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 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
Tuesday 6th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 7th 10am St Mary’s Church
Thursday 8th 7pm St Malachy’s Church Jim McAnenly
Friday 9th 10am St Matthew’s Church
Saturday 10th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception
Sunday 11th 11am St Matthew’s Church Hugh, Margaret, Monica, Gertrude, Tess, Fr Charles, Sr Damian McDonald
Tuesday 13th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 14th 10am St Mary’s Church
Thursday 15th 7pm St Malachy’s Church
Friday 16th 7pm St Matthew’s Church Kathleen Gavin Month Mind
Saturday 17th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Margaret Quinn, Tommy Ward
Sunday 18th 11am St Malachy’s Church Peter Harte
*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.
Lately deceased: Kathleen Gavin, Mary B McNelis, Celine Russell, Francie Mulgrew.
Fr Sean Hegarty RIP – his family have sent me some memorial cards – some have been dispersed through the Errigal Ciaran GFC and I have some also – if Parishioners would like one please contact me. Mod.
Feasts: Sunday 4th St Francis of Assisi; Tuesday 6th St Bruno; Wednesday 7th Our Lady of the Rosary; froiday 9th Sts John Henry Newman, Denis, John Leonardi; Sunday 11th St Canice, Pope St John XXIII; Wednesday 14th St Callistus; Thursday 15th St Teresa of Avila; Friday 16th Sts Gall, Hedwig, Margaret Mary; Saturday 17th St Ignatius; Sunday 18th St Luke.
Parish Pastoral Council meeting on mobday 12th october at 7.30pm
Day for Life – is celebrated yearly by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. Sunday 4th October is Day for Life this year and a card called ‘Choose Life’ is available in Churches to collect and read.
Holy Communion to housebound and those shielding or cocooning – at the moment I can not visit Parishioners with Holy Communion (First Friday visits) but over the years you may have noticed Parishioners taking a pyx (small receptacle for Holy Communion) from the altar after Mass, bring Communion to those who can not for various reasons attend Mass in Church. This is a practice I want to encourage, especially at this time. If you would like to take Communion to a family member in this way, please contact me. Mod.
Rosary for October: Archbishop Eamonn Martin is asking families to pray the Rosary together for the month of October in what is called the Family Rosary Crusade. On Saturday October 10th, the Hail Holy Queen Conference will be Live & Exclusive on Radio Maria Ireland, beginning with the Rosary from 12.30pm. Guest speakers include Dana, Marino Restrepo, Fr Damian Polly, Fr Ruairi O’Domhnaill, Fr Marius O’Reilly and more. On Sunday October 11th the Rosary on the Coast for Life & Faith in Ireland will take place. This year we will again join in with many other countries from around the world. We will gather on our coasts, at our grottos, our churches, our river banks, our homes, or wherever we can……. to pray the Rosary safely together, at 2.30pm. Please do remember to observe Covid 19 guidelines. See www.coastalrosaryireland.ie to see locations near you or to register a location.
Our Parish will gather at 2.30pm on Sunday 11th October at the newly erected Lourdes Grotto at St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle.
Prayer by Telephone The Sisters of Mercy, at “Bethany”, House of Prayer, welcome any person who may wish to request prayer, especially during these difficult times. One of the sisters will be happy to listen and pray with you. All requests are confidential. “Bethany” House of Prayer, 34 Point Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth Tel 00353 42-9331602 9am – 9pm daily
Vacancy – Diocese of Clogher – Diocesan Support Worker for Clergy is currently advertising for a Diocesan Support Worker for clergy. See details on www.clogherdiocese.ie. The closing date for applications is Friday 9 October 2020 at 12 noon.
QUB Catholic Chaplaincy Reopened 21 September 2020 Our liturgies, faith events and social gatherings are popular with students and alumni. We have a range of groups and societies whose activities appeal to a wide range of interests. Our Chapel, Food Bar and study space are open throughout the academic year. Wherever you are on your faith journey, know that we are here for you. For more visit qubcatholic.org or drop by for a coffee and chat at 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast.