TODAY – 28th OCTOBER 2012
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Thegiving of sight in today’s gospel might also be described as the confirmation of faith. Most of us have the faith to turn to Christ when we are in need, but our faith often has to survive the negative voices around us, that would make out that he is indifferent to our needs. We see him today as the Saviour, who cares for our immediate as well as out ultimate needs.
CATHOLICISM “A REFRESHER COURSE ON THE BASICS”
FIVE TUESDAY NIGHTS
Gillooly Hall from 8.00pm – 9.25pm, starting 30th October
1. GOD BECAME MAN
2. WHAT JESUS TAUGHT
3. MYSTERY OF GOD
4. SO WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
5. THE EUCHARIST
For more details visit wordonfire.org
Each night:- Video Presentation 45 min
Tea Break 15 min
Discussion 15 min
Prayer 10 min
IDEAL FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN PREPARING FOR SACRAMENTS
Further details available from Fr Tom or Fr Pat.
DIARY DATES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
ALL SAINTS DAY
THURS NOV 1st Vigil Mass Wednesday October 31 at 7.30pm, Thursday Masses, 8am, 10.30am and 7pm.
FEAST OF ALL SOULS
FRI NOV 2nd Masses 8am, 10.30am and a Special Mass at 7pm at which we will remember in a special way all who died from our parish in the past year. An invitation to this Mass is extended to the families and relations of those who have died.
On each Sunday during November the rosary will be recited in Sligo Cemetery at 3pm.
Available at the entrance to the Cathedral in remembrance of our loved ones during the month of Nov. Cost €5 each.
WAY OF GENTLENESS
In the Cathedral at 8pm on Tuesdays December 4th, 11th and 18th.
FIRST FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 2nd
Confessions are available before the 8am, 10.30am and after the Mass in remembrance of all those who have died during the year at 7pm. All are welcome.
EVENING PRAYER – FIRST FRIDAY
Sung Evening Prayer in the Cathedral at 6.30 p.m. on Friday November 2nd to which all are invited.
ADVENT – SCRIPTURE SHARING IN THE HOME
With the approach of Advent (First Sunday of Advent is December 2nd) – 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.
YEAR OF FAITH
Above all the Year of Faith is about drawing closer to Jesus. Jesus is closest to us during the Holy Eucharist, so going to Mass is the most important thing you can do. Be with him and receive him who is the God who loves you. It is God’s love and life that the world is waiting for, as Pope Benedict has written:
“Faith commits every one of us to become a living sign of the presence of the Risen Lord in the world. What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in mind and heart by the word of the Lord, and capable of opening the hearts and minds of many to the desire for God and for true life, life without end.” (Porta Fidei, 15)
YEAR OF FAITH ACTIVITIES:- THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CREED
The clearest expression of what we believe as Catholics is given in the Creed, which we recite every Sunday at Mass. We could take time to study it and learn it by heart. The Creed forms the basis for the international events taking place during the Year of Faith and the Year will end with the Pope reciting it at a special Mass.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4th
1st: – Deut. 6: 2-6. 2nd: – Heb. 7: 23-28. Gospel: – Mk. 12: 28-34.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Grant, O Lord, that I may be free from greed and selfishness. Remind me that the best things in life are free. Love, laughter, caring and sharing. Amen.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Mon 29th: St Colman, bishop;
Weds 31st: Bl. Dominic Collins, martyr;
Sat 3rd: St Malachy, bishop
ALTAR SOCIETY CAKE SALE – TODAY
Cathedral Altar Society Cake Sale – Gillooly Hall after the 10.30am Mass. Please support. Thank you.
Congratulations and best wishes to
ALAN MOORE and MELANIE GETHINS
who were married recently in the Cathedral.
REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of:
DIANA MARTIN, late of Nazareth House, Ballydoogan and England, Mother of Sr Shirley, The Park, Strandhill Road
JAMES (JIMMY) MONAGHAN late of Orchard Lane.
May God grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.
