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.

Saturday Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm for Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter St Matthew’s Church 11am – Cassie & Gerard McCrory

Tuesday 20th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 21st St Mary’s Church 10am – Pat Teague & Dec Teague Family

Thursday 22nd St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 23rd St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 24th St Malachy’s Church 11am First Holy Communion

Saturday Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm for Fourth Sunday of Easter – John Joe & Lily Mellon, Mary & Paddy Connolly

Fourth Sunday of Easter St Malachy’s Church 11am – Tuesday 27th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 28th St Mary’s Church 10am – Alice & James McCullagh

Thursday 29th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 30th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Michael & Annie McGirr

Saturday 1st May St Mary’s Church 2pm Wedding

Saturday 1st May St Mary’s Church 7pm – Peter (Month Mind), Brigid & Owen Nugent

Saturday Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm for Fifth Sunday of Easter – Francis Lucas, Dec McKeown Family, Patrick, Josephine, Mary McFadden

Fifth Sunday of Easter St Mary’s Church 11am – Hugh, Charles, Eugene Tierney

Continuous Rosary Sunday 2nd May

*webcam available via Parish website or

Mystery of Faith – we will use the following acclamation: We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursdays 10.30am to 6pm.

Rosary recited before each Parish Mass starting 20minutes before Mass starts.

Lately deceased: Mary Spillane, Lawrence McGirr, Patsy Hughes

Feasts: Sunday 18th St Laserian; Wednesday 21st St Anselm; Friday 23rd St George, St Adalbert; Saturday 24th St Fidelis of Sigmaringen; Sunday 25th St Mark; Tuesday 27th St Asicus; Wednesday 28th St Louis Marie de Montfort, St Peter Chanel; Thursday 29th St Catherine of Sienna; Friday 30th St Pius V;

Saturday 1st May St Joseph the Worker; Sunday 2nd St Athanasius. Wednesday 21st is the anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Archbishop Eamon Martin 2013; Sunday 25th Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Sacramental dates for 2021 – subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic: First Communion: 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 Saoirse Sheila Donnelly who was Baptised recently.

Easter Triduum: thanks to all who celebrated the ceremonies via webcam, radio or in person. Thanks to all who read the scritures: Paula, Bronagh, Grainne, Frankie, Michael, Mary, Briege, Sinead, Kevin, Annette, Ciaran, Ciara. I hope you all enjoyed the liturgies and your faith was enriched in some way as was mine. The continued joy and peace of the Risen Chrit to all.

Mass for the Sick – Tuesday 20th April at 7pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception. Parishioners can attend in person and receive the Sacrament of Anointing – others can join via webcam or radio.

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated Sunday 2nd May, surname A-L 23.24-23.42; surname M-Z 23.42-midnight For example on 2nd May 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 May surname A-L 22.12-22.30; surname M-Z 22.30-22.48; Beragh 2nd May surname A-L midnight-00.18; surname M-Z 00.18-00.36; Killeeshil 3rd May surname A-L 18.36-18.54; surname M-Z 18.54-19.12.

Blessing of the Graves: last year Parishioners and others attended Mass on line and then watched a film of the graves being blessed – no one could attend physically. Gathering in large groups at present is still not allowed – – personally I would prefer if we could gather for the Blessing of the Graves this year but in order to do so we may have to wait until later in the year, maybe August/September. However, if restrictions on large gathering change before the usual dates in July we may go in July. We will have to wait and see.

There have been deaths within our Parish and within our families since last March 2020 that maybe we have not been abe to mourn or grieve as we would like – I would like us, as a Parish and as familes, to gather to remember all our deceased loved ones – Parishoners and other family members who died elsewhere since March 2020 – possibly outside at Errigal Ciaran Old Cemetery in August/September– something to think about and discuss.

Trocaire: monies received to date – £3415 – thanks to all who contributed. Monies can still 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.

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 May 2