19th May 2013 Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 19th May 2013

TODAY – SUNDAY 19th MAY 2013
PENTECOST SUNDAY

The first coming of the Holy Spirit on the Church was wind and fire and the telling of God’s wonderful deeds in many tongues.  The Spirit also comes as many gifts for the common good, bringing peace along with God’s forgiving power.
TODAY – PENTECOST OFFERING FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CLERGY
This collection is one of four each year to raise funds to pay the agreed salaries for the four priests of the parish.  Thank you for your continued support.
 
FESTIVAL OF FAITH May 19-27th
You did not choose me, no, I chose you        Jn.15:16
This is the love I mean: not our love for God but God’s love for us when he sent his Son……  1Jn.4:10
 
During our Festival of Faith let us celebrate God’s
choosing of each one of us, His love of us and of the gift of faith He has given to us as individuals and as a
believing community
 
Theme: The Door is always open. Organised by Sligo Parishes Cluster and taking place in our Cathedral, St Anne’s, Carraroe, St Joseph’s, St Patrick’s Calry, Strandhill, Ransboro, Rosses Point & The Friary. Including celebration of the Eucharist, Vigils, Pilgrimages, liturgies of the Word, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Speakers include: Fr Gareth Byrne.

Sunday May 19
7:30pm Strandhill Church    Festival Concert
Monday May 20
7:30pm Peace Park    The Door is always Open!
7:45pm The Cathedral        Festival Opening Mass
Tuesday May 21
Learning Belonging – Baptism and the Gift of Community
3:30pm Carraroe Church
7:30pm St. Anne’s Church    Revisiting Baptism
Wednesday May 22
Forgotten Powers – Confirmation and the life of the Spirit within
3:30pm Calry Church        7:30pm St. Joseph’s Church
Thursday May 23
Who do you think you are – The Eucharist and the gift of identity
3:30pm Rosses Point Church
7:30pm The Cathedral        Celebration of the Eucharist
Friday May 24
Exploring the paths to Healing and Reconciliation
3:30pm Strandhill Church  (Anointing of the Sick)
7:30pm The Friary    (Confessions available)
Saturday May 25
The call to be family, the call to Christian service
3:30pm The Friary        8:15pm Ransboro Church
Sunday May 26
Sligo Churches Together Camino starting at the Cathedral and visiting the other Christian churches in town.
Monday May 27
Keeping the door open –who will if we don’t?
3:30pm Sligo Abbey
7:30pm St. Anne’s Church    Celebration of the Eucharist:
Holding the door open for those coming after us!
Homilist: Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

MASS FOR ADORERS – FRIDAY – MAY 31ST.
All adorers who visit and pray in the CHAPEL OF ADORATION are invited to join with their friends in this Celebration of the Eucharist on FRIDAY, May 31st at 7.00 pm in thanksgiving for God’s care.  All are most welcome to join us for a cup of tea afterwards in the Gillooly Hall.
 
YOUNG ADULT DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO ROME July 7th-14th For young adults aged 18-35. Cost €700. Call Frank on 087 9880690 or email frank.mcguinness@elphindiocese.ie. Places are limited so book early.
 
YEAR OF FAITH – PARISH VISITATION – THANK YOU
We thank most sincerely all our volunteers who were so
generous in giving of their time to make our Parish Visitation a great success.  Thank you also to our Parishioners who were so welcoming. We pray God’s blessing on all of you.
 
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2013
We join with our parishioners in congratulating the children of St. John’s school & Carbury who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday last and the pupils of Scoil Ursula who will receive theirs today at 12 noon Mass.
 
CHILDREN’S ROSARY – THANK YOU
We sincerely thank all the children, their families and friends who took part in  this special celebration of the Children’s Rosary on Monday last. It was an opportunity to unite in prayer with Pope Francis on the occasion of the entrustment of his Pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord, help me to be open to you and to put aside the cares of this world.  Fill my mind with your peace and your love,  Amen.
 
MONTH OF MAY
As we celebrate the month of May we place our lives and work in a special way under the protection of Mary, Mother of God.  The Rosary will be recited before the 10.30 a.m. daily Mass during the month of May. All are invited to attend from 10.15 a.m. for this traditional prayer in honour of the Mother of God.

YOUTH MASS – EXAMINATION PREPARATION
A special Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 26th at 7 pm. for all Students undertaking Second and Third Level Examinations. They will also be remembered at today’s 7 pm Mass.  All welcome.
 
REST IN PEACE Your prayers are asked for the repose of the Souls of:  MAEVE HAMILTON (nee Gillen) Philadelphia, USA and late of 12 Treacy Ave., and  MAURA CORCORAN, 4 Knappagh Rd. May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
SLIGO CO. FLEADH – Riverstown, Friday May 31st to Sunday, June 2. Trad Concert Friday 9pm, outdoor Ceilis on Sat. & Sun. 9.30 pm in the Diamond. Competitions all day Sat. & Sun.  All welcome.
IRISH SOC. FOR AUTISM – Church Gate Collection this weekend. 
MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE – One week starting 18th Sept. €689 incl. Flight from Knock. Tel M. Concannon 098 64017 / 089 4146331
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION – Learning to Exhale – 6 week evening courses starting at the Model Arts Centre in Sligo on Thursday evenings soon. Contact Suzanne on 087 1929067.
FOSTER CARE – A National Awareness Campaign begins on Monday – May 20.  If you are interested in Fostering please contact Sligo/Leitrim Cavan HSE Foster Care service on 071 9155157.  Thank you.
PULSEWAVE IRELAND HEART & ARTERY SCREENING – Medically approved non-invasive on Tuesday, May 21 in The Radisson Blue Hotel, Sligo. Cost:  Adult €40, Couple €60, Medical Card/OAP’S €30, Child €20 Tel 087 6995357 for appointment  or log onto www.pulsewaveireland.net.
 
