2nd June 2013 The Body and Blood of Christ

Corpus Christi Year C 2nd June 2013

TODAY – JUNE 2nd – THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
The sacrifice of Christ re-united us with God, once and for all. Every time we celebrate the Lord’s Supper and receive his body and blood then through him our union with God is renewed.

‘From this Feast of Corpus Christi have originated many practices of Eucharistic devotion that, under the inspiration of divine grace, have increased from day to day and that the Catholic Church uses eagerly to show ever greater homage to Christ, to thank Him for so great a gift and to implore His mercy.’ (Pope Paul VI)

SLIGO PARISHES CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
THIS EVENING
JUNE 2nd – 7.30 PM

Gather at: The Cathedral, St. Joseph’s Church, St. Anne’s Church.
Route: Adelaide Street, Wine Street, Markievicz Road, Connaughton Road, Lake Isle Road, Bridge Street, Thomas Street, Abbey Stree.
To: Sligo Abbey for Prayer & Benedictio.

LET US UNITE TOGETHER IN SHOWING OUR FAITH, OUR REVERENCE AND OUR GRATITUDE.

All children who recently made their First Holy Communion are especially invited to come along in their Communion outfits with their families.

THE DEDICATION OF THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN
to the
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

The Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place on Saturday next,  June 8th, The Feast of the Immaculate Heart, at 10.30am Mass and will be celebrated by Bishop Jones.
Please make every effort to come to this very special celebration. For those that will be attending the Pro-Life Rally in Dublin, buses will be departing after this Mass from Sligo Cathedral

We extend a warm welcome to FR MICHAEL MAHER Speaker at Knock on Marian feasts and for the Day of Intercession for Priests, Fr Maher will speak at all Masses in our Cathedral this weekend.

24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC VIGIL & DIOCESAN CONSECRATION
There will be a 24hr Eucharistic Vigil taking place in our Cathedral in preparation for the Diocesan Consecration to the Immaculate Heart from Friday, June 7th at 8.30am – 8am Saturday. Different groups and parishes will be coming to adore Jesus and pray for special blessings on our Bishop and diocese. You are encouraged to come and pray at any stage during the day.

YEAR OF FAITH HOLY HOUR TODAY – CORPUS CHIRSTI
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has requested that all Parishes throughout the world will celebrate in unison with Rome a Holy Hour to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi.  We will celebrate our Holy Hour in the Cathedral from 4pm to 5pm today. Please join with us and people around the world.

STAND UP FOR LIFE ON JUNE 8th! 

“The child in the womb is not a ‘potential’ life, but a human life with potential.” Bishops’ Day for Life message 2012.
National Vigil For Life, Merrion Square, Dublin. 
Thousands of people are working hard to oppose the Government’s destructive abortion proposal. Thank you for playing YOUR part.  We simply must keep the effort up to stop this appalling legislation. We must oppose this at every step and propose a positive alternative. We must never give up on the cause of human dignity.  So we urge you to do all you can to get to the National Vigil for Life which will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin on Saturday, 8th June from 3-4pm. This event must be a big success. The Vigil comes at the key moment with the Government producing the actual legislation.  A bus will depart the Cathedral after the 10.30am Mass on Saturday morning. Please get involved come and join us and invite as many others as possible.  Ely House will be opened at lunch time for all to gather, get a cup of tea andto the vigil.
Please also keep lobbying our Oireachtas members face to face, by electronic media or by letter so as to influence their stance and their vote in order that the right to life is upheld.
May God and His Holy Mother bless our endeavours.

FIRST FRIDAY
Friday next, June 7th is the First Friday. Mass will be celebrated at 7.00 pm.  Confessions will take place before the 8.00 am., 10.30 am and 7.00 pm  Masses.

EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Our Cathedral Choir will sing the Evening Prayer of the Church at 6.00 pm as part of the 24 Hour vigil in honour of the Dedication of our Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We encourage you to join us for this most beautiful of prayers on this special occasion. 

EXAMS
We remember this week all our young people facing exams.  We ask God, to send His Spirit of Truth upon these students and fill them with wisdom and blessings, to give them His perfect love which casts out all fear.

