Parish Newsletter Sunday the 6th of March 1916

posted 9 Mar 2016, 12:41 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 9 Mar 2016, 12:42 ]

Sunday 6th March 2016

Fourth Sunday of Lent (10/16)

SUNDAYS OF LENT

There will be Eucharistic Adoration in the church at 4.00pm to-day, followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction at 5.00pm.


PARISH OF HOWTH - NOVENA OF GRACE

The Novena of Grace continues this week in the Church – To-day – Sunday, Novena Mass at 12noon.  Mon to Sat 7th to 12th March, Novena Mass at 10.00 am each day.


GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS  25th March 2016 at 8.00pm

In preparation for the annual celebration of the Stations of the Cross, Rehearsals are taking place in the church on Tuesdays evenings, 6.50pm to 8pm.  The Stations will follow the usual format - costume, music and mime.  Please consider taking part in this event, which is always a most rewarding experience.  New participants are very welcome – next rehearsal Tuesday 8th March in the church at 6.50pm.


FAMILY MASS

To-day - Sunday, 6th March, we will celebrate the second Mass in the parish programme of preparation for Confirmation.  The pupils of 6th Class and their families will take part in the 10.30am Mass in a special way.  We welcome the Howth Gospel Choir to our church to-day, at the 10.30am Mass.  On Sunday 13th March we welcome the pupils of 2nd Class and their families for their next Mass in the preparation programme for First Holy Communion.  We look forward to seeing the pupils' special flowers on display on the side noticeboard.


COFFEE MORNING

The Parents’ Association of Scoil Mhuire, Howth’s Primary School, will host a Coffee Morning in the P. E. Hall on Friday 11th March from 9.00am to 12 noon.  Supporting Nationwide Daffodil Day on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society.


STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTRE will host a Day of Reflection on Weds, 9th March from 10am to 4.30pm.  The day invites you to take an encouraging look at the deeper meaning of Lent, through the struggle to the hope and joy of the Resurrection.  Facilitated by Sally Hyland, SJG.  Cost: €50.00 includes 3-course meal and tea breaks.  Details from Sally Tel. 087-622 6620


NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY

In preparation for Holy Week and EASTER, we will have the usual  ‘Clean-up’ of our beautiful church.  Please join us on Saturday 12th March between 9.00 and 10.00am or 10.30am to 12.30pm.   Contact Barbara, Parish Office Tel. 01-839 7398.


PILGRIMAGE TO ROME - CELEBRATING THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY - PARISHES OF SUTTON, HOWTH & BALDOYLE

Sunday 25th to Friday 30th September 2016 - Price €895.00 per person sharing B&B

If there are sufficient numbers interested, it is proposed that the parishes of Baldoyle, Howth and Sutton will organise a pilgrimage to Rome from 25th to 30th September 2016 inclusive, to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  This Pilgrimage offer is for booking now and will be reviewed to establish if there are sufficient numbers.  The day-to-day programme in Rome will be discussed  and agreed in consultation with those who have booked to travel.

Booking forms are available from the Parish Office, St. Fintan's Parish Centre, Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13.  Tel: 01-839 2001.  Email: office@stfintansparish.ie. Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30.




Scripture Readings for the Fourth Week of Lent

Monday 7th March

Is 65:17-21. Ps 29:2, 4-6,11-13, R/v2. Jn 4:43-54

Tuesday 8th March

Ez 47:1-9,12. Ps 45:2-3,5-6,8-9 R/ v8. Jn 5:1-3. 5-16.

Wednesday 9th March

Is 49:8-15. Ps 144:8-9, 13-14,17-18,R/v8. Jn 5: 17-30  

Thursday 10th March

Ex 32:7-14. Ps 105:19-23,R/v4. Jn 5:31-47

Friday 11th March

Wis 2:1,12-22. Ps 33:16,18,19-21,23, R/ v19. Jn 7:1-2,10,25-30

Saturday 12th March

Jer 11:18-20. Ps 7:2-3,9-12, R/ v2. Jn 7:40-52

Sunday 13th March

Is 43: 16-21. Ps 125, R/ v3. Phil 3:8-14. Jn 8:1-11


Monday 7th March at 11.30am, Michael Connaughton will interact with coloured slides of his art and exhibits.  All Welcome – Free Event Howth Active Retired Group in the Parish Hall (St. Columbanus).


Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall tomorrow evening, Monday 7th March at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 8th  March from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.


CHRISTIAN MEDITATION

Christian Meditation will continue in the Parish Hall -  St. Columbanus  - on Thursday 10th March at 11.00am.  Cost:  None - and all are very welcome to attend.  For more information contact Matt McDonagh Tel. 806 3406


BIBLE STUDY GROUP

Howth Parish Bible Study Group continues on Friday 11th March in St. Columbanus Hall at 10.45am.  All are welcome.


CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

Howth/Sutton Lions Club is holding a special Church Gate collection to-day in aid of St Francis Hospice, Raheny.  Your support for this very worthy cause will be much appreciated by the Hospice and by the Lions.


SAINT PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Mass 7.30pm, preceded by Rosary 7.15pm, Monday 7th March, Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Baldoyle.


FAMILY CONCERT  -   MUSIC MAKES MAGIC

Howth’s Primary School, Scoil Mhuire will host a concert in the church on Sunday 13th March at 4.00pm.  Featuring the OffBeat Ensemble and the School Orchestra, hear favourites from Harry Potter, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Looney Tune and much more.  Free admission, donations welcome towards the Violin Project.  All Welcome.


CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 28th Feb. First Collection  €800   and the SHARE Collection  €600

Church Readers – Weekday Masses   The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 7th – 11th March

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday K. Burke

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 7th – 12th March

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Comiskey

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 12 & 13 March

Saturday 7.00pm B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am D O Cathasaigh/A. Burke

Sunday 10.30am Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon A. O’Halloran


FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ

Friends of Balscadden Beach (FOBB) will host a Fundraising Pub Quiz in the Abbey Tavern, Howth on Thursday 10th March at 8pm.  All welcome.  Cash Prizes.  €10 per head and max 6 people per table.


MASS INTENTIONS  6th – 13th March

Sunday 6th March

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 5th March) Laurence & Brigid Reid

8.30am MaryAnn Doherty, James Doherty, Matthew Doherty, Rosaleen & Peter Delaney

10.30am Maura and John Coonan

12 noon Myles McDonagh (4th Anv)

Mon 7th March

10.00am Michael Guinan (21st Anv)

Tues 8th March

10.00am Brendan & Nancy Towers

Weds 9th March

8.00am Tony McCann

10.00am Kathleen Hudson (13th Anv), also Larry Hudson, John & Elizabeth McCann, Joe & May Whyte

Thurs 10th Mar

10.00am John McDonnell

Fri 11th Mar

10.00am Anthony Bourke (4th Anv)

Sat 12th Mar

10.00am Grainne Scholefield (Month’s Mind)

Sunday 13th March

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 12th March)   Ray Harford

10.30am Tom Gaynor (12th Anv)

12 noon Nicholas Mulhall (40th Anv)


STABAT MATER LENTEN CONCERT

Lenten concert at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 13th March at 3.30pm, opening with a performance of the much-loved Pergolesi Stabet Mater, by the Pro-Cathedral Girls' Choir.  Also featuring the Dublin Bach Singers.  Tickets €15 at the door.


EVENING OF POETRY AND MUSIC

Friday 1st April at 7.30pm in St Columbanus Hall. Featuring Poets Paddy Glavin, Sue Brown, Jennifer Brady, Michael Connaughton, Paul Wickham and more.  Refreshments available, free admission.  More details next week.