Newsletter 8th September 2013

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8th September 2013


 8th September 2013

 The person who wants to follow Christ must not take it lightly; they have to sit down and count the cost and the cost is
everything they have. To be able to give everything for
Christ is a wisdom beyond this world that comes
only from the Holy Spirit.

PRO-LIFE MASS for the protection of the unborn child will take place at 7pm on Friday 13th of September in St John’s Church, Carraroe. Main celebrant and guest homilist Fr Michael Ross, Maynooth.  Please come and support this very important cause at this critical time for our country.

 FR. FLANAGAN PRAYER GROUP Meeting at 8pm on Tues. 10th Sept. Details of the annual retreat, probably in Ballymoe on Sun 29th Sept., will be provided. Also details about the likely visit of the US Fr. Flanagan League Board, around the end of September, will also be available. New members welcome.

 FEAST OF HOLY CROSS FRIARY “Intercession for Priests, for Vocations to the Priesthood and to Religious Life and for faithfulness in our own particular calling” Saturday 14th September. Adoration 6-6.45pm with Taize background; 6.45pm-7.30pm guided prayer followed by Sunday Vigil Mass.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY monthly meeting held in the Cathedral at 10.00am on Monday 9th September. New members welcome to pray for vocations.

 YEAR OF FAITH OPPORTUNITY Sr. Moya Hegarty OSU to lead workshop (11 am – 3.30 pm) on Faith & Living Out the Gospel in The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Saturday September 14th. Promises to be very engaging. Suggested donation towards costs: €10 payable on the day. All Welcome.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord, teach us to count the days that are ours, and we shall come to the heart of wisdom. Amen.

FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK Mon 9: St Ciaran, Abbott; Thurs 12: St Ailbe, bishop; Fri 13: St John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor of the Church 

READINGS – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15                       1st Reading: Ex. 32:7-11. 13-14.

2nd Reading: 1 Tim. 1:12-17.            Gospel: Lk. 15: 1-32.

 GALILEE COMMUNITY Tintagh, Boyle. Thursdays at Galilee resumed September 5th. Theme: “Reflection on the Word of God in our Challenging Times”. Format of the evening: Cuppa at 7:30pm, Input/ Reflection 8 – 9pm, Prayer 9–9:20pm.

Evening Retreat  – (20 -40years )

            Theme – “Praying with the Unfairness of Life”

            Tuesday, September 23rd, from 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Evening Retreat – (40 – 60years)

            Theme :  “Praying through the midlife years.”

            Tuesday, October 1st,  7:30 – 10:00pm

Minimum of 10 required for retreat. Please phone 0719664101 or email

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 or 9162136; Fr. John Coughlan, Maynooth on 087 7809139 or visit, 

Calling all past students, staff & friends to celebrate the Official Opening of the New College Building and Gathering Weekend
th – 15th September 2013. Mass for past staff and students in the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo at 7pm on Friday 13
th September; Open Days on Saturday 14th September from
11-4pm and Sunday 15
th September from 12-4pm. We look forward to welcoming you.

IT Sligo on Saturday 14th September; doors open at 7pm. Show commences at 8pm sharp (no support act).
Concert in aid of
Summerhill  College, Sligo Building Fund.
Tickets 29.50 from, local outlets & Summerhill College on 9160311.



A day of Thanksgiving for the fruitful presence of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Ireland 50th anniversary (1963-2013). A Eucharistic celebration will be offered on September 15th, 2013 in Sligo Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 12 noon. Bishop Christopher Jones will be the main celebrant and
homilist. All Welcome.


 Sat. 14th Sept. As there is a big uptake places are limited. To book please contact Sabrina 9145028 or call to St. Anne’s Parish Office. Cost €40 for Lough Derg and €10-€15 for bus (depending on numbers). The bus will be leaving from St Anne’s Car Park. Deposit €25 to be paid when booking.

