Parish Newsletter Sunday 3rd of May 2015

posted 7 May 2015, 14:13 by Lisa O'Neill

Sunday 3rd May 2015

Fifth Sunday of Easter (17/15)

BANK HOLIDAY – MONDAY 4th MAY - Mass at 11.00am followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.


To-day - Sunday, (3rd May) the Fifth Sunday of Easter has been dedicated as Dublin Diocesan Child Safeguarding Day.  During the season of Easter we continue to reflect on the Pascal mystery, the death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  To-day we are asked to recognise, celebrate and encourage the involvement of children and young people in the life of the church, in our diocese and in our parishes.  We pray God’s blessing on the children and young people of our diocese, on their parents/guardians and on all concerned for their well-being.


The Sunshine Fund would like to thank most sincerely the congregation of this parish for their generous contribution of €1,302.19 on Palm Sunday.  All funds raised are used to provide much needed holidays for deserving children.  The Sunshine Fund is a special works conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.


First Holy Communion for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, will take place next Saturday, 9th May at 11.00 a.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.


The Annual Mass and Anointing of the Sick will take place on Sunday, 10th May at 3.30pm in the Church


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the pupils of 6th Class, Howth Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, on Friday 22nd May at 1.00 p.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre Baily Howth Tel. 832 22 28

"What can bring us happiness?  Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord. " Psalm 4.  Presenter: Sally Hyland, S.J.G  Wednesday 13th May, 10.00am - 4.30pm   Cost: € 50.00  The day, based on Psalm 4, includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and coffee breaks in a beautiful setting.


An information evening for people interested in volunteering to work with Accord Dublin, providing marriage preparation programmes, will take place on Thursday 7th May at 8.00pm at 39 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.  The format of the evening will be a short presentation on the organisation and then the role of facilitator, what is involved and what commitment is required.  For further information contact Frances Stephenson, Director of Marriage Education, on 01 478 0866.


Please remember in your prayers, ELIZABETH ‘Betty’ KEANE, who died during the week.  Funeral Mass on Tuesday 5th May at 11.00am.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace

Scripture Readings - Fifth Week of Easter

Monday 4th May

Acts 14:5-18. Ps 113B:1-4,15-16, R/ v1. Jn 14:21-26

Tuesday 5th May

Blessed Edmund Rice

Acts 14:19-28. Ps 144:10-13,21, R/ cf v12. Jn 14:27-31

Wednesday 6th May

Acts 15:1-6. Ps 121:1-5, R/ cf v1. Jn 15:1-8

Thursday 7th May

Acts 15:7-21. Ps 95:1-3, 10, R/cf v3. Jn 15:9-11

Friday 8th May

Acts 15:22-31. Ps 56:8-12,R/v10. Jn 15:12-17

Saturday 9th May

Acts 16:1-10. Ps 99:1-3, 5,R/v1. Jn 15:18-21

Sunday 10th May

Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48. Ps 97:1-4, R/cf. v2. Jn 4:7-10.  Jn 15:9-17


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Liam Edward O’Neill who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to his proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation will not take place Monday 4th & 11th May.  Meditation will resume in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 18th May at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  Meditation will not take place on Tuesday 5th & 12th May.  Meditation will resume on Tuesday 19th May from 11.00am to 12 noon.  All welcome.

Singers and Musicians are needed at the Family Mass at 10.30am on Sundays.  All are welcome particularly parents and young people.  Next rehearsal will take place on Tuesday evening, 5th May at 8.00pm in the church.  Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 for more information.

SUTTON METHODIST CHURCH will host their Annual Summer Fete next Saturday, 9th May, 11am to 2.30pm.  Teas, Cakes, Plants, Toys, Books, Gifts and much more.  All are welcome.


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - Thursday 7th May at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


Sunday 26th April – First Collection  €780 and the special collection for formation of students for priesthood      €1,170

MASS INTENTIONS 3rd – 10th May

Sunday 3rd May

(Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 2nd May)    Thomas, Mary and Kevin O’Connor and Esther Finnerty

8.30am A Special Intention

10.30am Frank Keegan

12 noon Don Harkin (1st Anv)

Mon 4th May

11.00am Brendan Sheridan

Tues 5th May

8.00am Esther O’Connor

11.00am Funeral Elizabeth Keane

Weds 6th May

10.00am Mary McLoughlin (First Anv)

Fri 8th May

8.00am Patsy Doyle & Molly McCarthy

10.00am Don O’Connor (First Anv)

Sat 9th May

10.00am John Fitzpatrick (72nd Anv)

11.00am First Holy Communion

Sunday 10th May

(Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 9th May)   Catherine Dromgoole

8.30am Eilish Doyle

10.30am Matt Farrell (7th Anv)

12 noon Mary Mulhall (5th Anv)

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

5th – 8th May

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 5th – 9th May

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

Mon 4th May  11.00am T. Boyle

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 9th /10th May

Saturday 7.00pm M. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh / U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon D. Gilroy


Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 8th May in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  


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.


Howth Ladies Pitch & Putt Club is now open for new members.  The Club plays each Sunday morning throughout the year at Deer Park and offers ladies a friendly and healthy atmosphere and an opportunity to meet new friends.  Experienced golfers and beginners are welcome.  For more info contact Barbara - 086-253 6167