Parish Newsletter Sunday 8th of March 2015

posted 9 Mar 2015, 13:38 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 9 Mar 2015, 13:38 ]

Sunday 8th March 2015

Third Sunday of Lent (10/15)


There will be Eucharistic Adoration at 4.00pm to-day, followed by Evening Prayer at 5.00pm.


The Novena of Grace continues this week with Masses on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9th – 12th March, at 8.00pm.  The Novena is conducted by Piaras Jackson, SJ, Brendan Comerford, SJ and Laurence Murphy, SJ.

FUND RAISING AUCTION    in aid of the St. Francis Hospice, Raheny

The Annual Auction in aid of the St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, will take place to-day  -  Sunday 8th March at 2.00pm. in the Abbey Tavern, Howth.  The organising Committee are asking for your generous and kind support once again for this deserving cause.  Please come along to bid and buy and make it a great day for everyone.  

Celebrating those Baptised in 2014

Next Sunday, 15th March during the 10:30 am Family Mass, all of the children baptised in Howth in 2014 will be especially celebrated.  They, their siblings, parents, godparents, wider family and friends are warmly invited to attend.


This year is the 1400th anniversary of the death of St. Columban.  His tomb is in the crypt of the basilica dedicated to his name in the town of Bobbio situated in the foothills of the Apennines south of Milan.  The proposal is to stay in the hilltop town of Bergamo, take an excursion to Sotto il Monte the birthplace Pope St. John XXIII, sightsee and shop in Milan taking in the magnificent Cathedral, La Scala Opera House, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper and then go for a relaxing day and night in Bobbio.  If there is an expressed interest, a day-to-day programme will be prepared for September 2015.  Please indicate your interest to St. Fintan’s Parish Office, Sutton as soon as possible.  Tel.: 01 8392001, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.


Please support Trócaire's Lenten Campaign by taking a box or envelope, available in the Church, and contribute what you can.  Thank you.


The Howth Chamber Music Committee is proud to bring you another instalment in a series of concerts.  Thanks to the success of the inaugural festival and your ongoing support, the committee are delighted to welcome to Howth, Amy Norrington, Pablo Benedi and Alasdair Beatson for a concert in our Church on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm.  Tickets - €15 are available by calling Tel. 087-167 1993 or visit  The programme will include Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms.


Please remember in your prayers KATHLEEN CLINTON who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.

Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Lent

Monday 9th March

2 Kg 5:1-15. Pss 41:2-3;42:3-4, R/Ps 41:3. Lk 4: 24-30

Tuesday 10th March

Dn 3: 25,34-43. Ps 24:4-9, R/v6. Mt 18:21-35.

Wednesday 11th March

Deut 4:1,5-9. Ps 147:12-13,15-16,19-20,R/v12. Mt 5:17-19

Thursday 12th March

Jer 7:23-28. Ps 94:1-2,6-9, R/v8. Lk 11:14-23.

Friday 13th March

Hos 14:2-10. Ps 80: 6, 8-11,14,17, R/ vv9,11. Mk 12:28-34

Saturday 14th March

Hos 5:15-6:6. Ps 50:3-4,18-21, R/ cf Hos 6:6. Lk 18:9-14

Sunday 15th March

2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23. Ps 136, R/ v6. Eph 2:4-10. Jn 3:14-21

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall on Monday evening 9th March at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 10th March from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


Many thanks from the members of the Howth/Sutton Lions Club to the Parishioners of Howth.  €1,030 was raised last week-end at their Church Gate collection in aid of St Francis Hospice, Raheny.  Your support is very much appreciated.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   Saint John’s Gospel

Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 13th March in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All welcome.  

STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE, Carrickbrack Road, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28


Continues - Monday 9th March 11.00am to 12 noon.  Booking essential as places are limited.  


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Seán Ward, Robert Blake and Evie Faye-Howe who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

MASS INTENTIONS  8th – 15th March

Sunday 8th March

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 7th March) Helen & Christopher McCarthy

8.30am MaryAnn, James & Matthew Doherty. Rosaleen & Peter Delaney

10.30am Christina Doyle & Alan Doyle

12 noon Patrick, Beatrice & John O’Mahony

Mon 9th March

8.00am Sinead Ryan (Recently Deceased)

10.00am Kathleen Hudson (12th Anv) & Larry Hudson. Also John & Elizabeth McCann

Tues 10th March

10.00am Stephen Redmond and his Grandparents, Myles & Nora Joyce

Thurs 12th March

8.00pm Anthony Bourke (3rd Anv)

Fri 13th March

10.00am Brendan & Nancy Towers

Sat 14th March

10.00am Coleman Lydon (1st Anv)

Sunday 15th March

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 14th March) Richard Walsh

8.30am Martin & Anastasia Fox

10.30am Gerry McLoughlin (14th )

12 noon Nicholas Mulhall (39th )

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

9th – 13th March

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday S. Lee

Thursday K. Burke

Friday K. Nolan

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

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

Mon 9th March  8.00pm      B. Lynch

Tues 10th March  8.00pm   L. Duffy

Weds 11th March  8.00pm  T. Boyle

Thurs 12th March 8.00pm   B. Farrell

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 14th & 15th March

Saturday 7.00pm E. Stewart

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh & A. Ui Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon D. Gilroy


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - Thursday 12th March and every Thursday evening at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


Sunday 1st March – First Collection  €775 and the SHARE collection   - €490