Parish Newsletter Sunday 5th May 2013

posted 10 May 2013, 02:34 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER                                                              (18/13)



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



40 Transition Year students from the local area have just completed a year long, once a month programme which aims to foster a spirit of self-awareness, personal responsibility and community involvement in our young people.

This year, the sixth year of the programme, saw a new group of students tackle issues such as personal, mental and spiritual health, building active community relationships and planning for their future careers.

The final session of the programme was held in Stella Maris convent on April 25th.  The students were presented with their Achievement Certificates by Fr. Brendan Houlihan, who has been a sponsor of the programme since its inception.  “The response, involvement and participation by students continues to exceed all our expectations, and augers well for greater community involvement in the future”, concluded Paul Fagan, Chairman, Howth Parish Youth Group.


 “You shall be my Witnesses…”Parish Preparation for Confirmation Programme

The fourth session takes place on Tuesday 7th May in the Church at 7.30 p.m. (Please note change of venue).  As the big day approaches they explore the question – How can I be a witness?  They look at ways of displaying the fruits of the Spirit – Love, Kindness, Joy, Goodness, Peace, Gentleness, Patience, Self-control and Faithfulness – in their own lives.  They talk about the campaign to carry out Acts of Random Kindness set up in Ireland a few years ago.  They promise to try to do something kind once a week that would show they are followers of Jesus, this kind deed to be done by themselves, with Family or as a group. We are all challenged to find more opportunities to carry out ARK (Acts of Random Kindness). 

                             Valerie Darby, Mags Rickard, Kay Burke, Coordinators



The 11 o’clock Mass on Saturday, 11th May, will be the First Holy Communion Mass for the pupils of Second Class in Howth’s Primary School, Scoil Mhuire.  We remember them in our prayers. 



A violin Project has been launched in Scoil Mhuire, Howth’s Primary School.  35 violins have been purchased which have allowed 150 children from Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class to learn violin during school hours.  It is modelled on the project launched by Sr. Bernadette in Crumlin.  The objective is to be able to extend this project to all local schools as well as to adults in the local community.  The organising committee aim to do this through fundraising from concerts and other events.  A Howth Chamber Music Festival will take place in May with three concerts given by five classical musicians who will perform over the weekend 16th to 18th May 2013.  On Saturday 18th May, a concert will take place in the Church at 8.30 p.m.  The programme will included Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann.  Performers on the evening will include Mia Cooper (Violin), Philippe Graffin (Violin), Ruth Gibson (Viola), Amy Norrington (Cello) and Alasdair Beatson (Piano).  Tickets  - €15 are available to buy from Finola Young (Centra), or reserve tickets by telephone 089-403 1292 or e-mail



The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 9th June at 3.00 p.m.



Scripture Readings for the Sixth Week of Easter

Monday 6th May

Acts 16: 11-15. Ps 149:1-6,9. Jn 15: 26-16:4

Tuesday 7th May

Acts 16: 22-34.  Ps 137:1-3,7-8. Jn 16: 5-11

Wednesday 8th May

Acts 17: 15,22-18:1. Ps 148:1-2,11-14. Jn 16: 12-15

Thursday 9th May

Acts 18: 1-8. Ps 97:1-4. Jn 16: 16-20

Friday 10th May

Acts 18: 9-18. Ps 46:2-7. Jn 16: 20-23

Saturday 11th May

Acts 18: 23-28. Ps 46:2-3,8-10. Jn 16: 23-28

Sunday 12th May

Acts 1:1-11. Ps 46:2-3,6-7,8-9. Eph 1:17-23. Lk 24:46-53


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

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



Episode 9  “Prayer and the Life of the Spirit” will be shown this Friday 10th May at 11am in Sutton Parish Centre. After the screening we will have the opportunity to share and discuss some of the issues raised.  For more information please contact either Fr. Liam or James Daly, Sutton Parish Office,  839 2001



Malahide based choir Enchiriadis Treis will perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vivaldi's Gloria and other favourites with Orchestral accompaniment and full solo support under conductor Cathal Clinch at the beautiful new RIASC Centre on the Feltrim Road, Swords on Saturday 11th May at 8pm.  The soloists for this concert are Mary Callan Clarke (Soprano); Eoin Conway (Alto); Eoin Murphy (Tenor) and Brian Kelly (Bass).

Tickets are €20 and can be reserved by calling 085 849 8442.  For more information visit



Mgr.John Fitzpatrick will open MICHAEL CONNAUGHTON’S new WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION and launch his book of poems “Nightjar in the Country” at Baldoyle Library, 2.30pm Saturday 11th May.  All welcome to view Mon – Thurs 13th to 16th May 10am to 8.30pm.  Fri and Sat 17th/18th May 10am to 5pm



The local Conference of the Saint Vincent De Paul Society are available for people in need here in the Parish of Howth.  They can be contacted in confidence on Tel. 087-798 3376 if anyone would like to talk or needs help.



Sunday 28th April – First Collection  €1,035.00 and the Share collection   €750


MASS INTENTIONS 5th – 12th May

Sunday 5th May

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat.4th May)  Christopher O’Connor

  8.30 a.m.        Edward and Josie Connolly

10.30 a.m.         Colm Reid

12.00 noon        Kathleen and Frank Grant

 7.00 p.m.         Ailish Doyle

Monday 6th May

11.00 a.m.         Matt Farrell (5th Anniv.)

Tuesday 7th May

 8.00 a.m.         Esther O’Connor

Wednesday 8th May

10.00 a.m.         A Special Intention

Thursday 9th May

 8.00 a.m.         Andy Drummond (16th Anniv)

10.00 a.m.         John Fitzpatrick (70th Anniv)

Friday 10th May

8.00 a.m.          Cissie Thunder

Saturday 11th May

10.00 a.m.         Breda O’Connor (Month’s Mind)

11.00 a.m.         First Holy Communion

Sunday 12th May

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat.11th May)  Patrick, Eddie and Seamus Byrne

10.30 a.m.         Una Farren    (Birthday Remembrance)

12.00 noon        Robert Forman (First Anniv.)



The Annual Mass and Anointing of the Sick will take place next Sunday, 12th May at

3.00 p.m. in the Church


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 7th  – 10th  May

Tuesday                           S. McInerney

Wednesday                       Kay Burke

Thursday                          Kay Burke

Friday                               J. Morton

Monday 6th May at 11.00 a.m.       T. Boyle

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 7th  – 11th May

Tuesday                           Jo Comisky

Wednesday                       Joe Stewart

Thursday                          M. Connaughton

Friday                               Joe Clarke

Saturday                           J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am              M. Connaughton

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 11th/12th May

Saturday 7.00 p.m.             C. Finnerty

Sunday 8.30 a.m.               D O’Cathasaigh/U. Kane

Sunday 10.30 a.m.             Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                 S. Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Sunday 7.00 p.m.               E. Cantwell



There are a limited number or places available for Junior Infants for the School year 2013/2014.  Contact Scoil Mhuire Tel 832 3572 or the Parish Office at Tel. 839 7398 or email