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2nd Sunday of Advent 4 December 2022


Saturday Cathedral 7.30pm (vigil)

Sunday Cathedral 8.30am, 10am & 11.30am St Clare’s 10.45am Killygarry 9.30am Butlersbridge 10.30am WEEKDAY MASSES Cathedral Monday – Saturday 10am

St Clare’s Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm Killygarry Friday 7.30pm Butlersbridge Thursday 8th & Friday 7.30pm

Eucharistic Adoration St Clare’s Chapel

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: Is 35:1-6,10

2nd Reading: Jas 5:7-10

Psalm 145

Gospel: Mt 11:2-11

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

Setanta Mc Kiernan, Ted Mc Connell,

Bonnie Mc Donagh, Melanie Vrabcova

& all who were baptised recently

LECTIO DIVINA, a prayerful reading of the Sunday gospel has resumed each Tuesday after 10am Mass in the Cathedral. Come and give it a try for half an hour in the Conference room behind the altar.

For Sale in CATHEDRAL BOOKSHOP after 10am Mass on 8th, 9th& 10th December and weekend Masses 11th & 12th Dec.: Souvenir Cathedral Calendar 2023 Catholic Diary 2023 Christmas Cards / Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards Church Art Calendar 2023 Christmas Candles & other gifts

Kilmore Apostolic Draw Results November 2022

1st M Winterson, Derrylin

2nd R Gormley, Ballinmore

3rd A Fitzpatrick, Belturbet

4th A Wynne, Cavan

St Peregrine Mass for the sick will take place on Friday 9th December in St Aidan’s Church, Butlersbridge at 7.30pm. St Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. Anointing with St Peregrine oil will be offered at the Mass.

*Preparing Heart, Mind & Spirit as We Journey Towards Christmas - An Advent Service of Carols and Readings, led by Bishop Martin Hayes, will take place in The Conaty Chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on the Second Sunday of Advent, 4 December 2022, at 5:00p.m., featuring Niamh Feeley as soloist, Thomas Hanley as organist and local traditional musicians. All are welcome to attend this special event. A voluntary collection will be taken up for the St. Vincent de Paul and the Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Souvenir Calendar of the Cathedral 2023 on sale at the Presbytery & Cathedral Bookshop. Calendars will be on sale after all masses in Cathedral, St Clare’s, Butlersbridge & Killygarry next weekend, 10th & 11th December.

Monthly Collection If you would like to contribute towards the upkeep of the priests in our parish for 2022 and have not done so your contribution will be welcome at the weekend Masses or drop your contribution in a clearly marked envelope into the Presbytery. If you would like to contribute by standing order you can do so by setting up a payment to Monthly Collection a/c

BIC: AIBK IE2D and IBAN: IE85 AIBK 9320 5158 3660 57. Please put your name as reference or contact us to let us know so that we can issue you with a receipt in January. All monies lodged to our account before the end of December only can be receipted for 2022. Late payments will be lodged and receipted with 2023 accounts. Thank you for your support and to all who have paid up to date.

Holly Wreaths Killygarry Apostolic Society are selling holly wreaths after all masses in the parish on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December. All proceeds to local missionaries – your support would be appreciated. Thank you. Wreaths €13 each.

AA Meetings in Pastoral Centre (beside Sleep Out)

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

Cavan Famine & Aids Appeal Committee If any kind parishioners would like to help or join the Cavan Famine & Aids Appeal Committee we would be delighted to hear from them. Please phone /text me at 086 2557643 or email

Cavan Icebreakers Christmas morning swim will take place at Annagh Lake, Butlersbridge at 11.30am. All welcome.

Cavan Social Services annual Christmas party in Hotel Kilmore on Sunday 11th December at 1pm. To book contact 087 8228097 or 087 2939922

Cuan Cancer Support Centre is a social support & wellness group for anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis & their family members. We offer a free & confidential counselling service to our service users & their families by appointment. Check out Cuan’s Website ( for more details on services or contact the centre Mon, Wed & Fri. 10am-1pm & 2-4pm. Ph:086 4556632 Email:

POSITIVE AGECastlemanor Community Centre Christmas Party on Wed. 7th Dec 2pm – 5pm. Live Music with Dessie Ronan. Refreshments served. Any queries contact 049 4380725.

LECTIO DIVINA, a prayerful reading of the Sunday gospel has resumed each Tuesday after 10am Mass in the Cathedral. Come and give it a try for half an hour in the Conference room behind the altar.

