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 4th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Leta Quinn, Margaret & Francis Hackett & Dec Family

Sunday 5th St Mary’s Church 11am

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

Tuesday 7th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Legion of Mary Centenary

Wednesday 8th St Mary’s Church 10am

Kathleen & Peter John Mullin

Thursday 9th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Saturday 11th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Michael & Philomena McRory & Dec McRory Family

Sunday 12th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Peggy McGirr, Nell Roberts, Elizabeth & Kevin McEvoy, John Donnelly

Old Errigal Mass 2pm Blessing of the Graves

Monday 13th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Eilish McCarney Month Mind

Tuesday 14th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 15th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 16th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Kathleen Gavin First Anniversary

Friday 17th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Francis Hugh Owens Month Mind

Saturday 18th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

John & Claire Devine

Sunday 19th St Malachy’s Church 11am

Rosaleen McDermott

*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 20minutes before each Parish Mass starts.

Lately deceased: Eilish McCarney, Fr Christie O’Brien, PE, John Paul Nugent, Francis Hugh Owens, Gerard Mullin, Brendan McCaffrey, Jimmy Sherlock.

Feasts: Wednesday 8th Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Thursday 9th St Ciaran; Friday 10th St Peter Claver; Sunday 12th St Ailbe, The Most Holy Name of Mary; Monday 13th St John Chrysostom; Tuesday 14th The Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Wednesday 15th Our Lady of Sorrows; Thursday 16th Sts Cornelius & Cyprian; Friday 17th St Robert Ballarmine; Sunday 19th St Januarius.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Oisín Brian Hackett,

Nia Mary O’Donnell, Evie Sarah Mallon, Ailbhe Cassie O’Callaghan, Conan Gerald Quinn, Enda Michael Kelly who were Baptised recently.

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.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Martin McGirr and Linda McElduff who were married recently.

Legion of Mary – Frank Duff founded the Legion on 7th September 1921. To mark this event the local Legion of Mary members invite Parishioners to Mass on Tuesday 7th September at 7pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. All welcome.

Opening of School Year Mass: Archbishop Martin has written to the Primary Schools of Armagh and Dromore Dioceses to invite pupils, staff, parents and governors to log onto St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh website on Tuesday 14th September at 11.15am for a liturgy that he will lead to ask God’s blessing on the school year just beginning.

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st September to 4th October -Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi – and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. The theme for 2021 is ‘Restoring Our Common Home’. During this season we are asked to join together to celebrate creation and protect our common home through prayer, reflection and action. Pope Francis says: The global Christian family is called to awaken to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and with each other and to encourage our parish communities to do the same, “for we know that things can change!” For action families might plant a tree at home or a shrub on the bank at Ballymacilroy to attract insects and butterflies.

Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre- directed retreat and workshops led by Father Hugh Lagan SMA are open to everyone. Spaces are limited and the centre will operate in full compliance with all public health regulations. Called By A New Name -Refocus, Recharge and Reconnect in a Post-Pandemic World (3 – 8 October £ 420 / € 490). Hello You – Finding the Joy, Purpose and Happiness You Deserve (18 – 21 October £ 280 / € 325). Broken Open – How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow (19 – 21 November £ 200 / € 230)

Tyrone versus Mayo: every success to the Senior Men’s Team next Saturday in the All Ireland Senior Men’s Final– please try and do the business within the 70minutes, our hearts are fragile!

SUSE+ New courses starting September 2021

Kids back at school? Is it time to invest in yourself and your education or employment journey?

If you are unemployed or working less than 16 hours SUSE+ may be able to 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 to help secure opportunities in the local area. Courses include : Foundation Skills in Working with Children, Personal Success & Wellbeing, Digital Skills, Customer Service, Money Management and Business Administration. For more information contact : Tracy – – 074 3653 3475

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