Parish Newsletter Sunday 5th of July 2015

posted 7 Jul 2015, 12:52 by Lisa O'Neill

Sunday 5th July 2015

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (26/15)


Mass 7.30pm, preceded by Rosary 7.15pm, Monday 6th July, St’s. Peter and Paul Church, Baldoyle

CARE FOR THE EARTH – THE ENCYCLICAL   with Fr Donal Dorr.  Saint Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1.  Wednesday 8th July at 7.30 pm.  Fr Dorr will break open the good news of this letter from the Pope; some suggestions and discussion on what it may mean for our future.  Donation €5 appreciated.  Fr Donal Dorr has lectured and written extensively on the social teaching of the church and has featured on the media coverage since the Encyclical.


Fr. Houlihan is now residing at Holy Family Residence, Roebuck.  We wish him well and offer sincere prayers for his well-being.


BRINGING FAITH TO LIFE  continues on Friday 10th July at 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome to participate.


The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal.  The appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bed-clothes, curtains and shoes.  Bags will be distributed on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2015.  The collection of the bags will take place on Sunday 2nd August DURING THE MORNING MASSES ONLY.  The Society is conscious of the tremendous support given by the Parishioners of this Parish over the years and thank you most sincerely on behalf of those you have helped.

MANRESA HOUSE Clontarf Road, Dollymount  -  3-day Summer Retreat with Tom McGuinness SJ

Thursday 30 July (8pm) to Sunday 2 August (2pm)   Pick up on a summer mood by seeking to spend some time apart in an unhurried and peaceful way: a real ‘Sabbath time with God’ for yourself.  In an atmosphere of gentle quiet, participants will be helped to ponder Scripture and to become attentive to the signs of God in their lives and in the world around them.  There will be some suggestions for prayer using images from art, poetry and music.  Space for personal quiet time and some sharing will be built into the day.  Opportunities for guided and common prayer or to meet a spiritual director will be among the options available.  Please Tel. 01 8331352 or email to book your place.

Colouring pages for children

Activity pages and a separate colouring page on the theme of the Sunday gospel, along with crayons to borrow, are available for children on the left hand side of the altar under the "Summer Gospels" display board.  Please encourage your children to use these pages and help them read the prayer for each week on the display board.

Scripture Readings - Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 6th July

Gn 28:10-22. Ps 90:1-4, 14-15, R/ cf. v2. Mt 9:18-26

Tuesday 7th July

Gn 32:23-33. Ps 16:1-3,6-8, 15, R/ v15. Mt 9:32-38

Wednesday 8th July

St Kilian, Bishop & Martyr

Gn 41: 55-57, 42:5-7, 17-24. Ps 32:2-3, 10-11, 18-19, R/ v22. Mt 10: 1-7

Thursday 9th July

Gn 44: 18-21, 23-29, 45:1-5. Ps 104:16-21, R/ v5. Mt 10:7-15

Friday 10th July

Gn 46:1-7, 28-30. Ps 36:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40 R/ v39. Mt 10:16-23

Saturday 11th July

St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe

Prov 2:1-9. Ps 33: 2-11, R/ v2. Mt 19:27-29

Sunday 12th July

Am 7:12-15. Ps 84:9-14,R/v8. Eph 1:3-14. Mk 6:7-13

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 6th July at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 7th July from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome.

MASS INTENTIONS  5th – 12th July

Sunday 5th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 4th July)   Gerard Dromgoole

8.30am Marian White

10.30am Philip Clarke

12 noon Michéal McMorrow (5th Anv)

Mon 6th July

8.00am Deceased members Williams, Burke and Whyte Families

10.00am John Sugrue (15th Anv), also Catherine & Jack Sugrue and Mary Bartlett

Tues 7th July

10.00am Tom Wright (8th Anv)

Fri 10th July

10.00am Sile McNally (2nd Anv)

Sat 11th July

10.00am Peter & Joan Morton

Sunday 12th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 11th July)   William, Catherine and Liam Moore & Kathleen O’Kelly

8.30am Morgan & Seán Doyle

10.30am Bridie McAllister

12 noon Fiachra Daly (2nd Anv)


Many thanks from Eamonn Meehan, Executive Director at TRÓCAIRE for your kindness during the Lenten Box Appeal.  €850 was donated by Howth Parishioners to the TRÓCAIRE Box Appeal.  On behalf of the families and communities who benefit from your generosity – Thank you for this generous response.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 6th – 10th July

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Nolan

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 6th – 11th July

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 11 & 12 July

Saturday 7.00pm B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh & Aine

Sunday 10.30am J & J Lantry

Sunday 12 noon To be confirmed


The Annual Cemetery Mass in Balgriffin takes place to-day - 5th July at 12noon.


This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 30th 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.

“Laudato Si”

The highly anticipated encyclical from Pope Francis is available on the Book Stand at the back of the church, price €5 .  Considered both a powerful and controversial document, in ‘Laudato Si', Pope Francis urges people to work in solidarity to reduce the impact of climate change, which he claims is partly due to human activity.  He denounces the destruction of the earth's natural resources by the rich and powerful (both economically and politically) as 'sinful' and states that developed nations are morally obligated to assist developing nations in combating the climate-change crisis.

CHURCH COLLECTIONS Sunday 28th June – First Collection  €855 and the the special collection for the Pope and Pontifical charities (Peter’s Pence)   €1,690