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Weekend Masses

Cathedral Saturday 7.30pm (vigil)

Sunday 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

St. Clare’s Chapel Sunday 10.45am

St Brigid’s Killygarry Sunday 9.30am

St Aidan’s Butlersbridge Sunday 10.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES DURING LENT Cathedral Monday – Saturday 10am St Clare’s Monday – Friday 7.30am Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm Killygarry Friday 7.30pm Butlersbridge 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.

BENEDICTION in St Clare’s Chapel on first Sunday of the month at 7pm. Benediction on 5th March, 7pm

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Gn 12:1-4

2nd Reading: 2 Tm 1:8-10

Psalm 32

Gospel: Mt 17:1-9

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

Millie Smith, Hannah Kaczmarek, Ellie Mae Frawley, Millie Mc Carthy Smith,

& all who were baptised recently

A Lenten Healing Service led by Fr John Walsh (Limerick) will take place in St Brigid's Church, Killygarry, Cavan on Monday February 27th at 7pm with Rosary, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Benediction and laying on of hands. Water, Salt and Oil will be blessed. Confessions from 6.45pm

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

All are welcomed to the World Day of Prayer on the 3rd of March at 8pm in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies. We have celebrated this for many years but this is the first time to have it in the Pastoral Centre.

Lough Derg are recruiting a range of roles for extra staff during their Pilgrimage and Retreat Season in 2023. The Application Pack is available on or please email: - Phone: +353 (0)7198 61518.

Closing Date Friday March 3rd at 3 pm.

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

Cavan Drama Festival 75th Anniversary Celebration – 4th to 11th March 2023. Save the Date!

Cavan Alzheimer Association – The Forget Me Not Café takes place in Castlemanor Day Centre, Drumalee this Wednesday 1st March, 11am – 1pm

The Alzheimer Support Group meeting takes place in Breffni Integrated /CCLD, 6 Corlurgan Park, Ballinagh Rd., Cavan H12 DP 86 on Thursday 2nd March at 7.30pm.

For further information contact Carole 085 2669542 or Claire 085 2562482

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. Lear or teach new

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

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE: Fri 17th – Sun 19th Feb. Bus to conference on Sat 18th – please contact Donoghue Coaches 087 2654787 or Monica Tuite 086 8281727

Free training in suicide prevention awareness scheduled across Cavan and Monaghan: Training is being organised by the HSE and is open to anyone over 18 years. For further details including dates, times and locations and to book a place: httttps:// The schedule includes the following course in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7 – a two day ASIST course on 20th and 21st April.

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 will resume in St. Clare's Adoration Chapel, Cavan Town, from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. every First Friday of the month beginning Friday 3 March next. 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.

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

50th Anniversary Prayer We pray for God’s blessing on the work of Trócaire. We pray that all people may continue to work together for the respect of our shared human dignity and shared human rights. We thank God for the partners and generous supporters who have enabled Trócaire to continue their work for over fifty years, empowering communities to work together for a just world. We pray for peace and may that peace be mine and yours, and with all people experiencing crises in our world. Amen

UNDERSTANDING THE GOSPEL OF ST. MATTHEW: a six- week bible study course taught by Bishop-Emeritus Leo O’Reilly - will run on Thursdays starting on Thursday 23 February 2023 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7. The session scheduled for Thursday 16 March 2023 will take place on Wednesday 15 March 2023. A voluntary contribution to cover costs is invited. For more information on either course call (049) 437 5004 (extension 102) or email

YOUTH CHOIR – If you are in Secondary school or older and would like to join this choir please contact Jenny 049 4331404


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.

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



PATRICIA (PAT) MARTIN, Church St. & Dublin


PATRIA McCAFFREY nee LEE, Belturbet & Butlersbridge

JOHN GEAR, Dunshaughlin & late of Cathedral Rd

and all who died recently.

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 25th 7.30pm

Hughie Smith, Swellan Lr.

Mary Glavey, Drumalee

Sophie Carty, St Martin’s Est.

Gerard Reilly, Crubany

Sunday 26th 8.30am

Paddy Martin, Church St.

Sunday 26th 10am

Charlie Fagan & deceased members of Fagan family

Tommy Smith, Fairview [Month’s Mind] & Rosaleen Smith

Sunday 26th 11.30am

Betty Brides, Keadue

Pat & Madge Gaffney, Latt & their son, Brian

Deceased of O’Keeffe & Drumm families, Cavan Town

John Murray, Dingins, Corlesmore [Month’s Mind]

Thomas Gumley, Fairview [Month’s Mind]

Monday 27th 10am

Special Intention

Tuesday 28th 10am

Bob, Mollie, Jack & Robbie Gray; Fiona Bergin, Roisin

Webber & Dora

Wednesday 1st Mar 10am

Edward & Ann Clail, Swellan

Thursday 2nd 10am

Available for Intention

Friday 3rd 10am

Deceased members of O’Neill & Crotty families, Cavan

Saturday 4th 10am

Private Intention

Saturday 4th 7.30pm

Mary Geary, Ballymacenroe

Evelyn Kelly, Brookside, Farnham Rd.

Brendan Coulter, Creighan & deceased members of Coulter family

Sunday 5th 8.30am

Noel Fox (Reynella); Michael & Maureen Lynch, Oldcastle

Sunday 5th 10am

Patricia Mitchell, Laragh Crescent

Sunday 5th 11.30am

Breege & Dominick Tully, Drumcrave & deceased of Tully & Hand families

Mary & Joe Masterson, Drumbar, Farnham

Ciara Lynch, Pairc an Duin

Donal Crotty, Farnham Rd., [Month’s Mind]

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 26th 10.45am

Turloch Smith, Belville, Ballinagh

Monday 27th 7.30am

Available for Intention

Monday 27th 7.30pm

Mary Fay, Earlsvale Rd.

Tuesday 28th 7.30am

Available for Intention

Tuesday 28th 7.30pm

Kathleen & Jack Sullivan, Church St., John & Jane

Galligan, Kilnavara; Sonny & Maisie Magee, St Phelim’s Place

Wednesday 1st Mar 7.30am

Available for Intention

Thursday 2nd 7.30am

Available for Intention

Friday 3rd 7.30am

Available for Intention

Sunday 5th 10.45am

John Farrelly, St Mary’s Tce. [Month’s Mind]


Sunday 26th 9.30am

People of the Parish

Friday 3rd Mar 7.30pm

James Higgins, Drumalee

Sunday 5th 9.30am

John Smith, Crubany


Sunday 26th 10.30am

Charles & Gerard Mundy, Deredis, Butlersbridge

Jinnie & John Keegan & deceased members, Deredis &

Martha & Thomas Carney & deceased family members, Deredis

Wednesday 1st Mar 7.30pm

Mass in honour of St Peregrine

Friday 3rd 7.30pm

Edward O’Reilly

Sunday 5th 10.30am

People of the Parish

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