As from Monday 10th August, if you haven’t been doing so, masks are recommended 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 25th
Wednesday at 10am St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle 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 27th
Friday at 10am St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey 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
Saturday 22nd Jimmy Mullin Month Mind
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 25th Church of the Immaculate Conception at 7pm
This Mass will be our monthly Mass for the Sick
Wednesday 26th St Mary’s Church at 10am
Thursday 27th St Malachy’s Church at 7pm
Friday 28th St Matthew’s Church at 10am
First Communion Masses
Saturday 22nd St Malachy’s Church 1pm
Saturday 29th Church of the Immaculate Conception 11am
Saturday 29th St Mary’s Church 1.30pm
These celebrations are restricted in numbers
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
Stephen Wilson, from Coalisland, is a seminarian, studying for the priesthood in Maynooth for service in our Archdiocese. As part of his preparation he has been assigned to work in our Cardinal MacRory Pastoral Area. Over the next months you will see him at various Parish liturgies and functions. We welcome him to our Parish and the Pastoral Area.
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, Oliver O’Neill, Seamus McCabe.
Anniversaries arranged between 8th and 30th August – Packie, Mary, Patsy McCann & Family Dec (8th), Marie Donnelly, Frankie & Rose Conlon (13th), Kevin & Elizabeth McEvoy (14th), Michael & Philomena McRory (16th), Jimmy Mullin Month Mind, Mick McCrory, Matt & Eileen McClean (22nd) Vincent McRory, Peggy McGirr (28th).
Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Maria O’Kane and Barry Campbell who were married recently.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Cormac Patrick James McAnenly who was Baptised recently.
Sacrament of Confirmation: congratulations to the young people from our Parish who were Confirmed recently in Beragh. Use those Gifts for your own good and the good of your family and wider community.
Mass for the Sick: Tuesday 25th August at 7pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception. Parishioners can attend and others can join via the 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.
Feasts: Sunday 16th St Stephen of Hungary; Monday 17th Our Lady of Knock; Wednesday 19th St John Eudes; Thursday 20th St Bernard; Friday 21st St Pius X; Saturday 22nd The Queenship of Mary; Sunday 23rd St Eugene, St Rose of Lima; Monday 24th St Bartholomew; Tuesday 25th St Louis, St Joseph Calasanz; Thursday 27th St Monica; Friday 28th St Augustine; Sunday 30th St Fiacre.
Our Lady of Lourdes: the Grotto at St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle has been completed. Worth a visit and prayer! In the near future I will arrange a gathering for dedication. There are photos on the Parish website to view.
Sunday collection – 19th/26th July and 2nd/9th August amounted to £4153. Standing orders for July amounted to £919.34. Thanks to all who contributed to the Sunday weekly collection especially during these trying times financially for some.
Parish Pastoral Council meeting Monday 24th August.
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.
Lough Derg A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore. Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 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! The nexy Buleltin will be available for 30th August