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5 March 2023 Second SUNDAY OF LENT

Weekend Masses

Cathedral Saturday 7.30pm (vigil)

Sunday 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

St. Clare’s Chapel Sunday 10.45am

St Brigid’s Killygarry Sunday 9.30am

St Aidan’s Butlersbridge Sunday 10.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES DURING LENT Cathedral Monday – Saturday 10am St Clare’s Monday – Friday 7.30am Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm Killygarry Friday 7.30pm Butlersbridge Wednesday & Friday 7.30pm

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 first Sunday of the month at 7pm. Benediction on 5th March, 7pm

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Ex 17:3-7

2nd Reading: Rm 5:1-2,5-8

Psalm 94

Gospel: Jn 4:5-42

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

Hayley Ward, Naofa Gaffney & all who were baptised recently

A Concert to Celebrate Saint Patrick Celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig, Saint Patrick’s Day at Knock Shrine by joining us for a special concert on Thursday 16th March. Celebrating Irish music, heritage and culture with many well-known Irish favourites performed on the night. The concert will take place in Knock Basilica at 8.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Ave Maria Bible study group meet on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm till 9pm on Zoom. It is a friendly Christian fellowship sharing God’s word together. Contact Tom 086 3478539 “

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

Cavan Drama Festival 75th Anniversary Celebration – 4th to 11th March 2023. Save the Date!

CAVAN SOCIAL SERVICES: Activities continue in The Orchard Function Room, Drumalee.

Wednesday - Knitting & Crafts 3-5pm; Thursday - Whist 8.30pm. New members welcome

Cavan Drama Festival 75th Anniversary Celebration – 4th to 11th March 2023.

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

Free training in suicide prevention awareness scheduled across Cavan and Monaghan: Training is being organised by the HSE and is open to anyone over 18 years. For further details including dates, times and locations and to book a place: httttps:// The schedule includes the following course in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7 – a two day ASIST course on 20th and 21st April.

JOHN PAUL 2 Awards will take place at 7.30pm Mass next Saturday, 11th March in the Cathedral.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 24th - 31st May 2023. The cost will be €795. Spiritual Director is Fr Peter Okpetu. Accommodation beside church. Contact Margaret Blessington 086 3850861

Positive AgeSelection of Dances and light exercises from 12noon – 2pm every Monday and Arts & Crafts every Friday 2-4pm in the Positive Age Hall, Castlemanor. All welcome.

Refreshments served. Bring a friend.

Volunteers Wanted For Daffodil Day Friday March 24th

It’s that time of year again when spring is in the air and Daffodil Day draws near. Daffodil Day is on Friday March 24th. If you could spare one or two hours on Daffodil Day it would be greatly appreciated. Even if you have volunteered in the past please contact Martina on 086 3782928 (with GDPR regulations I need people to contact me). We need over 100 volunteers on the day. I will try to accommodate all requests but I would ask for some flexibility. Or perhaps you could host a Coffee Morning or some other fundraising event in your workplace or community – I would be happy to help with merchandise or advise.

YOUTH CHOIR – If you are in Secondary school or older and would like to join this choir please contact Jenny 049 4331404

Faith Renewal – Knock Shrine Lenten Reflections – Weekly Talks with Guest Speakers taking place Online and at St John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine Time: 8.15pm -9.15pm March 7th – Kieran Cronin ‘Laudato Si: St Francis and Prayer for Ecological Conversion.’ March 14th – Jane Mellett ‘Almsgiving: Responding to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor through Care for Creation.’ March 21st – John Connell ‘Living more simply in a complex world’

Kilmore Apostolic Society Draw – February Results 1st - M. Smyth, Cavan 2nd – M. Leddy, Cavan 3rd – N. Brady, Cavan 4th – N. Fitzpatrick, Dublin

Online Lenten Retreat. The Priory Institute is delighted to offer a FREE OF CHARGE online Retreat 'Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Lent as Stepping Stones on our Journey to East' Visit our website or click on this link to register/find out more. On the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in 1973, the Irish Bishops wrote to the Christian people of Ireland establishing Trócaire. As we mark 50 years of Trócaire, we mark 50 years of perseverance, courage, participation, accountability and solidarity. From supporting human rights defenders in Central America, to leading the relief effort in Vietnam following the war, to providing essential emergency assistance in the midst of crisis, Trócaire has been proud to work on behalf of the people of the island of Ireland in fighting injustice across the world. We thank God for our supporters and partners who empower us to do this vital work. We pray that the next fifty years will see all the people of the world working together for a more just world, and that the fruits of this work will be clear to see.

