Newsletter 1st September 2013

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 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1st TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – The favour of God is given especially to those who know their need of him, to those who know his favour is freely given, not taken by force. It is for those who freely give without thought of return.
 
NOVENA TO BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA
TODAY 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 – 7.00 pm.
TUESDAY  Sept. 3rd – HOLY HOUR – CATHEDRAL – 7.00 pm
WEDNESDAY Sept 4th – HOLY HOUR – CAHTEDRAL – 7.00 pm
THURSDAY Sept. 5th –  HOLY MASS at  7.00 pm., in the CATHEDRAL – Fr. Columba C.F.R + Concelebrants.
 
FRIDAY NEXT – SEPTEMBER 6th – FIRST FRIDAY
Friday next is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated at 8.00am, 10.30am and 7.00pm. All are encouraged to attend these Masses, especially First Friday Mass at 7pm.
CONFESSION TIMES Please note that Confessions will take place before the 8.00am, 10.30am and 7.00pm Mass on Sept 6th
 
YEAR OF FAITH OPPORTUNITY – Sr. Moya Hegarty OSU to lead workshop (11 am – 3.30 pm) 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.
 
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION – A day of Thanksgiving for the fruitful presence of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Ireland 50th anniversary (1963-2013). A Eucharistic celebration will be offered on September 15th, 2013 in Sligo Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 12 noon. Bishop Christopher Jones will be the main celebrant and homilist. All Welcome.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK – I offer you: Lord, my thoughts: to be fixed on you; my words: to have you for their theme; my actions: to reflect my love for you; my sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory. Amen.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK – TUES 3rd St. Gregory the great, pope and doctor of the Church; WED 4th St. Mac Nissi, bishop
READINGS – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8th 1st Reading: Wis. 9:13-18 2nd Reading: Phm. 9-10.12-17    Gospel: Lk. 14:25-33.
 
VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD – Are you trying to discerning your path in life at the moment.  If you are, why not consider the Priesthood.  Tel. Fr. Jim Murray at
071 9162136 or email: carraroe@holywellsligo.com  or vocations@elphindiocese.ie, www.elphindiocese.ie/vocations or Fr. John Coughlan, Maynooth 087 7809139
 
SLIGO LEND A HAND are recruiting Volunteers to carry out small or minor repair jobs in the homes of vulnerable or older people supporting them in their desire to maintain independence in the community in comfort and safety. Tel 087 1776386 or Email: sligolendahand@hotmail.com.
 
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.
 
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! For further information please Tel: (01) 404 8124 or Email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com. Thank you.
 
SUMMERHILL COLLEGE, SLIGO  (FOUNDED 1857) calls all past students, staff and friends to celebrate the Official Opening of the New College Building and Gathering Weekend from 12th-15th September 2013. Mass for past staff and students in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo at 7pm on Friday 13th September; Open Days on Saturday 14th September from 11-4pm and Sunday 15th September from 12-4pm. We look forward to welcoming you.
CLANNAD in Concert in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo onSaturday 14th September; doors open at 7pm. Tickets €29.50 from Ticketmaster.ie or Summerhill College (071 9160311). Concert in aid of Summerhill College, Sligo Building Fund.
 
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.
For In Memoriam & Acknowledge cards please contact St. Joseph’s Printing Dept., Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co. Waterford. Tel: 058 56401, Email: carmelprint@eircom.net, Open: Tues-Sat 2.30-4.30pm.
 
CHILDREN’S GOSPEL CHOIR led by Eunjoo Goh from South Korea meeting on Fridays at 7pm in the Church Hall, Sligo Presbyterian Church, Church St.,  for children aged 8-12. Parents are welcome to come and see what is happening. Also interested in recruiting children who are interested in playing musical instruments so as to provide accompaniment for the children’s choir.
 
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. 3rd, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th to 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd. Booking essential. Cost €40 Tel: 071 9861518 email: info@loughderg.org.
AS PART OF THEIR LIFE’S JOURNEY SERIES LOUGH DERG offers a one day workshop titled “Living With Suicide” on Wednesday 25th September. This day is for adults who have been affected by suicide, either through personal loss or with suicidal ideation, for those ministering to the suicide bereaved or working in support services. For further information contact Maureen in the Lough Derg Office, Pettigo, Co. Donegal. Tel 071 9861518 or email: info@loughderg.org.
 
GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 pm. We congratulate Mary Conlon of Hawthorn Avenue, 1st Sea Road who won the Jackpot of €2,650 on Sunday August 25th. Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,000 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments. All welcome to join in the fun!
 
THIS YEAR’S ELPHIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Under the leadership of Most Rev. Christopher Jones concludes on Monday, September 2nd. We wish the pilgrims every blessing and hope that their faith and love will be very much strengthened. Please remember the Pilgrims in your prayers. Thank you.
 
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY AUGUST 4th
PARISH ENV: €2,444 PLATE/STAND.ORD €1,482
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 9162670 SACRISTY 9161261
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
ST. MICHAEL’S FAMILY LIFE CENTRE – enrolment on Mon 9th & Tues 10th Sept, 10am to 7pm. Autumn/Winter brochure now available.
Contact: stmichaelsfamilylifecentre@eircom.net, 9170329 or www.stmichaelscentre.wordpress.com.
SLIGO MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. CHURCH GATE COLLECTION on this weekend Sat.  31st Aug. / Sunday 1st Sept. Please support. Thank you.
PTAA MEETING in St. Mary’s at 7.30pm on Friday, September 6th immediately after the 7pm Mass.
MASS AT ST. BERNADETTE CHAPEL– Roockwood Parade tomorrow, Monday, September 2nd, at 5.15pm. All welcome.
MASS OF REPARATION & ATONEMENT CELEBRATED IN APPARITION CHAPEL, KNOCK on SATURDAY 14th SEPT at 4.00 pm. by Members of the St. Therese & the Holy Face Prayer Group, Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
H.S.E.(SLIGO) RETIRED GROUP -Monthly Meetings resume on Thursday 5th September in St. Michael’s Family Centre at 3pm. New Members Welcome.
ANAM CARA monthly support meeting on Wed 4th September from 7:30 to 9pm at The Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Galway. Free and open to all bereaved parents with a bereavement therapist present to answer questions and signpost parents to other services. For more information please visit www.anamcara.ie, email info@anamcara.ie or call 01 4045378.
“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.
CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE takes place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock on Sunday 8th Sept at 2.30pm for Anointing of the Sick and 3pm for Mass with speaker Sr. Breege McKenna.
 
IRISH CANCER SOC. 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

DIOCESAN NEEDS ENVELOPE COLLECTION TODAY
This weekend’s proceeds fund the general administration of our diocese and provide the salaries of the Pastoral Development Officer, Child Protection and Youth Officer and the Primary Schools Catechist. A levy of €6 is placed on each home in the diocese to meet these demands. Thank you for your support.
 
 
ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
DAY                      8.00 A.M.                        10.30 A.M.
TUES SEP 3rd                                          FIRST ANNIVERSARY
                                                               JOSEPHINE KELLY
WED SEP 4th  FINTAN QUIGLEY             PETER HEGERTY
THURS SEP 5th NORA PORTER               PADDY CONLON
                                                               (REC. DECEASED)
FRI SEP 6th      TERESA MCMORROW   MONTH’S MIND
                                                               DAN GETHINS
SAT SEP 7th      CHRISTINE HESTER

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