 BUS TO KNOCK ON 14 SEPTEMBER For Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Staying overnight for Padre Pio on 15th Sept. Cost 110 incl. accomm., meals & bus. Tel 074 9320734 / 087 748 5523.

A SPECIAL MASS of Atonement & Reparation in honour of the Holy Face will be held by the St Therese & Holy Face Prayer Group in the Apparition Chapel, Knock on Sat. 14th Sept at 4pm. For more on Prayer Groups text 087 834 3322 / e-mail

 IRELAND’s BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING In 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 

NW HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING – CATHEDRAL Will be held in the UPPER ROOM of the CATHEDRAL SACRISTY on THURSDAY, Sept. 19 after the 10.30 am. Mass. All welcome.

THE WARRENSTOWN REMEMBERED GATHERING Salesian College, Warrenstown, Drumree. Sunday 15 Sept. Mass at 2pm, lunch afterwards, All past pupils and former staff are invited for a unique one off opportunity to revisit their alma mater and take a trip down memory lane. To book contact Harold Lawlor 086 126 9650,, Jimmy Gibbons 087 748 6611, Niall Mulligan 086 820 8501, or Tom Cannon 086 051 4484


THANK YOU for your contribution: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1st
071 916 2670 SACRISTY ( 071 916 1261



 SLIGO ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Monthly meeting at 2.30pm in the Dominican Friary Hall on Tuesday 10th Sept. New members welcome.

THE GATHERING Knocknashee Honda 50 & Big Bike run, Sun 15 Sept. St.Nathy’s hall, Lavagh, Co:Sligo. Departing 12pm. All funds raised going to Alzheimer Society Dunally Day Care Centre & Cystic Fibrosis Association. For more contact 087 2280240, 087 4110568, 086 8638171.

SLIGO TOWN I.C.A. MEETING on Tuesday morning 10th September in St. Michael’s Family Life Centre at 11am. New members welcome.

ST. MICHAEL’S F.L. CENTRE – enrolment on Mon 9 & Tues 10 Sept, 10am to 7pm. Autumn/Winter brochure now available. Contact: 071 9170329 or visit

 ALZHEIMER CAFE The Glasshouse Hotel, Friday 13th September 11am – 1pm in the View Bar. Alzheimer Cafe mornings are free. All those affected by Dementia are welcome. This month’s speaker Helen Rochford Brennan is a person with early onset Dementia. For more call Majella on 9146400 / 086 8638171 or e-mail


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.

 ST CECILIAS National School for Children with Special Needs, Sligo are holding a fund raiser Car Boot Sale and Auction on Sunday 15th September from 10am – 4pm in the Teeling Centre, Collooney (just off the roundabout). To book a table,  call Pamala on 087 225 9994.  Support on the day is greatly appreciated for this worthy event, which will be packed with lots of bargains for everyone. Thank You

 OPEN EVENING MCR Afterschool Open evening on Weds. Sept 11, 5.30-7 pm. All welcome to come along for a cuppa and a chat. Places still available for this service, which includes a walking bus from local schools, a nutritious hot meal, assistance in completing homework as well as fun activities.  For more please call Nuala or Lizzie on 914 6512.

 REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the souls of THOMAS GORMAN, Emmet Place; MICHAEL MIDDLETON, Malahide & Sligo; Norma D. Jesus, Phillipines. May God Grant them eternal rest and comfort and console their bereaved families and friends.


DAY                           8.00 A.M.                                           10.30 A.M.

 MON SEPT 9th          ANN MARIE FOX 

TUES SEP 10thalt          PAUL MOYLAN                             MAUREEN CASEY

WED SEP 11th               MICHAEL & CATHERINE              THOMAS HAMILTON

THURS SEP 12th                                                                                       FIRST ANNIVERSARY

                                                                                           NOEL GILLIGAN

FRI SEP 13th                                                                                               JACK MONAGHAN

SAT SEP 14th                  GERRY DUGGAN                          MONTH’S MIND

                                                                                            DAVID MOORE