Legion of Mary meetings on Tuesdays at 8pm in St Clare’s Chapel until further notice

POSITIVE AGECastlemanor Community Centre Christmas Party on Wed. 7th Dec 2pm – 5pm. Live Music with Dessie Ronan. Refreshments served. Any queries contact 049 4380725.

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

SR STEPHANIE BROPHY, Holy Rosary Convent

JAMES (JIMMY) DUNNE, Ballinagh & Fairview, Cavan

TERESA O’DRISCOLL, Beaumont, Dublin sister of Josephine Conroy, Butlersbridge

FR MICHAEL DOYLE, USA brother of Phil O’Reilly, Drumalee

SEAN McLOUGHLIN, Aughavas father of Fergal, Carrickane

& all who died recently

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 3rd 7.30pm

Deceased members of Maguire family, Belturbet

Frances Farrelly, Drumbo

Eileen & John Hannigan, Cootehill Rd.

Sinead O’Reilly, Drumalee

Sunday 4th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 4th 10am

Eamon Mulcahy, Cherrymount

Fergus Mc Menamin, Killeshandra

Special Intention

John Tufarelli, Florida

Sunday 4th 11.30am

Charlie Leddy, Carrickane

Jimmy Smith, St Phelim’s Place

Teresa Keeney, Donegal

Berna & Jenny Maguire, Cullies

Monday 5th 10am

Jim & Kathleen Leonard, Main St.

Tuesday 6th 10am

Tommy, Jason & Martin Joseph Doyle, College St.

deceased of Doyle & Smith families, Emmet Place &

Coleman Rd.

Wednesday 7th 10am

Special Intention

Pat, Cait, Seamus, Jenny & Martin Dooley

Thursday 8th 10am

Deceased members of Gilchrist & O’Rourke families, Cavan, Mc Corry family, Fermanagh & Con Smith, Kilnavara

Friday 9th 10am

Annamay Sheridan

Saturday 10th 10am

Frank Lynch, Curragho

Saturday 10th 1pm

Paddy Maloney, Drumelis [Month’s Mind]

Saturday 10th 7.30pm

Anna McDonagh, Highfield Rd.

Bridget, Pat & Edward Quinn, Lakeview/ Ashbrook Grove

Andy Murray, Ard na Griene

Anna Guider, Highfield Rd

Sunday 11th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 11th 10am

Maisie, Martin & Martin Jnr Cleary

Thomas McCabe, St Martin’s

Deceased members of Maguire family, Dublin & Bergin family, Cavan

Sunday 11th 11.30am

Michael Shiels, Youghal

Willie & Evelyn Finnegan, Cathedral Rd

Johnny Greenan, Killymooney Drive

St. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 4th 10.45am

Angela O’Reilly, Drumalee [Month’s Mind]

Ellie & Edward Gilroy, Pottle; Mary & Michael Lyons,

daughters Helen & Margaret, Paddy Collins

Frances Mc Cusker, Swellan

Monday 5th 7.30pm

Rita & Jim Fox, Ballyshannon & Dennis O’Keeffe, Harmony Heights

Tuesday 6th 7.30pm

Kenneth Simpson, James & Julie Coyle, Kilnavara

Sunday 11th 10.45am

Jim Martin, Derrycramph

Sean Boylan, Earlsvale Rd

Beezie & Bill O’Hanlon, Creighan


Sunday 4th 9.30am

Peter & Sheila Smith, Ballinagh

Tommy & Anna Gilsenan, Lisreagh

Thursday 8th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Friday 9th 7.30pm

Mayjo McGahon & deceased of McGahon & Mallon families, College St.

Sunday 11th 9.30am

Fiona Bergen (nee Webber) & Roisin Webber, Corglass

Jean Caulfield, Elm Grove

Ronan Galligan, Poles; Tom & Greta Galligan, Pullamore


Sunday 4th 10.30am

Edward, Airmid & Simon O’Hanlon, Cathedral Rd.

Thomas, Janey, Terry & Tommy Smith, Butlersbridge

Wednesday 7th 7.30pm


Thursday 8th 7.30pm

Deceased of Meagher & Brady families

Friday 9th 7.30pm

Anna, Packie & Geraldine Leddy, Drumsilla

Mass in honour of St Peregrine

Sunday 11th 10.30am

Norah Togher, London & Drumsilla

Breege Foynes, Butlersbridge

Flor Huelar, Philippines

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