Saturdays at 7pm from the Church of the Immaculate Conception

This Mass will continue to be celebrated without a congregation. Families marking Month Mind and First Anniversaries are encouraged to use this Mass when limited numbers of family can attend.


Masses with congregations:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

At 10am

In the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

In using the Church of the Immaculate Conception for these Masses those not coming to Mass and who have access to Wi-Fi or radio can join us through those mediums.

Those receiving Holy Communion can only do so on the hand – as was the norm last March.

All went well last week with the weekday Masses so I think we can lift the restriction of only one Mass – Parishioners can attend more than one in this Parish. And please check the regulations in other Parishes – your attendance there might prevent their Parishioners from attending, especially if that Parish is strict about numbers in Church.

Can I suggest that families who are celebrating First Communion in August attend some of these morning Mass when possible? It will help the children get used to being at Mass again. And when they join the Communion procession during these Masses, they should cross their arms when they arrive in front of me – again this gets them used to coming towards the sanctuary at Communion time.

Ministers of the Word: Fr Michael would be grateful if those who normally read at the weekday Masses in all four Churches would volunteer to read at these weekday Masses. Contact him.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended. Parishioners can attend the weekday Mass instead. If you want to bring your Parish envelope to these Masses a basket will be provided.

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: Hughie McCann, Benny McNulty, Patrick McKenna

Anniversaries arranged between 4th July and 19th July – Mick McGarvey (First Anniversary), Patrick Dan McGarvey, Sean & Sarah Canavan (4th), Dolores Blake (5th), Peter Mulligan (9th),

Marian McCann (First Anniversary), Pat Rafferty, John & Brigid McCann, Michael & Kathleen McSorley (11th), Mary Ellen & Patrick Mullin, Terry Traynor (18th), Edward & Annie McGirr (19th).

Mass for the Sick: Tuesday 14th July at 10am via Parish of Errigal Ciaran webcam. For those watching or listening from home, please have a small teaspoon of olive oil available at home to bless those who are sick or preparing for/recovering from operations or receiving treatment at this time or are aged or anyone who is living with addiction or mental health or emotional health or spiritual heath issues.

If you have a relative or friend who cannot (because of regulations) be present have a photo of them placed on a table. And light a candle.

Blessing of the Graves: Ballymacilroy Saturday 25th July, Garvaghey Saturday 1st August – Mass via webcam and a video will be available to watch of the Blessing of the Graves (filmed early June).

Sacrament of Baptism: contact Fr Michael.

Feasts: Monday 13th St Henry; Tuesday 14th St Camillus de Lellis; Wednesday 15h St Bonaventure; Thursday 16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Trocaire – moneies sent from this Parish has to date amounted to £2700.51stg and 99.36Euro. thanks again to all who contributed.

Mary’s Meals has shared a new film, #LoveReachesEverywhere. Watch for free and join Hollywood actor, Gerard Butler, as he meets some of the children and communities you are helping around the world at: or on Facebook Mary’s Meals Ireland

Lough Derg – 18 & 19th July Lakeshore and Ancient Pilgrim Path reopens for visitors. Walk & Pray the Ancient Pilgrim Path with the Prior on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July. Guided Contemplative Walk begins at noon. Approx. 4hr, 12k moderate loop. Booking essential, full details or email Bereavement Support Line – Pastoral Centre, Dundalk A new telephone listening service began during the past week. Members of the Bereavement Team will be available at the following times, and on the following numbers, to support adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one:

Monday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 00353 89-4677721

Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 00353 89-4682919

Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 00353 89-4677734

Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 00353 89 -4677747

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, confidence and motivation, job club and much more. For more information contact: Tracy – – 074 3653 3475

Parish Bulletin: some relatives or neighbours may like a printed off version of the Bulletin given to them