Newsletter 18th November 2012

33rd Sunday in Ord TIme 2012
TODAY – 18th NOVEMBER 2012
THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME

Some of the images in today’s readings may appear incomprehensible to many but they give us hope. God had promised to bring about the transformation of this fallen world, the resurrection of the dead. The timing belongs to God. Our part is to live in hope, through the difficulties of our life and history.
 

CATHOLICISM
“A REFRESHER COURSE ON THE BASICS”
Continues over the next two Tuesday nights
In the Gillooly Hall from 8.00pm – 9.25pm.
Tuesday 20th            SO WHAT IS THE CHURCH?

Tuesday 27th            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

BUT EVERYBODY IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO COME.
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: –
HOW TO LEARN WHAT THE CHURCH TEACHES
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an explanation of that faith divided into four broad sections: what we believe, how we worship, how we live, and how we pray. The documents of the Second Vatican Council have addressed everything from the Church’s relationship with other religions and the secular world, to how she should continue her work of spreading the word of Jesus in the modern era.

BAPTISMS
We welcome into God’s family
JAMES GERRARD and
SHEILA FLANAGAN
who were recently baptised in the Cathedral.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25th
1st Reading: – Dan 7: 13-14;
2nd Reading: – Rv. 1: 5-8 18;
Gospel: – Mk. 11: 9-10

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK.
God our Father, let me begin this new week by being quiet in order to listen to your holy whispers. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Thursday 22nd November: St Cecilia, virgin and martyr;
Friday 23rd November:
St Columban, abbott and missionary;
Saturday 24th November: Ss Andrew Dũng-Lac and companions, martyrs.

REST IN PEACE 

Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
MARIE McGRORY, Belleek, sister of Angie Simon, Kevinsfort and
NANO HARKIN, Maugheraboy Road.
May God grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES

Monday 19th November: 8am Holy Souls;
Tuesday 20th November: 8am Ellen Hession; 10.30am Elizabeth Cooney
Wednesday 21st November: 8am Thomas O’Connor; 10.30am Michael & Lily Hughes
Thursday 22nd November: 8am Phyllis McLoughlin; 10.30am Margaret Noone
Saturday 24th November: 8am Denis Farrell; 10.30am Month’s Mind for Patricia Sheridan/

SLIGO CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: Sunday November 11th
Parish Envelopes: €3,165
Plate and Standing Orders: €1,915
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

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.

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.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL – CONTINUES TONIGHT NOVEMBER 18th – 9PMBingo Poster for Gillooly Hall 18th November 2012
TONIGHT’S JACKPOT €800!!
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.

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.

ADVENT RETREAT IN GALILEE COMMUNITY BOYLE SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER
Cost €20. TIME: Cuppa at 10.30am – Concluding with Mass at 4.30pm. FACILITATOR: Fr Des O’Donnell OMI. LUNCH: A light lunch of soup and brown bread will be served. It is important to book as places fill up quickly. Further details from 071 9664101  galileecommunity@gmail.com

3RD MEANT4MORE CATHOLIC MENS CONFERENCE
Takes place Sat. 24 Nov. at the Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley. Guest speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers with the Papal Nunicio Charles Brown to celebrate Mass. Tickets €20. Registration starts at 9am – concluding at 5pm. Tickets available on the day or at www.m4m.ie

IWA ANGEL CAMPAIGN
The Irish Wheelchair Association’s Angel Campaign is running during the month of November. Please support this cause by holding a Coffee Morning or fun event to raise vital funds for their services throughout Sligo For further information you can contact Juliette Gallagher on 0879975459 or visit website at www.iwa.ie

SLIGO’S GOT HEART – TALENT COMPETITION
Friends of Sligo Regional Hospital are hosting a Talent Competition in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo on Wednesday 21st November @ 8.30p.m. An interesting line up is guaranteed. All proceeds are going to Cardiac Services at Sligo Regional Hospital. Further details are available from Mary on 087 4182366. Your support will be most welcome.

DATES TO REMEMBER 

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY
Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend 17th and 18th November. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

MERVILLE AREA Mass for Deceased Members on Thursday 22nd at 8pm in Merville Community Centre. All are welcome.

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

A BEREAVEMENT MASS will take place at St. Phelim’s Nursing Home, Dromahair on Wed 28th Nov @ 7.30 for residents who died in the last year.

BOOK SIGNING
Mary O’Rourke will be signing copies of her new book “Just Mary” in Easons O’Connell St, Sligo on Saturday 24 November at 3pm. All are welcome to attend. 

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