Parish Newsletter Sunday 9th February 2014

posted 13 Feb 2014, 03:11 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                      (06/14)



The annual collection for ACCORD, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all the Masses next weekend, 15th/16th February.  This will replace the usual Share Collection. 



The Dublin celebration for World Day of the Sick will be led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin with the Eucharist and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick in the Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion to-day -  Sunday (9th Feb.) at 3.00pm.   All are welcome.


Untying the Knot

The Howth Parish Faith & Renewal Group will host a Talk by Fr. Conall O'Cuinn, SJ, on Thursday 27th February at 8.00pm in St. Columbanus Hall.  Fr. O’Cuinn will talk about Pope Francis and the theme for the evening, “Untying the Knots” is the title of Paul Valelly's recent book.  Fr. O'Cuinn intends to engage in an interactive presentation dealing with many of the issues raised in this book.



The local Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold their monthly collection to-day – after all the Masses.


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


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke.

2 Sessions every Tuesday 10am to 11am  and  11.15am to 12.15pm

Please telephone 832 2228 to book your place or e-mail

Cost : donation




The Ministers of the Word proclaim the Good News at all the Masses in the Parish, during the week and at weekends.  We currently need some more readers for the 8 am Mass on weekdays.  If you are interested in reading at this Mass or at any other please contact Kay Burke or Mary Kirwin through the parish office.  Tel. 01-839 7398



Bridging the Gap is a voluntary group of ladies living in the Howth and Sutton area.  Their aim is to foster community spirit through care and friendship.  They can arrange a friendly visit for a chat, or someone to just listen or play a game of cards.  If you would like to know more about this group please contact Barbara in the Parish Office, Tel.: 839 7398.


Scripture Readings for the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 10th Feb

St Scholastica

1 Kg 8:1-7,9-13. Ps 131:6-10, R/v8. Mk 6: 53-56

Tuesday 11th Feb

Our Lady of Lourdes

1 Kg 8:22-23,27-30. Ps 83:3-5,10-11 R/v2. Mk 7: 1-13

Wednesday 12th Feb

1 Kg 10:1-10. Ps 36:5-6,30-31,39-40, R/v30. Mk 7: 14-23

Thursday 13th Feb

1 Kg 11:4-13. Ps 105:3-4,35-37,40, R/v4. Mk 7: 24-30

Friday 14th Feb

Ss Cyril and Methodius

Acts 13:46-49. Ps 116, R/vMk 16:15. Lk 10:1-9

Saturday 15th Feb

1 Kg 12:26-32,13:33-34. Ps 105:6-7, 19-22, R/v4. Mk 8:1-10

Sunday 16th Feb

Eccles (Sir) 15:15-20. Ps 118:1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34,R/v1. 1Cor 2:6-10. Mt5:17-37


Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 10th February at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.


BIBLE STUDY GROUP - St. Fintan's Parish Centre, Sutton.

The Bible Study Group, under the stewardship of Fr. Damian Murphy, meet every Friday in St. Fintan’s Parish Centre at 11a.m.  This term they are studying The Gospel according to St. John. Please join us – you will be most welcome. Contact 01 839 2001 or Sr. Anne c/o Baldoyle Parish 01 832 4313



Relic of St. Bernadette in St, Anne’s Church, Portmarnock, Tuesday 11th February at 3.00pm beginning with Prayer Service and ending with individual blessing of Relic of St. Bernadette.  All are very welcome especially the sick.


Tickets are now available in the Sacristy for The Three Tenors Concert, which will take place in St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton, on 21st February 2014.  Tickets -  €25,  are also available from the St. Fintan's Parish Office, 9.30am to 12.30pm and from Coffeys of Sutton, Unit 6 Superquinn Shopping Centre, Sutton.


Sunday 2nd Feb. – First Collection  €845 and the SHARE Collection  €695



Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 10th -14th Feb

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 10th – 15th Feb

Monday                       T. Boyle

Tuesday                       J. Comiskey

Wednesday                  J. Stewart

Thursday                      M. Connaughton

Friday                          J. Clarke

Saturday                      J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 15th /Sun 16th Feb

Saturday 7.00pm          P.Loftus

Sunday 8.30am            D. O’Cathasaigh/A. Ui Cathasaigh

Sunday 10.30am           Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon             P. Van de Pol


MASS INTENTIONS 9th – 16th Feb

Sunday 9th Feb

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 8th Feb)      Annie and Mary Forman and Teresa Farrell

 8.30am                                   William and Mary Rourke

10.30am                                  Jim Kelleher

12.00 noon                              Patrick and Beatrice Mahoney and John Mahoney

Mon 10th Feb

 8.00am                                   Josie, Billy and Gerard Long

10.00am                                  Paddy and Phyllis McGrane

Tues 11th Feb

10.00am                                  Kitty West

Weds 12th Feb

10.00am                                  James and Elizabeth O’Connor and their son, Jim O’Connor

Fri 14th Feb

 8.00 a.m.                                Patrick and Catherine Freeney

10.00am                                  Robert Derwin

Sunday 16th Feb

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 15th Feb)      Patrick O’Shea (16th Anv)

 8.30am                                   Catherine, Ann and Ada

10.30am                                  Nick Moore (1st Anv)

12noon                                    Johnny Dixon (Month’s Mind) also his parents Mary and John Dixon                                  



Important Dates for the Year 2014

Ash Wednesday                      5th March

Easter Sunday                         20th April

The Ascension of the Lord     1st June

Pentecost Sunday                   8th June

The Holy Trinity                     15th June

The Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi)                      22nd June

The Sacred Heart of Jesus      27th June