26th May 2013 The Most Holy Trinity

 The Most Holy Trinity

TODAY – MAY 26th – THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Today’s feast tells us not just about God, but about the heart of our Christian living. Believing in Christ makes us one with him and brings us to the Father.  He gives us His Spirit, to be the driving force of our lives. 

 FESTIVAL OF FAITH

You did not choose me, no, I chose you        Jn.15:16

During the past week God has truly blessed us in our celebration of faith with wonderful speakers, beautiful liturgies and special welcomes at each Church and event.
As we approach the final days of our Festival we encourage you to attend and experience the joy of our faith. Sunday afternoon we will celebrate not only our own faith but also the faith of the other Christian Churches in our community with the Camino.
On Monday night we will close our Festival with ourspecial guest, the Papal Nuncio.

 

Sunday May 26
Sligo Churches Together Camino – 3.30pm
Starting at the Cathedral and prayerfully visiting the other Christian churches of the town in the company of James Kilbane, Irish Gospel Singer of the Year 2012.

Monday May 27
Keeping the door open –who will if we don’t?
3:30pm Sligo Abbey
7:30pm St. Anne’s Church           
Celebration of the Eucharist:
Holding the door open for those coming after us!
Homilist: Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have attended or participated in the events arranged during the past week in the Sligo Parishes Cluster Festival of Faith.~

“THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN…”
 

 
STAND UP FOR LIFE ON JUNE 8th!
National Vigil For Life, Merrion Square, Dublin.  
Thousands of people are working hard to oppose the Government’s destructive abortion proposal. Thank you for playing YOUR part.  We simply must keep the effort up to stop this appalling legislation. We must oppose this at every step and propose a positive alternative. We must never give up on the cause of human dignity.  So we urge you to do all you can to get to the National Vigil for Life which will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin on Saturday, 8th June from 3-4pm. This event must be a big success. The Vigil comes at the key moment with the Government producing the actual legislation.  We must demonstrate the massive number of pro-life people in Ireland. Early June is a vital time and we need to do everything we can – now. Please get involved by attending yourself and inviting as many others as possible.
Bring a carload or a busload!

PENTECOST OFFERING IN SUPPORT OF CLERGY
Sincere thanks to those Parishioners who contributed to last weekend’s Pentecost Offering for support of our four Clergy  which amounted to € 3,865. If you have not yet returned your envelope you may still do so. We depend on your support.
Thank you to all for your ongoing generosity.


YEAR OP FAITH
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has requested that all Parishes throughout the world will celebrate in unison with Rome a Holy Hour to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday June 2
nd.  We will celebrate our Holy Hour in the Cathedral from 4pm to 5pm on that date. Please join with us and people around the world.

MASS FOR ADORERS – FRIDAY – MAY 31st  

All adorers who visit and pray in the CHAPEL OF ADORATION are invited to join with their friends in this Celebration of the Eucharist on FRIDAY, May 31st at 7.00 pm in thanksgiving for God’s care.  All are most welcome to join us for a cup of tea afterwards in the Gillooly Hall.

NEWLY REFURBISHED BAPTISTERY
We invite our Parishioners to visit our newly refurbished Baptistery behind the High Altar. The Baptistery has been specially painted and refurbished. This project was undertaken to mark the Golden Jubilee of Bishop Jones’ ordination to the priesthood.

 
CHORAL CONCERT IN OUR CATHEDRAL

With The University of New Hampshire Choirs (USA) Dir. William Kempster.
Music spanning 5 centuries, including JM Bach, Vaughan Williams and Bernstein. Wednesday May 29th at 8pm. Admisson free with a retiring collection for Sligo Cathedral Organ Restoration.

P.T.A.A.
Invite you to the Annual Mass at Holy Well, Tobernault on Tuesday next, 28
th May at 8pm. Intentions on this special occasion will be offered for Peace, Temperance and for all those undertaking exams at this time.  All welcome.

SLIGO ORPHEUS CHOIR
Will host a
Summer Choral
Workshop in Calry Parish Church, The Mall, Sligo. Open to all who love to sing & wish to expand their musical repertoire to become a better choral singer. The Korean soprano Eunjoo Goh will provide expert tuition assisted by West Roberts. All welcome to experience the joy of choral singing in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Starting Tuesday 29thMay at 7.30pm. Visit www.sligorpheuschoir@blogspot.com or call 087 743 0684 for further information.

FR MICHAEL MAHER
(Drogheda)
Speaker at Knock on Marian feasts and for the Day of Intercession for Priests, will speak at all Masses in our Cathedral on June 1st & 2nd for our diocesan consecration to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart by Bishop Jones which will take place on June 8th. There will also be a conference in Gillooly Hall on Sunday June 2nd at 3pm.
All welcome to come!

