Newsletter 19th August 2012

TODAY – 19th AUGUST 2012
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
chalice  eucharist
We eat in order to live. We share in the Eucharist in order to have and to live the life of Christ. This living communion with Christ is incomplete if we fail to keep his commandments, if we fail to love one another.

TODAY – SUNDAY AUGUST 19
ANNUAL ELPHIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE – KNOCK
We wish you to be part of our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock SUNDAY – August 19. The Ceremonies begin at 2.30 pm with Anointing of the Sick followed by concelebrated Mass at 3.00 pm. If a member of your family is in care or in a Nursing Home please try to bring them along as they may have fond memories of this particular Pilgrimage
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LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION RESULTS
The prayers and good wishes of this Faith Community go to all who received their Leaving Certificate Examination Results this past week. Be assured of God’s love and care for you always and to the promptings of God’s Holy Spirit – the Spirit of Truth in all your decision making.

ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR BISHOP CONWAY
An anniversary Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Wednesday, August 22 at 10.30 a.m. to mark the sixteenth anniversary of the death of Bishop Dominic Conway R.I.P. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

APPOINTMENT – CATECHIST
The Sligo Parishes Cluster wishes to recruit full-time/part-time Catechist(s). Successful candidates will work in the Sligo area.
This post is open to those suitably qualified in Catechetics or related disciplines with a living sense of Church.
For a full job description, person specification, details of employment etc. visit the Sligo Parishes Cluster link at www.sligocathedral .ie
The closing date for all applications is August 29th.

MASS AT THE TOMB OF ST ASICUS
The Bishop will celebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Asicus, Patron of the Diocese of Elphin, at Ballintra, Co. Donegal on Sunday 26th August at 4.00 p.m. A free bus will leave the Cathedral at 2.30 p.m.  All welcome.  The closing date for all applications is Wednesday, August 29th.

NATIONAL NOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF KNOCK
KNOCK SHRINE TWICE DAILY: 3PM & 8PM
THEME: EUCHARIST IS LIFE
Monday 20th August The Eucharist – A Project of Solidarity for All
Mr Justice Kilcullen, Director of Trócaire.
Tuesday 21st August Feast of our Lady of Knock – Eucharist and Renewal
Fr. Richard Gibbons, P.P., Knock, Co. Mayo.
Wednesday 22nd August The Future of the Church in Ireland
H.E. Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Father, give us enough food for the journey together and enough joy to share with our neighbours. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 20th St. Bernard, abbot and doctor of the Church;
Tues 21st St. Pius X, pope;
Thurs 23rd St. Rose of Lima, virgin; St Eugene, bishop;
Fri 24th St. Bartholomew, apostle;
Sat 25th St Louise of France; St Joseph Calasanz, priest.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 26th
1st Reading: Jos. 24: 1-2. 15-18.
2nd Reading: Eph. 5: 25-32.
Gospel: John 6: 60-69.

Please consider reading in preparation for next Sunday’s Mass.

sacrament of bAPTISM in sligo cathedral
Please note that the Sacrament of Baptism takes place in the Cathedral on the first three Sundays of the Month at 1.00 p.m. If you would like to arrange a Baptism please do so at least three weeks in advance – please contact Tel: 087 2259621. Thank you. 

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
 

 

DAY 

8.00 A.M. 

10.30 A.M. 

MON. AUG 20 

SEAMUS McDONAGH 

MELISSA McMANUS 

TUES. AUG 21 

MAE BENNETT 

MICHAEL HARKIN 

WEDS AUG 22 

Deceased Members of the CLEARY Family. 

BISHOP CONWAY 

THURS AUG 23 

 

JOHN & MARTIN FALLON 

FRI. AUG 24 

 

1ST ANNIVERSARY
JOHN STARRETT 

and his wife PEIG. 

SAT. AUG 25 

ALLEN, HENRY &
EILEEN O’CONNOR 

MONTH’S MIND
THOMAS CAWLEY 

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
PATSY McALEER of Maugheraboy;
CHRISTINE CARTY late of Hazelwood.
May God grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution:
SUNDAY AUGUST 12th PARISH ENV: €2,990 PL/STAND.ORD €1,673

ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY Tel: 071 9162670 CATHEDRAL SACRISTY Tel: 071 9161261
We welcome your comments, email us at information@sligocathedral.ie. Thank you.

VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
“It is in this soil of self-offering and openness to the love of God, and as the fruit of that love, that all vocations are born and grow”
Pope Benedict XVI
If you are interested in vocations in the Diocese of Elphin please email vocations@elphindiocese.ie or contact Fr. Jim Murray, Carraroe on 071 9162136 or Fr John Coughlan, Roscommon at 090 6626189.

SLIGO L’ARCHE COLLECTION
The annual church gate collection for L’Arche Sligo will take place on the weekend of the 25-26 of August. Your support is greatly needed for work with persons who have special needs on the journey of discovering all our gifts. Thank you.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – AUGUST 28 to SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
Please consider joining the Elphin Diocese on this Sacred Pilgrimage this year! For details and Booking Forms please contact the Parish Office Tel: 9162670 or Joe Walsh Tours Tel: 01 241 0800. Thank you.

STUDY THEOLOGY WITH THE PRIORY INSTITUTE
The Dominicans are offering an affordable distance-learning programme in theology which can be followed either for academic credit or for personal enrichment. People study from home, with occasional study-days at weekends, and with the support of on-line academic tutors. Hundreds of people have completed some or all of the programme. If you would like to know more please contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24, email enquiries@prioryinstitute.com, phone: 01 404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.com.


SCHOOL UNIFORMS – SLIGO SOCIAL SERVICES
Children’s clothing and second hand school uniforms in good condition are needed. Please leave into Sligo Social Services, Charles Street. Thank you for your support.

LOST AND RECENTLY FOUND IN OUR CATHEDRAL AND CAR PARK
The following items have been recently found in the Cathedral or in the car park: a gold cross and chain; a gold necklace with an amethyst (purple) gem; a mobile phone and also a relic of Padre Pio. Please contact the Sacristy or the Parish Office on 9162670 to recover any of these items.

DATES TO REMEMBER

CHURCH COLLECTION Today’s church gate collection is in aid of the Bishop McGettrick Children’s Leprosy Fund. Please give generously.

HSE FUNDRAISING FOR THE CARDIAC UNIT
Sligo Regional Hospital Fund Raising Committee is raising vital funds in aid of a permanent Catheterisation Lab in Sligo for the benefit of those affected by cardiovascular health issues in the North West Region. If you can help or would like to donate please contact Audrey on 9174567 bleep 877, Sinéad at cardiacangio@hse.ie, Mary on 087 418 2366 or the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Sligo Regional Hospital. Thank you.

S.T.O.P. SUICIDE – TEACH, ORGANISE, PREVENT
S.T.O.P. is a registered charity that provides professional and accredited counselling services to individuals and families who have been bereaved by suicide or are feeling in distress or suicidal. S.T.O.P. also provides a monthly bereavement group. If you feel you or your family could benefit from these services or for any other queries please contact Michelle Fox on 086 888 2009 in complete confidence.

ADDICTION STUDIES:
NUI Maynooth will provide its Certificate in Addictions Studies course at St Michaels Family Centre, Sligo from October next. The course is one evening a week and is suitable for anyone interested in or affected by addictions. Those in recovery, family members, professionals such as counsellors, teachers, social workers, nurses or community activists should find the course of benefit. Further information can be obtained by phoning 071 9170329 or 087 6341748.

 

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