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-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Ann -Month Mind – & Tommy Ward, Bridie McClenaghan

Sunday 2nd St Matthew’s Church 11am

Liam O’Hanlon

Tuesday 4th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 5th St Mary’s Church 10am

Peter McCrory First Anniversary

Thursday 6th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Jim McAnenly

Friday 7th St Matthew’s Church 7.30pm


Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 8th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Owen & Susan Mallon, Kieran, Peggy, Liam Lynch

Sunday 9th St Mary’s Church 11am

Peter McCrory, Bernard, Rose, John Tierney

Tuesday 11th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Wednesday 12th St Mary’s Church 10am

Bernard & Rose Tierney & Family

St Brigid’s PS Opening of School Year Mass

Thursday 13th St Malachy’s Church 7pm

Friday 14th St Matthew’s Church 10am

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 15th Church of the Immaculate Conception 7pm*

Anne Kelly Month Mind, Margaret Quinn

Sunday 16th St Matthew’s Church 11am

Lately deceased: Anne Kelly, Gavan Allen.

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Errigal Ciaran Parish faith community Páidí Seamus McCann,

Dan Macartan Patrick Harvey, Katie Sarah Boyle who were Baptised recently.

Sacrament of Marriage: congratulations to Fergal Kelly and Maria Armstrong who were married recently.

First Friday visits: Garvaghey & Ballymacilroy Tuesday 4th; Dunmoyle Wednesday 5th; Ballygawley and Tuesday Club Thursday 6th.

Legion of Mary – meets on Tuesdays 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 Sunday 2nd October, surname A-L 11.24am -11.42am; surname M-Z 11.42am-12noon. Coastal Rosary for Faith & Life in Ireland Sunday October 9th, at 2.30pm.

Church cleaning rotas October: St Malachy’s Church Niamh & Eimear Boyle; St Mary’s Church Briege Beattie & Goretti Donnelly; St Matthew’s Church Greg & Deirdre McSorley.

Fr Ruben Padilla from the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus. 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.

Day for Life 2022 – Caring for the Older Person is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 2 October on the theme ‘Caring for the Older Person’. We invite people to think again about the value and worth of older persons in families and in society, and to make practical choices to build bridges between the generations. We call for people and parishes to devote quality time, energy and creativity in caring for the older persons in our communities. We invite engagement in political debate on providing adequately resourced care of older persons so that no-one feels like a burden in our society. Saint Joachim and Saint Anne – Pray for us! To read the pastoral message for Day for Life in full, visit

SELL Visit to the Parish On Friday 7th October, 4 members of the SELL Team Ghana & Nigeria will visit our Parish. SELL (Sharing Education & Learning for Life) is a program established by Fr Leo Traynor & his Team, initially in Nigeria & Ghana and, as you may know, Fr Leo is currently based in Malawi, and has begun to establish the Program within Malawi. The SELL Team will visit our 3 primary schools on Friday 7th October as well as spend the day within St. Ciaran’s College. Then on Friday evening, Fr. Robert Psinon, a native of Kenya and member of St Patrick’s Missionary Society will lead Mass in St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey at 7.30pm. After Mass, we are invited to Kelly’s for a cup of tea and to hear first-hand accounts of the work carried out by the SELL Team. Our guests are very appreciative of all the support they have received from our Parishioners, and they are delighted to have this opportunity to say Thank You and update us on SELL and Fr Leo’s work. Fr Robert will also lead our Masses within the Parish on 8th/9th October.

Youth 2000 Ulster retreat will take place in Lough Derg, Co. Donegal 14th-16th October. This retreat is for anyone aged 16-35. Inspiring Talks & Workshops,Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!! Suggested donation £35/€40. Register now on”

Child Loss Matters is a new and local support group for bereaved parents /parents surviving child loss .

It is open to all parents who have lost a child regardless of the age of your child or circumstances of your child’s death. Meeting every last Saturday of each month in Silverbirches Hotel Omagh 10am-1 pm. Light refreshments are served. Upcoming Fundraising event – Big Breakfast in Kelly’s Inn Garvaghey, Saturday October 22nd 8am-12 noon . Everyone welcome to attend. Proceeds will go towards the group to facilitate wellbeing workshops etc to help with living with child loss .

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

Clogher valley CCE – our music classes have recommenced from last Wednesday 28th September in St Ciaran’s College 7pm to 8pm. We will be Teaching the Following Instruments: Fiddle Banjo Button Accordion Guitar Tin whistle Concert Flute. We have an excellent line up of very talented music tutors for our classes and would encourage everyone to take this great opportunity to learn a new instrument. Costs: 1 child for ten weeks = £60 For family of three children for 10 weeks = £160 Adult classes for ten weeks = £60-00 Register online at All other Enquiries Contact 07789757347

Job Vacancy in Archdiocese of Armagh – Diocesan Finance Manager who will work closely with the Archbishop of Armagh, the Council of St Patrick’s Archdiocesan Trust Limited (SPATL), Parishes and Clergy across the Diocese, and Diocesan Curia staff to ensure the well-ordered stewardship of the Archdiocese’s finances and resources by providing leadership to the finance and general office services. If interested, please apply in writing, enclosing a current CV outlining experience and qualifications to date and stating clearly your suitability for the role. An application pack, including Job Description and Personal Specification, is available from the Archdiocese of Armagh website at: Closing date Friday 14th October 2022 at 5pm

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

Bulletin – the next will be published on 16th & 30th Octobe