Easter Sunday is such an important solemnity that it is celebrated over eight days – the Easter Octave – until and including next Sunday.

Advice from Archdiocese of Armagh during current covid pandemic.

The following protective measures are recommended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable or anxious members of the congregation: The wearing of face coverings inside Church buildings; Suspension of a handshake at the Sign of Peace; Holy Communion to be received in the hand; 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. What we do in Church is a reminder that covid still exits among us. Let us continue to look after each other.

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.

Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection 11am Altar Glen

James & Alice McCullagh, Michael, Patrick, Rose Mullin, Dec Grimes Family

Refreshments afterwards in Altamuskin Community Centre – all welcome.

Easter Thursday 21st St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Easter Friday 22nd St Matthew’s Church 10am

Easter Friday 22nd St Mary’s Church 12noon wedding

Second Sunday of Easter

Saturday 23rd St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Peter & Annie McCaughey, Paddy & Mary Connolly

Sunday 24th St Mary’s Church 11am

Hugh, Charles, Eugene Tierney

Tuesday 26th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 27th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 28th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 29th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 30th Church of the Immaculate Conception 12.30m wedding

Saturday 30th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Mary McCabe First Anniversary

Sunday 1st May St Matthew’s Church 11am

John & Mary Monaghan, Cassie & Gerard McCrory

Acclamation after the consecration: We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

Lately deceased: Raymond Crawford

Divine Mercy Novena commenced on Good Friday and concludes on Mercy Sunday 24th April with Mass at 3pm in St Mary’s Church, Aughnacloy. Confessions at 2.30pm. Devine Mercy Chaplet recited before Mass.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Eabha Catherine Magill and

Ronan Daniel Tierney who were Baptised recently.

After Easter I will be returning to communal Baptisms – more than one family – celebrated on Saturdays. Mod.

Feasts: Monday 18th St Laserian; Thursday 21st St Anselm; Saturday 23rd St George, St Adalbert of Prague; Sunday 24th St Fidelis of Sigmaringen; Wednesday 27th St Asicus; Thursday 28th St Louis Marie de Montfort, St Peter Chanel; Friday 29th St Catherine of Sienna; Saturday 30th St Pius V; May 1st St Joseph the Worker. Thursday 21st is anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Archbishop Eamon Martin 2013.

Lough Derg: one day retreats for May 1st, 2nd, 7th, 10th, 15th, 17th 22nd, 24th, 29th, 30th cost 45Euro booking essential 00353 71 9861518. Three-day traditional pilgrimage commences 1st June. Cost 80Euro booking advised!

St Ciaran’s College Peregrini – left for Zambia last Tuesday 12th April – keep them and their work in your prayers.

Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 29th May joined by Dromore Diocese and the Knights of St Columbanus.

Darkness Into Light Clogher Valley Walk on Saturday 7th May at 4:15am starting from St Ciaran’s Hall, Ballygawley. Parishioners are encouraged over the next few weeks to sign up and register to walk as all of our communities unfortunately have been suffered the effects of suicide. The registration link is: www.darknessintolight.ie and you will receive a free memorial T-Shirt when you sign up. You can register as an individual, family or large group/club. The walk will be supporting local charity The Niamh Louise Foundation whilst also supporting Pieta House. If anyone has any questions, please email: Ballygawley@darknessintolight.ie or visit our Facebook page Darkness Into Light Clogher Valley.

Rosary at the Grottos will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland. If someone within the Parish is willing to organise this here, visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie You can also register by texting 087 278 6552. We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world.

Accord is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are available by contacting marriagepreparation@accord.ie. Selections will take place in June of this year with training commencing in September. This year Accord is celebrating 60 years supporting couples and families.

HSC NI Foster Care is urgently appealing for more foster carers and supported lodgings hosts who can provide homes to young refugees who arrive in Northern Ireland without a parent or carer. For more information 0800 0720 137 or visit www.adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net/young-refugees/ The Irish Council of Churches are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual who will lead us into the next phase of our work to provide analytical and strategic analysis and direction to inter–church relations and ecumenism in Ireland. See www.irishchurches.org/vacancy. Diploma in Youth Ministry & Spirituality from Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The diploma is tailored for those who wish to work in Youth Ministry. See www.maynoothcollege.ie/courses

Bingo: St Ciaran’s Hall Wednesdays 9pm. All welcome! Lotto – numbers for 30th March 1, 11, 12, 20 two match 3 winners each received £50 Sheila & Tiernan Quinn, Emer Corr. Numbers for 6th April 7, 12, 20 three match 3 winners each received £35 Kathleen Martin, P Gordon, Gerry Nugent.

Errigal Ciaran Club Notes: Alphalot: recent draw: letters F I M R S. No jackpot winner: Louise McElvogue & Kevin J McCann matched 4 letters to win £100, Congratulations. Many thanks for your continued support. Health & well-being: Couch to 5K continues again this week, 7.30pm in Ballygawley (Tuesday & Thursday). Club communications: pro.errigalciarain.tyrone@gaa.ie or 07899901253.

Bulletin – the next will be published on May 1st.