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Advent in St Eugene’s Cathedral

The season of Advent begins on Sunday. In preparation for Christmas the Cathedral will open late every Monday night from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm. During this time there will be an opportunity for Confession and prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will also be available each Saturday during Advent from 11.30 am to 6.00 pm.

Morning Prayer of the Church will be prayed in the Cathedral each morning at 7.45 am, Monday to Friday. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed every Tuesday from 10.30 am until 7.20 pm. Take some time out from the pressures of getting ready for Christmas to relax, pray and meditate on the true meaning of Advent. Come to ‘Waiting In Hope: Advent Prayer Time’ at 8.00 pm each Thursday in St Joseph’s Room (upstairs in the Sacristy area). Advent Information Cards are available at the back of the Cathedral, please take a copy home.

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The Mission of St Eugene's Parish

St Eugene's Parish Shares in the life of Jesus, firm in hope, knowing that God is faithful by :

•   GROWING UP - to be like Jesus in the way we think and act.

•   GROWING TOGETHER - as active members of the parish in prayer and worship.

•   REACHING OUT - sharing the joy and trust of Jesus with others.

•   LIFTING UP - those in need in our community and world by our love and good works.

From Hebrews 10: 23-25

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Essential repairs and refurbishment at St Eugene’s Cathedral

Since May 2015 a programme of essential repairs and refurbishment has been undertaken by St Eugene’s Cathedral.  The work is primarily associated with damage caused by the entrance of moisture to the fabric of the building affecting internal finishes, stained glass windows and external masonry.  In particular the stained glass windows on the western wall (St Columba and St Patrick), the bell tower, sacristy and choir areas have been badly affected.    There is also the need for structural repairs to areas of the bell tower.  Cast iron rainwater goods and access ladders are being replaced or repaired as necessary. The work has only been made possible because of the award of their maximum grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £250,000 (Grants for Places of Worship) as well as a grant of £73,500 from the Department of Environment.  The estimated cost is £353,000 and works are programmed to complete at the end of October (weather permitting).  Fr Paul Farren, Administrator of St Eugene’s Cathedral, said ‘I am delighted that we can carry out these necessary repairs to this most significant building. We are deeply indebted to the Heritage Lottery Fundfor their maximum grant and to Minister Mark H. Durkan and his department for their ongoing support and funding.
 
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