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8 May 2023 5th SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

BENEDICTION in St Clare’s Chapel this Sunday, 7 May, at 7pm.

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.

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

2nd Reading: Pt 3:15-18

Psalm 65

Gospel: Jn 14:15-21

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 Conor Lee

& all who were baptised recently

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

Bookshop Opening Hours: Before and after 7.30pm Mass on Saturdays Before and after 10am & 11.30am Masses on Sundays. Mass Cards, Religious Objects, Rosary Beads, Medals, Candles etc on sale.

The Legion of Mary will recite the Holy Rosary in St Clare’s Chapel during May at 7pm after the Holy Face devotions. Everyone welcome.

Congratulations to all the children in our parish who received their First Holy Communion this weekend. Thank you Lord Jesus, Oh thank you for giving yourself to me. Make me strong to show your love, wherever I may be. Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay, Close by me forever, and love me I pray. Bless all of us children, in your loving care, and bring us to heaven, to live with you there.

Blessing of Graves:

Cullies Sunday 25 June 1pm

Killygarry Sunday 2 July after 9.30am Mass

Urney Saturday 5 August 7.30pm

Butlersbridge Sunday 6 August after 10.30am Mass

The Rosary will be recited on the Market Square, Cavan on Saturday, 13th May at 4pm. Please join us.

Kilmore Apostolic Society is celebrating the centenary of the Apostolic Society, 1923 – 2023. In recognition of this a tree was planted on the grounds of the Pastoral Centre, Cavan last week. New members to the Kilmore branch are welcome to join. The society is also in need of funds and would appreciate any donation. If you are interested in donating please contact 085 7450095, 086 3162828, 087 6726396.

Kilmore Apostolic Society April draw results:

1st M Mc Auley, Swanlinbar, Co Cavan

2nd A. Martin, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh

3rd M. Galligan, Belturbet, Co Cavan

4th A. Dolan, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh

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)

ROSARY RALLY, KNOCK Saturday 3rd June. Main Celebrant : Archbishop Eamon Martin. Rosary Talk : Bishop Oliver Doeme, Nigeria, at 1pm in Basilica. Please book bus early as a bigger crowd is anticipated this year. Donoghues Coaches 087 265 4787 Monica Tuite 087 828 1727

The Rosary will be recited on the Market Square, Cavan on Saturday, 13th May at 4pm. Please join us.

2023 Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Martin Hayes 2nd June for five nights. Direct Flights from Knock to Lourdes. For all enquiries and bookings please contact: Cavan Travel, 15 Main Street Cavan Tel:049 4361222 Email: Info@cavan This year we are delighted to bring Assisted Pilgrims. Applications to Fr. Tom Mannion PP, Pilgrimage Director, Ballinaglera, Co. Leitrim. Telephone 087 9170879. Limited number of places available.

Cavan Social Services return to the Cavan Day Centre, Cathedral Rd. as from Wednesday 17th May. Wednesday 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.

Cavan ICA Guild will resume as from 13th Sept. at 8pm

Positive Age Hall, Castlemanor – Dancing & light exercises, 2pm – 4pm beginning 8th May. All welcome. Arts & Crafts continue until 8th June 2pm – 4pm. Light refreshments.

Positive Age West of Ireland Adventure 16th, 17th , 18th & 19th May. If you are interested please contact Positive Age 049 4380725, Mon – Fri. 9am – 4.30pm

Quiz Night on Sunday 7th May in the Highball Inn, Butlersbridge at 5pm. €40 per table of 4. All proceeds to Realtín Donohoe. All support greatly appreciated.

POSITIVE AGE West of Ireland Adventure 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th May. If you are Interested please contact Positive Age at 049 4380725, Mon – Fri 9am – 4.30pm Teach Oscail 31 Church St., Cavan 4 Art classes – 9th, 23rd May & 6th, 20th June at 2pm.

