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We remember in our prayers all those whose anniversaries occur around this time and we also remember all who have passed away during the coronavirus pandemic. May they rest in peace.


My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, please come spiritually into my heart. I embrace you now as if you were already there and I untie myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen
Based on a prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori


Congratulations to Ruby O'Brien, Bohola on winning €347 in the Moy Davitts 50/50 draw. A huge thank you to everyone who supported last week's draw, it is greatly appreciated. Tickets are available in the usual retail outlets and by clicking


Due to the new government guidelines for Covid 19 the Fr. Peyton Centre will be closed to visitors until further notice. The souvenir shop and community shop will remain open during the following times: Monday to Saturday 10am -3pm, closed on Sundays. All basic daily essentials are available in the community shop. All home baking will be made to order – apple tarts, scones, brown bread etc. Please phone 096 45374 to place an order.


A sincere thank you for your contributions to the special collections which have taken place and forwarded to the Diocesan Office


This year’s theme ‘Together we can do more - Blessed are the peacemakers’ is highlighting that our Church is a global community that must stand together if it is to do more. COVID-19 brings much fear, but it also shows us that selfless and courageous actions are not reserved solely for saints. In fact they are found in every one of us, and that by acting together we can achieve more. The theme also recognises our missionaries as peacemakers. In many of our poorer parishes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, it is missionaries who are on the front line. We already owe these women and men so much, as they walk hand-inhand with marginalised communities, long before and after any emergency. Just like Jesus, the Prince of Peace, missionaries emulate love and harmony as they reconcile fragile people, from fractured communities, with God and with each other. This weekend parishes in over 120 countries will celebrate World Mission Sunday. World Mission Sunday is a direct appeal from Pope Francis. He is asking all of us to give what we can so that overseas missionaries can reach and care for suffering men, women and children. On World Mission Sunday, all Mass collections, including those from the most impoverished churches in the developing world, will be offered to help further the reach of missionaries and mission. The collection is a lifeline, not only to missionaries, but also the future of the Church. However, it is in jeopardy. The worldwide pandemic means that less of us can physically attend Mass, resulting in less offerings in the basket. Its implications for suffering overseas communities in the months ahead will be devastating.COVID-19 brings fear, but it also shows us that selfless and courageous actions are not reserved solely for saints. In fact, they can be found in every one of us, and that by standing in solidarity together we can do more. Please, if you can, be extra generous this weekend. Your kindness will be used in the coming months to support overseas missionaries who dedicate their lives to some of the most impoverished and overcrowded communities in the world. To give what you can donate at www.wmi/mission, call Fiona in World Missions Ireland on 01 497 2035, or lodge money directly: IBAN - IE12 BOFI 9007 5456 9616 36, BIC - BOFIIE2D, Account Name - Society for the Propagation of the Faith.


The November envelopes are available at the back of the Church. You are asked to take an envelope and return the envelope with your list for the November Masses, along with an offering. Fr. John will celebrate twelve Masses for the Holy Souls. The lists of our loved ones will be placed before our altar for the month of November. The November offering is part of the priests revenue for the year (along with Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Harvest).


The Parish Group text is probably more useful and relevant during lockdown for getting out occasional; messages. If anyone wishes to be added to the existing group please text yes with your name to 085-2552984


During Level 3 Covid restrictions visits to the sick and housebound to private homes may continue at the request of the householder and adhering to all the safety guidelines. Anyone wishing a visit please contact Fr. John


Attymass National School Enrolment forms for the school year 2021-2022, will be available from the school from Monday 2nd November 2020.


As a country we have moved to level 3, which means that all church services have moved to online from Wednesday 7th October till Wednesday 28th October, when it will be reviewed by the Government. 1. Our Parish Masses will be found on the St. Joseph’s Church, Attymass Facebook page and on the Parish website at 2. Our Parish church will remain open each day for private prayer until 6pm. 3. 25 people can attend a funeral service. Let us remember each other in our prayers and also take care of each other at this time, therefore we kindly ask you to wear a face covering when visiting the Church.


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Entries for the parish newsletter should be addressed to Fr. John Maloney Adm. - please see contact details here ..