Parish Newsletter Sunday 8th April 2012

posted 11 Apr 2012, 03:42 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon   Wednesday 11th April 2012

EASTER SUNDAY                                                                                   (14/12)




EASTER MONDAY: Mass at 11.00 a.m. followed by Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.  Tuesday to Friday inclusive: Mass at 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. as usual.



Flowers have long been associated with Our Lady.  It was the 6th Century Co. Kilkenny monk St. Fiacre who first dedicated a garden to Our Lady.  By the Middle Ages many flowers and herbs had popular names connecting them to Our Lady and Mary Gardens made up exclusively of such flora came into being.


Since Our Lady is patron of our Church, some parishioners suggested that the flower beds left and right of the steps to the main door be re-planted as a Mary Garden.  Bríd Kelleher who prepares our beautiful Easter Garden designed our Mary Garden and planting has commenced.  It will take time for it to mature and additional Mary flora will be added from time to time to reflect the changing seasons.  A guide to the garden and its contents is in preparation.


Our Mary Garden will hopefully offer a prayerful greeting to those approaching our Church and is something special to have done in this year of the Eucharistic Congress.


It's coming!  Are you going?

Only nine weeks to go to the opening of the International Eucharistic Congress on Sunday 10th June when thousands of pilgrims from overseas and from all parts of Ireland will gather at the RDS in Ballsbridge for this week long Congress of the universal Church.  From Canada alone,1,000 have registered to attend.

The Congress theme of Communion with Christ and with one another is very much about hope, reconciliation and renewal for which we are nourished by Christ's Body in the Eucharist.  We cannot claim to have a real communion with Christ if we do not seek a communion with our fellow human beings.  One aspect of the Congress will be to try and discern what communion with one another truly means in our place and time.  The Congress concludes on Sunday 17th June with the Statio Orbis - an open air Mass for 85,000 to be held in Croke Park for which 24 parishioners have booked their places.  Three or five day tickets to the Congress that include the Statio Orbis option can still be bought on line.  Visit to book or find out all that is happening or just pick up the card "It's coming! Are you going?" on the Church bookstand that tells you where to get more information.



Please remember in your prayers, BARNEY McKENNA, who died suddenly during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.  The funeral will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Trim on Monday 9th April at 12.30 p.m.



MASS INTENTIONS 8th – 15th April 2012

Sunday 8th April

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

10.30 a.m.                               Laurence O’Rourke

12.00 noon                             Esther Finnerty

 7.00 p.m.                                Mary Sweeney (Month’s Mind)

Monday 9th April

11.00 a.m.                               David Bolger

Tuesday 10th April

 8.00 a.m.                                Mrs. Carty (Recently Deceased)

Thursday 12th April

10.00 a.m.                               Eileen McDonagh (2nd Anv.)

Friday 13th April

10.00 a.m.                               John Tracey (Birthday Remembrance)

Saturday 14th April

10.00 a.m.                               Tommy and Grace Hyde

11.00 a.m.                               Patrick and Mary McGinn

Sunday 15th April

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 14th April)  Brigid and Harry Howard

 8.30 a.m.                                Eddie and Josie Connolly

10.30 a.m.                               Leslie O’Laoi

12.00 noon                             Frank O’Mahony (5th Anv.)

 7.00 p.m.                                Sean O’Shea (2nd Anv.)


Thanks to all who contributed to the cost of the flowers for the decoration of the Altar for Easter.

Many thanks also to all who assisted with the Holy Week and Easter Liturgies.



The Sunshine Fund of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank most sincerely, the parishioners

of Howth Parish for their generous contribution of €1,681.00 on Palm Sunday last.  This will be used

exclusively for the use of the children attending Sunshine House this coming holiday season.


Have you ever thought about doing something really different?  We are looking for people to become foster carers

The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service on behalf of the Health Service Executive are seeking to recruit committed and enthusiastic Foster Carers for three young people.

You will receive extensive training, receive support and guidance and a fostering allowance.  You will be required to have a spare bedroom for the young person.  If you feel you have the ability to become a foster carer, please call us now on 01-8424525.



The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, on Sunday 27th  May at 3.00 p.m.


Scripture Readings for the Easter Octave

Monday 9th April

Acts 2: 14, 22-33. Ps 15: 1-2,5, 7-11, R/v1. . Mt 28: 8-15

Tuesday 10th April

Acts 2: 36-41. Ps 32: 4-5, 18-20, 22, R/v5. Jn 20: 11-18

Wednesday 11th April

Acts 3: 1-10. Ps 104: 1-4, 6-9, R/v3. Lk 24: 13-35

Thursday 12th April

Acts 3:11-26. Ps 8: 2, 5-9, R/v2. Lk 24: 35-48

Friday 13th April

Acts 4: 1-12. Ps 117:1-2, 4, 22-27, R/v22. Jn21: 1-14

Saturday 14th April

Acts 4: 13-21 Ps 117:1, 14-21, R/v21. Mk 16: 9-15.

Sunday 15th April

Acts 4: 32-35. Ps 117:2-4, 15-18, 22-24, R/v1. 1 Jn5: 1-6. Jn 20: 19-31


Many thanks for Easter Dues received – your generous support is much appreciated.



25th to 30th AUGUST 2012

Accommodation in 4* Hotel Compostela, which is centrally located within walking distance of the Cathedral.  Tour of city, “Taster” walk on the Camino; 2 Day excursions by coach.  Direct flights - Price €750 approx, plus airport taxes, insurance and single room supplement.

Details available from Edel in St. Fintan's Parish Office, Greenfield Road, Sutton.

In order to hold a competitive price it is necessary to know our numbers travelling as soon as possible.  To secure a place a completed Booking Form with deposit of €250 per person should be made to Edel in Parish Office without delay.  Tel: 01 839 2001.



We hope to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 12th September 2012 for five nights.  The cost per person sharing will be €749.00 - Full Board accommodation in the Hotel Gallia Londres.  For more details please call into the Parish Office/Sacristy or Tel. 839 7398




Sunday 1st April – First Collection  €965 and the SHARE collection    €795