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PARISH MASSES ONLINE

All Parish Masses will be broadcast live on the internet. SEE HERE FOR LATEST VIDEO

PLEASE PRAY FOR

We remember in our prayers Josephine Murphy, Ballina and 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.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

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

BEREAVEMENT SERVICE

Nest Sunday 22nd November the Annual Parish Bereavement Service, will take place from 6-7pm, Due to Covid-19 it will be an online service During the Service, we remember all those who died over the last twelve months in our parish and candles will be lit in our church bearing the names of those who have passed away in the last year and we extend an invitation to all our parishioners to also light a candle that evening in your homes, so that these beams of light will connect us all in a special way, when we cannot be together in the Church.

ADVENT REFLECTIONS

Comfort My People: The First Readings of Advent, with Fr Noel Rooney. It is an online programme from November 23rd, https://www.galilee.ie/onlineprogrammes/ In Advent the Church selects readings to draw us more deeply into the mystery of the season. In these four short videos Fr Noel Rooney introduces each of the first readings, its context and characters, and helps us to connect it with our own Advent journey. 1. The Work of your Hands, 2. Comfort my People, 3. Good News to the Poor, 4. Promises to Keep.

ADVENT RETREAT

Online Advent Retreat with Sr Finola Cunnane. Amid the challenges of COVID and 2020 can we hear the words of Isaiah, "See, I am doing a new thing?" This two part retreat we will pay attention to how we are and open our hearts to Christ's life -giving invitations for Christmas and beyond. Part 1 recording available https://www.galilee.ie/onlineprogrammes/ from November 30th. Part 2 – Saturday, 5th December, 10.30am-1.00pm 'live' via Zoom. Cost €25 Details and booking: info@galilee.ie

ATTYMASS AGAINST PYLONS

COMMITTEE CALLING TO KEEP EIRGRID OUT: We are now at the committee forming stage in the battle to save our homes, our land and our health for now and for future generations. Join us in forming a committee to keep EirGrid OUT! This is OUR village, we will protect it! Please put your name forward, by emailing: attymassagainstpylons@gmail.com

50/50 DRAW

Congratulations to Catherine Kelly Bohola on winning €331 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 https://smartlotto.ie/Boholamoy-davitts

A REFLECTION

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” Mother Teresa

ATTYMASS NS

Attymass National School are now accepting applications for Admission (Enrolment) for the school year 2021- 2022. The official closing date for applications is 1st March 2021. Admission Forms (Enrolment Form) are available by emailing office@attymassns.ie or phoning 096- 45076

CHURCH OPENING TIMES

From November 2020 till the end of March 2021, our Parish Church will be open for private prayer during the following times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10.30am till 5pm. Wednesday from 1.00pm till 5pm. Saturday and Sunday from 1.00pm till 5pm. The Church will be closed all day on Friday’s as the Church will have been prepared on Thursday evening for Mass on Friday evenings Due to Civid-19 regulations in regard to sanitising the Church after ceremonies these times will change and the church will be closed up to 3 hours afterwards. People are asked to please sanitise their hands on entry and leaving the church. Thank You

FR PEYTON CENTRE

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.

PARISH TEXT GROUP

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

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