Parish Newsletter Sunday 3rd of August

posted 5 Aug 2014, 13:12 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 5 Aug 2014, 13:13 ]

Sunday 3rd August 2014

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time(30/14)



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




The Blessing of the Boats will take place on Sunday 10th Augustat the Memorial at the harbour at 3.00pm.  All are welcome.


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th  to Sunday 17th August.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online or Tel. 01 675 3690  or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).


Church Gate Collection

The Irish Wheelchair Association gratefully acknowledges the support from the parish of Howth.  You kindly donated €281.66 during their Annual Church Gate Collection.  Thank you for your kindness.




This centre, in Lissenhall, Swords, offers a wide range of retreats, workshops and seminars. Their programme for September 2014is now available.  Please refer to their web site or email:




If you are going abroad on holiday, why not pick up a missalette from the Sacristy.  Missalettes are available for a few weeks ahead.  Enjoy your holiday.




This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 31st August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.




Please remember in your prayers MARY REID, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her husband Laurence and daughter Brigid and all the family.  May she rest in peace



Scripture Readings – 18th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 4th Aug

St John VianneyMemorial

Jer 28:1-17. Ps 118:29,43,79-80,95,102, R/ v68. Mt 14:22-36

Tuesday 5th Aug

Jer 30:1-2,12-15,18-22. Ps 101:16-21,29,22-3, R/ v17. Mt 15:1-2,10-14

Wednesday 6th Aug

The Transfiguration of the Lord  Feast

Dn 7:9-10,13-14 or 2 Pt 1:16-19. Ps 96:1-2,5-6,9, R/ vv1,9. Mt 17:1-9

Thursday 7th Aug

Jer 31:31-34. Ps 50:12-15,18-19, R/ v12. Mt 16:13-23

Friday 8th Aug

St DominicMemorial

Nah 2:1,3, 3:3-1,6-7. Ps Deut 32:35-36,39,41, R/ v39. Mt 16:24-28

Saturday 9th Aug

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)Feast

Hos 2:16-17,21-22. Ps 44:11-12,14-17, R/ v11, Alt R/Mt 25:6. Mt 25:1-13

Sunday 10th Aug

1 Kg 19:9,11-13. Ps 84:9-14, R/v8. Rm 9:1-5. Mt 14:22-33


MASS INTENTIONS 3rd – 10th August

Sunday 3rd August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 2nd August)  Brendan Reid (4th Anv)

8.30amMary Doyle

10.30amMichael Creenane

12 noonKathleen Mulhall (61st Anv)

Tues 5th Aug

8.00amPauline Byrne (Recently Deceased)

Thurs 7th Aug

8.00amSarah Thunder

Sat 9th Aug

10.00amAlan Hines (7th Anv)

Sunday 10th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 9th August)  Joan Gaynor (8th Anv) also James Gaynor

8.30amJohn Rourke

10.30amJohn & Maura Coonan

12 noonSheila Rickard (5th Anv)


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 5th – 8th Aug

TuesdayS. McInerney

WednesdayK. Nolan/K. Burke

ThursdayK. Burke/B. Milton

FridayJ. Morton

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

TuesdayJ. Commisky

WednesdayJ. Stewart

ThursdayM. Connaughton

FridayJ. Clarke

SaturdayL & V Duffy

Monday 4th Aug 11.00am T. Boyle

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 9/10 August

Saturday 7.00pmM. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30amD. O Cathasaigh / U. Kane

Sunday 10.30amJ & J Lantry

Sunday 12noonP. Van dePol





Daily boats to the island of Lough Derg from 10.30am until 3.00pm, 7 days a week, until 13th August.  Dublin - Lough Derg Bus Eireann Service weekly - no booking necessary. Further information from 071-986 1518 or email



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Alanna Greaney and Maya Greaney who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


BOG OAK and ART EXHIBITION at the Old Courthouse  8th 9thand 10th August.  A variety of bog oak sculptures and paintings on display. Viewing welcome and recommended.



Football, Hurling and Camogie Camp at the Beann Eadair Grounds, Balkill Road – 18th to 22nd August.  Cost: €55.  Each child receives a Kelloggs GAA kit and backpack.   Bookings on the club website –


HOWTH GOLF CLUB - CAPTAINS’ CHARITY DAY, support Laura Lynn Children's Hospice  FRIDAY 22ndAUGUST Four Person Team Event - 18 Hole Stableford.  Cost: €400 per Team (incl. Meal).  Sponsor Hole €100.  Contact Darragh Tighe, General Manager on

832 3055 or e-mail



Baldoyle's 23rd Annual Art Exhibition of painting, drawing and photography will be held in Baldoyle Community Hall on Saturday 30th (12 noon-6pm) and Sunday 31st August (11am-5pm) 2014.  A donation will be made to St. Francis Hospice, Raheny. Both new and established artists are welcome to exhibit.  Telephone Baldoyle Community Hall on 01-839 5338 for an Application Form.  Closing date for apps is Friday 15th August.  All welcome to view the Exhibition."



Sunday 27th July – First Collection  €900 and the SHARE collection   - €535