Sunday August 25th, Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY SUNDAY AUGUST 25th TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – God’s salvation is for everyone. It is not limited to any special group. Yet this very universality can disguise its challenge. The Gospel offers no cheap grace but the following of a different way.

MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY – NOVENA
FEAST OF BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

TUESDAY, August 27th – HOLY MASS at 7.00 pm in the CATHEDRAL concelebrated by the PAPAL NUNCIO, ARCHBISHOP CHARLES BROWN and MOST REV. CHRISTOPHER JONES.

WEDNESDAY Aug 28th, Holy Hour-CATHEDRAL 7.00 pm.
THURSDAY Aug 29th, Holy Hour-CATHEDRAL 7.00 pm.
FRIDAY Aug 30th, Holy Hour-CATHEDRAL 7.00 pm.

SATURDAY, Aug 31st,-Holy Hour in the CHAPEL of the MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY, Temple St., at 7.00 pm.
SUNDAY, Sept. 1st,-Holy Hour in the CHAPEL of the MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY, Temple St., at 7.00 pm.

MONDAY Sept. 2nd – Holy Hour – CATHEDRAL – 7.00pm.
TUESDAY Sept. 3rd – Holy Hour CATHEDRAL – 7.00pm.
WEDNESDAY Sept. 4th – Holy Hour CATHEDRAL – 7.00pm.
THURSDAY Sept. 5th – Holy Mass at 7.00 pm.,  in the CATHEDRAL – Fr. Columba C.F.R + Concelebrants.

YEAR OF FAITH OPPORTUNITY
Sr. Moya Hegarty OSU to lead workshop (11am – 3.30pm) on Faith & Living Out the Gospel in Sligo Park Hotel on Sat Sept 7th and in The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Sat. Sept 14th. Promises to be very engaging. Suggested donation towards costs: €10 payable on the day. All Welcome.

SLIGO PARISHES CLUSTER PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG
SAT. 14th September. To book please contact Sabrina 9145028 or call to St. Anne’s Parish Office. Cost €40 for Lough Derg and €10-€15 for bus (depending on numbers). Deposit €25 to be paid when booking.
ONE DAY RETREATS – Guided Prayer, Reflection and Renewal. Sept. 1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th to 17th, 21st. 22nd, 23rd. Booking essential. Cost €40 Tel: 071 9861518 email:info@loughderg.org.

FAREWELL AND THANK YOU FR. DEOGRATIAS KISWEKA
We wish every blessing on Fr. Deogratias who returns home to his native Tanzania on Sunday August 25th. It was a great pleasure to have had Fr. Deogratias in our community once again. We wish him a safe journey home.
 
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.
 
READINGS – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1st
1st Reading: Eccl. (Sir.) 3:17-20, 28-29 2nd Reading: Heb.12:18-19, 22-24 Gospel: Lk.14:1. 7-14

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Sun August 25th St. Louis of  France & St. Joseph Calasanz, priest;
Tues 27th St. Monica;
Wed 28th St Augustine, bishop & doctor of the Church;
Thurs 29th The Passion of St John the Baptist;
Fri 30th St Fiacre, monk;
Sat 31st St Aidan of Lindisfarne, bishop and missionary.

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. (9162670)
ALTAR SERVERS; BAPTISM MINISTRY; BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY; CATHEDRAL CHOIR; CHILDREN’S CHOIR; CHILDREN’S LITURGY; EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY; READER’S MINISTRY; YOUTH MINISTRY.

CONCERN-CHURCH GATE COLLECTION THANK YOU to all who contributed to the CONCERN Church Gate Collection held in the parish of Sligo Town. A total of €2369.80 was raised.

THANK YOU – the Committee of the Children’s Leprosy Fund thanks all who contributed to their collection last Weekend and all who helped with the collection.

THE SPIRIT THAT SETS US FREE
Overcoming Addiction Conference 28th/29th September
Held in All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Mass on Sunday will be celebrated by Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, DD, Archbishop of Dublin at noon. Tickets: €70 per person. Credit Card bookings taken on 01 8749464, more info email: pioneer@jesuit.ie or visit our website: www.pioneerassociation.ie.

DIOCESAN NEEDS ENVELOPE COLLECTION – SUNDAY NEXT
Next Sunday’s envelope collection goes to fund the general administration of our diocese and to provide the salaries of the Bishop’s Pastoral Development Officer, Child Protection and Youth Officer and the Primary Schools Catechist. A levy of €6 is placed on each home throughout the diocese to meet these demands. Thank you.

