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Parish Draw Winner for May & June 2020

Parish Draw Winners for May

€1000 Mary Booth, The Crescent, Castleblayney

€500 Anne Malone, Killycrum, Castleblayney

€200 Raymond Carville, York St, Castleblayney

€200 Betty Ward, Drumillard, Castleblayney

€100 Eugene & Colleen Shevlin, Drumakill, Castleblayney

€100 Annette & Niall Dignam, Coill Darach Castleblayney

Promoters' Prize

€100 Oliver Bolger


Parish Draw Winner for June

€1000 Peter Cairns, Killycard, Castleblayney

€500 Jarlet Denny, Kinnegan, Castleblayney

€200 Jane Dignam, Main St., Castleblayney

€200 Bernadette Watters, c/o Padriag Watters

€100 Helen Doran, Killygola, Castleblayney

€100 Rosie O'Malley, c/o Peggy McCann

Promoters' Prize

€100 Tracey L.OConnor

New Dates 1st Holy Communion
    First Holy Communion 2020

Dear Friends

As you know, we should have celebrated 1st Holy Communion in May. We have found ourselves in extraordinary times, but it is still very important as people of faith and hope that we keep looking forward.

For this year, we feel that we have to adopt a parish/family solution to the challenge that Covid-19 has left us in how we     celebrate 1st Holy Communion, while continuing to recognise the enormous role that all our schools perform in preparing your children for the sacraments.

We are proposing the following plan this year for your children to celebrate 1st Holy Communion, mindful of the following considerations, which we must adhere to as regards governmental guidelines.

· A maximum of 100 people per ceremony, with social distancing of 2 metres will apply as per the governments roadmap.

· A household can obviously sit together, but a large number of family and friends will not be possible.(5 per family)

· A maximum of 20 children (20 families) making 1st Holy Communion will be able attend each celebration in St Mary’s Church Castleblayney and a maximum of 15 in St. Patrick’s Church, Oram.

The dates for 1st Holy Communion are:

Saturday, August 1st

12 noon -St Mary’s Church, Castleblayney

2pm—St Patrick’s Church, Oram.

Saturday, August 8th

12 noon -St Mary’s Church, Castleblayney

2pm- St Mary’s Church, Castleblayney

To register your child for your preferred option, please contact the parish office on 042-9740027 Monday morning 6th July from 10am.

Staying safe remains and absolute and all of the above can change at any time,It is important that we keep moving forward, working together and looking out for one another, enabling our children to celebrate the sacraments and creating the environment for the schools to return in September, without the added pressure of preparing children for the sacraments and giving families an opportunity to celebrate significant days once more together.

Our revised plan for the Sacraments of Confirmation 2020 will be promoted in the weeks to come.

Clogher Virtual Pilrimage to Lourdes 2020

Clogher Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

 Friday 3rd - Wed 8th July


At this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, when we as a diocese cannot journey on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Lourdes, ​we hope to bring something of the spirit of the pilgrimage to the diocese. “Lourdes2Clogher: A Virtual Pilgrimage” ​will take place over the dates that we had planned to be in Lourdes, from July 3rd-8th.

The different Masses and devotions will be streamed via . You can go to this website now and leave a prayer petition to be included in the Masses. You can also video record a Hail Mary or Our Father or Glory be... for the recorded Torchlight Procession. See for details.

Click here for programme of events


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