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 17th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Margaret Quinn, Tommy Ward
Sunday 18th 11am St Malachy’s Church Peter Harte
Tuesday 20th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Mass for the Sick
Wednesday 21st 10am St Mary’s Church
Thursday 22nd 7pm St Malachy’s Church
Friday 23rd 10am St Matthew’s Church
Friday 23rd 7pm St Mary’s Church Francie Mulgrew Month Mind
Saturday 24th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Eugene & Josie McSorley
Sunday 25th 11am St Mary’s Church Peter Donnelly, Kathleen McCaffrey,John & Margaret Mullin
Tuesday 27th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 28th 10am St Mary’s Church Rosaleen McElduff
Thursday 29th 7pm St Malachy’s Church
Friday 30th 10am St Matthew’s Church
Saturday 31st 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Patrick & Kate McCaffrey
Sunday 1st 11am St Matthew’s Church
Monday 2nd 7m* Church of the Immaculate Conception All Souls
Tuesday 3rd 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 4th 10am St Mary’s Church
Thursday 5th 7pm St Malachy’s Church Deceased from last twelve months
Friday 6th 10am St Matthew’s Church
Saturday 7th 11am St Mary’s Church Francis McCann First Anniversary
Saturday 7th 7pm* Church of the Immaculate Conception Jimmy, Nellie, Seamus Askin
Sunday 8th 11am St Malachy’s Church
*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: Francie Mulgrew, Patricia Donnelly, Baby Teasy and Baby Anthony Maguire, Fr Bernard Hughes.
November – remembering our dead.
1. We usually celebrate Mass for all those who have died during the past year. As this would bring a large number of people together in one place, which would not be advisable at present, we will celebrate Mass in each Church – remembering our dead and those who grieve – as follows:
Thursday 5th at 7pm in St Malachy’s Church remembering Rosaleen O’Neill, Anna McGirr, Baby Cahir Tierney, Kieran McGinley, Patrick Joseph Quinn, Rose Ann Henry.
Tuesday 10th at 7pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception remembering Mo Tber, Kathleen McCrystal, Seamus McCabe.
Friday 20th at 7pm in St Matthew’s Church remembering Maggie Devine, Oliver O’Neill, Frank McKenna, Kathleen Gavin.
Wednesday 25th at 7pm in St Mary’s Church remembering Francis McCann, John McCann, Declan McGarrity, Hughie McCann, Jimmy Mullin, Minnie Mullin, John Donnelly, Francie Mulgrew.
2. Mass for mothers and fathers and families whose baby/babies died prematurely, or at birth or soon after birth or in infancy will be celebrated on Tuesday 17th at 7pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception. Headstones have now been erected in the Parish cemeteries at Garvaghey, Dunmoyle and Ballymacilroy to remember babies who are buried there.
No other anniversaries will be mentioned on the above dates – which hopefully will go ahead unless restrictions on gatherings prevent us.
Feasts: Sunday 18th St Luke; Monday 19th St Paul of the Cross, SS John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues; Thursday 22nd St Pope John Paul II; Friday 23td St John of Capistrano; Saturday 24th St Anthony Mary Claret; Sunday 25th Bl Thaddeus MacCarthy; Tuesday 27th St Otteran; Wednesday 28th SS Simon & Jude; Thursday 29th St Colman; Saturday 31st Bl Dominic Collins; Sunday 1st All Saints; Monday 2nd All Souls; Tuesday 3rd St Malachy – Parish Patron; Wednesday 4th St Charles Borromeo; Thursday 5th St Martin de Porres; Friday 6th All the Saints of Ireland; Saturday 7th St Willibrord.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Ross Fahrettin Yilmaz who was Baptised recently.
Miss Kathleen McConville will celebrate her 101st birthday on Wednesday 21st October. Happy birthday, Kathleen, and many happy returns.
Mass for the Sick: Tuesday 20th October 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.
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, bringing Communion to those who can not for various reasons attend Mass in Church. This is a practise 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.
Parish Finance Committee meeting Monday 19th October.
Bulletin – the next bulletin will be published on November 8th