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 22nd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Mackie First Anniversary & Alice McGirr, Hughie & Teasie Nugent,

Patricia, Michael, Brian McDonnell, Michael McMullan

Sunday 23rd St Matthew’s Church 11am

Maggie Kavanagh

Monday 24th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Nathan Corrigan Month Mind

Tuesday 25th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 26th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 27th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Peter, Mary, Paddy Harte

Friday 28th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Gretta Nugent

Saturday 29th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

John, Rose, Darren McAnenly, Mhia Anne Quinn, Patrick, Anne, Carol O’Hanlon

Sunday 30th St Mary’s Church 11am

James Hughes Month Mind

Tuesday 1st February Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 2nd St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 3rd St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 4th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 5th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Moya & Frank Gormley & Dec Family, Oonagh Gutfreund

Sunday 6th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Maggie Devine, Rosetta Horisk

*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.

The prayer of adoration is the prayer that makes us recognise God as the beginning and the end of all of history. And this prayer is the living flame of the Spirit that gives strength to witness and mission.

Pope Francis. Rosary recited 20minutes before each Parish Mass starts.

Lately deceased: Nathan Corrigan, Peter Finnegan, Petey McNamee, James Hughes, Bernadette Grimes,

Eamon McClean, Fr Michael Bingham, Dolores McAtasney, James Donnelly.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Thomas Scott Elkin who was Baptised recently.

Saturday evening/Sunday morning Parish Masses:

Saturday 12th 7pm St Malachy’s Church Sunday 13th 11am St Mary’s Church

Saturday 19th 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception Sunday 20th 11am St Matthew’ Church

Saturday 26th 7pm St Malachy’s Church Sunday 27th 11am St Mary’s Church

Saturday 5th March 7pm Church of the Immaculate Conception Sunday 6th March 11am St Matthew’ Church

Feasts of the Week: Sunday 23rd -Sunday of the Word of God; Monday 24th St Francis de Sales; Tuesday 25th Conversion of St Paul; Wednesday 26th Sts Timothy & Titus; Thursday 27th St Angela Merici; Friday 28th St

Thomas Aqinas; Sunday 30th St Aidan, Bl Margaret Ball, Bl Francis Taylor; Monday 31st St John Bosco; Tuesday 1st February St Brigid; Wednesday 2nd Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple; Thursday st Blaise, St Ansgar; Saturday 5th St Agatha; Sunday 6th St Paul Miki & Companions.

18th-25th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – the theme for this year is ‘We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him.’ It is a call to unity, to those from North and South, from East and West, old and young, men and women. Sunday 23rd – Catholic Schools Week begins.

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

Pastoral Area Parishes: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd February surname A-L 4.12-4.30pm; surname M-Z 4.30-4.48pm; Beragh 2nd February surname A-L 6.00-6.18pm; surname M-Z 6.18-6.36pm; Killeeshil 3rd February surname A-L 12.36-12.54pm; surname M-Z 12.54-1.12pm: Pray well!

Synod – Our Parish meeting will take place on Wednesday 16th February in St Ciaran’s Hall at 7.30pm.

I have forwarded replies already received to Bishop Router.

Matt Talbot Prayer Society Mass will be celebrated on the first Monday of each month in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh for those struggling with an addiction. The next Mass will be on Monday 7th February at 7.30pm. If you would like to enrol a name in the Matt Talbot Society please visit the website

A Prayer for those battling addiction Loving God, help me to submit myself to you, resisting the devil and his corrupt ways. Lead me not into temptation and deliver me from evil, show me the way to freedom from this addiction and give me the strength to endure whatever may come my way.

Fill me with wisdom and faith to trust you, so you may be my rock to stand upon when I am weak, because through you anything is possible.

Each day that I rise, I will rejoice and be glad, knowing this is the day you have made for me. A day where I can show love, hope and compassion to myself and others struggling with addiction.

So I ask of you God, to bless me and guide me to new ways in which all Glory and Honour is given to you. Amen. Venerable Matt Talbot, pray for me/us.

Supporting Fr Leo Traynor’s Missionary Work – a reminder to return pledge form or donations to any committee member.

Anam Cara Armagh, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 26th January at 7:20pm in the Armagh City Hotel. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Contact us on or 085 2888 888 for any queries.

Legion of Mary: the blessed statue of Our Lady of Fatima is available for Parishioners/families to have in their home on a weekly basis. Please contact 07517141439 or 07517456305.

Church cleaning rota for February: St Mary’s Church – Kathleen Mullin, Orla O’Sullivan, Teresa Mullin, Kathleen Mullin; St Matthew’s Church – Anne Marie Kelly, Paula McEvoy.

Clogher Valley CCE inviting all interested in traditional music lessons to attend classes beginning on Wednesday 26th January 7-8pm at St Ciaran’s College. Fiddle/banjo/accordion/guitar/tin whistle/lute.

Jive Course began Wednesday 19th January for 4 weeks. St Ciaran’s Hall. Beginners 7pm. Jivercise 8:15pm £40 pp per course Limited space: Prebooking Required Call between 4pm – 6:30pm 07715393101

Bulletin – the next bulletins will be published on 6th & 20th Februa