Attymass News


We remember in our prayers John Quinn, Birmingham and late of Curradrish, (His funeral Mass will take place next weekend), brother of Eugene Quinn, Curradrish and Annie Hennigan, Rinnaney, wife of the late John Joe Hennigan originally from Currower and all whose anniversaries occur around this time. May they rest in peace.`


Thursday next is the 15th August and the Feast of the Assumption of Our lady into Heaven. It is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated in the Parish on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and Thursday morning at 10.30am.


We welcome into our Christian community Michael Gerard Melody and Céline Ecclesia O’Boyle, we asks God’s blessing upon them both and we extend our congratulations to their parents and families at this time.


During the month of August, there will be no Adoration. Parish Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will recommence the week beginning 8th September


Moyvilla AFC are holding a scrap metal collection which is currently taking place at the Club House. They are unable to accept computers, laptops, computer screens etc. In the event that scrap needs to be collected, please contact 087-1687928 or 086-8169890 between 3pm-7pm Mondays to Saturdays.


The popular Bofield Ceili Band Summer Seisiún continues at the Fr. Peyton Centre, Attymass, on Thursday evenings at 9 pm until the end of August 2019. A great night of entertainment is guaranteed.


Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019 in Cork. Tickets €20.00, See notice board or 0862959380.


A Dance and Prize Draw in aid of the Attymass Church Restoration Fund is to be held at the Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone on Friday 11th October. Doors open 9pm. Admission €15. Ticket sellers will be calling house to house in the parish in the near future. In this weeks newsletter there is attached a sheet explaining, so far, the steps that have been taken regarding the Church gallery and also, on the back, the stated cost to restore the gallery.


As we celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock, the theme of this year’s Novena is ‘Continuing Our Journey’ and a series of special events are planned between the 14th and 22nd of August. Please see notice board or Tel: 094 9388100 Email:


Last day to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage is Tuesday 13th August. One Day Retreats resume on Saturday 17th August and continue on specific days until Sunday 29th September. Bookings or further information telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518).


A Centering Prayer retreat entitled Heartfulness will take place at Kylemore Abbey from Sunday, 25 August to Wednesday, 28 August 2019. For more information, see http:// kylemore-abbey-retreat-august/ or contact Mary Carroll, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway H91 VR90, Phone: 095 52011, Email:


The Attymass Parent and Toddler group meet on Fridays at 12 noon in the Community Centre.


The Ballina Costume Company invites applications for the post of Full Time Machinist. Certain employment eligibility will apply. Please forward CV to: Jane Crean. Manager. The Ballina Heritage Costume Company, Kevin Barry Street. Ballina. Co. Mayo. Closing date: Friday 16th August. 2019.


New Killeen Cemetery Voluntary Care Committee would like to thank all who contributed the collection for the upkeep of the cemetery last weekend . The amount raised was €478.02. There is a Committee meeting on Monday 12th August at 9pm in the Community Centre.


The Bonnifinglas Cemetery Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the collection last weekend it raised €680.00.


We keep in our prayers all the young people of the Parish and our country who will receive their Leaving Cert results this week. We ask the Lord to watch over them and the Holy Spirit to guide them on the decisions they have to make about their future.


A Foundation in Counselling Course is to commence at The Newman Institute, 10th October 2019. The course runs for 26 Thursday nights from 7 to 10pm and 2 Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. The cost of the course is €1200 which can be paid in instalments. There is a deposit of €100 required to secure a place. Inquiries: 096 72066 or


Bishop Denis Nulty, in whose diocese the National Ploughing Championship (17th to 19th September) is being held, invites all visitors to vote for their favourite traditional prayer, and to compose a prayer for the protection of the environment. In the two months leading up to the event, people all around the country are asked to choose their favourite prayer; the Rosary or the Lord’s Prayer, perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother’s knee or handed down ó ghlúin go glúin in their family. The Championship takes place in the middle of the annual Church Season of Creation, which focuses on rural living. People are invited to submit a personal prayer (max 100 words) about the environment. This environmentally centred prayer could relate to farming, gardening or sustainability. Bishop Nulty is extending his ‘Prayer at the Ploughing’ challenge to people of all ages and all faiths. He is hopeful that many school children will take up the challenge to write their own ‘green’ prayer. Entries can be sent to


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