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 26th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm – Hughie McCann First Anniversary

Sunday 27th St Malachy’s Church 11am – Johney & Mary Kelly

Tuesday 29th June Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 30th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 1st July St Malachy’s Church 7pm – Sean & Sarah Canavan

Friday 2nd St Matthew’s Church 10am

Friday 2nd St Malachy’s Church 1.30pm Wedding

Continuous Rosary

Saturday 3rd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Sunday 4th St Mary’s Church 11am Blessing of the Graves – Mick & Patrick Dan McGarvey

Friday 9th St Matthew’s Church 10am – Pat Rafferty

Saturday 10th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Sunday 11th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Tuesday 13th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 14th St Mary’s Church 10am – Brigid & John McCann

Thursday 15th July St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 16th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Friday 16th St Mary’s Church 7pm Mass and Grotto blessing

Saturday 17th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Sunday 18th St Malachy’s Church 11am – Terry Traynor

*webcam available via Parish website or

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: St Mary’s Church Wednesdays 10.30-11am

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: Seamus McGirr, Olive McKevitt, Mickey McCann, Cissie The Bard Mullin.

Feasts: Sunday 27th St Cyril of Alexandria; Monday 28th St Irenaeus; Tuesday 29th Sts Peter & Paul; Wednesday 30th The First Martysa of Rome; Thursday 1st July St Oliver Plunkett; Saturday 3rd St Thomas; Sunday 4th St Elizabeth of Portugal; Monday 5th St Anthony Zaccaria; Tuesday 6th St Moninne, St Maria Goretti; Wednesday 7th St Maelruain; Thursday 8th St Killian; Friday 9th Ss Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions; Sunday 11th St Benedict; Tuesday 13th St Henry; Wednesday 14th St Camillus de lellis; Thursday 15th St Bonaventure; Friday 16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Blessing of the Graves: St Mary’s Dunmoyle Sunday 4th July 11am.

St Matthew’s Garvaghey Sunday 1st August 11am. St Malachy’s Ballymacilroy Sunday 8th 11am.

We remember in these gatherings all who are buried in the graveyards/cemeteries but this year we will also remember those buried since July 2019 – the last time we gathered physically.

Following Mass Parishioners can go to their family graves for the prayers – bring water with you which will be blessed, and families will be asked to sprinkle the Holy Water on the graves.

Old Errigal Ciaran Sunday 12th September 2pm

Altar Glen Mass Sunday 15th August 11am Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven.

Dates and times subject to ongoing government guidelines and regulations during the present pandemic.

Mass for the Sick – Tuesday 29th June 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. Families are encouraged to attend and pray for those who are sick in their families and friend circles.

Walk For Nuala: in Memory of the late Nuala McLaughlin – Sunday 4th July 2021 – 5am to 9pm. The walk is 5km long. Starting & finishing point is 36 Errigal Road, Ballygawley, BT70 2DQ. All proceeds in aid of: Intensive Care Unit (SWAH) & Children’s Services (WHSCT) Register your time slot and donation on the following link.

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated Friday 2nd July, surname A-L 5.24am -5.42am; surname M-Z 5.42-6am.

Parishes in the Pastoral Area: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd July surname A-L 4.12-4.30am; surname M-Z 4.30-4.48am; Beragh 2nd July surname A-L 6am-6.18am; surname M-Z 6.18-6.36am; Killeeshil 3rd July surname A-L 12.36-12.54am; surname M-Z 12.54-01.12am. – late nights and early mornings – all for good.

Friday 16th July is the anniversary of the last Apparition at Lourdes, 1858, and the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Mass in St Mary’s Church at 7pm followed by procession to the Grotto with Rosary and Blessing.

Rosary Walk, Ballymacilroy: the trees planted in January last are coming along nicely, TG. Children from the Primary Schools planted some shrubs on the bank of the walk during the week – the plants will attract butterflies and bees. It is a large bank and families throughout the Parish can, if they wish, plant similar scrubs to enhance the bank and add to the environment. Pope Francis wants us to look after and care for our common home!

Church cleaning rota for July: St Matthew’s Church Kate Corrigan & Zeta Ward.

St Mary’s Church Caroline Broderick & Family.

St Oliver Plunkett Novena 2021 Festival Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty at the National Shrine of St. Oliver on Sunday 4th July at 4.00pm and will be accessible on the St. Peter’s Parish website, O Holy Saint Oliver, Bishop and Martyr, defender of the Faith and glory of our country, full of confidence we beg you to obtain our petitions, and pray for us to the God you loved and served heroically unto death. Amen.

Lough Derg 2021 will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on. Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or

Do you want to learn more about your faith? If you are interested, why not consider joining Diocesan Theology programme. The course takes two years with one night per week and two weekends over the academic year and is accredited by St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. There are no educational entry requirements, and completion of the course is based on submitted work and does not include sitting exams – starting on 14th September. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Milanda at

SMA Summer School 2021 via Zoom on Saturday 3rd/Sunday 4th July. The theme is Migrations in Our Common Home: Causes, Effects & Responses. Chaired by Fr Seán Healy SMA, Social Justice Ireland. Speakers: Prof John Barry; Dr Dug Cubie; Dr Kevin Hargaden. Contact SMA Tel. +353 21 4933475 Email:

Bulletin – the summer bulletins will be published on July 18th and August 1st and August 15th and August 2