24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
15th September 2013
The joy in heaven over one repentant sinner explains why Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. God hates sin, but he loves the sinner. He is so full of pity that he is more anxious to give forgiveness than we are to ask for it.
“DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME” – MEETING
Our Parish based First Holy Communion Programme – DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME is about to begin for all children who wish to receive their First Holy Communion in 2014 in our Cathedral. We will have a meeting for parents / guardians in the GILLOOLY HALL on MONDAY, Sept 23 at 8.00 pm., at which a short presentation on the Programme will be given.
Attendance on this night is essential. Thank you.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Dear Jesus, I ask you most earnestly to engrave upon my heart faith, hope and charity. Amen.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK Mon 16: SS Cornelius, pope & Cyprian, bishop, martyrs; Tues 17: St Robert Bellarmine, bishop & doctor of the Church; Thurs 19: St Januarius, bishop & martyr; Fri 20: Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gon, priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang & companions, martyrs.
READINGS: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd 1st Reading: Amos 8:4-7. 2nd Reading: 1 Tim. 2:1-8. Gospel: Lk. 16: 1-13.
STATION MASSES– The Autumn Station Masses will begin shortly in all areas in the parish. If you would like to host a station Mass in your area please contact your area Priest or the Parish office 071 916 2670. Thank you.
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.
ALTAR SERVERS; BAPTISM MINISTRY; BEREAVEMENT
MINSITRY; CATHEDRAL CHOIR; CHILDREN’S CHOIR;
CHILDREN’S LITURGY; EUCHARISTIC MINSITRY; READER’S MINISTRY; YOUTH MINISTRY.
VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD Are you discerning your path in life at the moment? If you are, why not consider the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Jim Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 071 916 2136; Fr. John Coughlan, Maynooth on 087 7809139 or visit our Diocesan website at www.elphindiocese.ie/vocations
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8th
PARISH ENV: €1,383 PLATE/STAND.ORD €1,887
ST MARY’S PRESBYTERY 9162670 SACRISTY 9161261
SISTERS OF PRESENTATION OF MARY
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION
Today’s 12 noon Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Jones to mark the Golden Jubilee of the presence of the Sisters of Presentation of Mary in the Diocese of Elphin (1963-2013).
We join with our Parishioners in thanking the Sisters for their association with the diocese and for the extraordinary work they have carried out over the past 50 years in helping both to promote the education of our young people and the spiritual wellbeing of the people of Sligo. The Sisters first came to the dioceses to
manage St Cuan’s College in Castleblakeney. At present they help in the coordination of perpetual Adoration at the Chapel of Adoration in our Cathedral as well as being involved in the care of St Bernadette’s Chapel, Rockwood Parade. A number of Sisters of the Provincial Council from the Philippines and their General Council in Rome are with us for this special occasion.
GO RAIBH MÍLE MAITH AGAIBH – THANK YOU – SALAMAT
The Parish join with Bishop Jones, Fathers Tom, Pat, Andrew and Johnny in wishing the Sisters every blessing and pray that their roles long continue in the life of our Cathedral Parish and the Diocese of Elphin.
SUMMERHILL COLLEGE, SLIGO (FOUNDED 1857)
Open Day Sunday 15th September from 12-4pm. Grand Raffle prize draw takes place at 4pm with prizes including two tickets for the All Ireland football final. Past pupils, members of staff and friends of Summerhill – all welcome!
GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 p.m.
Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,100 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments.
All welcome to join in the fun!
IRELAND’s BIGGEST COFFEE MORNINGIn aid of North West Hospice on Thursday 19th September. All funds raised locally stay local, so all proceeds from coffee mornings held in Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal will go directly to North West Hospice. Thanks to Bewley’s, the national sponsor of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning, all coffee is provided free to organisers. If you could organise a coffee, please call us on 9143317, email email@example.com
NW HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING – CATHEDRALWill be held in the UPPER ROOM of the CATHEDRAL SACRISTY on THURSDAY, Sept. 19 after the 10.30 am. Mass. All welcome.
ST. ANGELA’S COLLEGE SEPTEMBER 2013
CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION For those interested in the teaching of Religious Education at primary school level & who have already completed studies in the area of Theology & Religious Education for the discounted price of €100.
Other courses include Higher Diploma in Religious Education; BA in Theology & Community Development and MA/Postgraduate in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care.
For more information visit www.stangelas.niugalway.ie, phone 071 915550. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES TO REMEMBER
ST MICHAEL’S SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Re-opens Wednesday 18th September from 3-5pm. New members always welcome.
SAMARITANS OPEN ENVENING on Tuesday 17th September in the Samaritan Centre 3, the Mall at 7.30pm.
ADULT STUDIES IN CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Five places available. Group meets in St. Mary’s, Sligo, from 8 to 10pm on Wednesday evenings. Participants expected to do some reading between meetings. Contact Justin @ 087 6171526 if interested.
OXFAM IRELAND Sligo Shop is looking for Volunteers to join their team in Customer Service, Merchandising, Stock control, Books, Music and Till Operators. 4 hours per week. No Experience necessary.
Please drop into the shop on 17 Grattan Street for an Application Form or call 071 9138913. Email email@example.com
One person can make a difference but it’s easier in a team
ST CECILIAS National School for Children with Special Needs, Sligo Car Boot Sale and Auction TODAY Sunday 15thSeptember from 10am – 4pm in the Teeling Centre, Collooney (just off the roundabout). Bargains galore! Your support is greatly appreciated.
BARNARDOS Children’s charity is recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Collectors for their National Collection Day on Friday 25th October 2013 in Tesco, Sligo Town. If you are interested in assisting us on the day please call Suzanne on 01 708 0431 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHILDREN’S GOSPEL CHOIRled 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. Also interested in recruiting children who are interested in playing musical instruments so as to provide accompaniment for the children’s choir.
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of ANN KEOGH late of Mullingar and Sligo, sister of Rosaleen Smith, Hanley Terrace and PATRICK KELLY late of Sligo and England, brother of Christy Kelly R.I.P. 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 SEPT 16th PATRICK & ROSE HELEN DOLAN BLÁTHNAID FOLEY
TUES SEP 17th JEANIE & MARGARET FOY
WED SEP 18th JAMES O’HEHIR ELIZABETH COLLINS
THURS SEP 19th NOEL O’ROURKE PHIL McQUAID
FRI SEP 20th DERMOT KEAVENY
and his wife MOLLIE
and son MALCOLM
SAT SEP 21st ELLEN MARY MORAN MONTH’S MIND