Sunday 2nd October 2011

posted 4 Oct 2011, 05:17 by mary sutton
Posted Tuesday 4th October 2011 by Dorothy Heydon

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Day for Life)                  (38/11)


Weekly Eucharistic Adoration

We warmly welcome members of the Apostolate of Perpetual Adoration (a lay organisation) who will be guest speakers at our Masses this weekend. In recent years, the practice of weekly Eucharistic Adoration has grown, with some 40 Dublin parishes now involved (including near neighbours Sutton and Malahide). The idea is inspired by Jesus' invitation to his disciples to spend one hour of prayer with Him during his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. 

Parishioners wishing to participate will be invited to commit to spending one hour per week on an ongoing basis in silent adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Eucharist exposed in the Church. Many who practice Eucharistic Adoration say that they find it to be a very good way of drawing closer to Him in the quietness of their hearts.  Our guest speakers from the Apostolate will explain what is involved and how it works.



Morning Masses at 8.00 and 10.00.  Evening Mass at 8 o’clock.  All the Masses on the first Friday of the month are offered for those whose names are on the Parish Altar List of the Dead.




The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir will be in Concert in the Church of St Laurence O’Toole, Baldoyle, on Wednesday, 19th October at 8.00 p.m.  The concert is in aid of Baldoyle Family Resource Services.  Admission is €10 (concessions €8). Tickets available from Phil Hurley Tel. 087-695 6845 or Anthony Neville Tel. 832 4896


Dates for your Diary

The Faith Development Group of the Parish Pastoral Council has arranged the following series of talks for each Monday in November, 2011.

Fr. Peter McVerry S.J. (Nov. 7th)

Ms Alice Leahy of TRUST (The Foundation for the Homeless). (Nov. 14th)

Fr. Vincent Mac Namara, author of “The call to be human: Making sense of morality” (Nov. 21st) 

Fr. Kevin O’Boyle, returned missionary from Chile, who spoke to us last year re “The Broken Church” (Nov. 28th).

All presentations, with discussion and debate will take place in Saint Columbanus Hall from

8.00 p.m. and end with a cup of tea at 9.15 p.m.




Please remember in your prayers PAUL J. BYRNE (Snr) who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his wife Audrey and all the family.   May he rest in peace.



MASS INTENTIONS  2nd – 9th October

Sunday 2nd October

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 1st October) May and Donal Moore

 8.30 a.m.                          Matthew Moore

10.30 a.m.                          Marie Geran

12.00 noon                         Deceased members of the Dublin Walking Club

 7.00 p.m.                          Des Cullen (9th Anniv.)

Wednesday 5th October

10.00 a.m.                         Desmond Menton

Thursday 6th October

10.00 a.m.                         Jim Dunne

Friday 7th October

                                        Altar List of the Dead

Saturday 8th October

11.00 a.m.                         John Hunt

Sunday 9th October

Vigil   (7.00 p.m. Sat. 8th October)  Jane O’Rourke

 8.30 a.m.                         Delaney and Doherty Family

10.30 a.m.                        Thomas Gaffney

12.00 noon                        Josephine Cusack

 7.00 p.m.                         Kevin and Bridget Moy



Church Gate Collection

My name is Alex Forte and I am a 17 year old student in Belvedere College. I have lived in Howth all
 my life and took part in the Howth Parish Transition year programme this year, which I found 
thoroughly enjoyable.  Every year my school selects 15 students to travel to Calcutta to work with 
the poorest of poor children.  I was chosen to travel this November. My family and friends will be 
carrying out a Church Gate Collection this week-end to raise funds towards this charity work. Every 
euro is worth 60 Rupee in India so the money goes a long way
                                              Alex Forte


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

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


A meeting to plan activities for the Family Mass will be held on Tuesday evening, 4th October at 8.00 p.m.
 in the Sacristy.  All are welcome.

Scripture Readings for the Twenty Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 3rd October

Jon 1:1-2:1,11. Ps Jon 2:3-5, 7-8. Lk 10: 25-37

Tuesday 4th October

Saint Francis of Assisi                   Memorial

Jon 3:1-10. Ps 129. Lk 10: 38-42

Wednesday 5th October

Jon 4:1-11. Ps 85. Lk 11: 1-4.

Thursday 6th October

Mal 3:13-20. Ps 1. Lk 11: 5-13

Friday 7th October

Our Lady of the Rosary   Memorial

Acts 1:12-14. Ps Lk 1:46-55. Lk 1: 26-38

Saturday 8th October

Joel 4: 12-21. Ps 96. Lk 11: 27-28

Sunday 9th October

Is 25: 6-10. Ps 22. Phil 4: 12-14, 19-20. Mt 22: 1- 14



October Book of the Month


by Sue Monk Kidd

During the month of October we will be reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  This uplifting and warm-hearted novel has ‘imagination as lush as the American South, a clutch of deliciously eccentric characters, and vivid prose’.  We will be meeting for an informal chat and discussion about the book on Wednesday October 5th at 8pm in Sutton Parish Centre.  All are welcome. For more details please contact James in Sutton parish office 839 2001.



Thursday 13th October from 7.00 to 9.00p.m.   Sutton Park School is a Co-educational school catering for students from age 4 – 18 years.  All enquiries welcome

Tel. 839 9400

The Annual walk in aid of Suttonians R.F.C and the I.R.F.U Charitable Trust for seriously injured players takes 
place on Wednesday 28th December from Suttonians R.F.C around the Hill. Of Howth.  Please reserve this 
date in your diary.


Sunday 25th September – First Collection  €800 and the SHARE collection   -   €645