16th June 2013 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 16th June 2013

TODAY JUNE 16thEleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
God is mercy unlimited – that is for those who are ready to turn from their sin to seek his love. Today’s readings remind us that it is not God who limits his love. It is either our complacency or out fear which refuses to trust in so great a love.

TODAY – FATHER’S DAY
Today is celebrated as FATHER’S DAY and is an important day in family life.  We commend to God all fathers in our parish, those who are called to care and become co-responsible in the building up of family life. May God bless them all today!


DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – UPCOMING AREA MASSES
Cedar Drive THURSDAY 20th June 7.30 pm
Corner of St Joseph’s & The Weighbridge TUESDAY 2
nd July 7.30pm
Rathedmond Estate FRIDAY 28
th June 7.30 pm

CHOOSE LIFE 2013

We are at a defining moment for our country. The Gospel challenges us to work for a world in which the dignity and beauty of every human life are respected. The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights; it is the foundation of all other rights. No individual has the right to destroy life and no State has the right to undermine the right to life. The Government is under no obligation to legislate for the X case. People are being misled. We challenge repeated statements that this legislation is about saving lives and involves no change to the law or practice on abortion. Legalising the direct and intentional destruction of the life of an unborn baby can never be described as ‘life-saving’ or ‘pro-life’. Citizens are encouraged to exercise their right to make their views known – respectfully – to our public representatives.
“The Church feels duty -bound to speak out with courage on behalf of those who have no voice.”
                                                                                                                        Archbishop Michael Neary, 2.6.13
PRAYER FOR THE CHILD IN THE WOMB
Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death.  Amen.
For more please visit chooselife2013.ie.


ANNUAL DIOCESAN PRIEST’S RETREAT
This week some of the Fr Tom and Fr Pat will be attending the Annual Diocesan Priest’s Retreat in Knock from Sunday evening 16
th June until Thursday evening the 20th of June.

PETER’S PENCE ENVELOPE
Please note that there is an additional envelope today entitled PETER’S PENCE.  Proceeds from this collection in the Irish Church help fund the Central Administration of the Church in Rome and the various Church agencies which assist the Holy Father.  Envelopes can be returned at any Mass next weekend. Thank you.

TRÓCAIRE THANKS
Trócaire have written to express their deep gratitude for the recent support from our Parish. In spite of ongoing economic difficulties their Lenten Appeal met with an overwhelming response. Trócaire’s work provides the most vulnerable communities with the knowledge and skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Their Lenten Campaign connects Catholics in Ireland with the poorest people in the developing world. On behalf of all those Trócaire has been able to help with your generosity, thank you.

A CHORAL CONCERT

Will take place on Tuesday the 25
th of June at 8.00 p.m. in our Cathedral.  Please support.

BOYS TOWN

The famous Boys Town film of 1938 comes to town with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. Spencer plays the part of that great visionary, Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, who said  “there is no such thing as a bad boy; and Mickey plays the part of a wayward boy, but who turns out good. The venue and time is the Gillooly Hall on Monday 17th June at 8.00 p.m.  All are welcome.

DIOCESAN JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
Will take place for those marking their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th anniversaries in our Cathedral on Sunday, June 30th at 3pm.  During the Celebration Mass Bishop Jones will bless the couples who will receive a commemorative candle and certificate.  After the Mass the celebration will continue with a meal in the Southern Hotel. Further details from St Michael’s Family Life Centre on 9170329, email stmichaelsfamilylifecentre@eircom.net.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
AUGUST 28 to SEPTEMBER 2, 2013. Please consider joining the Elphin Diocese
on this Sacred Pilgrimage this year!  For details and Booking Forms please contact the Parish Office Tel: 9162670 or Joe Walsh Tours Tel: 01 241 0800.  Thank you.

YEAR OF FAITH PIOLGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

Thinking of a way to celebrate this Year of Faith? Make a
Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage every day from now until 13th August. Boats from 11am – 3pm daily. Public bus service and group organised pilgrimages available. Tel: 071 9861518 email: info@loughderg.org or www.loughderg.org.

