TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
22nd September 2013
Jesus lamented the fact that the ‘children of light’ are not as astute at doing good as the wicked are at looking after themselves. It may be that some of our ineffectiveness in doing good arises from a lack of total commitment to God. We cannot have it both ways; self-concerned and love of God don’t mix.
“DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME” – MEETING
Our Parish based FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Programme DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME is about to begin for all children who wish to receive their First Holy Communion in 2014 in our Cathedral. We will have a meeting for parents / guardians in the GILLOOLY HALL TOMORROW, Monday, Sept 23 at 8.00 pm., at which a short presentation on the Programme will be given. Attendance on this night is essential. Thank you.
MASS AT THE TOMB OF ST ASICUS
The Bishop will celebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Asicus at Rathcung, Donegal, next Sunday, 29th September, at 3.00 p.m.A free bus will leave the Cathedral at 1.45 p.m.Note: The tomb is approached through fields – the wearing of appropriate clothing and footwear are advised!
SAMARITANS & SLIGO CHURCHES TOGETHER
Are holding their 4th Annual Service of Remembrance and Hope for those who have been bereaved by suicide on the 27th of September. Open to those of all denominations. Assembly at JFK Parade at 8pm with Interdenominational Service at 8.30pm in Methodist Church. Non walkers may go directly to Methodist Church. All are invited to refreshments afterwards.
Uniting the laity with the mission of the Ursuline Sisters.
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday September 25th in the Convent (opposite Cathedral entrance) at 7.30pm. New members always welcome.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Lord, we are all made in your image. Grant me humility of mind and simplicity of spirit. Amen.
READINGS: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29th
1st Reading: Amos 6:1.4-7.
2nd Reading: 1 Tim. 6:11-16.
Gospel: Jn. 10: 27.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 23: St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio, priest a& St Eunan, abbot;
Weds 25: St Finbarr, bishop;
Thurs 26: Ss Cosmas & Damian, martyrs;
Fri 27: St Vincent de Paul, priest;
Sat 28 St Wenceslaus, martyr, Ss
Laurence Ruiz & Companions, martyrs.
FR FLANAGAN RETREAT
Takes place in Ballymoe on Sunday, 29th September leaving St. Mary’s at 8.50am. The Fr. Flanagan League Board meeting will take place in St Mary’s on Monday 30th September with details of times, etc. on the day of the retreat.
CATHEDRAL NW HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING – THANK YOU
A sincere thank you to all who were most generous in their support of the North West Hospice coffee morning held on Thursday last in the Cathedral. Thank you to Una and her team for making the event possible.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th October at 8pm in St Mary’s. If you would like to contribute please contact St Mary’s on 9162670.
REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
MALACHY GEELAN Jnr. ‘Mhuire Linne’, 58 Rathedmond Estate;
TERESA CULLEN late of Maugheraboy Estate and
SR HELEN RALPH, Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, St Joseph’s Convent, Ballymote, & formerly of Garden Hill, Sligo.
May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.
ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
Monday 23rd September: 8am JOHN McGARRIGLE & CATHERINE HEALY;
Tuesday 24th September: 8am EDDIE O’REILLY; 10.30am JAMES McCAFFREY;
Wednesday 25th September: 8am MICHAEL MORAN; 10.30am MARY SCANLON;
Thursday 26th September: 8am JOSEPH & EMILY McMANUS; 10.30am NAN & JIM SMITH
Friday 27th September: 8am MAURA O’DOWD; 10.30am 1st ANNIVERSARY KEVIN MITCHELL
Saturday 28th September: 8am NEIL & MARY HERRON; 10.30am MONTH’S MIND MARY COEN
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15th
PARISH ENV: €2,213 PLATE/STAND.ORD €1,479
We welcome into God’s family:
RONÁN O’CONNOR, CHE BRENNAN, SAOIRSE McCAFFREY, THOMAS NOONEY McMANUS, ROWAN SHEEHAN, WILLIAM McGINLEY, LINCOLN BARLOW MURRIN, MATTHEW MARKIEWICZ and EOIN & SENAN McSHARRY
who were baptised recently in our Cathedral.
Congratulations and best wishes to:
EDEL CONNOLLY & STEPHEN McINTYRE;
ORLA McCARRICK & JOHN WARREN;
JOHN REILLY & NATALIE MARTYN;
CONOR O’CONNOR & LYNN McLOUGHLIN;
CLAUDIA CAWLEY & PAUL FINNERTY;
JAMIE LEE FOX & DANIEL FUREY;
LEANNA CONLON & COLM MULLEN;
LORRAINE McDERMOTT & VINCENT MELVIN
who were married recently in our Cathedral.
VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Are you discerning your path in life at the moment? If you are, why not consider the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Jim Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 071 916 2136; Fr. John Coughlan, Maynooth on 087 7809139 or visit our Diocesan website at www.elphindiocese.ie/vocations
ST. ANGELA’S COLLEGE SEPTEMBER 2013
CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION For those interested in the teaching of Religious Education at primary school level & who have already completed studies in the area of Theology & Religious Education for the discounted price of €100. Other courses include Higher Diploma in Religious Education; BA in Theology & Community Development and MA/Postgraduate in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care. For more call 071 915550, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.stangelas.niugalway.ie
A specially designed programme which helps separated and widowed people make a new beginning in life. It offers healing, an opportunity to appreciate one’s own goodness and above all hope for the future. There will be an open information evening on Tuesday 8th October at 8pm. in St. Michael’s Family Life Centre. Please contact Frances at 086 2574038 or Pat 086 3750531 for further details.
THE PRIORY INSTITUTE
Bringing theology home! If you wish to study theology by distance learning, please register right away to secure your place on the programme. Applications cannot be accepted after the deadline, 23 September 2013. If you have any queries about the programmes please call 01 4048124; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.prioryinstitute.ie
GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 p.m.
Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,150 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments. All welcome to join in the fun.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES
Fred Finn Branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann. Saturday classes in singing & a wide range of instruments commence 28th Sept. @ 10.30am. Bodhran classes commence Fri. 4th Oct. Enrolment on Weds. 25th Sept. 7.30-8.30pm. Adult classes commence on Thurs. 3rd Oct. @ 8pm (enrolment for adult classes 3rd Oct @ 8pm). All classes and enrolment are held in the Gaelscoil, Ballydoogan, Sligo. Further information at 087 6357329.
DATES TO REMEMBER
NORTH WEST STROKE GROUP next meeting Wednesday 25th Sept. at 8pm at the Irish Wheelchair Association premises in Abbeyville, Sligo.
SLIGO I.C.A. Autumn Federation Meeting in Carraroe Community Centre on Weds 18th Oct at 8pm. All Sligo Guilds are invited to attend, Guild Secretaries to give numbers attending to Kathleen on 071 916 1900.
TAIZE PRAYER In Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle. There will be an hour of Taize Prayer on Friday, Sept. 27th from 9 – 10pm. All welcome.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASSES For migrants. Small groups, Thursday mornings 10.30am – 12.30pm Northside Resource Centre, Forthill. Cost €2 per week. Contact Josette at Sligo Leader Partnership on 071 914 1138 or 086 232 5951.
A LADIES BREAKFAST Hosted by Sligo Churches takes place with author Jean Gibson in the Clarion Hotel on Sat 28 Sept at 9.15am. Full cooked breakfast €10. For more contact 087 634 8472 or 086 3617716.