Christ is risen. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Advice from Archdiocese of Armagh during current covid pandemic.

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.

What we do in Church is a reminder that covid still exits among us. Let us continue to look after each other.

Third Sunday of Easter

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, Michael & Annie McGirr,

John, SarahAnn, Patrick McKenna

Tuesday 3rd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Wednesday 4th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 5th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Raymond Crawford Month Mind

Friday 6th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 7th St Mary’s Church 11am

First Holy Communion

Forth Sunday of Easter – Day of Prayer for Vocations

Saturday 7th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Patrick, Brigid, Sean McCrystal, Patrick, Josephine, Mary McFadden, Francis Lucas

Sunday 8th St Mary’s Church 11am

Patrick Mullin, Brigid, Peter John, Margaret Rose Mullin

Sunday 8th Church of the Immaculate Conception 1pm

First Holy Communion

Tuesday 10th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 11th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 12th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 13th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Saturday 14th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Kathleen McCrystal, Kevin McCartan

Sacrament of Confirmation – Church of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday 15th 11am – Young people from St Brigid’s and St Malachy’s Primary Schools

Sunday 15th 1.30pm – Young people from St Mary’s Primary School

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

Holy Week and Easter Triduum Liturgies: thanks to all who volunteered to exercise their ministry as Reader or Eucharistic Minister during our Parish celebrations.

Lately deceased: Raymond Crawford, James McGale, Ben Sherry, Bridget Maguire, Francie Conroy

Blessing of the Graves: last year due to covid restrictions we had the Blessing of the Graves at Mass so I propose this year for the same: Dunmoyle Blessing of the Graves at 10am followed by Mass at the Altar Glen at 11am; Ballymacilroy Sunday 31st July at 11am; Garvaghey Sunday 7th August at 11am; Old Errigal Sunday 11th September at 2pm.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Páidí Joseph Cummins who was Baptised recently.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Petrina Tierney and Andrew Quinn; Thomas Canavan and Hannah Henry who were married recently.

First Friday visits for May: Tuesday 3rd Ballymacilroy and Garvaghey; Wednesday 4th Dunmoyle; Thursday 5th Ballygawley.

Feasts: May 1st St Joseph the Worker; Monday 2nd St Athanasius; Tuesday 3rd Sts Philip & James; Wednesday 4th St Conleth; Thursday 5th Bl Edmund Rice; Sunday 8th Bl John Sullivan; Tuesday 10th St Comgall, St John of Avila; Thursday 12th Sts Nereus, Achilleus, Pancras; Friday 13th Our Lady of Fatima; Saturday 14th St Matthias; Sunday 15th St Carthage.

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated Monday 2nd May, surname A-L 11.24pm -5.42pm; surname M-Z 11.42pm-midnight.

Pastoral Area Parishes: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd May surname A-L 10.12-10.30pm; surname M-Z 10.30-10.48pm; Beragh 2nd May surname A-L midnight – 0.18am; surname M-Z 0.18-0.36am; Killeeshil 3rd May surname A-L 6.36-6.54pm; surname M-Z 6.54-6.12pm: Pray well!

Lough Derg: one day retreats for May 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!

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

Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 26th September – 1st October 2022. Fare: €750 (Single Room Supplement €190).

Darkness Into Light Clogher Valley Walk next Saturday 7th May at 4:15am starting from St Ciaran’s Hall, Ballygawley. The registration link is: The organisers would love if Parishioners could light up a window in the house/business on the morning of 7th May with a candle or light/daffodils/yellow decoration to create a sense of hope within our Parish community during the walk.

Church cleaning rotas for May: St Mary’s Church Claire McDermott & Family; St Matthew’s Church Patricia & Laura McGirr, Irene Conway.

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 You can also register by texting 087 278 6552. We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world.

The Women of Faith Conference 2022 is LIVE on Radio Maria Ireland on Saturday 7th May from 2pm.

History Bus Trip to Inishowen Wednesday 25th May leaving Ballygawley Park & Ride at 8am. Visit An Grianan Fort, Fort Dunree, Famine Village. Home 7/7.30pm. Cost £30. Contact Pauline 07989950250.

Bingo: St Ciaran’s Hall Wednesdays 9pm. All welcome! Lotto – 13th April no winners. 20th April one match three winner Ian Lendrum who wins £100.

Errigal Ciaran Club Notes: Alphalot: D H I R Y. no jackpot winner – Kieran McGaughey matched 4 to win £200. Fixtures: Junior men Saturday 07/05 @3/4.30pm away to Clan na Gael. All roads lead to Healy Park on Sunday 1st when Tyrone face Derry in the Ulster championship. Good luck to Darragh McA, Pete, Niall, Ben, Cormac, Joe & Darragh C.

Bulletin – the next will be published on May 15th & 5th June.