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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 and Tuesday 7.30pm

St Brigid’s Killygarry Sunday 9.30am Friday 7.30pm

St Aidan’s Butlersbridge Sunday 10.30am Wednesday & Friday 7.30pm

Wednesday 2nd Aug 7.30pm Mass in honour of St Peregrine in St. Aidan's Church, Butlersbridge

Blessing of Graves 2023 Families are asked to prepare their plots for the forthcoming Blessing of Graves. Please bring your own holy water with you to bless the grave. A collection will be taken up at the Blessing to fund the upkeep of the cemeteries throughout the year. Those attending are asked to be as generous as they possibly can.

Urney – Saturday 5 August 7.30pm Butlersbridge – Sunday 6 August after 10.30am Mass

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 Sunday 6th August at 7pm.

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Dn 7:9-10,13-14

2nd Reading: Pt 1:16-19

Psalm 96

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 Fódhla O’Reilly, Lucia Doyle & all who were baptised recently.

Butlersbridge Church Choir is seeking new members due to falling numbers. All are welcome. Anyone who is interested in joining please contact Carmel English on 086 8281295.

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

Mini Night Vigil to Knock on Friday 4th August 2023. Bus leaving Cavan Cathedral at 5.30pm sharp, Ballinagh 5.45pm and Lynch’s, Killydoon 6pm. To book a place please phone 049 4337101.

You are invited! Archbishop Eamon Martin will celebrate Mass at Slane on 6 August as part of the Light the Fire rosary/healing service on World Youth Day. Sister Briege McKenna will lead the healing service while Eurovision's Dana will sing her new song for Saint Patrick which recalls how our patron saint lit the fire of faith on Slane in 433AD. All welcome 12:15-4:30pm. (Hill of Slane, County Meath C15 DV76). More info:

A Choose Life branch for prolife supporters has been established for the Cavan town area. If you wish to join please text your name and mobile number to Liam at 086 2557643.

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 Calling homecoming festival will take place in Castlemanor Community Centre on Monday 21st August at 6pm. If you wish to be part of this event please book your place by calling Catherine on 087 9974943 by Monday 14th August at the latest.

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 Diary – Concert in SS Patrick & Felim Cathedral on 13th October 2023 featuring Celine Byrne, Soprano & Cavan Cathedral Choir. Tickets €45 available from Multisound, Main St., Cavan and from the Presbytery, Cavan.

English Classes and Social Activities for those whose First Language is NOT English and need help to improve English Speaking skills. The classes are free of charge. The classes will be held in Castlemanor Community Centre as follows: Thursdays 27th July, 3rd, 10th & 17th August. Classes 2pm – 4pm. Class will include a break and refreshments will be provided. The classes will culminate with a social get-together for all participants. If you wish to join this class, please contact: Martina or Anne on 049 - 4380725

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.

The Forget Me Not Cafe takes place this Wednesday 2nd of August in Castlemanor Day Centre, Drumalee, Cavan from 11am till 12.30pm. 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.

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

Recent Deaths

We remember in our prayers CHRISTOPHER (CHRISTY) SMITH, Lucan & late of River St & MICHAEL GUMLEY, Shankill & all who died recently.

Mass Intentions for this week

Saturday 29th 7.30pm

Tom & Margaret Crowe, daughters Kathleen & Margaret, Kilnavara

Bridie & Andrew Boylan & deceased family members, St Brigid’s Tce.

Pat Ryan, Drumalee

Martin McDonagh, sons Pat & Martin McDonagh, nephew Martin McDonagh

Michael Sheridan, Drumalee

Sunday 30th 8.30am

Special Intention

Sunday 30th 10am

William & Carmel Colgon, Rocklands [Month’s Mind]

Sunday 30th 11.30am

Maureen & Tom McMahon, Behey & deceased members of McMahon family, Behey

Tommy McKiernan, St Patrick’s Tce.

Monday 31st 10am

Dunne, Quinn & Gray families

Tuesday 1st Aug 10am

Joseph Mathai & Special Intention

Wednesday 2nd 10am

Maria Chalil, India

Thursday 3rd 10am

Peter & Margaret Conaty, Drung

Friday 4th 10am

Soledad Lamberte

Saturday 5th 10am

Helena McCaul, John Paul Ave.

Saturday 5th 7.30pm

Mel Keavney, Moynehall [Month’s Mind]

John & Peg Cassidy, Earlsvale Rd. & Donogh Elliott, Keadue Lane

Mary, Patrick & Philip Hourican, Main St.

Deceased members of Johnston & Sheeky families

Sunday 6th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 6th 10am

Kitty Shiels, Cork

Tom Tierney, Highfield Rd.

Sunday 6th 11.30am

Anna Monaghan, Crubany [Month’s Mind] Paddy & Peggy Brady, Drumnavanagh Corina & Patsy Murphy, Fairview Joe & Bernadette Kenny & baby Clare McDermott Deceased of Lovett & Linden families

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 30th 10.45am

Private Intention

Monday 31st 7.30pm

Jim Mooney, Wolfe Tone St.

Tuesday 1st Aug 7.30pm

Owen & Agnes Mullen, Jubilee Tce. & grandsons

John Paul, Pauric & Aaron

Sunday 6th 10.45am

Deborah Boyle, O’Raghallaigh Park [Month’s Mind]

Edward & Ellen Sexton & deceased of Sexton & Smith families

Private Intention


Sunday 30th 9.30 am

People of the Parish

Friday 4th Aug 7.30pm

Eugene & Mary Lee; Harry & Kelly Brady

Sunday 6th 9.30am

Pat & Mary Ann Maguire, Moynehall; Paddy & Matt Smith, Rathcorrick &

deceased of Smith family, Lisduff


Sunday 30th 10.30am

Kevin Mc Phillips, Drumahurk, Butlersbridge

Wednesday 2nd Aug 7.30pm

Mass in honour of St Peregrine

Friday 4th 7.30pm

Michael O’Neill, St Phelim’s Place

Sunday 6th 10.30am

For all deceased who are buried in St Aidan’s Cemetery, Butlersbridge

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