Meanwhile the continuation of the following protective measures is recommended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable or anxious members of the congregation: The wearing of face coverings inside Church buildings; Good sanitising and cleaning arrangements; Suspension of a handshake at the Sign of Peace; Holy Communion to be received in the hand; Holy water to be used in asperges but not yet restored to fonts for communal use at the entrances to Church buildings; social distancing within and outside Churches – such measures have been the norm since March 2020.
While we are encouraged by the lifting of the restrictions imposed during the pandemic, we will continue to take care to provide appropriate protection and reassurance to all involved in Church activities.
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*
Paddy & Sarah McGarvey & Dec Family, Peggy & Willie Farrell
Sunday 6th St Matthew’s Church 11am
Tuesday 8th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*
Wednesday 9th St Mary’s Church 10am
Thursday 10th St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Friday 11th St Matthew’s Church 7pm
Fr Seamus McGinley Month Mind
Saturday 13th St Malachy’s Church 7pm
Sunday 13th St Mary’s Church 11am
Patrick & Rose Tierney, Mary Herron, John, MaryEllen, Eugene Boyle, Michael Kelly
Tuesday 15th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*
Wednesday 16th St Mary’s Church 10am
Wednesday 16th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm* – St Patrick
Thursday 17th St Malachy’s Church 11am – St Patrick
Patsy Farrell & Dec Family
Friday 18th St Matthew’s Church 10am
Saturday 19th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*
Joe & Mary Gavin, Kathleen McKay
Sunday 20th St Matthew’s Church 11am
*webcam available via Parish website parishoferrigalciaran.com or mncmedia.com
Lent – which began last Wednesday might be a good time to get back to attending Mass in person – Saturday evening, Sunday morning or during the week.
Lent is a time for doing something – not always giving up something!
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: Fr Seamus McGinley, Fabian McDermott
HELP FOR UKRAINE! Lorries are being organised, carrying basic living essentials, to travel to Poland to provide humanitarian aid to those Ukrainians fleeing the war. Essentials include: blankets, sleeping bags, towels, toiletries, nappies, first aid items, clothing for men, women, children, children’s toys, colouring books, crayons, board games, non-perishable food like tinned and long life products. Drop off location: Donnelly’s Runway, Altamuskin (it is signposted) Monday to Friday 10amto 1pm & 6.30-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 4pm.
Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Evie Jo Grace Kerr who was Baptised recently.
Sacrament of Marriage – congratulations to Niall McCartan and Alannah McGarrity who were married recently.
Accord is continuing to offer Marriage Preparation Programme using the Zoom video platform and dates are posted on our website up to end September 2022 www.accordni.com These dates are booking up quickly and couples should book at least 3-6 months ahead of their wedding date.
Feasts: Monday 7th Sts Perpetua & Felicity; Tuesday 8th St Senan, St John of God; Wednesday 9th St Frances of Rome; Friday 11th St Aengus; Thursday 17th St Patrick; Friday 18th St Cyril of Jerusalem; Saturday 19th St Joseph, Husband of Mary, Mother of God.
Sunday 13th March is the anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as Supreme Pastor of the Church 2013.
Lenten Reflections in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh on Tuesday evenings during Lent at 7.30pm to help us reflect on each of the following themes. People may wish to join in person or via St Patrick’s Cathedral Webcam. 8 March “Giving witness to faith in the world today”. 15 March “Only in God is my soul at rest, in Him comes my salvation”. 22 March “Covid-19 – the call to look forward in a spirit of hope”. 29 March “Finding God in a Pandemic World”. 5 April “Care for oneself amidst the challenges of life”. 12 April “Grief – a process that’s experienced one day at a time”.
Home of St Patrick Festival, Armagh – Celebrate St Patrick – St Patrick’s Church Of Ireland Cathedral: Saturday 12 March, 8.00pm A limited number of audience seats are available through The Market Place Theatre Box Office. St Patrick’s Symposium: Tending our Planet: Tuesday 15 March, 9.30am – 1pm
Celebrating St Patrick with Armagh Cathedrals Partnership – The Market Place Theatre: Tuesday 15 March, 7.30pm Free but booking essential through The Market Place Theatre. St Patrick’s Lecture – The Market Place Theatre: Wednesday 16 March, 11am -12noon Free but booking essential through The Market Place Theatre. St Patrick’s Vigil Walk – Wednesday 16 March, 9pm – 10pm the Vigil Walk starts from the Church of Ireland Cathedral and moves to the Catholic Cathedral.
Novena of Hope – at the Graan, Enniskillen – Sunday 6th 9am, 10.30am, 12noon, 4pm; Monday 7th to Friday 11th 12.30pm & 7pm; Saturday 12th 12.30pm & 6.30pm; Sunday 13th 9am,10.30am, 12noon, 4pm; Monday 14th 12.30pm & 7pm. All welcome.
Pro-Life Information Meeting: Precious Life will hold a “Restore Personhood” Pre-election Campaign Meeting on Thursday 10th March in The City Hotel Armagh at 7.30pm. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 07592280522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New envelopes available for collection in Churches – if you or your family would like to contribute to the Parish financially and would like a box of envelopes, please contact Fr. M. Those using standing order at present can collect a box of envelopes for special collections during the year.
SUSE+ 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. Specialist courses available including CSR, First Aid, Paediatric First Aid. Mentors work 1 to 1 with participants to help secure a job in the local area. A variety of Level 1 courses also running. Courses can be held in outreach locations and for groups in the community. * Eligibility criteria applies. For more information contact : Tracy – email@example.com – 074 3653 3475
Bingo is coming back! St Ciaran’s Hall Wednesday 16th March 9pm. All welcome!
Bulletin – the next bulletins will be published on 20th Marc