Newsletter 16th September 2012

24th sunday in ordinary time

TODAY – 16th SEPTEMBER 2012

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The servant of God, who defends God’s mercy and truth before others, must be ready to face rejection, violence, even death. Today we are reminded that God supports those who accept a cross – not for it’s own sake but for the sake of Christ and the Gospel.
 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME – MEETING
Our Parish based First Holy Communion Programme – DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME is about to begin for all children who wish to receive their First Holy Communion in 2013 in our Cathedral. We will have a meeting for parents / guardians in the GILLOOLY HALL on THURSDAY, Sept 20 at 8.00 pm., at which a short presentation on the Programme will be given.
Attendance on this night is essential. Thank you.

YEAR OF FAITH 2012-13
The YEAR OF FAITH is a special time in which we are to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the key themes of our faith, coming closer to the Lord. The Catholicism WORD ON FIRE series is coming soon to the Gillooly Hall. This programme is primarily for parents presenting their children for sacraments but others are most welcome. Highly acclaimed series from Rev Robert Barron. See www.wordonfire.org

READINGS FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd
1st Reading: Wis. 2: 12. 17-20;
2nd Reading: Jas. 3: 16-4:3.;
Gospel: Mk. 9: 30-37.
Please consider reading in preparation for next Sunday’s Mass.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Holy Spirit help me to be alert and watchful for the unfolding of this day’s gifts of wonder, surprise and mystery. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 17th St. Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor of the Church;
Weds 19th St. Januarius bishop and martry;
Thurs 20th Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, Paul Chong Hasang and companions, martyrs;
Fri 21st St Matthew Apostle and Evangelist.

NW HOSPICE COFFEE MORNINGS
SLIGO CATHEDRAL
All are most welcome to the Northwest Hospice Coffee Morning which will be held in the UPPER ROOM of the CATHEDAL SACRISTY on THURSDAY, Sept. 20 after the 10.30 am. Mass. Coffee Morning is a very successful fundraising event for the Hospice each year. Many thanks for your generous support.
COFFEE MORNING IN MAYOR’S PARLOUR
Cllr David Cawley, Mayor of Sligo, will host a Coffee Morning in aid of North West Hospice from 9.00 am. on THURSDAY. September 15. All are most welcome.
O’HEHIRS BAKERY
On Thursday 20th O’Hehirs bakery cafe will close their coffee shop tills and all payments will go to NW Hospice, their chosen charity of the year, between 10.30 and 12.30. All welcome to come and support this local cause.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Blessed Sacrament Chapel – a meeting of the coordinators of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will take place on Tuesday September 18th at 8.30pm in St Mary’s Presbytery.

Liturgy Committee – a meeting of the Liturgy Committee will take place on Wednesday September 19th at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Presbytery.
Attendance at these meetings would be much appreciated.

STATION MASSES
The Autumn Station Masses will begin shortly in all areas in the parish. If you would like to host a station Mass in your area please contact your area Priest or the Parish office 9162670. Thank you.

 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND WEEKDAY READERS
Please note your new Rota is available for collection in the Sacristy. Please remember to collect. Thank you.

BAPTISMS
We welcome into God’s family
CAMERON STALLARD
who was baptised recently in the Cathedral.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
  

DAY 

8.00 A.M. 

10.30 A.M. 

MON. SEP 17 

PHIL McQUAID 

 

TUES. SEP 18 

JAMES O’HEHIR 

DAVID & KATHLEEN GILLEN 

WEDS SEP 19 

NOEL O’ROURKE 

JOHN McDONAGH 

THURS SEP 20 

JOSEPH & EMILY McMANUS 

JIM & NAN SMITH 

FRI. SEP 21 

ELLEN MARY MORAN 

 

SAT. SEP 22 

MAURA O’DOWD 

 

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of:
HELEN DAVIDSON, late of Ballisodare, Mother of Fr Sean Davidson and Amanda Gallagher.
May God grant her eternal rest and provide comfort and consolation to her bereaved family and friends.