THE FIRST FRIDAY VIGILS OF REPARATION will resume in St. Clare's Adoration Chapel, Cavan Town, from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. every First Friday during Lent. You are invited to attend for even some of it. "Come and watch with Me for one hour" - Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. "Help make reparation for sin, so that souls may be saved" - Our Lady of Fatima. Do it for yourselves, your family, our country and the world.

50th Anniversary Prayer We pray for God’s blessing on the work of Trócaire. We pray that all people may continue to work together for the respect of our shared human dignity and shared human rights. We thank God for the partners and generous supporters who have enabled Trócaire to continue their work for over fifty years, empowering communities to work together for a just world. We pray for peace and may that peace be mine and yours, and with all people experiencing crises in our world. Amen


We are asking people NOT TO PARK their cars on the avenues around the Cathedral while attending Mass or other Church ceremonies.

The emergency services need to have access to the Cathedral at all times. One never knows when the services of an Ambulance or Fire Brigade are required and access routes should not be blocked at any time.

Consideration for others is all we ask and leaving the avenues and all yellow boxes free at all times is essential.

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

We remember in our prayers



MARGARET McMORROW, Kiltyclogher, mother of Fr Maurice

and all who died recently.

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 4th 7.30pm

Mary Geary, Ballymacenroe

Sue Fitzpatrick, Crubany

Brendan Coulter, Creighan & deceased members of Coulter family

Sunday 5th 8.30am

Noel Fox (Reynella); Michael & Maureen Lynch, Oldcastle

Sunday 5th 10am

Patricia Mitchell, Laragh Crescent

Susan & Peter Smith and Margie Mc Conaghie

Sunday 5th 11.30am

Breege & Dominick Tully, Drumcrave & deceased of Tully & Hand families

Mary & Joe Masterson, Drumbar, Farnham

Evelyn Kelly, Brookside, Farnham Rd

Ciara Lynch, Pairc an Duin

Donal Crotty, Farnham Rd., [Month’s Mind]

Monday 6th 10am

Special Intention

Tuesday 7th 10am

Cathedral Donors

Wednesday 8th 10am

Rosaleen, Bridget & Patrick Smith

Thursday 9th 10am

Edward & Anne Browne

Friday 10th 10am

Holy Souls

Saturday 11th 10am

John Connolly, Daggan, Butlersbridge

Saturday 11th 7.30pm

Elizabeth & William Sheridan, St Bridget’s Tce

Bill & Kay Henry, Cootehill Rd.

John Lennon, Earlsvale Rd.

John McCaffrey, Swellan & deceased members of McCaffrey family

Sunday 12th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 12th 10am

Deceased of McKiernan family, Ardlogher, Cloone

Breege, John, Michael & Mary Collins, Corohoe

Luke O’Sullivan-Cawley

Sunday 12th 11.30am

Edward Kelly, Stragelliffe

Patsy Mc Connell, Ashe St.

Felix Gormley Jnr. & deceased members of Gormley family

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 5th 10.45am

John Farrelly, St Mary’s Tce. [Month’s Mind]

Monday 6th 7.30am

Special Intention

Monday 6th 7.30pm

John & Elizabeth Sheridan & deceased family members

Tuesday 7th 7.30am

Holy Souls

Tuesday 7th 7.30pm

Austin Reilly, Pullamore

Wednesday 8th 7.30am

Available for Intention

Thursday 9th 7.30am

Special Intention

Friday 10th 7.30am

Special Intention

Sunday 12th 10.45am

Maura Finn, Military Row

Peter & Hannah Kinsella, Wolfe Tone St.


Sunday 5th 9.30am

John Smith, Crubany

Friday 10th 7.30pm

John, Ellen, Owen & Tessie Clarke, Alacken; Rose Headd (nee Clarke), Manchester & son Sean; Paddy Reilly, Galway & Bridie Foster

Sunday 12th 9.30am

Bartley & Marion Smith & daughter Susan, Ard na Greine

Thomas & Roseann Higgins, Shankill, Tom & Ann Higgins, England & Eamon Higgins, Australia


Sunday 5th 10.30am

People of the Parish

Wednesday 8th 7.30pm

Josie & Tommy Connolly, Annalee Park; James & Elizabeth Shiels, Alice & Bill O’Donnell

Friday 10th 7.30pm

Ann Good, Butlersbridge

Sunday 12th 10.30am

Jimmy, Cissy & Margaret Murphy, Egramush

Patsy & Rose Mc Adam, deceased of McCabe & Coyle families, Drung

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