14th July & 21st July 2013 Fifteenth & Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY SUNDAY JULY 14th  FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Today we hear the word that God is not so far away as we sometimes think, nor is his law so remote as we sometimes pretend. God is as near to us as our needy neighbour, his law no more remote than the stretching out of a helping hand.

SUNDAY – JULY 21st SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
For Abraham, hospitality was a sacred duty, and in performing it he found he was welcoming the Lord. Martha and Mary also made the Lord welcome, but each in her own way- Martha by her serving, Mary by her listening to the Lord’s words.

ABORTION LEGISLATION
This Abortion Bill will provide the widest possible legal justification for deliberately and intentionally destroying the life of the unborn child, with no time limits and no mechanism for ensuring that the right to life of the unborn is adequately vindicated as required by Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. In practice, the right to life of the unborn child will no longer be treated as equal. This Bill represents a legislative and political “Trojan Horse” which heralds a much more liberal and aggressive abortion regime in Ireland.

Medical evidence does not support the view that abortion is an appropriate treatment for expectant mothers with suicidal feelings. Mothers in these situations deserve the best professional care and support that can be provided. As well as involving the deliberate killing of an unborn child, this Bill by promoting abortion risks creating the very symptoms of suicidal feelings it claims to address.

Moreover, the Abortion Bill makes it lawful to induce the premature delivery of an unborn child in response to the suicidal feelings of a mother, foreseeably exposing that child to the rick of serious and permanent damage to her or his health. Where a child is perhaps only days away from viability, the Bill is silent on whether the child will be killed or delivered with serious risks to the health of the child.

 ORDINATION CONGRATULATIONS – We Congratulate Fr. Ray Browne and we remember him in prayer and the priests and people of the diocese of Kerry as they prepare for his ordination as Bishop of Kerry on Sunday, July 21.  The ceremony can be viewed on www.mcnmedia.tv

AREA MASSES – Mass will be celebrated in Jinks Ave and Knappagh Rd, on Thursday, 25th July at 8.00 pm and in Treacy Ave., on Friday, 26th July at 8.00 pm.
 
GARLAND WEEKEND AT THE HOLY WELL 26-28th July
FRIDAY,  July 26th in CARRAROE CHURCH
6-7pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament /Guided Prayer & Reflections
7pm Mass in preparation for the weekend.
SATURDAY, July 27th at HOLY WELL
7.30pm Evening Mass –  Honouring our Lady
SUNDAY, July 28th at HOLY WELL
6am Dawn Mass – Religious Heritage
10am Morning Mass- Sacred Prayer
12noon – Mass with prayers for Healing and Anointing of the sick
CATHEDRAL PARISH – Walk to Holy Well for Garland Sunday for 6am Mass on Garland Sunday. Meet at the Cathedral Door at 5am.  All welcome to join the parish to mark this event for the Year of Faith.

 MARYVILLE HOSTEL volunteers required for 1 – 2 hours each week. Please contact the Staff at Maryville Hostel on 071-9161688. Thank You!

SLIGO SOCIAL SERVICES require volunteers for 1-2 hours for bag packing in Tesco on August 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Please contact Martina on 071-9145682; email martina@sligosocialservices.ie

REST IN PEACE Your prayers are asked for the repose of the Souls of: HONORIA STANDLEY, John St, JACKIE MCDERMOTT, St. Joseph’s Tce, GEORGE FINAN, Pilkington Tce., and MARGARET SWEENEY, sister of Kay Horan, Maugheraboy PO.  May God Grant
them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends

 CATHEDRAL BAPTISTRY REFURBISHMENT
We thank those who have contributed towards the cost of the refurbishment of our Baptistry. We deeply appreciate their thoughtfulness.  If you wish to be associated with the newly refurbished Baptistry please send donation to: St Mary’s Presbytery, Temple Street, Sligo c/o Fr Tom Hever, ADM. Cheques to be issued to Elphin Diocese No. 1 Parish A/C.
Thank you again for your generosity.

 
SLIGO PARISHES CLUSTER PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG
SAT. 14th September. For booking please contact Sabrina Rooney on 9145028 or call in to St. Anne’s Parish Office. Cost €40 for Lough Derg and €10-€15 for bus (depending on numbers). A deposit of €25 must be paid when booking.
 

CEMETERY SUNDAY – SLIGO CEMETERY
For Sligo Cemetery will take place on Sunday August 4th with Mass taking place at 3.00 p.m.

