As from Tuesday 1st September Parishioners can attend all Masses in the Parish.
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.
Attending any of the weekday Masses fulfils the Sunday obligation which has been suspended for the foreseeable future.
Tuesday 1st 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 2nd 10am St Mary’s Church
Thursday 3rd 7pm St Malachy’s Church
Friday 4th 10am St Matthew’s Church
Saturday 5th 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception
Sunday 6th 11am St Malachy’s Church
Mass on Tuesday and Thursday evening should suit those working in the morning and facilitate families wanting to attend anniversary Masses and who wish to avoid the bigger crowds on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
In our Parish risk assessment and preparing our Churches for public liturgy we had to work out numbers for each Church – Church of the Immaculate Conception 100; St Malachy’s Church 78; St Mary’s Church 66; St Matthew’s Church 50. This number is for single people attending, the number increases when family bubbles attend.
Sunday collection/Parish envelopes – in the new present day normal collections cannot be taken up but Parishioners can continue to contribute via Parish envelopes or loose plate by placing same at baskets provided as they enter the Churches or left at Parochial House. Please only leave envelopes or money when attending Mass – do not leave envelopes/money when the Churches are unattended. I am grateful to all who have contributed to Parish funds and the Priests Dues over the past months. Mod.
Please note that the above dates, times, and venues can change due to any change to guidelines during the present pandemic.
First Communion – congratulations to all the boys and girls who received their First Communion last Saturday 22nd and yesterday 29th – may this be the first of many!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
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 continue to pray for those whose anniversaries had been arranged that weekend and from the week previous through to the week following – this will facilitate those attending via radio or webcam.
Lately deceased: Oliver O’Neill, Seamus McCabe, Ciara Cassidy, Frank McKenna, Minnie Mullin, John Donnelly.
Anniversaries arranged between 22nd August and 6th September – Jimmy Mullin Month Mind, Mick McCrory, Matt & Eileen McClean (22nd) Packie Kavanagh (25th), Vincent McRory, Peggy McGirr (28th), PJ & Sheila Quinn, Helen Clarke, Brian Mullin (29th), Isobel McDermott (5th).
Errigal Ciaran Old Cemetery – Blessing of the Graves will take place on Sunday 6th September with Mass at 2pm at the cemetery.
Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Vincent Neil and Mary McCarthy who were married recently.
Sacrament of Baptism:we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Ethan Hugh McCullough who was Baptised recently.
Feasts: Sunday 30th St Fiacre; Monday 31st St Aidan; Thursday 3rd St Gregory the Great; Friday 4th St Mac Nisi.
Church cleaning rotas for september: St Mary’s Church – Ailish Boyle & family, Katrina Donnelly, Catriona Donnelly, Bridget Tiernay; St Matthew’s Church – Helen McDermott, Vincent O’Hanlon.
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.
The Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive will reopen to the public on Tuesday 1 September. User numbers will be reduced to meet social distancing guidelines and anyone wishing to use the facility MUST make an appointment in advance. For bookings and any other inquiries please contact the library by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Bulletin: some relatives or neighbours may like a printed off version of the Bulletin given to them! The next Buleltin will be available for 6th September on the website. Hopefully there will also be a printed version for Parishioners to collect at Churches.