Newsletter 2nd September 2012

TODAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2012

TWENTY second SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 22nd sunday in ord time

Many people think of God as remote and invisible. Our extraordinary faith tell us, that he is also close to us, that we can hear his Word and know what he wants from us. Today we are called not just to hear his Word, but to practice it without hypocrisy, so that we may receive life.

FRIDAY NEXT – SEPTEMBER 7th – FIRST FRIDAY
Friday next is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated at 8.00am, 10.30am and 7.00 pm. All are encouraged to attend these Masses, especially First Friday Mass at 7pm. CONFESSION TIMES Please note that Confessions will take place before the 8.00 am, 10.30 am., and 7.00 pm. Mass on Friday.

TEA / COFFEE MORNING & CAKE SALE GILLOOLY HALL
To complete the building of a Church in Fr Deogratias Kisweka’s native parish, St. Verena, Diocese of Ifakara, Tanzania.SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 8th from 9am to 2.30pm. Please come and join us for a cuppa and help us to raise funds to provide a sacred space for the people of the parish of St. Verena. Donations of cakes and buns to be delivered to the Gillooly Hall between 6-8pm on Friday night and from 8am on Saturday morning. Tel: Maura on 086 397 0585.
Anyone who cannot make this event but still wishes to contribute 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.

REMINDER – EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & READERS
Further to the letter sent out this week please note that meetings will be held in the Gillooly Hall this week. Eucharistic Ministers will meet on Wednesday next at 8pm and Readers on Thursday at 8pm. All are encouraged to attend.

NOVENA TO BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA
The Novena continues 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.

YEAR OF FAITH 2012-13
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

MINISTRIES WITHIN THE CATHEDRAL PARISH 

 The various ministries of St. Mary’s parish provide a wide variety of ways of connecting with others. Through these ministries you can learn and grow as an individual, meet others who share your values, and reach out to serve the larger parish community. If you would like to join any of the following please contact the Parish Office.

ALTAR SERVERS         BAPTISM MINISTRY    BEREAVEMENT MINSITRY      CATHEDRAL CHOIR    CHILDREN’S CHOIR    CHILDREN’S LITURGY     EUCHARISTIC MINSITRY        READER’S MINISTRY    YOUTH MINISTRY.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK 
May the God of Hope be with us inspiring, calling, inviting us to dream and may our uplifted faces and courageous spirits inspire others who have lost hope.   Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 3rd St. Gregory the Great, pope and doctor of the Church;
Tues 4th St. Mac Nissi, bishop.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9Th
1st Reading: Is. 35: 4-7.;
2nd Reading: Jas. 2: 1-5.;
Gospel: Mk. 7: 31-37.

Please consider reading in preparation for next Sunday’s Mass.

WEDDINGS
Congratulations and best wishes to
ROISÍN EGAN and MERLE TAYLOR
who were married recently in the Cathedral. 

BAPTISMS
 Please note that the Sacrament of Baptism takes place in the Cathedral on the first three Sundays of the Month at 1.00 p.m.  If you would like to arrange a Baptism please do so at least three weeks in advance – please contact Tel: 087 2259621.  Thank you.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES

DAY 

8.00 A.M. 

10.30 A.M. 

MON. SEP 3 

FINTAN QUIGLEY 

 

TUES. SEP 4 

PETER HEGARTY 

THOMAS HAMILTON 

WEDS SEP 5 

NORA PORTER 

MARIE MELLY &
JACQUELINE RAINEY 

THURS SEP 6 

TERESA McMORROW 

JOS MONAGHAN 

FRI. SEP 7 

MICHAEL & CATHERINE O’DONNELL 

 

SAT. SEP 8 

CHRISTINE HESTER 

 

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution:
Sunday August 26th: PARISH ENV: €3,030 PL/STAND.ORD €1,546
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY Tel: 071
9162670 CATHEDRAL SACRISTY Tel: 071 9161261
We welcome your comments, email us at information@sligocathedral.ie.


ST MICHAEL’S FAMILY LIFE CENTRE, CHURCH HILL
Autumn/Winter Brochure now available. Enrolment for courses and Saturday seminars will take place on Monday/Tuesday September 10th/11th and ongoing. Please contact the Centre at 071-9170329 for further details.

STUDY THEOLOGY WITH THE PRIORY INSTITUTE
The Dominicans are offering an affordable distance-learning programme in theology which can be followed either for academic credit or for personal enrichment. People study from home, with occasional study-days at weekends, and with the support of on-line academic tutors. 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.