 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
God of wisdom and loving care may the activities of this day add new understanding to my faith. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Sun 14th St Camillus de Lellis, priest;
Tues 16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Sat 20th St Apollinaris, bishop & martyr;
Sun 21st St Lawrence of Brindisi, priest & doctor of the Church;
Mon 22nd St Mary Magdalene;
Wed 24th St Sharbel Makhluf, priest & St Declan, bishop;
Fri 26th Ss Joachim & Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 READINGS – SUNDAY JULY 21st  – 1st Reading: Gen. 18: 1-10.
2nd Reading: Col. 1: 24-28. Gospel: Lk. 10:38-42.

 CONCERN  – Church Gate Collection on weekend of 27th / 28th July.  Please support. Thank you for your much needed help

THE CELTIC TENORS: The Radission Hotel, Sligo Saturday 27th July at 8.00pm. Proceeds in aid of North West Friends Association. Tickets: €20.00 available from The Record Room, Grattan Street & Radisson Blu Hotel Sligo. Please support.

 CATHEDRAL FLAG DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for this years flag day in aid of the Cathedral refurbishment fund which takes place on Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd of August. If you can spare a few  hours please contact the Parish Office at 071 9162670. Thank you.

 GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – THIS WEEK’S JACKPOT €2,350!! Tonight,14th July at 9pm.   Raffle prizes & refreshments. All welcome!
THANK YOU – We express deep gratitude to the Volunteers who give of their time to make the Bingo possible.  Thank you also to the Supporters without whom Bingo could not be held and enjoyed.  Thank you also to the Volunteers and Supporters of the FAMILY CIRCLE for their ongoing support of the parish finances.

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY JULY  7th
PARISH ENV: €1,482.00 PL/STAND.ORD €1,383.00
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY (916 2670 SACRISTY ( 916 1261
 
 
ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
8.00 am. TUES. JULY 16th MARY & MARTIN MC LOUGHLIN

10.30 am TUES. JULY 16th  JOE BURNS

8.00 am. WEDS. JULY 17th  MICHAEL & MARY NELSON AND DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS 

10.30 am. WEDS. JULY 17th RAYMOND MELLY

8.00 am. THURS JULY 18th TED & BERNADETTE GRENNAN 

10.30 am. THURS JULY 18TH MAI, JOHN & MICHAEL HOWLEY & DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS

8.00 am. FRI. JULY 19th JOE KELLY

8.00 am. SAT. JULY 20TH LILY KELLY 

10.30 am. TUES. JULY 23rd  JAMES, ROSE & MARY LAPPIN

8.00 am. WEDS. JULY 24th MARIE FINLEY 

10.30 am. WEDS. JULY 24th PACKIE GILMARTIN

8.00 am. THURS JULY 25th TOM GILLEN

10.30 am. THURS JULY 25th  JAMES DOWDALL, HIS PARENTS LAURENCE & MARY
 & SISTER MAURA

8.00 am. FRI. JULY 26th SEAMUS MC DONAGH 

REMEMBER!
HOUSE BLESSINGS: If you would like to have your house blessed over the Summer just make contact with your Area Representative or the Parish Office Tel: 9162670.
VISIT TO THE SICK: If a member of your family or a neighbour is seriously ill, whether in hospital or at home, and would like a visit from a priest, just leave a message at the Parish Office Tel: 9162670.
GETTING MARRIED?: If you are getting married over the next six months make contact with the priest now and make sure the preliminary paperwork is completed in good time.

KNOCK MARRIAGE
Introductions have been operating since 1968 as a means of helping people find suitable marriage partners. Last year it had eleven marriages bringing to a total of 911 since its foundation with applications from every county in Ireland and some from abroad. For further information phone 0949375960 Tuesday and Thursday 9-5pm or visit our website knockmarriageintroductions.com
 

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF FAITH
With a traditional 3 day pilgrimage to LOUGH DERG, the Sanctuary of St Patrick, until   August 13th.  Connect with the faith of our ancestors and the prayers of millions down the centuries. (Bus Eireann have resumed the Lough Derg Shuttle Bus Service from Enniskillen.)
 

DATES TO REMEMBER
MCR COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL, Mail Coach Road, has FREE places available in September (ECCE). Subvention places also. Professionally qualified staff.  Varied curriculum & fun. Tel 914 6512. for full details.
MCR SUMMER CAMP For 3 weeks from 8t-26 July. Value for money, experienced staff, multi-activities and lots of fun. For more call 9146512.
SLIGO to LETTERKENNY CYCLE EVENT in aid of Cancer Research – Sunday, July 14th.  Depart from The Pier, Sligo at 10.30 am. There will be inevitable traffic delays and all road users are asked to take additional care.  Thank you.

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