Newsletter 4th November 2012

 31st sunday in ordinary time 2012

TODAY – 4th NOVEMBER 2012
THIRTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The heart of our faith and its practice is contained in today’s reading. God is one and he is loved with all our being. We are to love our neighbour as ourselves. Both go together. Our faith in God and our love for him, informs our love for our neighbour and this in it’s turn, is the expression of our faith – love for God.


CATHOLICISM
“A REFRESHER COURSE ON THE BASICS”
Continues over the next four Tuesday nights
In the Gillooly Hall from 8.00pm – 9.25pm.
1.
 GOD BECAME MAN
2. WHAT JESUS TAUGHT
3. MYSTERY OF GOD
4. SO WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
5. THE EUCHARIST
For more details visit wordonfire.org
Each night:-                        Video Presentation         45 min
                                                Tea Break                            15 min
                                                Discussion                           15 min
                                                Prayer                                   10 min
IDEAL FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN PREPARING FOR SACRAMENTS
Further details available from Fr Tom or Fr Pat.


DIARY DATES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

CEMETERY ROSARY
On each Sunday during November the rosary will be recited in Sligo Cemetery at 3pm.

ETERNAL FLAME
Available at the entrance to the Cathedral in remembrance of our loved ones during the month of Nov. Cost €5 each.

WAY OF GENTLENESS – ADVENT
Commences in the Cathedral Tuesday December 4th at 8pm and continuing on the following 2 Tuesday nights December 11th and 18th. The call to focus on Christ’s coming into our hearts and homes is the only true meaning of Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join in this hour of guided prayer, silent time and music in preparation for Christmas.

ADVENT – SCRIPTURE SHARING IN THE HOME
With the approach of Advent (First Sunday of Advent is December 2nd) – we invite parishioners to consider hosting Scripture Sharing Groups in their homes over this sacred season. Groups should be kept small and consist of 3 to 6 people to allow all to participate fully in the sharing of Scripture. Guidelines are available at the Parish Office and if you are interested in participating please contact Tel: 9162670.

YEAR OF FAITH ACTIVITIES: – STUDY THE CATECHISM
If you are unsure what the Church teaches about a particular question or issue, do your best to find out. Ask a priest, or look it up in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. If you find this volume, which is very well referenced and indexed, difficult to use, there is the Compendium of the Catechism, which presents the faith in the form of questions and answers. The documents of the Second Vatican Council also deserve to be read and studied.

MISSION ENVELOPES
We thank those who have returned their envelopes and for their support of the church’s missionary activity. We remind those who have not yet returned their envelopes that they are still in time to do so.

FAMILY CIRCLE
Once again we wish to thank those who organise our Family Circle Draw, the promoters and supporters of the draw, for their ongoing loyalty. The proceeds are used to maintain and keep open our beautiful
Gillooly Hall, so please continue to support., Thank you.

CONGRATULATIONS
To Sligo Rovers on winning the League title. Well done to players, management and committee on this wonderful success.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4th
1st Reading: Kings 17: 10-16.
2nd Reading: Heb. 9: 24-28.
Gospel: – Mk. 12: 38-44.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK.
O Lord, into your hands we commend the souls of our loved ones who have died. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Weds 7th: St Willibrord, bishop and missionary;
Sat 10th: St Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the church.

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
Florence Hamilton, late of Rosehill and Union Place.
Sr Bridget Mulligan, England, sister of Gabrielle Oates Maugheraboy.

May God grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES 

Monday 5th November: 8am Jack McLoughlin
Tuesday 6TH November: 8am Michael Farrell: 10.30am Nora Gilmartin
Wednesday 7th November: 8am Mary Gillen; 10.30am Teresa & John Greene
Thursday 8th November: 8am Bernadette O’Dowd, Michael & Mary Bohan; 10.30am Janet McDermott
Friday 9th November: 8am; Mai, John & Michael Howley and Deceased Family Members;
Saturday 10th November: 8am James Donlon; 10.30am Month’s Mind Josephine Kenny

AREA REPRESENTATIVES
We wish to remind our Area Representatives that a meeting for them will take place in St Mary’s Presbytery on Thursday 8th November at 8pm.

SLIGO CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st
Parish Envelopes: €2,491.48
Plate and Standing Orders: €1,729
St Mary’s Presbytery 071 9162670 Sacristy 071 9161261
We welcome your comments, email us at information@sligocathedral.ie. Thank you.

AUTUMN/WINTER STATIONS 
Are now taking place, if you would like to host the station in your home please contact the Parish Office on 071-9162670

PARISH PASTORAL COUNTIL MEETING
Next meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8.00 pm., in St. Mary’s.

DRAWING FROM THE HOLY WELL WITHIN
Authentic Christian Meditation for individuals or small groups welcome. Three 1 hour programs arranged at your convenience. Free of charge. Contact Missionaries of Charity, Temple St. on 9154843.

BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA
An Exhibition on her Life & Mission will be in Gillooly Hall, on Sat Nov 10th from 3-10pm & Sun Nov 11th from 11am-2pm. This Exhibition was very well received at the International Eucharistic Congress last June. Come and learn more about the life of Mother Teresa, a Woman of Faith, including her time in the Loreto Convent in Rathfarnham, Dublin & features a replica of Mother Teresa’s room in Calcutta.

PIONEER ASSOCIATION – MONTH OF NOVEMBER
Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrifice up for their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise! Take the Short-Term Pledge for November
www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact (353) 1 874 9464.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL TONIGHT NOVEMBER 4th – 9PM
Pool prize included with refreshments available at interval.
Busses will stop at the following pick up points:
8.00pm                 ST JOHN’S HOSPITAL
8.05pm                 CARROLL’S SHOP
8.10pm                 RIVERSIDE
8.15pm                 GILMARTIN’S SHOP
8.20pm                 CRANMORE COMMUNITY PARK
8.25pm                 SHOP AT CALTRAGH
8.30pm                 COMMUNITY CENTRE MAIL COACH ROAD
8.35pm                 CENTRA and MOONEY’S BAR, MAUGHERABOY
8.40pm                 JINK’S AVENUE, OLD POST OFFICE.
Everyone welcome.

JOE DALTON Healing & Renewal Weekend

Takes place in Sligo Park Hotel 23rd – 25th November. For further details please contact Mary 087.7847304 or Nuala 086. 8383725.

DATES TO REMEMBER 

A SPECIAL MASS To remember the deceased members of staff from our three local hospitals will take place on Tuesday, Nov 6th at 7pm in St John’s Hospital Chapel. Relatives and friends are all welcome.

HOLY HILL HERMITAGE Skreen. Today, Nov 4th is the first Sunday of the month. Holy Hill Hermitage invites you to Eucharist at 12 noon celebrated by Fr. John Coughlin. Tea and visiting follow. There is
opportunity for adoration in the small chapel. All are welcome.

YEATS SOCIETY Hyde Bridge. Yeats Poetry Circle: Every Weds @ 10.30am Adm 2. Yeats Book Club: Thurs 8th Nov 8 pm. Bring your favourite book for discussion at this first meeting. Adm 2. Further details at 071 9142693  info@yeats-sligo.com or visit www.yeats-sligo.com

ALZHEIMER CAFE MORNING The Glasshouse Hotel, Friday 9th Nov from 11am to 13:00pm in the View Bar. Alzheimer Cafe mornings are free and anyone affected by Dementia are welcome to attend. Dr Geraldine McCarthy will provide an information session. For more info contact Majella on 071 9146400 or 0868638171 email  modonnell@alzheimer.ie

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