Parish Newsletter Sunday the 12th of October 2014

posted 13 Oct 2014, 12:20 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 13 Oct 2014, 12:21 ]

Sunday 12th October 2014

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (40/14)

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


TO-DAY  -  Sunday 12th October 3.00pm

The celebration will include reflection, live music, quiet time and refreshments with home baking.


Next Sunday, 19th October, is World Mission Sunday.  The theme for Mission Sunday 2014 is ‘That they may have Life’.  The second collection at all the Masses next Sunday will be for the Missions and will replace the usual SHARE collection.

All Hallows College invites you to their Autumn Series of Public Talks.  Theme: The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium: Exploring the Teaching of Pope Francis.  Dates:  Wednesday evenings in October:  15th, & 22nd.

Time: 7.30p.m – 9.00p.m   Venue: Room 4, Purcell House, All Hallows College.

Cost: €10 per talk.  Pay at the door.  Pre-booking is recommended.

Email:   Website:   Tel. 01 852 0742

Wednesday 15th October.  The Joy of the Gospel and Irish Church Renewal   Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ

Wednesday 22nd October.  The Joy of the Gospel: Pope Francis and Justice  Ethna Regan, CHF.  Each talk will be followed by a brief discussion with time for questions and answers.


The Annual Mass for all those buried in the two Cemeteries in the Parish – Saint Mary’s and Old Abbey – will take place on Sunday 2nd November in the Church at 3 o’clock.  The Blessing of the Graves in both Cemeteries will take place immediately after the Mass.


Give your husband or wife a special gift of a truly enriching weekend away for the two of you from the 14th – 16th November 2014 (8:00 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Sunday) at the Lake Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry.  This is a weekend with a difference, that can help you deepen your love for one another and enrich the life that you share together, whether you are recently or many years married.  Every good marriage deserves one.


Saturday 25th October 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 800 meals every day for people who are homeless or in need and up to 1,500 food parcels each week for those on the poverty threshold.  Please support this most deserving cause – Bric-a-Brac, Books, Cakes and Raffle.


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

Scripture Readings – 28th Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 13th Oct

Gal 4:22-24, 26-27,31-5:1. Ps 112:1-7, R/ v2. Lk 11:29-32

Tuesday 14th Oct

Gal 5:1-6. Ps 118:41, 43-45, 47-48, R/ v41. Lk 11:37-41

Wednesday 15th Oct

St Teresa of Avila Memorial

Gal 5:18-25. Ps 1:1-4, 6, R/ cf Jn 8: 12. Lk 11:42-46

Thursday 16th Oct

Eph 1:1-10. Ps 97:1-6, R/ v2. Lk 11:47-54

Friday 17th Oct

St Ignatius of Antioch Memorial

Eph 1: 11-14. Ps 32:1-2,4-5,12-13, R/v12. Lk 12:1-7

Saturday 18th Oct

St Luke, Evangelist    Feast

2 Tm 4:10-17. Ps 144:10-13,17-18, R/v12. Lk 10:1-9

Sunday 19th Oct

Is 45:1,4-6. Ps 95:1,3-5,7-10, R/v7. 1 Th 1:1-5. Mt 22:15-21


The Sea Speak Storytelling Project has returned this month.  Launched in January 2013 by Storyteller Daria Marie Walsh, Sea Speak is Howth’s first and only Storytelling night.  The Autumn season continues with Sea Speak Junior on the first Tuesday of each month from 3.00pm – 5.00pm at Kruger’s Pub, by the fireplace, “Stories in the afternoon”.  This year we’d like to introduce them to inter-generational Story sharing.  We are hoping to get some of our senior Storytellers and Story-lovers to come along on the First Tuesday of each month and share their Stories with us.  All story-lovers of all ages and experience, or none, are very welcome and encouraged to attend.  Additionally, Sea Speak Storytelling night will resume on Thursday 16th October, at Kruger’s Pub, at a new earlier time of 7.00pm to 9.00pm.  - Daria Walsh


Thursday 16th October from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.  Sutton Park School is a Co-educational school catering for students from age 4 – 18 years.  All are welcome.


The CM&WS, Howth, formerly the CYMS are seeking Adult Bowlers.  If interested, please call to the CYMS Hall, Main Street, Monday and Wednesday nights 8.00pm or Tel. Pat on 01-839 0618 or 086-842 8944

Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues at 7.30pm tomorrow evening, Monday 13th October in St. Columbanus Hall.


Sunday 5th Oct – First Collection  €815 and the SHARE collection  - €570

BIBLE STUDY GROUP   -   Saint Mark’s Gospel

Howth Parish Bible Study Group will meet on Friday 17th October in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  Please join us – you will be most welcome.  

MASS INTENTIONS 12th – 19th Oct

Sunday 12th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 11th Oct)  Jane O’Rourke

8.30am Vera Muldowney (nee Caulfield) Month’s Mind

10.30am Francis Higgins (1st Anv)

12 noon May Walsh (Month’s Mind)

Mon 13th Oct

10.00am Dr. Seamus Smyth (3rd Anv)

Tues 14th Oct

10.00am Con Monahan (18th Anv)

Thurs 16th Oct

10.00am Dick Harford, Mary Harford and Cissy Harford

Fri 17th Oct

10.00am Kathleen O’Kelly (Birthday Remembrance)

Sat 18th Oct

10.00am Angela Mullan (18th Anv)

Sunday 19th Oct

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 18th Oct)   Brigid and Christopher Ryan

8.30am Mrs. Lee

10.30am Siobhan O’Hare (2nd Anv)

12 noon John Darby (7th Anv)

First Holy Communion 2015

The parents of children in the parish preparing to receive First Holy Communion here in Howth next May are invited to an information evening on Tuesday 21st October in Scoil Mhuire at 8pm. At this meeting the parish programme of preparation for First Holy Communion will be explained and all the dates and details will be distributed.  Parents will receive a letter from school with more information.  We look forward to meeting you there.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses

13th – 17th Oct

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday S. McInerney

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday K. Burke

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 13th – 18th Oct

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Connaughton

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 18/19 Oct

Saturday 7.00pm E. Stewart

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

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon V. Darby

School of the Word

A series of 6 talks on the Old Testament and its place in the Liturgy of the Word will take place in Holy Trinity Parish, Donaghmede.  The series is presented by Fr. Kieran O'Mahony, OSA.  Fr.Kieran is an Augustinian, living in Orlagh community and working for the diocese of Dublin, providing biblical resources.  Dates: Thursday evenings 7.30 to 9.00 p.m.   23rd and 30th October, 6th, 20th and 27th November, 6th Dec.  This series comes highly recommended and more information may be had from or the Parish office.