Newsletter 13th October 2013

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 13 October 2013

TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
13
th October 2013
Eucharist is the name that we give to our great act of worship, it is a name that means ‘giving thanks.’
Today’s readings remind us that we owe God thanks not just for healing lepers two thousand years ago, but for blessing our lives with his love and restoring them with his forgiveness.
 

 OFFERING IN SUPPORT OF CLERGY
Sincere thanks to those Parishioners who contributed to the quarterly Offering for support of our four Clergy which amounted to €5,890 . If you have not yet returned your envelope you may still do so. We depend on your support. Thank you to all for your ongoing generosity.

FAITH & TRINITY WORKSHOP
Rev. Dr. Michael Duignan (St. Angela’s College) to lead workshop (11am – 3.30 pm) on Faith & The Trinity in SLIGO PARK HOTEL on Sat. October 19
th as part of Elphin Diocese’s celebration of Year of Faith.  Suggested Donation toward costs €10.  All welcome.
  

SUNDAY NEXT – WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Theme for 2013: ‘Growing in Faith’
World Mission Sunday, which is an essential experience of worship, catechesis, and worldwide sacrifice, is a principal means of funding for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.  There is an envelope in your envelope box. Please give generously.
We welcome Sligo Gospel Choir who will sing at the 7.30pm Vigil Mass, Saturday next, 19
th October, for Mission Sunday.

A TALK ON THE LIFE & SPIRITUALITY OF MOTHER TERESA
Takes place on Friday the 18th of October at 7pm upstairs in the Gillooly Hall. Given by Fr Ray a Missionaries of Charity Priest en route from America to take up a Missionary post in Africa. The evening will include a short video with light refreshments to follow. All most welcome.

ANNUAL ST MARTIN NOVENA
 
Takes place in Holy Cross Friary from Saturday 26
th October to Sunday 3rd November. Daily at 7.30pm Sundays at 3.30pm. The Preacher will be Fr John Walsh O.P.

SLIGO PARISHES CLUSTER PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

This pilgrimage which is one of our Year of Faith initiatives departs Tuesday next, 15th October. Twenty two pilgrims from the Parishes in our Cluster will travel and we pray God’s blessings on the pilgrims and wish them a safe journey.

DIARY DATES

SLIGO CHORAL FESTIVAL Concert in the Gillooly Hall Saturday 9th November full details at  www.sligochoralfest.comChoirs will sing at the 10.30am and 12 Noon Mass on Sunday, 10th November.

ADVENT
begins on Sunday, 1st of December 2013.
In our Cathedral Parish the WAY OF GENTLENESS, our annual celebration of the coming of the Christ Child, commences on Tuesday 3
rd December.
Our candlelit CATHEDRAL CHOIR CAROL SERVICE
takes place on Sunday 22nd December, always a special occasion, always giving a glimpse into the true meaning of Christmas.

CEMETERY LIGHTS
For the
Month of Remembrance, the month of November, are on sale from Sunday next, 20th October at the Cathedral Entrance and Sacristy priced €7 each.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK 

Lord, keep Your love alive in my heart that I may become worthy of You.  Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 14 St Callistus I, pope & martyr;
Tues 14 St Teresa of Avila, virgin & doctor of the Church;
Weds 16 St Hedwig, religious; St Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin; St Gall, abbot & missionary;
Thurs 17 St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop & martyr;
 Fri 18 St Luke, Evangelist;
Sat 19 Ss John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, priests & Companions, martyrs; St Paul of the Cross.


READINGS: SUNDAY OCTOBER 20th
1st Reading: Ex. 17 :8-13
2
nd Reading: 2 Tim. 3:14 – 4:2. 
Gospel: Lk. 18: 1-8.

ALTAR SOCIETY CAKE SALE 
Please note that the Cathedral Altar Society will be holding a Cake Sale in the Gillooly Hall on Sunday October 27th after the 10.30 am Mass.  Donations of cakes, buns and jams would be much appreciated.  Please contact Teresa on 9160579 or Helen at 9162003 for more.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN?
The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married / single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The 4 year part time training programme begins in November with the next programme commencing in 2019.  Please contact the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St Mary’s Sligo on 9162670 or visit, www.elphindiocese under the “Vocations” section.
Applications closing date is Friday October 18th.

BAPTISMS  We welcome into God’s family ROSS CARTY and
LUKE KIVLEHAN who were baptised recently
in our Cathedral.  

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES

Monday 14th October: 8am Beatrice O’Connor;
Tuesday 15th October: 10.30am Bill & Betty Cawley;
Wednesday 16th October: 8am Leo Lydon; 10.30am Bridget McHugh;
Thursday 17th October: 10.30am Palmer & Downs Families.
Friday 18th October: 10.30am Sr Pio Healy;
Saturday 19th October: 8am Bessie Gillen; 10.30am Month’s Mind Malachy Geelan

altCATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY OCTOBER 6th
PARISH ENV: €2,171 PLATE/STAND.ORD €1,764
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 071 916 2670 SACRISTY 071 916 1261
 
REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul  of:
PADDY GILROY, late of Ballinful, Jink’s Avenue and Mowlam Nursing Home.

May God Grant him eternal rest and comfort and console his bereaved family and friends.

SAMARITANS ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION 

Takes place this weekend. Every six seconds, somebody contacts the Samaritans, ten times a minute. they help someone turn their life around. Your support for this vital lifeline for all those experiencing suicidal thoughts is greatly appreciated.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

Next meeting will take place
tomorrow – Monday, 14th October immediately after the 10.30am Mass in the Upper Room of the Cathedral Sacristy. New members always welcome.

RELICS OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA
In Galway Cathedral with a preparation Triduum of Prayer from Sat 16
th to Mon 21st October. 11am to 6pm daily. Public veneration of the Relics takes place on Tuesday, 22nd with Mass at 11am celebrated by Most Rev Martin Drennan.~

GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 p.m.
Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,300 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments.
All welcome to join in the fun!


ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Are seeking volunteers for Bag Packing in Dunnes Stores, Sligo on Saturday October 19
th and for December 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th. If you are available for any or all of these dates please leave your name and telephone number at Ozanam House, John Street or call 071 916 0713.

FIELDS OF LIFE

Ugandan Choir will perform in Calry Parish Church, The Mall, Sligo on Tuesday 15
th October at 7.30pm. Their visit marks  20 years work during which 107 schools have been built and numerous wells drilled, providing over 300,000 people with fresh, clean water. Please make a special effort to come along with neighbours and friends and support this worthwhile cause.  Admission is free but all donations will be gratefully received.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT
Benbulben COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Support Group fundraising Concert to purchase Medical Equipment for Respiratory ward Sligo Regional Hospital, Tuesday 15
th October in Best Western Southern Hotel Sligo, Admission €10. Doors open 7pm. Concert start 8.15pm. MC on the night Marion Fitzgerald of Ocean FM & Brendan McGee. For more contact Michael on 087 244 8653. Your support is greatly appreciated.

DATES TO REMEMBER

MCR AFTERSCHOOL Has 5 places left. This service includes a walking bus from local schools, a nutritious hot meal, and assistance in completing homework as well as fun activities.  For further information please telephone Nuala or Lizzie on 914 6512.
 

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