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Mary, The Holy Mother of God 1 January 2023

Friday, January 6th, is the Feast of the Epiphany and Masses are as follows: Thursday 5th Cathedral Vigil Mass 7.30pm Friday 6th Cathedral 10am Killygarry 7.30pm Butlersbridge 7.30pm

Masses this week

Cathedral Monday – Friday 10am

Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (vigil)

Sunday 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

St. Clare’s Chapel Sunday 10.45am 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 Peregrine Mass for the sick will take place on Wednesday 4th January at 7.30pm 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 priests of the Parish thank you for your support throughout the year and wish all our parishioners and their families a happy, peaceful and wonderful New Year. Fr Kevin Fay, Fr Peter Okpetu, Fr Brian McElhinney, Fr Thomas Small & Fr Bijo

St Clare’s Chapel ADORATION

New Year Arrangements

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

New Years Day 11am – 2pm

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: Is 42:1-4,6-7

2nd Reading: Acts 10:34-38

Psalm 28

Gospel: Mt 3:13-17

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 Elianne Swingler

and all who were baptised recently

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

LECTIO DIVINA, a prayerful reading of the Sunday gospel has resumed each Tuesday after 10am Mass in the Cathedral. Come and give it a try for half an hour in the Conference room behind the altar.

Friday, January 6th, is the Feast of the Epiphany and Masses are as follows: Thursday 5th Cathedral Vigil Mass 7.30pm Friday 6th Cathedral 10am; Killygarry 7.30pm; Butlersbridge 7.30pm

Bank Tap Facility

A number of people requested that we install online facilities as they do not use cash any more. There are 3 “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.

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

EILEEN FLYNN, Butlersbridge

EILEEN MORRISSON, Ballyhaise mother of Shane, Stragelliffe

KEVIN SMITH, Larigan, Carrickaboy & Creighan

PAT LYNCH, Cootehill Rd


and all who died recently.

Join us for a community screening of The Letter, a documentary film which builds on the teaching of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. It explores how our spiritual values call us to take action on the planetary emergency. We are called to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor and on the 12th January, 2023 at 8pm, the Kilmore Care of Creation Team will host a screening of the film, The Letter in the Townhall, Cavan. Admission is free. Booking is essential.

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 31st Dec 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 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 1st 10am

Special Intention

Sunday 1st 11.30am

Special Intention

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

Monday 2nd 10am

Thomas & Anna Flynn, Cathedral Rd.

Tuesday 3rd 10am

Cathedral Donors

Wednesday 4th 10am

Jim Dunne, Ballinagh

Thursday 5th 10am

Sue Hill, Billis

Thursday 5th Vigil Epiphany 7.30pm

Noel Cusack, Bunnoe & Dublin

Friday 6th Epiphany 10am

Francie Heffernan, John Paul Ave.

Saturday 7th 10am

Susan & Thomas Mc Mahon, Mary & Walter Lambert, Gabrielle & Eamon Mc Govern

Saturday 7th 7.30pm

Philip & Bridget Cassidy, Tom & Bridget Reidy, Noreen Browne, Mary Zanella, Johnny Nolan, Eve O’Callaghan

Joe Mc Cabe & son Timothy, John Paul Ave.

Dominick & Rose Johnston & son John, Tullacmongan

Sunday 8th 8.30am

Special Intention

Sunday 8th 10am

People of the Parish

Sunday 8th 11.30am

Niall Walsh, Golf Links Rd.

Mary Lyons & deceased family members, Drumlark & deceased of Lyons & Walsh families

Eileen Rehill, Loonogs, Crosskeys

St. Clare’s Chapel

Sunday 1st Jan 10.45am

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

Monday 2nd 7.30pm


Tuesday 3rd 7.30pm

John Meade & Sean Meade, Cootehill Rd. & May Eustace, Kildallan

Sunday 8th Jan 10.45am

Sr Ursula, St Clare’s [Month’s Mind]


Sunday 1st Jan 9.30am

Jim Fitzpatrick, Killygarry

Friday 6th 7.30pm

Tommie Brady, Killygarry, Peter & Mary Mc Cabe, Killygarry

Sunday 8th 9.30am

Mattie & Susan Reilly, Poles & daughter Teresa Hayden


Sunday 1st Jan 10.30am

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

Wednesday 4th 7.30pm

Mass in honour of St Peregrine

Friday 6th 7.30pm

Christopher Conroy, Butlersbridge & deceased members of Collins family

Sunday 8th 10.30am

Brian Leddy, Tierlissen, Milltown

Fintan Tierney, Butlersbridge

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