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 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

Tuesday 8th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Ted & Bridie Quinn

Wednesday 9th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 10th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 11th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Carmel O’Hanlon First Anniversary

Saturday 12th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Czeslaw Indulski First Anniversary, Pat Quinn

Sunday 13th St Mary’s Church 11am

Tuesday 15th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 16th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 17th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 18th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 19th St Mary’s Church 12noon

Philomena Mullin Month Mind

Saturday 19th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Patrick & Winnie McCrory & Dec Family, Frank McCrory, Francie & Chessie McRory

Sunday 20th St Matthew’s Church 11am

*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: Bernadette Grimes, Dolores McAtasney, Philomena Mullin, Felix McNally,

Phyllis Lyons.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Rosie Jane Quinn,

Mia Jane McAleer, Charlie James McKenna who were Baptised recently.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Piaras Molloy and Catherine McCaughey who were married recently.

2021 Parish statistics: Baptisms 58; Marriages 11; Deaths and Burials 31.

Feasts of the Week: Sunday 6th St Paul Miki & Companions; Monday 7th St Mel; Tuesday 8th St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita; Thursday 10th St Scholastica; Friday 11th Our Lady of Lourdes, St Gobnait; Monday 14th Sts Cyril & Methodius, St Valentine; Thursday 17th St Fintan, Servite Founders. Saturday 19th is the episcopal ordination anniversary of Cardinal Sean Brady, 1995.

Ash Wednesday – 3rd March.

Our Lady of Lourdes: to mark this feast we will process to the Grotto after Mass in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 13th February.

Parish Sacrament dates:

Sacrament of 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 (half hour later than last year)

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

Permanent Diaconate: last Sunday, 30th January, three men were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for service in the Diocese – Eunan McCreesh, Drumcree; Pat Butterly, Drogheda; George Kingsnorth, Dromintee. We pray God’s blessing on them as they take up their ministry within the Diocese.

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.

A new website has been launched to support engagement with the national synodal pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland. The website provides information about the synodal pathway and the timeline for the work, as well as making available a variety of resources to support engagement.

Dromantine Workshop: Elderhood – surprising signposts to aging well. This workshop will provide practical tools and surprising insights on how to live a more fulfilling, healthy and rewarding life in the later years. Elderhood should be something to enjoy and celebrate. And it can be. Friday 11 February (arrive 5pm) – Sunday 13 February (depart 2pm) 210 Stg / 250 Euro. Workshop Facilitator: Father Hugh Lagan SMA. Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place: TEL: 3082 1964

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.

SUSE+ New courses, new opportunities! Have you recently been made redundant or are you currently unemployed? If so, SUSE+ can help you, we are currently offering help and support with Job Searches, CV Building, Interview Preparation. Mentors work 1 to 1 with participants to help secure a job in the local area. New courses include : Foundation Skills in Working with Children, Personal Success & Wellbeing, Progression to Employment, Customer Service, Money Management, Retail, Business Administration and Digital Skills. For more information contact : Tracy – – 074 3653 3475

Bulletin – the next bulletins will be published on 20th February, 6th March.

Tuesday 8th February – International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, first observed in 2015 and on the memorial of St Josephine Bakhita. Each year, around 2.5million people are victims of trafficking and slavery. For those engaged in trafficking it has become one of the most lucrative illegal activities in the world. Through the Day of Prayer, we reflect on the experience of those who have suffered but also we are called to reach out to victims and survivors.

Friday Penance – the following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Friday penance: Abstaining from meat or some other food; Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking; Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer; Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays; Visiting the Blessed Sacrament; Praying the Stations of the Cross; Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving what is saved to the needy; Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.