Newsletter 6th October 2013

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 6 October 2013

TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
6th October 2013
Our faith is so often put to the test not just by intellectual doubts but by the difficulties of life. The paradox is that it is only faith that will bring us to life through these trials. It is only faith that allows us to see beyond what we give to what we have already been given by God himself.
 
D.T.I.M. ENROLMENT MASS – TODAY
The Enrolment Mass of our Parish based First Holy Communion programme, Do This In Memory Of Me, takes place at  the 10.30am Mass today.
We welcome all children who will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in 2014. 
 
CHILDREN’S ROSARY
We invite parents, guardians and grandparents to bring their children to our Cathedral at 7pm tomorrow, Monday 7th October on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, where we will celebrate this special occasion with the Joyful Mysteries.
 
ST BERNADETTE’S CHAPEL Rockwood Parade. Mass will be celebrated on Monday 7th October at 5.15 pm.  All welcome.

FAITH & TRINITY WORKSHOP Rev. Dr. Michael Duignan (St. Angela’s College) to lead workshop (11am – 3.30 pm) on Faith & The Trinity  in Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday October 19th as part of Elphin Diocese’s celebration of Year of Faith.       Suggested Donation toward costs €10.  All welcome.
 
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th October at 8pm in St Mary’s. If you would like to contribute please contact St Mary’s on 916 2670 or email information@sligocathedral.ie.
 
DIARY DATES – ADVENT 2013 Advent begins in eight weeks on Sunday, 1st of December 2013. In our Cathedral Parish the WAY OF GENTLENESS, our annual celebration of the coming of the Christ Child, commences on Tuesday 3rd
December. Our candlelit CATHEDRAL CHOIR CAROL SERVICE takes place on Sunday 22nd December, always a special occasion, giving a glimpse into the true meaning of Christmas.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord, I worship you as my first beginning; I long for you as my last end; I praise you as my constant helper and call on you as my loving protector.  Amen.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK Mon 7: Our Lady of the Rosary; Weds 9: Bl. John Henry Newman, priest, Ss Denis, bishop & Companions, martyrs; Fri 11 St Canice, abbot.
 
READINGS: SUNDAY OCTOBER 13th        1st Reading: 2 Kings 5: 14-17.                          2nd Reading: 2 Tim. 2:8-13.  Gospel: Lk. 17: 51-19.
 
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29th
PARISH ENV: €958 PLATE/STAND.ORD €1,473 CLERGY €3,770
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY  9162670 SACRISTY  9161261

TODAY – DAY FOR LIFE
Day for Life 2013 theme: Caring for Life. The Church strives to protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers and to support them – practically, emotionally and spiritually. As parishioners, parents, politicians, members of the legal, caring and medical professions, we have a duty to do all we can to build a culture of life by encouraging our society in its laws and medical practice to care for and protect the life of unborn children and their expectant mothers. From conception to natural death, life is a precious gift. The life of a mother and her unborn child are both sacred and deserve to be equally protected.
 
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Theme for 2013: ‘Growing in Faith’

As the Year of Faith comes to an end we celebrate World Mission Sunday, on Sunday 20th of October which is an important opportunity to strengthen our friendship with the Lord and our journey as a Church that preaches the Gospel with courage,
“Be missionaries of God’s love and tenderness and mercy”.
Pope Francis
 
CATHEDRAL PARISH STATION MASS Will be celebrated in the home of Frank & Nuala Caliendo, Cummeen on Thursday 10th October at 8pm and on Friday the 11th of October in the home of Sean & Una O’Boyle, Strandhill Road also at 8pm.
 
NEXT MONTH – CONCLUSION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH
Last October 11, Pope Benedict XVI released Porta Fidei, an apostolic letter proclaiming the beginning of the Year of Faith. November 24th 2013, feast of Christ the King will mark the conclusion of this special Year leading to “…to a renewed
conversion to the Lord Jesus and to the rediscovery of faith, so that the members of the Church will be credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord, capable of leading those many people who are seeking it to the door of faith.”
 
GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 p.m.
Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,250 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments.
All welcome to join in the fun!
 
BAPTISMS We welcome into God’s family ARIA MELDRUM and NATALIE JAMROZ who were baptised recently in our Cathedral.

CENACOLO is a Catholic community that helps people overcome addictions through a life of friendship, prayer and work. Based on a 30 acre farm in Knock, Co. Mayo the Community was started by an Italian nun, Mother Elvira, in 1983 and currently has 60 houses  worldwide. Canacolo is a non-profit organisation and programs are completely  free. If you  or someone you know is suffering from addiction & needs help please e-mail CenacoloCommunityIreland@yahoo.ie visit www.CommunityCenacolo.ie
 
CHALLENGES OF FAITH You are invited to an open gathering on Saturday October 12th at 2pm in the Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, to look at ‘The Challenges Faith’. Speakers include Fr. Pat Donnellan and Monica Morley, followed by open discussion.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER
MARIE RIVIER ASSOCIATION Monthly meeting will take place at 3.30p.m. in the Marie Rivier Centre, 3 Lower John Street today 6th Oct. New aspirants always welcome.
SIMON WEEK Homeless charity. This is national awareness week for the charity providing support & service for up to 5,000 individuals & families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Visit www.simon.ie
SLIGO ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Meet at 2.30pm in the Dominican Friary Hall on Tuesday 8th Oct. New members welcome.
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE – A programme helping separated & widowed people. Open evening on Tues 8th Oct at 8pm. in St. Michael’s Family Life Centre. Contact  Frances at 086 2574038 or Pat 086 3750531.
NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY WEEK 7-14 October. With displays promoting fire safety in the home in Sligo Fire Station from 1–3pm and 7–9pm on Wednesday 9th. Free raffle for prizes promoting fire safety.
SLIGO TOWN I.C.A. meeting will take place in St. Michaels Family Life Centre on Tuesday the 8th of October at 11am. New members welcome.
BARNARDOS children’s charity needs Volunteers for the ‘Buckets for Barnardos’ National Collection Day on Friday, 25th October in Tesco, Sligo. Call Suzanne on 01-7080431 email volunteers@barnardos.ie
ISCC – Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease meeting for patients, their family & friends, in The Salthill Hotel, Salthill, Galway on Saturday 19th October from 2-5pm. All welcome.

FASHION SHOW The men & women of Sligo Cancer Support Centre take to the catwalk to give a message of HOPE to all on a cancer journey on Firday next, October 11th in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo @ 7.30pm. Tickets €15 from 44 Wine Street or call 071 917 0399.
 
ALZHEIMER CAFÉ Glasshouse Hotel, Friday 11th October 11am-1pm. Alzheimer Cafe mornings are free and open to all. This month The Abbey Theatre Dublin will be presenting an extract from Frank McGuinness’s new play depicting a family living with dementia, “The Hanging Garden” from 11:30am-12:30pm. For more info contact: Majella on 914 6400 / 086 863 8171 or modonnell@alzheimer.ie
 
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls  of: WINIFRED McNAMARA & MARY CULL, sisters of Kay Horan, Maugheraboy Post Office and MARIE NAIRN, late of St Patrick’s Terrace.  May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console  their bereaved families and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
TUES OCT 8th 10.30 A.M. 1st ANNIVERSARY JOSEPHINE KENNY
WED OCT 9th 10.30 A.M MARTIN McLOUGHLIN
THURS OCT 10th 10.30 A.M. JOE CLARKE
FRI OCT 11th 8.00 A.M. 1st ANNIVERSARY PATRICIA SHERIDAN
SAT OCT 12th 10.30 A.M. MONTH’S MIND ANN KEOGH

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