Sunday 26th May, 2013

posted 28 May 2013, 03:32 by mary sutton
Edited by Dorothy Heydon

The Most Holy Trinity                                                                       (21/13)


Congratulations to all the Girls and Boys of Sixth Class - Scoil Mhuire – Howth’s Primary School, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Church on Friday (24th May)

Ciara Bookle                                        Lara Jameson                                        Jamie Morton

Aine Butler Ffrench                             Yasmin Kelly                                           Dominique Ng

Callum Cooke                                       Ciara Linehan                                         Katie O’Rourke

Charlie Cosgrove                                 Clíona Linehan                                         Maisie Ryan

Milo Cruise O’Brien                            Francesca Lorusso                                  Callum Sheridan

Alex Curtis                                            Isobel Malone                                        Dylan Sheridan

Ben Egan                                              Cian MacGabhann                                 Eva St. John

Laura Garbutt                                       Emily McLoughlin                                 Louise Treadwell

Juliet Healy                                           Sam Markey                                          Louis Wright

A special Thank you to their Teacher – Mr. James Burke



This Sunday morning after 10:30 am Mass, there will be a short ceremony of blessing of our Mary Garden that lies each side of the main steps to the Church that together form the shape of a heart. It was St. Fiacre (from Co. Kilkenny) who first dedicated a garden to Our Lady.  Later his idea spread and many plants and flowers were 'christened' by being given names that reflected Our Lady (Rosemary is an example) and also Our Lord and St. Joseph.  A Mary garden is one whose planting is of such species.  It reminds us of Our Lady's part in our salvation.  Further information is available on a leaflet in the Church.  A year on since it was planted, our Mary garden is being blessed in this her special month of May.  You are warmly invited to come and join in.



TODAY - Sunday, (26th May), there will be a fund-raising Cake sale in Saint Columbanus Hall from 10am to 1.00pm.  Howth locals Jennifer Murphy and Brendan Mulligan will be taking part in a London to Paris Bike Ride in aid of Howth RNLIThe two have pledged to raise €3000 ensuring the north Dublin volunteer lifeboat crews can go to sea with the best equipment available, preserving their safety when saving lives at sea.  All proceeds from the cake sale will go directly towards their efforts in fundraising. 


A VIGIL FOR LIFE will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin, on Saturday 8th June from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.



The Annual Strawberry Fair will take place again this year at Howth Primary School (Scoil Mhuire), Tucketts Lane, Howth, on Sunday 16th June from 12 noon to 4 pm.  All welcome and all proceeds go towards the school.


HOWTH SUMMER PROJECT   1st to 12th July 2013

Enrolments and Bookings for this year’s Summer Project will take place on Sunday 9th June from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 10.00 a.m. on Monday 10th June in Saint Columbanus Hall, Main Street, Howth.  €5.00 to enrol.  Project will run from Monday 1st to Friday 12th July based in Scoil Mhuire School Hall.  It is for all Boys and Girls from 4 years to 15 years with activities suitable for their ages. 

                                                                                                                                    Lua Clarke


Scripture Readings for the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 27th May

Eccles (Sir) 17:24-29. Ps 31:1-2,5-7. Mk 10:17-27

Tuesday 28th May

Eccles (Sir) 35:1-12. Ps 49:5-8, 14,23. Mk 10:28-31

Wednesday 29th May

Eccles (Sir) 36:1,4-5,10-17. Ps 78:8-9,11,13. Mk 10:32-45

Thursday 30th May

Eccles (Sir) 42:15-25. Ps 32:2-9. Mk 10:46-52

Friday 31st May

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Zeph 3:14-18 or Rm 12:9-16. Ps Is 12:2-6. Lk 1:39-56

Saturday 1st June

Saint Justin

Eccles (Sir) 51: 12-20. Ps 18:8-11. Mk 11:27-33

Sunday 2nd June

Gn 14:18-20. Ps 109:1-4. 1Cor 11:23-26. Lk 9: 11-17

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

Mindfulness Meditation continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke


Teen-Line Ireland is a registered charity, which provides a free-phone help-line for young people who may be feeling alone, worried or distressed.  It provides emotional support through its non-judgmental, secure and confidential listening service.

Free-Phone Help-Line 1800 833 634  7p.m. – 10 p.m.

7 days per week and from 3p.m. – 10p.m. on Wednesdays.  Information from



On Tuesday next, 28th May at 8.00p.m. Catriona Crowe will deliver a lecture in the Howth Sea-Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on ’Votes for Women’  Admission to non-members of the Society is €4.00.  All welcome. 



The Third Day Chorale will present 'Maytime Melodies' (Songs and Anthems from the Baroque to the Beatles) on Wednesday 29th May at 8.00pm in the Church of the Resurrection, Bayside.  Tickets €10 will be available at the door or contact 087-901 6430.  A donation from every ticket sale goes to SVP.


Traditional Music Session Beann Éadair GAA Club

Traditional Music Session in Howth GAA Club on the last Friday of every month at 9:30pm.  Next session Friday, 31st May in Howth GAA Club. Enjoy the music, join in and sing a song or two - a great way to start your bank holiday weekend!



The Parish Community warmly welcomes Charlotte Cronan who was baptised recently in our Church.  Congratulations and every joy to her proud Parents, Grand parents, God parents and extended family.



Sunday 19th May – First Collection  €770 and the Share collection   €675

MASS INTENTIONS 26th May – 2nd June

Sunday 26th May

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 25th May)           Sheila McEvoy

10.30 a.m.                                         May Kennedy, Dan O’Connell,

                                                        Deborah and John O’Connell

12.00 noon                                        Edgar and Marie McLoughlin and Bernard McLoughlin

 7.00 p.m.                                          Laurence and Kathleen Hudson

Wednesday 29th May

 8.00 a.m.                                          Richard Walsh (Birthday Remembrance)

10.00 a.m.                                         Catherine “Kate” O’Reilly (11th Anv)

Thursday 30th May

10.00 a.m.                                         Maeve O’Grady

Friday 31st May

10.00 a.m.                                         Andy Drummond (Birthday Remembrance)

Saturday 1st June

10.00 a.m.                                         Susan Duffy

Sunday 2nd June

10.30 a.m.                                         Ken O’Grady, Emer Heagney

12.00 noon                                        Sean McMahon

 7.00 p.m.                                          Nora Cooney (Month’s Mind)


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at

8.00 a.m. Masses 27th – 31st May

Monday                                   J. Morton

Tuesday                                   S. McInerney

Wednesday                              Kay Burke

Thursday                                  Kay Burke

Friday                                      J. Morton

The following are listed to read at

10.00 a.m. Masses 27thMay  – 1st June

Monday                                   T. Boyle

Tuesday                                   U. Kane

Wednesday                             Joe Stewart

Thursday                                 M. Connaughton

Friday                                     Joe Clarke

Saturday                                  J. Towers

Saturday 11.00am                    V & L. Duffy

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 1st/2nd June

Saturday 7.00 p.m.                  B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30 a.m.                    D O Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30 a.m.                  Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12 noon                      N. Cronin

Sunday 7.00 p.m.                    M. O’Laoi


The Annual Eucharistic Procession led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will take place in the grounds of Clonliffe College on Thursday 30th May at 7.30pm.  This procession will recall Eucharistic Congress 2012 and in particular the theme for that week ‘Communion with Christ and with one another’.  All are encouraged to take part in this Diocesan event.



The local Conference of the Saint Vincent De Paul Society are available for people in need here in the Parish of Howth.  They can be contacted in confidence on Tel. 01-855 0022 if anyone would like to talk or needs help.