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-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 17th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

John & Claire Devine, Kieran O’Hagan,

William, Mary, Rosaleen & Elizabeth Kelly, Margaret McCourt

Sunday 18th St Matthew’s Church 11am

John Donnelly & Dec Family

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 24th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

John & Susan McBride

Sunday 25th St Mary’s Church 11am

Eugene Kelly Month Mind, Bernadette O’Donnell, Francie Mulgrew

Tuesday 27th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Mass for the Sick

Wednesday 28th St Mary’s Church 10am

Thursday 29th September St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 30th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Saturday 1st October St Malachy’s Church 11.30am wedding

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 1st October Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Ann -Month Mind – & Tommy Ward

Sunday 2nd St Matthew’s Church 11am

Blessing of graves took place at Dunmoyle, Ballymacilroy and Garvaghey over the summer months and concluded last Sunday at Old Errigal Ciaran. The summer gatherings were blessed with good weather – rain threatened but did not come to anything and it was breezy one day – but we still gathered to remember our deceased loved ones and met relatives and friends and neighbours that perhaps we hadn’t met due to covid. Last Sunday the heavy rain dictated that instead of Mass we had a prayer service – thank you to all who braved the weather – we still fulfilled our Christian duty of remembering and praying and gathering. That of course was repeated at every Blessing of the Graves and is an expression of our faith in the Resurrection and our hope of eternal life.

Fr Ruben Padilla from the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus visited our Parish last weekend. He asked me to pass on his thanks for your welcome and listening ear and your generosity. If you would still like to contribute financially to his cause place money in an envelope marked ‘Fr Ruben’, leave it in the collection basket or at the Parochial House and it will be forwarded on to him.

Lately deceased: Eugene Kelly, Ann Ward, Fr Bobby McKenna, Fr Sean Quinn, Anne Kelly/Áine Ní Cheallaigh.

Feasts: Monday 19th St Januarius; Tuesday 20th St Andrew Kim Tae-gon & Paul Chong Ha-sang; Wednesday 21st St Matthew – Parish Patron; Friday 23rd St Eunan; Sunday 25th St Finbarr; Monday 26th Sts Cosmos & Damian; Tuesday 27th St Vincent de Paul; Wednesday 28th St Wenceslaus, Sts Lawrence Ruiz & Companions; Thursday 29th Sts Michael, Gabriel & Raphael; Friday 30th St Jerome; Saturday 1st October St Therese of Lisieux; Sunday 2nd The Guardian Angels.

Legion of Mary – meets on Tuesdays in the Upper Room at Church of the Immaculate Conception after evening Mass. New members welcome.

Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 26th September – 1st October. Keep the pilgrims in your prayers during these days as join with them in prayer and spirit. Our Lady of Lourdes, St Bernadette, St Patrick pray for us!

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity – Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated Sunday 2nd October, surname A-L 11.24am -11.42am; surname M-Z 11.42am-12noon.

Pastoral Area Parishes: Aghaloo & Carnteel 2nd October surname A-L 10.12-10.30am; surname M-Z 10.30-10.48am; Beragh 2nd October surname A-L 12noon – 12.18pm; surname M-Z 12.18-12.36pm; Killeeshil 3rd October surname A-L 6.36-6.54am; surname M-Z 6.54-7.12am: Pray well!

Church cleaning rotas: St Malachy’s Church Paula & Roisin; St Mary’s Church Briege Beattie & Goretti Donnelly; St Matthew’s Church Greg & Deirdre McSorley;

𝐄𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐀𝐂 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗷𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝐒𝐭 𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 Our new Healthy Club Committee have organised a “𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻” to run over the next few weeks, which will aid our local community and those in need.. 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙃𝙚𝙡𝙥/𝘿𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚? There will be a trolley placed in our 3 local shops: * Centra Ballygawley * Mallon’s Vivo Ballygawley * Kelly’s Inn Spar Garvaghy We encourage you to lift a little extra whilst you are doing your shopping and place in the trolley in these stores. Every little helps whether it is big or small. Please ensure anything purchased is non-perishable!

Altamuskin Community 5k Colour Run on Saturday September 24th registration opens from 9am run start at 11 am. A family event with a BBQ after entrance fee £5 per person or £20 per family

Sunday 25th September join us at Altamuskin Community Centre from 11.30 am for light refreshments and a catch up with old friends and neighbours

Bootcamp continues Saturday morning at 9am with Darren 07851771683

Youth 2000 are holding a “Country Barndance”! Join us for a night of craic, food and dancing in the Mellon Hotel, Omagh on Sat 24th Sept. Welcome- 6pm to start at 6.30pm. We’ll teach you how to throw a few moves before dinner and after dinner you’ll dance til the cows come home!! Suggested style “Wild West” but not necessary. This is an Over 18s event. £30/€35. Tickets available on

Lough Derg Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine on Sunday 25th September. Guest Speaker, refugee, Halyna Tesluk, Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Ukrainian Catholic University. Boats from 9.15am. Boats return at 4.30pm. Morning Coffee & lunch included. Booking essential. Special discounted rate of €25 for Ukrainian refugees (must be booked by telephone: +353 (0)71 9861518). Full price €45

SMA Novena in honour of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Patroness of the Missions Friday 23rd September to Saturday 1st October Daily Mass & Novena Prayers. At 10.00am & 7.30pm SMA Chapel Dromantine. All Welcome.

‘Liturgy after Covid – Approaches to Liturgy in light of our experience of the Pandemic’ A one-day Seminar hosted by Down and Connor Liturgy Commission St Brigid’s Parish Hall, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP Saturday 8th October Registration 9.30am Seminar 10.30am to 4.30pm

The Diocese of Down and Connor Liturgy Commission warmly invites those in liturgical ministry, in particular Ministers of the Word, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and members of Parish Pastoral Councils to attend. The cost is £10 per person and tea/coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Please contact Malachy McKeever by e-mail at

Anam Cara Armagh, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 28th September at 7:15pm in the Armagh City Hotel. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online support service. Contact us on or 028 95213120 for any queries.

Be aware – overnight closure of Ballygawley Roundabout Monday 19th September for 2weeks 6.30pm-6am. No access to traffic.Daytime closure Sundays 25th September and 2nd October from 6am to 6pm.

Errigal Bowling Club are opening for a new season In St Ciaran’s Hall on Thursday 29th September, @ 8.15pm. New members very welcome,

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

Bulletin – the next will be published on 2nd & 16th Octob