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.

Saturday 25th July Shane McCrystal First Anniversary & Blessing of the Graves at Ballymacilroy


Masses with congregations:

Tuesday 21st

Wednesday 22nd

Thursday 23rd

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.

Parishioners can attend more than one weekday Mass 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 11th July and 26th July – Marian McCann (First Anniversary), Pat Rafferty, John & Brigid McCann, Michael & Kathleen McSorley (11th), Mary Ellen & Patrick Mullin, Terry Traynor, Mairead Mullin (18th), Edward & Annie McGirr, Ursula & Terry McCann (19th), Shane McCrystal (First Anniversary), Paddy Connolly, John & Mary Ellen Cassidy (25th), Brian Hamill, Martin, Joseph, Margaret Askin & Family Dec (26th).

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 20th St Apollinaris, anniversary of the dedication of St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, Mother Church of the Archdiocese; Tuesday 21st St Lawrence of Brindisi; Wednesday 22nd St Mary Magdalene; Thursday 23rd St Bridget of Sweden; Friday 24th St Declan, St Sharbel Makhluf; Saturday 25th St james; Sunday 26th Sts Joachim & Anne. Tuesday 21st is the first anniversay of the episcopal ordinarion of Bishop Michael Router, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.

Sunday collection – 21st/28th June and 5th/12th July amounted to £5376. Standing orders for June amounted to £1024.34. Thanks to all who contributed to the Sunday weekly collection and to the Priests Dues, especially during these trying times financially for some.

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

Armagh Inter-Diocesan Marriage Tribunal is reopening on Monday 20 July. The office will be open Monday to Wednesday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Please note the office’s new email address: Address: 15 College Street, Armagh BT61 9BT Phone: 028 3752 4537

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!