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Newsletter 3rd Sunday of Advent 12/12/2021

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 11th December 7.30pm

Andy Murray

Anna Guider, Highfield Rd

Johnny Greenan, Killymooney Drive

Dominick Johnston, Tullacmongan

Frances Farrelly, Drumbo

Sunday 12th 8.30am

Mike, Patsy & Steven Mc Grath Drumalee Cross

Paul Arackal

Deceased of Mc Barron & Costello families

Sunday 12th 10am

Frank & Dympna Mc Connell, grandson Gary & Michael Rooney

Special Intention

Rosaleen Sheridan, Pullakeel

Jim Martin, Derrycramp

Sunday 12th 11.30am

Thomas & Josephine Sheridan, Elmbank Drive

Frank Mc Donagh [Month’s Mind] & Anna Mc Donagh, Highfield Rd.

William & Evelyn Finnegan, Cathedral Rd

John & Mary Mc Bride & grandson Martin, Caughoo

Monday 13th 10am

Sr Assumpta Kelly

Tuesday 14th 10am

Thomas Mc Cabe, St Martin’s Est.

Wednesday 15th 10am

Eilish & Joseph (Josie) Greenan, Billis

Thursday 16th 10am

John & Kathleen Cunningham, Castlemanor

Friday 17th 10am

Frank Lynch, Currragho

Saturday 18th 10am

Betty & Benny Little, Drumalee

Saturday 18th 7.30pm

Pat, Brigid & Edward Quinn, Lakeview & Ashbrook

John Joe O’Reilly, Swellan & Main St. & deceased of

O’Reilly family, Church St.

Joseph & Mary Gormley, Ballinamore

Bridie Coulter, Moynehall

Catriona O’Brien, Cluain Aoibhinn, Swellan

Sunday 19th 8.30am

Dominick & Breege Tully & deceased of Tully & Hand families

Una & John Joe Mc Donald; Annie, Edward & Jimmy


Sean Mc Sherry [Month’s Mind]

Deceased of Galligan family, Farnham

Sunday 19th 10am

Michael & Mary Josephine Smyth, Michael & Mary King

Deceased of Maguire family, Dublin & Bergin family, Cavan

Tommy, Maisie, Paddy & Jimmy Mc Cormack, Margaret Lee, Ann Oakes & Jackie Doyle, Tullacmongan

Sunday 19th 11.30am

Tommy Brides, Keadue

Grace Ward, Cullies

Tom Kelly, Drumnavanagh

Annie & James Kitson & deceased family members

St. Clare’s Chapel

Monday 13th December 7.30pm

Kenneth Simpson, St Phelim’s Place; James & Julia Coyle Kilnavara

Tuesday 14th 7.30pm

Rose, Tommy & Anthony Smith, Crosskeys & deceased family members, deceased of Heery & Maguire families, Paddy & Susan Lynch & deceased family members

Thursday 16th 8am

Holy Souls & Special Intention


Sunday 12th December 9.30am

Ronan Galligan, Poles; Tom & Gretta Galligan, Pullamore

Frank & Katie Coyle, Drumryan, son Tom & deceased family members

Fiona Bergin (nee Webber) & Roisin Webber, Corglass

Friday 17th 7.30pm

Anna Kinsella (nee Cusack) Luton & Shankill

Sunday 19th 9.30am

Angela & Edward O’Reilly

Tommy & Mary Monaghan, Killygarry, Tommy, Katie & Anna Donohoe, Pullamore &

deceased of family, Corriga

Jim Fitzpatrick, Killygarry

Josephine Fay, Ballyhaise & Robert Gilmore


Sunday 12th December 10.30am

Norah Togher, Butlersbridge & London

Christopher Tuohy, Moate (brother of Evelyn Brady)

Wednesday 15th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Friday 17th 7.30pm

John & Jenny Keegan & deceased of Keegan & Carney families

Sunday 19th 10.30am

Breege Foynes, Butlersbridge

Thomas Ryan, Drumglen Drive

Special Intention

AL ANON -Are you affected by someone else's drinking? Al-Anon family groups offer support for families and friends of alcoholics. Cavan Al-Anon group meeting is held every Wednesday night at 8pm on Zoom. Details on

Cavan Christmas Dash 5K - In aid of the Cavan Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. St.Stephen's Day, Sunday 26th December @ Market Square Cavan Town @ 12 noon. Register at Please maintain social distance and COVID guidelines

Cottage Market Cavan – Christmas Market

Sat 11th & Sun 12th December, 1-7pm, in The Conaty Centre (old St Pat’s). Free event

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: Mic 5:1-4

2nd Reading: Heb 10:5-10

Psalm 79

Gospel: Lk 1:39-44

CONFESSIONS in Cathedral Saturday 2.30pm - 3pm

Baptisms in our Parish

Booking essential at 049 4331404

Please give 4-6weeks notice.

For Sale in CATHEDRAL BOOKSHOP Catholic Diary 2022 Christmas Cards in Box Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards Church Art Calendar 2022 and other gifts Orders taken for Liturgical Calendar 2022 – names to be left with Seamus or Elizabeth in the Bookshop.

Baptisms in our Parish

Booking essential at 049 4331404. Please give 4-6weeks notice.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community Daire Lynch, Kate Ward, Sienna Noone,

Mary Mongan, Cillian McCaffrey, Farrah Gallagher, Georgia Flynn, Aurura Johnston,

Eala Sheridan & all who were baptised recently

For Sale in CATHEDRAL BOOKSHOP: Catholic Diary 2022 Christmas Cards in Box Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards Church Art Calendar 2022 and other gifts Orders taken for Liturgical Calendar 2022 – names to be left with Seamus or Elizabeth in the Bookshop.

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

Local St. Vincent de Paul volunteers will be distributing envelopes to houses and businesses in the area soon. Envelopes can be dropped into the VdeP box at the rear of the Cathedral. You can also pick up spare envelopes or direct debit forms there. Donations can also be made online at using the purple “Donate Now” icon. All donations will be used locally to help people who are struggling to make ends meet this Christmas - requests for help can be made using Freephone 1800 677 777. Your generosity to this appeal would be very much appreciated.

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 Cuans Website ( for more details on services or contact the centre Mon, Wed & Fri. 10am-1pm & 2-4pm. Ph:086 4556632 Email:


Sale of Christmas Holly Wreaths after all Masses in Cathedral, Butlersbridge and Killygarry churches on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December 2021. All proceeds to Missions


Carol Service in the Cathedral on Wednesday 15th December at 8pm.

CONFESSIONS for Christmas

Saturday 18th December in the Cathedral 2.30pm -3.30pm

Tuesday 21st December in the Cathedral 3pm – 6pm.

Penitential Service in the Cathedral on Tuesday 21st December at 7.30pm


Christmas Eve Dec 24th Vigil Mass at 9pm in Cathedral, Killygarry and Butlersbridge

Christmas Day Saturday Dec 25th

Cathedral – 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

Killygarry – 9.30am

Butlersbridge – 10.30am

Sunday Dec 26th Cathedral – 10am, 11.30am; (Please note NO 8.30am Mass in Cathedral)

Killygarry – 9.30am

Butlersbridge – 10.30am

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