Newsletter 25th November 2012

Christ The King 25th November 2012

TODAY – 25th NOVEMBER 2012
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHIRST, UNIVERSAL KING

The kingship of Christ is not to be seen in terms of any kind of political control or domination. It is not of this world. His rule comes from obedience to the Father and total service of people unto death. It is the power of God over death and evil promised to all who commit themselves in faith to him.

CATHOLICISM
“A REFRESHER COURSE ON THE BASICS”
Final night in the current series next Tuesday in the Gillooly Hall from 8.00pm – 9.25pm.
Tuesday 27th     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

BUT EVERYBODY IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO COME.
Further details available from Fr Tom or Fr Pat.


HISTORIC DAY FOR THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN
AS SIX PERMANENT DEACONS ARE ORDAINED

 On Saturday 8th December history will be made in our
Cathedral here in Sligo. Bishop Jones will ordain six men from around the Diocese of Elphin as Permanent Deacons.

While Permanent Deacons were a feature of the Early Church the office fell by the wayside and was not restored as an ordained ministry until the Second Vatican Council in the 1960’s. It is only in the last few years that the Church in Ireland has decided that we would have Permanent Deacons here.
Deacons assist the Bishop and Priests in their pastoral ministry, They perform duties such as Baptisms, Weddings and Funeral Liturgies as well as preaching and taking care of various charitable works. All of those who are to be ordained are married. They will continue in their chosen professions and minister part-time in various parishes throughout the Diocese.
You are cordially invited to the ceremony at 2.30pm on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception under whose patronage the Diocese is especially entrusted. Please keep the candidates, their wives and families in your prayers at this important time for them and for our Diocese.


NOVEMBER – THE MONTH OF REMEMBRANCE

CEMETERY ROSARY
Sunday November 25th 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.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – SLIGO CATHEDRAL
Saturday 8th December 2.30pm Ordination of Deacons.
Friday 21st December 7.00pm Reconciliation Service.
Sunday 23rd of December 8.15pm Christmas Carol Concert.

CONFIRM OUR CHILDREN ENROLEMENT MASS

 The enrolment Mass for all those children who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2013 takes place next Sunday, December 2nd at 10.30am.

CONFIRMATION DATES FOR 2013
Scoil Cnoc na Ré
Friday May 3rd 11.30am.
Scoil Éoin Thursday 16th May 4pm.
Scoil Ursula Pentecost Sunday 19th May 12 Noon.

WAY OF GENTLENESS – ADVENT
Commences in the Cathedral Tuesday December 4th at 8pm and continuing on the following 2 Tuesday nights December 11th and 18th. The call to focus on Christ’s coming into our hearts and homes is the only true meaning of Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join in this hour of guided prayer, silent time and music in preparation for Christmas.

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 ACTIVITIES: – CONSIDERING THE SARCRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 

Reconcile derives from two Latin words (re + conciliare) that together render the meaning to unite. When we reconcile, we unite ourself with ourself. Before we can reconcile ourselves with another, including, God, we first must reconcile ourself with ourself. Before we can love another, we first must love ourself. Within this love, we learn what forgiveness is as well as how to forgive. As we know in our collective wisdom: To err is human; to forgive, divine. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in our Cathedral every Saturday from 2-4.00pm, immediately after the 7.30pm Vigil Mass or by request.

BAPTISMS
We welcome into God’s family
MATTHEW DOLAN ,
MIA CALZADA-McLOUGHLIN, and
CIARÁN GEARD McGONIGLE

who were recently baptised in the Cathedral.

WEDDINGS
Congratulations and best wishes to
EVA LYONS and AHMED AL HAWI
who were married recently in the Cathedral.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd
1st Reading : Jer. 33: 14-16;
2nd Reading: Thes. 3: 12, 4:2;
Gospel: Lk. 21: 25-28. 34-36.
Please consider reading during the course of the week to prepare for next Sunday’s Mass.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK.
Dear Lord as I come to you today fill my heart and my whole being with the wonder of Your presence. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Tuesday 27th November: St Fergal, bishop and missionary;
Friday 30th November: St Andrew, apostle.

ANNIVERSARIES

Monday 26th November: 8am Cathy McElroy;
Tuesday 27th November: 8am Rose O’Hara; 10.30am Nora McDermott;
Wednesday 28th November: 8am Dennis Harrington; 10.30am Harry Kenny;
Thursday 29th November: 10.30am Sally & Joe Hnery;
Friday 30th November: 8am Nancy Davis (Recently Deceased);
Saturday 1st December
: 8am Albert, Patrick & Margaret Gorman; 10.30am Month’s Mind for James Monaghan.

