Parish Newsletter Sunday 7th of June 2015

posted 10 Jun 2015, 12:47 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 10 Jun 2015, 12:48 ]

Sunday 7th June 2015

Corpus Christi (22/15)

Family Mass Celebration

Next Sunday, 14th June, the Family Mass Team invite everyone to celebrate the parish family in a special way at the 10:30am Mass.  The recent recipients of the Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation and their families are especially welcome.  Following the Mass, there will be refreshments for everyone in the Parish Hall – (St. Columbanus Hall).  All are welcome.


BRINGING FAITH TO LIFE  Are you questioning your faith?  Do you struggle to find answers to address questions raised by your experience of life?  Is your prayer life struggling or non-existent?  Do you wish to do something about it?  Bringing Faith to Life is a programme that addresses some of the issues that modern life raises and offers a way to develop or deepen our Christian Faith.  The first of six session begins on Friday 19th June at 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  Each session will consist of a video presentation followed by a conversation based on reflective questions.  All are welcome to participate.

Irish Camino

Join us this August 2015 over five days traversing the footsteps of St Finbarr’s way in West Cork.  Spaces are limited to 20 persons and the modest cost includes accommodation, breakfast, and dinner as well as daily transport.  For more details visit

Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015

Howth Photographic Club invite entries to The Charlie McDermott “Spirit of Howth” Photography Competition 2015.  Junior section up to 16 and Adults section over 16 Photographs will be judged on the extent to which they reflect the “Spirit of Howth” in the widest sense of people, scenery, activities, culture or heritage.  Photos can be black and white or colour ranging in size from 6”x 4” up to 12”x 8” un-mounted.  First Prize €100  Second Prize €50  Third Prize €25  Prizes in both the Adult and Junior sections  Send / deliver your entries (maximum 3 un-mounted photographs) to Sean Briody, c/o McDermott’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Howth with your name, address, phone number and the age category entered clearly printed on the back ( preferably on an adhesive Label).  Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd July   Entry Fee to the Adult Section is €2 per entry or a maximum of 3 entries for €5.  Entry to the Junior Section is Free.  Prizes will be presented on Friday July 10th 2015 at 7pm in the Old Courthouse Harbour Road Howth.


The Annual Cemetery Mass in Fingal takes place on Sunday 21st June at 12noon.  The Annual Cemetery Mass in Balgriffin takes place on Sunday 5th July at 12noon.


STRAWBERRY FAIR  - Sunday 21st June  from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m.

Strawberries and Cream, Taste of Howth, Plants, Books and Toy Stall, Kid’s Crafts.  Penalty Shoot-Out, Obstacle Course and lots of entertainment  -  A great Day Out for all the family.

Scripture Readings - Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 8th June

St Justin Memorial

2 Cor 1:1-7. Ps 33:2-9, R/ v9. Mt 5: 1-12

Tuesday 9th June

St Columba Feast

Rm 12:1-2, 9-13 or 2Cor 5:14-21. Ps 33:2-3, 10-15, R/ v11. Mt 8:18-27 or Mt 19:27-29

Wednesday 10th June

2 Cor 3:4-11. Ps 98: 5-9, R/ v9. Mt 5: 17-19

Thursday 11th June

St Barnabas Memorial

Acts 11:21-26, 13: 1-3. Ps 97: 1-6 R v2. Mt 10:7-13

Friday 12th June

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Hos 11:1, 3-4,8-9. Ps Is 12:2-6, R/ v3. Eph 3:8-12, 14-19. Jn 19:31-37

Saturday 13th June

2 Cor 5:14-21. Ps 102: 1-4, 8-9, 11-12, R/ v8. Mt 5: 33-37

Sunday 14th June

Ez 17:22-24. Ps 91:2-3,13-16, R /cf.v2. 2 Cor 5:6-10. Mk 4:26-34

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 8th June at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 9th June from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome.

Singers and Musicians are needed at the Family Mass at 10.30am on Sundays.  All are welcome particularly parents and young people.  Tel. Barbara in the Parish Office 839 7398 for more information.


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - Thursday 11th June at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406



The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton next Sunday, 14th June at 3.00 p.m.

AN ASHRAM EXPERIENCE in Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Howth - 28th June to 27th July    Time for Meditation, Yoga (gentle stretches), Spiritual direction.  Time of Silence, Simplicity and Equanimity.  Residential: €255 - 3 days; €425 - 5 days.  Day Attendees, 7.30am to 8.00pm  €55 per day (includes meals).  Limited places.  Bookings essential.  Tel.  01-670 5419  or email  More information on  and

MASS INTENTIONS  7th – 14th June

Sunday 7th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 6th June)  Peggy Lynch & Terence McGovern

8.30am Dorothy McKeogh

10.30am John O’Connell, Deborah O’Connell, Dan O’Connell & Mary Kennedy

12 noon Ellen ‘Blonnie’ Quinn

Weds 10th June

8.00am Ellen & Joseph Daly

Thurs 11th June

10.00am The O’Connor & O’Shea Families

Sunday 14th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 13th June)   Nancy Haughey

8.30am Maura Gibney

10.30am Joseph Reid (Month’s Mind)

12 noon Annie & Tom Harford

HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  1st to 10th July 2015

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place on Sunday 14th June from 9.00 am to 1.00pm and on Monday 15th June from 10.00am to 11.00am in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 - without badge enrol for €5.00   Lots of activities including Quasar, Swimming, Bowling, Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Hockey, Fun with Food, Fancy Dress Disco, Basketball, Bouncy Castle & Giant Slide, Soccer and Knock-Out.  All the Leaders are Garda Vetted for the safety of your children and as this is completely voluntary, it is the cheapest Summer activity around.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

8th -12th June

Monday K. Burke

Tuesday J. Morton

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 8th – 13th June

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L & V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 13 & 14 June

Saturday 7.00pm M. O’Laoi

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon P. Van dePol


Sunday 31st May – First Collection  €755  and the SHARE collection  €640