As from Tuesday 1st September Parishioners can attend all Masses in the Parish.
Masks should be worn when attending Mass.
Please observe social distancing while in the Churches.
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 so please plan which Mass – you have six to choose from during the course of a week – suits you or your family.
Masses and intentions and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Saturday 19th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception John & Claire Devine, Kieran O’Hagan
Sunday 20th 11am St Matthew’s Church John Donnelly, Liam O’Hanlon,
May Jane & Tommy McCrory, Ciara Cassidy
Tuesday 22nd 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Mass for the sick
Wednesday 23rd 7pm St Mary’s Church John Donnelly Month Mind
Thursday 24th 7pm St Malachy’s Church
Friday 25th 10am St Matthew’s Church
Saturday 26th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception
Sunday 27th 11am St Malachy’s Church Paddy & Winnie Mellon,
Owen & Susan Mallon
Tuesday 29th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 30th 10am St Mary’s Church
Thursday 1st 7pm St Malachy’s Church
Friday 2nd 10am St Matthew’s Church Fr Brian Hackett
Saturday 3rd 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Kieran, Peggy, Liam Lynch
Sunday 4th 11am St Mary’s Church Bernadette O’Donnell,
Bernard, Rose, John Tierney
*webcam available via Parish website parishoferrigalciaran.com or mncmedia.com
Readers should check their rota especially for Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Readers for weekday Masses are always welcome.
Mass on Tuesday and Thursday evening should suit those working in the morning and facilitate families wanting to arrange and attend anniversary Masses and who wish to avoid the bigger crowds on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
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
Please note that the above dates, times, and venues can change due to any change to guidelines during the present pandemic.
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.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Caela Meave McGarvey who was Baptised recently.
Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Eimear McGinn and Shane Kelly who were married recently.
Lately deceased: John Donnelly, Kathleen Gavin, Mary B McNelis.
Feasts: Sunday 20th Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Paul Chong Ha-sang & companions; Monday 21st St Matthew – Parish Patron; Wednesday 23rd St Eunan; Friday 25th St Finbarr; Saturday 26th Sts Cosmos & damian; Sunday 27th St Vincent de Paul; Monday 28th St Wenceslaus, St Lawrence Ruiz & Companions; Tuesday 29th Sts Michael, Gabriel, Raphael; Wednesday 30th St Jerome; Thursday 1st October St Therese of Lisieux; Friday 2nd The Guardian Angels; Saturday 3rd Bl Columba Marmion; Sunday 4th St Francis of Assisi.
Mass for the Sick: Tuesday 22nd September at 7pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception. Parishioners can attend – and can receive the Sacrament of the Sick – 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.
Cleaning Rota for October: St Mary’s Church Briege Beattie, Goretti Donnelly; St Matthew’s Church Gregory McSorley, Aileen McSorley.
Diocesan Clerical Changes: Archbishop Martin has announced changes some of which will be of interest to Parishioners: Fr Emlyn McGinn, from Dunmoyle, at present CC Cookstown to be PP Forkhill/Mullaghbawn; Fr Sean McEvoy PP Aghaloo to retire from pastoral ministry and undertake a period of leave to explore hermitical life; Fr Cathal Deveney, recently CC Dungannon to be PP Aghaloo; Canon Michael Crawley formerly CC Killeeshil and PP Aghaloo to retire; Fr Peter Paul Kerr, Armagh to retire; Fr Ryan McAleer, Diocesan Advisor for Religious Education Primary Schools to complete postgraduate studies in theology in Louven. The changes take effect from Sunday 3rd October.
Stephen Wilson, our clerical student who has been working in the Pastoral Area recently returns to Maynooth this weekend and will be coming to the various Parishes at weekends for the next few months as he journeys towards diaconate and priesthood.
Totus Tuus Magazine Due to the Covid 19 Outbreak Totus Tuus magazine is now being delivered straight to your door. If you would like to start receiving Totus Tuus to your home then please phone Fiona at 086 876 0058.
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Bulletin – the next bulletin will be published on October 4th.