Newsletter 10th March 2013

TODAY 10th MARCH 2013
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT – LAETARE SUNDAY

Fourth Sunday of Lent Year C 10th March 2013

MOTHERS DAY
We wish all mothers every grace and blessing on this special day and we thank them for reflecting the unconditional love of God for each one of us.

PRAYER FOR MOTHERS
Dear Lord, we thank you for the great gift of motherhood. May all Mothers find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love – the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. Amen.

THANK YOU PARISH ASSEMBLEY
Thank you to everybody who was associated with a very successful and well attended Parish Assembly.

THANK YOU YOUTH MINISTRY CONCERT
We thank all who associated with a very successful Youth Concert – the musicians and singers who took part, the ticket sellers, those who prepared the Gillooly Hall and those who attended.

THANK YOU GILOOLLY HALL
A sincere thank you to Sligo Leader Partnership   the Sligo Tús programme and all those who have been involved in the refurbishment of the Gillooly Hall their work has given new life to our very beautiful hall

FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN THE CATHEDRAL PARISH DURING MARCH
Tuesday 12th       Way of Gentleness At 8.00 pm.
Friday 15th           Way of the Cross after the 10.30am Mass.
                                HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE 7-8.00pm.
Saturday 16th      Confessions 2-4pm and after 7.30pm Vigil Mass.
Sunday 17th         Confessions After 7.00 PM Vigil Mass

ST PATRICK’S DAY MASS TIMES
                                7.30pm (Vigil), 8.30am, 10.30am, 12 noon & 7 pm.

EASTER 2013
Sunday 24th         Palm Sunday – Reconciliation Service 3.00 pm.
Wednesday 27th               Chrism Mass 7.30 p.m.
Thursday 28th     Holy Thursday -Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30 pm
                                Holy Hour 11.00 pm.
Friday 29th           Good Friday – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3 pm
                                Stations of the Cross 8.00 pm.
Saturday 30th      Easter Vigil – 9.00 pm.
Sunday 31st         Easter Sunday – Masses 8.30 am, 10.30 am,
                                12 noon and 7.00 pm.

LIVING LENT – LIVING FAITH – LIVING THE MASS
Lenten Exploratory reflections continuing at 11am and 3pm in St Anne’s Day Chapel, Cranmore Rd. Weds. 13 Lent, Faith & the need to belong; Weds 20 Lent, Faith & our culture today. Presented by Colette Furlong, Catechist to the Sligo Parishes Cluster. All are welcome. For further details please contact  clustercatechist@sligocathedral.ie.

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
Would you like to join the cast of “The Folly of God” – a dramatic presentation of the Gospel Passion Narrative of our Lord? This presentation will form part of the 3pm Liturgy in Sligo Cathedral on this coming Good Friday, 29th March. Rehearsals continue Monday March 11th at 8pm in the Cathedral Sacristy.

SLIGO PARISHES CLUSTER HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
As part of the Year of Faith initiatives in the Cluster a pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been proposed. Travelling on October 13th till the 25th at a cost of €1610 per person sharing (price includes flights, half board hotels – 5 nights in Jerusalem and 3 in Tiberius – taxes, tour guides and pilgrim itinerary). Anyone interested should call Colette, the Cluster Catechist, at 0879534904 for more information or email  clustercatechist@sligocathedral.ie Closing date March 13th.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
Monday 11th March: 8am MARY & JOHN McDERMOTT;
Tuesday 12th March: 10.30am MARTIN BURKE;
Wednesday 13th March: 8am ANNIE CALLAGHAN; 10.30am BRIDGET & MICHAEL QUINLIVEN
Thursday 14th March: 8am BREEGE PRESTON; 10.30am TOM FOLEY
Friday 15th March: 8am MAE, JOHN & MICHAEL HOWLEY and Deceased Family Members; 10.30am Month’s Mind IMELDA FARRY
Saturday 16th March: 8am GUS, HUGH & LILY KIVLEHAN and JAMES & LENA FORAN; 10.30am Month’s Mind BILLY BURNSIDE

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
ROSALEEN MARTIN of Larkhill Road and
EVELYN KELLY of The Park and late of ‘Greentrees’, Pearse Road.
May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

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.

