Newsletter 30th September 2012

TODAY – 30th  September 2012

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The ways of God cannot be confined within the limits of
narrow human ideas.  We must be ready to see his Spirit
working in unexpected places, we must never be closed to
the goodness in others.  At the same time we must be ready
to turn drastically away from the evil in ourselves

CHILDREN AT PRAYER – TOMORROW AT   7.00PM IN THE CATHEDRAL.  ALL WELCOME.
 
THUR OCT 4TH FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
BLESSING OF ANIMALS – GILLOOLY HALL – 7pm. Please bring your family pet to this ceremony.  Thank you.

FIRST FRIDAY – OCTOBER 5th  – Friday next Oct. 5th is the First Friday of the Month.  Mass at  7pm. Confession before  the 8am, 10.30am and 7pm Masses. All are welcome.
 
STATION MASS STRANDHILL RD. Mass will be celebrated in the home of Angela and Brian Raftery, on Fri Oct 5th at 7.30pm.  All neighbours welcome.
 
DAY OF THANKSGIVING – MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY CONVENT, Temple St, to mark the 62nd Anniversary of their foundation starting with Eucharistic Adoration at 8.00 am, on Sunday Oct. 7 for the needs and intentions of their congregation, thechurch and all who share in their prayer.  The Day will include The Holy Rosary and will end at 8pm. All welcome.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK God of wisdom and loving care may the activities of this day add new understanding to my faith. Amen
 
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK Mon 1st : St Teresa of the Child Jesus.   Tues 2nd The Guardian Angels.       Wed 3rd : BL. Columba Marmion. Thurs.4th : St Francis of Assisi          Sat 6th  St Bruno.
 
 INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN? The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married / single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part time training programme will begin in Nov. 2012.  Please contact the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St Mary’s Sligo on 071-9162670 or visit, www.elphindiocese under the “Vocations” section. Closing date for applications will be Friday October 19th 2012.
 
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD –  
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Catholic Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an “atrium,” a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials that they use. The  programme for children aged 3-6 years resumes early October in The Atrium, Gillooly Hall.  For further information Tel:  Therese on 086-8228174 or Corina on 087-7602977.   Thank you.
 
D.T.I.M. ENROLMENT MASS – SUNDAY NEXT
Please note that the Enrolment Mass of our Parish based First Holy Communion programme, Do This In Memory Of Me will take place on Sunday next, October 7th at 10.30am.  All Children who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in 2013 are required to attend this Mass at which each child and family will register Please reserve this important date in your diary.  Thank you
 
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

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY OCTOBER 21ST.
The celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning for the year 2012. The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council and of the opening of the Year of Faith and of the Synod of Bishops on the theme of the New Evangelization contribute to reaffirming the Church’s desire to engage with greater courage and zeal in the mission to bring the Gospel to the very ends of the earth. (Pope Benedict XV1).  Please support the Mission Sunday collection on the weekend of October 27 / 28.  Thank you

 STUDIES IN CATECHISM OF CATHOLIC CHURCH Meeting for all interested in finding out more about this course in St. Mary’s Presbytery, Temple St., at 8 pm. on Tues, Oct. 2. All welcome.
 
READINGS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 7th
1st – Gen. 2:18-24  2nd  Heb. 2:9-11    Gospel: Mk. 10:2-16

TROCAIRE DOOR TO DOOR FUNDRAISERS WILL BE IN PARISH DURING SEPT/ OCT., REQUESTING MONTHLY DIRECT DEBITS .  THEY WILL BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE

YEAR OF FAITH 2012-13: This year will be a special occasion for the faithful to understand more profoundly that the foundation of Christian Faith is “theencounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Founded on the encounter with the Risen Christ, faith can be
rediscovered in its wholeness and all its splendour.”In our days too faith is a gift to rediscover, to cultivate and to bear witness to “because the Lord grants each one of us to live the beauty and joy of being Christians.” The Year of Faith which is being celebrated by the Universal Church opens on Thursday, 11th October and to mark the worldwide opening of this special year there will be a  special Sung Evening Prayer in the Cathedral at 7.30 p.m., on that Thursday to which all are invited.
 
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution:
SUNDAY SEPT 16th PARISH ENV: €2,362 PL/STAND.ORD €1,542
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY  9162670 SACRISTY  9161261
Please visit www.sligocathedral.ie to view these notices and more

DATES TO REMEMBER.
KNOCK SHRINE –  Tues October. 2nd. Confessions 8pm followed by
Rosary, Talk, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass at 11pm.
INFORMATION NIGHT  Tues, Oct 9th at 8pm – Friary Hall –  to explore the
possibility of Sligo becoming a Transition Town, this initiative aims at creating communities with a healthier and more sustainable life style.  Tel 087-740398
HOLY HILL, SKREEN .  Sunday Oct 7th . Mass at 12 noon, followed by tea and a tour if you like, or quiet prayer in chapel. Fr John Coughlin will celebrate.
2ND, 3RD & 10TH SLIGO SCOUT GROUP – Re-opening for New Scout Year – new members welcome. Tel: J.  Kennedy 087 2291171 Beavers, A. Bartlet 087 2279632 Cubs and P. Kennedy 086 7325125 re 80 Years of Scouting Celebration
PTAA MEETING ,St Marys October 5th at 7.30pm after the First Friday Mass.
ST BERNADETTE’S CHAPEL – Rockwood Parade. MONDAY OCTOBER 1st   Mass will be held at 5.15 p.m.  All welcome.
 
 ST. MICHAEL’S FLC. CHURCH HILL Tel: 9170329 FREE TALK ON WOMEN’CANCERS Thursday Oct 11th 10.30 am – 2.30 pm followed by questions and one to one talk with the nurse if required.  
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE – Information night TUESDAY, OCT. 16 at 8pm.
PARENTING WHEN SEPARATED – Starting,  MONDAY, OCT 15  – 7.30pm
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT – Starting, THURSDAY, OCT. 18 at 8.00 pm

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL – SUNDAY – OCT. 7 at 9 pm.
Pool prize included, also refreshments at interval. Busses will run and will stop at the usual pick up points.  Everyone welcome.
 
THANK YOU – A sincere thank you to all who gave of their time to make the Church Gate Collection last weekend in support of the building of the Church in St. Verena’s Parish  in Tanzania so successful.  The amount collected was  €1953.28.   Thank you to all who contributed so generously.

BAPTISMS –  We welcome into God’s family  
CHARLIE MCGOLDRICK –  recently baptised  in the Cathedral.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
DAY   
MON. OCT 1         JERRY & REA BRADY  8.00am  
TUES. OCT 2           PATRICK J HEALY 10.30am
WEDS.OCT 3         MICHAEL KELLY
                              ANNIE & JOSEPH GILROY 10.30am
THURS. OCT 4         PATRICK & ROSE DOLAN 10.30am
FRI .OCT 5              MONTHS MIND
                               NOEL GILLIGAN  10.30am
SAT. OCT. 6             BERNIE & CHRISTIE O’DONOGHUE 8.00am

                               MONTHS MIND
                               JOSEPHINE KELLY 10.30am

REST IN PEACE

YOUR PRAYERS ARE ASKED FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF EUGENE GILLESPIE, Market St., KEVIN MITCHELL, Wolfe Tone St. MAY GOD GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST AND COMFORT AND CONSOLE THEIR BEREAVED FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

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