irish  graveyards

Parish Calendar

calendarThe following are the dates for Parish Events for the year

 Celebration of First Penance 2019


Celebration of First Holy Communion 2019:

St. Mary’s Church Castleblayney TBA



St. Patrick’s Church Oram TBA


Dates of Masses for the

First Holy Communion 'Do this in Memory!' Preparation Programme


Celebration of Confirmation 2018:

Saturday 25 May at 3pm in St. Mary's Church



St Mary's, Castleblayney: TBA


St Patrick's Oram:  TBA


Each Saturday after Mass except on the occasion of funerals.

Parish Celebration of Penance in St. Mary’s Church

Christmas Penance Service:

Easter Penance Service:


Service of Remembrance:





The following are the major Feasts of the Church and the various Days of Prayer that have been approved by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference:

Feast of Mary, Mother of God & World Day of Prayer for Peace:  1st  January 2017

World Day for Migrants & Refugees: 15th January 2017

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18th - 25th January 2017

Catholic Schools Week: 29th January - 6th Feb 2017

World Day of Consecrated Life:  2nd February 2017

World Day for the Sick:  11th February 2017

Day of Prayer for Temperance: 26th February 2017

Ash Wednesday: 1st March 2017

Feast of St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland:  17th March 2016

Good Friday: 14th April 2017

Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection: 16th April 2017

Day of Prayer for Vocations: Sunday, 7th May 2017

The Ascension of the Lord & World Communications Day: 28th May 2017

Pentecost Sunday: 4th June 2017

Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 18th June 2017

The Sacred Heart of Jesus: 23rd June 2017

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:15 August 2015.

Day for Life (in Ireland): Sunday 1st October 2017

Mission Sunday: 23rd October 2017

Feast of All Saints:1 November 2016

Feast of All Souls - Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed: 2 November 2016

Feast of Christ the King: Sunday, 26th November 2017

Feast of the Immaculate Conception:  8 December 2017

Feast of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day): 25 December 2017