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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 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 2:1-11

2nd Reading: 1 Cor 12:3-7,12-13

Psalm 103

Gospel: Jn 20:19-23

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 Clodagh Quinn & all who were baptised recently.

Recent deaths

We pray for LIAM COOKE, Loreto Wood PEGGY BRADY, St Phelim’s Place PHILIP DUNNE, Butlersbridge ANNE GARRAHAN, Kenagh, Longford, mother of Sheila O’Keeffe, Billis and all who died recently.

Bookshop Opening Hours: 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.

Bus to Day of Retreat in Emmanuel House, Clonfert Saturday 27th May – leaving Carrickmacross via Clones, Cavan, Ballinagh. Booking essential 087 2508043.

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

Holy Mass will be offered in the Conaty Chapel, Pastoral Centre, Cavan H12 E5C7 on Friday 26th May at 7pm. Afterwards John Coyne will talk about life in the Spirit (Acts 19) and pray healing in the name of the Holy Spirit.

Killeshandra Camino Calling – Saturday 17th June in the captivating surrounds of Killeshandra. Meal, treats, surprises and more! Tickets (€40)

Pentecost Healing Service led by Eddie Stones will take place in St Brigid's Church, Killygarry, Cavan on Pentecost Sunday May 28th at 2pm with Rosaries, Holy Mass, Laying on of hands and prayers for healing. Confessions will be made available. All welcome.

Relics of St. Oliver Plunkett will visit The Conaty Chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on Tuesday 23 May 2023 with the kind support of the Knights of St. Columbanus. The relics will arrive at the Centre at 10:00a.m. and will be available for veneration until 10:00p.m. that evening. There will be a lunchtime Mass in the Chapel at 1:15p.m. (being offered for those doing exams at this time), an early-evening Mass at 5:45p.m., and one at 8:00p.m. celebrated by Bishop Martin Hayes. There will be opportunities for Confessions throughout the day. Petitions/Donations may be sent to the St. Oliver Plunkett Novena, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7. All petitions received will be placed beside the relics as they rest in the Chapel. All are welcome for this very special event. Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 or see porches for more information. The Holy Cross Group, Bethlehem will have a stall of the olive wood crafts for sale, so if any parishioner missed the recent visit they can call to the Pastoral Centre on Tuesday, 23rd May.

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 086 828 1727

On behalf of the Holy Father, the Secretariat for the Universal Synod has invited local churches to hold a moment of Marian Prayer on 31st May (Feast of the Visitation and last day of the Marian Month of May) to place the work of the Synod, especially the upcoming assembly in October, under the protection of Our Lady. A day of prayer has been organised at Knock Shrine, Ireland’s International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine. The programme for the day is as follows: 11am – 11.45am Prayer Service in the Apparition Chapel (to include prayer to Our Lady of

the Way, a decade of the Rosary and the placing of petitions at the feet of

Our Lady) 12 noon – 1pm Mass celebrated by Archbishop Francis Duffy in the Basilica 1pm – 7pm Pilgrims and visitors will be invited to pray for the work of the Synod

(prayer cards will be distributed on the day) 7pm – 8pm Rosary and Mass in Knock Parish Church

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.

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)

Cavan Alzheimer Group –We are cordially inviting you to share the most important cup of tea you’ll ever have. ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY is being held in our NEW REFURBISHED DAY CARE CENTRE & GARDEN, Sullivan Centre, Cathedral Road, Cavan on Sunday 28th May, 10am - 2pm. Let’s share a chat & good company and raise urgently needed funds. Along with cakes & tea we also have wonderful entertainment from Rugby Club Choir & DessieRonan.

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.

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

Mary's Meals Ireland church gate collection on 27/28 May. Your support would be greatly appreciated. 2.4 million children are fed each school day in 18 of the world's poorest countries. €22 will feed a child in their place of education for a whole school year, with at least 93% of all donations going directly to their charitable activities. For more information go to or call Caoimhe on 0863745756 or Patricia on 0863140814.

