Parish Newsletter Sunday 7th October 2012

posted 15 Oct 2012, 03:08 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                   Day for Life                            (39/12)


To-day is Day for Life.  The Irish Episcopal Conference has asked that the Annual Day for Life in Ireland this year will mark the beginning of a special month of prayer dedicated to the theme Choose Life!’


Parishes and individuals are invited to pray a special ‘Prayer for the Child in the Womb’ during Masses throughout the month of prayer which will end on the Feast of All the Saints of Ireland on 6th November next.  The prayer asks us to open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift, and to help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life from the moment of conception to natural death.


Day for Life “Prayer for the Child in the Womb” and a Pastoral Message are available in the Church.


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


Harvest Celebration – TO-DAY - Sunday  from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.

A reflection on the beauty and bounty of the harvest.  All are welcome




The Year of Faith begins on October 11, 2012 and will end on November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King.  The Pope has chosen October 11, 2012 as the opening date because on this day two important anniversaries occur: the 50th Anniversary of the opening of The Second Vatican Council and the 20th Anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 


This year will be a propitious occasion for the faithful to understand more profoundly that the foundation of Christian faith is “the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”  Founded on the encounter with the Risen Christ, faith can be rediscovered in its wholeness and all its splendor.


The Year of Faith is intended to contribute to a renewed conversion to the Lord Jesus and to the rediscovery of faith, so that the members of the Church will be credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord in the world of today.   To keep up to date with news about the Year of Faith:

Official website for the Year of Faith


FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP – YEAR OF FAITH – As a practical way of participating in the Year of Faith, the Parish in Sutton will host a meeting of their Bible Study Group on Friday morning,12th October at 10.45 a.m. in the Parish Centre.  The aim of the Bible study group is to give people an opportunity to learn about Scripture and in so doing deepen their understanding of how the Word of God is alive and active in our lives.  The sessions will also give people an opportunity to meet in a relaxed friendly environment and support each other as they grow in faith together.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  For more information please contact James in Sutton Parish Office, Tel. 8392001 or Sr. Anne, Baldoyle Parish Tel. 832 4313



Please remember in your prayers MARIE McLOUGHLIN who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS  7th - 14th October 2012

Sunday 7th October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 6th Oct.)   Jane O’Rourke

 8.30 a.m.                                    James, MaryAnn and  Matthew Doherty, Peter and Rosaleen Delaney

10.30 a.m.                                   Josephine Cusack

12.00 noon                                Jim Dunne

 7.00 p.m.                                    May and Donal Moore

Monday 8th October

10.00 a.m.                                    Barbara Malone   (Recently Deceased)

Tuesday 9th October

 8.00 a.m.                                    A Special Intention

Wednesday 10th October

10.00 a.m.                                   Thomas Croke

Friday 12th October

 8.00 a.m.                                     Jimmy Henry (6th Anv)

Saturday 13th October

10.00 a.m.                                     Dr. Seamus Smith (First Anv)

11.00 a.m.                                     Una O’Connor (First Anv)

Sunday 14th October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 13th Oct.)   Christopher and Bridget Ryan

 8.30 a.m.                                      Con Monahan

10.30 a.m.                                     Mary Sweeney (Birthday Remembrance)

12.00 noon                                   Paddy Martin (2nd Anv)

 7.00 p.m.                                      Ernie Brennan (Birthday  Remembrance)


The parish community warmly welcomes Jonah Joseph Smartt who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to his proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.



Thursday 18th October from 7.00 to 9.00p.m.   Sutton Park School is a Co-educational school catering for students from age 4 – 18 years.  All enquiries welcome Tel. 839 9400

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


Mindfulness continues with Joe Clarke on Tuesdays at 11.00 am.  Cost: Donation.

All are welcome.



Presented by Fr. Jim Cogley on Wednesday 17th October from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

This Seminar will explore loss in its many facets and how it is also an invitation to Wholeness

Cost €25 (Bring packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided)

Booking essential – Tel. 832 2228


Scripture Readings for the Twenty Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 8th October

Gal 1: 6-12. Ps 110:1-2, 7-10, R/ v5. Lk 10:25-37

Tuesday 9th October

Blessed John Henry Newman   Memorial

Gal 1: 13-24. Ps 138:1-3, 13-15, R/ v24. Lk 10:38-42

Wednesday 10th October

Gal 2: 1-2, 7-14. Ps 116, R/ Mk 16:15. Lk 11:1-4

Thursday 11th October

Gal 3: 1-5. Ps Lk 1:69-75, R/cf. v68. Lk 11:5-13

Friday 12th October

Gal 3: 7-14. Ps 110:1-6, R/ v5. Lk 11:15-26

Saturday 13th October

Gal 3: 22-29. Ps 104:2-7, R/ v8. Lk 11:27-28

Sunday 14th October

Wis 7: 7-11. Ps 89:12-17, R/ v14. Heb 4: 12-13. Mk 10: 17-30


Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Monday 8th October at 7.30 p.m. in St. Columbanus Hall facilitated by Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.



The Annual Mass for all those buried in the two Cemeteries in the Parish - Saint Mary’s and Old Abbey – will take place on Sunday 4th November in the Church at 3 o’clock.  The Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place immediately after the Mass.



All Saints (Holyday of Obligation) Thursday 1st Nov. 2012


First Sunday of Advent  2nd Dec. 2012


The Immaculate Conception (Holyday of Obligation) Saturday 8th Dec. 2012


Ash Wednesday 13th February 2013


Easter Sunday  - 31st March 2013



Sunday 30th September – First Collection  €985 and the Share collection   €825