Parish Newsletter Sunday 6th of September 2015

posted 9 Sept 2015, 12:07 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 9 Sept 2015, 12:07 ]

Sunday 6th September 2015

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (35/15)

On behalf of the parishioners of the parish

Howth Parish Pastoral Council extends a warm welcome to our new Co-PP

Father Gerry Tanham, to his ministry in Howth.

We wish him well in his new appointment.

Family Mass resumes at 10.30am this Sunday

The Family Mass team hopes that everyone had a great summer and are happy to be back in school!  Our aim is to ensure participation in the Mass and understanding of the Mass for all families and we welcome anyone who would like to participate in the various roles and activities during Mass and in preparing for Masses to let us know after 10.30am Mass any Sunday or through the Parish Office on Tel. 839 7398.

Next Sunday, September 13th, is Grandparents Day and we will be remembering all grandparents in a special way.  The choir will be singing at this Mass and all singers and musicians are welcome to rehearsal on Tuesday evening at 8pm in the sacristy.

A message from Howth Parish Pastoral Council

A card has been prepared by Joe Stewart on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council for Monsignor Houlihan, wishing him well on his retirement.  We are grateful to Sam Keegan for allowing us to use the main photograph.  The card is available to-day to view at the altar and there are signature pads at each door of the church.  All of the signatures will be incorporated into the card.  We encourage you all to add your signature to one of the pads on leaving the church.  Thank you.

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


Wednesday 23rd September  10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

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

What does it mean to be a person of God, to live under the impulse of the Spirit, to be a creative part of God’s creative power?  The day includes Liturgy, input, personal space, 3 course meal and tea breaks.  Cost €50.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place    Tel. 087-622 6620

The Fingal Children's and Youth Choirs are recruiting new members

The choirs provide the highest level of choral and musicianship training for children in the Fingal area.  Rehearsals/Musicianship Classes take place on Wednesdays from 4 pm until 6.30pm in Malahide Parish Centre.  Interested children are invited to attend a free trial rehearsal on Wednesday 9th Sept at 5 pm  Please contact or Máire on 087-225 5139


Please remember in your prayers, Thomas “Teddy” Tighe, who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to Janice and David and all the family.  We also pray for Maureen Doyle, late of Sutton and Thomastown, Kilkenny.  We offer our sympathy to all her family.  May they rest in peace

Scripture Readings – Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 7th Sept

Col 1:24-2:3. Ps 61:6-7,9, R/ v8. Lk 6:6-11

Tuesday 8th Sept

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mic 5:1-4 or Rm 8:28-30. Ps 12:6-7, R/ Is 61:10. Mt 1:1-6,18-23

Wednesday 9th Sept

St Ciaran, abbot

Col 3:1-11. Ps 144:2-3, 10-13, R/ v9. Lk 6:20-26

Thursday 10th Sept

Col 3:12-17. Ps 150:1-6, R/ v6. Lk 6:27-38

Friday 11th Sept

1 Tm 1:1-2,12-14. Ps 15:1-2,5,7-8,11, R/ cf.v5. Lk 6:39-42

Saturday 12th Sept

1 Tm 1:15-17. Ps 112:1-7, R/ v2. Lk 6:43-49

Sunday 13th Sept

Is 50:5-9.Ps 114:1-6,8-9, R/v9. Jas 2:14-18. Mk 8:27-35


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Saoirse Aibhlinn O’Neil who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to her proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

MASS INTENTIONS 6th – 13th Sept

Sunday 6th Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 5th Sept)   Michael Dixon (6th Anv)

10.30am Billy Morgan (3rd Anv)

12 noon Frank Cormican (5th Anv)

Mon 7th Sept

8.00am Ann Doyle

Thurs 10th Sept

10.00am Peggy Cashel

Sunday 13th Sept

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 12th Sept)  Brendan Ward

10.30am Maura McLoughlin (2nd Anv)

12 noon Jimmy O’Connor

Howth Folk Choir singing one Sunday morning Mass every month. (10.30am)  The Folk choir are looking for singers and musicians to join them.  Children from age 8 upwards, teenagers and adults who are interested are all welcome to join.  A one hour practise for the Mass is held on two Tuesday evenings prior to that Sunday in the Sacristy from  8pm – 9pm.  For more information Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 or Marie O Laoi Tel. 086-602 8277.  Please join us – you will be most welcome.


An “Open Evening” for 6th Class pupils and their parents will take place, in the school on Tuesday 15th Sept from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome.


Sunday 30th August – First Collection  €705 and the SHARE collection    €720

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 7th – 11th Sept

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday K. Burke

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 7th – 12th Sept

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 12 & 13 Sept

Saturday 7.00pm M. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon A. O’Halloran


Mass 7.30pm, preceded by Rosary 7.15pm, Monday 7th September, St’s. Peter and Paul Church, Baldoyle


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 10th September at 11.00am.  Please note that the time has changed to every Thursday morning at 11.00am.  All are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation will resume at 7.30pm on Monday 14th September in St. Columbanus Hall.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday mornings, 11.00am until 12noon from 15th September in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


An Open Evening for parents/Guardians and 5th and 6th Class students will be held in the School on Wednesday 16th September from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.  All welcome.


Starting Thursday 24th September at 7.30pm at Sutton Lawn Tennis Club.  Qualified Teacher .  All welcome.  Telephone Mary 087-652 3245