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 has been the norm since 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 17th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm – Marian McCann

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

Tuesday 20th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 21st St Mary’s Church 10am – Jimmy Mullin First Anniversary

Thursday 22nd St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 23rd St Matthew’s Church 10am

Friday 23rd St Mary’s Church 7pm – Mickey McCann Month Mind

Saturday 24th St Mary’s Church 11am – Cissie The Bard Mullin Month Mind

Saturday 24th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm – Shane McCrystal, Brigid & Francie Kelly

Sunday 25th St Mary’s Church 11am – Oliver Tierney

Tuesday 27th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm


Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 28th St Mary’s Church 10am – Ursula & Terry McCann

Thursday 29th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 30th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 31st St Malachy’s Church Wedding

Saturday 31st Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm – Joseph, Margaret, Martin Askin & Dec Family, Maggie & Thomas James McKenna, Brian Hamill, James Higgins

Sunday 1st August St Matthew’s Church 11am Blessing of the Graves – Rose & Frank McCrory, James & Brigid Montague, PJ O’Neill

*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: Mickey McCann, Cissie The Bard Mullin, Margaret Haughey, PW Steinberg,

Kevin McMenamin, Delia McCaffrey.

Feasts: Tuesday 20th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, St Apollinaris; Wednesday 21st St Lawrence of Brindisi; Thursday 22nd St Mary Magdalene; Friday 23rd St Bridget of Sweden; Saturday 24th St Declan, St Sharbel Mahluf; Sunday 25th St James, Grandparents Day; Monday 26th Sts Joachim and Anne; Thursday 29th St Martha; Friday 30th St Peter Chrysologus; Saturday 31st St Ignatius of Loyola; Sunday 1st August St Alphonsus Liguori. Wednesday 21st anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Bishop Michael Router 2019.

Blessing of the Graves: 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.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Finn Oscar Gormley and

Hannah Margaret McKenna and Claragh Alice Gladney who were Baptised recently and Lilly Mae Gormley and DJ Gormley who were welcomed.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Julia Mallon and Colin Fox who were married recently.

Grandparents Day: Pope Francis has announced the establishment of an international day to honour grandparents and the elderly to take place each year in July. This year it will take place on Sunday, July 25 (the day before the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, Jesus’ grandparents), and Pope Francis will offer a special Mass to mark the occasion. Grandchildren are asked to think of ways to honour grandparents and grant aunts and grand uncles on that day or weekend.

Walk for Nuala – thank you! The family of the late Nuala McLaughlin wish to thank all who took part in the wonderful ‘Walk for Nuala’ on Sunday 4 July. They thank all who helped sponsor the event and all who offered support or help in any way on the day. They also thank all who walked in memory of Nuala in many other places throughout the country and beyond. The family are extremely grateful to all who have given donations and all proceeds are going to the Intensive Care Unit in the SWAH, Enniskillen and also Child Support Services.

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

SUSE+ New courses Starting June/July 2021 Unemployed? Made redundant? Recently left school? If so, SUSE+ can help you, we offer help and support to get into Further Education, Training and Employment. We complete Job Searches, CV Building, Interview Preparation. Mentors work 1:1 with participants to help secure opportunities in the local area. New courses include: Foundation Skills in Working with Children, Personal Success & Wellbeing, Digital Skills, Progression to Employment, Customer Service, Money Management and Business Administration. For more information contact: Tracy – – 07436533475

Bulletin – the summer bulletins will be published on August 1st and August 15th and August 29th.

HAVE YOUR SAY: the Church in Ireland is moving towards holding a national synod in the next five years. It is part of the vision of Pope Francis of laypeople, religious, priests, deacons and bishops working together to discern where God is leading the Church and charting a future vision for Irish Catholicism.

As part of the process, The Irish Cathlic wants to give a space for readers to share hopes and dreams for the future of the Church and what they would like to see as part of the synod process. The ‘synod soapbox’ will appear regularly in the paper as a space for dialogue and discernment.

If you would like to be part of he conversation please send a submission of no more than 300words to The Irish Catholic is available weekly in Churches priced £2.20.