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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 tales place every day in St Clare’s from 11am – 7pm.

New people are urgently required for the following times:

Tuesday 2pm - 3pm

Thursday 1pm – 2pm

Friday 1pm – 2pm

Saturday 3pm – 4pm

Please contact Liam at 087 2358440

BENEDICTION next Sunday 3rd September at 7pm in St Clare’s Chapel.

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Jer 20:7-9

2nd Reading: Rm 12:1-2

Psalm 62

Gospel: Mt 16:21-27

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

Joseph McGowan, Amelia Benn, Oscar McManus, Shelby Kayles, Kaylee O’Connor

& all who were baptised recently.

CATHEDRAL ALTAR SOCIETY Would you be willing to give one hour per week for two months of the year? We are looking for new members to join the Altar Society in the Cathedral. We are very grateful to all the ladies who have helped over the years and to all who are still involved. You are invited to come to a meeting on Tuesday 29th August at 7.30pm in the Conference Room in the Cathedral.

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.

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

Mass cards are on sale in the Presbytery

Date for the Diary In support of Cathedral Restoration Fund Concert in SS Patrick & Felim Cathedral, Cavan on 13th October at 8pm featuring Celine Byrne, Soprano, Cobhla Surlis & Cavan Cathedral Choir. Host: Mary Kennedy Tickets €45 each are now on sale at the Presbytery (049 4331404) and Multisound, Main St., Cavan

THE FIRST FRIDAY VIGIL OF REPARATION in St. Clare's Adoration Chapel, Friday 1st September, 6pm to 10pm. You are invited to attend for even some of it.

Cavan Choose Life branch now has a Whats App group to facilitate communications between prolife supporters. If you wish to join please text your name & mobile number to 086 2557643. Check out the Facebook page.

MEMORARE REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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 ALZHEIMER SOCIETY - Garden Singers in John Sullivan Day Centre, Cathedral Rd., Cavan on Sunday 3rd September, 12.30pm till 1.30pm. This musical get together is perfect for anyone living with Dementia & their family carers. Don’t miss it & join us in the fun & music. Everyone welcome. For further information contact Claire 0852562482 or Carole 0852669542.

Cavan Institute is holding an “Open Day” on Friday 1st September from 9am to 4pm. So, if you are taking a gap year, undecided on which career path you wish to take, deferring your education to upskill or retrain, why not drop in and discuss your options.

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 DiaryIn aid of Cathedral Restoration Fund there will be a Concert in SS Patrick & Felim Cathedral on 13th October 2023 featuring Celine Byrne, Soprano & Cavan Cathedral Choir. Tickets €45 available to purchase from Multisound, Main St., Cavan and from the Presbytery, Cavan.

Kilmore Apostolic Society are holding a special Mass in St Naile’s Church, Kinawley, Co Fermanagh on Sunday 3rd September 2023 at 3pm to mark the centenary of the Society. There will also be a display for the month of October 2023 in Ballyjamesduff museum with an official launch on Thursday 5th October 2023 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend at each event. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Strides for Life This is a walking programme for people recovering from cancer treatment. The programme aims to bring participants to a level of fitness where they can help reduce their risk of a recurrence and improve their health and quality of life. Recommended by the Irish Cancer Society, it is individualised for each participant’s fitness level with a personal schedule which gradually increases every week over the 12 weeks. The course will begin in Cavan in September. Organised by the Cuan cancer social and support centre, the course is free and is suitable for all levels of ability. A friend or family member is also welcome to take part. Tea/Coffee after each walk. Pre-registration is required. Text/phone 0876486076 or Email

The Forget Me Not Cafe There will be no Support Group this month (August) but will resume again in September. For further information on our Cafe or Support Group contact Carole 0852669542, or Claire 0852562482.

Tractor Run – Modern & Vintage & 5K Fun walk on Sunday 20th August in aid of Church of Ireland Restoration Fund. Starting at Cavan Equestrian Centre at 2pm. Registration from 12noon. Refreshments and Raffle afterwards. Everyone welcome. Please support.

Recent Deaths

We remember in our prayers

JIMMY CLARKE, Breffni Tce. SR PHILOMENA SMITH, Holy Rosary Sisters & all who died recently.

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

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 26th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Bernard & Rose Lynch, Drumcrave & deceased members of Lynch & Sheridan families

Joe Pryce, Owen Roe Tce., Marie Smith & deceased of Pryce & Gaffney families

Tom Johnston, Tullacmongan

Joan Mc Carville, Wolfe Tone St.

Sunday 27th 8.30am

Special Intention

Sunday 27th 10am

James & Eileen Smith, Kilnavara, daughter Mary Moore, Liverpool & sons Terence &

John Smith, England

Margaret Galvin, London & Kerry; Jim King, London & Killeshandra

Veronica Byrne, Drumnavanagh

Sunday 27th 11.30am

Edward Powell, Annaglough [Month’s Mind]

Dolores Mc Donald, Farnham St.

Martin, Joseph & Jimmy Smith, Aughnaskerry Drive

Fiona Bergin (nee Webber) Abbeyleix & formally Corglass

Una Ronan, Highfield Rd.

Monday 28th 10am

Paddy Mongan

Tuesday 29th 10am

Mae Boyle, London & late of Crosskeys

Wednesday 30th 10am

Sean Sheridan, Ballinagh

Thursday 31st 10am

John O’Hara & deceased of Gilraine family, Ballinaglera

Friday 1st Sept 10am

Rose & Edward Reilly, College St. & deceased family members

Saturday 2nd 10am

Rose & Bernard McCabe

Saturday 2nd 7.30pm

Kathleen & Tom Wilson, Harmony Heights, great grand daughter Charlotte Patricia & Gerard Pryce, Owen Roe Tce. & Luton

Vivie Johnston, Creighan Drive

Peter & Mary Reilly, Drumheel, sons Alfie & Brian & daughter Kathleen Tully

Sunday 3rd 8.30am

Gerry & Daniel Galligan, Farnham

Sunday 3rd 10am

Sean Sharkey, Drumalee

Seamus & Pauline Conaty

Sunday 3rd 11.30am

Tom Sheridan, Highfield Rd. John & Margaret Lynch, Church View, Cavan & late of Ballyhaise; Michael & Rose Walsh, Thomascourt & deceased members of Martin family Patrick & Alice Elliott & family, Church St.

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 27th 10.45am

Lily Lynch, Dundalk

William & Brigid Scott, Moynehall

Monday 28th 7.30pm

Susan & Frank O’Reilly, Church St. & son Brian O’Reilly

Tuesday 29th 7.30pm

Susan & John O’Hagan, Tullacmongan

Sunday 3rd Sept 10.45am

People of the Parish


Sunday 27th 9.30 am

Sean Headd & deceased of Clarke family, Alacken

Friday 1st Sept 7.30pm

Andrew & Mary Ronaghan, Town Hall St.

Sunday 3rd 9.30am

Available for Intentions


Sunday 27th 10.30am

People of the Parish

Wednesday 30th 7.30pm

Jim & Sheila Hickey, Cork

Friday 1st Sept 7.30pm

Angela O’Reilly

Sunday 3rd 10.30am

Available for Intentions

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