Attendance at Mass is allowed once again from Friday 28th March.
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 2020.
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 suits you or your family.
Because of the importance of Palm Sunday and the Easter Triduum ceremonies these liturgies will be celebrated from the Church of the Immaculate Conception – Parishioners can attend, and others can join via radio or webcam.
Saturday 27th 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception – Frank McAnenly, Dec Gormley Family
Sunday 28th 11am Church of the Immaculate Conception – Eamon Kelly
Tuesday 30th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Wednesday 31st St Mary’s Church 10am
From Church of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm
Good Friday Solemn Passion 3pm Stations of the Cross 7pm
Easter Vigil 7pm
Easter Sunday 11am
Sean Somerville, Michael, Patrick, Rose Mullin, Dec Grimes Family, Ruairí O’Hanlon
Easter Tuesday Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Easter Wednesday St Mary’s Church 10am
Easter Thursday St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Easter Friday St Matthew’s Church 10am
Saturday Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm for Second Sunday of Easter
Mary McRory, Eddie & Agnes McGirr, Patsy Mullin
Second Sunday of Easter St Mary’s Church 11am
Tuesday 13th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Wednesday 14th St Mary’s Church 10am
Lizzie & Dan Mulgrew
Thursday 15th St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Friday 16th St Matthew’s Church 10am
Saturday 17th St Mary’s Church 11am First Holy Communion
Saturday Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm for Third Sunday of Easter
Third Sunday of Easter St Matthew’s Church 11am
*webcam available via Parish website parishoferrigalciaran.com or mncmedia.com
Rosary recited before each Parish Mass starting 20minutes before Mass starts.
Lately deceased: Fergal McCann, Fr John Hand
Feasts:Thursday 1st April St Celsus; Friday 2nd St Francis of Paola; Sunday 4th St Isidore; Monday 5th St Vincent Ferrer; Wednesdy 7th St John Baptist de la Salle; Sunday 11th St Stanislaus; Tuesday 13th St Martin I; Sunday 18th St Laserian.
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.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Erigal Ciaran faith community Paudi Rian McNulty,
Senan Patrick Creighton, Aodha Sarah Lynch who were Baptised recently.
Chrism Mass St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh Wednesday 7.30pm. Oil of Chrism for Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation consecrated. Oil for the Anointing of the Sick blessed.
Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated 2nd April, Good Friday, surname A-L 23.24-23.42; surname M-Z 23.42-midnight For example on 2nd April Fr M will pray the Rosary at home between 23.42 and midnight, along with others whose surname begins M-Z.
Parishes in the Pastoral Area: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd April surname A-L 22.12-22.30; surname M-Z 22.30-22.48; Beragh 2nd April surname A-L midnight-00.18; surname M-Z 00.18-00.36; Killeeshil 3rd April surname A-L 18.36-18.54; surname M-Z 18.54-19.12.
Divine Mercy Novena commences on Good Friday 2nd April and concludes on Mercy Sunday 11th April. Mass at 3pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Beragh. Celebrant: Fr John McCallion. Chaplet recited before Mass. Novena leaflets can be picked up at the back of all the Pastoral Area Churches.
Clare McAnenly has now retired after collecting donations for many years in aid of The Society of African Missions Dromantine – this is for the education of priests. Pauline Ball will now replace Clare. Anyone wishing to make a donation of £10 per year may contact her on 07989950250
Sunday envelopes: New boxes of envelopes are available to collect in the Churches. Parishioners availing of standing order service with the banks will also get a box containing envelopes for special collections and priest dues. Any errors re names or addresses please contact me – Mod.
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: monies can be returned to Church – only when Fr. M is there to collect, please, otherwise please leave at Parochial House. The Government will match our contributions as last year.
On St Joseph’s feast day 19th May Pope Francis elevated the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock to an International Sanctuary of Special Eucharistic and Marian Devotion.
The Irish Catholic newspaper is available to purchase in the Churches – price £2.20. monies can be placed in the candelabra.
Bulletin – the next bulletin will be published on April 18