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3 September 2023 Twenty First SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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 Peregrine Mass for the sick will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th September in St Aidan’s Church, Butlersbridge. St Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. Anointing with St Peregrine oil will be offered at the Mass.

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

World SEPSIS Day is marked globally around 13th September.Sepsis affects many people throughout the world with more than 58 million cases diagnosed per year and 11 million deaths due to sepsis.It is important both healthcare staff and the public are aware of the signs and symptoms of sepsis and the need for early appropriate treatment.Cavan Monaghan Hospital Group sepsis committee launched the Light Up Pink initiative in 2023.This year the Cathedral and Courthouse are joining this initiative.There will be an information article in the Anglo Celt and Northern Standard.Increased awareness and knowledge has the potential to save lives and to reduce the adverse consequences of sepsis.Further information on sepsis is available on www.hse/sepsis

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Ez 33:7-9

2nd Reading: Rm 13:8-10

Psalm 94

Gospel: Mt 18:15-20

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 Klara Heslin Mc Keown, Darragh Fitzpatrick

& all who were baptised recently.

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.

Mass cards are on sale in the Presbytery

Lection DIVINA on Tuesday 5th September and every Tuesday for half an hour in Conference Room (Cathedral) behind the altar after 10am Mass. Please come and bring a friend.

Bishop Martin will lead the Season of Creation Celebrations at 10am mass on the 10th September 2023 in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Felim. The Season of Creation is a worldwide, ecumenical movement which aims to celebrate the joy of creation and raise awareness of environmental and climate injustice.

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

Cavan Guild ICA will recommence meetings in Cavan Day Care Centre, Cathedral Rd. on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm. New members welcome.

Church Gate Collection in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice this weekend, 2nd & 3rd Sept. Please support.

COFFEE MORNING in Cavan Golf Club on Thursday 21st September, 10am – 1pm in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice. Thank you for your continued support over the years.

Church Gate Collection next weekend, 9th & 10th Sept., in aid of the Comboni Mission to provide schools and churches in Uganda. Please give generously.

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)

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.

The Forget me not Cafe takes place this Wednesday 6th of September, 11am till 12.30pm. The cafe is in Castlemanor Day Centre, Drumalee, Cavan. People with dementia & their family & friends are invited to come along for tea, coffee & music.

The Alzheimer Support group are meeting this Thursday 7th of September at 7.30pm. We meet in Breffni Integrated/CCLD 6 Corlurgan Business Park , Ballinagh Rd, Cavan H12D86. For further information contact Claire 0852562482 or Carole 0852669542.

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.

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

Recent Deaths

We remember in our prayers

JMEL DOHERTY, Gortnakesh FRANCES CULLEN (nee Connolly), London & late of Drumelis JANE TSABARY, sister of Sr Bernadette, St Clare’s MARGARET TIERNEY, Ballyhaise sister of Kitty Cusack, Ardkeen all who died recently.

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.

CHOOSE LIFE is holding Pro Life talks in Mullahoran Community Centre on Saturday 16 September 2023 at 2.30pm. Speakers include Peadar Toibin, Ronan Mullen, Carolyn O’Meara And Peter Grenham. All are welcome

In preparation for World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, we have our memory stones available for anyone who would like to drop in and write one to remember a loved one. You can also private message the Facebook page or call the office on 049-4326339 and we will gladly do one for you. Our annual mass will be in St Clare's Chapel on 10th September at 10.45 remembering all who we have lost to suicide. Following that we would like to welcome you to our offices from 12-6pm at 26 Bridge Street to see what all of your donations go towards and enjoy a cuppa with a scone and a chat while your there.

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 2nd 7.30pm

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

Special Intention

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

Special Intention

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.

Monday 4th 10am

Brennan family, Wolfe Tone St.

Tuesday 5th 10am

Bernadette Blessing, Main St.

Wednesday 6th 10am

Cathedral Donors

Thursday 7th 10am

Tom & Cathy Brady

Friday 8th 10am

Rosaleen, Bridget & Patrick Smith

Saturday 9th 10am

Apolonia Bocian

Saturday 9th 7.30pm

Breege Loughnane, Fairview [Month’s Mind]

Joe Smith, Drumnavanagh

Hughie Doonan, St Brigid’s Tce

Deceased of McGovern family, Cavan

Sunday 10th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 10th 10am

Sean Fitzpatrick, Highfield Rd

Sunday 10th 11.30am

Philip & Ann O’Reilly & family, Main St.

Eddie Murray, Copenhagen, late of Keadue, Cathedral Rd

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 3rd Sept 10.45am

People of the Parish

Monday 4th 7.30pm

Paul, Maureen, Pat & Terence Comiskey

Tuesday 5th 7.30pm

Phil, Betty, Gene, Noel & Philip Finnegan, College St.

Sunday 10th 10.45am

Remembering all who have been lost to suicide

Cathal O’Riordan, Killycannon


Sunday 3rd Sept 9.30 am

Special Intention

Friday 8th 7.30pm

Andy & Mollie O’Brien, Crubany & Packie O’Reilly

Sunday 10th 9.30am

Billy & Kathleen Sheridan & grandsons Charlie Scully & Gary Morgan


Sunday 3rd Sept 10.30am

Private Intention

Wednesday 6th 7.30pm

Mass in honour of St Peregrine

Friday 8th 7.30pm

Thanksgiving Mass

Sunday 10th 10.30am

Private Intention

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