ST. ANGELA’S COLLEGE  SEPTEMBER 2012
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. For more information visit www.stangelas.niugalway.ie , phone 071 915550. or email education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

DIPLOMA IN ARTS (Folklore and Heritage of the North West)
We are currently accepting applications for this exciting Diploma programme that enables students to trace their family history, learn about lore, life and mythology in the region and stimulate them in themes of local history and archaeology. This Diploma in Arts, Level 7, is accredited by NUI Galway.With no specific entry requirements, this programme is open to all and may be of particular interest to primary/secondary school teachers, librarians, archivists and staff in heritage centres and museums. The duration of the programme is 2 years (September to May) with classes taking place on Saturdays, through blended learning and fieldtrips.For more information and application forms contact Martin Berry – 0719135625 or mberry@stangelas.nuigalweay.ie. To apply online visit www.cll.ie for more information.

ANAM CARA
Anam Cara support groups are situated throughout Ireland and provide parents a safe, comfortable environment where they have the opportunity to connect with other bereaved parents. Anam Cara is an inclusive organisation where parents do not identify themselves by their children’s age, how they died, or if their death was recent or many years ago. What Anam Cara provides is a safe place for bereaved parents to connect with others who understand the intensity of the grief and loss. Anam Cara is holding its monthly support meeting on Wednesday 5th of September 2012 from 19:30 to 21:00 at The Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Galway. This event is free, open to all bereaved parents and each Anam Cara support group has a bereavement therapist present to answer any questions parents may have and signpost them to other services that are available in the area.
For further information please see our website at
www.anamcara.ie email us at info@anamcara.ie or call 01 40453781.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTORS
We wish to remind organisations and volunteers that the Garda permit they receive allows them to collect outside the Church gates only, i.e. on the footpath.  Thank you for your observation of this stipulation.

DATES TO REMEMBER

SLIGO MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Annual Church gate takes place  this weekend. Funds are raised for various projects and activities  promoting positive mental health and raises awareness
of mental health issues.

ST BERNADETTE’s CHAPEL
Monday September 3rd Rockwood Parade. Mass will be held at 5.15 p.m.  All welcome.

ST. MICHAEL’S SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
Re-opening on Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 3.00 pm.  New members welcome.

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

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Needed for 1 hour two mornings a week on Thursdays & Fridays. If you can do one or both please contact 9150707.

HSE RETIRED ASSOCIATION GROUP
Monthly meeting takes place in St Michael’s Family Life Centre on Thurs 6th Sept at 3pm. New members welcome.

IRISH DANCING LESSONS
Each Monday from 5.45-6.45pm in Scoil Ursula commencing Monday 3rd September. New members welcome.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT OXFAM SLIGO
4 hours per week. Drop into 17 Grattan Street, for an application form or call Karen or Michelle on 9138913.

HOLY HILL
Today, Sunday Sept. 2nd 1st Sunday of the month and Holy Hill once again invites you to visit for Eucharist at 12 noon celebrated by Fr. Caffrey of Dublin. All welcome to stay for tea, visiting and touring the gardens.

ST MARY’S SPONSORED CYCLE
From Croagh Patrick to the club house in Sligo on Sat 8th Sept, donations to NW Hospice and Childrens Hospital Crumlin. For details contact Kevin Molloy at chairperson.stmarys.sligo@gaa.ie

Pre-school, Kevinsfort Kids Academy
5 days, Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30, light snack provided. After school care option extra.
Using the Aistear & Siolta pre-school curriculum.  Mature, friendly, trained staff. HSE notified and insured.  Tel: (071) 9171453 / Mobile: (086) 0874426 or visit Facebook.

HSE FUNDRAISING FOR THE CARDIAC UNIT
Sligo Regional Hospital Fund Raising Committee is raising vital funds in aid of a permanent Catheterisation Lab in Sligo for the benefit of those affected by cardiovascular health issues in the North West Region. If you can help or would like to donate please contact Audrey on 9174567 bleep 877, Sinéad at cardiacangio@hse.ie, Mary on 087 418 2366 or the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Sligo Regional Hospital. Thank you.

S.T.O.P.                       SUICIDE – TEACH, ORGANISE, PREVENT
S.T.O.P. is a registered charity that provides professional and accredited counselling services to individuals and families who have been bereaved by suicide or are feeling in distress or suicidal. S.T.O.P. also provides a monthly bereavement group. If you feel you or your family could benefit from these services or for any other queries please contact Michelle Fox on 086 888 2009 in complete confidence.

ADDICTION STUDIES:
NUI Maynooth will provide its Certificate in Addictions Studies course at St Michaels Family Centre, Sligo from October next.  The course is one evening a week and is suitable for anyone interested in or affected by addictions.  Those in recovery, family members, professionals such as counsellors, teachers, social workers, nurses or community activists should find the course of benefit.  Further information can be obtained by phoning 071 9170329 or 087 6341748.

 


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