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17 September 2023 Twenty Fourth SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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 & Tuesday 7.30pm

St Brigid’s Killygarry Sunday 9.30am Friday 7.30pm

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

St Clare’s Chapel ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration tales place every day in St Clare’s from 11am – 7pm.

New people are urgently required for the following times:

Tuesday 2pm - 3pm

Thursday 1pm – 2pm

Friday 1pm – 2pm

Saturday 3pm – 4pm

Please contact Liam at 087 2358440

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Is 55:6-9

2nd Reading: Phil 1:20-24, 27

Psalm 144

Gospel: Mt 20:1-16

BENEDICTION this Sunday 3rd September at 7pm in St Clare’s Chapel.

CONFESSIONS in Cathedral Saturday 2.30pm – 3pm

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

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community Kayden Murray and all who were baptised recently.

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.

Mass cards are on sale in the Presbytery

Lection DIVINA on every Tuesday for half an hour in Conference Room (Cathedral) behind the altar after 10am Mass. Please come and bring a friend.

Date for the Diary In support of Cathedral Restoration Fund Concert in SS Patrick & Felim Cathedral, Cavan on 13th October at 8pm featuring Celine Byrne, Soprano, Cobhla Surlis, Cavan & Cavan Cathedral Choir. Host: Mary Kennedy. Tickets €45 each are now on sale at the Presbytery (049 4331404) and Multisound, Main St., Cavan

Cavan Guild ICA will recommence meetings in Cavan Day Care Centre, Cathedral Rd. on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm. New members welcome.

COFFEE MORNING in Cavan Golf Club on Thursday 21st September, 10am – 1pm in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice. Thank you for your continued support over the years.

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)

Blood Donation Clinic in Hotel Kilmore Monday 25th - Thursday 28th Sept 2023, 4pm – 8pm daily. Quote your Donor ID. Please DO NOT ATTEND clinic if unwell. Please call 1800 222 111 from 9am-5pm to make an appointment.

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.

Brendan Rodgers will be blessing with the Relic of St Padre Pio in Doohamlet, Co Monaghan. Eircode A75 AW74. This will be a walk-through blessing on Wednesday 20th September 2023, 2pm -9pm. All Welcome. If any enquiries, please contact 0874554988.

The Cathedral Choir has resumed practice every Monday evening at 7pm in the Cathedral. We are actively seeking new members. If you are interested in joining the choir please come along on Monday or approach Thomas, our Director, after 11.30am Mass on Sundays or any member of the choir.

Our 7th annual Safeguarding Sunday will take place throughout the diocese on the weekend of the 23rd/24th of September 2023. We hope to create a greater awareness of safeguarding in our parishes and diocese and to acknowledge the great contribution of the faithful in ensuring that our diocesan safeguarding policies are implemented. The annual safeguarding newsletter will be available to download from safeguarding children section. Please download a copy and inform yourself of developments in safeguarding.

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

Recent Deaths

We remember in our prayers

MAURA REILLY, Cathedral Sacristan, Keadue & Ardlougher, Ballinagh DAYLE REILLY, Carraig Beag, Drumalee MARGARET CLEARY, St Martin’s Est. MARIE FAHERTY, Dublin & late of Butlersbridge KATHLEEN LYNCH (nee Donohoe) & MICHAEL LYNCH, Lackenmore, Ballyjamesduff Kathleen is a sister of Donohoe, St Phelim’s Court JOHNNY BURNS, Leeds & late of Jubilee Tce

and all who died recently.

Cavan Choose Life branch now has a Whats App group to facilitate communications between prolife supporters. If you wish to join please text your name & mobile number to 086 2557643. Check out the Facebook page. CHOOSE LIFE is holding Pro Life talks in Mullahoran Community Centre on Saturday 16 September 2023 at 2.30pm. Speakers include Peadar Toibin, Ronan Mullen, Carolyn O’Meara And Peter Grenham. All are welcome

Evening of prayer and healing: Fr Gerry Campbell will offer up mass and prayers for intergenerational healing on Thursday September 21st in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan. Confessions from 6.30pm, Rosary at 7pm with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 7 30pm. All welcome.

