Parish Newsletter Sunday 5th February 2012

posted 7 Feb 2012, 02:22 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 7th February 2012

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                            (06/12)


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


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


A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY   Wednesday 8th February  10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Presenter: Sr. Sally Hyland S.J.G.  Tel. 087 622 6620



World Day of the Sick (20th Anniversary)

The World Day of the Sick takes place on Saturday 11th February (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes).  We will be celebrating this day with special prayers at all the Masses on the weekend of 11th and 12th February.  From this weekend we will leave cards upon which you can write the name of a family member, friend or neighbour who is sick or who is a carer to the sick.  All these cards will be placed in a basket and brought to the altar for all the Masses on 11th /12th February.  The names on these cards will be especially remembered in the prayers of the parish community that weekend.  We have designed our own prayer cards with the international prayer for the Sick and for Carers.  Please take these prayer cards home to pray with the sick or carers.




This year’s Novena of Grace will commence on 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.  On Monday 12th March Novena Mass at 8.00 p.m.  The Novena will be conducted by FATHER WILLIAM REYNOLDS, S.J.






Please remember in your prayers, MIRIAM CULLINANE, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her husband Jim and Jeremiah her son.  We also pray for EVELYN O’REARDON who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  JOHN MULVANY one of our parish Ministers of the Eucharist has died after a short illness.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Una and his family.  Funeral arrangements later.  May they rest in peace.





MASS INTENTIONS 5th - 12th February

Sunday 5th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 4th February)      Molly O’Brien

 8.30 a.m.                                Mary Coughlan

10.30 a.m.                               Jim Kelleher

12.00 noon                             John Collins

 7.00 p.m.                                Tom Quigley (10th Anv.)

Monday 6th February

10.00 a.m.                               Marie White

Tuesday 7th February

 8.00 a.m.                                Dymphna Breen  (Birthday Remembrance)

10.00 a.m.                               William Lacy (2nd Anniv.)

Wednesday 8th February

10.00 a.m.                               Una Ni Chonchubhair

Thursday 9th February

10.00 a.m.                               Paddy O’Reilly (5th Anniv.)

Saturday 11th February

10.00 a.m.                               Kitty and Jim West

11.00 a.m.                               Patrick and Margaret Maher

Sunday 12th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 11th February)   Maura Coonan

 8.30 a.m.                                William and Mary Rourke

10.30 a.m.                               Jim and Kitty West

12.00 noon                             James and Elizabeth O’Connor

 7.00 p.m.                                Patrick O’Shea


Renew that sparkle in your Marriage

You are married and love each other dearly; but do you sometimes wonder if the sparkle may have lost some of its lustre?  Marriage Encounter is a residential weekend experience with a difference. It helps spouses rediscover the joys of communicating at a deeper more intimate level and thereby enrich their mutual understanding and love. It can benefit couples be they a few or many years married.

For dates, details, costs, bookings and lots more info. visit:  or phone (01) 832 4429 or 845 3517.



Table Quiz in Grainger’s Pub Baldoyle on Thursday 9th February  8pm  €10 per person Cash prizes  All welcome. Organised by parents’ Association of Pobalscoil Neasáin in Baldoyle to raise funds for the school.

Saturday/Sunday 18th and 19th February
R.D.S. Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Early booking advisable.  Contact Divine Mercy Committee Tel. 831 3119 or 839 3691


Sunday 29th January – First Collection  €860 and the SHARE Collection  €565


Scripture Readings for the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 6th February

Saint Paul Miki and Companions  Memorial

1 Kg 8:1-7, 9-13. Ps 131:6-10, R/ v8. Mk 6: 53-564

Tuesday 7th February

1 Kg 8:22-23, 27-30. Ps 83:3-5, 10-11,R/ v2. Mk 7: 1-13

Wednesday 8th February

1 Kg 10:1-10. Ps 36:5-6, 30-31, 39-40, R/ v30. Mk 7: 14-23

Thursday 9th February

1 Kg 11:4-13. Ps 105:3-4, 35-37, 40, R/ v4. Mk 7: 24-30

Friday 10th February

Saint Scholastica            Memorial

1 Kg 11:29-32, 12:19. Ps 80:10-15, R/ v11, 9.  Mk 7: 31-37

Saturday 11th February

1 Kg 12:26-32, 13: 33-34. Ps 105:6-7, 19-22, R/ v4. Mk 8: 1-10

Sunday 12th February

Lev 13: 1-2, 44-46. Ps 31: 1-2, 5, 11, R/v7. 1 Cor 10:31-11:1. Mk 1:40-45

International Eucharistic Congress 2012

In preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress 2012, the Baldoyle Parish Encounter Group in support of the Baldoyle Parish Pastoral Council has invited Colette Furlong, the Pastoral Services Manager of the IEC to Baldoyle to give a talk on the Congress.  It will be held in the Parish Assembly room (beside the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul, Main Street, Baldoyle) on Tuesday 7th February at 8 p.m. and anyone interested in getting more information about the Congress is welcome to attend.  So, in the spirit of the theme of IEC which is 'Communion with Christ and one another' please come along and join us.

Important Dates for the Year 2012
Ash Wednesday                             22nd February
Easter Sunday                                8th April
The Ascension of the Lord               20th May
Pentecost Sunday                          27th May
The Holy Trinity                              3rd June
The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 10th June
The Sacred Heart of Jesus              15th June
Christ the King                               25th November