SLIGO CATHEDRAL PARISH
INCOME & EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT 1 DEC 2011 – 30 NOV 2012
 

PARISH INCOME 

2012 € 

2011€ 

PARISH DIRECT EXPENDIURE 

2012 

2011€ 

Responsible Stewardship (weekly collections) 

266,607 

287,757 

Heating and Lighting Costs 

48,190 

47,550 

Income Tax Relief 

46,351 

44,121 

Office Supplies, Inc. Printing, Stationery, Post & Telephone 

33,146 

45,524 

Shrine Candles 

28,770 

27,251 

Cathedral Requisites 

11,521 

18,020 

Blessed Sacrament Chapel 

8,545 

17,159 

Candles 

12,094 

9,892 

Sundries: Inc. Crib, Refunds & Grants re. Cathedral Repairs 

12,406 

40,103 

Repairs & Maintenance to Church, Properties, Inc. Gillooly Hall, St Mary’s & the Cathedral 

38,487 

60,120 

Special Collections: Trócaire, Missions, St Vincent de Paul, Diocesan Needs, St Michael’s Family Life Centre 

30,321 

39,835 

Presbytery Expenses 

18,761 

24,824 

Shortfall on Parish Income c/d 

111,191 

112,897 

Clergy Salaries (3) 

55,801 

62,590 

 

 

 

Clergy Expenses: VHI, Motor Tax & Assoc. Costs 

15,438 

12,271 

 

 

 

Other Salaries: Sisters, Secretaries, Sacristans, Housekeepers, Groundsman 

122,812 

144,727 

 

 

 

Insurance on Properties 

22,644 

19,621 

 

 

 

Sundries: Inc. Donations, Refunds, Sponsorship, PDR & Refuse Collections 

32,876 

32,533 

 

 

 

Special Collections Settled to Date 

50,851 

58,916 

 

 

 

Youth Ministry: Inc. Salaries & Expenses 

41,570 

32,535 

 

504,191 

569,123 

 

504,191 

569,123 

OTHER INCOME 

 

 

OTHER EXPENDITURE 

 

 

Rents 

1,140 

1,140 

Shortfall on Parish Income b/d 

111,191 

112,897 

Gifts, Donations, Collections & Car Park 

112,522 

119,606 

Development Contributions 

9,750 

8,250 

Deficit for Year 

7,279 

401 

Surplus for Year 

 

 

 

120,941 

121,147 

 

120,941 

121,147 

BAPTISM IN THE CATHEDRAL PARISH
If you plan to have your child Baptised during the month of March or subsequent months you must now undertake a one night Baptismal Course which will take place in St Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill on the third Thursday of every month. To book a Baptism and register for this course please contact the Parish Office on 9162670. It is necessary to attend this course prior to the Baptism of your child.

MARY’S MEALS
Mary’s meals
is feeding about 734,000 impoverished children each day in Africa, Asia and South America. Would you like to help? Would you be interested in finding out more? Please give your name to the Parish Office and you will be contacted with all the relevant information.

THE SISTERS OF THE PRESENTATION OF MARY
The Sisters a
re celebrating 50 years in our Diocese. The Sisters opened their first Convent in 1963 and ran St Cuan’s College at Castleblakeney in Co. Galway. We congratulate the Sisters and pray God’s blessing on their ministry in our Parish.
 

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL
TONIGHT’S JACKPOT €1500!! Tonight, March 10th at 9pm.
Raffle at interval with refreshments available. All welcome!

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY MARCH 3rd
PARISH ENV: €2,893 PL/STAND.ORD €1,500
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 071 916 2670 SACRISTY 071 916 1261.
Email us at information@sligocathedral.ie. We welcome your comments. Thank you  

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has moved back to Oznam House, John Street, Sligo.
Office hours: Monday and Tuesday 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday and Friday 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY ON STATION ISLAND, LOUGH DERG
Sunday 17th March from 10am until 3pm. Guest Speakers:
Bishop Joseph Duffy & Fr Tom Hamill. 11:00am            Address on the Life & Influence of St Patrick (supervised art & craft activities for children)
12:30pm              Lunch & traditional music followed by Mass at 2:00pm.
Cost: €20 (€8 per child) includes return boat fare, refreshments on arrival & lunc.
Advance booking is essential Tel: 071 986 1518 email:  info@loughderg.org or visit:
www.loughderg.org

HOPE IN A TIME OF CHALLENGE – A SEMINAR BY DONAL SPRING
This seminar by Donal Spring will look at how best to cope with the challenging times we live in—how we can remain hopeful in the midst of depression by accessing the resources within (spiritual, emotional, mental) to deal with the challenges of life today. Venue: St. Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, Sligo. Date: Saturday 23rd March 10.30-4.30pm. Cost: €60 to include lunch.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed t
o sell Religious items at our Cathedral entrance. If you could spare some time please contact the Parish Office on 071 9162670. Thank you.