MASS FOR ADORERS
A sincere thank you to all who attended our Mass for Adorer in the Cathedral. We especially thank all who helped in any way at this Sacred Celebration.  Special thanks also to all who are so committed to Adoration in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

READINGS – SUNDAY JUNE 9th 
1st Reading: !” Kings 17:17-24. 
2nd Reading: Gal. 1:11-19.
Gospel: Like 7:11-17.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 3rd: St Kevin, abbot;
Tues 4th: Ss Charles Lwanga & Companions, martyrs;
Weds 5th: St Boniface, bishop & martyr; }
Thurs 6th: St Jarlath, bishop.

 BAPTISMS
We welcome into God’s family
KYLE NOONEY
who was baptised recently in the Cathedral.

 
WEDDINGS
Congratulations and best wishes to SARAH KITE and PAUL BROOKS who were married recently in our Cathedral. 

REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the Souls of:
SR PHYLLIS HANNICK, late of Sandyfort, Dublin and Ursuline Sisters, Sligo;
KATHLEEN McGARRY, Ben Bulben Terrace;
AISLING FOX, England. 
May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.
 

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES

DAY 

8.00 A.M. 

10.30 A.M. 

MON. JUNE 3rd 

 

MONTH’S MIND
MARION SOMERS 

TUES. JUNE 4th 

PADDY McHALE 

HUGH & ROSE SMITH &
Deceased Family Members
 

WEDS. JUNE 5th 

 

DELLA HENNIGAN
& Her Husband JACK
 

THURS JUNE 6th 

 

JERRY & RESA BRADY 

FRI. JUNE 7th 

JOHN & MICHAEL HUGHES & Deceased Family Members 

 

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 

ELPHIN DIOCESEAN PILGRIMAGES 2013
KNOCK SHRINE
Takes place Sunday, August 18th starting at 2.30 pm.
LOURDES: – Takes place from Weds., August 28th to Monday, Sept 2nd.  For booking forms please contact Joe Walsh Tours Tel: 01 241 0800.
 

IRELAND REACHING OUT
Ireland`s National Diaspora Programme, connecting the Irish Diaspora to local areas, encouraging & supporting community groups to engage in the promotion and preservation of their local heritage. If you have an interest in local history & heritage, genealogy, & wish to volunteer please contact info@irelandxo.com. Tel: 91 842 013.

BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL
THIS WEEK’S JACKPOT €2,050!! Tonight, 2nd June at 9pm.
Raffle with extra prizes & refreshments also. All welcome!

CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY MAY 26th
PARISH ENV: €2,090 PL/STAND.ORD €1,508
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY Telephone 071 916 2670 SACRISTY Telephone
 071 916 1261.
 

ST ANGELA’S COLLEGE
Are offering courses in religious education, theology and chaplaincy studies open to teachers, chaplains, parents, sacrament preparation teams and those who are interested in these areas. More information 071 9195550 or visit www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie  

YOUNG, EAGER & WILLING TO WORK
If you are under 25, unemployed for 12-months+ AND serious about getting a job, currently getting a reduced jobseeker’s payment, your personal rate of payment could increase to €160 per week with a Young Eager & Willing to Work course. For further information contact CMD Group 0719130742.

QUIZ NIGHT
In support of SLIGO MEN’S SHED on Weds 12th June in the Glasshouse Hotel at 8pm. €20 per team of 4. Spot prizes & Auction on the night. For more information contact James on 087 752 0110.

DATES TO REMEMBER
ST BERNADETTE’s CHAPEL – MONDAY JUNE 3rd  Rockwood Parade. Mass will be held at 5.15 p.m.  All welcome.

FAITH & LIGHT Church Gate collection at all Masses this weekend.  Please give generously. Thank you.
HSE RETIRED ASSOCIATION GROUP Monthly meeting takes place in St

Michael’s Family Life Centre on Thurs 6th June at 3pm. New members are always welcome.  Please note there will be no meetings in July or August.

ANAM CARA monthly support meeting for bereaved parents on Weds 5th of June 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. 

MAYOR’S BALL Friday 14th June in Sligo Park Hotel to benefit local charities Cranmore Boxing Club; The Splashing Penguins & St John’s Hospital. Tickets €60 from City Hall or Dympna on 087 150 1444 & Pat on 086 854 3046.

WRISTWATCH LOST During the Sligo Town Camino last Sunday. Please contact the Parish Office on 9162670 if you have found it. Thank you. 

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