THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
27th October 2013
The Pharisees fault was not gratitude for doing good but contempt for those less successful, a lack of humility before the grace of God. Paul too could ‘boast’ and give thanks that he had kept the faith, but he recognised that this had not been simply his own doing but because ‘the Lord stood by me.’ We too should thank God for any good we have been able to do. It is with his help that we do it, and it gives us no grounds for complacency or a sense of superiority.
FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 1 – ALL SAINTS DAY
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Masses Vigil: 7.30 p.m. Thursday
Friday : 8.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
There is no 12.00 noon Mass on this day.
Confessions after the 7.30pm Vigil Mass.
Confessions before the 8am, 10.30am and 7pm Mass.
SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 2
ALL SOULS DAY
Masses: 8.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
At the 7.30 p.m. Mass we will remember in a special way all who died from our Parish in the past year.
To this Mass we extend an invitation to families, relatives and friends of those who have died.
On each Sunday during the month of November the Rosary will be recited in Sligo Cemetery at 3.00 p.m.
ETERNAL FLAME CANDLES
Candles which may be placed on the graves of loved ones during November are available at the Cathedral entrance and Sacristy. Cost €7
SLIGO CHORAL FESTIVAL
Concert in the Gillooly Hall Saturday 9th November full details at www.sligochoralfest.com
Choirs will sing at the 10.30am and 12 Noon Mass on Sunday, 10th November.
ALTAR SOCIETY CAKE SALE
Takes place today, Sunday 27th after the 10.30 am Mass with an array of tasty treats! Your support is greatly appreciated.
SLIGO PARISHES CLUSTER PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
We extend a very warm welcome home to our Pilgrims returning from the Holy Land. They have followed in the footsteps of Christ Himself; each one has grown in faith, hope and love for the Lord who journeys with us all.
Begining Sunday, 1st of December. In our Cathedral Parish the WAY OF GENTLENESS, our annual celebration of the coming of the Christ Child, commences on Tuesday 3rd December. continuing on the following 3 Tuesday nights. December 6, 13, 20. The call to focus on Christ’s coming into our hearts and homes is the only true meaning of Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join in this hour of guided prayer, silent time and music in preparation for Christmas.
ADVENT – SCRIPTURE SHARING IN THE HOME
With the approach of Advent (First Sunday of Advent – November 27) we invite parishioners to consider hosting Scripture Sharing Groups in their homes over this sacred season. Groups should be kept small and consist of 3 to 6 people to allow all to participate fully in the sharing of Scripture. Guidelines are available at the Parish Office and if you are interested in participating please contact Tel: 9162670.
Our candlelit CATHEDRAL CHOIR CAROL SERVICE takes place on Sunday 22nd December at 8.15pm, always a special occasion, always giving a glimpse into the true meaning of Christmas.
NOVEMBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS
Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrifice up for their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise!
Take the Short-Term Pledge for November www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact 01 874 9464.
ST BERNADETTE’S CHAPEL – MONDAY NOVEMBER 4th
Rockwood Parade. Mass will be held at 5.15 p.m. All welcome.
ANNUAL ST MARTIN NOVENA
Taking place in Holy Cross Friary continues to Sunday 3rd November. Daily at 7.30pm, Sunday at 3.30pm. The Preacher is Fr John Walsh O.P. All welcome.
SLIGO GOSPEL CHOIR
We would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of Sligo Gospel Choir for enhancing our Vigil Mass last Saturday in support of Missionary Sunday.
READINGS: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3rd
1st Reading: Wis. 11:22-12:2.
2nd Reading: 2 Thess. 1:11-2:2.
Gospel: Lk. 19:1-10.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Lord, with your loving care guide me in my daily actions, may your love guide me. Amen.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 28: SS Simon & Jude, Apostles;
Tues 29: St Colman, bishop;
Thurs 31 Bl. Dominic Collins, martyr;
Fri 1 Nov All Saints; Sat 2 Nov All Souls Day
UPCOMING PARISH MEETINGS
Our Parish Area Representatives next meet on Thursday November 7th in St. Mary’s at 8.00 pm.