 READINGS – SUNDAY JUNE 23rd   
1st Reading: Zech. 12:10-11; 13:1.
2
nd Reading: Gal. 3:26-29.
Gospel: Lk. 9:18-24.


FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Weds 19th: St Romuald, abbot;
Thurs 20
th Irish Martyrs;
Fri 21
st: St Aloysius Gonzaga, religious;
Sat 22
nd:Ss John Fisher, bishop & Thomas More, martyrs.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Lord, life is short; time is fleeting and today is the day to forgive. Give me the grace to forgive from the heart.  Amen.

WEDDINGS

Congratulations and best wishes to
SINÉAD BREEN and KEN McCONKEY

who were married recently in our Cathedral.

altANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES 

DAY

8.00 A.M. 

10.30 A.M. 

MON. JUNE 17th 

MARY JOSEPHINE
O’CONNOR

PAT O’SHEA 

TUES. JUNE 18th 

BREEGE SCANLON

WEDS. JUNE 19th 

 

JAMES (Jim) CARTY

THURS JUNE 20th 

1st ANNIVERSARY

 ANN COSTELLO

JACK McDERMOTT

FRI. JUNE 21st 

CYNTHIA HARRINGTON 

1st ANNIVERSARY

 SHAUNA McNULTY

SAT. JUNE 22nd 

PATRICK & MARGARET
O’CONNOR
 

MONTH’S MIND
 MAURA CORCORAN 

YEAR OF FAITH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
From the 7th – 14th July 2013 Open now to all adults over 18. Places Limited. Cost €700 per person sharing or circa €950 non sharing option. Flying from Dublin, Accommodation in Irish College in heart of Rome. For more info, contact Frank McGuinness on 087 988 0690.

ELPHIN DIOCESEAN PILGRIMAGES 2013
KNOCK SHRINE
Takes place Sunday, August 18th starting at 2.30 pm.
LOURDES: – Takes place from Weds., August 28th to Monday, Sept 2nd.  For booking forms please contact Joe Walsh Tours Tel: 01 241 0800.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL
THIS WEEK’S JACKPOT €2,150!! Tonight, 16th June at 9pm.
Raffle with extra prizes & refreshments also. All welcome!

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY MAY 2nd
PARISH ENV: €2,467 PL/STAND.ORD €1,341
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY Telephone 071 916 2670 SACRISTY Telephone
 071 916 1261.

PIETA HOUSE
Would like thank you sincerely for your support for Darkness into Light 2013. This event which is their flagship fundraising and awareness event took place in 20 locations around the country, including Sligo, and was a resounding success. Pieta House hope you enjoyed the walk and look forward to seeing you again next year.

ANAM CARA BEREAVED PARENTS
Monthly support meeting is on Thursday the 20
th of June 2013 from 8-9.30 pm at The Family Centre, Castlebar, Mayo. Open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age of their child or circumstances of their death. Anam Cara provides a safe comfortable forum for parents to connect with each other with all their services free of charge. Email info@anamcara.ie  or call 01 404 5378 / 085 288 8888.

ST ANGELA’S COLLEGE
Are offering courses in religious education, theology and chaplaincy studies open to teachers, chaplains, parents, sacrament preparation teams and those who are interested in these areas. More information 071 9195550 or visit www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie
CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Primary School)
With part of the programme incl. a module in teaching methodologies in RE for those interested in teaching at primary school level and have already completed studies in the area of Theology and RE. Email
education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

CUAN ÍOSA
Sligo Faith & Light Community wish to thank all those who contributed so generously to the recent Church Gate Collection.

CARE TO DRIVE

Patients in need of transport to and from their chemotherapy treatments (inc. bloods, consultant appointments, follow-up, etc) can avail of ‘Care to Drive’ – a free transport service to Sligo General Hospital. Contact your hospital team or the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310 566.

DATES TO REMEMBER
GORTA CHURCH GATE COLLECTION Will take place after all Masses this weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated for Ireland’s longest-running overseas development organisation. Thank you.
 

 

 

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