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Christmas Day 25 December 2022

The priests of the Parish thank you for your support throughout the year and wish all our parishioners and their families a happy, peaceful and holy Christmas and wonderful New Year. Fr Kevin Fay, Fr Peter Okpetu, Fr Brian McElhinney, Fr Thomas Small & Fr Bijo

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

St Clare’s Chapel ADORATION


Eucharistic Adoration will take place in St Clare’s over Christmas and New Year as follows:

Christmas Day 11am – 2pm

Monday 26th – Friday 30th 11am – 5pm

New Years Eve 11am – 2pm

New Years Day 11am – 2pm

A special invitation is extended to everyone to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament over Christmas.

Baptisms in our Parish Booking essential at

049 4331404. Please give 4 -6 weeks notice.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community

Tomás Williams, Mila Figaszewska, Dominik Figaszewski,

Adeline Monahan, Tom Windels and all who were baptised recently

Souvenir Calendar of the Cathedral 2023 on sale at the Presbytery & Cathedral Bookshop.

Bank Tap Facility

A number of people requested that we install online facilities as they do not use cash any more. There are three “Tap” machines installed in the Cathedral: Front Porch One at each Candleabra


Envelopes for 2023 will be ready for distribution from Monday 19th December 2022. We are asking distributors to call to the Presbytery from Monday onwards to collect the boxes. We also need new distributors to help in some areas. Please contact the Presbytery 049 4331404 if you can help us.

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.

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

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

JOHN GREENE, Wolfe Tone St & Inishbofin, Galway

SEAN FITZPATRICK, Billis & Tipperary



SHEILA KEOGAN, Oldcastle sister of Jimmy Murray, Poles

MARGARET AGNEW, England sister of Philomena Meegan, Highfield Rd

and all who died recently

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 24th Dec Vigil Mass 9pm

People of the Parish

Sunday 25th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 25th 10am

People of the Parish

Sunday 25th 11.30am

People of the Parish

Monday 26th 10am

Johnny Mc Cormack, Highfield Rd.

Special Intention

Tuesday 27th 10am

Paddy & Mary Tully, Coolboyogue

Wednesday 28th 10am

Sarah & Michael Smith, St Phelim’s Place

Thursday 29th 10am

Michael Smith, Athboy & St Phelim’s Place

Friday 30th 10am

Terry Gilcreest

Saturday 31st 10am

Pat Kelly, Highfield Rd. & deceased of Kelly family

Saturday 31st 7.30pm

Mary & Patrick Brady & deceased family members, Reaske

Jim & Teresa Keeney, sons Danny & Jim, Donegal; Con Harley & deceased family members , Donegal & Glasgow

Sunday 1st Jan 2023 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 1st Jan 2023 10am

Special Intention

Sunday 1st Jan 2023 11.30am

Special Intention

Maureen & Thomas Murray, Fairview; Patrick & Ellen Cosgrove, Emmet Place


Sunday 25th 10.45am

People of the Parish

Sunday 1st Jan 2023 10.45am

Gerry O’Donnell, Letterkenny & St Brigid’s Tce, Cavan


Saturday 24th Dec Vigil Mass 9pm

People of the Parish

Sunday 25th 9.30am

People of the Parish

Friday 30th 7.30pm


Sunday 1st Jan 2023 9.30am

Jim Fitzpatrick, Killygarry


Saturday 24th Dec Vigil Mass 9pm

People of the Parish

Sunday 25th 10.30am

People of the Parish

Wednesday 28th 7.30pm


Friday 30th 7.30pm


Sunday 1st Jan 2023 10.30am

Ruairí Dunne, Rock Cross; Joe & Veronica Dunne, Butlersbridge

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