Advice from Archdiocese of Armagh during current covid pandemic.

Covid is still with us, and we are advised to continue to be careful. Use your discretion about wearing masks in crowded places – if you are happier wearing one in Church do so.

Let us continue to look after each other.

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

Monday 11th St Mary’s Church 7pm

Kevin McMenamin First Anniversary

Tuesday 12th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 13th St Mary’s Church 10am

Mark McGirr

Thursday 14th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 15th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Michael &Kathleen McSorley

Friday 15th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Mary Kavanagh Month Mind

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 16th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Delia McCaffrey & Brendan McCaffrey First Anniversaries,

McKeown Family Dec, Patrick, Nellie, Liam, Seamus McKenna

Sunday 17th St Mary’s Church 11am

John & Brigid McCann, Micky & Lizzie McNally, Patrick Dan & Mick McGarvey,

Marian & Francis McCann, Ursula & Terry McCann

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 23rd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Teresa Lucas Month Mind, Terry Traynor, Shane McCrystal

Sunday 24th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Kathleen McKee First Anniversary,

Rose & Frank McCrory, PJ & Oliver O’Neill

Tuesday 26th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Brigid & Francie Kelly

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 27th St Mary’s Church 10am

John Conroy First Anniversary

Thursday 28th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 29th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Friday 29th St Malachy’s Church 12noon wedding

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – note change of Mass venues!

Saturday 30th St Mary’s Church 7pm

Frankie McGarrity Month Mind

Oliver Tierney, Packie, Mary, Patsy McCann & Dec Family

Sunday 31st St Malachy’s Church 11am

Blessing of the Graves – Mass outside in the cemetery – bring water with you!

Lately deceased: Mary Kavanagh, Teresa Lucas, Frankie McGarrity, Frank Kelly.

Blessing of the Graves: 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 Marriage: congratulations to Declan Quinn and Cassandra McNamee; Conor Quinlivan and Niamh McGirr; Lisa Douglas and Gerard McCrossan who were married recently.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Matej Kajan who was Baptised recently.

Feasts: Monday 11th St Benedict; Wednesday 13th St Henry; Thursday 14th St Camillus de Lellis; Friday 15th St Bonaventure; Saturday 16th Our Lady of Mounty Carmel; Wednesday 20th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, St Apollinaris; Thursday 21st St Lawrence of Brindisi; Saturday 23rd St Bridget of Sweden; Sunday 24th St Declan, St Sharbel Makhlof; Monday 25th St James; Tuesday 26th Sts Joachim & Anne; Friday 29th Sts Martha, Mary & Lazarus; Saturday 30th St Peter Chrysologus; Sunday 31st St Ignatius of Loyola.

Thursday 21st is the anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Bishop Michael Router, Auxiliary Bishop of our Archdiocese.

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 should 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 Bingo: St Ciaran’s Hall Wednesdays 9pm. All welcome! Lotto – numbers for 6th July 7, 20, 23, 24. Ann Marie O’Neill matched the four and wins the Jackpot of £2700. Congratulations! Jackpot starts at £1000 again.

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 31st July, 14th & 28th August.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage, Knock Shrine on Sunday 24th July at 3.00 pm marks the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The principal celebrant will be Archbishop Francis Duffy, Archbishop of Tuam and Patron of the Catholic Grandparents Association. All welcome. The Mass can be viewed at

Prayer for Grandparents by Pope Benedict XVI

Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with love on grandparents the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions.

Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience. Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and roles of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them. Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end. Amen