Attymass News


To any Family in Attymass Parish wishing to attend the Festival of Families with Pope Francis in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August 2018; please contact Fr. John by Wednesday 15th August when a draw will take place after the Parish Mass at 10.30am. Transport to Dublin will be provided.


We remember in our prayer all whose anniversaries occur around this time. May they rest in peace.


Monies received for 4/8/’18 & 5/8/’18 Envelope: €902.13& Loose: €273.52.   A sincere thank you for your contributions to the parish. 


To mark the beginning of the World Meeting of Families, every diocese has been asked to host a special celebration in the cathedral on the evening of August 21st. The celebration in the Cathedral in Ballaghaderreen will take place at 8 p.m. on August 21st. It will have as its theme the message of the Venerable Patrick Peyton, 'The family that prays together stays together' and 'A world at prayer is a world at peace.' His message seems particularly relevant in the context of the World Meeting of Families and given that he is a native of our diocese and recently declared 'Venerable', a significant step on the path to canonisation, it seems appropriate to centre our diocesan celebration on the message he brought to Rosary Rallies all across the globe. The celebration will involve families from all the parishes in the diocese.


Wednesday next is the 15th August and is a Holyday of Obligation Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm and Wednesday morning at 10.30am.


The Annual Knock Novena starts on Tuesday next 14th August till the 22nd August Ceremonies at 3pm and 8.30pm in the Basilica and Workshops at 12noon and 6pm in St. John’s Rest and Care Centre. Further details on Notice boards.


Wednesday next 15th August , will see the young people of our parish and country receiving the Leaving Cert Results. We wish them well and ask God to direct them as they set out on the next stage of their life’s journey. We include a prayer for those awaiting their results: Give us peace in our hearts, our bodies, our minds, our souls, as we await patiently and with confidence knowing that we will emerge victorious. Let worry, fear and doubt flee at the sound of your great name. Grant us favour loving Father, in the eyes of examiners. We put our uttermost faith and trust in you. Amen.


Moyne College, Ballina reopens for students as follows: 1st Year Students ONLY: Monday 27th August at 8.50am. 1Syear & 5th Year Students: Tuesday 28th August at 8.50 am. All Students: Wednesday 29th August at 8.50am. Limited places available on QQI Level 5 PLC Courses– Apply Now.


Bernard Ormsby is organising a bus to travel to Knock for the visit of Pope Francis. To book please phone 087 2525277.


A sincere thank you all involved in the Cemetery Masses in the parish last weekend it was a memorable time in the life of the parish. The Bonnifinglas Cemetery Care Committee would like to express their gratitude for the generosity shown to their collection last weekend which raised €885.


A group meeting of the Attymass Parent and Toddler group will be held on Monday 13th Aug at 11 am. New members welcome.


A new female choir is starting in Foxford in September for adult voices (16 years+). For concerts, festivals, competitions and performances. If you, or someone you know, may be interested please contact me for more information on 087 785 4897.


Piano classes available in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre (Beside Mullarkey's Pub) Loughtalt, Aclare. If interested please contact Annette 086 8709558.


Come along to The Get Ireland Walking Programme, which continues Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 7.30 pm assemble at the Community Centre.


Counselling Course at the Newman Institute starting ion October 2018 limited places. One year part time foundation. For more information Tel 096 72066 or visit


The weekly Parish Adoration will take a break and resume on Wednesday 12th September. We sincerely thank our weekly Adorers who make this special ministry happen within our parish The Holy Hour on Friday evenings will also take a break and it too will resume on Friday 14th September.


The Friday evening Mass for the following dates in August will be celebrated at 7.00pm. Friday 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. Friday evening Mass at 7.30pm will resume on 14th September.


The ever popular Seisiun with Bofield Céilí band runs every Thursday to the end of August.


Enrolments forms are available for Parents/Guardians wishing to enrol their children for September 2018/19 school year by contacting the school on 096- 45076.


Killala- Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the leadership of Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala and the Very Rev. Dermot Meehan, Administrator of Achonry. Spiritual Directors: Fr. Tom Doherty, Killala Diocese and Fr. John Maloney Achonry Diocese. From the 2nd to 7th September 2018, departs from Ireland West Airport Knock. 5 nights in full board accommodation in the Hotel Agena. Price €723- (single rooms available, supplement applies). To book a place on this pilgrimage, please contact the following: Pilgrim Section: Michael Walkin, Ballina, JWT representative on 086-6080763. Assisted/Invalid Pilgrim Section: Eileen O’Brien on 086-401389. 


God our Father, your wisdom is displayed in all creation and the power of your grace is revealed in the lives of holy people, who inspire us to trust you more fully and to serve others more generously. In a unique way, you blessed the life and work of your Venerable Patrick Peyton, and made him a fervent apostle of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary and Mother of us all. Through his intercession, we ask for this favour__________ Please grant it, if it is for your honour and glory, through Christ our Lord. Amen




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