WEDDINGS Congratulations and best wishes to HELENA GALLAGHER and DARRAGH COX who were married recently in our Cathedral.
 
BAPTISMS We welcome into God’s family KEELAN DERRIG who was baptised recently in the Cathedral.
 
ANNUAL DIOCESAN JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
Will take place for those marking their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th anniversaries in our Cathedral on Sunday, June 30th at 3pm.  During the Celebration Mass Bishop Christopher Jones will bless the couples who will receive a commemorative candle and certificate.  Following the Mass the celebration will continue with a meal in the Southern Hotel. For further details contact St Michael’s Family Life Centre on 9170329 or email stmichaelsfamilylifecentre@eircom.net

VOCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
THE WORLD NEEDS CHRIST – CHRIST NEEDS YOU. Have you considered serving the Elphin Diocese as a Priest? If you feel you may have a vocation to Diocesan Priesthood, please contact Fr. Jim Murray, Carraroe, Sligo on 9162136, your local priest or email: vocations@elphindiocese.ie
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
God, you desire the happiness and salvation of all.
Stir up the grace of a holy vocation
in the hearts of many within our parish.
Grant them the willingness and generosity
to give of themselves, their time and talents to the service
of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and to His Church.  Amen.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DEACON?
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
Diocese of Elphin is now accepting enquiries from married and single men who may feel called to ministry as a permanent deacon. The four year part-time training programme will begin in Autumn 2013. For further information or a conversation around the topic contact: Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St Mary’s, Sligo, 071 9162670 or visit www.elphinsiocese.ie under “vocations” section.
share in a vocation weekend 26th -28th April. For more visit www.dominicannuns.ie or call 0419838524.

MONASITC CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
With Dominican Nuns in Monastery of St Catherine of Siena, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Single young women attracted to this way of life are invited to share in a vocation weekend 17-19 May. For more visit www.dominicannuns.ie or call 041 983 8524.

YOUNG ADULT DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
This pilgrimage, to mark the Year of Faith, will take place from July 7th to 14th to the ‘eternal city’ for young adults aged 18-35. Accommodation at Pontifical Irish College in the heart of Rome with a special programme ofspiritual cultural and social events. Cost €700. For further information contact Frank McGuinness,Director of Youth Ministry on 087 988 0690 or mail frank.mcguinness@elphindiocese.ie. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
DAY                            8.00 A.M.                         10.30 A.M.
MON. MAY 20th    –                                            MONTH’S MIND
                                                                         SEAN CLEARY
 

TUES. MAY 21st    —                                            GUSSIE & IRENE BURKE
 

WEDS.MAY 22nd                                                 MICHAEL & BRIDGET HIGGINS 

THURS MAY 23rd    –                                          HUGHIE KEAVENEY
 

FRI. MAY 24th     MICHAEL & MARY LYNCH & DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS  

SAT. MAY 25th    BEATRICE LAYDEN                  MONTH’S MIND
                                                                       ELIZABETH MCNULTY
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIESTHANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY May 12th
PARISH ENV: €2,427.00  PL/STAND.ORD €1,646.00
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY Telephone 071 9162670 SACRISTY Telephone 071 9161261.
Email us at information@sligocathedral.ie  We welcome your comments. Thank you.
 

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL

THIS WEEK’S JACKPOT €1950!! Tonight, 19th May at 9pm.
Raffle at interval with refreshments available. All welcome!
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY MAY 12th
PARISH ENV: €2,427.00  PL/STAND.ORD €1,646.00
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 916 2670 SACRISTY  916 1261
 
GALILEE COMMUNITY, TNTAGH, BOYLE – TAIZE PRAYER
Mary – Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Church: a model of living Faith is the title of a series of three evenings to be offered in Galilee Community  on Tuesday, May 21st and 28th from 8pm – 9:30pm. The
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S CARE TO DRIVE SERVICE
The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Care to Drive’ transport service is available for patients undergoing chemotherapy in Sligo General Hospital, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe & Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. This service is completely free to the patient – a driver will pick you up at the door of your home and bring you to the hospital & then, after treatment, bring you home. So if you are having trouble getting to and from the hospital for your treatment, please speak to your oncology team in Sligo General or call Gail on 01 2310 566.

The service is free to both the hospital and the patient with the Irish Cancer Society incurring all costs. The service has been running since 2008 and we are currently partnered with the following hospitals; St. Vincent’s; St. James’s; Letterkenny General; The Mater; Mid-Western Regional, Limerick; Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe; Tallaght Hospital; Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown; Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

LOUGH DERG
Lough Derg One Day Retreats – a great way to keep your connection with the Island May:6,  20, 21, 25, 26 & 27.  Times: 9.15am until 4.30pm    Price: €40 includes boat fare, refreshments, services & lunch.  Places are limited, please book in advance.  Tell: 071 9861518 email:  info@loughderg.org or visit: www.loughderg.org

Langfield to Lough Derg Walk on 1st June 2013
This 20 mile walk is being organised by Drumquin GAA Club in conjunction with The Gathering.   Walkers will use the old pilgrim route proceeding along the Smugglers Pad from Sloughan Glen to the Donegal  border at Scraghey and then via Lettercran to St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg.   Walkers will receive a blessing on the shore of the lake.  By kind invitation of the Prior those wishing to celebrate Mass will be ferried to the Island.  Return to Drumquin will be by bus. To register (or for information) contact John O’Kane  Tel: (0044) 07743 760140 www.langfieldtoloughderg.com

 

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