Newsletter 29th September 2013

 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 29th September 2013

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
29th September 2013
One of the great preoccupations today is the maintenance of a high standard of living. Today’s readings give us a prophetic warning – this life-style leads to complacency and indifference to the needs of the poor. Any such indifference can only earn us the condemnation of God whose mercy for the poor is linked to his judgement of the oppressed.

D.T.I.M. ENROLMENT MASS – SUNDAY NEXT
The Enrolment Mass of our Parish based First Holy Communion programme, Do This In Memory Of Me, will take place on Sunday next, October 6th at 10.30am.  All Children who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in 2014 are required to attend this Mass when each child and family will register
Please reserve this important date in your diary.


CHILDREN’S ROSARY ON THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
Monday 7th October at 7.00 p.m. Children, their families and friends are all invited to this special celebration feast day of our Patron, Mary where we will recite The Joyful Mysteries:
The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary;
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth;
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ;
The Presentation of our Lord
Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12

MASS AT THE TOMB OF ST ASICUS
The Bishop will celebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Asicus at Rathcung, Donegal, today, Sunday at 3p.m. A free bus will leave the Cathedral at 1.45 p.m.All welcome.

TODAY’S OFFERING FOR  SUPPORT OF CLERGY
This collection is one of four each year for this purpose.  The other three are Easter, Pentecost and Christmas Day. The hope is that these collections raise sufficient funds to pay the agreed monthly salary to priests.  Unfortunately the Easter and Pentecost collections have fallen well short of the required figure. The rest of the year’s offertory collections are used  to meet the ongoing expenses of the Cathedral and the whole parish. Thank you for playing your part in the ongoing financing of the parish.

DAY FOR LIFE – SUNDAY NEXT
Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 6 October and will focus on the theme: Caring for Life. This year’s message begins with the words of Pope Francis taken from a homily in 2005 on the Feast of the Patron Saint of expectant mothers and midwives, when His Holiness spoke simply and beautifully about what promoting a culture of life really means:
“Jesus teaches us to care for life because it is the image of God, who is absolute life. We cannot announce anything else but life, and from the beginning to the end. All of us must care for life, cherish life, with tenderness, warmth……..to give life is to open (our) hearts for others…… Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing….So, go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life. It’s worth it!”
Day for Life Prayer
Holy Mary, Mother of Love,
holding in your arms, the fruit of your womb,
graciously look upon our earth and remove from it
all that hardens our hearts and dims our eyes
to the preciousness of human life,
from the moment of conception to natural death.

Through the example of your tenderness
teach us the ways of compassion and love
that we may build up the civilisation of love among us
and a society that is truly worthy of the human person.

Help us to reject all that contributes to a culture of death,
and to work with others of goodwill
in promoting the culture of life.

Bring us ever closer to your Son,
so that we may know the fullness of life that he offers us
and come to know that life more perfectly,
with you, and all the angels and saints,
in the eternal life of Heaven.  Amen.

FIRST FRIDAY – OCTOBER 4th
Friday next is the First Friday of the Month.  Mass at  7pm. Confession before  the 8am, 10.30am and 7pm Masses. All are welcome.

FAITH & TRINITY WORKSHOP
Rev. Dr. Michael Duignan (St. Angela’s College) to lead workshop (11am – 3.30 pm) on Faith&TrinitySligo Park HotelSat. October 19
th as part of Elphin Diocese’s celebration of Year of Faith. Suggested Donation toward costs €10.welcome. 

 MASS FOR ST JOSEMARIA
The founder of Opus Dei will be celebrated on Tuesday 1st October at 8pm in St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan. Confessions available from 7.30pm. All welcome.

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.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Lord, save us while we are awake, protect us while we sleep, so that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with Him in peace.  Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 30 Sept: St Jerome, priest & doctor of the Church;
Tues 1 Oct: St Thérese of the Child Jesus, virgin & doctor of the Church;
Weds 2: The Guardian Angels; Thurs 3: Bl. Columba Marmion, priest;
Fri 4: St Francis of Assisi.

READINGS: SUNDAY OCTOBER 6th
1st Reading: Hab. 1:2-3; 2:2-4.
2nd Reading: 2 Tim. 1:6-8. 13-14.
Gospel: Lk. 17: 5-10.

