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 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
Tuesday 9th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Wednesday 10th St Mary’s Church 10am
Thursday 11th St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Errigal Ciaran GFC Dec Members
Friday 12th St Matthew’s Church 10am
Saturday 13th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Paddy & Nellie McMullan
Sunday 14th St Matthew’s Church 11am
Tuesday 16th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Wednesday 17th St Mary’s Church 10am
Thursday 18th St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Friday 19th St Matthew’s Church 7pm
Saturday 20th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Sunday 21st St Malachy’s Church 11am
Moira & William Turbitt
*webcam available via Parish website parishoferrigalciaran.com or mncmedia.com
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. Legion of Mary prayers recited before Mass Tuesday evening.
Lately deceased: Peter McCrory, John Hackett, Baron George Minne, Joe McNally, Fr Kevin Cooney SM, Helen Kelly.
November – remembering our dead.
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, John Hackett.
1. 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 7th St Willibrord; Tuesday 8th Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, Rome; Wednesday 10th Pope St Leo the Great; Thursday 11th St Martin of Tours; Friday 12th St Josaphat; Sunday 14th St Laurence O’Toole; Monday 15th St Albert the Great; Tuesday 16th St Margaret of Scotland, St Gertrude; Wednesday 17th St Elizabeth of Hungary; Thursday 18th Dedication of Basilicas of St Peter and St Paul, Rome; Sunday 21st Christ the King.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Thomas Ryan Nugent,
Enya Kate Kolbohm, Ollie Michael Montgomery, Harper Rose Carson, Peter Og Michael Doherty,
Cara Chloe Turbitt who were Baptised recently.
Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Carol Kelly and Sean McAleer;
Hannah Carson and Miceál Muldoon who were married recently.
Could couples who have arranged marriages for 2022/2023 please contact Fr M to confirm dates. Thank you.
Confirmation – Sunday 15th May Church of the Immaculate Conception
two ceremonies – first at 11am for P7 St Brigid’s and St Malachy’s Primary Schools;
second at 1.30pm for P7 St Mary’s Primary School.
Saturday 7th May at 11am St Mary’s Church for St Brigid’s Primary School
Sunday 8th May at 1pm Church of the Immaculate Conception for St Mary’s Primary School
Saturday 21st May at 11am St Malachy’s Church for St Malachy’s Primary School
Sunday Masses will be rescheduled to accommodate these celebrations.
Beginners Jive Course 7pm – 8pm. Jivercise Course (Fitness class for those who can jive) 8:30pm – 9:30pm. Wednesday 24th November for 4 weeks. St Ciaran’s Parish Hall. Prebooking Required Call between 4pm – 6:30pm 07715393101
Are you, or do you know of, someone aged 14-24 not in full-time education or work? Struggling to plan for the future, or just want to get out of the house? Youthscape is a 6-month, free, PEACE IV funded programme based in Enniskillen, Omagh, Dungannon and Donegal. Now accepting young people to start November. Ring 07557178162 or email email@example.com for more information.
Bulletin – the next bulletins will be published on November 21st.
Reflection: Autumn Churchyard
Do not search me down among the marble headstones
Where rooks on November branches
Make gathering cry for the dying year
Do not look for me where summers leaves
Decay on waves of winter grass
Do not imagine me as you last saw me
Pale, bruised and empty of life
I am not here
But see that shaft of sunlight
Which spots the grey dark lake of late November
On the heather hillside of Donegal
Or listen to the thrush
Squeeze out the last notes of its sunny summer song
Or hear the laughter
I splashed in my sisters face on the sun drenched beach that summer before I left you
I go on playing not where winter withers
But where spring