Parish Newsletter Sunday 3rd of January 2016

posted 7 Jan 2016, 12:34 by Lisa O'Neill

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Second Sunday after Christmas  (01/16)

The Priests of the Parish wish you every Grace and Blessing in the New Year 2016

Gerry Tanham

Raymond Molony

The normal Mass schedule resumes tomorrow  - Monday, 4th January 2016


Wednesday, 6th January is a Holyday of Obligation.  Vigil Mass on Tuesday evening - 5th January at 7 o’clock.  Masses on Wednesday morning, 6th January at 8.00am and 10.00am.  There will also be Mass on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock.


The normal schedule of Eucharistic Hours of Adoration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays recommences on Tuesday 5th January at 11:00 am


Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues -  your generous support is much appreciated.


Howth Parish Bible Study Group will resume on Friday 8th January 2016 in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All are welcome.


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th – 25th January 2016.  Its inauguration in Dublin will take place at an interdenominational service in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, Dublin 7 on Monday 18th January at 8.00pm.  The Very Rev. Dr. Kenneth Newell OBE will preach the sermon.  This year’s theme, “Salt of the Earth”(1 Peter 2:9-11) was chosen by the Christian communities in Latvia.  The theme highlights the relationship between baptism and proclamation, and the calling shared by all the baptised ‘to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord’.  The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a privileged moment of prayer, encounter and dialogue.  It is an opportunity to recognise and receive the richness and value that are present in the other, the different, and to ask God for the gift of unity.


Please remember in your prayers, JOSEPHINE BRADY who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her daughter Aideen, her son Eunan and all the family.  May she rest in peace.

Scripture Readings

Monday 4th Jan

1 Jn 3:7-10. Ps 97:1,7-9, R/v3. Jn 1:35-42

Tuesday 5th Jan

1 Jn 3:11-21. Ps 99:R/v1. Jn 1:43-51

Wednesday 6th Jan

The Epiphany

Is 60:1-6. Ps 71:1-2,7-8,10-13, R/ cf v11. Eph 3:2-3,5-6. Mt 2:1-12

Thursday 7th Jan

1 Jn 3: 22-4:6.Ps 2:7-8,10-11, R/ v8. Mt 4:12-17,23-25

Friday 8th Jan

1 Jn 4:7-10. Ps 71:1-4,7-8, R/cf v11. Mk 6:34-44

Saturday 9th Jan

1 Jn 4:11-18.Ps 71:1-2,10-13, R/ cf. v11. Mk 6:45-52

Sunday 10th Jan

The Baptism of the Lord

Is 40:1-5, 9-11. Ps 103:1-2,3-4, 24-25, 27-30. R v1. Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7. Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

We gratefully acknowledge a recent donation of €500 to the Howth Coal Fund.  This donation will be forwarded to the Howth Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

We also thank the parishioners of Howth for the generous response to the Christmas collection for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.  The total collection to date is €6,920.  The members of the Howth Conference thank you for your generosity.



Our Group aims to Foster Community Spirit through Care and Friendship.  We are fellow members in your community in Howth.  If you would like someone to call, to chat or share a simple game of cards, or perhaps to just listen, please telephone the Parish Office and leave a message with Barbara 01-839 7398  Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri 9.30am  -  1.30pm.


The Management Committee of the St. Fintan's Parish Pastoral Centre invites proposals from Groups who are keen to use the fine facilities available.  Please contact Anne Boylan at Tel. 839 2001 to arrange a meeting.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation resumes in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 18th January at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 19th January from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.

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

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 4th -9th Jan

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

Weds 6th Jan – The Epiphany

Tues  5th Jan 7.00pm A O’Halloran

Weds 6th Jan  7.00pm P Van dePol

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 9 & 10 Jan

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D O Cathasaigh/U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon D. Gilroy

MASS INTENTIONS – 3rd – 10th January

Sunday 3rd Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 2nd Jan) Cora Lynch, Jack & Nellie Moore

8.30am John Coughlan (1st Anv)

10.30am Jim West

12 noon Beattie & Paddy Mahony & John Mahony

Mon 4th Jan

8.00am Edward and Kathleen O’Rourke.

        Patrick & Richard O’Rourke and Eileen O’Shea

10.00am Anne Doran (1st Anv) &

                                         Peter Doran (32nd Anv)

Tues 5th Jan

8.00am A Get Well Intention

Wednesday 6th Jan  - The Epiphany

Vigil (7.00pm Tues 5th Jan)   Johnny Dixon (2nd Anv)

8.00am Ann Gaynor & Harry Gaynor and remember Tom Gaynor

10.00am Tom and Lena Clinton and May Courtney

7.00pm P.J. Kellett (3rd Anv)

Fri 8th Jan

10.00am John & Kathleen McKenna

Sat 9th Jan

10.00am Maymie Lawless (16th Anv)

Sunday 10th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 9th Jan) Noreen Horrigan

10.30am Tom & Mary Farren

12 noon May Dunne  (2nd Anv), and Jasper Dunne


Sunday 20th Dec – First Collection  €900 and the SHARE collection  - €750


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