Newsletter 3rd February 2013

TODAY – 3rd FEBRUARY 2013
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

The messengers of God’s truth have often had to suffer hostility and rejection. This is still part of the Church’s fate today as it continues the work of the prophets. As we struggle for truth we are encouraged by the Lord’s words to Jeremiah “I am with you to deliver you.”

BLESSING OF THROATS
To mark the Feast of St Blaise the Blessing of throats will take place after all Masses this Sunday.

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK – MONDAY – FEBRUARY 11
Monday Feb 11th is World Day of the Sick. A Special Blessing & Anointing of the Sick will take at the 10.30 a.m. Mass on that day. Please advise all the sick and housebound of your area and provide transport if necessary. Thank you.

NEXT CONFIRMATION PREPARATION MASS
Please note the next preparation Mass for our young people preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place Sunday next, 10th February at 10.30am. All are encouraged to attend

BAPTISM IN THE CATHEDRAL PARISH
If you plan to have your child Baptised during the month of March or subsequent months you must now undertake a one night Baptismal Course which will take place in St Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill on the third Thursday of every month. The first of these courses will take place on Thursday 21st February beginning at 8pm. To book a Baptism and register for this course please contact the Parish Office on 9162670. It is necessary to attend this course prior to the Baptism of your child.

FIRST CONFESSIONS
First Confessions will take place for all children making their First Holy Communion this year on Thursday the 21st of March at 7p.m. in our Cathedral.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

Lord, in the coming week may your light shine through me so that every person I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Tues 5th: St Agatha, virgin & martyr;
Weds 6th: Ss Paul Miki & companions, martyrs;
Thurs 7th St Mel, bishop;
Frid 8th:.St Jermone Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita, virgin.
 

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT FEBRUARY 10th
1st Is. 6:1-8;
2nd : 1 Cor.: 15:1-11;
Gospel: Lk. 5: 1-11

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN?
Elphin Diocese is now accepting applications from married and single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part-time training programme begins this spring. For further information or a conversation around the topic please contract the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St Mary’s, Sligo on 071 9162670, visit www.elphindiocese under the ‘Vocations’ section. Closing date for applications Fri 8th Feb 2013.
 

ANNUAL LOURDES NOVENA
The Annual Lourdes Novena c
ontinues in the Holy Cross Friary until Sunday 10th of February daily at 7.30 p.m., Sundays 3.30 p.m. The preachers will be Fr Frank Downes, OP, Limerick and Fr Gabriel Harty, OP, Tallaght. All are most welcome!
 

EASTER YOUTH CELEBRATION OF FAITH IN MEDJUGORJE
(March 31 – April 7) Under 18’s €589 incl. half board accom., flights & transfers, insurance & services of a tour guide, Adults €689. Non-refundable deposit of €100 due immediately. Strict no alcohol policy. Subsidies available (fundraising opportunities) get involved and lower your fare. Further details contact Corina on 086 868 1730.

 ST JOHN’S CO-EDUCATION SCHOOL
Temple Street are holding their Open Day/Enrolment Day for Junior Infants on Friday 8th February from 1.15 to 4pm. All are welcome to come along to view the facilities and enjoy some light refreshments Fáilte Roimh Gach Duine!

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
Monday 4th February: 8am PAULINE O’CONNOR;
Tuesday 5th February: 10.30am 1st Anniversary EMMETT O’CONNOR;
Wednesday 6th February: 10.30am MAURA McHUGH;
Thursday 7th February: 10.30am LARRY LAVIN;
Friday 8th February: 8am MAURA & LILY HIGGINS & Deceased Members of the HIGGINS & HUGHES Families;
Saturday 9th February: 8am VINCENT DOYLE

REST IN PEACE
YOUR PRAYERS ARE ASKED FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS OF:
MICHAEL JOHN MASTERSON, Larkhill Woods;
JOSEPHINE ‘JO’ BUTLER, “Benaughlin”, Strandhill Road and
ROBERT WILLIAM (Billy) BURNSIDE, late of Crozon Downs.
MAY GOD GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST AND COMFORT AND CONSOLE THEIR BEREAVED FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY JANUARY 27th
PARISH ENV: €1,848 PL/STAND.ORD €1,430
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY
Tel: 9162670 SACRISTY Tel: 9161261
Email us at information@sligocathedral.ie We welcome your comments. Thank you.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL – TONIGHT’S JACKPOT €1250!!
Tonight, February 3rd at 9pm.
Raffle at interval with refreshments available. All welcome!


ALTAR SOCIETY – NEW MEMBERS REQUIRED
Our Altar Society would welcome the addition of new members. If you could spare some time please contact Helen on 087 261 5323. Thank you.

MONASITC CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
Monastic Contemplatice life with Dominican Nuns in Monastery of St Catherine of Siena, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Single young women attracted to this way of life are invited to share in a vocation weekend 15-17 Feb. For further information visit www.dominicannuns.ie,or call 041 9838524.

NOVENA

Parish of Ahamlish -Cliffoney, Grange, Mullaghmore The Faithful Gathering Novena will take place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Grange, Co. Sligo from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th February. Further details available on our noticeboard.

