Parish Newsletter Sunday 4th March 2012

posted 6 Mar 2012, 03:47 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 6th March 2012

Second Sunday of Lent                                                             (09/12)

 

NOVENA OF GRACE

The Novena of Grace begins to-day -  Sunday 4th March at the 12 noon Mass.  From Monday 5th March to Friday 9th March the Novena Mass will be at 8.00 p.m.  Novena Mass on Saturday 10th March at 7.00 p.m.  On Sunday, 11th March, the Novena Mass will be at 12 noon.  Concluding Mass on Monday 12th March at 8.00 p.m.  The Novena will be conducted by FATHER WILLIAM REYNOLDS, S.J.

 

SUNDAYS OF LENT   EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this afternoon from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.

Sung Evening Prayer and Benediction will follow at 5 o’clock.  All welcome.

 

SPECIAL BAPTISM CELEBRATION MASS

Next Sunday, 11th March at the 10.30 FAMILY MASS, we will be having a celebration for all the children who received the Sacrament of Baptism in the parish during 2011.  We look forward to welcoming their parents, godparents, grandparents, family and friends to this Mass.

 

THINKING OF ATTENDING THE INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN JUNE?

Plans for the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC 2012) to be held in the RDS from 10-Jun to 17-Jun-2012 continue to be made and all information about the Congress events can be found on the IEC 2012 website: http://www.iec2012.ie/

Should you be thinking of attending the Congress, you can book a one day, three day or full seven day package.  Booking details are on the IEC2012 website and on a sheet on the book stand at the back of the Church.  If you need help in making a booking, please contact the Parish Office.

 

SPEND AN HOUR A WEEK WITH THE LORD IN LENT

Lent is a time of fasting, prayer and reflection as Jesus did when he spent 40 days in the desert. This Lent, there is a new way to spend a quiet hour with the Lord each week by giving him an hour in Eucharistic Adoration.  Anyone who would like to try this out is very welcome to join the regular adorers in our Church for an hour to see for themselves if this is something that they would like to

do.  For days and times or to find out more information, please pick up a flyer from the Church bookstand.

 

LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS  -  SING FROM YOUR SOULS

A brand new Gospel Choir is being formed in Howth.  Rehearsals begin this evening - Sunday, 4th  March, in Saint Columbanus Hall at 7:30 p.m.  Discover your wonderful voice and sing from your heart and soul.  If you're interested, you can contact Celine on 087-261-3335 or just come along on Sunday evenings to rehearsals.  All welcome, men and women.

 

OUR DEAD

Please remember in your prayers, MYLES McDONAGH, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife and family.  May he rest in peace.

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS 4th – 11th March 2012

Sunday 4th March

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 3rd March) Deceased Members of the Lambert and McCracken Families

 8.30 a.m.                                MaryAnn Doherty, James  & Matthew Doherty, Rosaleen & Peter Delaney

10.30 a.m.                               James and Mary Brady and daughter, Ethna Kelly

12.00 noon                             Nicholas Mulhall

 7.00 p.m.                                MargaretMary, Richard and Denis Moore

Monday 5th March

10.00 a.m.                               Evelyn Hughes

Tuesday 6th March

10.00 a.m.                               Sr. Magdeline Campbell

Wednesday 7th March

10.00 a.m.                               A Special Intention

Thursday 8th March

10.00 a.m.                               Michael Guinan (Snr.)

Friday 9th March

10.00 a.m.                               Kathleen Hunson (9th Anniv.) Laurence Hudson, John & Mary Elizabeth McCann

Saturday 10th March

10.00 a.m.                               Brendan and Nancy Towers

11.00 a.m.                               John Mulvany (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 11th March

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 10th March)      Christopher Hanway

10.30 a.m.                               Stephen Redmond

12.00 noon                             Jimmy Rickard and the Crew of the Maasgusar

 7.00 p.m.                                Christina Doyle

 
 

HOWTH PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

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 includes flight from Dublin to Lourdes Airport, Transfer on arrival from Lourdes Airport to hotel, Accommodation at the Hotel Gallia Londres, Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meal served each day in Lourdes, Transfer from hotel to Lourdes Airport for return flight to Dublin, Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours.  Tours and religious programme included: Guided walking tour of Lourdes visiting places associated with St. Bernadette, guided visit to the Sanctuaries, Grotto, Baths and Basilicas, full religious programme organised by Joe Walsh Tours, religious processions led by spiritual director, Blessing of the Sick, Blessed Sacrament and Torchlight processions, Service of a Joe Walsh Tours representative, Pilgrim badge.  Full excursions programme available to Bartes, Gavarnie, Ibardin and St. Jean da Luz, Pont d’Espagne, Betharram and Pau.  Contact the Parish Office (mornings) for bookings and information.  Tel. 839 7398

 
 
 

Scripture Readings for the Second Week of Lent

Monday 5th March

Dan 9:4-10. Ps 78:8-9, 11,13, R/ Ps 102:10. Lk 6: 36-38

Tuesday 6th March

Is 1:10, 16-20. Ps 49:8-9, 16-17, 21,23, R/ v23.  Mt 23: 1-12

Wednesday 7th March

Jer 18:18-20. Ps 30: 5-6, 14-16, R/ v17. Mt 20: 17-28

Thursday 8th March

Jer 17:5-10. Ps 1: 1-4, 6, R/ Ps 39:5. Lk 16: 19-31

Friday 9th March

Gen 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28. Ps 104: 16-21, R/v5. Mt 21:33-43, 45-46

Saturday 10th March

Mic 7:14-15, 18-20. Ps 102: 1-4, 9-12, R/ v8. Lk 15: 1-3, 11-32

Sunday 11th March

Ex 20: 1-17. Ps 18: 8-11, R/Jn 6:68. 1 Cor 1:22-25. Jn 2:13-25

 
Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28

 

 

A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY   Wednesday 21st March

10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

What does it mean to be a person of God? To live under the impulse of the Spirit to be a creative part of God's creative power?

Presented by Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.

Tel. 087 622 6620  Cost: €40 - includes lunch.

To book contact Sally 087 6226620

 

LENTEN REFLECTION DAY

Presenter:  Una O'Neill r.s.c.

Sunday 25th March  10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Mass at 4.30 p.m.

Theme: "Seeds of Spring": Reflections on new life in poetry and Scripture  Cost: €25  (bring packed lunch, tea/coffee provided)

 

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

 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 26th February – First Collection  €1,405 and the SHARE collection    €880

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