Parish Newsletter Sunday August 17th 2014

posted 18 Aug 2014, 04:18 by Lisa O'Neill


Sunday 17th August 2014

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time(32/14)



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


The Peter McVerry Trust was founded by Fr Peter McVerry in 1983 in response to the growing problem of youth homelessness in Dublin.  In March of this year, Fr McVerry was awarded with the Honorary Freedom of the City in recognition of his tireless work with young homeless people of Dublin.  The charity is committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage.  They provide a range of high quality services for individuals from the ages of 12 upwards, primarily to those with complex needs.  The services include prevention, housing, homeless, drug treatment and under 18s residential services.  However, it is widely known that homelessness in Ireland is at a crisis point and that homeless services are full to capacity with many individuals, couples and families being accommodated in hotels and B&B’s.  The Peter McVerry Trust will hold a Church Gate Collection on the 23rd and 24th of August to raise funds for this most deserving cause.  Your support would be very much appreciated.



Friends of Balscadden Bay (“Fobb”) invite you to their Annual Community “Summer Swim and Barbeque on the beach” at Balscadden Bay, Howth on Sunday 31st August 1.00pm to 4.00 p.m.   Lifeguard will be in attendance.  Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. Burgers, Hot-dogs and soft drinks will be on sale   -   All welcome



Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on SUNDAY31st August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  There are just 2 places left on the coach.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.



This centre, in Lissenhall, Swords, offers a wide range of retreats, workshops and seminars. Their programme for September 2014is now available.  Please refer to their web site or email:



Please remember in your prayers MAY O’SHEA, who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to all her family.  We also remember NELL RYAN who has died.  We offer our sympathy to her daughter Martina and her son Seamus.  We also pray forMAY WALSH who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to her daughters Carmel and Joan and her son Denis and all the family. May they rest in peace


Scripture Readings – 20th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 18th Aug

Ez 24:15-24. Ps Deut 32:18-21 R/ cf v18. Mt 19:16-22

Tuesday 19th Aug

Ez 28:1-10. Ps Deut 32:26-28,30,35-36,R/ v39 Mt 19:23-30

Wednesday 20th Aug

St BernardMemorial

Ez 34:1-11. Ps 22, v1. Mt 20:1-16

Thursday 21st Aug

St Pius XMemorial

Ez 36:23-28. Ps 50:12-15,18-19 R/ Ez 36:25. Mt 22:1-14

Friday 22nd Aug

The Queenship of MaryMemorial

Is 9:1-6. Ps 112:1-8, R/ v2. Lk 1:26-38

Saturday 23rd Aug

Ez 43:1-7. Ps 84:9-14, R/cf v10. Mt 23:1-12

Sunday 24th Aug

Is 22:19-23. Ps 137:1-3,6,8, R/v8. Rm 11:33-36. Mt 16:13-20


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 18th – 22ndAug

MondayJ. Morton

TuesdayS. McInerney

WednesdayK. Nolan/K. Burke

ThursdayK. Burke/B. Milton

FridayJ. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 18th – 23rdAug

Monday T. Boyle

TuesdayJ. Commisky

WednesdayJ. Stewart

ThursdayM. Connaughton

FridayJ. Clarke

SaturdayJ. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 23/24 August

Saturday 7.00pmE. Stewart

Sunday 8.30amD. O Cathasaigh / V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30amS. NiMhaoldomhnaigh

Sunday 12noonA. O’Halloran



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Lauren Lua Keegan who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to her proud parents, Grandparents, God Parents and extended family.



Football, Hurling and Camogie Camp at the Beann Eadair Grounds, Balkill Road – 18th to 22nd August.  Cost: €55.  Each child receives a Kelloggs GAA kit and backpack.   Bookings on the club website –


HOWTH GOLF CLUB - CAPTAINS’ CHARITY DAY, support Laura Lynn Children's Hospice  FRIDAY 22ndAUGUST Four Person Team Event - 18 Hole Stableford.  Cost: €400 per Team (incl. Meal).  Sponsor Hole €100.  Contact Darragh Tighe, General Manager on 832 3055 or e-mail



Sunday 10th August – First Collection  €815 and the SHARE collection   - €540



ACCORD Dublin is the agency for Marriage and the Family of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.  It is seeking to recruit a Director for Counselling and Supervision and a Director for Marriage Education. Both are part-time roles and will be based in Harcourt Street.  Applications should be submitted in confidence to the Diocesan Director, ACCORD Dublin, no later than Friday, 29th August 2014.  All applications should be marked ‘Confidential’ and quote the appropriate job reference code. See the Notice at the main door of the church for full details.


MASS INTENTIONS 17th – 24th August

Sunday 17th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 16th August)  Joseph McLoughlin (3rd Anv)

8.30amMary Doyle

10.30amAnne McGrath nee Gaffney (First Anv) also Frank Gaffney & Patricia Doyle (nee Gaffney)

12 noonJulie Kelly (1st Anv)

Tues 19th August

8.00amNuala Reid

10.00amDesmond & Eileen Dooley

Sunday 24th August

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 23rd August)  Gertrude Hanway (13th Anv)

12 noonBilly Morgan (2nd Anv)



Baldoyle's 23rd Annual Art Exhibition of painting, drawing and photography will be held in Baldoyle Community Hall on Saturday 30th (12 noon-6pm) and Sunday 31st August (11am-5pm) 2014.  A donation will be made to St. Francis Hospice, Raheny. Both new and established artists are welcome to exhibit.  Telephone Baldoyle Community Hall on 01-839 5338 for an Application Form.  Closing date for apps is Friday 15th August.  All welcome to view the Exhibition."


2014 Irish National Pilgrimage to St Therese of Lisieux (Little Flower) 25th September - 1st October held in Lisieux France.  Flight and 6 nights Includes Celebrations for her feast day and torchlight procession of main relics from the Convent chapel to the Basillica.  Papal Mass with blessed roses; includes visits to St Therese and family home-places with two optional tours to Alencon home of her parents and Bayeaux.  Spiritual Director Frs Bernard O'Reilly O.Carm and David Weakliam O.Carm.  Details and Inquiry/booking information Celine: 01 838 7281 or e-mail:


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation will resume at 11.00am on 9th September at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth.