As from Monday 10th August, if you haven’t being doing so, masks will have to be worn when visiting the Church either for Mass or private prayer.
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 11th (at 8pm), 25th
Wednesday at 10am St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle 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 13th, 27th
Friday at 10am St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey 14th, 28th
St Matthew’s Church – adoration Friday 4pm to 8pm
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.
Masses with congregations:
Tuesday 11th Church of the Immaculate Conception at 8pm
First Confession is at 7pm
Wednesday 12th St Mary’s Church at 10am
Thursday 13th St Malachy’s Church at 7pm – anv: Marie Donnelly, Frankie & Rose Conlon
Friday 14th St Matthew’s Church at 10am
Masks should be worn when attending Mass.
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.
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
Fridays at St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey 4pm to 8pm
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. Who can attend: the child along with the parents. If for some reason this date does not suit a family, please contact Fr Michael to arrange another date for your child. Mass will be celebrated at 8pm this evening.
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.
Anniversaries arranged between 1st and 16th August – 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), Marie Donnelly, Frankie & Rose Conlon (13th), Michael & Philomena McRory (16th).
Blessing of the Graves: I hope you all had a chance to view the videos over the past few weeks. I want to thank Mary McCann for videoing – her daughter Katie-Rois for putting it all together and editing – her son Stephen for uploading the videos on to the Parish website.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Emmett Joseph Wolfe who was Baptised recently.
Feasts: Sunday 9th Sts Nathy, Felim, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein); Monday 10th St Lawrence; Tuesday 11th St Clare; Wednesday 12th Sts Attracta, Lelia, Muredach, Jane Frances de Chantal; Thursday 13th Sts Fachtna, Pontian, Hippolytus; Friday 14th St Maximillian Kolbe; Saturday 15th Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven; Sunday 16th St Stephen of Hungary.
Church Cleaning Rota for August: St Mary’s Church Maureen Gormley, Kathleen Mullin & Family Foremass; St Matthew’s Church Sheena Gartland & Bernie Somerville.
Do you want to learn more about your faith? If you are interested, why not consider joining our Theology programme. The course takes two years with one night per week and two weekends over the academic year and is accredited by St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. There are no educational entry requirements, and completion of the course is based on submitted work and does not include sitting exams. Our Theology course will be continuing this year with predominantly online classes, starting on 8th September. If you are interested and would like more information contact Milanda on 00353 429336393 or firstname.lastname@example.org (9am – 2pm). All are welcome.
Youth 2000 – summer E-Festival 14th-16th August. Theme: The Lord is my strength and my song – Psalm 118:14. An online festival this year – register free at www.youth2000.ie
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 4th September 2020. £499.00 per person sharing. Price includes return bus transfer to Knock, 3 nights’ in 4-star Park Hotel with Full Board. All entertainment and excursions. Wheelchair accessible rooms. Single supplement £90.00. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Knock is fully protected by ATOL T7613.
Parish Bulletin: some relatives or neighbours may like a printed off version of the Bulletin given to them!