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 20th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Sunday 21st St Malachy’s Church 11am
Moira & William Turbitt
Tuesday 23rd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Mass for the Sick
Wednesday 24th St Mary’s Church 10am
Thursday 25th St Malachy’s Church 12.30pm Wedding
Thursday 25th St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Friday 26th St Matthew’s Church 10am
Saturday 27th St Malachy’s Church 11am
John Hackett Month Mind
Saturday 27th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Eleanor Gallagher First Anniversary
Sunday 28th St Mary’s Church 11am
Joe McNally Month Mind, Roseann, Neil, Michael Donnelly, Michael John Conroy,
Hugh, Bernard, Michael Tierney
Tuesday 30th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Wednesday 1st St Mary’s Church 10am
Thursday 2nd St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Friday 3rd St Matthew’s Church 10am
Thomas & Eileen McNabb
Friday 3rd St Mary’s Church 7pm
Helen Kelly Month Mind
Saturday 4th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm
Sunday 5th St Matthew’s Church 11am
Sunday 5th Altar Glen 3pm Carols & Blessing of new Crib statues
*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: John Hackett, Joe McNally, Fr Kevin Cooney SM, Helen Kelly, Cassie Kelly.
November – remembering our dead.
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.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Ezra Ronan McRory, Luke David Harte, Oisín John Gallagher, Eve Tess Chesters who were Baptised recently.
Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Edel Devine and James Kennedy who were married recently.
Sacraments 2022: 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.
First Communion – 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.
Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated Thursday 2nd December, surname A-L 11.24am -11.42am; surname M-Z 11.42am-12noon.
Pastoral Area Parishes: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd December surname A-L 10.12am-10.30am; surname M-Z 10.30-10.48am; Beragh 2nd December surname A-L 12noon-12.18pm; surname M-Z 12.18-12.36pm; Killeeshil 3rd December surname A-L 6.36-6.54am; surname M-Z 6.54-7.12am: Pray well!
Parish Pastoral Council meeting Monday 29th November.
Church Cleaning Rota for December: St Matthew’s Church Bradley Family; St Mary’s Church Anna McCann, Hugh & Marie McCann
Week of Witness on 24th November (Red Wednesday) Archbishop Eamon Martin will celebrate a special Liturgy in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, at 7.30pm. As part of the Liturgy, the Archbishop will speak with two young people who give great witness to their faith today. People are invited to wear something red on the evening as we remember all who have given and all who continue to give great witness to their faith today.
After the Liturgy, Archbishop Eamon will launch a new book in The Synod Hall titled “In His Master’s Footsteps – The Way of the Cross in the company of St Oliver Plunkett, Archbishop and Martyr” edited by Canon Benedict Fee. All are welcome to join on the evening. Alcohol Awareness Week 16 – 22nd November 2021
Al-Anon offering Family support for those affected by alcoholism. People, from all backgrounds are being urged to think about their drinking. Al-Anon wishes to remind the community that help is available for anyone who needs it. In Northern Ireland there are 48 Al-Anon groups, and more than 700 Al-Anon Family Groups throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. They provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been affected by someone else drinking. Anything discussed within an Al-Anon meeting is treated as confidential, including your presence at the meeting. There are no fees for membership or attending meetings as Al-Anon is funded solely through members own voluntary donations and a collection will normally be held at each meeting.
Meetings usually last an hour and a half. “You don’t need to speak at a meeting unless you are comfortable doing so” said a spokesperson. “You can sit and listen.” All meetings are listed on the website www.al-anonuk.org.uk, or you can call our Confidential Helpline on 02890682368 10am – 1pm or 6pm – 10pm. ‘Across The Hedgerow’ Project Rural Support -this service provides older, vulnerable, and isolated members of the farming community with listening support and companionship via telephone calls. The aim is to improve the emotional wellbeing of the client. The winter months can be a very lonely and isolating time for older people; therefore, this service would provide them with the listening ear and companionship they need. If you know of any older individual, from a farming/rural community, who will benefit from this service please inform them of ‘Across the Hedgerow’. The Rural Support Helpline: 0800 138 1678.
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
Blackwater Valley Learning Centre, Ballyoisin The dates for the Monday Social Dinners between now and the end of the year are below. You are very welcome to come along! 22nd November & 6th December 12- 2 pm
Christmas Party with live music will be held on Monday, 13th December 12-3 pm. To find out more and to confirm your attendance, please contact 047 87049/047 87055 or Mary on 00 44 7810 871381
Bulletin – the next bulletins will be published on December 5th and 12th and 26