ANY UNWANTED SPORTS CLOTHES?
A number of 4th year business IT Sligo students have organised a Collection Day for old sports clothes of good quality. They are hoping for the public of Sligo to give whatever old sports clothes they have to this worthy cause. The clothes will be donated to the local Enable Ireland store. Do not despair if your old sports clothes are of poor quality as these will be sold and any money received will to be given to the Special Olympics.
The collection commences from the 13th to the 15th of March between 9am and 6pm in the college and from 9am to 10pm in the Knocknarea Arena on the same dates. Sports clothes can be dropped off at the main reception of the college in the bins provided or the Knocknarea Arena.
Contact Patrick Doyle by Email
 s00102457@mail.itsligo.ie or phone 0879657688 for more information.
  

DATES TO REMEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held in the Cathedral at 11.00 a.m. on Monday 11th March. New members welcome.

SLIGO ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Monthly meeting at 2.30pm in the Dominican Friary Hall on Tuesday 12th March. New members welcome.

FR. FLANAGAN PRAYER GROUP – Next Meeting – Tuesday, 12th at 8p.m. in St. Mary’s Presbytery. All are most welcome.

CO. SLIGO FLOWER & GARDEN CLUB – Gala Flower Demonstration (by James Burnside NAFAS} in Sligo Park Hotel on Monday, 11th March at 8pm. Adm. €15 in aid of Sligo M.S. Respite Centre.

GALILEE COMMUNITY – Tintagh, Boyle, Scripture Course by Sr. Moya Hegarty OSU on March 5th, 12th, 19th and 25th from 8 to 9.30 pm.

CAR BOOT SALE Will in the Cathedral Car Park on Sunday 14th April. Funds raised will go to ‘For Your Soul Productions’ – a non profit theatrical company for much needed equipment.

HOPE IN A TIME OF CHALLENGE A seminar by Donal Spring looking at how best to cope with the challenging times we live in. In St. Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, Sat 23rd Mar 10.30-4.30pm. Cost €60 incl. lunch.

A TTALK ENTITLED ‘It’s never too late to be healthier and happier.’ given by psychologist Shane Martin takes place on Wednesday 13th March at 7.30 p.m. in the Sligo Southern Hotel. Free admission. Suitable to all. Information about upcoming Moodwatchers course follows talk.

FUN CYCLE On Good Friday @ 11am from City Hall to Strandhill.Entry €10. Family €20. All proceeds to Cardiac Services at Sligo Regional Hospital. Register at
www.friendsofsgh.ie or call 087 4182366.

THEOLOGY – DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMME
The Dominican Order is offering affordable distance learning in theology leading to a range of qualifications from certificate to full honours degree level. Study from home with occasional study days and benefit from on-line support of academic tutors. If you would like to know more contact: The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 Tel: 01 404 8124 or email  enquiries@prioryinstitute.com
 

MONASITC CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE – with Dominican Nuns in Monastery of St Catherine of Siena, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Single young women attracted to this way of life are invited to share in a vocation weekend 8-10 Mar. For further information visit www.dominicannuns.ie,or call 041 9838524.

GALILEE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES
The house is open daily to all who wish to drop in for prayer, quiet time or a chat. All are also welcome to join in Morning Prayer (9:15am each morning and/or Evening Prayer (6:00pm Tues, Wed. and Fri.) MEDITATION each Monday from 7 to 7:45pm. Please see Cathedral notice board for further details.
 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN?
Elphin Diocese is now accepting applications from married and single men who may feel called to
ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part-time training programme begins this spring. For further information or a conversation around the topic please contract the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St Mary’s, Sligo on 071 9162670, or visit the ‘Vocations’ section at www.elphindiocese.

 

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