In preparation for World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, we have our memory stones available for anyone who would like to drop in and write one to remember a loved one. You can also private message the Facebook page or call the office on 049-4326339 and we will gladly do one for you. Our annual mass will be in St Clare's Chapel on 10th September at 10.45 remembering all who we have lost to suicide. Following that we would like to welcome you to our offices from 12-6pm at 26 Bridge Street to see what all of your donations go towards and enjoy a cuppa with a scone and a chat while your there.

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 16th 7.30pm

Paddy & Kathleen McCabe & daughter Mary G., Killynebber

Andrew Mc Carthy, Fairview

Gabriel Lee

Olivia Carroll, Swellan Lr., Donal Carroll, Carrick on Shannon, Fr Brian Carroll, Jackson, Mississippi

Sunday 17th 8.30am

Special Intention

Sunday 17th 10am

Clare & Peadar Cassidy, Moynehall

John & Mary Gilroy, Clonloskan, Crossdoney

Gertrude Mc Caffrey, Killeshandra

Sunday 17th 11.30am

Jimmy Clarke, [Month’s Mind]

Sean Bergin, Wolfe Tone St.

Rose Lee, Stragelliffe

Roy & Stella Greene & deceased of family, Latt

Joe, Elizabeth & Philip Hill & family, Latt

Bobby & Annie Mc Cabe & daughter Sheila, Behey

Sunday 17th 2pm

Funeral Mass for Maura Reilly, Cathedral Sacristan

Monday 18th 10am

Conn & Bridget O’Reilly, Main St.

Tuesday 19th 10am

Phyllis Doherty

Wednesday 20th 10am

John Brady, Farnham Rd.

Thursday 21st 10am

Francie & Eileen Murray, John Paul Ave.

Friday 22nd 10am

John & Kathleen Cunningham, Castlemanor

Saturday 23rd 10am

Boguslaw Osinski

Saturday 23rd 7.30pm

Michael Joseph Barry, Lavey

Margaret Boylan & son Patrick & deceased members of Boylan family, St Brigid’s Tce.

Mike, Patsy & Steven McGrath, Drumalee Cross

Patrick O’Reilly, Golf Links Rd.

Sunday 24th 8.30am

Special Intention

Johnny Burns, Jubilee Tce. & Leeds who died recently

Kathleen & Gerry Hyland, Ballinagh

Sunday 24th 10am

Martin Smith, St Phelim’s Place

Lila & Jammal Lally, Carraig Beag, Lisdarn

Sunday 24th 11.30am

Nicole Gillick, Corranure & Dungannon [Month’s Mind] Jimmy & Molly Gumley, sons James, Thomas & Francis, daughter Lucy Mae & grandson Oliver Gumley Patrick Reilly, Carrigan, Anna May Reilly, Carrigan & College St. & all deceased relatives Kathleen & Hugh Smith, Tullacmongan


Sunday 17th 10.45am

Mary, Eileen, Jimmy & Noel Farrelly, St Mary’s Tce.

Peter, Sean & Tommy Smith

Monday 18th 7.30pm

Margaret, John, Sean & Anne Johnston, St Mary’s Tce.

Tuesday 19th 7.30pm

Francie Ellis, Kilnavara Crescent

Sunday 24th 10.45am

People of the Parish


Sunday 17th 9.30 am

People of the Parish

Friday 22nd 7.30pm

Brady family, St Brigid’s Tce., Maguire & Gallagher family, Jubilee Tce.

Sunday 24th 9.30am

Brenda Carolan, Rathcorrick

Kevin Reilly, Corranure [Month’s Mind]

William Bravender, St Brigid’s Tce.

Jimmy & Dympna Cusack, Shankill Upr.


Sunday 17th 10.30am

Baby Cora Smith, Highfield Rd.

Wednesday 20th 7.30pm

Special Intention

Thursday 21st 12noon

Mary Oram (nee Little) – Burial of Ashes in St Aidan’s Cemetary

Friday 22nd 7.30pm

Rosaleen Smith, College St.

Sunday 24th 10.30am

Joseph Neary, Creighan

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