Newsletter 16th March 2014

St Patrick

TODAY – 16th MARCH 2014
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
On the holy mountain Jesus revealed himself in glory to his disciples. He had already prepared them for his approaching death. He wanted to teach them through the Law and the Prophets that the promised Christ had first to suffer and so come to glory.

ST PATRICK’S DAY – MONDAY MARCH 17
Most glorious Saint Patrick, Apostle of Ireland,
God’s instrument for bringing us the one true faith,
we pray you to implore Almighty God, to share with us again
the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ,
that he would enkindle in our hearts the fire of his divine love,
that he would make his kingdom come In our hearts,
in our homes, and in our communities,
through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

Kiltegan Fathers St Patrick Novena

MASS TIMES SUNDAY MARCH 16
Vigil Saturday 7:30 P.M.;
Sunday 8:30 A.M.; 10:30: A.M. 12 Noon & 7 P.M.
MASS TIMES MONDAY MARCH 17th – ST PATRICK’S DAY
Monday 8:30 A.M., 10:30: A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
Please note there will be no 12 noon Mass.

LENT 2014
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
The Way of Gentleness
Tuesdays 8 P.M.
Stations of the Cross
After the 10.30 a.m. Mass every Friday of Lent.

LENTEN SUGGESTION
Please take a Trócaire Box home with you today and remember the world’s poor. Thank you.

SLIGO PARISHES CLUSTER
LENTEN PROGRAMME 2014

Mondays 8:00 P.M.
The Way of Gentleness
St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill
Wednesdays 10:30 A.M.
(March 19, 26, and April 2)
45 Minutes
A Lenten Journey with Pope Francis
St Joseph’s Parish Centre
Wednesdays 3:00 P.M.
(March 19, 26, and April 2)
45 Minutes
A Lenten Journey with Pope Francis
St Anne’s Day Chapel
Wednesdays 7:00 P.M.
Reflective Prayer
Trust, Surrender, Receive
Carraroe Parish Church
Thursdays 1:00 P.M.
(March 20, 27 and April 3)
20 Minutes
Lunchtime with Pope Francis
St Bernadette’s Chapel
Thursdays 8:00 P.M.
(March 27 and April 3)
45 Minutes
A Lent Journey with Pope Francis
St Michael’s Family Life Centre
Scripture Sharing Groups
Sunday Gospel passages & reflections can be downloaded at www.elphindiocese.ie. Evening Prayer booklets available from Justin @ 071 963 4960, e-mail pdo@elphindiocese.ie

ATTENTON EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Afternoons of Reflection have been arranged for all Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in April.  The dates are as follows:
Saturday April 5th              Saturday 12th      Saturday 26th
Held at the Star of the Sea Convent in Mullaghmore, the days will be led by Sligo Parishes Cluster Catechist, Colette Furlong. Colette held similar days for Ministers of the Word in December with all attending finding the reflections very worthwhile. The afternoons commence at 3 p.m. & end with supper at 6 pm. Please let us know which dates above suit you on 916 2670. Thank you.

GOOD FRIDAY PASSION PLAY
Places are still available in the cast of “The Folly of God” – a dramatic presentation forming part of the 3pm Liturgy in Sligo Cathedral on this coming Good Friday. Rehearsals continue Monday March 24th at 8pm in the Cathedral Sacristy

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION
Tuesday 25th March @7pm  Mass for Life will be celebrated in our Cathedral with a short talk by Patrick McCrystal of Human Life International. Veneration of a relic from the house of Loretto will follow. All welcome.

CHARITY TAX FORMS – REMINDER
Sincere thanks to all who have so far returned their charity tax form.  The closing date has been extended to April 5th.  Please return your form before this date if you have not already done so. This is a vital source of income for us in these difficult economic times. Thank you.
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REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
MARTIN CAWLEY, St Edward’s Tce;
JAMES (Jimmy) HAMILTON, Jink’s Ave;
NOEL DOWNS, Maugheraboy and
SEAN DOHERTY, father of Angie Simon, Kevinsfort.
May God grant them eternal; rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

24 HOUR VIGIL IN BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL
There will be a silent 24 hour vigil of prayer in the Chapel of Adoration for the sanctification and renewal of Married Life & the Family. Beginning at 9am on Wednesday 19th March, the Feast of St Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, until 9am Thursday 20th of March.  Please join us in prayer for this very important and sacred intention.

HAVE YOU A RELATIVE OR FRIEND IN ST JOHN’S HOSPITAL?
Would you consider arranging your visit to coincide with Mass on Sunday mornings at 10.45am? Many of the wheelchair bound patients are unable to attend Mass as they cannot wheel themselves to & from the Chapel. Your help, even once in a while, would be most gratefully received. Thank you.

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
The next preparation Mass for those preparing for First Holy Communion in our Parish takes place Sunday next, 23rd March, at 10.30am. All are encouraged to attend.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT MARCH 23rd
1st: Ex. 17: 3-7 ;
2nd: Rom. 5: 1-2 5-8;
Gospel: Jn. 4:42. 15.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Tues 18th: St Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop & doctor of the Church;
Weds 19th: St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
Fri 21st: St Enda, abbot.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord, enlighten my understanding, strengthen my will, purify my heart, and make me holy. Amen.

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY March 9th
PARISH ENV
2,245 PL/STAND.ORD 1,710
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY
Tel: 071 916 2670 SACRISTY Tel: 071 916 1261.
E-
mail us at info@sligocathedral.ie We welcome your comments. Thank you.

LA VERNA RETREAT CENTRE
The Friary, Rossnowlagh. AnIntroduction to Centering Prayer Retreat Fri 28th-Sun 30th March. Parent & Toddler group starts Thur 20th March 9.30am-11.30am. Please phone to book 071 985 2572.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL – TONIGHT AT 9PM
TONIGHT’S JACKPOT €2,350!!
Raffle at interval with refreshments.  All welcome!

PERPETUAL ADORATION
Please help us to maintain Perpetual Adoration in our Cathedral. We are in need of new members to fill the Rota of Adorers in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel. If you have an hour or two any day or night why not offer it to the Lord? If you would like to participate please contact the Parish Office on 916 2670 or The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary on 916 0740. We need your support urgently.

COMMUNITY GARDEN
At St Mary’s is starting up again on Fridays from 2-4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Natasha on 086 378 2920 or 071 916 4706.

DATES TO REMEMBER
GAELIC FOR GIRLS 12 week programme for ages 8-12, who have never played Gaelic football before. The programme aims to provide girls with an opportunity to play Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive, social environment. From Thursday March 27th 2014 in Kent Park from 6.15-7.15pm. €8 per girl and each girl will receive a Gaelic For Girls t-shirt & certificate. For more contact Pauline Brennan on 087 977 5654.

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.

 

 

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