Due to the coronavirus situation the public celebration of Mass is suspended until further notice.
Mass in our Parish and within the Pastoral Area/Neighbouring Parishes.
Parishioners can join in the celebration of Mass via webcams/Facebook/YouTube at various times over Saturday evening/Sunday morning.
Saturdays at 7pm from Our Parish parishoferrigalciaran.com
Fr McCrory has also uploaded a vocal only version on Sixmilecross oratory on YouTube
Sundays 9.30am from Clogher/Eskra Parishes
Sundays 11am from Killeeshil Parish
Sundays 11.30am from Beragh Parish
Sundays 11.30am from Aghaloo Parish
Sixmilecross oratory on YouTube
Mass and Rosary with Fr PJ McCrory
RTE News Now channel is broadcasting Mass each weekday at 10.30am
These celebrations are what is called Private Masses, no congregation.
Anniversaries: at the Saturday evening celebration of Mass I will pray for those whose anniversaries had been arranged that weekend and the week previous and the week following.
Lately deceased: Maureen McLaughlin, Ada Early, Helen Ward, Francis McMullen, Philomena O’Rourke
We remember especially today all fathers who have died.
Anniversaries arranged between 13th June and 28th June – Veronica Owens (First Anniversary), Phyllis Early (13th), Anna Mulgrew (First Anniversary), McKeown Family Dec (14th), Brian Rodgers, Johney & Mary Kelly, Seamus Conroy (20th), Kathleen McCrystal (Month Mind), Peter, Margaret &
Ian Mallon (21st), Darragh, Seamus, Barney Kitty Horisk (27th), Annie Campbell, Marie Williams (First Anniversary) (28th).
Fr Brian Hackett’s headstone has been erected in Garvaghey. RIP.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Daire Francis Kelly who was Baptised recently.
Feasts: Sunday 21st St Aloysius Gonzaga; Monday 22nd Sts ohn Fisher, Thomas More, Paulinus; Wednesday 24th Birthday of St John the Baptist; Saturday 27th St Cyril; Sunday 28th St Irenaeus.
Blessing of the Graves: this won’t be happening this year – at least not in the usual way – even if numbers for outside gatherings increases – and getting round the graves to bless them with crowds of people would not be ideal. So my plan last week is the same as this week – that is to celebrate Mass on the Saturday evening around the usual time for the Blessing of the Graves – at Dunmoyle Saturday 4th July, Ballymacilroy Saturday 25th July, Garvaghey Saturday 1st August – I will decide nearer the time for Old Errigal in September.
Sunday collections: 17th/24th/31st May and 7th/14th June amounted to £5006. Standing orders for May amounted to £739.34. Thanks to all who contributed especially during these trying times financially for some.
Parish Envelopes 2020/2021 for the Ballygawley Area and Garvaghey Area are available now for collection in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Ballygawley and St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey. Again, thanks to all who have been contributing to the Parish.
Churches are again open for Private Prayer. Hand sanitisers are installed at the main entrance door of each Church. Parishioners are asked to bring lighters to light candles. I am asking that Church Cleaning Rota Members would resume their monthly duties to keep the House of God tidy and presentable, as they usually are. Thank you. You will also notice seats/pews cordoned off for social distancing. Mod.
Lough Derg may not be open yet, but it is still here! Earlier this week the Prior, Fr La, crossed over to Lough Derg to take up residence there for the normal duration of the Three Day Pilgrimage Season. In his own words, “I simply felt that this is the place where I should be. Pilgrims will come whenever circumstances may permit. In the meantime I can be here in a prayerful way, to offer a quiet witness to the enduring Lough Derg tradition of pilgrimage, penance and prayer which you and I have received, and which we value so much.” There are different ways to keep connected with Fr La and the Lough Derg team from wherever you are. ‘Do Lough Derg Pilgrimage from wherever you are’ 27 – 29 June. Find out more about these special events on https://loughderg.live/
Emotional Wellbeing during the Covid-19 Pandemic – Video
In conjunction with Fr. Dermot McCaul, now residing in Caledon, the diocese has produced a short video on emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The video is intended to offer guidance around issues of emotional wellbeing and mental health during these times. It also gives some sound and practical advice on how each of us can navigate these challenges and indeed flourish beyond this period. Fr. Dermot suggests five daily actions and activities that can help:
Reduce and limit Media and Multimedia interaction
Make time for daily prayer
Develop and maintain a daily routine
Whilst honouring social distancing protocol engage with family and friends The video can be accessed at the following link: https://youtu.be/f8jX-f0QcH0
Poets Corner – check out poems by P7 young people on the Covid-19 pandemic. They can be read in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley. If the poets would like to send me their poems via email I will publish them on the Parish website.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society has launched a new website. The address is https://www.stjosephsyoungpriestssociety.ie/
For those joining the celebration of Mass via webcam or television or radio or Facebook the following prayer is given to be said at Communion time: An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
For more prayer resources for use at home check out resource-ni.com a website from the Prayer and Spirituality Commission in the Diocese.
