Newsletter 2nd March 2014

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 2nd March 2014

TODAY 2nd MARCH 2014 – SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

LENT 2014
Ash Wednesday – March 5th
Ash Wednesday this year falls on March 5th. Masses in the Cathedral will be celebrated at 8 am 10.30 am, 1.05 pm and 7 pm.

HUNGER LUNCH FOR TRÓCAIRE – THIS ASH WEDNESDAY MARCH 5th
To mark Ash Wednesday as a Day of Fast and Abstinence and the beginning of Lent why not support our Hunger Lunch in aid of Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign? Served in the Gillooly Hall this coming Wednesday, 5th March. Lunch (delicious soup with fresh bread rolls) will be served between 12-2pm.
Suggested minimum donation €3. All welcome.

Lenten Commitments – A Suggestion
This Lent Trócaire is asking people to remember those in the developing world who are living in poverty. Please take a Trócaire Box this Lent and remember the world’s poor.

Way of Gentleness Lent 2014
Commencing on Tuesday 11th March at 8pm in the Cathedral.

Scripture Sharing Groups
Sunday Gospel passages & reflections available for download from www.elphindiocese.ie. Evening Prayer booklets available from Justin @ 071 963 4960, e-mail pdo@elphindiocese.ie

Stations of the Cross – Lent 2014
After the 10.30 a.m. Mass on each Friday during Lent there will be a short meditation on the Way of the Cross – all are encouraged to attend.

FIRST FRIDAY – MARCH 7th
Friday next is the First Friday of the Month.  Mass at 7pm. Confession before  the 8am, 10.30am and 7pm Masses. All are welcome.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2014
Takes place on Friday 7th March at 8.00 p.m. in Sligo Presbyterian Church, Church Street, Sligo. For the last 80 years people of all Christian denominations have come together on the first Friday of March to pray. The 2014 service has been prepared by the Christian women of Egypt themed ‘Streams in the Desert. All are most welcome.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Dear Lord you are my strength in times of weakness my comforter in times of sorrow; let me take refuge in your loving heart. Amen.

GOOD FRIDAY PASSION PLAY
“The Folly of God” – a dramatic presentation of the Gospel Passion presentation forming part of the 3pm Liturgy on Good Friday. Cast now being recruited – please call the Parish Office.

Anniversaries  Remembrances 2 March 2014


REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
JACKIE CAWLEY, Garavogue Villas, father of David Cawley, Orchard Road, Kevinsfort;
ARTHUR HARRISON, St Muredach’s Villas, Pearse Rd and
HERBIE McCAFFREY, Summerhill Village.
May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23rd
PARISH ENV: €2,423  PL/STAND.ORD €1,290
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY
916 2670  SACRISTY 916 1261
email us at info@sligocathedral.ie We welcome your comments.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Income  Expenditure 2012-13

SLIGO INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL presents
“Cooking & Capers”, a night of food & fun!”
At The Radisson Hotel, Wednesday 5th March at 8pm (doors open 7pm). With Chef Joe Shannon & Comedian Frankie Forde. Raffles & spot prizes galore! Local food & artisan stands. Tickets €15 from the Radisson; Committee Members on 086 259 2290 & Liber Bookshop, O’Connell St, Sligo.

ANNUAL EVENT FOR MARRIED COUPLES
At Emmanuel House of Providence in Clonfert on Saturday March 8th from 10.30am. Healing service with Eddie Stones for the Healing of marriages, prayers, Mass, confessions, renewal of marriage vows, and talks. Guest speakers will be Martin & Mary Moran, Nazareth Community, Dublin.

DATES TO REMEMBER

ST BERNADETTE’S CHAPEL, Rockwood Parade. Mass will be celebrated on Monday3rd March at 5.15 p.m. All welcome.

P.T.A.A. SLIGO – Meeting in St. Mary’s at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 7th March immediately after the 7pm Mass.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT In Aid of Church in Tanzania. Sligo Park Hotel, Friday 7th March @ 8pm. Music by David Parkes & local artisits. Adm. €15.

HSE RETIRED ASSOCIATION GROUP Monthly meeting takes place in St Michael’s Family Life Centre on Thurs 6th March at 3pm. All welcome.

MCR COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM Mon 10th Mar at 7pm in the Community Centre. Light refereshments provided. Come along for your community!

ST MICHAEL’S SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Re-opens on Wednesday 5th March from 3-5pm. New members welcome!

CELEBRATION OF EASTER HOPE Presented by Sligo Churches Together on Sunday 6th April, at 7.30pm in St John’s Cathedral, Sligo. Featuring: Gospel pianist Huntley Brown, Chicago; Soprano Eunjoo Goh, South Korea, Gospel singer James Kilbane, Achill & Sligo Gospel Choir. Adm. free.  Offering taken in support of North West Hospice.

JOHN FLYNN MEMORIAL LECTURE in aid of the Yeats International Summer School Scholarship fund. ‘A country road..A tree//A long wait’ an exploration of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot with Dr. Trish McTighe (University of Reading) in the Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo on Thurs 6th March at 8pm. Adm €10 (€8 members / students).

SLIGO TOWN TWINNING ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sligo Park Hotel, Thurs 6th March at 8.30pm. All welcome.

SLIGO’S 1st DIECAST & MODEL SHOW Sun 9th Mar in Sligo Park Hotel 11am-5pm. Adults €5; U-14’s Free. A great day out for all the Family and Model Collectors. Lots of Exhibitors. For more call Alex on 086 8472631 or visit Facebook Sligos1stdiecastmodelandtoyfair

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