Newsletter 12th January 2014

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Baptism of the Lord 13 Jan 2013

TODAY – 13th JANUARY 2013
THE BAPISM OF THE LORD
At his Baptism Jesus was revealed as the Son of God and began his work of bringing the vision of God, his justice and his liberation to his people. At our baptism each of us is given a share in this mission, so we become children of God.

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.

To mark Bishop Jones’ Golden Jubilee of Ordination to Priesthood in June 2012 the Baptistery at our Cathedral was refurbished in his honour.  On this Sunday, the Feast of The Baptism of the Lord the newly refurbished Baptistery will be blessed during the 12 noon Mass.  Again we thank all who made donations towards the refurbishment works.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL SERVICE
CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

SLIGO
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th – 8.00 P.M.
Homilist: RIGHT REV BISHOP S. FERRAN GLENFIELD
Church of Ireland Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh
All are welcome to attend.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
JANUARY 18th – 25th 2014
Theme: “Is Christ Divided?”
(based on 1 Corinthians 1:13)
Church Unity Week commences on Saturday, January 18th and will continue until Saturday, January 25th.  During this time we are asked to pray in a special way for unity among all Christians.
PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Father of all creation through the power of your Spirit You sent in the fullness of time your Son, Jesus Christ to live among us and to make us one.  May the example of His life continue to inspire all Christians.  As we journey together towards the celebration of this New Year may the unity He signifies bind us together in love.  Amen.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2014
Sunday January 26th to Sunday February 2nd
Theme: ‘Catholic Schools – Centres of Faith and Learning’.
Our Catholic schools are communities—small families in their own right, but also members of the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of this week of celebration and acknowledgement of the vital role of our schools.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT JANUARY 19th
1st : Is. 49: 3. 5-6;
2nd : 1 Cor.: 1. 1-3;
Gospel: Jn. 1: 29-34.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Lord, help me to grow stronger as a Christian called to respect and love others. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 13th: St Hilary, bishop & doctor of the Church;
Weds 15th: St Ita, virgin;
Thurs 16th: St Fursa, abbot & missionary;
Fri 17th St Anthony, abbot.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN THE CATHEDRAL & PARISH
JANUARY
Sat. 18 – Sat. 25th             Church Unity Week
Friday – 24th                       Interdenominational Service      8.00 pm
Sunday – 26th                    Do This in Memory of Me –  10.30 am. Mass

FEBRUARY
Saturday – 1st                    St. Brigid’s Day – Crosses blessed at 8.00 am and 10.30 am Masses
Sunday – 2nd                      Day for Consecrated Life – Members of Religious Orders will renew their vows at 12 Noon Mass
Monday – 3rd                     Feast of St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats at 8.00 am and 10.30 am Masses
Sunday – 16th                   Do this in Memory of Me – 10.30 am. Mass

EUCHARIST TO THE HOUSEBOUND
Parishioners are asked if they know of anyone who is housebound and who would like to receive the Eucharist in their homes on each Sunday and First Friday to please submit their names and address to the Parish Office Tel: 9162670.

PARISH KEEPING IN TOUCH
Parishioners please note that it is not always easy to keep in touch with all parts of the parish. If you know of anyone who is sick, in hospital or if you know of anyone who would like to be on the First
Friday visit list.  Thank you.

CARE OF THE SICK
The priests of the parish are always happy to visit the sick in their homes or in hospital.  The sick may wish to receive Communion or the Sacrament of the Sick.  Renewed regulations at the hospital have made it more difficult for priests to know who is in hospital.  If there is a sick person who would appreciate a visit please contact one of the priests or Tel: 9162670 during office hours.

FR. FLANAGAN PRAYER GROUP
Next Meeting – Tuesday, January 14th at 7.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Presbytery.  All are most welcome.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY
Monthly meeting tomorrow Monday,
13th January, at 11.00 a.m. in the Upper Room of the Cathedral Sacristy. News members invited.

