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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 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

LOUGH DERG

A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg's lakeshore. Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 16, 18, 22, 26 & 30 August. At times in the 1600s and 1700s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 071 9861518 or info@loughderg.org for details. Numbers are limited. Advance booking essential.

LOST A KEY? A car key was found in new Killeen Cemetery for more details please contact Fr. John

WORDS OF WELCOME

As we start our Parish Mass Rota, it is literally baby steps, we are taking on this journey with Covid-19 regulations, we have to remember these can change at any time. Please God we will see the day that all of us are back celebrating as a Parish Community which was happening before the lockdown of 13th March last. I am very grateful for the work which was under taken by the Parish Pastoral Council, Parish Finance Council and the Parish Covid Support Team, and also our sacristan, stewards and volunteers otherwise we would not have been able to open our Parish Church. I realise it is totally different and that also applies to me, we cannot do what we normally do, which at times is hard and even frustrating but we have to remember that we are still living with this disease, which has and still has a major effect on all our lives and our world. We have all remember , what we are being asked to do is for the safety of all of us, it is important remember: Those who are sick, or have any symptoms of, or a confirmed case of Covid-19 should stay at home, Anyone who is in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case should stay home. Those who are in a vulnerable category or with an underlining illness should also stay at home. Let us keep each other in our prayers. God bless Fr. John

PARISH MASS ROTA

This weekend, Friday 7th August Carrowkerribla, Treenoughter (Group G) Saturday 8th August Kilgellia & Fr. Peyton Avenue (Group A) Sunday 9th August Byhalla, Kildermot, Graffey (Group B) Next weekend, Friday 14th August Ballycong, Carracastle, Carradoogan, Breaffy (Group C) Saturday 15th August Curradrish, Mullaghhowney, Cartron (Group D), Sunday 16th August Ardrass, Ballymore, Bonnifinglas, Carrick, Derreen (Group E) 1. The Sunday/Holyday obligation has been suspended by the Irish Bishops Conference for the time being. 2. As you enter the church you will be met by a steward who will take you to your seat. For the moment you will not be able to automatically go to your usual seat. Please sanatise your hands as you enter and leave the church. 3. The use of face coverings is now strongly recommended. 4. At the end of Mass the stewards will guide you as you leave. Social distance needs to be maintained at all times both inside and outside of the church. 5. Parish Newsletters will be handed out after Mass as people leave the church. Due to the Covid-19 protocols Parish Newsletters will no longer be able to be left at the back of the church after weekend Masses.

FR PEYTON CENTRE

Fr Peyton Centre are operating a booking system for their Guided Tours & Media Presentation, please ring 096 45374 for more information. Our Tea Room, Souvenir Shop & Grocery Shop are open: Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Please ring the doorbell for assistance or phone 096 45374.

GALILEE CENTRE

Galilee Spirituality Centre ‘Welcome Back’ Afternoon of Reflection. Saturday, 8th August, 2.00-4.00pm. (Donation). A time of reflection and blessing, followed by bring-your-own picnic. This event will be weather dependent, and we will need to limit numbers, so please let us know you are coming. info@galilee.ie or 071- 966-4101.

PARISH COVID FUND

A sincere thank you to all who have left donations towards the Parish Covid Fund the amount which came in this week was €470.00. Thank you. A sincere word of gratitude to the kind donor who has paid for the fogging machine.

CHURCH OPENING TIMES

Our Parish Church will be open for private prayer as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10.30am till 6pm The Church will be closed all day on Friday’s starting next Friday 24th July as the Church will have been prepared on Thursday evening for Mass on Friday evenings Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon till 6pm. 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.

HIGHER DIPLOMA

Interested in studying Theology in 2020? The one year, part-time Higher Diploma in Theological Studies at St Patrick's College, Maynooth is now offered as a "Blended Learning" programme. Suitable for those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline (or equivalent), the course will run from September to May, with online lectures taking place on Wednesday evenings, complimented with self-directed study. There will also be 6 residential weekends over the course of the year. In certain cases, the programme can serve as a pathway into programmes which require a background in Theology, such as the Higher Diploma in Healthcare Chaplaincy or Masters in Theology. The course also meets the Teaching Council's requirements for the teaching of Religion in Secondary Schools. Closing date for applications: 14th August. For more information, please contact Barbara Mahon, Admissions & Marketing Officer, at admissions@spcm.ie or 017084772

PARISH NEWSLETTER

Parish Newsletters will be handed out after Mass as people leave the church. Due to the Covid-19 protocols Parish Newsletters will no longer be able to be left at the back of the church after weekend Masses.

IRISH CATHOLIC

Due to Covid – 19 protocols people will have to pre-order the Irish Catholic and they will have to collect it from Fr. John. As it is no longer permissible for them to be left at the back of the church.

CE SCHEME VACANCY

Bofield/Bonniconlon Association has a vacancy for 1 General operative in Attymass area, reference number 2149045, if interested please contact Intreo on 096 80550.

SUBMITTING NEWS ITEMS

We are happy to include a notice in our Parish Bulletin, but under GDPR, you must ensure that you have received the consent of any persons referenced before submission.

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