SLIGO CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: Sunday November 18th
Parish Envelopes: €1,661
Plate and Standing Orders: €1,693
St Mary’s Presbytery 071 9162670 Sacristy 071 9161261
We welcome your comments, email us at information@sligocathedral.ie. Thank you.

DRAWING FROM THE HOLY WELL WITHIN
AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
For individuals or small groups welcome. Three 1 hour sessions arranged at your convenience. Free of charge. There is no deadline – we a re always available for this program. Contact Missionaries of Charity, Sisters of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Temple St. on 9154843

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL – CONTINUES TONIGHT NOVEMBER 25th – 9PM
TONIGHT’S JACKPOT €850!!
Refreshments available at the start of Bingo and at the 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.

HOLY HILL HERMITAGE
Fr. John Coughlin will celebrate Mass Sunday, December 2nd, the first Sunday of the month, at 12 noon. All are welcome. Small gifts of jam and such will be on sale. As usual visiting and tea follow along with adoration in chapel for those interested. The next open Sunday will be in February 2013.

UPCOMING RETREATS IN ARDS FRIARY
Creeslough. Co. Donegal Sat 1st – Sun 2nd December Advent Retreat (Open to Everyone). Theme: “O come, o come Emmanuel.” Directed by Fr. Paul Chamberlain (Birmingham Diocese) Commences: 9:30amConcludes: After Lunch Cost: €85 Residential / €60 Non Residential.

A DAY OF REFLECTION FOR ADVENT
With Sr. Moya Hegarty. in St. Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, on Sat. Dec. 1st from 10.30-4pm for a day of input on scripture with time for reflection and prayer in a restful, peaceful setting. A light lunch is provided. Cost: €10 or whatever you can afford. Please contact 9170329 in advance to enrol.

ADVENT RETREAT IN GALILEE COMMUNITY BOYLE SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER
Cost €20. TIME: Cuppa at 10.30am – Concluding with Mass at 4.30pm. FACILITATOR: Fr Des O’Donnell OMI. LUNCH: A light lunch of soup and brown bread will be served. It is important to book as places fill up quickly. Further details from 071 9664101  galileecommunity@gmail.com

MERCY COLLEGE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Takes place on Sunday 2nd December from 10am – 4pm in Mercy Gym to raise funds for Schools in India and Tanzania. Stalls include something for all the family. If you wish to set up your own stall and sell your produce please contact 086 023 1252.

GILLOOLY HALL – CAKE SALE TODAY
By the Transition Year Students of the Mercy College after the 1030am and 12 noon Masses in aid of The Mercy College Sligo, Development and Educational Programme for the Don Bosco Centre, in Silchar India. Your support would be much appreciated.

IWA ANGEL CAMPAIGN

The Irish Wheelchair Association’s Angel Campaign is running during the month of November. Please support this cause by holding a Coffee Morning or fun event to raise vital funds for their services throughout Sligo For further information you can contact Juliette Gallagher on 0879975459 or visit website at www.iwa.ie

DATES TO REMEMBER 

URSULINE ASSOCIATES – Final meeting of 2012 will be held on Weds Nov 29th in the Convent (opp Cathedral entrance) at 7.30pm. New members welcome.

ANNUAL MASS for deceased members of staff of CIE, Irish Rail and Bus Eireann will take place at Sligo Railway Station Thursday November 29th at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

NORTH WEST STROKE GROUP next meeting Wednesday November 28th at 8pm at the Irish Wheelchair Association premises in Abbeyville, Sligo.

A BEREAVEMENT MASS will take place at St. Phelim’s Nursing Home, Dromahair on Wed 28th Nov @ 7.30 for residents who died in the last year.

SLIGO LEADER PARTNERSHIP Is running a six-month scheme covering all aspects of becoming self-employed for those who are long term un-employed and eligible for FÁS Community Employment. Further information and application forms are available from 071 9120636.

SLIGO SOCIAL SERVICES CAROL SINGERS NEEDED If you can sing, sway or clap your hands please join Sligo Social Services fundraising carol singers please call 9145682.

ACTIVE AGE NIGHT In Carraig Donn, O’Connell St on Tues Dec 4 from 6-9pm. 15% off . All welcome to kickstart the festive season with their family and friends.

  

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