Parish newsletter Sunday 8th of November 2015

posted 10 Nov 2015, 13:00 by Lisa O'Neill

Sunday 8th November 2015

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (44/15)


On the 14th of October last, Kay Burke and Joe Stewart representing the parishioners, along with Sheila Maloney and Tony Sweetman representing the parish council paid a visit to Father Brendan and to present him with the thank you card signed by one thousand two hundred and fifty people.  We found Father Brendan to be in very good health, great spirits and very much at peace in his retirement.  He was overwhelmed by the card, particularly the number of signatures and good wishes that were expressed in the books that accompanied the card.  Father Brendan especially asked that we pass on to you all his gratitude, his blessings and his prayers.  The parish of Howth will always be in his thoughts as he will be in ours.

The Welcoming Group will provide teas and coffees in the church after the 10.30 and 12.00 Masses to-day  -  Sunday, 8th November.  Please feel free to stop and have a chat.


The parish programme of preparation for First Holy Communion 2016 begins next Sunday (15th November) at the 10.30am Family Mass.  The children of the parish preparing for First Holy Communion next year will be enrolled in the programme and this special Mass will feature a renewal of baptismal promises.

We look forward to welcoming all the children to this special Mass on Sunday next.



Saturday 21st November at 3.00pm in the Sea Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth.


This Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Howth.  All are welcome.

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

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

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


Saturday 28th November from 10am to 1.00pm in Saint Columbanus Hall in aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people.  Brother Kevin needs financial help to provide 850 meals every day for people who are homeless or in need and up to 1,800 food parcels each week for those on the poverty threshold.  Please support this most deserving cause.

The Three Tenors – Ireland’s Greatest Voices

Ireland’s Most Popular Trio - Ray O’Hare, Dominic McGorian and Alan Kelly will present a Concert in the Church on Friday evening, 11th December at 8.00pm.  This thrilling concert is packed with the most beautiful spiritual favourites…: Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, The Prayer, Pie Jesu, I Believe, I'll Walk with God and the world’s most popular, uplifting, magical songs from Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), Sinatra (My Way), and Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma).  Christmas Favourites will include 'When a Child is Born' 'Silent Night' 'O Holy Night'.  Tickets - €25 available in the Parish Office Tel. 839 7398 or The Country Market Tel. 832 2033.  Special Guests – Howth Scoil Mhuire Primary School Choir.

Scripture Readings – Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 9th Nov

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Ez 47:1-2,8-9, 12 or 1Cor 3:9-11, 16-17. Ps 45:2-3, 5-6,8-9 R/ v5. Jn 2:13-22

Tuesday 10th Nov

St Leo the Great Memorial

Wis 2:23-3:9. Ps 33:2-3,16-19 R/v2. Lk 17:7-10

Wednesday 11th Nov

St Martin of Tours Memorial

Wis 6:1-11. Ps 81:3-4,6-7, R/v8. Lk 17:11-19

Thursday 12th Nov

St Josaphat Memorial

Wis 7:22-8:1. Ps 118:89-91,130,135,175 R/v89. Lk 17:20-25

Friday 13th Nov

Wis 13:1-9. Ps 18:2-5, R/v2. Lk 17:26-37

Saturday 14th Nov

St. Laurence O’Toole Feast

Wis 18:14-16, 19:6-9. Ps 104:2-3,36-37,42-43, R/v5. Lk 18:1-8

Sunday 15th Nov

Dn 12:1-13.Ps 15:5,8-11, R/ v1. Heb 10:11-14, 18. Mk 13:24-32

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   The Acts of the Apostles

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


The story of a Howth Cottage by Bernie Nestor 1995

This is a nostalgic Memoir by Bernie Nestor of her life growing up in an isolated cottage overlooking Howth Golf Club on Howth Hill.  It is a social history covering several generations. It will appeal to a wide readership as well as to the people of Howth.  It would make a great gift, in particular a Christmas gift.  Published by the Howth Peninsula Heritage Society at €5.00 and sold in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.  Copies are available in the Sacristy from Barbara at Tel. 839 7398


The Irish Society for Autism will hold a fund-Raising Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Thank you for your support for this collection in previous years.


Christian Meditation will take place in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 12th November at 11.00am.  Cost:  None - and all are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406

ENCHIRIADIS TREIS CHOIR presents HANDEL’S MESSIAH on Sunday 29th November at 8.00pm in St. Anne's Church, Portmarnock.  Soloists: Mary Callan Clarke, Andrew Gavin and Tristan Caldwell.  Tickets €10 each.  Tel.: 085 747 6818 for tickets or email:  

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 9th – 13th Nov.

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday J. Morton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

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

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 14 & 15 Nov.

Saturday 7.00pm B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/ U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon F. Walsh

MASS INTENTIONS 8th – 15th Nov

Sunday 8th Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 7th Nov)     Deceased Church Collectors

8.30am Vincent Bell

10.30am Bridie Croke

12 noon Gerard Moore (14th Anv)

Mon 9th Nov

8.00am Patrick O’Connor

10.00am Dick, Mary & Cissy Harford

Tues 10th Nov

8.00am Tom & Nora Wickham

10.00am James Lawless

Weds 11th Nov

10.00am Eileen Scally (1st Anv) & Jack Scally

Thurs 12th Nov

8.00am Ian Taplin

10.00am Deceased members of Red Rock Golfing Society

Fri 13th Nov

10.00am Tom & Nora Whyte

Sat 14th Nov

10.00am Ann McEttrick (Recently Deceased)

Sunday 15th Nov

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 14th Nov)   Eileen O’Shea (1st Anv)

10.30am Robert Hennessy

12 noon Padraig Smith


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Eleanor Frances Murphy Drumm, Mayson Lennon Ward and Matthew Laurence Foley who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.


Sunday 1st Nov. – First Collection  €975  and the SHARE collection   €875