RIVERSTOWN PARISH MISSION
Riverstown Parish Mission and Liam Lawton Concert To mark this very special year, The Year of Faith, a Parish Mission has been organised, in Riverstown, for all those wishing to gain a greater insight into what their faith means to them and to celebrate the gift of faith that each of us has been given. A number of specially chosen presenters have been invited to visit the Parish of Riverstown over a period of four evenings commencing in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Riverstown, on Thursday, February 7th at 8pm and ending with an evening of song and celebration on Sunday, February 10th.
February 7th – 8pm – Fr. Aidan Ryan P.P, Ballinahowan;
February 8th – 8pm – Fr. Michael Drumm, Executive Chairperson of the Irish Catholic Schools Partnership Trust;
February 9th – 8pm – Dr. Patrick Mullins OCarm, Professor at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, and
Sunday, February 10th – doors open at 7.30pm for a Concert with Liam Lawton and the Riverstown Folk Group commencing at 8pm.
Tickets for the concert , which cost €20, are now available at the following the locations: McTiernan’s Daybreak, Ballygawley; The Fayre, Collooney Roundabout, Sligo; Nairn’s Mace, Riverstown; Veritas, Adelaide St. Sligo.

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. The next monthly support meeting is on Weds. 6th of Feb. from 7:30 to 9pm 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 call 01 4045378, visit www.anamcara.ie or email info@anamcara.ie

GALILEE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES
Galilee Community Programmes will
resume on Monday, February 4th. in Galilee Community. The house is open daily to all who wish to drop in for prayer, quiet time or a chat. All are also welcome to join in Morning Prayer (9:15am each morning and/or Evening Prayer (6:00pm Tues, Wed. and Fri.) MEDITATION each Monday from 7 to 7:45pm. Please see Cathedral notice board for further details.

DATES TO REMEMBER

ST BERNADETTE’S CHAPEL, Rockwood Parade. Mass will be celebrated tomorrow, Monday 4th February at 5.15 p.m. All are welcome.

HSE RETIRED ASSOCIATION GROUP Monthly meeting takes place in St Michael’s Family Life Centre Thurs 7th Feb at 3pm. New members welcome.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE
A weekend programme for those grieving the loss of a spouse 1-3 March, Esker Retreat Centre Athenry. For further information contact 087 664 6896, 091 555 228 or (after 6pm) 087 938 4445.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” – This much loved show will be staged by the multi award-winning Sligo Musical Society in the Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo from Sat. 16th – 23rd February – only one week so book early – special concession for groups of 10+.

THE BROCK McGUIRE BAND will perform tonight, 3rd Feb. at 8pm in the Sligo Park Hotel. Tickets €12 available on the door, and from 071 916 5880. Group concessions for 15+. Funds raised by Riverstown CCE for the Sligo Co Fleadh (May 31–June 2) and the Morrison Teach Cheoil. All welcome.

 BEREAVEMENT WORKSHOP 8 week workshop for those who have lost a spouse or partner to cancer. Monday 4th February from 2.15pm to 4.15pm at Sligo Cancer Support Centre. An opportunity to help heal the pain and grief of loss. For details and to register phone 071-9170399.

PRAYER THROUGH POETRY RETREAT WITH FR M MAGINN There are still places available on this residential/ non-residential retreat at La Verna retreat centre in Rossnowlagh. begins Saturday 9th February at 10:00am and ends on Sunday 10th at 14:00. Cost is €85 (Residential) €50 (Non-residential) Pre-booking is essential. Call 071 985 2572 to secure a place.

THEOLOGY – DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMME The Dominican Order is offering affordable distance learning in theology leading to a range of qualifications from certificate to full honours degree level. Study from home with occasional study days and benefit from on-line support of academic tutors. If you would like to know more contact: The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 Tel: 01 404 8124 or email enquiries@prioryinstitute.com

GALILEE COMMUNITY
MEDITATION each Monday from 7:00 to 7: 45pm
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION on the Sunday scriptures on
Thursday evenings, beginning on the 7th with a cuppa at 7:30pm. and concluding with prayer at 9pm.
TAIZE on Feb 22nd and continuing on the last Friday of each month from 9 – 10pm.
SCRIPTURE COURSE
Theme: The significant men and women of faith in the Bible who could be our guides during this Year of Faith.
                Facilitator: Moya Hegarty OSU
                Dates: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 26th, March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.
                Time: 8:00 – 9.30pm
LENTEN RETREAT
                Date:       Saturday, Feb. 16th
                Topic: Struggling with Faith
                Retreat Director: Des O Donnell OMI
                Time: 10:30am(Coffee/tea)   – Mass at 4:30pm
Light Lunch of soup and scones.   Cost: €20

Spiritual Companioning/ Direction available on request.
Retreat in Daily Life: An opportunity to make a four day retreat, individually, over four days, four weeks or four months.   This makes it possible for a person to make a retreat without having to take time away from home.
For Further information on any of these programmes phone 0719664101 or email galileecommunity@gmail.com.    Check out www.galilee.ie

 

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