Parish Newsletter Sunday 4th August 2013

posted 8 Aug 2013, 02:30 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                            (31/13)



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



The transmission of the faith not only brings light to men and women in every place; it travels through time, passing from one generation to another.  Because faith is born of an encounter which takes place in history and lights up our journey through time, it must be passed on in every age.  It is through an unbroken chain of witnesses that we come to see the face of Jesus.[38]  It is impossible to believe on our own.  Faith is not simply an individual decision which takes place in the depths of the believer’s heart, nor a completely private relationship between the "I" of the believer and the divine "Thou", between an autonomous subject and God.  By its very nature, faith is open to the "We" of the Church; it always takes place within her communion. [39]

Lumen Fidei – The Light of Faith - Pope Francis’ first encyclical “Lumen fidei”, was published on Friday 5th July 2013. The encyclical is available for download at



Very many thanks to all who attended the concert performance by the Birmingham Festival Choral Society on Sunday last, 28th July in our Church.  It was a wonderful evening of choral and sacred music along with popular numbers, folksongs and medleys from the musicals.  The choir were particularly pleased with the warmth of the audience response and enjoyed mingling with parishioners afterwards for refreshments and a chat.  Many thanks to all who helped out on the evening and thanks also to those who provided sandwiches, cakes, biscuits etc.  At the end of the evening the audience were offered the opportunity to contribute towards expenses and a local charity.  We are delighted to announce that our audience was most generous and a total of  €985 will now go to the Howth Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.  Again, thanks to everyone who helped to make the evening a tremendous success.



The Legion of Mary is hosting a two day conference in All Hallows College, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on the 31st August/1st September.  Guest speakers will include Papal Nuncio, The Most Rev Charles John Brown, Fr John Harris and Fr Pat Deegan.  Fees are €40 for non-residential and €55 for residential.  For more details contact Liam 086-888 8918



Please remember in your prayers JOHN EGAN (Solicitor), who died last week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife, Anne and family.  We also pray for JOHN EGAN (Sutton and formerly of Ballsbridge).  We offer our sympathy to his family and his wide circle of friends in Howth and beyond.  May they rest in peace.


Scripture Readings for the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 5th August

Num 11: 4-15. Ps 80:12-17. Mt 14:13-21

Tuesday 6th August

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Dn 7:9-10, 13-14. or Pt 1:16-19. Ps 96:1-2,5-6,9. Lk 9:28-36

Wednesday 7th August

Num 13:1-2,25-14:1, 26-29,34-35. Ps 105:6-7,13-14,21-23. Mt 15:21-28

Thursday 8th August

Saint Dominic                   Memorial

Num 20:1-13. Ps 94:1-2,6-9. Mt 16: 13-23

Friday 9th August

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Hos 2:16-17, 21-22. Ps 44:11-12,14-17. Mt 25: 1-13

Saturday 10th August

2 Cor 9:6-10. Ps 111:1-2,5-9. Jn 12:24-26

Sunday 11th August

Wis 18:6-9. Ps 32:1,12,18-20,22. Heb 11:1-2,8-19. Lk 12:32-48



This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 1st  SEPTEMBER.   Cost - €50 - which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office/Sacristy weekday mornings.



There are a limited number or places available for Junior Infants and other classes for the School year 2013/2014.  Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 Monday to Friday throughout July and August or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email  



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Henry Robert Harpur who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to his proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.



L'Arche is an international organization that supports adults with intellectual disabilities and is dedicated to providing family sized communities in which people with intellectual disabilities and their volunteer assistants share their lives. (  On August 11th at 12 noon, L'Arche and "The Baldoyle House" pub, will host a Sponsored Stroll to Howth (and back) to raise money to purchase a new wheelchair accessible van for the community.  For more details please contact  089 497 8101 or Patsi at the L'Arche Dublin Office 839 4356.



Sunday 28th July – First Collection  €775 and the Share collection    €640


MASS INTENTIONS 4th – 11th August

Sunday 4th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 3rd August)    John Sugrue (13th Anv), also Jack and Catherine Sugrue

10.30 a.m.                     Michael Creenane (18th Anv)

12.00 noon                    Joan and James Gaynor

 7.00 p.m.                     Kathleen Mulhall (60th Anv)

Tuesday 6th August

10.00 a.m.                     Johnny Griffin (Recently Deceased)

Wednesday 7th August

 8.00 a.m.                     Sarah Thunder

Saturday 10th August

11.00 a.m.                     Alan Hines (6th Anv)

Sunday 11th August

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 10th August)    John Coonan

 8.30 a.m.                     John Rourke

10.30 a.m.                     Rosaleen Cauldwell (Month’s Mind)

12.00 noon                    Sheila Rickard (4th Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                     Sile McNally (Month’s Mind)

Church Readers – Weekday Masses
The following are listed to read at
8.00 a.m. Masses 6th –9th August
Tuesday                  S. McInerney
Wednesday             Kay Burke
Thursday                 Kay Burke
Friday                     J. Morton
The following are listed to read at
10.00 a.m. Masses 6th – 10th August
Tuesday                  J. Comisky
Wednesday             Joe Stewart
Thursday                 M. Connaughton
Friday                     Joe Clarke
Saturday                 J. Towers
Saturday 11.00am     V&L Duffy
Monday 5th August 11.00am T. Boyle
 WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 10th /11th August
Saturday 7.00 p.m.             N. Vaughan
Sunday 8.30 a.m.               D O’Cathasaigh/ A. Ui Cathasaigh
Sunday 10.30 a.m.              S. Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Sunday 12 noon                  B. Morgan
7.00 p.m.                            B. Farrell

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 15th-18th August This exciting four day event offers workshops, concerts and inspiring talks from the Cistercian College, Mount St Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.  You can book on line@ For further information contact 01-675 3690 or mobile 085-828 9231.



Patients in need of transport to and from their chemotherapy treatments (inc. bloods, consultant appointments, follow-ups, etc.) can avail of ‘Care to Drive’ - a free transport service to the following hospitals – St. Vincent’s; St. James’s; The Mater; Tallaght; Blanchardstown.  Contact your hospital team or the Irish Cancer Society on Tel. 2310 566 for more details.