Newsletter 21st October

29th sunday in ordinary time 2012

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
Tell among the nations his glory,
and his wonders among all the peoples,
for the lord is great and highly to be praised.
   Ps. 95:3-4 

 

TODAY – 21st OCTOBER 2012
TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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.


CATHOLICISM
“A REFRESHER COURSE ON THE BASICS”
FIVE TUESDAY NIGHTS
Gillooly Hall from 8.00pm – 9.25pm, starting 30th October
1. GOD BECAME MAN
2. WHAT JESUS TAUGHT
3. MYSTERY OF GOD
4. SO WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
5. 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
Further details available from Fr Tom or Fr Pat.

TODAY OCT 21 IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
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 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 and “Together in Faith” may we continue to spread the good news in God’s name.

DIARY DATES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

ALL SAINTS DAY
THURS NOV 1st Vigil Mass Wednesday October 31 at 7.30pm, Thursday Masses, 8am, 10.30am and 7pm.

FEAST OF ALL SOULS
FRI NOV 2nd Masses 8am, 10.30am and a Special Mass at 7pm 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 of Nov. Cost €5 each.

WAY OF GENTLENESS
In the Cathedral at 8pm on Tuesdays December 4th, 11th and 18th.

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
Rediscovering Faith means rediscovering how much God loves us and
preparing to respond to that love. But how can we achieve this? Our Faith journey begins at Baptism and lasts for our whole life. On that journey we can sometimes get a little lost or forget where we have come from or where we are going. This Church in this year, asks all the faithful to commit themselves once more to take up the journey that ultimately leads to heaven.
YEAR OF FAITH ACTIVITIES: LEARN ABOUT THE SAINTS
The Holy Spirit, working in the Church, has produced countless holy people who lived out their faith in every time and place. If you want to know how to put the faith into practice and the joy that comes with that, spend time reading about the Saints. From St Paul to Blessed John Paul II and throughout the two millennia in between, the Saints’ lives are examples of what the Holy Father has called the ‘Power and beauty of the faith.” Make a commitment to finding out more about your favourite saint, or discover a new one you have never met before, and pray to them to help you in your journey of faith.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 28th
1st: – Jer. 31: 7-9. 2nd: – Heb. 5: 1-6. Gospel: – Mk. 10: 48-52.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
God of all nations on this Mission Sunday throughout the world enable each one of us to share this gift of faith and faithfulness with whoever we meet this day. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Tues 23rd: St John of Capistrano, priest;
Weds 24th: St Anthony Claret, bishop;
Thurs 25th: Bl. Thaddeus MacCarthy, bishop;
Sat 27th: St Otteran, monk.

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
MARCUS WILLIAM MOORE, late of Tonaphubble and
KATHLENN BYRNE, sister of Sr Christina, Ursuline Convent.
May God grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES
Monday 22 October: 8am Michael Hargadon
Tuesday 23 October: 8am Joe & Eileen McTernan; 10.30am Bridget Feeney, Lena Feeney & Mary Ann McGuinn
Wednesday 24 October: 8am Melvin Clapp; Joe & Josephine Keogh & Deceased Family members
Thursday 25 October: 10.30am Danny Casey
Saturday 27 October: MONTH’S MIND Kevin Mitchell

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnamnacha dílis.

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY OCTOBER 14th
PARISH ENV: €3,065 PL/STAND.ORD €1,523
CLERGY to date €6,592 (4 Persons)
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 071 9162670 SACRISTY 071 9161261
We welcome your comments, email us at information@sligocathedral.ie. Thank you.

ST MARTIN NOVENA
The annual St Martin Novena in Holy Cross Friary, Sligo from Sat 27 Oct to Sun Nov 4. Daily at 7.30pm. Sundays at 3.30pm, Preacher will be Fr Noel Meade, OP Galway. All are most welcome!

 INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN?
The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married / single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The 4 year part time training programme begins in Nov. Please contact the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St Mary’s Sligo on 9162670 or visit, www.elphindiocese under the “Vocations” section. Applications closing date is Fri Oct 19.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL TONIGHT OCT 21 – 9PM
Pool prize included with refreshments available at 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.

ALTAR SOCIETY CAKE SALE
Please note that the Cathedral Altar Society will be holding a Cake Sale in the Gillooly Hall on Sunday October 28 after the 10.30 am Mass. Donations of cakes, buns and jams would be much appreciated. Please contact Teresa on 9160579 or Helen at 9162003 for further information.

CONGRATULATIONS – MICHAEL BELL MEMORIAL AWARDS
We congratulate our parishioner, Frank Murphy, Strandhill Road, who received the Michael Bell Memorial Award. This Award is given by the International Alliance of Catholic Knights in recognition of those who dedicate themselves to the defence of Human Life and who promote the Right to Life.

DATES TO REMEMBER

URSULINE ASSOCIATES – Next meeting will be held on Weds Oct 24th in the Convent (opp Cathedral entrance) at 7.30pm. New members welcome.

PRO LIFE RALLY – will take place at The Mall, Castlebar, Co Mayo 1pm Sat 3rd Nov ’12. Come with your family and friends. Transport will be provided if needed. Please come and join us. Contact 086 051 3501.

DVAS FUNDRAISER (Domestic Violence Advocacy Service), Sligo need one further push to raise funds tto open the doors to two Safe Houses. You can add your support by joining on Friday 19th October at 8.00 in the Model Arts Centre for a wonderful night of song and spoken word with Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cathy Jordan, Ms Paula Flynn, Dee Armstrong, Sorcha Fox and more. Tickets can be booked on line at www.themodel.ie.

FOCUS IRELAND are seeking volunteers for a few hours this November 16-18 to take part in the Key to a Home Collections to make a difference in the lives of people who are homeless throughout Ireland. Please visit www.focusireland.ie or call Dervla on 1850 204 205 or email  events@focusireland.ie. Thank you.

MEDJUGORJE WEEKEND RETREAT Knock Shrine Nov 2-4 led by Fr Danko Perutina of Medjugorje Parish. Registration takes place in Knock House Hotel Fri 2 Nov from 5-7pm & St John’s Rest & Care on Sat morning. All welcome.

N.C.B.I, JOHN ST. SLIGO – working for people with sight loss, would welcome donations of clothing, bric-a-brac, C.D.s, DVD, books, shoes, boots, ladies & gents gloves & scarves & bed linen. Contact Christy Foy on 086 893 9682. Collections can be made in Sligo area. All donations gratefully received. Thank you.

 

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