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.

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 2nd St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Sunday 3rd St Mary’s Church Blessing of the Graves 10am Bring water.

Mass Altar Glen 11am

Monday 4th St Mary’s Church 7pm

Gerard McCann Month Mind

Tuesday 5th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 6th St Mary’s Church 10am

Mary Ellen & Patrick Mullin

Thursday 7th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 8th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Pat Rafferty

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 9th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Bill, Mary, Liam, Eamon Neill

Sunday 10th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Lately deceased: Gerard McCann, Mary Kavanagh, Patrick McGurren, Teresa Lucas, Frankie McGarrity.

Blessing of the Graves: Dunmoyle Sunday 3rd July 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. Please bring water with you for the Blessing – it will be blessed during the liturgy.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Patrick Michael Conroy who was Baptised recently.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Bronagh Hackett and Dermot Morrow; Aaron McKenna and Roisin Sharkey who were married recently.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – in order for this very special devotion to continue we need more people to commit to one hour per week. This devotion brings many blessings on families and the Parish. Jesus did say – could you not watch one hour with me. If you can spare an hour please contact Kathleen 07776188654 or Fr. O’D.

Feasts: Sunday 3rd St Thomas; Monday 4th St Elizabeth of Portugal; Tuesday 5th St Anthony Zaccaria; Wednesday 6th St Monnine of Killeavy, St Maria Goretti; Thursday 7th St Maelruain; Friday 8th St Killian; Saturday 9th Sts Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley was opened in September 1983 – 40years next year. It is an event that should be marked and celebrated. At this early stage I am asking Parishioners for ideas on how we can do this.

A Journey of Faith, Hope and Joy with St Patrick Poor Clares, Sr Martina Purdy and Sr Elaine Kelly will lead you on an amazing five day pilgrimage (25th July and 22nd August) that includes guided walks to sites associated with St Patrick in County Down. Stay in Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, visit with monks along St Patrick’s Way, and capture the joy of the first Christians in Ireland. From £850 all inc meals, transport, activities. Details or call centre Downpatrick 028 4461 9000 First Friday visits: last Tuesdays calls will be visited on Wednesday 6th July. St. Charles de Foucauld (15 September 1858 – 1 December 1916) was a French soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnographer, Catholic priest and hermit who lived among the Tuareg people in the Sahara in Algeria. He was assassinated in 1916. His inspiration and writings led to the founding of the Little Brothers of Jesus . He was canonised on 15th May last and his feast day is 1st December. This is his Abandonment Prayer: Father, I abandon myself into your hands, do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me and in all your creatures. I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands, I commend my soul; I offer it to you with all the love of my heart; For I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself: To surrender myself into your hands without reserve and with boundless confidence. For you are my Father.’

Cleaning Rota St Malachy’s Church for July: Bernie McAnespie& Noeleen Mellon

On Corpus Christi, Thursday 10th June 1982 in St James’ Church, Cooley I was ordained priest. Thank you for all your prayerful good wishes and gifts to mark this jubilee. On such days – which we all experience at some time in our lives – we do not know what the future holds or where the road will take us. I have been blessed with supportive family and friends and priestly colleagues and Parishioners over the years to make my journey most enjoyable and memorable – to use the Mysteries of the Rosary – there have been joyful, sorrowful, glorious moments and many moments of light/revelation where God’s presence has shone through to guide me and guide those with whom I travelled. For all that and more I am truly thankful. I have called home in six Parishes – Dungannon, Drogheda, Lower Killeavy, Forkhill, Drumcree, Errigal Ciaran. Thank you for making that possible here. Let us continue to pray for each other!

Other Jubilees this year include in our Diocese: Diamond 60years Msgr Ray Murray; Golden 50 Years Fr Oliver Brennan, PP Kilmore; Fr John Fox PP Newbridge; Fr Pat McEnroe PP Dromiskin; Fr Gerard McGinnity; Silver 25years Fr Seamus White PP Jonesboro. Ad multos annos!

Fr. Ray Kelly in concert in Benburb Priory – 3 July – singing sensation -at 6pm. Fr. Ray became a viral star on YouTube before appearing on Britain’s Got Talent. He will play a concert in our hall or outside in the courtyard: Irish weather permitting. Afterwards, he will join us in the Stables café for a meet and greet session.

St Oliver Plunkett Sunday in Drogheda takes place this year on 3 July. Procession of Relics from Holy Family Church at 3.00pm. Mass at 4.00pm in St. Peter’s Church. Celebrant: Bishop Michael Router. Homilist: Canon Benny Fee, PP, Clonoe.

Bingo: St Ciaran’s Hall Wednesdays 9pm. All welcome! Lotto – 15th June 2, 9, 18, 20 two match three £50each Danielle Mellon and Chris Arundell; 22nd June 4, 12, 19, 21 four match three £25each Eddie Flanagan, Paul Quinn, Danielle Mallon, Patsy Corrigan.

Errigal Ciaran Club Notes: Alphalot results: winning letters this week were H J N S W. There was no jackpot winner but Seamus Cassidy matched 4 to win £200. Thanks to everyone for your continual support. Membership draw: With the first members draw imminent, time is of the essence to meet your collector! Club Survey: Your views and ideas are critical to planning for the future of the club, if you haven’t filled in the survey yet, please consider doing it before Sunday 3rd July. YOUR CLUB, YOUR SAY. Club communications: For queries contact or +447899901253.

SUSE+ Do you need help to get into work or education? Are you unemployed or have been made redundant? If so, SUSE+ may be able to help you, we are currently offering help and support with completing Courses, Job Searches, CV Building, Interview Preparation. Mentors work 1 to 1 with participants to help secure a job in the local area. A variety of Level 1 courses are running, courses include Foundation Skills in Working with Children, Personal Success & Wellbeing, Approaches to Wellbeing, Community Development, Customer Service, Money Management, Business Administration and Digital Skills, you can also access Essential Skills courses. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information contact: Tracy – – 074 3653 3475

Bulletin – the next will be published on 10th & 31st Jul