Parish Newsletter Sunday 4th of May 2014

posted 16 Jun 2014, 14:30 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 16 Jun 2014, 14:30 ]

Sunday 4th May 2014

Third Sunday of Easter (18/14)

MAY DAY HOLIDAY – MONDAY 5th MAY - Mass at 11.00am followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.


This weekend marks 40 years since the launch of Share.  Initially Share enabled churches to be built in newly developing areas.  Today Share provides financial support to provide services to support these parishes in areas such as child-safeguarding, human resources, education and schools and in the area of evangelisation.  Your continued support is much appreciated.  A summary of the Share Fund is available in the church.


First Holy Communion for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School - Scoil Mhuire, will take place on Saturday 10th May at 11.00 a.m. in the Church.  We remember them in our prayers.

An Afternoon of Reflection and Renewal on the Eucharist

On Saturday 10th May from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm there will be an afternoon of Reflection and Renewal on the Eucharist.  It will begin in St. Columbanus Hall with a talk by Fr. Paul Churchill, Chaplain to the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration.  This will be followed by time for discussion and tea/coffee.  Then participants will be invited to go over to the Church for a half hour of silent prayer adoration and reflection.  The afternoon will conclude with Benediction.  There will be an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for those who wish.  This is an opportunity to reflect on how a deeper awareness of Christ present in the Eucharist can help us to see others (especially those in need of any kind) as members of his Body and reach out in love and solidarity to them.  Would intending participants kindly leave their name and phone number with the Parish Secretary.       Organised by the Parish Eucharistic Adoration Group

HOWTH & SUTTON PENINSULA SOCIETY is running a fundraising clothing recycling drive in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny on Saturday 10th May.  Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.  Laptops, intact with lead, and mobiles phones accepted but please keep separate.  Books also accepted but not school books, magazines or diaries.  No household bric a brac.  Please drop off all items between 10.00am and 12.30pm on the day at St. Fintan’s Church Car Park, Sutton. Thank you for your support.


The Annual Mass and Anointing of the Sick will take place next Sunday, 11th May at 3.30pm in the Church


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


Departing Sunday Sept. 28th, Dublin – Naples and onwards to Maiori on the Amalfi coastline.  Return date, Saturday Oct 4th.  Options for day trips include a selection from Amalfi, Pompeii, Mt.Vesuvius, Isle of Capri, Naples, Monte Cassino and San Giovanni Rotondo (Shrine of Padre Pio).  Bookings immediately through St. Fintan’s Parish Office, Tel 01 839 2001.  An absolute minimum of 15 travelling will be required.


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

Scripture Readings - Third Week of Easter

Monday 5th May

Acts 6:8-15. Ps 118:23-24,26-27,29-30, R/ v1. Jn 6:22-29

Tuesday 6th May

Acts 7:51-8:1. Ps 30:3-4,6-8,17,21, R/ v6. Jn 6:30-35

Wednesday 7th May

Acts 8:1-8. Ps 65, 1-7, R/ v1. Jn 6:35-40

Thursday 8th May

Acts 8:26-40. Ps 65:8-9, 16-17, 20, R/v1. Jn 6:44-51

Friday 9th May

Acts 9:1-20. Ps 116, R/Mk 16:15. Jn 6:52-59

Saturday 10th May

Acts 9:31-42. Ps 115:12-17, R/v12. Jn 6:60-69

Sunday 11th May

Acts 2:14,36-41. Ps 22:1-6, R/v1. 1Pt 2:20-25. Jn 10:1-10


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Sinéad Lily Barrett and Arthur James Nicholas who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grand parents, God Parents and extended family.

Mindfulness Meditation

No Meditation this Monday (5th May) as it is a Bank Holiday.  Next session Monday 12th May at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.


Next Sunday – 10th/11th May, SPECIAL COLLECTION TO SUPPORT THE FORMATION OF STUDENTS FOR THE PRIESTHOOD   This collection will replace the SHARE collection.  Thank you for your generosity to this collection in previous years.


Combined Parishes of Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle, Sunday 7 – Friday 12 September 2014.  Hotel Roissy 3 star  This hotel has been recently refurbished and is located approx. 100 metres from the Sanctuaries.  Price: €669.00 per person sharing plus taxes/single room supplement.  How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with deposit of €250.00 per person (payment by cheque, debit or credit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel.  The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure – payment by cheque/cash or debit card (a 2% surcharge applies only to balances paid by credit card).


Sunday 27th April – First Collection  €890 and the SHARE Collection  €620


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 8th June at 3.00 p.m.

MASS INTENTIONS 4th – 11th May

Sunday 4th May

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 3rd May) Catherine Dromgoole

8.30am Ailish Doyle

10.30am Kathleen McBride

12 noon Mary Mulhall (4th Anv)

Mon 5th May

11.00am Christopher O’Connor (Birthday Remembrance)

Tues 6th May

8.00am Esther O’Connor

10.00am Owen Hoare

Weds 7th May

10.00am Matt Farrell (6th Anv)

Fri 9th May

10.00am John Fitzpatrick

Sat 10th May

11.00am First Holy Communion

Sunday 11th May

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 10th May)  Seán O’Shea

8.30am Una McElroy

10.30am Nora Cooney (1st Anv)

12 noon Deborah, John and Dan O’Connell and May Kennedy

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 6th – 9th May

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Burke

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 6th – 10th May

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

Mon 5th May 11.00am   T. Boyle

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 10th & 11th May

Saturday 7.00pm M. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30am P. Loftus

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon N. Cronin

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

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke.

2 Sessions every Tuesday 10am to 11am  and  11.15am to 12.15pm

Please telephone 832 2228 to book your place or e-mail

Cost : donation


Wednesday 14th May  10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

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

Come to a refreshing day about the meaning of the Resurrection in our everyday lives.  The day includes prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Cost €45.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place    Tel. 087-622 6620