YOUNG ADULT DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
July 7th-14th For young adults aged 18-35. Cost €700. Call Frank on 087 9880690 or email frank.mcguinness@elphindiocese.ie. Places are limited so book early.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
O blessed Trinity, you made us in your own image; preserve and strengthen that likeness in us each day.  Amen.


FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Monday 27
th May: St Augustine of Canterbury, bishop.
Saturday 1st June: St. Justin, martyr.


READINGS – SUNDAY JUNE 2nd
1
st Reading: Gen. 14:18-20.
2nd Reading: 1 Cor. 11:23-26.
Gospel: Like 9:11-17.

MONTH OF MAY
As we celebrate the month of May we place our lives and work in a special way under the protection of Mary, Mother of God.  The Rosary will be recited before the 10.30 a.m. daily Mass during the month of May. All are invited to attend from 10.15 a.m. for this traditional prayer in honour of the Mother of God.

YOUTH MASS – EXAMINATION PREPARATION
A special Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 26th at 7 pm. for all Students undertaking Second and Third Level Examinations. All welcome.

BAPTISMS
We welcome into God’s family
KAIAH SCANLON
who was baptised recently in the Cathedral.

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the Soul of:
TED HENRY, late of Lower Pearse Road.
May God Grant him eternal rest and comfort and console his bereaved family and friends.

ANNUAL 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 Christopher Jones will bless the couples who will receive a commemorative candle and certificate.  Following the Mass the celebration will continue with a meal in the Southern Hotel. For further details contact St Michael’s Family Life Centre on 9170329 or email
stmichaelsfamilylifecentre@eircom.net

alt altaltANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES!!.
Tuesday May 28th: 8am HENRY LYNCH; 10.30am MOLLIE CUNNINGHAM
Wednesday May 29th: 10.30am TONY KELLY
Thursday May 30th: 8am EITHNE HARDING;

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL
THIS WEEK’S JACKPOT €2,000!! Tonight, 26th May at 9pm.
Raffle at interval with refreshments available. All welcome!

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY MAY 19th
PARISH ENV: €1,400  PL/STAND.ORD €1,595.
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY Telephone 071 9162670 SACRISTY Telephone 071 9161261.
Email us at
information@sligocathedral.ie  We welcome your comments. Thank you.

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST)
Workshop free of charge to both professionals and members of the public to be held in Carrick-on-Shannon on the 19
th & 20th of June and Sligo on the 10th & 11th of July from 9am to 5pm. See notice at rear of Cathedral or contact Belinda Taylor, Health Promotion 071 913 5061 for details.

EPILEPSY IRELAND
Epilepsy Ireland: Sinead Murphy, Community Epilepsy Nurse Specialist  will give a presentation on Epilepsy, covering some topics such as Living well with Epilepsy, medication, and keeping a seizure diary.
Date: Tuesday 28th May 2013
Venue: Clarion Hotel, Clarion Road, Sligo
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
All Welcome.
For further information please contact: Agnes Mooney, Community Resource Officer for Epilepsy Ireland in the North West. Phone: 071 91 41858, email; amooney@epilepsy.ie. Website; www.epilepsy.ie

NORTH WEST HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
North West Hospice is seeking to recruit Volunteer Collectors to help out at its annual fundraising events, such as flag days, bag packing and Sunflower Days.  Training and information will be provided to all volunteers.  Anyone interested in becoming a Volunteer Collector for North West Hospice should contact Maeve Butler, John Kelly or Susann von Mohlmann at North West Hospice, tel (071) 9143317 or email info@northwesthospice.ie by Friday 31st of May.  Thank you.

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  

DATES TO REMEMBER

URSULINE ASSOCIATES – Next meeting will be held on Weds May 29th in the Convent (opp Cathedral entrance) at 7.30pm. New members welcome.

NORTH WEST STROKE GROUP next meeting Wednesday 29th May at 8pm at the Irish Wheelchair Association premises in Abbeyville, Sligo.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE – One week starting 18th Sept. €689 incl. Flight from Knock. Tel M. Concannon 098 64017 / 089 4146331

RHS HOME SERVICES is providing top quality not for profit home care at affordable prices in the Sligo/Leitrim area & are now recruiting healthcare assistants.  A Fetac Level 5 qualification in Health care is required. To apply or find out more please contact 09493 82156.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBANUS Pilgrimage to Knock today 26th May. Bus leaves Wine Street Car Park at 12.30 p.m.  No Charge.  All welcome.

FAITH & LIGHT Church Gate collection Sat/Sun 1st & 2nd June. Please give generously. Thank you. 

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