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19 March 2023 4th SUNDAY OF LENT

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 Mon – Fri 7.30am

St Brigid’s Killygarry Sunday 9.30am Friday 7.30pm

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

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.

BENEDICTION in St Clare’s Chapel on first Sunday of the month at 7pm.

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Ez 37:12-14

2nd Reading: Rm 8:8-11

Psalm 129

Gospel: Jn 11:1-45

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 Brody O’Reilly, Arianna Morgan,

Maya Murray Mannering & all who were baptised recently

“Ave Maria Bible study group meet on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm till 9pm on Zoom. It is a friendly Christian fellowship sharing God’s word together. Contact Tom 086 3478539 “

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

Are you one of those people affected by someone else’s drinking?. We can help – Al Anon meeting every Friday morning at 10.30am in Conaty Centre (Pastoral Centre), St Patrick’s College, cavan

ACCORD CAVAN We are now recruiting volunteer facilitators. Are you a good communicator with an enthusiasm for supporting couples as they prepare for the sacrament of marriage and future family life? Formal training will be provided in presenting and facilitating our marriage preparation programmes. Gain ongoing support and continuous professional development by being part of the Accord Marriage preparation team. Our programmes are engaging and interactive and cover topics such as good communication skills, how to deal with conflict and the responsibility and significance of the sacrament of marriage. If you are interested you can contact: Email or Eileen (Pastoral Centre, Cavan) 049 4375004; Aisling (Accord Central Office) 01 5053112

Afternoon Tea in support of Daffodil Day on Friday 24th March 3pm – 7pm in Butlersbridge Community Hall. You are all invited to drop in for a cup of Tea/Coffee, a bun and a chat. All monies raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

Cavan Institute open day Thursday 23 March 2023.

Coffee Morning in aid of Daffodil Day on Friday morning, 24th March, in the Conference Room in the Cathedral after 10am Mass. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 24th - 31st May 2023. The cost will be €795. Spiritual Director is Fr Peter Okpetu. Accommodation beside church. Contact Margaret Blessington 086 3850861

Positive AgeSelection of Dances and light exercises from 12noon – 2pm every Monday and Arts & Crafts every Friday 2-4pm in the Positive Age Hall, Castlemanor. All welcome.

Refreshments served. Bring a friend.

Online Lenten Retreat. The Priory Institute is delighted to offer a FREE OF CHARGE online Retreat 'Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Lent as Stepping Stones on our Journey to East' Visit our website or click on this link to register/find out more. On the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in 1973, the Irish Bishops wrote to the Christian people of Ireland establishing Trócaire. As we mark 50 years of Trócaire, we mark 50 years of perseverance, courage, participation, accountability and solidarity. From supporting human rights defenders in Central America, to leading the relief effort in Vietnam following the war, to providing essential emergency assistance in the midst of crisis, Trócaire has been proud to work on behalf of the people of the island of Ireland in fighting injustice across the world. We thank God for our supporters and partners who empower us to do this vital work. We pray that the next fifty years will see all the people of the world working together for a more just world, and that the fruits of this work will be clear to see.

THE FIRST FRIDAY VIGILS OF REPARATION continue in St. Clare's Adoration Chapel, Cavan Town, from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. every First Friday during Lent. You are invited to attend for even some of it. "Come and watch with Me for one hour" - Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. "Help make reparation for sin, so that souls may be saved" - Our Lady of Fatima. Do it for yourselves, your family, our country and the world.


We are asking people NOT TO PARK their cars on the avenues around the Cathedral while attending Mass or other Church ceremonies.

The emergency services need to have access to the Cathedral at all times. One never knows when the services of an Ambulance or Fire Brigade are required and access routes should not be blocked at any time.

Consideration for others is all we ask and leaving the avenues and all yellow boxes free at all times is essential.

Volunteers Wanted For Daffodil Day Friday March 24th

It’s that time of year again when spring is in the air and Daffodil Day draws near. Daffodil Day is on Friday March 24th. If you could spare one or two hours on Daffodil Day it would be greatly appreciated. Even if you have volunteered in the past please contact Martina on 086 3782928 (with GDPR regulations I need people to contact me). We need over 100 volunteers on the day. I will try to accommodate all requests but I would ask for some flexibility. Or perhaps you could host a Coffee Morning or some other fundraising event in your workplace or community – I would be happy to help with merchandise or advise.

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

We remember in our prayers


ERIC BYRNE, Kilcar, Co Donegal & Butlersbridge

SEAMUS MC GOVERN, Garadice father of James, Drumenerra, Poles

and all who died recently.

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 18th 7.30pm

Christopher Deegan, O’Raghallaigh Park

Anthony Brady, Reaske

Sunday 19th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 19th 10am

Lily Sexton, Swellan (Month’s Mind)

Billy, Gertrude, Patrick & Liam McCaffrey, Killeshandra

Sunday 19th 11.30am

Martina & Darragh Bannigan, Swellan

Ellen & Andy McPhillips, Billis

Monday 20th 10am

Private Intention

Tuesday 21st 10am

Edward & Rose Reilly, College St.

Wednesday 22nd 10am

Special Intention

Thursday 23rd 10am

Teresa & Benny Connolly, Carrickmacross

Friday 24th 10am

Private Intention

Saturday 25th 10am

Special Intention

Saturday 25th 7.30pm

Catherine Greenan, Cavan

Maureen & Jim Scanlon, Town Hall St.,

Agnes, John, Michael, Brendan & John Sexton, Breffni Park Lane,

Phyllis Williams, North Wales,

Josephine Fay & Robert Gilmore, Ballyhaise,

Mary Anne Byrnes, Rossinver,

Joseph & Ellen Scanlon, Wexford.

John & Bridget O’Reilly, Golf Links Rd., son Patrick & grandson Sean

Sunday 26th 8.30am

Private Intention

Sunday 26th 10am

People of the Parish

Sunday 26th 11.30am

Noel Egan, Highfield Rd. Maureen Connolly, Drumelis [Month’s Mind] Tommy & Jan McCormick, Elmbank Malachy Elliott, Tower Hamlet [Month’s Mind]

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 19th 10.45am

Private Intention

Monday 20th 7.30am

Special Intention

Monday 20th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Tuesday 21st 7.30am

Holy Souls

Tuesday 21st 7.30pm

Kathleen & Barney Lynch, Crubany

Wednesday 22nd 7.30am

Kitty Martin, Church St.

Thursday 23rd 7.30am

Special Intention

Friday 24th 7.30am

Private Intention

Sunday 26th 10.45am

Patricia (Pat) Martin, Church St. & Dublin [Month’s Mind]


Sunday 19th 9.30am

Anna & Bernard Cafferty, St Phelim’s Place

Carmel Nulty, Farnham; John Nulty, Tierquin & Mary Nulty, Drumbarry

Friday 24th 7.30pm

Peter Higgins, Drumalee

Sunday 26th 9.30am

Geraldine Coyle (née Meehan), Cloncovid (formerly Military Row) &

parents Margaret & Jimmy Meehan

Jimmy Hyland, Pullamore

Paddy & Kay Galligan, Pullamore

Patricia Maloney, Glassdrummond [Month’s Mind]


Sunday 19th 10.30am

Private Intention

Wednesday 22nd 7.30pm

Josie & Aideen Coyle, Highfield Rd. & deceased of McCaffrey family

Friday 24th 7.30pm

Special Intention

Sunday 26th 10.30am

John & Jean McDonald, Derrygoss, Butlersbridge

Paddy Gilmartin, Drumlark & grandson Gerard Clarke

Kitty, Michael, Annette & May Dolan, Butlersbridge

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