Newsletter 26th August 2012

21st sunday in ord time

 

TODAY – 26th AUGUST 2012

TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Our relationship with God can fall flat, like any of our loves and friendships. It needs to be renewed, revitalised. In our weekly Sunday celebration of Mass we have an
opportunity to renew our faith in God, and to commit
ourselves for one more week to following his way
MASS AT THE TOMB OF ST ASICUS – TODAY
The bishop will celebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Asicus , Patron of Elphin Diocese, at Ballintra, Co Donegal at 4.00p.m. today. A free bus will leave the Cathedral at 2.30 p.m. All welcome. No booking is necessary. Please note that as the tomb is approached through a field the wearing of appropriate footwear is suggested
DIOCESAN NEEDS ENVELOPE COLLECTION
Next week-end – proceeds go to fund the general administration of our diocese and to provide the salaries of the Bishop’s Pastoral Development Officer, Child Protection and Youth Officer and the Primary Schools Catechist.  A levy of €6 is placed on each home throughout the diocese to meet these demands. Thank you for your generosity.
 NOVENA TO BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA
The Novena begins this Monday August 27th from 6.30-7.30pm in the Convent of the Missionaries of Charity, Temple St. until September 4th. Her Feast Day Mass will be celebrated on September 5th in our Cathedral at 7pm with Bishop Jones as the main Celebrant. All are invited

FR DEOGRATIAS FUNDRAISING FOR PARISH CHURCH
Fr Deogratias Kisweka, who is ministering in our parish for the summer months is involved in the building of a church in his native parish in the Diocese of Ifakara, Tanzania. Funds are required to complete the project. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the completion of this sacred space for the people of the parish of St. Verena may do so by any of the following methods:
1.Give a donation directly to Fr. Deogratias
2.Leave envelope addressed to Fr. Deogratias at Sacristy
3.Lodge directly to Fr Kisweka’s Bank of Ireland, Stephen Street account number: 13604268, sort code 90-54-40.
Thank you for your support.
 
 ST. ANGELA’S COLLEGE – STUDY R.E. / THEOLOGY
Courses in Religious Education and Theology open to teachers, parents, sacrament preparation teams and those who are interested in these areas starting September 2012. For more
information visit www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie, email
education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie or phone  071 915550.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of my mind so that I can see what hope His call holds for me.   Amen.
 
READINGS FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd
1st Reading: Deut. 4: 1-2. 6-8; 2nd Reading: Jas. 1: 17-18. 21-22. 27; Gospel: Mk. 7: 1-8. 14-15. 21-23.
Please consider reading in preparation for next Sunday’s Mass.
 
YEAR OF FAITH 2012-13
11 October 2012 – 23 November 2013
In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith that will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.
Catholicism WORD ON FIRE series coming soon to the Gillooly Hall. This programme is primarily for parents presenting their children for sacraments but others are most
welcome. Highly acclaimed series from Rev Robert Barron. See www.wordonfire.org

 APPOINTMENT – CATECHIST
The Sligo Parishes Cluster wishes to recruit full-time/part-time Catechist(s). Successful candidates will work in the Sligo area.This post is open to those suitably qualified in Catechetics or
related disciplines with a living sense of Church.For a full job description, person specification, details of
employment etc. visit the Sligo Parishes Cluster link at www.sligocathedral .ie The closing date for all applications is August 29th.
 
 FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 27th St. Monica; Tues 28th St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church; Thurs 30th St. Fiacre, monk;
Fri 24th St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, bishop and missionary.
 
ELPHIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2012
The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, under the leadership of Bishop Christopher Jones,
commences on Tuesday next, August 28 and
concludes on Sunday, September 2.  We wish the
pilgrims every blessing and hope that their faith and love will be very much strengthened. Please
remember the Pilgrims in your prayers. Thank you.
 
WHY NOT STUDY THEOLOGY?
The Dominicans are offering an affordable distance-learning
programme in theology which can be followed either for
academic credit or for personal enrichment. Hundreds of people have completed some or all of the programme. If you would like to know more please contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght
Village, Dublin 24, email enquiries@prioryinstitute.com, phone: 01 404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.com.
 
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15th and
SUNDAY AUGUST 19th PARISH ENV: €3,377 PL/STAND.ORD €2,229
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY  9162670 SACRISTY  9161261
Please visit www.sligocathedral.ie to view these notices and more.
We welcome your comments,
email us at information@sligocathedral.ie.  Thank you
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
SLIGO L’ARCHE ANNUAL COLLECTION Takes place this weekend, 25-26 of August. Your support is greatly needed for work with persons who have special needs on the journey of discovering all our gifts. Thank you.
TAIZE PRAYER There will be an hour of Taize Prayer in Galilee Community on Friday, August 31st from  9 – 10pm. All welcome.
IRISH DANCING LESSONS Each Monday from 5.45-6.45pm in Scoil Ursula commencing Monday 3rd September. New members welcome.
PRE-SCHOOL, KEVINSFORT KIDS ACADEMY Mon to Fri, 9.30 to 12.30, After school care option extra. Using the Aistear & Siolta pre-school curriculum. HSE notified and insured.  Tel: 9171453 / 086) 087 4426 or visit Facebook

MASS AT MARIAN SHRINE, KELLYSTOWN
Fr Peter Banks will celebrate Holy Mass at the Marian Shrine, Kellystown on Wednesday evening, August 29th, at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

 HERITAGE SUNDAY PARKES CASTLE – 26TH AUGUST 2PM
A day of showcasing the best of Traditional and modern dance, music and song with a lively pageant portraying local Mummering & the story of the Dance Master. Featuring ‘The Emerald Revellers’. Free to all.

 TRIP TO CROZON, NORTH BRITTANY – SEPTEMBER 2012
To mark 30 years of being twinned with Crozon Sligo Town Twinning are organising a trip to Crozon from 22 to 29 Sept. The trip is open to all, fare €215pp. Please contact Dymphna on 087 150 1444 or Michael on 087 649 5349 for further details.
 
RETREAT IN ARDS FRIARY, CREESLOUGH, CO. DONEGAL
‘Life in the Eucharist’. Directed by Fr Jim Campbell. From Sat 1st – Sun 2nd Sept., 9.30am – 4.30pm. A weekend retreat for adults to help them deepen their understanding of the Eucharist and recognise the implications of their relationship with Christ for their daily living. Cost: €85 Residential: €55 Non Residential: €40 Sat. Only – there is no fee for the Retreat Team. Contact: Ards Friary 074 9138909 info@ardsfriary.ie

 WEDDINGS Congratulations and best wishes to KELLY HANNON and RORY BOYD who were married recently in the Cathedral

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
MON. AUG 27    NOEL KELLY  8.00am  —
TUES. AUG 28    MICHAEL, MAUREEN & COLM BLEE  8.00AM  MADELINE LAVIN 10.30AM
WEDS AUG 29    —    JAMES & CHRISTINE MULLIGAN 10.30AM
THURS AUG 30    BERNADETTE & TED GRENNAN  8.00AM  HELENA, EILEEN, Sr MARGARET & PATRICIA McCORMACK 10.30sm
FRI. AUG 31    MARY WHYTE    –8.00sm
SAT. SEP 1    JOHN DEVANEY  8.00am    MONTH’S MIND KEVIN ARMSTRONG 10.30am

REST IN PEACE YOUR PRAYERS ARE ASKED FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF: NEIL McKENNA, Harmony Hill. MAY GOD GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST AND COMFORT AND
CONSOLE HIS BEREAVED FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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