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3rd Sunday of Advent 11 December 2022

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

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: Isaiah 7:10-14

2nd Reading: Romans 1:1-7

Psalm 23 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24

CONFESSIONS in Cathedral Saturdays 2.30pm -3pm

Christmas Confessions Cathedral

Wednesday 21 December

10.30am - 11am; 1pm - 2pm; 5pm - 6.30pm

Saturday 24 December 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 Gene Elio De Los Santos, Juno Cooper-Conlon

and 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.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSHOP Shop open after 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

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 this weekend 10th & 11th December.

Carol Service in Cathedral

Thursday 15th December at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Christmas Arrangements for Masses

Christmas Eve Masses at 9pm

in Butlersbridge, Cathedral and Killygarry

Christmas Day Masses as per Sunday

Cathedral: 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

St. Clare’s Chapel 10.45am

St Brigid’s Killygarry 9.30am

St Aidan’s Butlersbridge 10.30am

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.

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 with your bank to Monthly Collection a/c BIC: AIBK IE2D and IBAN: IE85 AIBK 9320 5158 3660 57 or online using this link and select Urney & Annagelliff (Cavan). 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal Local St. Vincent de Paul volunteers are distributing envelopes to houses and businesses in the area at the moment. Envelopes can be dropped into the VdeP box at the entrance to the Cathedral. Donations can also be made online.

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

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 24th - 31st May 2023. €745 if deposit is paid by 31st January. After that date the cost will be €795. Spiritual Director Fr Peter Okpetu. Accommodation beside church. Contact Margaret Blessington 086 3850861

AA Meetings in Pastoral Centre (beside Sleep Out)

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

Cavan Town Men’s Shed new members welcome. Would suit retired men. Lear or teach new

skills. Mon, Wed & Fri 10am to 1pm in Cana House, off Farnham St., Cavan

Killygarry NS Carol Service In St. Brigid’s Church at 7pm on Tuesday 13th Dec.

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

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:

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

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


PATRICIA FITZSIMONS, Creighan Dr & Ballyhaise

MARY GERALDINE McCABE, Killynebber & Esker Lodge

and all who died recently

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 10th Dec 7.30pm

Anna McDonagh, Highfield Rd

Bridget, Pat & Edward Quinn, Lakeview/Ashbrook Grove

Andy Murray, Ard na Gréine

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

Monday 12th 10am

Rose Cadden, Loughduff and deceased of Cadden family

Tuesday 13th 10am

Michael & Johnny O’Rourke, Jubilee Tce

Wednesday 14th 10am

Mary & Jim Fay, College St

Thursday 15th 10am

James & Annie Kitson, Wolfe Tone St

Friday 16th

10am - John & Kathleen Cunningham, Castlemanor

8pm – Pauline McGirr Month’s Mind)

Saturday 17th 10am

Brian Finlay, James, Rose & Frank Finlay

Saturday 17th 7.30pm

John Joe Reilly, Swellan

Maria Walsh, Wolfe Tone St

Joseph & Mary Gormley, Ballinamore

Frank & Dympna McConnell, grandson Gary & Mickey Rooney

Sunday 18th 8.30am

Deceased of Galligan family, Farnham & Michael O’Neill, Farnham

Paily (Paul) Avackal & William Donohoe

John, Alice, Michael & Florence Meegan

Sunday 18th 10am

Roger Loonam, Drumconnick

Tom Ryan, Swellan Lr

Cathriona O’Brien, Cluain Aoibhinn, Swellan

Tom Kelly, Drumnavanagh

Sunday 18th 11.30am

Angela & Edward O’Reilly

Peggy, Bill & Patrick Allen, St. Phelim’s Pl & members of the O’Reilly family

Grace Ward, Cullies

Tommy Brides, Keadue

St. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 11th 10.45am

Jim Martin, Derrycramph

Sean Boylan, Earlsvale Rd

Beezie & Bill O’Hanlon, Creighan

Monday 12th 7.30pm

John & Mary McBride & grandson Martin, Caughoo

Tuesday 13th 7.30pm

Paddy & Nancy, Lee, Fairview

Sunday 18th 10.45am

Eddie & Margaret Brady, Urney, Ballinagh

Thomas & Josephine Sheridan, Elm Bank Drive

Mary Plunkett, Ballyjamesduff

Special intention


Sunday 11th 9.30am

Fiona Bergen (née Webber) & Roisin Webber, Corglass

Jean Caulfield, Elm Grove

Ronan Galligan, Poles, Tom & Greta Galligan, Pullamore

Friday 16th 7.30pm

Mary & Jimmy Mallon, Owen Roe Tce

The Arkins family, Kilcogy

Sunday 18th 9.30am

Deceased of Galligan family, Pullamore

Peter & Benny Gaffney, Breandrum &

Hugh Maguire, Drumelis

Bridie Coulter, Moynehall


Sunday 11th 10.30am

Norah Togher, London & Drumsilla

Breege Foynes, Butlersbridge

Flor Huelar, Philippines & Lakeland Close

Wednesday 14th 7.30pm

Bernard, Kate & Bridie Lee, Butlersbridge

Friday 16th 7.30pm

Terry & Sean Cusack

Michael & Margaret Smith & deceased of family

Michael & Margaret Cusack & deceased of family

Sunday 18th 10.30am

Martin McGowan, Coleman Rd & Drumelis (Month’s mind]

Jack & Rose McGerty, Butlersbridge &

deceased of McGerty & Brogan families

Deceased members of McBarron & Costello families

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