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution:
SUNDAY SEPT 9th PARISH ENV: €2,343 PL/STAND.ORD €1,496
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY Tel: 071 9162670 SACRISTY Tel: 071 9161261

OUR CATHEDRAL WEBSITE
We welcome your comments, please email us at information@sligocathedral.ie

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST THERESE OF LISIEUX
Will commence Monday, 24th Sept. and conclude on Monday, 1st Oct. in St Therese’s Church Ballintogher with Mass daily at 7.30pm. Further details on the Cathedral Notice Board.

WORLD MISSIONS IRELAND
The work of the Pontifical Mission Societies, brings the prayers and financial help of the Church in Ireland to Christian communities in other parts of the world.
Animation material for Mission Sunday and for the National Day of Prayer for Children will be posted in mid-September. Please visit www.wmi.ie

LOOKING FOR YOUR PATH? 21st -23rd SEPT
Come and see if the Carmelite life is for you. A weekend for all single women (ages 22-38) interested in discerning a vocation to religious life. For further information please contact St Joseph’s Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co Waterford. Tel: 058 56205, email
carmeltallow@eircom.net or visit www.carmelitetalow.org.

DATES TO REMEMBER.

URSULINE ASSOCIATES MONTHLY MEETING
Please note the September meeting takes place in the Convent (opp. Cathedral entrance) at the earlier date of Wednesday September 19th at 7.30pm. New members always welcome.

CRANMORE/ABBEYQUARTER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Community Centre all residents, past and present are invited to join in celebrations on Thurs 27th Sept at 6.30 pm at the centre. Bishop Jones will also attend the celebrations; light refreshments will be served with fun activities planned for the
children. All welcome!

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS needed for 1 hour two mornings a week on Thursdays & Fridays. If you can do one or both please contact 9150707.

NEVEN MAGUIRE COOKERY DEMONSTRATION will be held in Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon on Wednesday 19th September, 2012 at 8 pm in aid of Alzheimer’s. Tickets cost €20, including complimentary wine and canapés and are on sale at Kilronan Castle on 071-9618000, Brodericks Sligo or Mulveys Carrick-on-Shannon. For further details please contact Linda on 086-2313633.

ABBEYQUARTER ELDERLY OUTREACH SERVICE Fundraiser – Nashville Karaoke Country Music Night in Best Western Hotel Sligo, Sat Sept 22 9.30pm til late. All welcome for a fun night for a great cause.

SEAN NOS AND SET DANCING classes for children at Club Damhsa Sean Nos ar an tSionann with Edwina Guckian return to Morrisson Teach Ceol Riverstown starting Tues Sept 18th at 5.30pm for beginners. All welcome. For more info contact Edwina @ 086 1649989.

SLIGO TOASTMASTERS Special Gala Night – Monday 17th Sept. at 8.15 pm in the Swan Room in the Glass House Hotel, Sligo. Come and see what Toast Masters is about, hear fabulous speeches by distinguished speakers, family and colleagues. Free parking, entry and refreshments. Tel: Jim Beirne 087 9325021 for further details.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTORS
We wish to remind organisations and volunteers that the Garda permit they allows them to collect outside the gates only.

ST. ANGELA’S COLLEGE SEPTEMBER 2012
STUDY R.E. / THEOLOGY Courses in Religious Education and Theology open to teachers, parents, sacrament preparation teams and those who are interested in these areas. For more
information visit www.stangelas.niugalway.ie, phone 071 915550. or email education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

DIPLOMA IN ARTS (Folklore and Heritage of the North West)
This Diploma in Arts, Level 7, is accredited by NUI Galway. An exciting Diploma programme that enables students to trace their family history, learn about lore, life and mythology in this region and stimulate them in themes of local history and archaeology. With no specific entry requirements, this 2 year programme (Sept to May) is open to all with classes taking place on Saturdays, through blended learning and fieldtrips. For further details contact Martin Berry on 9135625 or mberry@stangelas.nuigalweay.ie. or visit www.cll.ie  

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