BLESSING OF SMALL ANIMALS OCTOBER 4th
To mark the feast of St Francis of Assisi please bring your family pet to a special Blessing of Pets Ceremony in the Gillooly Hall on
Friday Oct 4 at 7pm. Thank you  

REST IN PEACE:
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of:
PATRICK JOSEPH (P.J.) CASSIDY, Emmet Place and formerly of Redhills, Co. Cavan.
May God Grant him eternal rest and comfort and console his bereaved family and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
Monday 30th September: 8am VINNIE McGUINN; 10.30am MONTH’S MIND SEAMUS HEANEY;
Tuesday 1st October: 8am PATRICK J HEALY; 10,30am JOHN & MOLLIE McDONAGH;
Wednesday 2nd October: 10.30am
ALAN SWEENEY
Thursday 3rd October: 8am TOMMY & NOREEN CASSERLY; 10.30am
LIZ McCOY;
Saturday 5th October: 8am
BERNIE & CHRISTY O’DONOGHUE; 10.30am MONTH’S MIND TOMMY GORMAN

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 915550 e-mail education@stacs.edu.ie or visit www.stangelas.niugalway.ie

 GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 p.m.
Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,200 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments.

All welcome to join in the fun!

KNOCK SHRINE
Evening of prayer in honour of the Guardian Angels to celebrate their feast day on Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at Knock Shrine. Commencing with confessions at 8.00 p.m. and concluding with Holy Mass at 11.00 p.m.  Night conducted by Fr. Barry Horan, Chaplain NUI Galway.
  

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd
PARISH ENV: €3,695 PLATE/STAND.ORD €1,371
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 071 9162670 SACRISTY 071  9161261.

MARIE RIVIER ASSOCIATION
Monthly meeting will take place at 3.30 p.m. in the Marie Rivier Centre, 3 Lower John Street on Sunday 7th October/ New aspirants always welcome.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
A two-day interactive workshop in suicide suitable for all kinds of caregivers and volunteers held in Sligo on 2 & 3 October. For more please call Belinda at Health Promotion on 071 916 5061.
 

A SINCERE THANK YOU
For the generous support of the recent North West Hospice coffee morning held here in our Cathedral.  The final total raised amounted to €455.
 

DATES TO REMEMBER

P.T.A.A. SLIGO – Meeting in St. Mary’s at 7.30 p.m. on Friday October 4th immediately after the 7pm Mass.

ALZHEIMER Dunally Day Care Centre fundraising concert in Art Deco theatre Ballymote Mon 7th 0ct at 8pm. Jason McGillian & The Hot Country Band & more. Tickets €15 from Tighes Newsagents Ballymote, Gillespies Tubbercurry & Sligo Business Centre, Wine St. car park.

ANAM CARA monthly support meeting for bereaved parents on Weds 2nd of Oct from 7.30-9pm at The Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Galway.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE – A programme helping separated & widowed people. Open evening on Tues 8th Oct at 8pm. in St. Michael’s Family Life Centre. Contact  Frances at 086 2574038 or Pat 086 3750531.

CATECHISM OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD Pre-school places for ages 3+  Weds at 11.10am from early Oct  in The Atrium, Gillooly Hall. Parents or grandparents must register in advance with Maura 087 1442020, Karen 087 2655762 or Therese 086 8228174. Catechism group for school age children 5yrs + will now run on Thurs from 4-5.20 pm. www.cgs.ie

YEATS SOCIETY Seamus Heaney Memorial Day hosted by the Yeats Society on Mon 30 September. Beginning with 10.30am Memorial Mass in the Cathedral then to the Yeats Memorial Building 11am-3pm various events incl. a book of condolence which will be presented to Seamus’ family. Yeats Poetry circle resumes Weds 2 Oct 10.30am-12.30pm.

INNISFREE Wheelers women’s only 40K Cycle. Sat 28th Sept For all 18+ years & fitness levels. Funds raised go to childcare, meals on wheels, homeless accommodation, counselling services etc. Registration 10am at Sligo Park Hotel. Call Sinéad at Sligo Social Services on 9145682.

FASHION SHOW By the men & women of Sligo Cancer Support Centre 44 Wine St in Clarion Hotel Fri Oct 11 @ 7.30pm. Tickets €15  Telephone 70399 for further information. 

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