Parish Newsletter Sunday 8th January 2012

posted 9 Jan 2012, 04:18 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Monday 9th January 2012

The Baptism of the Lord                                                                         (02/12)


“You shall be my Witnesses…”-Parish preparation for Confirmation programme


On next SUNDAY, 15th January at the 10.30 a.m. FAMILY MASS, we welcome the young people of the parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation later this year.  The young people and their parents will take an active part in the Liturgy on that day.  We invite parishioners to join parents and family members to pray for and support the young people as they prepare for this important Sacrament.  For further information contact Valerie Darby, 086 313 7850 or Barbara, Parish Office, 839 7398


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

Check us out via the parish website for further details of events or see the Website:


Mindfulness Course resumes Tuesday 24th January at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Eucharistic Reflection Day with Sr. Marie Therese Porter Saturday 4th February

10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

The wonder of breaking and sharing Bread.  Fr. Jim Kenny will celebrate the Eucharist at 4.30 p.m.

Cost €25 – bring a packed lunch, tea/coffee will be available



Wednesday 8th February  10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Presenter: 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 prayer, input, Eucharist, personal space,

3 course lunch and tea breaks.  Cost €40.  Contact Sr. Sally Hyland to reserve your place

Tel. 087 622 6620



Un-used benches have been there for some time.  Any parishioner who would like to acquire one or more of these benches may see them on the following dates at Saint Columbanus Hall:

Tuesday 10th January 2012  -  11.00 a.m. to 12 noon

Wednesday 11th January 2012  -  11.00 a.m. to 12 noon


Please contact the Parish Office for more information – Tel. 839 7398



We thank you for your generous response to this collection which was held at all the Masses on Sunday 11th December 2011.  The total collection to date is €18,145-00  The members of the Howth Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society thank you for your generosity.



MASS INTENTIONS 8th - 15th January 2012

Sunday 8th January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 7th January)  Bridget Redmond

 8.30 a.m.                                Dominic Coleman   (Third Anv.)

10.30 a.m.                               Barney Farren (Third Anv.)

12.00 noon                             Paul John Byrne

 7.00 p.m.                                Jack and Nellie Moore  and Cora Lynch

Monday 9th January

 8.00 a.m.                                George Emmett

10.00 a.m.                               Bob Power (Month’s Mind)

Tuesday 10th January

8.00 a.m.                                 Eileen Walsh

10.00 a.m.                               Sighile Flynn (Recently Deceased)

Wednesday 11th January

 8.00 a.m.                                A Special Intention

Thursday 12th January

 8.00 a.m.                                James Freeney

Friday 13th January

 8.00 a.m.                                Conleth Cormican

10.00 a.m.                               Margaret and Conor Finnerty

Saturday 14th January

10.00 a.m.                               Donal Redmond

11.00 a.m.                               Fergal Jameson and Patrick Jameson

Sunday 15th January

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 14th January)  Bridget and  Christopher Ryan

 8.30 a.m.                                Edith & Patrick Reid and their daughter Edie.  Peter Tanner and Barry Dunne

10.30 a.m.                               Denis Quinn

12.00 noon                             Christopher O’Connor

 7.00 p.m.                                Christy Magee (25th Anv.)

For People over 65 in Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Sutton and Howth
Vantastic in association with Fingal County Council and the Fingal Senior Citizens’ Forum are offering a 
FREE Door to Door Transport Service to residents over 65 years in the Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Sutton and 
Howth areas to health appointments.  The pilot will run for 12 months.  Early booking is required as places are 
limited.  For more information contact Vantastic on freephone 1800-242703


Sunday 1st January – First Collection  €980 and the SHARE Collection  €665



Scripture Readings for the First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 9th January

1 Sam 1:1-8. Ps 115:12-19, R/ v17. Mk 1: 14-20

Tuesday 10th January

1 Sam 1:9-20. Ps 1 Sam 2: 1, 4-8, R/ cf. v1. Mk 1: 21-28

Wednesday 11th January

1 Sam 3:1-10, 19-20. Ps 39:2, 5, 7-10, R/ v8,9. Mk 1: 29-39

Thursday 12th January

1 Sam 4:1-11. Ps 43:10-11, 14-15, 24-25, R/ v27. Mk 1: 40-45

Friday 13th January

1 Sam 8:4-7, 10-22. Ps 88:16-19, R/ cf. v2. Mk 2: 1-12

Saturday 14th January

1 Sam 9:1-4, 17-19. 10: 1. Ps 20:2-7, R/ v2. Mk 2: 13-17

Sunday 15th January

1 Sam 3: 3-10, 19. Ps 39: 2, 4, 7-10, R/v8,9. 1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20. Jn 1:35-42



Saturday Evening Vigil Mass at

7 o’clock

Sunday Morning          8.30; 10.30; and 12.00 noon

Sunday Evening          Mass at 7 o’clock


Weekdays: Monday - Friday

8.00 and 10.00 a.m.


Saturdays: 10.00 and 11.00 a.m.



Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues: your continuing support is much appreciated.

Important Dates for the Year 2012
Ash Wednesday                       22nd February 
Easter Sunday                          8th April 
The Ascension of the Lord          20th May 
Pentecost Sunday                    27th May 
The Holy Trinity                       3rd June 
The Body and Blood of Christ 
(Corpus Christi)                         10th June 
The Sacred Heart of Jesus          15th June 
Christ the King                          25th November