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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.


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


The Fr Peyton Centre is currently 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.


“God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world his only Son, so that we could have life through him.” Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – Have you the courage to take a risk for God's promise?. Contact Our Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan, The Presbytery, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. Tel. 094 - 9860011, Mobile 087- 3683535, E-mail or contact any local priest for more information.


We resume weekend Mass on Friday 14th May and it will also see us starting once again our parish Mass rota. This weekend, Friday 14th May: Kilgellia & Fr. Peyton Avenue (Group A), & Carrowkerribla, Treanougther (Group G) Saturday 15th May: Byhalla, Kildermot, Graffey (Group B), Sunday 16th May: Ballycong, Carracastle, Carradoogan, Breaffy (Group C). Next Weekend, Friday 21st May: Curradrish, Mullaghhowney, Cartron (Group D), Saturday 22nd May: Ardrass, Ballymore, Bonnifinglas, Carrick, Derreen (Group E), Sunday 23rd May Cullane, Currower (Group F) 1.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 sanitise your hands as you enter the church. 2. By Law face coverings are now to be worn in places of worship. 3. 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. 4. Parish Newsletters will be handed out after Mass as people leave the church.


Public Masses will be celebrated on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am, this Mass is open to all parishioners to attend to the capacity of our Church. The Parish Mass rota will be in operation of Friday evenings, Saturday evenings and Sunday morning. Mass on Monday mornings will be accessible only through the Parish website and Facebook page


As a Parish, we will recite the rosary each day in the month of May. Please see the revised times due to Covid regulations regard the opening of churches when ceremonies can only be 1 hour in duration and therefore the Rosary will be recited with out people being present. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm (via the Parish Webpage and Facebook page), Thursday at 12noon (coming from the Fr. Peyton Centre), Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm (via the Parish Webpage and Facebook page), Sunday at 9.30am (via the Parish Webpage and Facebook page)


Parish Adoration will now take place on Wednesday evenings as a Holy Hour from 7.30pm till 8.30pm via Facebook and Parish website This is due to the following regulation Use of religious premises for any other purposes/parochial activities (Adoration)/community meetings etc. is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised indoor gatherings.


A sincere word of thankyou to our Parish Stewards and Sanitisers, who have been such help our the last year. As we reopen our Church next weekend to public Masses, we are making a fresh appeal for extra Stewards and Sanitisers to make it easier for those involved, as may hands makes light work.


As from Monday 10th May, numbers have been capped for Funerals and Weddings at 50 people and Baptisms only 6 people are allowed to attend


The Irish Bishops Conference Communications Office received the following Clarification from the Department of An Taoiseach on details concerning the easing of restrictions for public worship from 10 May:
Pods of 50 Where the size of the premises/place of worship allows for a capacity of greater than 50 this may be permitted only where:
-social distancing guidelines are adhered to
-the premises can be subdivided into distinct sections (cordoned or marked appropriately) of not more than 50 persons in each section
-there is a minimum of four metres between sections - each section having its own entrance/exit route
-there are separate arrangements for elements of the service involving close contact, for example the distribution of Holy Communion
-strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service
-the premises is well-ventilated

There is an increased risk of transmission of the virus where families and communities come together following the death of a loved one. Therefore, numbers at funeral services (and weddings) is capped at 50 regardless of size of premises. Notwithstanding the increase in numbers permitted, funerals are still considered private family events and all notices in newspapers or online should be clear about this. Funeral services should continue to be live-streamed to help reduce numbers attending. Attendance at wakes in private homes and at funeral homes remains unchanged ie immediate family only and people should be discouraged from queuing to pay respects.
As with previous reopening for religious services, congregational singing and choir singing is not permitted. Solo singing with accompanist is permitted subject to compliance with detailed guidance contained in HSE Covid-19 Guidance for Religious Services
Outdoor worship is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised outdoor gatherings.
Use of religious premises for any other purposes/parochial activities/community meetings etc. is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised indoor gatherings.


Our Parish Masses are live on the Parish Facebook page St. Joseph’s Church Attymass or on the Parish webpage


In the Age of the Spirit: An Eastertide Series, Tuesdays, 7.30-9.00pm, Galilee Spirituality Centre. All Welcome. Booking and Link €5 donation. May 11th Rev Dr Patsy Kelly MSC “'The Disciple whom Jesus Loved': Beloved Discipleship as the Root of our Transformation


Congratulations to Kevin Reape, Foxford on winning €322 in the Moy Davitts 50/50 draw last Saturday morning. 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://


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


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


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