Attendance at Mass during the present lockdown is not recommended so Parishioners and others can view or listen via webcam or radio as Mass is celebrated from Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley. Anniversaries will be marked on the days arranged and also read out at the Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Mass times and anniversaries:

Saturday 9th 7pm – Hughie & Tessie Nugent, Michael, Rosaleen, Annie McCrystal, Tommy Golden, Mary Neil, Bridie Turbitt.

Sunday 10th 11am – Michaela McAreavey, Mhia Quinn, Patrick O’Hanlon

Tuesday 12th 7pm – Fr Michael Lomasney

Wednesday 13th 10am – Mick McCrory

Thursday 14th 7pm

Friday 15th 10am

Saturday 16th 7pm – Anna McGirr First Anniversary, Noleen McCaffrey, Michael McMullan

Sunday 17th 11am – Patricia, Kathleen, Francie, Declan McGarrity, Kathleen McGarvey, Michael Mullin

Readers are allowed to attend Mass when exercising their Ministry – contact Fr. M.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – with the present Covid 19 restrictions adoration has been suspended for January.

Lately deceased: Peter Nugent, Nuala McLaughlin, Annie Lynch, Margaret Lewis.

Feasts: Sunday 10th Baptism of the Lord – the Season of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany ends today – Ordinary Time begins on Monday 11th January. Readings at Mass – Sunday Cycle B; Weekday Cycle 1. Wednesday 13th St Hilary; Friday 15th St Ita; Saturday 16th St Fursa; Sunday 17th St Anthony.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Erigal Ciaran faith community Ronan Donncha Harte and Danny Owen McDermott who were Baptised recently.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Dominic Douglas and Zoe Daly who were married recently.

Weddings 2021: would those who have arranged weddings in the Parish please contact me to confirm date/Church/celebrant.

Parish statistics: during 2020 we celebrated 37 Baptisms; 43 girls and boys received their First Communion in August; 34 young adults were Confirmed in March; 6 marriages were celebrated – not counting those married outside our Parish; 25 funerals/burials of which 18 were Parishioners.

Sacramental dates for 2021 – subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic: First Communion: Saturday 17th April at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle for P4 St Brigid’s PS; Saturday 24th April at 11am in St Malachy’s Church, Ballymacilroy for P4 St Malachy’s PS; Saturday 8th May at 11am in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley for P4 St Mary’s PS. Confirmation – two ceremonies – on Pentecost Sunday 23rd May in Church of the Immaculate Conception first at 11am for P7 St Brigid’s and St Malachy’s Primary Schools; and second at 1pm for P7 St Mary’s Primary School.

Bulletin – the next bulletin will be published, hopefully, on January 17th.