PARISH MASSES ONLINE
All Parish Masses will be broadcast live on the internet. SEE HERE FOR LATEST VIDEOLATEST: NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS
PLEASE PRAY FOR
We remember in our prayers Evelyn Rafter, Ballina, sister of the late Bridget Lilly Kelly, Mullaghowney 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
Based on a prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori
A sincere thanks to all who have handed in their contributions towards the weekly envelopes, I very much appreciate your generosity in these difficult times for every one. God bless you all. Fr. John
Many thanks to those who entered our Christmas Colouring Competition. The standard was very high and very much appreciated. Also word of thank you to the judges. The selected pictures are: Junior & Senior Infants: Cillian Carr 1st & 2nd Class: Daniel Carr 3rd & 4th Class: Jack Gallagher 5th & 6th Class: Taylor Loftus. Each receives €10.00.
IRISH CATHOLIC PAPER
During the week the parish office received a letter from the Irish Catholic, in which they informed us that the price of their paper would be increasing from €2.00 per week to €2.50 per week from 1st February 2021. Since 2019 the Irish Catholic have minimum order of 10 papers each week. We have seen our paper sales fall to just four copies each week due to Covid-19. We are making appeal to see if people would like to get the Irish Catholic each week, as we would need an increase in subscribers to justify our subscription to the Irish Catholic from the 1st February 2021. If you are interested in getting the Irish Catholic, please contact Fr. John by Wednesday 20th January 2021.
Now more than ever it is important to have internet skills and to keep in touch with family and friends so Age Action is offering 5 hours of free remote tutoring by phone / video call to help older people use their smartphone, computer, tablet or ipad. The programme called Getting Started KIT takes place in your own home at a time that suits you and includes a free guide. For further information call 091 527831 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ON LINE CONTRIBUTIONS
In recent months some people have enquired about ways of supporting the parish. Many of you have done this during the months and when the churches re-opened. Looking to the future, the diocese has set up a system whereby donations may be made “on-line” to the parish. There are links on diocesan websites and the system is easy to use. People can opt to make a donation to the Offertory Collection and can choose to do so as a once off or repeated donation. They can also make a donation to one of the four collections taken up through the year for the support of the priest in the parish (Easter, Pentecost, Harvest and Christmas) and, finally, donations may be made to the Special Collections that are taken up in the parish and submitted for forwarding to the diocese, e.g. Vocations, Mission Sunday, Lourdes etc. The links may be found on the Diocesan Website the link is achonrydiocese.org/ donateonline
FR PEYTON CENTRE
The Fr Peyton Centre are operating a Telephone and Collect service, we have all the essential groceries in our Community Shop, our bakery is open and will bake to order. Please ring 096 45374 to order, if you are not able to collect the items we can arrange delivery. Our meals–on-wheels service is also available, if you need assistance or know of anyone in the community in need, please let us know. We can organise deliveries of groceries and medicines if needed. Please stay safe during these difficult times, please let us know if we can help in any way.
A period of Adoration will take place online on Friday evening from 6pm until 7.20pm followed by evening Mass at 7.30pm
House available to rent in the Fr Peyton Avenue, Attymass. Applicants must have their name on the Ballina Municipal District housing list. Contact the Fr Peyton Centre 096 45374 for an application form. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th January.
Is the One who “baptized you with the Holy Spirit” asking you to consider a call to serve as a priest, a deacon or in the consecrated life? Speak to your local priest or Fr. Paul Kivlehan Diocesan Vocation Director, Tel: 094-986 0011 or email email@example.com
Free Living Well Programme Programmes begin on Monday 18th January from 7pm-9.30pm, and Thursday February 18th from 10.30am-1pm. If you are living with a long term heath condition you may be interested in doing the Living Well Programme. This is a free, six week programme delivered online in 2.5 hour weekly sessions where you will learn new skills to manage your health condition on a day to day basis. More now than ever it is important we look after are mental and physical health. You can contact: Olga on 086 6078950 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org You can find out more information on the programme on our website: www.hse.ie/ livingwell
The current Government Guidelines regarding Covid-19. Masses: to move on line until further notice. No congregations present Funerals: Up to 10 mourners can attend Baptism: The Parents and Godparents and the Celebrant. For more information https://www.gov.ie/ en/publication/2dc71-level-5/. These regulations are to be reviewed by the Government on 31st January 2021.
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