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Masses this week in our Parish

Cathedral Monday – Friday 10am

Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (vigil)

Sunday 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

St. Clare’s Chapel Sunday 10.45am Monday 7.30pm (Vigil for Holy Day)

St Brigid’s Killygarry Sunday 9.30am Friday 7.30pm

St Aidan’s Butlersbridge Sunday 10.30am Tuesday & Friday 7.30pm

Blessing of Graves – BUTLERSBRIDGE Thank you to all who contributed to the Butlersbridge Cemetery collection last Sunday. The total collected amounted to €2522.88 which goes towards the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. Thank you to Laura Cotter, Probation Officer and her team of workers for cleaning up Urney Cemetery.

St Clare’s Chapel ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration 11am to 7pm daily. In order to facilitate social distancing, it will be held in the main part of the church until further notice. New members to undertake 1 hour of pray per week in the presence of the Blessed of the Sacrament are especially welcome. Contact Liam at 087 2358440 to arrange your hour.

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Is 56:1, 6-7

2nd Reading: Rm 11:13-15,29-32

Psalm 66

Gospel: Mt 15:21-28

CONFESSIONS in Cathedral Saturday 2.30pm – 3pm

Baptisms in our Parish Booking essential at 049 4331404. Please give 4 -6 weeks notice.

Butlersbridge Church Choir is seeking new members due to falling numbers. All are welcome. Anyone who is interested in joining please contact Carmel English on 086 8281295.

Christian Meditation every Thursday evening at 7pm in the Conference Room at the back of the Cathedral. Everyone welcome.

Addiction 5 Step Support Service

Are you affected by the misuse of alcohol or other drugs by another individual? 5 Step Support can help you; it is a free, non-judgemental, one - one consultation service. Putting your needs and wellbeing first, helping you manage often stressful, difficult and emotional issues. If you would like further information, please contact 071 9150578 / 085 875 9319 or email You don’t have to be addicted to suffer from addiction!

Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? AL ANON meeting every Friday morning at St Patrick’s College, Cavan at 10.30am in Conaty Centre (Pastoral Centre)

BOOKSHOP REVISED OPENING HOURS After 10am Mass on Friday mornings Before and after 7.30pm Mass on Saturdays. Before and after 10am & 11.30am Masses on Sundays.

Call in and see the large range of Mass Cards, Religious Objects, Rosary Beads, Medals, Candles etc on sale

Cavan Calling homecoming festival will take place in Castlemanor Community Centre on Monday 21st August at 6pm. If you wish to be part of this event please book your place by calling Catherine on 087 9974943 by Monday 14th August at the latest.

Cavan Social Services in the Cavan Day Centre, Cathedral Rd. on Wednesdays: 10.30am-12noon Exercise & Line Dancing; 3pm – 5pm Knitting & Crochet Thursday 8.30pm Whist. New members welcome.

Cavan Town Mens Shed meet at rear of Cana House, Farnham St. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 1pm. New members always welcome.

Date for the Diary – Concert in SS Patrick & Felim Cathedral on 13th October 2023 featuring Celine Byrne, Soprano & Cavan Cathedral Choir. Tickets €45 available from Multisound, Main St., Cavan and from the Presbytery, Cavan.

English Classes and Social Activities for those whose First Language is NOT English and need help to improve English Speaking skills. The classes are free of charge. The classes will be held in Castlemanor Community Centre as follows: Thursdays 17th August. Classes 2pm – 4pm. Class will include a break and refreshments will be provided. The classes will culminate with a social get-together for all participants. If you wish to join this class, please contact: Martina or Anne on 049 - 4380725

National Novena at Knock Shrine 14- 22 August

The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock offers you the opportunity to step away from everyday life and immerse yourself in prayer in the beautiful, peaceful grounds of Knock Shrine. Over the course of the nine-day Novena, we will hear from guest Homilists and Speakers during daily ceremonies at 3pm and 8pm at Knock Basilica. Our theme for this year is ‘Caring for Creation’. Family Day will take place on Sunday 20th August from 11am-3pm and all are welcome. Find out more and view the full programme at

Killygarry Apostolic Society are seeking sponsorship for Mass Boxes and sacred vessels for use on the missions. Please contact Anne at 086 3162828 or Kathleen at 087 2474855.

RELICS OF PADRE PIO Brendan Rogers will be blessing with St Padre Pio first class relic on 16th August, 4pm – 10pm in Doohamlet, Co Monaghan, Eircode A75 AW74. This is a walk through blessing. Any enquiries to 087 4554988. All welcome.

Strides for Life This is a walking programme for people recovering from cancer treatment. The programme aims to bring participants to a level of fitness where they can help reduce their risk of a recurrence and improve their health and quality of life. Recommended by the Irish Cancer Society, it is individualised for each participant’s fitness level with a personal schedule which gradually increases every week over the 12 weeks. The course will begin in Cavan in September. Organised by the Cuan cancer social and support centre, the course is free and is suitable for all levels of ability. A friend or family member is also welcome to take part. Tea/Coffee after each walk. Pre-registration is required. Text/phone 0876486076 or Email

The Forget Me Not Cafe There will be no Support Group this month (August) but will resume again in September. For further information on our Cafe or Support Group contact Carole 0852669542, or Claire 0852562482.

