Parish Newsletter Sunday 8th December 2013

posted 12 Dec 2013, 02:54 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

Second Sunday of Advent                                                                          (49/13)

Second Sunday of Advent

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. to-day followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction. 

FAMILY MASS REHEARSAL FOR CHRISTMAS

To-day – Sunday (8th December), all are welcome to come to our Rehearsal of Christmas Carols in preparation for the Holy Season.  We will meet for one hour to-day at 1.30pm in the Church.  Please come along as in previous years to fill the Church with people, song and everything good about Christmas!  The rehearsal is in preparation for the Vigil Mass (7pm) on Christmas Eve and the 10.30am Family Mass on Christmas Day.  There will also be a visit (21st Dec.) to the local Nursing Homes to sing Carols for the residents.  Children and Adults are welcome.

 

SAINT VINCENT de PAUL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

The Annual Christmas Collection for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will take place to-day -  Sunday – (8th December).  This collection will replace the SHARE Collection.

 

THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY will be celebrated tomorrow, Monday 9th December.  It is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.  Mass at 8.00am and 10.00am

 

ST. FINTAN'S PARISH, SUTTON  -  CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Annual Concert of Christmas music will take place on Wednesday, 11th December at 7.30pm.  The junior and senior choirs will be joined by guest artists, Mary Callan Clarke and Neville DoolinM.C. Ian Dempsey.  All are welcome.

 

PENANCE SERVICE IN PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS

The Parish PENANCE SERVICE in preparation for Christmas will take place on TUESDAY 17th December at 8.00pm.   The Service will be conducted by Father Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ.  There will be a number of visiting Confessors and there is the opportunity for individual Confession during the evening.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY    -   HOWTH SENIOR CITIZENS

The Senior Citizens’ Christmas party will be held in the ABBEY TAVERN on Sunday, 22nd December at 1.00 p.m.  Individual invitations are not being sent out but ALL SENIOR CITIZENS IN HOWTH PARISH ARE WELCOME.  It is asked that only Senior Citizens resident in Howth attend.  Those who require transport are asked to leave their names in the Sacristy   Tel. 839 7398

 

DUBLIN DIOCESAN FOOD APPEAL

The Diocesan Food Appeal continues through Advent.  A most sincere thanks to those who have already donated.  Please continue to bring non-perishable food items to the Church.  The receptacle for your donations in the Sacristy will remain there for the next few weeks.  All donations will be collected by Crosscare.

 

 

Scripture Readings for the Second Week of Advent

Monday 9th December

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Gn 3:9-15, 20. Ps 97:1-4, R/v1. Eph 1:3-6, 11-12. Lk 1:26-38

Tuesday 10th December

Is 40: 1-11. Ps 95:1-3,10-13, R/cf Is40:9-10. Mt 18:12-14

Wednesday 11th December

Is 40: 25-31. Ps 102:1-4,8,10 R/v1. Mt 11:28-30

Thursday 12th December

Saint Lucy                   Memorial

Is 41: 13-20. Ps 144:1, 9-13 R/v8. Mt 11:11-15

Friday 13th December

Saint Lucy       Memorial

Is 48: 17-19. Ps 1:1-4,6:R/cf Jn 8:12. Mt 11:16-19

Saturday 14th December

Saint John of the Cross           Memorial

Eccles (Sir) 48:1-4,9-11. Ps 79:2-3,15-16,18-19 R/v4. Mt 17:10-13

Sunday 15th December

Is 35:1-6,10. Ps 145:6-10 R/cf Is 35:4. Jas 5:7-10.Mt 11:2-11

 

HOWTH PARISH REFORM AND RENEWAL GROUP

‘The Vatican Survey on the Family’

The next meeting will take place tomorrow evening, Monday 9th December at 8.00 pm in St. Columbanus Hall.  This is an opportunity to discuss and consider the issues before completing the questionnaire.  ALL WELCOME

 

CAROL SERVICE BY CANDLELIGHT

Pobalscoil Neasáin in Baldoyle will host a Christmas Carol service on Wednesday 11th December at 7.00 p.m.  All are welcome.  Refreshments afterwards.   Come along to an enjoyable, reflective, and prayerful service by the students.

 

ANNUAL CAROLS AT SUTTON CROSS

In aid of the Peter McVerry Trust.  Saturday 14th December at 1.45pm until 4pm.  Contact Jeannette 087-264 3508 for more information.

 

HOWTH PARISH CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

The Parish Christmas Carol Service will take place in the Church on Thursday, 19th December at 7.30 p.m.  This is a wonderful night for all to come together and sing together in the true spirit of Christmas.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.

 

THE FAT-TURKEY WALK
The Annual walk in aid of Suttonians R.F.C and the I.R.F.U Charitable Trust for seriously injured players takes place on Saturday 28th December (10.30 a.m.) from Suttonians R.F.C around the Hill of Howth.  Registration from 9.00 a.m. at Suttonians Club House.

 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 1st Dec. – First Collection  €885 and the SHARE collection  €630

 

MASS INTENTIONS 8th – 15th Dec

Sunday 8th Dec

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 7th Dec)    Pierce O’Shea (3rd Anv)

 8.30am                              Gregory Meehan (Month’s Mind)

10.30am                             Matthew Madigan , Snr. and Matthew Madigan Jnr.

12 noon                              The Malone Family

Wednesday 11th Dec

10.00 a.m.                          Dervla Brady McAleese

Saturday 14th Dec

10.00 am                            May O’Keefe, Frank O’keefe and Pauline Halley

Sunday 15th Dec

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 14th Dec)  Christy & Lena Magee

 8.30am                              Jack Doyle (First Anv)

10.30am                             Florie Nealon (First Anv) and Martin & Marty Nealon

12noon                               Joe Maxwell (First Anv)

 

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 9th – 13th Dec

Monday                  J. Morton

Tuesday                 S. McInerney

Wednesday             Kay Burke

Thursday                Kay Burke

Friday                     J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 9th – 14th Dec

Monday                  T. Boyle

Tuesday                 U. Kane

Wednesday             J. Stewart

Thursday                M. Connaughton

Friday                     J. Clarke

Saturday                L & V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 14th /Sun 15th Dec

Saturday 7.00pm     N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am       D. O’Cathasaigh/Á. UiCathasaigh

Sunday 10.30am     Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon       S. Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

 

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

A REFLECTIVE ENERGISING DAY

Wednesday 18th December 2013

10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Presenter:  Sally Hyland S.J.G.

The day includes prayer, input, personal space, 3 course lunch and tea breaks.

Cost €45.  Contact 087-6226620 to reserve your place.

 

The Howth Community Drama Group will present 'ALADDIN’ a Pantomime by the late Terry O’Connor, from Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd January at 8.00 p.m. with a Matinee on Saturday 4th at 3.00p.m. in the School Hall, Howth Primary School.  Tickets €8 and €5 - from Lua (Tel. 839 1538).  Please come, enjoy a great show and support your local community!
 

Mindfulness continues with Joe Clarke on Tuesday 10th December at 11.00 am in St. Columbanus Hall, Main St., Howth.  All are welcome.

 

 

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