28th July & 4th August 2013 SEVENTEENTH & EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

TODAY SUNDAY JULY 28th SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The power of prayer is limited only by our failure to persevere with confidence in the graciousness of God. We have to learn that in prayer we don’t bend God to our will, rather we are shaped by the will of him who is the source of every perfect gift.

SUNDAY – AUGUST 4th EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME It is hard to accept the truth that despite the labour involved our possessions are not permanent. The follower of Christ learns that what is really lasting is the love with which he does his work, and the generosity with which he shares the passing products of his toil.

CATHEDRAL REPAIR & APPEAL We apologise for any inconvenience caused to you, our parishioners, while the internal walls of our cathedral are being repaired. This repair work resulting from dampness is necessary for safety and aesthetics. It is work we had not budgeted for and is costly. We therefore make a special appeal to all who support our parish financially to endeavour to maintain their weekly contribution at their current level and if at all possible to consider an increase to help defray the costs involved in the repairs. We are conscious of the harsh economic climate that all are experiencing however we would like to mention that we are finding it increasingly difficult to meet our financial commitments because of a fall off in our parish contributions. Thank you for your ongoing support of our parish.

CATHEDRAL FLAG DAY – 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. Your help is very much appreciated and without it the Flag Day cannot be held. Thank you.

FRIDAY NEXT – FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Friday next, August 2nd will be the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated at 7.00pm. All are encouraged to attend this sacred monthly Mass. Confessions will take place before the 8.00 am, 10.30 am, and 7.00 pm, Masses on that day.

CEMETERY SUNDAY – SLIGO CEMETERY will take place on Sunday August 4th with Mass being celebrated at 3.00 p.m. All welcome.

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

GARLAND WEEKEND AT THE HOLY WELL

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.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK God our Father, may we love you in all things and above all things and reach the joy you have prepared for us beyond all our imagining. Amen.

READINGS – SUNDAY AUGUST 4th 1st Reading: Eccl. (Qo) 1:2; 2:21-23 2nd Reading: Col. 3:1-5. 9-11. Gospel: Lk 12:13-21

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK Mon 29th St. Martha; Tues 30th St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop & doctor of the Church; Wed 31st St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest; Thurs 1st St. Alphonsus Liguori, bishop & doctor of the Church; Fri 2nd St. Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop, St. Peter Julian Eymard, priest; Sun 4th St. John Mary Vianney, priest; Mon 5th The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major; Wed 7th Ss Sixtus II, pope, & Companions, martyrs, St. Cajetan, priest; Thurs 8th St. Dominic, priest; Fri 9th St. Nathy, bishop & St. Felim, bishop.

FAREWELL & THANK YOU. We bid fond farewell to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Garden Hill, Sligo who have moved to their new home in Ballymote. We also take this opportunity to thank them for their many years of nursing care and dedication to the people of our parish and beyond. May God Bless them with peace, happiness & good health in their new home in Ballymote.

YEAR OF FAITH – PILGRIMAGES – LOUGH DERG The Year of Faith ends on 24th November. It invites us to reflect on our journey of life. A pilgrimage to LOUGH DERG is one way for you to answer the call to renewal in faith, personally or as part of a group. The three day pilgrimage season ends on 15th August. For information on bookings or public transport, phone 071 9861518, email info@loughderg.org, online www.loughderg.org.

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.

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST invites past and present carers and friends of the Trust to join a one day retreat / pilgrimage to Lough Derg on the 21st September from 10am to 4pm. Cost €40, includes boat, tea/coffee, and lunch. Email: zodea@irishpilgrimagetrust.com.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL – Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 15th-Sunday 18th August 2013. For young people aged 16-35. The festival is donation only. Free buses available. For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

TRIP TO CROZON – SEPTEMBER 2013 from 7th-14th. The trip is open to all, cost €220pp, includes coach & ferry including cabin. Accommodation with host families. Please contact Dymphna at 9161238 or Michael at 087-6495349 or Pat at 086-8543046.

BIRTH CERT Lost in Sligo (Chapel Lane Area). Birth Certificate 2009. Reward from owner. Contact St. Mary’s Office, 9162670.

GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – THIS WEEK’S JACKPOT €2,450!! Tonight, 28th July at 9pm. Raffle prizes & refreshments. All welcome!

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY JULY 21st PARISH ENV: €1967 PL/STAND.ORD €1505 ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 916 2670 SACRISTY 916 1261

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

DATES TO REMEMBER

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION weekend of 3rd & 4th August in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association. Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

SUNDAY SCRIPTURE REFLECTION Please note that the Galilee Community will take a break until Thursday, September 3rd.

HEALING RETREAT: John Pridmore & St. Patrick’s Community – Ards Friary, Creeslough, Co. Donegal – 9th to the 11th of August. Tel: 074 – 9138909

HOLY HILL COMMUNITY – SCREEN – Mass at 12pm celebrated by Fr. John Keane, Cork who works with young people. All welcome to Liturgy and visiting afterwards, also to pray in the chapel or wander the grounds.

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.

54TH YEATS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 28TH JULY – 9TH AUGUST 2013 Mark Patrick Hederman OSB (Abbot of Glenstal Abbey) will open the 54th Yeats International Summer School on Sunday, 28th July 2013 at 2.30pm in the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo. Adm. is free. All welcome.

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

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.

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

REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of: MAI MIDDLETON, Old Market St, MAUREEN GILMRTIN, Church Hill & HILDA LYNCH, St. Joseph’s Tce. May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES

TUES JULY 30th 8.00am – JIM MCLOUGHLIN

TUES JULY 30th 10.30am – MARGARET & MATT FINN & DAUGHTER ANN MORAN

WED JULY31st 8.00am – JOHN FOWLEY

WED JULY 31st 10.30am – NELLIE & PADDY MONAGHAN

THURS AUG 1st 8.00am – TOM & ETTA LYNCH

THURS AUG 1st 10.30am – JOE & CAROLINE GRAY

FRI AUG 2nd 8.00am – DAVID SMITH

TUES AUG 6th 10.30am – MARY ARMSTRONG, FIRST ANNIVERSAY: KEVIN ARMSTRONG WED AUG 7th 8.00am – MADGE HUGHES

WED AUG 7th 10.30am – CHRISTOPHER & ANGELA MEEHAN & DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS

THURS AUG 8th 8.00am – IRIS DOYLE

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – Next issue Sunday, August 11th. Last date for receiving notices is midday Wednesday, 7th August.

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