Tractor Run – Modern & Vintage & 5K Fun walk on Sunday 20th August in aid of Church of Ireland Restoration Fund. Starting at Cavan Equestrian Centre at 2pm. Registration from 12noon. Refreshments and Raffle afterwards. Everyone welcome. Please support.

Recent Deaths

We remember in our prayers

BREEGE LOUGHNANE, Fairview BERNADETTE DOLAN, Ballinamore, mother of Joe, Butlersbridge

and all who died recently.

Numbers you may find useful to have

ALONE (Support for Elderly): 0818 222024

AWARE (Support for anxious/depressed): 1800 80 48 48

BODYWHYS (support for those affected by eating disorders) 01 2107906

CHILDLINE (Support for Children) 1800 666 666

MABS (money advice & budgeting service) 0818 07 2000

MEN’S AID (Domestic Abuse/Violence) 01 5543811

PIETA HOUSE (Mental Health) 1800 247 247

SAMARITANS (Someone to Talk to) 116 123

SOSAD phone line 24 hours a day – 049 4326339

TERMANN (Domestic Abuse): 085 8102433

WOMEN’S AID (Domestic Abuse/Violence) 1800 341 900

Mass Intentions for this week

Saturday 12th 7.30pm

John Molloy, Swellan & deceased of Molloy family; Stephen Rudden & deceased of Rudden family

Jimmy Smith, Granard & St Phelim’s Place

Paddy Smith, Farnham St.

Michaela Smith, Creighan & deceased members of Smith family; Enda & Catherine O’Reilly, Milltown

Sunday 13th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 13th 10am

Lizzie Mc Phillips, Fairgreen

Mary, Jim, Maura, Joe & Myles Sheridan, Belmullet

Margaret, John & Kathleen Maguire, Drumbar

Sunday 13th 11.30am

Joseph & Mary Gormley, Ballinamore

Eugene O’Neill, Fairview & daughter Lorraine O’Reilly, Cavan & Kilnaleck

Joe & Bernadette Kenny & baby Claire Mc Dermott

Des Fallon, Drumelis

Sean Meade, Cootehill Rd.

Monday 14th 10am

Paddy & Susan Kelly, Breffni Park Lane; Anna Foulks,

London & Mollie Kiernan, Owen Roe Tce.

Tuesday 15th 10am

Cathedral Donors

Wednesday 16th 10am

John Cunningham, Cavan

Thursday 17th 10am

Mary Bridget & John Cawley, Owen Roe Tce.

Friday 18th 10am

Smyth family, Cootehill Rd.; Benny & Kathy Conaty, Connolly St.

Saturday 19th 10am

Special Intention

Saturday 19th 7.30pm

Liam & Margaret Cooke, Loreto Wood

Colm Crowe, Breandrum

Kathleen Mc Cabe, Killynebber

Margaret & Phil Gaffney, Main St.

Edward Ryan, John Paul Ave.

Sunday 20th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 20th 10am

Special Intention

Sunday 20th 11.30am

Mae O’Donnell, St Brigid’s Tce.

Gabrielle Condon, Cathedral Rd.

Felim Kelly, Drumglen, Swellan

Bridie Grealish (nee Leddy), New York & formally Crimlin, Cavan [Month’s Mind]

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 13th 10.45am

Baby Bodhy Mc Namara

Monday 14th (Vigil Mass) 7.30pm

Jim, Kathleen & Brian Wray & Angela Walsh, Moynehall

Tuesday 15th 7.30pm


Sunday 20th 10.45am

Brendan Lonergan, Ardkeen

William & Ellen Cawley, daughter Pauline & great grandchild, Doireann O’Brien


Sunday 13th 9.30 am

Seamus Mc Govern, Drumoghera

Philip Smith, Annaglough; Bridget Mc Glynn, Stragelliffe

Pat, Margaret & Mary Carroll & deceased family members, Stragella

Tuesday 15th 7.30pm

Bennie & Eithne Fitzsimons & deceased family members, Killygarry

Friday 18th 7.30pm

Andy & Anna May Smith, son Eugene & deceased of Smith & Fay families, Alacken; Michaela Smith, Creighan

Sunday 20th 9.30am

John & Kevin Smith, Stragelliffe

Deceased of Galligan family, Mary Halligan, Ballinagh & Larry Boylan


Sunday 13th 10.30am

No Intentions

Tuesday 15th 7.30pm

Terry Cusack, Ardkeen

Wednesday 16th 7.30pm


Friday 18th 7.30pm

Deceased of O’Donnell & Sheridan families, St Brigid’s Tce.

Sunday 20th 10.30am

Deceased members of Brady family, Drumsilla

Rosetta Mc Donald, Derrygoss

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