Masks -although not now compulsory to be worn inside Churches, 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 14th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Seamus McCabe First Anniversary, Sean McAleer

Sunday 15th August Altar Glen 11am

Seamus Shields, Alice Kavanagh, Fr Charles & Monica McDonald, Gertrude Parson,

Theresa McStravick

Tuesday 17th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 18th St Mary’s Church 10am

Barney Conroy, Mary Alice Hartnett

Thursday 19th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Frank McKenna First Anniversary

Friday 20th St Mary’s Church 7pm

John Donnelly First Anniversary

Saturday 21st St Mary’s Church 11am

Minnie Mullin First Anniversary

Saturday 21st Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Delia McCaffrey Month Mind

Sunday 22nd St Matthew’s Church 11am

Vincent McRory

Saturday 28th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Elizabeth & Kevin McEvoy

Sunday 29th St Malachy’s Church 11am

John, Mary Ellen, Eugene Boyle, Dec McKeown Family

Monday 30th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Kathleen McKee Month Mind

Tuesday 31st Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 1st September St Mary’s Church 10am

Mick McCrory

Thursday 2nd St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Philomena & James McGirr

Friday 3rd St Matthew’s Church 12noon wedding

Friday 3rd St Mary’s Church 12.30pm wedding

Saturday 4th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Sunday 5th St Mary’s Church 11am

Matt & Eileen McClean, Brian Mullin, Frank O’Sullivan, Hugh, Margaret, Sr Damian McDonald,

*webcam available via Parish website or

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Therese Mary Quinn,

Ada Lucy Oguz, Ciaron Declan O’Gorman, Ida Florence Beattie who were Baptised recently.

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. A new monstrance has been donated to the Church of the Immaculate Conception – thank you for your generosity and blessings on the anonymous donors. Rosary recited 20minutes before each Parish Mass starts. Legion of Mary celebrates its centenary in September. To mark this anniversary the Frank Duff Prayer will be said with the Rosary before Mass.

Lately deceased: Delia McCaffrey, Kathleen McKee, Paul Brannigan, Eilish McCarney.

Feasts: Sunday 15th The Assumption of Mary into Heaven; Monday 16th St Stephen of Hungary; Tuesday 17th Our Lady of Knock; Thursday 19th St John Eudes; Friday 20th St Bernard; Saturday 21st Pope St Pius X; Sunday 22nd Queenship of Mary; Monday 23rd St Eugene, St Rose of Lima; Tuesday 24th St Bartholomew; Wednesday 25th St Louis, St Joseph Calasanz; Friday 27th St Monica; Saturday 28th St Augustine; Sunday 29th Passion of St John the Baptist; Monday 30th St Fiacre; Tuesday 31st St Aidan; Friday 3rd St Gregory the Great; Saturday 4th St Mac Nissi.

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

Blessing of the Graves: Old Errigal Ciaran Sunday 12th September 2pm

We remember in this gathering all who are buried here but this year we will also remember those buried since July 2019 – the last time we gathered physically.

Bring water with you which will be blessed, and families will be asked to sprinkle the Holy Water on the graves.

At this gathering I want also to remember loved ones of Parishioners who died beyond our Parish since March 2020 – bring a photo of them to be placed around the Paschal Fire and Altar. Their names may have been included in our Parish Bulletin but perhaps you as a family could not attend Mass in the Parish at that time.

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

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Emma McGirr and Alan Finn who were married recently.

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

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

Diocesan changes: some will be of interest to you – Deacon Stephen Wilson to serve in the Parishes of Knockbridge, Kilkerley and Louth; Deacon Colm Hagan to serve in the Parishes of Donaghmore, Pomeroy and Termonmaguirc. Two senior priests have retired from active ministry Fr John Hughes and Fr Fergus Breslan.

Church cleaning rota for September: St Mary’s Church Alish Boyle & Family, Katrina Donnelly, Catriona Donnelly, Bridget Tierney; St Matthew’s Church Helen McDermott, Vincent O’Hanlon.

Bulletin – the next bulletins will be published on September 5th, 19th, October 3rd.

Tyrone versus Kerry: going to print this match has been put back by six days due to covid and it may not be played at all! – the health and wellbeing of the Tyrone Team and Management is important, and we pray health and wholeness for them and success on the pitch if the game is played.

Knock Apparition 21st August 1879. Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.” Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen. St Joseph and St John the Evangelist pray for me. Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.