irish  graveyards

Parish Calendar

calendarThe following are the dates for Parish Events for the year

 Celebration of First Penance 2017

Thursday 30th March at 7pm

Celebration of First Holy Communion 2018:

St. Mary’s Church Castleblayney

Sunday 13 May at 11.45am in St. Maeldoid's Church

Sunday 20 May at 11.45am St. Maeldoid's Church

Sunday 27 May at 11.45am in St. Maeldoid's Church

St. Patrick’s Church Oram

Sunday 27th May at 9am

Dates of Masses for the

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


Celebration of Confirmation 2018:

Sunday 29th April 2018 at 3pm in St. Macartan's Cathedral, Monaghan.



St Mary's, Castleblayney: Saturday 18th August at 7pm & Sunday 19th August  2018 at 11.45am


St Patrick's Oram:  Sunday 19th August at 9am


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