Wonder Women’s Group in Teach Oscail, 31 Church St., cavan – 4 week Art class – 9th & 23rd May, 6th & 20th June at 2pm. New members welcome.


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.

We remember in our prayers JONAS SALDUKAS, Lithuania, mother of Laura Keyes, Cavan MARIE BUCKLEY (nee Smyth), New York & Butlersbridge PEE O’REILLY, Solihill, England brother of Molly O’Rourke, Butlersbridge PATRICIA SHALVEY, New York sister of Margaret McPhillips, Butlersbridge and all who died recently.

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 6th 7.30pm

Madge, John & Sean McCabe, Billis & deceased of McCabe family, Drumryan

Bridget & Hugh Goldrick, Pullamore & deceased of Smith family

Niall Keogh, Rock Cross

Eilish Donohoe, Dublin Rd. [Month’s Mind]

Sunday 7th 8.30am

Special Intention

Marie Buckley (nee Smyth) late of Butlersbridge

Sunday 7th 10am

Teresa McCaul, John Paul Ave.

Mick & Pat McCarthy, Farnham Rd.

Patrick & Eileen Graham, Tullacmongan

Sunday 7th 11.30am

Joe & Bernadette Young & deceased of Young family, Drumcrave

Billy O’Neill, Keadue Lane

Jim Keeney, Donegal

Tom Donohoe, Tullacmongan

Willie Mimnagh, Moynehall

Monday 8th 10am

John P & Mary McAvinue

Tuesday 9th 10am

Deceased members of Maguire family

Wednesday 10th 10am

Deceased members of McGovern family

Thursday 11th 10am

Cathedral Donors

Friday 12th 10am

Special Intention

Saturday 13th 10am

Brigid & Paddy Sheridan, Drumalee & Christy Cox, Billis

Saturday 13th 7.30pm

Gretta Burns, Carrickfern

Frances Smith, River St.

Felix & Annie Sheridan, Tullacmongan

Michael & Lily O’Halloran & deceased of O’Halloran family, Limerick

Con O’Dwyer, Drumnavanagh

Sunday 14th 8.30am

Deceased of Martin & Brady families

Dan Galligan, Farnham

Veronica, Pat & Patrick Sharkey, Drumalee

Sunday 14th 10am

Thomas (Tommy) Connolly, Drumelis [Month’s Mind]

Angela Kerssebeeck, Cavan

Charles & Kathleen Gallagher, Crossmolina; Carmel Gallagher, Harrow, London

Sunday 14th 11.30am

Ellen & Matt O’Reilly, Harmony Heights; deceased of O’Reilly family, Corranure, Nora & John O’Reilly, Drumcrave, Mary Rudden, Ballyhaise & Donie Kelly, Killarney

Josie, James, Jimmy & Patty Wallace

Jimmy & Mary Veale, Keadue

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 7th 10.45am

People of the Parish

Monday 8th 7.30pm

John Rabitte, Loughduff

Tuesday 9th 7.30pm

Edel Quinn

Friday 12th 8pm

Peter Mc Ginnity, Drumalee [Month’s Mind]

Sunday 14th 10.45am

Sean Woods, Billis

Helen & Eugene Timoney, Farnham Rd. & Peter Campbell

Francie Brady, St Phelim’s Place


Sunday 7th 9.30am

Michael & Kathleen McGovern, Pullamore

Michael Monaghan, Wolfe Tone St.

Tony Higgins, Drumalee

Friday 12th 7.30pm

Jimmy & Dympna Cusack, Shankill

Sunday 14th 9.30am

Philip & Mary McDonald, Crubany

Margaret & Edward Smith, Shankill; John Smith & Olive O’Reilly


Sunday 7th 10.30am

Private Intention

Wednesday 10th 7.30pm

PJ & Mary E (Mai) Cosgrove & deceased of family, Butlersbridge

Friday 12th 7.30pm

Bridget McCabe, Cootehill

Sunday 14th 10.30am

People of the Parish

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