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 Fifth Sunday of Easter – Francis Lucas, Dec McKeown Family, Patrick, Josephine, Mary McFadden

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

Continuous Rosary Sunday 2nd May

Tuesday 4th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 5th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 6th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 7th Church of the Immaculate Conception St Ciaran’s College Leavers Mass

Friday 7th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 8th Church of the Immaculate Conception 11am First Holy Communion

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

Sixth Sunday of Easter St Matthew’s Church 11am – Frank & Anne Horisk

Sixth Sunday of Easter Church of the Immaculate Conception, Beragh 11.30am – Laurence McGirr Month Mind

Tuesday 11th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm – Mary, John, Kieran O’Hagan

Wednesday 12th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 13th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 14th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm for Ascension of the Lord – Mo Tber First Anniversary, Kevin McCartan

Ascension of the Lord St Malachy’s Church 11am – Patrick, Brigid, Sean McCrystal

*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.

St Matthew’s Church Fridays 10.30am to 2pm.

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

Lately deceased: Lawrence McGirr, Patsy Hughes, Margaret Quinn, Peter Treanor, Fr Harry Coyle

Feasts: Sunday 2nd St Athanasius; Monday 3rd St Philip; Tuesday 4th St Conleth; Wednesday 5th Bl Edmund Rice; Saturday 8th Bl John Sullivan; Monday 10th St Comgall; Wednesday 12th Sts Nereus, Achilleus, Pancras; Thursday 13th Our Lady of Fatima; Friday 14th St Matthias; Saturday 15th St Carthage; Sunday 16th Ascension of the Lord, St Brendan.

Sacramental dates for 2021 – subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic: First Communion: 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.

Parish Masses at which Parishioners can attend on Confirmation weekend: Saturday 22nd May 5pm St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle and 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley. The Confirmation ceremonies – due to numbers – only allows for Confirmandi and immediate family.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Erigal Ciaran faith community Paudi Cahir Tierney who was Baptised recently.

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 this Sunday night, 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.

Trocaire: monies received to date – £4270 – 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.

Sunday collections for April amounted to £8497.12; standing orders for March amounted to £1092.68. thanks to all who contributed. Also, thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Dues – Mod.

Stephen Wilson, student for the priesthood, who spent some time with us in the Pastoral Area last year as part of his preparation for priesthood will be ordained deacon on Ascension Day, May 16th in St Patrick’s Cathedral at 3pm. The celebration will be live streamed on the Armagh Parish website. Keep Stephen and Colm Hagan, who will be ordained also that day, in your prayers.

Bulletin – the next bulletin will be published on May 16th.

National Synod for the Church in Ireland: Armagh Diocesan Assembly Autumn 2024 – What does God want from the Church in Ireland at this time? See link on Parish website.

A Prayer at Exam Time

Lord, as I face into examination time I turn once more to You asking for your blessing and assistance.

I ask You to give me peace of mind with a strong sense of work at this time. May I give myself space and time to revise and prepare to sit my examinations.

Help me to keep focused on this task and not get too distracted by other aspects of my life. Keep me from getting into a panic and help me to do justice to all my work and preparations.

On the days of my examinations keep me calm, help me to think clearly and understand what I am being asked and so to recall the study and work I have put in so far this past year.

Above all, Lord, I ask that You will allow my efforts to bring about the life You have planned for me, may I be open to Your vision of what You wish for me and may I accomplish this now and in my future life. Amen.