TODAY - 23rd september 2012
TWENTY FifTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMe
The following of Christ is not for the ambitious and selfish. Christians will inevitably find their goodness, gentleness and love put to the test. They will survive the test only if their life is based on trust in God as his Father.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK We thank you Lord for the gift of life. Help us to appreciate the unique dignity of every person and by your grace to promote their well being. through Christ Our Lord. Amen
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Tues 25th : St Finbarr, Patron of Cork. Wed 26th : Ss Cosmas & Damian. Thurs 27th :St Vincent de Paul. Fri 28th: St Wenceslaus,Ss Lawrence Ruiz and companions, martyrs. Sat 29th: Ss Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels.
BLESSING OF ANIMALS - OCTOBER 4- To mark the feast of St Francis of Assisi please bring your family pet to a special Blessing of Pets Ceremony in the Gillooly Hall on Thursday Oct 4 at 7pm. Thank you.
HOSPICE - THANK YOU A sincere thank you to all who were most generous in their support of the North West Hospice coffee morning held on Thursday last in the Cathedral. The amount raised was €500.00 Thank you to Una and her team for making the event possible.
NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST THERESE OF LISIEUX Will commence Monday, 24th Sept. and conclude on Monday, 1st Oct. in St Therese’s Church Ballintogher with Mass daily at 7.30pm. Further details on the Cathedral Notice Board.
MUSIC FOR SUNDAY EVENING MASS - Anyone interested in getting involved with providing music for the Sunday Evening Mass areinvited to practices which will take place every Tuesday at 6.30 pm., in the Cathedral Sacristy. If you are unable to make these practices and still wish to be involved please Tel: 087 9404299. Thank you.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN? The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married and single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part time training programme will begin in November 2012. For further information please contact the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St Mary’s Sligo on 071-9162670 or visit, www.elphindiocese under the “Vocations” section. Closing date for applications will be Friday October 19th 2012.
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPERD - The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Catholic Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an "atrium," a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials that they use. The programme for children aged 3-6 years resumes early October in The Atrium, Gillooly Hall. There will be an open morning after 10.30 am Mass this Sunday Sept 23rd until 12 noon. Anyone interested in learning more about the childrens catechesis programme are welcome to drop in to see the atrium, view some of the teaching materials and meet some of the catechists involved. A cup of tea will be served.
D.T.I.M. -ENROLMENT MASS -
Please note that the Enrolment Mass of our Parish based First Holy Communion programme, Do This In Memory Of Me will take place on Sunday October 7th at 10.30am. All Children who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in 2013 are required to attend this Mass at which each child and family will register Please reserve this important date in your diary.
SUNDAY NEXT – SEPTEMBER 30th - OFFERING FOR
SUPPORT OF CLERGY. This collection is one of the four each year for this purpose. The other three are Easter, Pentecost and Christmas Day. The hope is that these collections raise sufficient funds to pay the agreed monthly salary to priests. Unfortunately the Easter and
Pentecost collections have fallen well short of the required figure. The rest of the year’s offertory collection are used to meet the ongoing expenses of the Cathedral and the whole parish. Thank you for playing your part in the ongoing financing of the parish.
CHILDREN AT PRAYER
CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES & FRIENDS
ARE INVITED TO THIS
ON MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST
AT 700 PM.
THE CATHEDRAL - SLIGO
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY OCTOBER 21ST.
The celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning for the year 2012. The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council and of the opening of the Year of Faith and of the Synod of Bishops on the theme of the New Evangelization contribute to reaffirming the Church’s desire to engage with greater courage and zeal in the mission to bring the Gospel to the very ends of the earth.
(Pope Benedict XV1). Please support the Mission Sunday collection on the weekend of October 27 / 28. Thank you.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30th
1st Reading: Num 11:25-29 2nd Reading: Jas 5;1-6
Gospel: Mark 9:38-43. 45. 47-48.
YEAR OF FAITH 2012-13: This year will be a special occasion for the faithful to understand more profoundly that the foundation of Christian Faith is “the encounter with an event, a
person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Founded on the encounter with the Risen Christ, faith can be
rediscovered in its wholeness and all its splendour.”In our days too faith is a gift to rediscover, to cultivate and to bear witness to “because the Lord grants each one of us to live the beauty and joy of being Christians.” The Year of Faith which is being celebrated by the Universal Church opens on Thursday, 11th October and to mark the worldwide opening of this special year there will be a special Sung Evening Prayer in the Cathedral at 7.30 p.m., on that Thursday to which all are invited.
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution:
SUNDAY SEPT 16th PARISH ENV: €2,703 PL/STAND.ORD €1,592
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY ( 9162670 SACRISTY ( 9161261
Please visit www.sligocathedral.ie to view these notices and more.
We welcome your comments,
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
DATES TO REMEMBER.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS needed for 1 hour two mornings a week on
Thursdays & Fridays. If you can do one or both please contact 9150707.
SEAN NOS AND SET DANCING classes for children at Club Damhsa Sean Nos ar an tSionann with Edwina Guckian returns to Morrisson Teach Ceol Riverstown starting Tues Sept 18th at 5.30pm for beginners. All welcome. For more info contact Edwina @ 086 1649989
SLIGO TOASTMASTERS Open Night - Monday 24th Sept. at 8.15 pm in the Glass House Hotel - open to all. Hear great speeches, improve your confidence, conquer your fear of public speaking, become great leaders, come and see what Toastmasters is all about. Bring family and colleagues. Free admission and refreshments.
Tel: Jim Beirne 087 9325021 for further details.
NORTH WEST STROKE GROUP meets at 7.30pm at the Irish Wheelchair
Association premises in Abbeyville, Sligo. For further information contact Ed Blake 9160368 or Michael Mulvaney 9165626 or John O’Hara 9167999.
INFORMATION NIGHT “THE TRANSITION TOWN” : On Tuesday October 9th at 8pm in the Friary Hall, to explore the possibility of Sligo becoming a Transition Town, this initiative aims at creating communities with a healthier and moresustainable life style. For further information contact 087-740398
FUNDRAISER CONCERTin The Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel on Tuesday 2nd October 2012 at 8pm. Admission €10, - to purchase a Tosca Monitor for theRespiratory Ward Sligo General Hospital. This monitor will mean that patients results are immediate with no waiting around for laboratory results. The Fundraiser is a concert showcasing some of Ireland’s top Country Bands and Singers. Yoursupport will be greatly appreciated. Tel: Michael McGloin on 0872448653.
BINGO - Starting in Gillooly Hall, Temple St. on Sunday, October 7 at 9.00 pm. Pool Prize included. Refreshments at interval. Please reserve date in your diary
CRANMORE/ABBEYQUARTER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Community Centre all residents, past and present are invited to join in celebrations on Thurs 27th Sept at 6.30 pm at the centre. Bishop Jones will also attend the celebrations, light refreshments will be served with fun activities planned for the children. All welcome!
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND WEEKDAY READERS
Please note your new Rota is available for collection in the Sacristy. Please remember to collect. Rotas can also be viewed online at www.sligocathedral.ie
BAPTISMS We welcome into God’s family MOLLY CHRYSTAL and KAYLIN DIVERS who were baptised recently in the Cathedral.
ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBERANCES
MON. SEP 24
JOHN McGARRIGLE &
TUES. SEP 25
WEDS SEP 26
THURS SEP 27
FRI. SEP 28
Deceased Members of the FARRELL FAMILY
(and his wife, MARY)
SAT. SEP 29