Newsletter 11th November 2012

16th Sunday in Ord Time

TODAY – 11th NOVEMBER 2012
THIRTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Our readings today show us two widows giving generously what they could barely afford to give. Poverty need not lead to bitterness. It can lead to heroic generosity and courage. Such poor as these two widows stand as a living condemnation of us who have so much. We give so little, as we watch the perpetuation of injustice and poverty in our world.


CATHOLICISM
“A REFRESHER COURSE ON THE BASICS”
Continues over the next three Tuesday nights
In the Gillooly Hall from 8.00pm – 9.25pm.
1.
 GOD BECAME MAN
2. WHAT JESUS TAUGHT
3. MYSTERY OF GOD
4. SO WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
5. THE EUCHARIST
For more details visit wordonfire.org
Each night:-                        Video Presentation         45 min
                                                Tea Break                            15 min
                                                Discussion                           15 min
                                                Prayer                                   10 min
IDEAL FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN PREPARING FOR SACRAMENTS
Further details available from Fr Tom or Fr Pat.


NOVEMBER – THE MONTH OF REMEMBRANCE

CEMETERY ROSARY
On each Sunday during November the rosary will be recited in Sligo Cemetery at 3pm.

ETERNAL FLAME
Available at the entrance to the Cathedral in remembrance of our loved ones during the month of Nov. Cost €5 each.

WAY OF GENTLENESS – ADVENT
Commences in the Cathedral Tuesday December 4th at 8pm and continuing on the following 2 Tuesday nights December 11th and 18th. The call to focus on Christ’s coming into our hearts and homes is the only true meaning of Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join in this hour of guided prayer, silent time and music in preparation for Christmas.

ADVENT – SCRIPTURE SHARING IN THE HOME
With the approach of Advent (First Sunday of Advent is December 2nd) – we invite parishioners to consider hosting Scripture Sharing Groups in their homes over this sacred season. Groups should be kept small and consist of 3 to 6 people to allow all to participate fully in the sharing of Scripture. Guidelines are available at the Parish Office and if you are interested in participating please contact Tel: 9162670.

YEAR OF FAITH ACTIVITIES: – MAKE A PLIGRIMAGE

Pilgrimages are great moments of prayer where we make a journey to a particular place as a sign that all Christian life is precisely that, a journey, walking with the help of Christ and his Church. This does not necessarily have to be anywhere grand or far away – even a visit to a local shrine or important Church or Cathedral can be a clear way of declaring your intention to follow Jesus.

MISSION ENVELOPES
We thank those who have returned their envelopes and for their support of the church’s missionary activity. We remind those who have not yet returned their envelopes that they are still in time to do so. The total collected so far is €2,053.

BAPTISMS
We welcome into God’s family
ERIKA GARCIA,
RICHARD WHELAN and
TYLER HIGGINS
who were recently baptised in the Cathedral.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4th
1st Reading: Dan 12: 1-13;
2nd Reading: Heb. 10: 11-14 18;
Gospel: – Mk. 13: 24-32

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK.
Father, let us live in such a way that when we die our love will survive and continue to grow. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Monday 12th November: St Josephat, bishop and martyr;
Wednesday 14th November: St Laurence O’Toole, bishop;
Thursday 15th November: St Albert the Great, bishop and doctor of the church;
Friday 16th November: St Margaret of Scotland; St Gertrude, virgin;
Saturday 17th November: St Elizabeth of Hungary, religious.

REST IN PEACE

Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
Kitty Keaney, late of Quay Street and
Patricia (Peggy) Feeney, late of Kevinsfort and Nazareth House.
May God grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES

Monday 12th November: 8am Marie Heraughty & deceased members of the Heraughty, Traynor & McDonald families;
Tuesday 13th November: 8am Frank & Delia Clancy: 10.30am Michael Greene
Wednesday 14th November: 8am The Lyons Family; 10.30am Fr Michael McTernan
Thursday 15th November: 8am Betty Cawley; 10.30am Patrick Healy
Friday 16th November: 8am Thomas Cawley; 10.30am Deceased Members of the Altar Society & their families;
Saturday 17th November: 8am Tom, Mary, Frank & Bridie Mahon.

SLIGO CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: Sunday November 4th
Parish Envelopes: €
Plate and Standing Orders: €
St Mary’s Presbytery 071 9162670 Sacristy 071 9161261
We welcome your comments, email us at information@sligocathedral.ie. Thank you.

AUTUMN/WINTER STATIONS
Are now taking place, if you would like to host the station in your home please contact the Parish Office on 071-9162670

PARISH PASTORAL COUNTIL MEETING
Next meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8.00 pm., in St. Mary’s.