Monday 29th October: 8am TESS CUSHMAN
Tuesday 30th October: 10.30am MARY McTERNAN
Wednesday 31st October: 10.30am EDWARD & MARGARET DYKES
Friday 2nd November: 8am CARMEL & DON NEILL and PADRAIG MORAN; 10.30am FRANK McGLOIN
Saturday 3rd November: 8am KATHLEEN PORTER
We wish to remind our Area Representatives that a meeting for them will take place in St Mary’s Presbytery on Thursday 8th November at 8pm.
SLIGO CATHEDRAL PARISH – 2200 FAMILIES
THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st
Parish Envelopes: €2,198
Plate and Standing Orders: €1,531
St Mary’s Presbytery 071 9162670 Sacristy 071 9161261
We welcome your comments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
DRAWING FROM THE HOLY WELL WITHIN
Authentic Christian Meditation for individuals or small groups welcome. Three 1 hour programs arranged at your convenience. Free of charge. Contact Missionaries of Charity, Temple St. on 9154843.
BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA
An Exhibition on her Life & Mission will be in Gillooly Hall, on Sat Nov 10th from 3-10pm & Sun Nov 11th from 11am-2pm. This Exhibition was very well received at the International Eucharistic Congress last June. Come and learn more about the life of Mother Teresa, a Woman of Faith, including her time in the Loreto Convent in Rathfarnham, Dublin & features a replica of Mother Teresa’s room in Calcutta.
ST MARTIN NOVENA
The annual St Martin Novena in Holy Cross Friary, Sligo continues to Sunday November 4th. Daily at 7.30pm. Sunday at 3.30pm, Preacher is Fr Noel Meade, OP Galway. All are most welcome!
PIONEER ASSOCIATION – MONTH OF NOVEMBER
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 (353) 1 874 9464.
BINGO – GILLOOLY HALL TONIGHT OCT 28th – 9PM
Pool prize included with refreshments available at interval.
Busses will stop at the following pick up points:
8.00pm ST JOHN’S HOSPITAL
8.05pm CARROLL’S SHOP
8.15pm GILMARTIN’S SHOP
8.20pm CRANMORE COMMUNITY PARK
8.25pm SHOP AT CALTRAGH
8.30pm COMMUNITY CENTRE MAIL COACH ROAD
8.35pm CENTRA and MOONEY’S BAR, MAUGHERABOY
8.40pm JINK’S AVENUE, OLD POST OFFICE.
DATES TO REMEMBER
ST BERNADETTE’s CHAPEL – MONDAY NOV 5th Rockwood Parade. Mass will be held at 5.15 p.m. All welcome.
P.T.A.A. SLIGO – Meeting in St. Mary’s at 7.30 p.m. on Friday Nov 2nd immediately after the 7pm Mass.
HSE RETIRED ASSOCIATION GROUP Monthly meeting takes place in St Michael’s Family Life Centre on Thurs 1st Nov at 3pm. New members welcome.
NORTH WEST STROKE GROUP next meeting Wednesday 31st Oct at 8pm at the Irish Wheelchair Association premises in Abbeyville, Sligo.
MEDJUGORJE 2013 For information on Pilgrimages for 2013 please contact 0 0044 2882 241888.
PRO LIFE RALLY – will take place at The Mall, Castlebar, Co Mayo 1pm Sat 3rd Nov ’12. Come with your family and friends. Transport will be provided if needed. Please come and join us. Contact 086 051 3501.
GRAFITTI – SLIGO PEACE PARK
We would appeal to those responsible for the graffiti in our Peace Park to please stop defacing such a special place in our community. We would also ask members of the public to please be vigilant and report any acts of vandalism seen to the Gardaí. Thank you.
WHAT IN THE WORLD?
This 4 part, twenty-five minute series has reported on human rights violations across the world for the past decade. The series is part-funded by RTE, Irish Aid, cross-denominational religious missionary congregations, non-governmental organisations and one trade union. The next series of begins on RTE1 Tues Oct 30 at 11 pm with a report on the on-going conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.