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8 October 2023 TWENTY Sevent Sunday in Ordinary Time

Date for the Diary In support of Cathedral Restoration Fund Concert in Ss Patrick & Felim Cathedral, Cavan on FRIDAY 13th October at 8pm featuring Celine Byrne, Soprano, Cobhla Surlis & Cavan Cathedral Choir. Host: Mary Kennedy Tickets €45 each on sale at the Presbytery (049 4331404) and Multisound, Main St., Cavan

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

St Clare’s Chapel ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration tales place every day in St Clare’s from 11am – 7pm.

New people are urgently required for the following times:

Tuesday 2pm - 3pm

Thursday 1pm – 2pm

Friday 1pm – 2pm

Saturday 3pm – 4pm

Please contact Liam at 087 2358440

Benediction this Sunday 1st October in St Clare’s Chapel, 7pm

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Is 25:6+-10

2nd Reading: Phil 4: 120-14, 19-20

Psalm 22

Gospel: Mt 22:1-14

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 Freya Joziasse, Maddy Benson

& all who were baptised recently.

CHANGES in our parish Due to the reduction of the number of priests in our parish the following changes take place as from 1st November 2023. BAPTISMS: First weekend of month Cathedral Second weekend of month Killygarry Third weekend of month Butlersbridge CONFESSIONS:

1st, 2nd & 3rd weekend of month in the Cathedral from 2.30pm -3pm

Lection DIVINA every Tuesday for half an hour in Conference Room (Cathedral) behind the altar after 10am Mass. Please come and bring a friend.

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.

Kilmore Apostolic Society There will be a display for the month of October 2023 in Ballyjamesduff museum with an official launch on Thursday 5th October 2023 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Lection DIVINA on every Tuesday for half an hour in Conference Room (Cathedral) behind the altar after 10am Mass. Please come and bring a friend.

Mass cards are on sale in the Presbytery

THE FIRST FRIDAY VIGIL OF REPARATION in St. Clare's Adoration Chapel, Friday 6th October, 6pm to 10pm. You are invited to attend for even some of it.

St Peregrine Mass for the sick will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 4th October in St Aidan’s Church, Butlersbridge. St Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. Anointing with St Peregrine oil will be offered at the Mass.

The Cathedral Choir has resumed practice every Monday evening at 7pm in the Cathedral. We are actively seeking new members. If you are interested in joining the choir please come along on Monday or approach Thomas, our Director, after 11.30am Mass on Sundays or any member of the choir.

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)

Kilmore Apostolic Society There will be a display for the month of October 2023 in Ballyjamesduff Museum.

KILLYGARRY APOSTOLIC SOCIETY are holding their annual display of works after 9.30am mass on Sunday 15th October in Killygarry Church. Your support would be appreciated.

The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver wish to thank you all for your generosity and kindness. €6078.26 was received from the collections in our parish last weekend.

Cavan Guild ICA will recommence meetings in Cavan Day Care Centre, Cathedral Rd. on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm. New members welcome.

Cavan Rugby Club Male Voice Choir is recruiting new members. Practice Thursday nights 7.30pm in Cavan Rugby Club. For further details contact Chairman John Joe Lennon 087 2251912 or any member.

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. Next Meeting Tuesday 3rd October 8pm

Cavan Town Mens Shed meet at rear of Cana House, Farnham St. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 1pm. New members always welcome.

Recent Deaths

We remember in our prayers

MARY FANNON, Elm Grove & Fairview ROSS MEALIFF, Clones & Hotel Kilmore PADRAIG (PAT) NEALON, Australia & late of Belturbet/Garrison uncle of Fr Martin Gilcreest

and all who have died recently.

