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26 March 2023 5th SUNDAY OF LENT

Reminder to turn the clock forward 1 hour this weekend as Summer time begins.

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

Change of Mass Time on Saturday 22 April 2023 (for 1 night only) from 7.30pm to 9pm. Having been informed that the Ulster Championship game between Cavan and Armagh/Antrim will be taking place at 6.30pm that evening with an expected crowd of 20,000 the Pastoral Council along with the Parish Team decided it would be appropriate to switch the time of Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

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

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community Emma Donnelly, Brianna Farrell, Dragos Vintea

& all who were baptised recently.

Blessing of Graves 2023 Sunday 25 June 1pm – Cullies Sunday 2 July - Killygarry Mass at 9.30am followed by Blessing of Graves Saturday 5 August – Urney 7.30pm Sunday 6 August – Butlersbridge Mass at 10.30am followed by Blessing of Graves

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Is 50:4-7

2nd Reading: Phil2:6-11

Psalm 21

Gospel: Mt 26:14-27:66

CONFESSIONS in Cathedral Saturday 2.30pm -3pm

A public Rosary will be held on Good Friday 7th April 2023 at the Market Square, Cavan at 12 noon. All are 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

“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.

THE FIRST FRIDAY VIGILS OF REPARATION will take place in St. Clare's Adoration Chapel, Cavan Town, from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. on Friday 31st March. You are invited to attend for even some of it. Please note change of date

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

Are you out of work due to illness, disability or a personal setback? ICT Skills programme is designed to support people who have faced a long-term barrier to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce. Benefits include work placement, training plan, personalised support and QQI certification. Phone 049 4377038 or 0872274787 for more info.

Feast of Divine Mercy - Sunday 16th April in the Cathedral of SS Patrick & Felim, Cavan. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions 2pm – 3pm, Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3pm, Benediction, Mass at 3.20pm

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.

The Committee of the St Patrick’s Day Parade wish to thank sincerely the parishioners of Cavan town, Killygarry & Butlersbridge for their generous support to our recent church gate collection. We hope you enjoyed the parade.

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.

The Committee of the St Patrick’s Day Parade wish to thank sincerely the parishioners of Cavan town, Killygarry & Butlersbridge for their generous support to our recent church gate collection. We hope you enjoyed the parade.


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

TONY CULLEN, Ballycastle, Co Antrim, (formerly Swanlinbar)

brother of Pauline Clarke, Latt

SEAMUS KITSON, Ballyjamesduff (formerly Barrack Hill, Cavan)

brother of Margaret Kelly, Highfield Rd.

and all who died recently.

Mass Intentions for this week


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

Clare Leggett, Castlemanor

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 Monday 27th 10am Special Intention Tuesday 28th 10am Fr Pat Donohoe, Bridge St. Wednesday 29th 10am Edward & Maud Bonney, St Phelim’s Place Thursday 30th 10am Francheska Doyle, Tradition, Florida Friday 31st 10am Josie & Eilish Greenan, Billis Saturday 1st April 10am Thana McDwyer, Farnham St. Saturday 1st April 7.30pm Bill Meagher, Dublin Sunday 2nd 8.30am Margaret Galligan, Farnham Sunday 2nd 10am Vera Mc Mahon, Highfield Rd. Sunday 2nd 11.30am Dr Patrick Faulkner, Farnham St. [Month’s Mind] Philomena & Brian Coleman, Farnham Rd. Deceased members of Marron & Murphy families Niall Crowe, Edermine Malachy Elliott, Tower Hamlet [Month’s Mind

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 26th 10.45am

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

Monday 27th 7.30am

Special Intention

Monday 27th 7.30pm

Oliver Brady

Tuesday 28th 7.30am

Special Intention

Tuesday 28th 7.30pm

Paddy Mongan, Townspark [Month’s Mind]

Wednesday 29th 7.30am

Holy Souls

Thursday 30th 7.30am

Special Intention

Thursday 30th 7.30pm

Brother Timothy McLaughlin, De la Salle, Castletown & Carndonagh

Friday 31st 7.30am

Private Intention

Sunday 2nd April 10.45am

Paul Myles, Stragelliffe


Sunday 26th 9.30am

Geraldine Coyle (nee Meehan), Cloncovid (formerly

Military Row) & parents Margaret & Jimmy Meehan

Jimmy Hyland, Pullamore

Paddy & Kay Galligan, Pullamore

Patricia Maloney, Glassdrummond [Month’s Mind]

Friday 31st 7.30pm

Special Intention

Sunday 2nd April 9.30am

Jimmy & Josephine McEntee, Drumnavanagh

Dympna & Jimmy Cusack, Shankill & deceased members of Cusack family


Sunday 26th 10.30am

John & Jean McDonald, Derrygoss, Butlersbridge

Paddy Gilmartin, Drumlark & grandson Gerard Clarke

Kitty, Michael, Annette & May Dolan, Butlersbridge

Wednesday 29th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Friday 31st 7.30pm

Peter & Rose Leddy & daughter in law Rosanna Leddy, Drumsilla, Butlersbridge

Sunday 2nd April 10.30am

Oliver Creegan, Carrickane

Mary Johnston & Brian Johnston

Philip Smyth, Rock Cross, Farnham Rd.

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