Masks -although not now compulsory to be worn inside Churches, masks should be worn when attending Mass. Please observe social distancing inside and outside the Churches. Those receiving Holy Communion can only do so on the hand – as has been the norm since March 2020. Like our homes, it is important to keep our Churches clean and hygienic. 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 16th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Margaret Quinn, William, Mary, Rosaleen, Elizabeth Kelly, Margaret McCourt, Tommy Ward

Sunday 17th St Mary’s Church 11am

Peter Donnelly, Conroy & McKenna Dec Family, Margaret & John Mullin,

Bernard, Rose, John Tierney

Tuesday 19th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 20th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 21st St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 22nd St Matthew’s Church 10am

Church of the Immaculate Conception 12noon Wedding

Saturday 23rd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Eileen McKeever Month Mind

Sunday 24th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Mary Jane & Tommy McCrory, Thomas & Mena Montague

Tuesday 26th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 27th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 28th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 29th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 30th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Kate & Pat McCaffrey

Sunday 31st St Malachy’s Church 11am

Eugene & Josie McSorley

Monday 1st November Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm All Saints

Tuesday 2nd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm All Souls

George Brown, Seamus & John Conroy & Family, Ellen & Bernard McKenna & Family

Wednesday 3rd St Mary’s Church 7pm

Thursday 4th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 5th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 6th St Malachy’s Church 12.30pm Wedding

Saturday 6th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Jimmy & nellie Askin & Family

Sunday 7th St Mary’s Church 11am

Neil McGarvey First Anniversary, Rosaleen McElduff, Francie McCann

*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: Eileen McKeever, Brendan O’Neill, Anne Mohan, Mary Harrington, Peter McCrory.

Bulletin – the next bulletins will be published on November 7th and 21st.

Mission Sunday on Sunday 24th October – we pray for all who in God’s name and in our name proclaim the Gospel in foreign lands. May God bless them and guide them in their work.

November – remembering our dead.

1. We usually celebrate Mass for all those who have died during the past year. As this would bring a large number of people together in one place, which would not be advisable at present, we will celebrate Mass in each Church as we did last year – remembering our dead and those who grieve – as follows:

Wednesday 3rd at 7pm in St Mary’s Church remembering Neil McGarvey, Mickey Mulgrew, Peter Nugent, Lawrence McGirr, Bridie O’Sullivan, Mickey McCann, Cissie Mullin, Kevin McMenamin, Peter McCrory.

Tuesday 9th at 7pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception remembering Mackie McGirr, Anna Kane, Marie Mulgrew, Czeslaw Indulski, Mary McCabe, Delia McCaffrey, Eileen McKeever.

Friday 19th at 7pm in St Matthew’s Church remembering Annie Lynch, Carmel O’Hanlon, Kathleen McKee, Eilish McCarney, Francis Hugh Owens, Anna & Willie McCaffrey.

Thursday 25th at 7pm in St Malachy’s Church remembering Eleanor Gallagher, Nuala McLaughlin, Margaret Lewis, Baby Rory Quinn, Seamus McGirr, Bridie McClenaghan, Seamus Murray.

2. Mass for mothers and fathers and families whose baby/babies died prematurely, or at birth or soon after birth or in infancy will be celebrated on Tuesday 30th at 7pm in Church of the Immaculate Conception.

No other anniversaries will be mentioned on the above dates.

Feasts: Sunday 17th St Ignatius of Antioch; Monday 18th St Luke; Tuesday 19th Sts Paul of the Cross, John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues; Friday 22nd Pope St John Paul II; Saturday 23rd St John of Capistrano; Sunday 24th St Anthony Mary Claret; Monday 25th Bl Thaddeus MacCarthy; Wednesday 27th St Otteran; Thursday 28th Sts Simon & Jude; Friday 29th St Colman; Sunday 31st Bl Dominic Collins; Monday 1st November All Saints; Tuesday 2nd All Souls; Wednesday 3rd St Malachy, Patron of the Parish and Archdiocese; Thursday 4th St Charles Borromeo; Friday 5th St Martin de Porres; Saturday 6th All the Saints of Ireland; Sunday 7th St Willibrord.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Lorcan Brendan Mallon who was Baptised recently.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Shane McKenna and Elaine Sproule who were married recently. Could couples who have arranged marriages for 2022/2023 please contact Fr M to confirm dates. Thank you.

Kathleen McConville celebrates her 102nd birthday on Thursday 21st October – Happy Birthday Kathleen! Many happy returns J

Year of St Joseph as proclaimed by Pope Francis: Parishioners are invited to attend Mass over the weekends to reflect on St Joseph: 16th/17th October – St Joseph, the dreamer, an example for everyone and especially our young whom Jesus teaches never to lose the ability to dream, to take risks and to take on difficult tasks. All who have dreams are invited to attend Masses and especially young people and expectant mothers and fathers who have dreams for their child and their children. 23rd/24th October – St Joseph, a worker and the patron of all craftspeople and workers. He laboured for God and we too are called to labour in love. All who work with their hands are invited to attend Masses for a special blessing of our hands.

Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of St Joseph Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.

Synod – letter from Archbishop Martin – Let’s journey together – is available e in Churches.

Prayer of the Synod

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life

and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,

in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated Tuesday 2nd November, surname A-L 11.24am -11.42am; surname M-Z 11.42am-12noon.

Pastoral Area Parishes: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd November surname A-L 10.12am-10.30am; surname M-Z 10.30-10.48am; Beragh 2nd November surname A-L 12noon-12.18pm; surname M-Z 12.18-12.36pm; Killeeshil 3rd November surname A-L 6.36-6.54am; surname M-Z 6.54-7.12am: Pray