Our Parish Pastoral Council will next meet on Wednesday, November 13th at 8.00 pm., in St. Mary’s.
The next Liturgy Meeting will be held towards the end of November.
Any Parishioner who wishes to have matters raised at the Pastoral Council Meeting are welcome to submit them to the Parish Office on 071 916 2670. Thank you.
GILLOOLY HALL BINGO – 9.00 p.m.
Tonight’s JACKPOT is €1,400 !!, Raffle prizes & refreshments.
All welcome to join in the fun!
ANNIVERSARIES & REMEMBRANCES
Monday 28th October: 8am Tess Cushman;
Tuesday 29th October: 10.30am Danny Casey
Wednesday 30th October: 10.30am Margaret & Edward Dykes;
Thursday 31st October: 10.30am Francis McGloin
Saturday 2nd November: 8am Dan & Carmel Neill and Padraig Moran
REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of:
MICHAEL WALSH, brother of Margaret Higgins, Rathedmond.
We also remember our good friend, VERY REV STUART McGEE, formerly Dean of St John’s Cathedral, Sligo who died during the week. We pray also for his wife Eunice and family at this time.
May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.
CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: Sunday October 20th
Parish Envelopes: €2,024 Plate/Standing Orders: €1,647
St Mary’s Presbytery Tel: 071 916 2670 Cathedral Sacristy Tel: 071 916 1261.
HOLY SOULS AT KNOCK
Prayers and mass for the Holy Souls will be held in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Knock Shrine on Sunday 3rd November from 2 to 6pm. Main celebrant Fr Kilcoyne.
DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE
Friday 15th to Monday 18th of November to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Organised by the Divine Mercy Apostolate run by Marian Fathers. All are welcome all who would like to join this special occasion at the Shrine.
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday October 30th in the Convent (opp Cathedral entrance) at 7.30 p.m. New members always welcome.
JOE DALTON HEALING & RENEWAL WEEKEND
Takes place in Sligo Park Hotel 22nd, 23rd and 24th November. For further details please contact Mary at 087 784 7304 or Nuala on 086 838 3725.
Is holding a Professional Bereavement Talk at the Ballybane Enterprise Centre Galway on Wednesday 6th of November from 7.30-9.30pm. This free talk about the effects of grief on the family after the death of a son or daughter is open to all bereaved parents. To book a place or for further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 01 4045378 or visit www.anamcara.ie
DATES TO REMEMBER
P.T.A.A. SLIGO – Meeting in St. Mary’s on Friday November 1st immediately after the 7.30pm Mass.
NORTH WEST STROKE GROUP next meeting Wednesday 30th October at 8pm at the Irish Wheelchair Association premises in Abbeyville, Sligo.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Tues 29 – Thurs 31 October 4.30-8pm. Also Sun Nov 3 12.30-4pm at The Clarion Hotel Sligo. 3,000 blood donations are needed in Ireland every week – you could save a life. Please support.
MEDJUGORGE WEEKEND RETREAT Knock Shrine. Fri 1 – Sun 3 Nov. Registration Knock House Hotel 5-7pm on Fri 1 Nov & ST John’s Rest & Care on Sat morning. All welcome.
ADULT EDUCATION In Crochet / Knitting & Spanish in Mercy College Sligo from Oct 29th at 8pm. German from Nov 5th . For more e-mail email@example.com tel 071 914 3476.
RANGANNA GAEILGE Irish Classes commencing shortly -for Junior and Leaving Cert Students – Honours and Ordinary Levels. Specially tailored to meet individual needs. to one also available. Glaoigh 087 3916421 béim ar an teanga labharta agus scríofa..Cibé atá a dhith- Cur snas ar do chuid Ghaeilge in am agus bain na torthaí gan barraíocht stró!