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.

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, Seamus Shields

Sunday 31st St Malachy’s Church 11am

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

Tuesday 2nd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Brian Hamill

Wednesday 3rd St Mary’s Church 10am

Seamus Conroy, George Brown & Dec Family

Thursday 4th St Malachy’s Church, Kilcoo 12.30pm wedding

Friday 5th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Eilish McCarney First Anniversary

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 6th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

McKeown Family Dec, Sean McAleer

Sunday 7th St Matthew’s Church 11am

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

Tuesday 9th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

James Higgins

Wednesday 10th St Mary’s Church 10am

Frank Kelly Month Mind

Thursday 11th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 12th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 13th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Maggie & Thomas James McKenna, Seamus McCabe, Marie Donnelly, Frankie Jo & Rose Conlon

Sunday 14th St Mary’s Church 11am

Minnie & Jimmy Mullin

Lately deceased: Frankie McGarrity, Frank Kelly, Fr Paul Madden, Noreen McGinley, James McAnenly,

Bridie Kavanagh.

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 Cillian Barkey and Karen Kelly who were married recently.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Erin Jane McDermott, Annie Christina Quinn who were Baptised recently.

Feasts: Sunday 31st St Ignatius of Loyola; Monday 1st August St Alphonsus Liguori; Tuesday 2nd The Indulgence of St Mary of the Portiuncula, St Eusebius of Vercelli, St Peter Julian Eymard; Thursday 4th St John Vianney; Friday 5th Dedication of the St Mary Major Basilica, Rome; Saturday 6th The Transfiguration; Sunday 7th St Sixtus & Companions; Monday 8th St Dominic; Tuesday 9th St Nathy, St Felim, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; Wednesday 10th St Lawrence; Thursday 11th St Clare; Friday 12th St Attracta, St Muredach, St Leila, St Jane Frances de Chantal; Saturday 13th St Fachtna, st Pontian, St Hippolytus; Sunday 14th St Maximillian Kolbe.

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.

Hello, to all Parishioners,

The Errigal Ciaran Parish has been most fortunate with all the Priests who have served in our Parish.

Fr O’Dwyer has been a great source of strength & comfort to many during his time in Errigal Ciaran, particularly over these last 3 very challenging years. As many of you will know Fr O’Dwyer is currently celebrating his 40th year of priesthood. To acknowledge this remarkable milestone, Fr O’Dwyer has agreed to celebrate Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday 4th September at 11am, with refreshments in St Ciaran’s Hall to follow.

If you would like to help out in any way, we will be holding a meeting in Kelly’s Inn on Monday 1st August at 8.00pm, in the Upper Room.

Should you need any other information, feel free to contact any member of the Parish Council.

From Parish Council

First Friday visits: Tuesday 2nd Ballymacilroy and Garvaghey; Wednesday 3rd Dunmoyle and Ballygawley.

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated Tuesday 2nd August, surname A-L 5.24am -5.42am; surname M-Z 5.42am-6am. – early start!!!

Pastoral Area Parishes: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd August surname A-L 4.12-4.30am; surname M-Z 4.30-4.48am; Beragh 2nd August surname A-L 6am – 6.18am; surname M-Z 6.18-6.36am; Killeeshil 3rd August surname A-L 0.36-0.54am; surname M-Z 0.54-1.12am: Pray well!

Church cleaning rotas for August: St Malachy’s Church Nicola Canavan & Donna Quinn; St Mary’s Church Maureen Gormley, Kathleen Mullin & Fam; St Matthew’s Church Sheena Gartland & Bernie McConville

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August. For more information and to book your place go to

Mary’s Meals – Step by Step Walk Mary’s Meals is currently feeding over 2.2 million children a daily school meal across 20 countries. Our Annual “Step by Step to Feed the Next Child” Sponsored walk is taking place between the 23rd July and the 15th August. Walkers from across Ireland take part and it finishes in Knock on 15th August, the feast of the Assumption. Your nearest starting points are as follows: Monday 1st August. Dungannon – Moy (7.00 – 9.00pm), Saturday 6th August Moy – Armagh (12.45 – 4.00pm). Register online at or on the day. For full details visit Step by Step to Feed the Next Child on Facebook or contact John McKenna on 07515288224. All welcome to participate even for a mile or two! If not walking, then keep us in your prayers and watch out for our walkers with their blue collection buckets and support our campaign to feed the next hungry child.

Annual Novena Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 15th August. £599.00 per person sharing. Price includes return bus, 4 nights in Knock House Hotel with full board. All entertainment and excursions included. Avail of Novena Ceremonies. Day trips. Single supplement £100.00. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email

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!

Errigal Ciaran Club Notes: Alphalot results: Club Errigal Alphalot winning letters this week were D H S W Z, there was no jackpot winner but Ryan McAnespie and Gerard O’Hanlon matched 4 to win £100 each, Congratulations. Thanks to everyone for your continual support. Jackpot next week is £11,200.

We wish our U12 girls a marvellous day on Sunday 31st as they travel to Croke Park for the Ladies All-Ireland final. #ProperFans Club communications: For queries contact or +447899901253.

Bulletin – the next will be published on 14th & 28th August.