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.

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

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday 15th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm *

Tuesday 16th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 17th St Mary’s Church 10am

Mick McCrory

Thursday 18th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 19th St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Francis Hugh Owens First Anniversary

Saturday 20th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Noreen McGinley Month Mind

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 20th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Sunday 21st St Matthew’s Church 11am

James McAnenly Month Mind, Frank McKenna, Seamus, Darragh Horisk & Dec Family, Mel Roberts,

James & Brigid Montague, Vincent McRory

Tuesday 23rd Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 24th St Mary’s Church 10am

John Donnelly

Thursday 25th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 26th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Friday 26th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm

Bridie – Month Mind – & Packie Kavanagh

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 27th Errigal Ciaran GFC Dunmoyle 6pm

Outdoor Mass to celebrate the sporting life of our Parish – all welcome

Sunday 28th St Mary’s Church 11am

Matt & Eileen McClean, Brian Mullin

Lately deceased: Noreen McGinley, James McAnenly, Bridie Kavanagh, John McGale.

Blessing of the Graves: first of all, we must thank God for the dry weather at Dunmoyle, Ballymacilroy, Garvaghey Blessing of the Graves and at the Altar Glen Mass. It added to our celebrations of faith and remembrance of those who have gone before us. It also allowed us to meet up again after covid restrictions. As we prayed on those days – Lord, gather us together in heaven! As usual families and individuals flowered and dressed their family graves and also graves of neighbours who have no one living locally or no living relatives. This is an expression of love and honour of loved ones who have died and also a sign of faith and hope in the resurrection. Unfortunately, I am told that some graves have been tampered with – flowers and adornments removed from graves. This shows a lack of respect for deceased loved ones and desecrates holy ground and the resting place of loved ones. Please respect the sacredness of our graveyards and cemeteries. Thank you.

Old Errigal Sunday 11th September Mass at 2pm. Please bring water with you for the Blessing – it will be blessed during the liturgy.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Martina McMullen and James Corrigan; and to Gerard Devine and Aileen McLaughlin who were married recently.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Sadie Grace Harte, Micheal Terry Donnelly, Cara Frances McGorman who were Baptised recently.

Feasts: Sunday 14th St Maximillian Kolbe; Monday 15th Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Tuesday 16th St Stephen of Hungary; Wednesday 17th Our Lady of Knock; Friday 19th St John Eudes; Saturday 20th St Bernard; Sunday 21st St Pius X; Monday 22nd The Queenship of Mary; Tuesday 23rd St Eugene; Wednesday 24th St Bartholomew; Thursday 25th St Louis, St Joseph Calasanz; Saturday 27th St Monica; Sunday 28th St Augustine.

Sunday collection for May (5 weeks) £5336. Standing Orders for May – 33 contributors amounting to £1373; June (4 weeks) £4306, Standing Orders (36) £1483; July (5 weeks) £6052, Standing Orders (31) £1138. Thank you to all who contribute to the financial upkeep of the Parish and thank you also to all who contribute to the Priest Dues.

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.

Ruby Jubilee of Priesthood: to mark his jubilee Fr O’Dwyer will celebrate Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday 4th September at 11am, with refreshments in St Ciaran’s Hall to follow organised by the Parish Pastoral Council. All welcome.

The Saturday evening (3rd September) Mass will be celebrated in St Matthew’s Church at 7pm.

Archbishop Eamon Martin has announced clerical changes to take effect on 4th September: some appointments are of interest to us: Rt Rev Mgr Colum Curry, PP, VG, Beragh, to be PE, AP, Kildress/ Lissan; V Rev Seán McCartan, Ardee & Collon, to be PP, Beragh; V Rev Oliver Brennan, PP, Kilmore, to retire; Rev Regi Meladath, on loan from the Archdiocese of Kottayam, Kerala, India, to be CC, Dungannon; Rev Colm Hagan, newly-ordained, to be CC, Donaghmore and Pomeroy; Rev Stephen Wilson, newly-ordained, to be CC, St Patrick’s, Dundalk, and Holy Redeemer, Dundalk.

The full list of changes and appointments can be viewed on the Archdiocese of Armagh website. You will notice that our Diocese had two newly ordained priests and two retirements. Also, a number of priests have come to us on loan from other countries. And Permanent Deacons have been appointed to town Parishes.

Pope Francis prayer for August is calling on Catholics to pray for small and medium-sized businesses, so that “in the midst of economic and social crisis, they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.” The Holy Father recognizes the “courage, effort and sacrifice” of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, and acknowledges that they are among the most affected by “the grave socio-economic crisis,” brought to new heights by wars and the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. Pope Francis praises those who through their business “invest in life,” by “generating well-being, opportunities and work.” The Holy Father acknowledged their hard work and constant sacrifices made, in order to invest in the common good. “Without them, it would not have been possible to make it through the COVID crisis, and they continue to be necessary now. This is why it is important to pray for them.”

Bingo: St Ciaran’s Hall Wednesdays 9pm. All welcome! Lotto – numbers for 27th July 11,12,13,14. Mickey Foy matched the four and wins the Jackpot of £1200. Congratulations!

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Bulletin – the next will be published on 28th August & 11th and 18th September & 2nd October.