Parish Newsletter Sunday 9th of August 2015

posted 20 Aug 2015, 13:05 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 20 Aug 2015, 13:06 ]

Sunday 9th August 2015

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (31/15)


This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 30th August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.


Eucharistic adoration is held on three days a week throughout the year in our Church.  For information and times see brochure and/or notice board at the back of the Church.  "The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.  Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth."  -  Mother Teresa


Saturday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holyday of Obligation.  The Vigil Mass of the Feast will take place on Friday evening (14th August) at 7 o’clock.  Mass on Saturday morning at 10.00am.


The School re-opens on MONDAY, 31st August from 8.50am until 12.15pm for all classes from Senior Infants to 6th Class.  The School re-opens on MONDAY, 31st August from 9.00am until 11.15am for new Junior Infants.

Celebrating the 5th Centenary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila  Lectures at 7.00 pm in St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2.  Monday 10th August: St. Teresa’s Prayer of Offering, Fr. Iain Matthew, O.C.D.  Monday 31st August: St. Teresa’s Message for today’s Church, Fr. Greg Homing, O.C.D.  Monday 14th September: Can St. Teresa help me to Pray?  Bishop Philip Boyce, O.C.D.

Taizé Evening Prayer at 7.30pm on Sunday 16th August in St Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin 7.  A chanted Taizé Prayer on the 10th Anniversary of the death of Br Roger, founder of the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé.  The start time is 7.30pm - to be in solidarity with the brothers in Taizé who start their Evening Prayer at 8.30pm (French time).  St Paul's on Arran Quay is very close to the LUAS Smithfield stop.  Free parking in the area after 7pm.  All are welcome, especially Taizé pilgrimage veterans and young people interested in this style of prayer.

Scripture Readings - Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 10th August

St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr Feast

2 Cor 9:6-10. Ps 111:1-2,5-9, R/ v5. Jn 12:24-26

Tuesday 11th August

St Clare Memorial

Deut 31:1-8. Ps Deut 32:3-4,7-9, R/v9. Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

Wednesday 12th August

Deut 34:1-12. Ps 65:1-3,5,16-17, R/cf. vv20,9. Mt 18:15-20

Thursday 13th August

Jos 3: 7-11, 13-17. Ps 113A:1-6. Mt 18:21-19:1

Friday 14th August

St. Maximilian Kolbe Memorial

Jos 24: 1-13. Ps 135:1-3, 16-18,21-22,24. Mt 19:3-12

Deut 4:32-40. Ps 76:12-16,21, R/v12. Mt 16:24-28

Saturday 15th August

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Apoc 11:19, 12:1-6,10. Ps 44:10-12,16, R/v10. 1 Cor 15:20-26.  Lk 1: 39-56

Sunday 16th August

Prov 9:1-6. Ps 33:2-3, 10-15, R/v9. Eph 5:15-20. Jn 6:51-58

HOWTH GOLF CLUB - CAPTAINS’ CHARITY DAY, supporting ARC Cancer Support Centres and Cairdeas Alzheimer Day Centre.  FRIDAY 21st AUGUST.  Four Person Team Event - 18 Hole Stableford.  Cost: €400 per Team (incl. Meal).  Sponsor Hole €100.  To book your place on Timesheet contact Catherine on 01 832 3055 or email

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 10th – 14th August

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Nolan

Wednesday K. Nolan

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Burke

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 10th – 15th Aug

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday U. Kane

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 15 & 16 Aug

Saturday 7.00pm N. McCann

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/U. Kane

Sunday 10.30am A. Ffrench

Sunday 12 noon N. Cronin

CHURCH COLLECTIONS Sunday 2nd August – First Collection  €915 and the the SHARE collection    €705


The Parish Community warmly welcomes Astrid and Amelia Sheridan; and Hugo Fitzpatrick who were baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to their proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.

Church Gate Collection


Alex Fearon and Daniel Keane (fifth year students) will be travelling to Calcutta in November as part of a group of fifteen students from Belvedere College.  This social justice programme has been running since 1995 and the students fundraise to support a number of projects and then work for two weeks on those projects in Calcutta.  In some of the poorest areas of Calcutta and in the most basic of conditions, they teach street children and those who work as child labourers. They also help to care for the destitute and dying in the hospices set up by Mother Teresa, giving some degree of dignity back to these people who have nothing.  All of the money they bring with them goes directly to the poor of Calcutta and does make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.  This weekend  -  8th & 9th August, Alex and Daniel, along with family and friends, will carry out a fund-raising collection in the parish of Howth.  All the funds raised will go towards this charity work, every euro is worth 70 Rupee in India so the money goes a long way.  

MASS INTENTIONS  9th – 16th August

Sunday 9th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 8th Aug)  Joseph McLoughlin (4th Anv)

8.30am John Rourke

10.30am May O’Shea (1st Anv) and her late husband Dan O’Shea

12 noon May Walsh (1st Anv)

Mon 10th Aug

8.00am Sarah Thunder

Fri 14th Aug

7.00pm Mary Mulhall

Sat 15th Aug

10.00am Vincent Moore (1st Anv)

Sunday 16th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 15th Aug)  Julie Kelly (2nd Anv)

8.30am Mary Doyle

10.30am Sheila Rickard (6th Anv)

12 noon Patricia Doyle, Anne McGrath, Tom Gaffney and all deceased members Gaffney Family