Today is the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
The public celebration of Mass resumed on Monday, 29th June.
The Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish representatives of the Cardinal MacRory Pastoral Area Resource Team met last Monday 27th July and agreed the following arrangements for the celebration of Mass:
Masses for August:
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 (the next First Anniversaries are in November) are encouraged to use this Mass when limited numbers of family can attend.
Masses with congregations:
Tuesday at 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley 4th, 11th (at 8pm), 25th
Wednesday at 10am St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle 5th, 12th, 26th
St Mary’s Church – Rosary recited before Mass – Adoration after Mass til 11am
Church of the Immaculate Conception – Adoration Thursday 10am to 6pm at main Altar
Thursday at 7pm St Malachy’s Church, Ballymacilroy 6th, 13th, 27th
Friday at 10am St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey 7th, 14th, 28th
Mass on Tuesday and Thursday evening should suit those working in the morning and facilitate families wanting to attend anniversary Masses.
Attending any of these weekday Masses fulfils the Sunday obligation which has been suspended for the foreseeable future.
Masses for September:
Masses with congregations:
Every Saturday at 7pm from the Church of the Immaculate Conception
6th September St Malachy’s Church at 11am
13th St Mary’s Church at 11am
20th St Matthew’s Church at 11am
27th St Malachy’s Church at 11am
4th October St Mary’s Church at 11am
11th St Matthew’s Church at 11am
18th St Malachy’s Church at 11am
25th St Mary’s Church at 11am
Tuesday at 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Wednesday at 10am St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Thursday at 7pm St Malachy’s Church, Ballymacilroy 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Friday at 10am St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Families marking Month Mind and First Anniversaries (the next First Anniversaries are in November) are encouraged to use the above Mass schedule when arranging.
Please note that the above dates, times, and venues can change due to any change to guidelines during the present pandemic.
Saturdays at 7pm from the Church of the Immaculate Conception parishoferrigalciaran.com
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 1st August Hughie McCann Month Mind & Blessing of the Graves at Garvaghey
Masses with congregations:
Tuesday 4th Church of the Immaculate Conception at 7pm
Wednesday 5th St Mary’s Church at 10am anv: Seamus Shields
Thursday 6th St Malachy’s Church at 7pm anv: Sean McAleer
Friday 7th St Matthew’s Church at 10am
Those receiving Holy Communion can only do so on the hand – as was the norm last March.
In coming to receive please respect social distancing in the procession to the sanctuary.
Those attending are asked to bring a wipe with them to clean down the place where they were praying.
Like our homes, it is important to keep our Churches clean and hygienic.
After Mass, when outside the Church, please once again respect social distancing.
Masks can be worn during Mass – we are in an enclosed space – get used to it now as it may be compulsory soon.
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; otherwise can be left at Parochial House.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
This is being resumed and Parishioners are encouraged to spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament – cme as individuals or families.
Those in charge of adoration have arranged as follows (correct at time of publishing):
Wednesdays at St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle after Mass til 11am
Thursdays at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley 10am to 6pm at main Altar
First Confession for those boys and girls celebrating First Communion will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 7pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. If for some reason this date does not suit a family, please contact Fr Michael to arrange another date for your child.
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: Jimmy Mullin, Teresa Whitehead, Kieran Hughes.
Anniversaries arranged between 25th July and 9th August – Shane McCrystal (First Anniversary), Paddy Connolly, John & Mary Ellen Cassidy (25th), Brian Hamill, Margaret, Joseph, Martin Askin & Family Dec, Brigid & Francie Kelly, James & Brigid Montague (26th), Hughie McCann Month Mind, Oliver Tierney, Kathleen & Peter John Mullin, Thomas McKeown, Margaret McGuire, Thomas James
& Maggie McKenna, James Higgins (1st), Rose & Frank McCrory (2nd), Seamus Shields (5th), Sean McAleer (6th), Packie, Mary, Patsy McCann & Family Dec (8th).
Blessing of the Graves: 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: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Leo Mark Loughran who was Baptised recently.
Feasts: Sunday 2nd St Eusebius of Vercelli. The Indulgence of St Mary of the Portiuncla may be gained by visiting our Parish Church – St Malachy’s on Sunday 2nd August; Tuesday 4th St John Vianney (Cure of Ars); Wednesday 5th Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major, Rome; Thursday 6th Transfiguration; Friday 7th Sts Sistus & Cajetan; Saturday 8th St Dominic; Sunday 9th Sts Nathy, Felim, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein).
Church Cleaning Rota for August: St Mary’s Church Maureen Gormley, Kathleen Mullin & Family Foremass; St Matthew’s Church Sheena Gartland & Bernie Somerville.
Mary’s Meals – Step by step walk from Coalisland to Knock – began on Friday 31st July and will arrive at Knock Shrine on 15th August, Solemnity of the Assumption. Local sections of the walk include: Dungannon Square to Moy on 4th August beginning at 7pm (10.4k); Moy Square to Armagh on 6th August beginning at 12.45pm (14.3k). for more information visit www.marymeals.ie/stepbystep or phone John McKenna on 07515288224 or Facebook. All welcome to participate! If not walking, then watch out for our walkers and their blue collection buckets and support our campaign to feed the next hungry child.
Lough Derg A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore. Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 16, 18, 22, 26 & 30 August. At times in the 1600s and 1700s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 0 (0353) 71 9861518 or email@example.com for details. Numbers are limited. Advance booking essential.
Parish Bulletin: some relatives or neighbours may like a printed off version of the Bulletin given to them!