Newsletter 20th October 2013

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 20 October 2013

TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
20th October 2013
By its nature, the Church is missionary. Christ sent her to let her light shine to the whole human race. We cannot leave this task to the professionals. The prophets and the apostles were ordinary lay people when chosen to speak and act in God’s name. As the result of our baptism, each of us has a duty to work for the missions in our own special way and in our own particular place.

TODAY – WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Theme for 2013: ‘Growing in Faith’
Mission Sunday comes only once a year. On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere. World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church’s mission worldwide. Together “Growing in Faith” we can all play an active role in helping more than 1,100 dioceses and communities globally. This is the Church in action – communities supporting communities.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Support is needed by prayer as well as financially. On Mission Sunday, please pray for the universal missions of the Church and give as generously as you can to the Mission Sunday collection. Every cent of the money donated to this collection goes into a universal fund and is distributed to the missions most in need. All aid is greatly appreciated by communities less fortunate than ourselves. “Growing in Faith” may we continue to spread the good news in God’s name.
We welcome to our 7.30pm Vigil Mass, Sligo Gospel Choir who will sing for Mission Sunday.

DIARY DATES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
ALL SAINTS DAY – Friday November 1st Vigil Mass Thursday October 31 at 7.30pm, Friday Masses, 8am, 10.30am and 7pm.
FEAST OF ALL SOULS Saturday 2nd Masses 8am, 10.30am and a Special Mass at 7.30pm at which we will remember in a special way all who died from our parish in the past year. An invitation to this Mass is extended to the families and relations of those who have died.
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 ofNovember; the Month of Remembrance. Cost €7 each.
SLIGO CHORAL FESTIVAL Concert in the Gillooly Hall Saturday 9th November full details at  www.sligochoralfest.com
Choirs will sing at the 10.30am and 12 Noon Mass on Sunday, 10th November.
ADVENT begins on Sunday, 1st of December 2013.
In our Cathedral Parish the WAY OF GENTLENESS, our annual celebration of the coming of the Christ Child, commences on Tuesday 3rd December.
Our candlelit CATHEDRAL CHOIR CAROL SERVICE takes place on Sunday 22nd December at 8.15pm, always a special occasion, always giving a glimpse into the true meaning of Christmas

NOVEMBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS
Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrificial act in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can too!

NEXT MONTH – CONCLUSION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH
Last October 11, Pope Benedict XVI released Porta Fidei, an apostolic letter proclaiming the beginning of the Year of Faith. November 24 2013, feast of Christ the King will mark the conclusion of this special Year leading to “…to a renewed conversion to the Lord Jesus and to the rediscovery of faith, so that the members of the Church will be credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord, capable of leading those many people who are seeking it to the door of faith.”

ANNUAL ST MARTIN NOVENA
Takes place in Holy Cross Friary from Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November. Daily at 7.30pm Sundays at 3.30pm. The Preacher will be Fr John Walsh O.P.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Lord, teach me to do what is right, to love loyalty and walk humbly with you.  Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Weds 23: St John of Capstrano, priest;
Thurs 24: St Anthony Mary Claret, bishop;
Fri 25: Bl. Thaddeus MacCarthy, bishop

READINGS: SUNDAY OCTOBER 27th
1st Reading: Sirac. 35:12-14 16-19
2nd Reading: 2 Tim. 4:6-8 16-18
Gospel: Lk. 18:9-14.


ALTAR SOCIETY CAKE SALE
Please note that the Cathedral Altar Society will be holding a Cake Sale in the Gillooly Hall on Sunday October 27th after the 10.30 am Mass.  Donations of cakes, buns and jams would be much appreciated.  Please contact Teresa on 9160579 or Helen at 087-261 5323 for more.

WEDDINGS
Congratulations and best wishes to HILARY HORAN and ALAN NORTON who were married recently in our Cathedral.

REST IN PEACE:
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of:
MICHAEL KANE of Old Mill Apartments, Union Street, and formerly Gurteen.
May God Grant him eternal rest and comfort and console his bereaved family and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
Monday 21st October: 10.30am Month’s Mind P.J. Cassidy;
Tuesday 22nd October: 8am Michael Hargadon; 10.30am Michael Kelly & Annie Gilroy;
Wednesday 23rd October: 8am James McCrory; 10.30am 1st Anniversary Jimmy Monaghan;
Thursday 24th October: 10.30am Joseph & Josephine Keogh & Deceased Family Members;
Saturday 26th October: 10.30am Month’s Mind Teresa Cullen

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: Sunday October 13th
Parish Envelope €2,177.59 Plate & Standing Orders €1,219
St Mary’s Presbytery Telephone 071 916 2670 Sacristy Telephone 071 916 1261.

GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 p.m.
Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,350 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments.
All welcome to join in the fun!

DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE
Friday 15th to Monday 18th of November to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Organised by the Divine Mercy Apostolate run by Marian Fathers. All are welcome all who would like to join this special occasion at the Shrine.

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 25-27 October. For more visit
www.dominicannuns.ie or call 041 983 8524.

HOLY SOULS AT KNOCK
Prayers and mass for the Holy Souls will be held in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Knock Shrine on Sunday 3rd November from 2 to 6pm. Main celebrant Fr Kilcoyne

RELICS OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA
Visiting Galway Cathedral Public veneration of the Relics takes place on Tuesday, 22nd commencing with Mass at 11am celebrated by Most Rev Martin Drennan. Veneration from 11.30am to 10pm. All welcome.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Are seeking volunteers for Bag Packing in Dunnes Stores, Sligo on Saturday October 19th and for December 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th. If you are available for any or all of these dates please leave your name and telephone number at Ozanam House, John Street or call 071 916 0713.

MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND

25-27 October taking place in St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, Co. Waterford. For Catholic women aged 20-40 discerning a call to religious life or simply seeking their place in the Church. For more please call Sr Sarah, Vocation Director, on 058 56168 or email
vocations@glencairnabbey.or

DATES TO REMEMBER
ANAM CARA Is holding a Professional Bereavement Talk at the Ballybane Enterprise Centre Galway on Wednesday 6th of November from 7.30-9.30pm. This free talk about the effects of grief on the family after the death of a son or daughter is open to all bereaved parents. To book a place or for further information please contact info@anamcara.ie call 01 4045378 or visit www.anamcara.ie

SLIGO LEND A HAND Free Minor Repair Service in the homes of older people. For more please call 087 177 6386  Mon-Fri 11am – 3pm or e-mail:
sligolendahand@hotmail.com

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