HERITAGE SUNDAY at PARKE’S CASTLE
On Sun 25th August Parke’s Castle will host a celebration of local history and heritage. This is a day for all visitors to explore and visit your local visitor attraction. Events taking place during the day:
2pm – Children’s Badge making (design and make your own badge).
– Take part in Parke’s Castle Mouse Hunt and be in with a chance to win a Family OPW Heritage Card worth €55.
2pm – Demonstration of the traditional craft of Hazel Hurdle and fence making. Admission is free. Castle open from 10am to 5.15pm. Contact: Siobhan McGowan Loughlin. Tel: 071 9164149

FAMILY FUN DAY – Riverstown – Saturday August 31st
Taunagh Church of Ireland Community, Riverstown invite you to join them for their family sports and fund day. A Community Celebration of Cultures beginning at 2.00pm at the Community Playing Fields, Riverstown.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S CARE TO DRIVE
Service offers free transport to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to and from Sligo General Hospital. To be referred to the service a patient can either identify themselves to their treatment team at the hospital or contact Gail on 01 2310566.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CANCER SURVIVORSHIP 2013
Will take place on Friday and Saturday, 20th and 21st September in Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Entry free. For further information please Tel: 01 2310533 or aosullivan@irishcancer.ie

MONASTIC WEEKEND 27th-29th SEPTEMBER For Single Women (aged 22-40) discerning a vocation to religious life. St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co. Waterford. Tel: 058 56205, Email: carmeltallow@eircom.net, www.carmelitetallow.org.
IN MEMORIAM & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CARDS
Available from St. Joseph’s Printing Dept., Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co. Waterford. Tel: 058 56401, Email: carmelprint@eircom.net, Open: Tues-Sat 2.30-4.30pm.

CATHEDRAL WEBSITE – Please take time to visit our Cathedral Website, www.sligocathedral.ie, where you will find the Parish Newsletter, upcoming Events and much more of interest. Thank you.

STUDY THEOLOGY WITH THE DOMINICAN ORDER by Distance Learning and seriously engage with the Christian faith. Why not become qualified to serve in a pastoral care setting? The Church needs you! Tel: (01) 404 8124, Email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com.

GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – JACKPOT €2,650 !! Tonight 25th August at 9pm. Raffle prizes & refreshments. All welcome to join in the fun!

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY AUGUST 18th
PARISH ENV: €2,573.00 PLATE/STAND.ORD €1,994.00
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 916 2670 SACRISTY  916 1261
 
KNOCK COUNSELLING CENTRE(next to Confessional Chapel) provides a confidential Drop-In listening service for pilgrims and visitors to Our Lady’s Shrine of Knock.  Open Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm offering people the opportunity to discuss personal issues and difficulties in a caring environment.  Tel: 094 937 5032 or visit www.knock-shrine.ie/counselling. A donation is appreciated towards the provision of this service.
ANGER ISSUES? Knock Counselling Centre, in conjunction with the Irish Association for Anger Management, is running a 2 day Anger Management programme in Knock on Sat 28th & Sun 29th Sept. Contact Peter Devers, Regional Consultant, at 09493 75032 or log onto www.knock-shrine.ie.

ST. MICHAEL’S FAMILY LIFE CENTRE – CHURCH HILL
Enrolment at the centre on Mon 9th & Tues 10th Sept, 10am to 7pm. Autumn/Winter brochure now available.
Contact: stmichaelsfamilylifecentre@eircom.net, 9170329 or www.stmichaelscentre.wordpress.com.

 
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of: PEGGY MCGOLDRICK, Treacy Ave & MARY COEN, Jink’s Ave and Fallon Drive. May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved family and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
DAY                      8.00 A.M.             10.30 A.M.
MON AUG 26th  JOHN DEVANEY   SADIE MONAGHAN
TUES AUG 27th    NOEL KELLY          MADELINE LAVIN
WED AUG 28th                                JOHN & MARTIN FALLON
THURS AUG 29th                              JAMES & CHRISTINA MULLIGAN
FRI.  AUG 30th    MARY WHYTE        MONTH’S MIND
                                                          HILDA LYNCH
SAT. AUG 31st                                    MONTH’S MIND
                                                          PATRICK CONLON

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – Next issue Sunday, Sept 1st.

 

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