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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 & 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 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: Zeph 2:3, 3:12-13

2nd Reading: Cor 1:26-31

Psalm 145

Gospel: Mt 5:1-12

CONFESSIONS in Cathedral Saturday 2.30pm -3pm


St. Felim’s NS., Farnham St., Cavan enrolment from Monday 23 January to Thursday 2 February 2023. St. Felim's NS is a Senior Boys Primary School educating children from 2nd to 6th class. Application Forms for admission are available from St. Felim’s NS or or email Closing date for completed forms to be returned is Thursday 2nd February 2023.

Enrolment FOR SEPTEMBER 2023 from 30th January to 10th February 2023 FOR THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Butlersbridge 049-4361730 Corlurgan 049-4361718 Crubany 049-4362202 Drumcrave 049-4361496 Farnham 049-4332011 Killygarry 049-4362144 St. Clare’s National School 049-4332671 APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE ON SCHOOL WEBSITES

Baptisms in our Parish Booking essential at

049 4331404. Please give 4 -6 weeks notice.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community Doireann Collins, Tommy Mc Donagh

all who were baptised recently

Souvenir Calendar of the Cathedral 2023 on sale at the Presbytery & Cathedral Bookshop.

St. Brigid's Crosses made by 6th class pupils in St. Felim's NS will be on sale after 10am Masses from Wednesday to Friday next week. €3 each or 2 for €5.

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

Ecumenical Service An Ecumenical service will be held this Sunday, 22nd January at 7pm in St Clare’s Chapel. Rev Mark Lidwell and Fr Kevin Fay will lead the service. All are welcome. Refreshments served afterwards in Farnham Arms Hotel, Main St.


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.

Leaving Cert. Students – Prayer Friends

If you are a Leaving Cert student and would like a young person from our parish youth group to pray for you please contact Jenny at 049 4331404.


Envelopes for 2023 are being distributed in our parish. We are asking distributors to call to the Presbytery to collect the boxes. We also need new distributors to help in some areas. Please contact the Presbytery 049 4331404 if you can help us.

If you are not already registered with us and would like to receive envelopes to contribute to the upkeep of the priests and our churches please contact the Presbytery 049 4331404, Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm.

AA Meetings in Pastoral Centre (beside Sleep Out)

Fri & Sat 8.30pm – 10pm Sun 12noon – 1.30pm

Cavan Town Men’s Shed new members welcome. Would suit retired men. Lear or teach new

skills. Mon, Wed & Fri 10am to 1pm in Cana House, off Farnham St., Cavan

SLEEP OUT CAVAN, based in the grounds of St Patrick’s College, is in need of clothing for the homeless and families in need. Please contact them at 085 7742027.

Cathedral Fundraising - Ensuring Our Legacy Thank you to all who have contributed so far. If you don’t have a pack please take one from the back of the church. If you have already taken a pack could you please return the pledge form in the next two weeks. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Fr Kevin 087 8579968 The Presbytery 049 4331404

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

Holy Water is available in the Cathedral. Ask Maura, the Sacristan.

We remember in our prayers


SEAN SMITH, Bawnboy, brother of Brendan, Carrickfern

MICHAEL (GLENNON) GUMLEY, Fairhill and all who died recently.

CAVAN SOCIAL SERVICES: Activities continue in The Orchard Function Room, Drumalee.

Wednesday - Knitting & Crafts 3-5pm; Thursday - Whist 8.30pm. New members welcome

Cavan Town Men’s Shed new members welcome. Would suit retired men. Learn or teach new skills. Mon, Wed & Fri 10am to 1pm in Cana House, off Farnham St., Cavan (at rear of St. Felim’s NS)

SLEEP OUT CAVAN, based in the grounds of St Patrick’s College, is in need of clothing for the homeless and families in need. Please contact them at 085 7742027.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 24th - 31st May 2023. €745 if deposit is paid by 31st January. After that date the cost will be €795. Spiritual Director Fr Peter Okpetu. Accommodation beside church. Contact Margaret Blessington 086 3850861

Cavan Famine & Aids appeal for Africa wish to thank all who kindly supported the recent church gate collection so generously. For those who missed the opportunity to contribute they can still do so online at

100% of funds collected go to finance three Christian charities– Holy Rosary Sisters in Nigeria, Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Mutomo, Kenya & Fr James Connolly in Zambia.

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 21st 7.30pm

Eugene Greenan, Cavan

Mary & Hughie Clarke, Tullacmongan

Pat & Madeline Mc Hugh, Latt

Maureen Smith, River St.

Sunday 22nd 8.30am

Special Intention

Special Intention

Sunday 22nd 10am

Special Intention

Sunday 22nd 11.30am

Bridget Farrell, Belville, Ballinagh & Tom Farrell

Sean Fitzpatrick, Billis/Tipperary Town [Month’s Mind]

Anne & Brian Reilly

Monday 23rd 10am

Martin Conneely, Coleman Rd.

Tuesday 24th 10am

Catherine Mc Sharry, Cois na hAbhann

Wednesday 25th 10am

Special Intention

Thursday 26th 10am

Margaret, Edward, Jimmy, Eric & Ann Maher, Tipperary

Friday 27th 10am

Holocaust Memory Day

Saturday 28th 10am

Teresa Smith, Aughnaskerry Drive

Saturday 28th 7.30pm

Philip & Margaret Smith, Corohoe; Phil & Charlie Smith, Billis

Pat Lynch, Cootehill Rd. [Month’s Mind]

Sunday 29th 8.30am

Available for Intentions

Sunday 29th 10am

Helen Carolan, Cathedral Rd. [Month’s Mind]

Mary Geraldine Mc Cabe, Killynebber [Month’s Mind]

Joe & Mary Brady, Ballymacenroe

Sunday 29th 11.30am

Michael (Mickey) Bravender, St Phelim’s Place

Sean Leddy, Kesh Rd. & deceased of Leddy family, Crimlin

Mai & Tommy Young, Billis

Josie Cullen, Cathedral Rd [Month’s Mind]

St. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 22nd 10.45am

Ann O’Riordan & deceased members of O’Riordan family

& Annie Duffy

Sean Murray, Swellan

Monday 23rd 7.30pm

James Smith, St Martin’s Est.

Tuesday 24th 7.30pm

Rosaleen Murray, John Paul Ave.

Sunday 29th Jan 10.45am

Tommy, Maisie, Paddy & Jimmy Mc Cormack; Margaret

Lee, Ann Oakes & Jackie Doyle, late of Tullacmongan

Sr Bridget Mulligan


Sunday 22nd 9.30am

Patrick Farrell, Killygarry

Tommy & Mary Monaghan, Killygarry; Tommy, Katie & Anna Donohoe, Pullamore

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

Friday 27th 7.30pm

Margaret Leddy, Killygarry

Sunday 29th 9.30am

People of the Parish


Sunday 22nd 10.30am

People of the Parish

Wednesday 25th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Friday 27th 7.30pm

Mary Comaskey, Billy & Kathleen Phair, Eugene Comaskey, Seamus Leddy &

James & Roseann Comaskey

Sunday 29th 10.30am

Mary Cosgrove, Innishbeg, Butlersbridge [Month’s Mind]

Hugh & Mary Kelly, Butlersbridge & deceased members of Kelly & Boyle families

Jeff Tidy, Butlersbridge

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