SAINT BRIGID’S CROSSES

Reeds are being gathered at the moment and work will commence shortly on the preparation of Saint Brigid’s Crosses for her Feast Day on Saturday, Feb 1.  Those willing to help should contact the Sisters of the Presentation Tel: 9160740. Thank you.

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:

BERNADETTE LEE of Coottehall, Mother of Patricia Lee, Kevinsfort Heath;
BRIAN COTTER, Rathedmond;
MARY McNIFFE, Jink’s Ave;
KEVIN McBRIDE, St. Brigid’s Place and
SHEILA HENNESSY nee McMORROW, Cardiff and formerly St Brigid’s Place.
May God grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
Monday January 13th: 8am Fr Francis Kiernan;
Tuesday January 14th: 8am Agnes Fowley; 10.30am Maura McHugh;
Wednesday January 15th: 8am Mary Cullen; 10.30am Adelaida Damasco;
Thursday January 16th: 8am Algis Yarsanas; 10.30am Paddy Branley;
Friday January 17th: 8am Nellie McLynn;

Saturday January 18th: 10.30am Month’s Mind Martha Kelly

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
The priests of the parish would like to thank all who contributed to the Christmas collection for the Support of the Clergy
which amounted to €18073.
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY JANUARY 5th
PARISH ENV: €2,460  PL/STAND.ORD €2,042
St Mary’s Presbytery:
Telephone 071 916 2670 Cathedral Sacristy: Telephone 071 916 1261
E-mail us at information@sligocathedral.ie We welcome your comments. Thank you.

GILLOOLY HALL, TEMPLE STREET
Are you looking for Rooms or a Hall to rent? Why not drop in to see our recently refurbished Hall. Phone Blanaid at the Parish Office on 916 2670 to see if we can help you.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL – TONIGHT AT 9PM
TONIGHT’S JACKPOT €1900!!
Raffle at interval with refreshments available at start of Bingo and at the interval.  All welcome!

CURA VOLUNTEERS
Would you like to train as a volunteer Counsellor with Cura Crisis Pregnancy counselling service? If you are free during the day and interested in finding out more there will be an information morning on Tuesday 21
st January from 11am to 1pm in the Radisson SAS, Ballincar, Sligo. For more call Cura Sligo on 914 3659 or e-mail curasligo@eircom.net

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
A two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid suitable for all kinds of caregivers – health workers, teachers, community workers, Gardaí, youth workers, volunteers, those responding to family, friends and co-workers. Next course 19-20 Feb in Sligo, see notice at Cathedral entrance for future dates or call Belinda at Health Promotion on 916 5061.

SLIGO SAMARITANS SEEK VOLUNTEERS
Information / Selection Evenings will be held on Monday 13th and Wednesday 22nd January at 7.30 pm at Sligo Samaritans Centre, 3 The Mall, Sligo. All welcome.





ST MICHAEL’S FAMILY LIFE CENTRE, CHURCH HILL
New Spring/Summer 2014 brochure is now available with a variety of morning evening and weekend courses. Enrolment from Monday 13th January in person, by phone 071-9170329 071 917 0329, e-mail stmichaelsfamilylifecentre@eircom.net or visit  www.stmichaelscentre.wordpress.com

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
Church Gate collection takes place this weekend after all Masses. Thank you for your support.

N.C.B.I. John St, Sligo wish to thank all who donated during 2013 and ask for continued support throughout 2014. Any unwanted Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac etc. gratefully received. All funds raised go to help those with loss of sight in our community. For collection in Sligo area contact shop manager Christy Foy on 086 893 9682. Once again thank you.

SLIGO ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
Monthly meeting at 2.30pm in the Dominican Friary Hall on Tuesday Jan 14
th. New members welcome.

HEARING HELP (LIP READING) CLASSES
Starting in Feb 2014. If you are interested or suffer from a hearing loss contact Carmel on 919 4975, text 086 796 1324 or call to DeafHear.ie, Abbeyville Centre, Sligo.

 

 

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