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.

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 27th Errigal Ciaran GFC Dunmoyle 6pm

Sunday 28th St Mary’s Church 11am

Matt & Eileen McClean, Brian Mullin

Tuesday 30th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 31st St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 1st September St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 2nd St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 3rd St Matthew’s Church 7pm

Peggy McGirr, Mary Jane & Thomas McCrory, Jim McQuillan,

Hugh, Margaret, Sr Damien McDonald

Sunday 4th Church of the Immaculate Conception 11am*

Fr Michael’s 40th celebration of Priesthood

followed by refreshments in St Ciaran’s Hall organised by Parish Pastoral Council

Tuesday 6th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 7th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 8th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 9th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 10th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Paddy & Winnie Mellon, Pat & Leta Quinn, Annie & Edward McGirr

Sunday 11th St Mary’s Church 11am

Kevin & Eithne Conroy & Dec Family, Frank O’Sullivan

Errigal Ciaran Old Graveyard Mass 2pm

Lately deceased: Sean McBride, Rosaleen Doran, Eugene Kelly, Michael McDonald.

Blessing of the Graves:

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 Shane Quinn and Cliodhna O’Neill who were married recently.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran faith community Niamh Maria Harte who was Baptised recently.

Feasts: Sunday 28th St Augustine; Monday 29th Death of St John the Baptist; Tuesday 30th St Fiacre; Wednesday 31st St Aidan of Lindisfarne; Thursday 1st September – World day of Prayer for the Care of Creation; Saturday 3rd St Gregory the Great; Sunday 4th St Mac Nissi; Friday 9th St Ciaran – Parish Patron; Saturday 10th St Peter Claver; Sunday 11th St John Chrysostom.

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.

First Friday visits: due to other commitments I will visit Garvaghey and Ballymacilroy on Tuesday morning as usual followed by Dunmoyle; Ballygawley visits on Wednesday afternoon.

Legion of Mary – meetings will resume on Tuesday 6th September in the Upper Room at Church of the Immaculate Conception after evening Mass. New members welcome.

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

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

Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus. Fr Ruben Padilla will visit our Parish on 10th/11th September as part of his congregation’s mission appeal. The Missionaries are based in Dublin and are an international Congregation of Priests and Brothers present in 42 countries worldwide with about 1800 members from 32 different nationalities. St Daniel Comboni, an Italian-born priest, founded the male congregation in 1867 and the Comboni Sisters in 1872. Fr Ruben and his confreres work in countries where people are not evangelized or not sufficiently evangelized. They also work with people on issues of integral development to bring wholeness to their lives. Fr Ruben visits and makes appeals in Parishes to keep their work of evangelization going. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.

Church Cleaning Rota: St Malachy’s Ann Mellon & Caroline Connolly; St Mary’s Alish Boyle & Fam, Katrina Donnelly, Catriona Donnelly, Briege Tierney; St Matthew’s Helen McDermott & Vincent O’Hanlon;

Conference in Benburb Priory – The ‘Meaning Crisis’(rise in suicides, depression, and more), Modernity, and the Christian Way – a one-day conference will feature leading Christian thinkers, including Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Vander Klay, and Fr Calvin Robinson on Friday 2nd September. Tickets are available at All welcome.

Pope Francis is set to beatify his predecessor, John Paul I, on Sunday, 4th September, at Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Rome. Pope John Paul I was born Albino Luciani in the northern Italian town of Forno di Canale (now Canale d’Agordo) on 17th October 1912. His was the shortest papacy in modern history, reigning over the See of Peter for 33 days – from 26th August to 28th September 1978. He was first Pope to choose a double name, saying he did so in honour of his two predecessors: John XXIII and Paul VI. His successors—John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis—have all praised the man known as “The Smiling Pope”.

Supporting Catholic Parents Tuesday 6th September, zoom conference hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’. The topic – ‘Supporting Catholic Parents: Sharing the Catholic Vision of Love and Human Sexuality with Our Children’. The speaker will be Fr Chris Hayden. 8pm to 9pm. All are welcome. All you need to do to take part is send an email to: This conference is designed to help Catholic parents be the best educators of their children in the areas of faith and morality in our modern culture.

Together with Solace – mental health social support group demonstration Saturday 3rd September at Omagh Courthouse at 1.30pm in response to the continued lack of mental health services and the recent announcement of the new mental health unit being shelved at Omagh. All support welcome.

Bingo: St Ciaran’s Hall Wednesdays 9pm. All welcome! Lotto continues as usual.

Ponder this! – forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.

Bulletin – the next will be published on 11th and 18th September & 2nd Octob