DRAWING FROM THE HOLY WELL WITHIN
Authentic Christian Meditation for individuals or small groups welcome. Three 1 hour programs arranged at your convenience. Free of charge. Contact Missionaries of Charity, Temple St. on 9154843.

BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA
An Exhibition on her Life & Mission will be in Gillooly Hall, continues today Sunday, November 11th from 11am-2pm. This Exhibition was very well received at the International Eucharistic Congress last June. Come and learn more about the life of Mother Teresa, a Woman of Faith, including her time in the Loreto Convent in Rathfarnham, Dublin & features a replica of Mother Teresa’s room in Calcutta.

A REMEMBRANCE SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PRE-BORN, BABIES, CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED
Will take place in the Outpatient Department, Level 3, Sligo General Hospital on Wednesday November 21st at 7.30pm. All are welcome to this multi-denominational service. Light refreshments are served afterwards. For further details contact Sligo General Hospital Paediatric Ward on 071 9174634 or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on 071 9171111 ext 4452.

SLIGO SAMARITANS
In association with “Sligo Churches Together” Sligo Samaritans invite those in our community who have been touched by suicide to a service of Remembrance & Hope on Friday Nov 23. This 2 part ceremony will commence at 8pm at our Cathedral. then to the Methodist Hall Wine St for 8.30 pm. Refreshments afterwards. Non walkers may go directly to the Methodist Hall.

PIONEER ASSOCIATION – MONTH OF NOVEMBER
Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrifice up for their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise! Take the Short-Term Pledge for November
www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact (353) 1 874 9464.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL – CONTINUES TONIGHT NOVEMBER 11th – 9PM
TONIGHT’S JACKPOT €750!!
Refreshments available at the start of Bingo and at the interval.
Busses will stop at the following pick up points:
8.00pm                 ST JOHN’S HOSPITAL
8.05pm                 CARROLL’S SHOP
8.10pm                 RIVERSIDE
8.15pm                 GILMARTIN’S SHOP
8.20pm                 CRANMORE COMMUNITY PARK
8.25pm                 SHOP AT CALTRAGH
8.30pm                 COMMUNITY CENTRE MAIL COACH ROAD
8.35pm                 CENTRA and MOONEY’S BAR, MAUGHERABOY
8.40pm                 JINK’S AVENUE, OLD POST OFFICE.
Everyone welcome.

JOE DALTON Healing & Renewal Weekend
Takes place in Sligo Park Hotel 23rd – 25th November. For further details please contact Mary 087.7847304 or Nuala 086. 8383725.

FATHER FLANAGAN PRAYER GROUP
Please note that due to other events on Tuesday nights in the Cathedral Parish, the Fr. Flanagan Prayer Group meetings (on the second Tuesdays) for November and December will start at 7pm, rather than 8pm. Next Meeting – Tuesday, 13 Nov. at 7.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Presbytery. All are most welcome.

UPCOMING RETREATS IN ARDS FRIARY
Creeslough. Co. Donegal Sat 1st – Sun 2nd December Advent Retreat (Open to Everyone). Theme: “O come, o come Emmanuel.” Directed by Fr. Paul Chamberlain (Birmingham Diocese) Commences: 9:30amConcludes: After Lunch Cost: €85 Residential / €60 Non Residential.

A DAY OF REFLECTION FOR ADVENT
With Sr. Moya Hegarty. in St. Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, on Sat. Dec. 1st from 10.30-4pm for a day of input on scripture with time for reflection and prayer in a restful, peaceful setting. A light lunch is provided. Cost: €10 or whatever you can afford. Please contact 9170329 in advance to enrol.

GALILEE COMMUNITY
Tintagh, Boyle. ‘Fireside Chat’ – an opportunity for an informal conversation around the issues of faith will take place on Tues. Nov. 13 beginning at 8pm. Further details from 071 9664101  galileecommunity@gmail.com

DATES TO REMEMBER 

NORTH WEST SIMON COMMUNITY annual church gate collection this coming weekend 10th & 11th Nov at The Cathedral Sligo, all proceeds goes to preventing homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal. Please support.
ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY Next meeting will take place tomorrow – Monday, Nov. 12 immediately after the 10.30am Mass in the Upper Room of the Cathedral Sacristy. New members welcome.

SLIGO ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Monthly meeting at 2.30pm in the Dominican Friary Hall on Tuesday Nov 13th. New members welcome.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November next Your support would be greatly appreciated.

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘The Shadow of the Mountain’ (a collection of Short Stories) by Rena Gallogly in Sligo Central Library, Stephen St, on Fri 16 Nov, at 6.30pm. All welcome.

SLIGO SOCIAL SERVICES CAROL SINGERS NEEDED If you can sing, sway or clap your hands please join fundraising carol singers please call 9145682. 

 

 

 

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