch, Tea/Coffee provided.  All are welcome.


Grateful thanks to all who took part in the Trócaire Lenten Campaign.  Please return your Trócaire boxes to the Sacristy.


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 12th June at 3.00 p.m.


Could you spare an hour and half, one morning a month either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to help deliver meals to the elderly?

For further information please contact 086-082 4871.


Many thanks for Easter Dues received  -  your generous support is much appreciated


Please remember in your prayers EDWARD SMITH who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his mother Bridget, and all the family.  May he rest in peace.

Scripture Readings - Second Week of Easter

Monday 4th Apr

The Annunciation of the Lord

Is 7:10-14,8:10. Ps 39:7-11, R/vv8,9. Heb 10:4-10. Lk 1:26-38

Tuesday 5th Apr

Acts 4:32-37. Ps 91:1-2,5, R/v1. Jn 3:7-15

Wednesday 6th Apr

Acts 5:17-26. Ps 33:2-9, R/ v7. Jn 3:16-21

Thursday 7th Apr

St John Baptist de la Salle Memorial

Acts 5:27-33. Ps 33:2,9,17-20, R/v7. Jn 3:31-36

Friday 8th Apr

Acts 5:34-42. Ps 26: 1,4,13-14, R/ cf v4. Jn 6:1-15

Saturday 9th Apr

Acts 6:1-7.Ps 32:1-2,4-5,18-19, R v22. Jn 6:16-21

Sunday 10th Apr

Acts 5:27-32, 40-41. Ps 29:2,4-6,11-13, R/v2. Apoc 5:11-14. Jn 21:1-19

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall tomorrow evening, Monday 4th April at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 5th April from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


Christian Meditation will continue in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 7th April at 11.00am.  Cost:  None - and all are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

A MUSICAL MARATHON in aid of the Saint Francis Hospice, Raheny will be held in the Sutton Methodist Church on Saturday 9th April, 11.00am to 8pm.  Admission €10. Tea/coffee will be available free of charge for 15 minutes between each performance. Your support would be welcome.  See the Notice Board at the Main Door for list of choirs and performers.


From 24th April, the parish will present the Newsletter in a new and improved format.  The Newsletter will be in colour with enhanced print quality and improved content.  Those contributing items for inclusion in the Parish Newsletter are asked to submit their notice in writing by 12noon on the Tuesday prior to that weekend’s Bulletin. Notices via e-mail would be appreciated.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 4th -8th April

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday J. Morton

Wednesday B. Milton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 4th – 9th April

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 9 & 10 April

Saturday 7.00pm P. Loftus

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/ Aine

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon N. Cronin

SAINT PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Mass 7.30pm, preceded by Rosary 7.15pm, Monday 4th April Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Baldoyle.

MASS INTENTIONS  3rd – 10th April

Sunday 3rd April

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 2nd Apr)  Tommy Larkin

8.30am Martin, Anastasia & Noel Fox, Paddy & Nancy McDonald

10.30am Catherine O’Sullivan (Birthday Remembrance)

12 noon Terry Lawless (26th Anv)

Mon 4th April

8.00am David Bolger (5th Anv)

10.00am Funeral - Edward Smith

Tues 5th April

8.00am Ruth Murphy (R.D.)

Fri 8th April

10.00am Elizabeth Luskin (4th Anv)

Sat 9th April

10.00am Fr. Connla Breen (10th Anv)

Sunday 10th April

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 9th Apr) Brigid & Harry Howard, Nicky Morton

10.30am Una, Christopher & Anthony Rickard

12 noon Christopher Hanway (24th Anv)


Beann Eadair G.A.A. Club will host a RACE NIGHT on Saturday 16th April at 8.00pm in the Club House.  Please support this event by buying a Race Horse for the night at a cost of €10.  All proceeds will go towards the running of the Juvenile Section.  Lots of cash prizes  -  all welcome.


Sunday 27th March First Collection  €1,515   and the SHARE Collection  €845