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.

Saturday 27th 7pm – Michael, Alice, Margaret Early & Dec Family

Sunday 28th 11am – Brigid McGarvey

Tuesday 2nd 7pm

Tuesday 2nd Continuous Rosary 17.24-18.00Hrs.

Wednesday 3rd 10am

Thursday 4th 7pm – Michael Kelly

Friday 5th 10am

Friday 5th 7pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 6th 7pm – Carmel O’Hanlon Month Mind

Sunday 7th 11am – Tom McElholm Month Mind, Peggy & Willie Farrell

Tuesday 9th 7pm

Wednesday 10th 10am

Thursday 11th 7pm

Friday 12th 10am

Friday 12th 7pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 13th 7pm – Joe & Mary Gavin, Kathleen McKay

Sunday 14th 11am – Patrick & Mary McGirr

*webcam available via Parish website or

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

Stations of the Cross via webcam on Fridays at 7pm.

Lately deceased: Carmel O’Hanlon, Czeslaw Indulski, Tom McElholm.

Feasts: Monday 1st March St David; Thursday 4th St Casimir; Friday 5th St Kieran; Sunday 7th Sts Perpetua & Felicity; Monday 8th St Senan, St John of God; Tuesday 9th St Frances of Rome; Thursday 11th St Aengus; Saturday 13th is the anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as Supreme Pastor of the Church 2013.

Season of Lent: forms of Friday Penance – abstaining from meat or some other food; abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking; making a special effort at involvement in family prayer; visiting a Church; making the Stations of the Cross; fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving what is saved to the needy; helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.

How will Lent be marked in your life – is there something that needs changed or transformed? Morals, values, Catholicity, spirituality – operation transformation?!

Making a special effort to participate in Mass during the week – can I suggest in these abnormal times that families chose an evening to gather for Mass via webcam – our Parish has two evening Masses at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday, Killeeshil Monday 7.30pm; Aghaloo has Night Prayer via Facebook; Stations of the Cross from our Parish on Fridays at 7pm. Other resources which families can use during Lent: log on

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Erigal Ciaran faith community Noelie Kieran Phair and

Michael Brendan McGirr who were Baptised recently.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Emma Conlon and Martin Quinn who were married recently.

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity Began on Ash Wednesday. The idea is simple. A continuous Rosary will be offered up every minute of every day for PEACE and CHARITY in Ireland. Every Parish in Ireland has a date and time allocated – please log into It would be appreciated if you could get family and friends overseas involved.

Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated 2nd March surname A-L 17.24-17.42; surname M-Z 17.42-18.00 For example on 2nd March Fr O’Dwyer will pray the Rosary at home between 17.42 and 18.00, along with others whose surname begins M-Z.

Parishes in the Pastoral Area: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd March surname A-L 16.12-16.30; surname M-Z 16.30-16.48; Beragh 2nd March surname A-L 18.00-18.18; surname M-Z 18.18-18.36; Killeeshil 3rd March surname A-L 12.36-12.54; surname M-Z 12.54-13.12.

Sunday envelopes:Sunday collection from 3rd January to 21st February amounted to £7686

Standing orders for January amounted to £2154.34 (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual donations).

Thank you to all who contributed to the Parish and the Priests Dues.

New boxes of envelopes will be available in March – to start in April. If you or your family have not had a box before and would like to contribute to the upkeep of the Parish please leave your name and address at the Parochisl House. Those wishing to avail of the standing order service can download the form from the Parish website or by calling to the Parochial House.

Trocaire: Parishioners are encouraged to log onto the link from Trocaire:

“Keeping Our Community Connected”. Errigal Ciaran GAC presents An Evening with Bronagh Broderick Sunday 28th February at 7pm LIVE from Church of Immaculate Conception Ballygawley Webcam. We hope that this entertainment will brighten up your Sunday evenings as we stay at home to stay safe. To attend the concert virtually simply just click the link to join on the church webcam.

Armagh Parish Holy Spirit Prayer Group are hosting the Life in the Spirit Seminars from St Malachy’s Church, Armagh during the coming weeks on Tuesday evenings (til 30th March) at 8pm. Parishioners are encouraged to join via St Malachy’s Church Webcam

Lent at Drumalis – has a number of events planned for Lent, via Zoom. ‘A Lenten Prayer Journey in Ignatian Spirituality’, on Monday mornings in Lent. ‘An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality’ on five Sunday evenings during Lent. To book contact or 2827 2196 CANA@Home is providing an on-line retreat for couples. All sessions are available to watch on the You Tube Channel CANA Journey at the following link:

SUSE+ New courses – Are you currently unemployed? SUSE+ can help you. We run Job Searches, CV Building, Interview Preparation. Mentors work 1:1 with participants to help secure a job in the local area. New courses include: Foundation Skills in Working with Children, Personal Success & wellbeing, Progression to Employment, Customer Service, Money Management, Retail, Business Administration, Barista Skills and Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy. For more information contact : Tracy – – 074 3653 3475

Bulletin – the next bulletin will be published on March 14th for two week