Prayer Requests Welcome The Sisters of Mercy, “Bethany” House of Prayer, Dundalk, continue to welcome any person who may wish to request “A Prayer by Telephone”, especially during these very difficult times. One of the Sisters will be happy to pray with you. Telephone: 0035342-9331602 – 9.00am – 9.00pm daily
Parish Bulletin: some relatives or neighbours may like a printed off version of the Bulletin given to them!
Sunday collection/Parish envelopes: some Parishioners have left envelopes at the Parochial House – thank you for your support and contributions. If you feel you would like to contribute and are able to contribute, you can leave envelopes at the Parochial House. If you would like a box of envelopes to be able to contribute financially to the Parish please contact Fr Michael.
Standing Order – the form is available to print off via the website for those who wish to use this way of contributing to Parish finances. See ‘Parish Envelopes’ on home page.
Help is available for the unemployed. Have you recently been made redundant or are unemployed? If so, SUSE+ can help you, we are currently offering help and support with Job Searches, CV Building, Interview Preparation. Mentors work 1:1 with participants to help secure a job in the local area. An online course provision is also available which includes mindfulness and meditation, money management, holistic therapies, self-care, employability, job club and much more.
For more information contact: Tracy – email@example.com – 074 3653 3475.
WEEKLY FOOD BOX.
A weekly service will see 10,000 food boxes being delivered to the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 lockdown. If you have received a letter from your GP and you have been asked to shield during the pandemic you may be able to get a weekly food box delivered to your home. Food boxes are available for people who cannot afford food and who do not have a support network of family and friends to help them through this emergency. These boxes will also be available to those who are not shielding, but who are in critical need of food including families and older citizens.
If you feel you may qualify for a weekly food box you can contact the Covod-19 Community helpline who will carry out an assessment to see if you are able to avail of a food box. Your
details will then be passed on to partners in the Health Trusts and/or local Councils who will arrange delivery of your weeklt food box. Telephone the Covid-19 Community Helpline 08088020020, email: firstname.lastname@example.org text: ACTION to 81025.
BALLYGAWLEY COMMUNITY INITIATIVE & ERRIGAL CIARAN GAC.
Due to Covid19 some of us have been advised to STAY AT HOME.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU STAY AT HOME TO PROTECT YOURSELF.
This included the elderly and vulnerable people.
If you fall into this category and need items to be picked up from the PHARMACY SHOP POST OFFICE
We can help you to access these items without leaving your home.
We also have some foodbank reserves for distribution for any families/individuals that may be struggling at this time.
If you know of anyone else that may need our help, please pass the numbers below to them.
If you need support or assistance, please phone:
Sharon McAleer 07712471212
Carmen Hamill 07591208418
Kelly Marie McRory 07821080127
This initiative is working well – thank you to all the coordinators and volunteers – and to those who need it, please make contact.
COVID- 19 couples and relationships support line organised by ACCORD: if you need to speak to an experienced couples or relationships counsellor during this time of unprecedented stress and pressure on family life – contact: 028 9568 0151 or 003531 531 3331 9.00 am – 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday All calls charged at local rate.
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
‘Across The Hedgerow’ Project (NI)
Rural Support has just launched a new initiative in response to Covid 19 in conjunction with Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster entitled ‘Across The Hedgerow’. The project aims to provide older, vulnerable and/or isolated members of the farming community with listening support and companionship via outward bound telephone calls. The initiative will be delivered by the Rural Support volunteer team along with the help of YFCU volunteers. Rural Support Helpline: 0800 138 1678.
Bingo and Parish Lotto draw – suspended until further notice.
Bulletin – for the foreseeable future the bulletin will be published online only – no printed version. As you will expect it will a much scaled down bulletin!