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Newsletter 4th Sunday of Advent 19/12/2021

Mass Intentions for this week


Saturday 18th December 7.30pm

Pat, Brigid & Edward Quinn, Lakeview & Ashbrook

John Joe O’Reilly, Swellan & Main St & deceased of O’Reilly family, Church St

Joseph & Mary Gormley, Ballinamore

Bridie Coulter, Moynehall

Catriona O’Brien, Cluain Aoibhinn, Swellan

Sunday 19th 8.30am

Dominick & Breege Tully & deceased of Tully & Hand families

Una & John Joe McDonald; Annie, Edward & Jimmy O’Reilly

Sean Mc Sherry [Month’s Mind]

Deceased of Galligan family, Farnham

Sunday 19th 10am

Michael & Mary Josephine Smyth, Michael & Mary King

Deceased of Maguire family, Dublin & Bergin family, Cavan

Tommy, Maisie, Paddy & Jimmy Mc Cormack, Margaret Lee, Ann Oakes &

Jackie Doyle, Tullacmongan

Sunday 19th 11.30am

Tommy Brides, Keadue

Grace Ward, Cullies

Tom Kelly, Drumnavanagh

Annie & James Kitson & deceased family members

Special Intention

Monday 20th 10am

Joe Donohoe, Granard

Tuesday 21st 10am

Meegan family, Killanny & Phyllis Fealy [Month’s Mind]

Wednesday 22nd 10am

Phil Smith, daughter-in-law Margaret & deceased of Smith & Cahill families

Thursday 23rd 10am

Private Intention

Friday 24th 10am

Michael & Teresa Bravender, St Phelim’s Place

Friday 24th 9pm Vigil Mass

People of the Parish

Saturday 25th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Saturday 25th 10am

People of the Parish

Saturday 25th 11.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 26th 10am

Special Intention

Johnny Mc Cormack, Highfield Rd

Thomas & Anna Flynn, Cathedral Rd.

Private Intention

Deceased members of Lee & Leonard families

Sunday 26th 11.30am

Mary Plunkett, Ballyjamesduff

Michael Lyons, Kilnavara [Month’s Mind]

St. Clare’s Chapel

Monday 20th December 7.30pm

Peter, Ann & Raymond Lawlor, London & St Brigid’s Tce

Tuesday 21st 7.30pm

Brian, James, Rose & Frank Finlay

Thursday 23rd 8am

Special Intention


Sunday 19th December 9.30am

Angela & Edward O’Reilly

Tommy & Mary Monaghan, Killygarry, Tommy, Katie & Anna Donohoe, Pullamore &

deceased of family, Corriga

Jim Fitzpatrick, Killygarry

Josephine Fay, Ballyhaise & Robert Gilmore

Friday 24th 9pm Vigil Mass

People of the Parish

Saturday 25th 9.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 26th 9.30am

Peter & Benny Gaffney, Breandrum & Hugh Maguire, Drumelis


Sunday 19th December 10.30am

Breege Foynes, Butlersbridge

Thomas Ryan, Drumglen Drive

Special Intention

Wednesday 22nd 7.30pm

Private Intention

Friday 24th 9pm Vigil Mass

People of the Parish

Saturday 25th 10.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 26th 10.30am

Jack & Rose McGerty & deceased of McGerty &

Brogan families, Butlersbridge

Holy Water is available in the Cathedral - Ask the Sacristan, Maura.


Could all those people who deliver envelopes to various areas of our parish please collect their box/boxes from the Presbytery over the next week. We would like to thank all those people who over the years have delivered envelopes for us.

This work is greatly appreciated. Fr Kevin Fay , on behalf of the Parish Team

AL ANON -Are you affected by someone else's drinking? Al-Anon family groups offer support for families and friends of alcoholics. Cavan Al-Anon group meeting is held every Wednesday night at 8pm on Zoom. Details on

Cavan Christmas Dash 5K - In aid of the Cavan Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. St.Stephen's Day, Sunday 26th December @ Market Square Cavan Town @ 12 noon. Register at Please maintain social distance and COVID guidelines

We remember in our prayers

KATHLEEN WILSON, Harmony Heights


MALACHY COLLINS, Lisnaskea brother of Josephine Conroy, Butlersbridge

NOEL CUSACK, Dublin & Bunnoe, brother of Marie Crossan, Highfield Rd.

& all who died recently.

Eucharistic Adoration St Clare’s Chapel

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.

Christmas Eve - St Stephen's Day 11am - 2pm.

New Year’s Eve and New Years Day 11am -2pm.

Tuesday 28th December - No Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration will take place at the usual times 11am -7pm on all other days over Christmas. A special invitation is extended to everyone to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in St Clare's over the Christmas period.

Next Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: 1 Sam 1:20-22. 24-28

2nd Reading: 1 Jn 3:1-2.21-24

Psalm 83

Gospel: Lk 2:41-52

CONFESSIONS in Cathedral Saturday 2.30pm -3pm

Baptisms in our Parish

Booking essential at 049 4331404

Please give 4-6weeks notice.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community

Holly Rafferty, Gary Maughan, Chloe McDonald & all who were baptised recently

For Sale in CATHEDRAL BOOKSHOP Catholic Diary 2022 Christmas Cards in Box Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards Church Art Calendar 2022 and other gifts Orders taken for Liturgical Calendar 2022 – names to be left with Seamus or Elizabeth in the Bookshop.

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

Local St. Vincent de Paul volunteers will be distributing envelopes to houses and businesses in the area soon. Envelopes can be dropped into the VdeP box at the rear of the Cathedral. You can also pick up spare envelopes or direct debit forms there. Donations can also be made online at using the purple “Donate Now” icon. All donations will be used locally to help people who are struggling to make ends meet this Christmas - requests for help can be made using Freephone 1800 677 777. Your generosity to this appeal would be very much appreciated.

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 Cuans Website ( for more details on services or contact the centre Mon, Wed & Fri. 10am-1pm & 2-4pm. Ph:086 4556632 Email:


Sale of Christmas Holly Wreaths after all Masses in Cathedral, Butlersbridge and Killygarry churches on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December 2021. All proceeds to Missions

CONFESSIONS for Christmas

Saturday 18th December in the Cathedral 2.30pm -3.30pm

Tuesday 21st December in the Cathedral 3pm – 6pm.

Penitential Service in the Cathedral on Tuesday 21st December at 7.30pm


Christmas Eve Dec 24th Vigil Mass at 9pm in Cathedral, Killygarry and Butlersbridge

Christmas Day Saturday Dec 25th

Cathedral – 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

Killygarry – 9.30am

Butlersbridge – 10.30am

Sunday Dec 26th Cathedral – 10am, 11.30am; (Please note NO 8.30am Mass in Cathedral)

Killygarry – 9.30am

Butlersbridge – 10.30am

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