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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 and Tuesday 7.30pm

St Brigid’s Killygarry Sunday 9.30am Friday 7.30pm

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

Blessing of Graves 2023 Families are asked to prepare their plots for the forthcoming Blessing of Graves. Please bring your own holy water with you to bless the grave. A collection will be taken up at the Blessing to fund the upkeep of the cemeteries throughout the year. Those attending are asked to be as generous as they possibly can.

Urney – Saturday 5 August 7.30pm Butlersbridge – Sunday 6 August after 10.30am Mass

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: 1 Kg 3:5,7-12

2nd Reading: Rm 8:28-30

Psalm 118

Gospel: Mt 13:44-52

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 Ryan Huree, Grace DalyBrady & all who were baptised recently

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.

World Day for Grandparents

Sunday, July 23rd marks the third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Bishop Denis Nulty will lead the ceremonies for the Annual Catholic Grandparents Association Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine with anointing of the sick at 2.30pm and Mass at 3pm followed by the procession.

Mini Night Vigil to Knock on Friday 4th August 2023. Bus leaving Cavan Cathedral at 5.30pm sharp, Ballinagh 5.45pm and Lynch’s, Killydoon 6pm. To book a place please phone 049 4337101.

You are invited! Archbishop Eamon Martin will celebrate Mass at Slane on 6 August as part of the Light the Fire rosary/healing service on World Youth Day. Sister Briege McKenna will lead the healing service while Eurovision's Dana will sing her new song for Saint Patrick which recalls how our patron saint lit the fire of faith on Slane in 433AD. All welcome 12:15-4:30pm. (Hill of Slane, County Meath C15 DV76). More info:

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 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 27th July, 3rd, 10th & 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

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.

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

Recent Deaths

We remember in our prayers OONAGH WALSH nee O’Connor, Cahersiveen & late of Park Lane, Cavan SEAN SHERIDAN, Ballinagh & all who died recently.

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 22nd 7.30pm

Private Intention

Sunday 23rd 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 23rd 10am

Martin, Una, Pat & John Finn, Galway

Sunday 23rd 11.30am

Tommy & Cathy Hueston & deceased of Hueston & Flynn families

Special Intention

Monday 24th 10am

Special Intention

Tuesday 25th 10am

Paul Coyle, Crubany

Wednesday 26th 10am

Private Intention

Thursday 27th 10am

Private Intention

Friday 28th 10am

Paddy Mongan

Saturday 29th 10am

Margaret & Thomas McCabe, sons Sean & Joe, daughter in law Maureen & deceased family members

Saturday 29th 11am

Ecumenical Service for GAA

Saturday 29th 7.30pm

Tom & Margaret Crowe, daughters Kathleen & Margaret

Bridie & Andrew Boylan & deceased family members, St Brigid’s Tce.

Pat Ryan, Drumalee

Martin McDonagh, sons Pat & Martin McDonagh, nephew Martin McDonagh

Michael Sheridan, Drumalee

Sunday 30th 8.30am

Available for Intentions

Sunday 30th 10am

William Colgon, Rocklands [Month’s Mind]

Sunday 30th 11.30am

Tommy Walsh, Drumalee Maureen & Tom McMahon, Behey & deceased members of McMahon family Tommy Mc Kiernan, St Patrick’s Tce.

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 23rd 10.45am

Pat Mc Namara, Killycannon

Monday 24th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Tuesday 25th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Sunday 30th 10.45am

Private Intention


Sunday 23rd 9.30 am

Kathleen & John Fleming, Shankill

Special Intention

Friday 28th 7.30pm

Ray & Una Carr, Earlsvale Rd.

Sunday 30th 9.30am

People of the Parish


Sunday 23rd 10.30am

Tom Flynn, Cathedral Rd.

Wednesday 26th 7.30pm

Peter Keogh, Ballymacenroe

Friday 28th 7.30pm

Available for Intention

Sunday 30th 10.30am

Kevin Mc Phillips, Drumahurk, Butlersbridge

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