Parish Newsletter Sunday 8th of June 2014

posted 16 Jun 2014, 14:39 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 16 Jun 2014, 14:40 ]

Sunday 8th June 2014

Pentecost Sunday (22/14)

HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT  30th June to 11th July 2014 for 4 to 15 year olds

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place today, on Sunday 8th June from 9.00 am to 12.30pm and tomorrow, Monday 9th June from 9.45am to 11.30am in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  Bring last year’s badge and enrol for €4.00 - without badge enrol for €5.00  


The Blessing of the Graves and Mass will take place in Saint Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton, to-day -  Sunday, 8th June at 3.00 p.m.


STRAWBERRY FAIR  - Sunday 15th 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.


The Annual Mass and Anointing of the Sick will take place next Sunday, 15th June at 3.30pm in the Church


The annual cemetery Mass in Fingal takes place on Sunday 22nd June at 12noon.  The annual cemetery Mass in Balgriffin takes place on Sunday 6th July at 3.00 pm.


Combined Parishes of Sutton, Howth and Baldoyle Sunday 7 – Friday 12 September 2014 Hotel Roissy 3 star  This hotel has been recently refurbished and is located approx. 100 mtrs from the Sanctuaries.  Price: €669.00 per person sharing Price includes: Return flights Dublin/Lourdes / Return airport transfers / 5 nights accommodation sharing twin room on a full board basis / Full religious programme during your stay.  Extras: - Airport taxes €75.00 / Travel insurance €25.00  (person aged 86 – 94 years double premium applies) / Single room supplement €175.00 for duration of stay.  How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form (available in the Sacristy) with deposit of €250.00 per person (payment by cheque, debit or credit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel.  The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure – payment by cheque/cash or debit card (a 2% surcharge applies only to balances paid by credit card).


The World Association of Flower Arrangers is holding their 11th World Show in the RDS Dublin from 18th to 22nd June.  This is the first time Ireland has been invited to host the show.  Pre-booked tickets are available from Ticketmaster or at the RDS on the day.  Visit for further details.


Volunteers required urgently: St.Clare’s Conference serves the Priorswood Area (Coolock)and are currently looking for new members to join the visiting teams in addition to one new member to act as Treasurer, as the current Treasurer is retiring at the end of this year- this position is a no-visiting role, ideally with some computer skills.  This is a pro-active Conference which hosts a special Learning for Life educational programme for children of the families they visit.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact:  Kay Burke – Tel. 087-974 9005

Scripture Readings – First Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 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

Tuesday 10th June

1 Kg 17:7-16. Ps 4:2-5, 7-8 R/ v7. Mt 5:13-16

Wednesday 11th June

St Barnabas Memorial

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

Thursday 12th June

1 Kg 18:41-46. Ps 64:10-13, R/ v2. Mt 5:20-26.

Friday 13th June

St Anthony of Padua Memorial

1 Kg 19:9, 11-16. Ps 26:7-9, 13-14,R/v8. Mt 5:27-32

Saturday 14th June

1 Kg 19:19-21. Ps 15:1-2,5,7-10,R/cf v5. Mt 5:33-37

Sunday 15th June

The Most Holy Trinity

Ex 34: 4-6,8-9. Ps Dn 3:52-56, R/ v52. 2Cor 13:11-13. Jn 3:16-18

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues tomorrow evening, Mon. 9th June, in St. Columbanus Hall at 7.30pm.

Mindfulness with Joe Clarke every Tuesday morning in St. Columbanus Hall from 11.00am to 12 noon.

Diabetes affects one in three families in Ireland with the growth of Type 2 diabetes in particular considered an epidemic by the World Health Organisation.  DIABETES IRELAND invites you to hop on your bicycle this June 21 (Limerick) or June 22 (Dublin) and cycle to Change Diabetes.  Distance options of 25km family fun cycle, 60km route & 100km route available on each day.  Full details at  or lo-call 1850 909 909

The Irish Cancer Society will hold a fund-raising Church Gate Collection, today, after all the Masses.

A Fundraising Bring and Buy Cake Sale will take place next Sunday, 15 June from 9am until 4pm in aid of the RNLI.  Organised by Howth local, Melanie O’Neill, all proceeds will go to this most deserving cause.  Melanie will also cycle from Paris to Nice (700km) in September for the Lifeboat Service.  The Cake Sale will take place in St Columbanus Hall, Howth Village.  Tea, Coffee, Cakes and Bakes, raffle, treats and goodies!  All are welcome.


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Treasa May McKeon, Ella Anna Davis and Dylan Emmet Love who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grand parents, God Parents and extended family.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 9th - 13th June

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday B. Milton

Friday J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 9th - 14th June

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday L&V Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 14/15 June

Saturday 7.00pm C. Finnerty

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh, V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon A. O’Halloran

MASS INTENTIONS 8th – 15th June

Sunday 8th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 7th June)  Patrick, Seamus and Eddie Byrne

8.30am Mary McLoughlin (Month’s Mind)

10.30am Maura Gibney (27th Anv)

12 noon Ellen ‘Blonnie’ Quinn (20th Anv)

Mon 9th June

10.00am Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Michael Fitzpatrick

Tue 10th June

8.00am Ellen Daly

Sunday 15th June

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 14th June)  Peter Wright

10.30am Deirdre Moore

The Mater Private are hosting a series of FREE Health Seminars for over 55s. Seminar offers FREE Blood Pressure and Glucose check along with information on Heart Health and Diabetes.  Venues/Times   Sutton Lawn Tennis Club: Monday 9th June @ 10.30am – 11.30am.  Howth Golf Club: Tuesday 10th June @ 10.30am – 11.30am & 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  Sutton Golf Club: Thursday 19th June @ 10.30am – 11.30am & 6.30pm – 7.30pm   Spaces are limited so please book: or call 087-6551784


Sunday 1st June – First Collection  €680 and the SHARE collection  - €1,445