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

Teach Oscail 31 Church St., Cavan Art classes – 23rd May & 6th, 20th June at 2pm.

Wonder Women’s Group in Teach Oscail, 31 Church St., cavan – Art class – 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.

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 20th 7.30pm

Bernadette Jones, Cluain Aoibhinn, Swellan

Michael Brosnihan, Clare

Jack O’Gorman, Drumalee

Jim Kelly, College St.

Rose Kearns, Richmond Mills [Month’s Mind]

Sunday 21st 8.30am

Special Intention

Eamon Brady & Joseph Brady

Sunday 21st 10am

Matt & Bridget Lee

Jason Martin Joseph Doyle & deceased of Doyle & Smith families

Special Intention

Sunday 21st 11.30am

Aidan Crossan, Carrickane

James & Lena O’Rourke, son Paddy & daughter Brigid

Sean Curtin, Carrickane [Month’s Mind]

Joan Dillon, Cavan formerly Kerry [Month’s Mind]

Monday 22nd 10am

Michael & Patrick Mc Partland

Tuesday 23rd 10am

John & Margaret Murray, Creighan; Rose & Gerry Wills

Wednesday 24th 10am

Patrick & Ann Kelly

Thursday 25th 10am

Michael & Ellen Kelly & Anne White

Friday 26th 10am

Patrick Smith

Saturday 27th 10am

Thomas Sheridan, Drumcrave

Saturday 27th 7.30pm

Eddie Jermyn, Highfield Rd [Month’s Mind]

Sean Maguire, Highfield Rd.

James, Alice & Jim Mooney

Joe ReillySnr & Joseph ReillyJnr, Latt

Sean & Joan Harton, Creighan & deceased of Harton family

Special Intention

Sunday 28th 8.30am

People of the Parish

Sunday 28th 10am

Margaret Mc Gowan & deceased of McGowan & Egerton families

Mary Gaffney, Corstruce, Ballinagh & Mary Maguire, Sean Lee Drive, Belturbet

Paddy Mongan, London

Denis Condon, Cathedral Rd.

Sunday 28th 11.30am

Alice & Jack McConnell, Ashe St. & deceased of McConnell family.

May & Jimmy Breslin, Moynehall

Karl & Donie Deegan, Swellan Court & Cameron Moore

Mattie Reilly, Golf Links Rd.

Shane & Dora Dempsey, Drumalee

Tom, Bridie & daughter Ann Clarke, Cathedral Rd.


Sunday 21st 10.45am

Matt & Elizabeth Fay, Main St. & Convent House

Mary Kate Murphy, Church View

Patricia McDonagh, Swellan Lr & Yorkshire

Belinda McDonagh Walsh, Drumgola Woods [Month’s Mind]

Monday 22nd 7.30pm

Michael & Teresa Reilly, Park View, Dublin Rd.

Tuesday 23rd 7.30pm

Private Intention

Sunday 28th 10.45am

Rita Sheridan, Drumalee


Sunday 21st 9.30am

People of the Parish

Friday 26th 7.30pm

Terry, Patrick, Susan Hand, Owen Roe Tce., Creena Murphy, Fairview & deceased of McCabe & Hand families

Sunday 28th 9.30am

Shane McEvoy, Annaglough, Michael, Annie & James McEvoy, Lisreagh; Phil &

Bridget McEvoy, Annaglough & deceased of Brady family, Annaglough


Sunday 21st 10.30am

James & Mary Hague, Keeney, Cloverhill

Special Intention

Special Intention

Wednesday 24th 7.30pm

Patrick & Michael Conaty, Lavey

Friday 26th 7.30pm

Private Intention

Sunday 28th 10.30am

John & Nancy O’Reilly, Butlersbridge; Sonny Armstrong, Pat & Benny Brady

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