PARISH MASSES ONLINE
All Parish Masses will be broadcast live on the internet. We express our gratitude to the Fr. Peyton Centre in providing this service. SEE HERE FOR LATEST VIDEOS
PLEASE PRAY FOR
We remember in our prayers Martin Ferguson, Yorkshire and late of Byhalla 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.
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
We are hoping to open the church when we fulfil protocol and criteria regarding Covid-19 in relation to stewardship and sanitising. Unfortunately we have not sufficient numbers and we are appealing for more volunteers from the Mass rota below: (1) Byhalla, Kildermot, Graffy, (2) Ballycong, Carracastle, Carradoogan, Breaffy, (3) Curradrish, Mullaghowney, Cartron, (4) Ardrass, Ballymore, Bonnifinglas, Carrick, Derreen, (5) Cullane, Curower, (6) Carrowkerribla, Treanoughter and (7) Kilgellia and Fr. Peyton Avenue. A meeting with training will be held on Monday 6th July at 8pm in our parish church
Due to Covid – 19 protocols from once we recommence Masses in our Church 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
A sincere thanks to all who have handed in their contributions towards the weekly envelopes, and the priest collection. I very much appreciate your generosity in these difficult times for every one. God bless you all. Fr. John
The Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Council have met to start the process of returning to the celebration of Mass (weekdays and weekends) and the celebration of the sacraments in our Parish church. These are the decision to date: (1) A Parish Information pack will be delivered commencing from Tuesday 7th July about the returning to Mass, which will include Mass rota (2) ) Due to the present Covid-19 restrictions Mass intentions will be celebrated over the course of the week and not on a certain date, for the time being. (3) Month’s Mind Masses and 1st Anniversaries will be accommodated on Saturday mornings at 10am. Due to the Covid-19 protocols.. We will issue an update next weekend after this week’s meeting.
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.
At present our weekly Eucharistic Adoration is a Holy Hour each Wednesday evening from 8pm-9pm. Our last Holy Hour before our summer break will be Wednesday 22nd July and we will recommence in September. Due to the Covid-19 protocols Eucharistic Adoration will be on Wednesday evenings for the time being it will be a Holy Hour from 6.30pm-7.30pm from September.
CHURCH OPENING TIMES
The Parish Church will be closed all day on Monday 6th July to prepare the parish packs. Sorry for the inconvenience. Fr. John
Our Parish Church will be open each day for private prayer as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.30am till 6pm Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon till 6pm.
MOY DAVITTS 50/50
Congratulations to Sarah Canning Straide on winning €453 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 http://bit.ly/MoyDavitts50-50.
The boxes for new year July 2020-June 2021 are currently being drawn up. If there is any parishioner who would like a offertory box please contact Fr. John The delivery of the new offertory boxes will commence on Tuesday 7th July.
We have to appeal to our Ministers of the Word (Readers) and the Ministers of Holy Communion to indicate their willingness or otherwise to continue in that role, some may wish to withdraw for the time being and that is understandable. You are asked to contact Fr. John this week . A sincere thank you to those who have contacted me.
THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL
1. For Jesus, the key to a personal knowledge of God and relationship with God is not primarily through academic study but through a mind and heart open to learn. Recall moments when you had a sense that your relationship with God took a significant step forward. What Kind of dispositions prepared you for growth? 2. Jesus lived in a society in which people were very conscious of status, dignity and external appearance. He wanted to break down the barriers this created, so that all would be aware of their worth and dignity. Perhaps you can recall someone who was not highly thought of in human terms, but who was a light to you. Fr. John Byrne O.S.A.
Whenever anyone finds the courage to ask forgiveness, the Lord does not let such a petition go unheard Pope Francis
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