HUGG, the national suicide bereavement charity will hold a free information event on Saturday 21st October in Hotel Kilmore, Cavan 1pm – 4pm. Spaces are limited so please register using this link: The event will benefit anyone affected or bereaved by suicide, in a personal or professional capacity whether you have experienced a bereavement this year or earlier in your life. For additional information contact Marie McKeon at or call 087 3516946

CUAN CAVAN CANCER SUPPORT From the Hothouse Flowers, Liam Ó Maonlaí & Peter O'Toole, Thursday 19th October @ 7.30pm in Townhall Cavan. Please support Cuan. Book tickets on 049 4380494 or

Fostering Awareness Week is being held by Tusla, Child and Family Agency, from the 16th to 20th October. If you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming a foster carer we would love to hear from you. An information coffee morning is being held on the 27th October in The Errigal Hotel, Cootehill from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please feel free to join us, or you can phone 049-4369800, or email

Small Coins Collection for Famine & Aids victims in Africa: We appeal to all parents & school children to start collecting some of their small change. Coins can be left with Seamus Connolly in the Cathedral Bookshop around Christmas time. 100% of funds go to Holy Rosary Sisters, Capuchin mission in Zambia, Mutomom Mission Hospital in Kenya. Your support is much appreciated. You can also donate online IBAN IE86 BOFI 9027 6896 6147 00 or AidsAppeal

Strides for Life This is a walking programme for people recovering from cancer treatment. The programme aims to bring participants to a level of fitness where they can help reduce their risk of a recurrence and improve their health and quality of life. Recommended by the Irish Cancer Society, it is individualised for each participant’s fitness level with a personal schedule which gradually increases every week over the 12 weeks. The course will begin in Cavan in September. Organised by the Cuan cancer social and support centre, the course is free and is suitable for all levels of ability. A friend or family member is also welcome to take part. Tea/Coffee after each walk. Pre-registration is required. Text/phone 0876486076 or Email

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 7th 7.30pm

Dayle Reilly, Carraig Beag, Drumalee [Month’s Mind]

Brenda Craig, Drumnavanagh

Dessie Donohoe, Derrycramph

Nicholas Johnston, Fairview

Sunday 8th 8.30am

Special Intention

Sunday 8th 10am

No Intentions

Sunday 8th 11.30am

Tony Looney & deceased of Weir family, Jubilee Tce.

Pearse Dunne, St Brigid’s Tce & Kyoto, Japan

Monday 9th 10am

Bridget Traynor

Tuesday 10th 10am

Private Intention

Wednesday 11th 10am

Mary & Nancy Brady & Colm Browne

Thursday 12th 10am

Bill & Beezie O’Hanlon

Friday 13th 10am

Kathleen O’Keeffe, St Phelim’s Place

Saturday 14th 10am

Margaret O’Malley, Emmet Place

Saturday 14th 7.30pm

Patrick Conaty, Loreto Wood & deceased members of Conaty & Brady families.

Michael Cawley, O’Raghallaigh Park [Month’s Mind]

Mary Mc Nicholas, Creighan

Sunday 15th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 15th 10am

Ned, Lizzie & Michael Wall

Packie Cusack, Crubany; Peggy & Joe O’Rourke, Foxrock

Philip Lee, Keadue

Sunday 15th 11.30am

Mary Egan, Highfield Rd. Jimmy & Josie Cullen, Cathedral Rd. Jim Keeney & Connie Harley, Donegal Michael & Margaret Mc Donald, sons Maxi & Sean & daughter in law Mary

ST. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 8th 10.45am

Paddy & Mona Kane, Drumelis & deceased family members

Monday 9th 7.30pm

Mary Jane Smith, Loughduff

Tuesday 10th 7.30pm

Brian Smith, Bruskey & Virginia

Sunday 15th 10.45am

Annie Brady, Tullacmongan


Sunday 8th 9.30 am

People of the Parish

Friday 13th 7.30pm

Tom Maguire, Alacken

Sunday 15th 9.30am

Peadar Conaty, Killygarry


Sunday 8th 10.30am

Martin & Kathleen Gibbons, Nahillah House, Cloverhill

Wednesday 11th 7.30pm

Margaret Tierney, Ballyhaise

Friday 13th 7.30pm

Available for Intention

Sunday 15th 10.30am

Marie Faherty (nee Brady), Dublin & Butlersbridge

Michael Lee, Butlersbridge [Month’s Mind]

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