Attymass Parish Newsletter

Entries for the parish newsletter should be addressed to Fr John Maloney. Contact details here.

BEREAVEMENT: Prayers are requested for Jack Corocran, Ballymore and formerly of Motherwell, Scotland – following a short illness at Mayo University Hospital. Reposing at his residence on Monday evening from 5 o’clock until 9 o’clock and on Tuesday evening from 4 o’clock with removal at 6.30 to the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph, Attymass arriving at 7 o’clock.

Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 o’clock followed by burial in Killeen Old Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to COPD c/o Gallagher Funeral Directors, Bonniconlon.



We remember in our prayers, Jack Corocran, Ballymore, Peggy Ferguson, née Padden, Leeds and late of Carrowkerribla and Kathleen Collery, Coolaney, mother of Fr. Seamus Collery, and all whose anniversaries occur around this time. May they rest in peace.


4th & 5th November: Envelope: €688.03 Loose: €43.88 Missions €755.36.

A sincere thank you for your contributions to the parish.


The Group meets Monday evening at 8 pm in the Community Centre. New Members Welcome.


Mass for the deceased members of the Fr. Peyton Centre Senior Citizen Group will be held on Tuesday 21st November at 12.15 pm. Family members are welcome to attend.


The Annual Parish Bereavement Service will take place on next Sunday 26th November between 5-6pm, We will remember those who died in the parish between November 2016 and October 2017 and we welcome the inclusion of names of relatives who may have died elsewhere during this time. Please let us know by Friday 24th November.


Congratulations and best wishes to Denise Melody and Philip Harrison who were married in Attymass Church, on Saturday 4th November. We wish them every blessing and happiness in their married life.


A Christmas Cookery Demonstration is being held in the Community Centre on Thursday 7th December at 7.30 pm, by renowned chef Ronan Fox. BCRFM, Ballina Community Radio are broadcasting live from the community centre on the night. There is a complimentary raffle & mulled wine reception. Any Attymass based craft producers who wish to display their products at the cookery demonstration please contact Dympna Moran 087 996 1393 or Christine Tolan 087 7441355 before 27th November.


There will be a 7am morning Mass on the Thursdays during November– there will be no 9.30am Mass.


Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment who are interested in pursuing a career as a care assistant. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major award. Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week in January 2018 and conclude in July 2018. Latest date for receipt of application is Friday 8th of December. Please contact Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 email to book the course. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.


The Western Care Association Annual €10,000 Monster Christmas Bingo will take place in Breaffy Sports Arena at Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar on Sunday, November 26th 2017. Guaranteed prize fund of €10,000 plus Monster Raffle. Single books €20, double books €25. Doors open at 1.30pm and the Bingo will commence at 3pm sharp; Free Car parking. Bus services available from all parts of the region to this year's Contact Tom Tarmey on 086 2202169 for details or email .


Join Bofield Band and friends for a great night of music, song and dance with a Rambling House in Fr. Peyton Centre on Friday 8th December at 8.30pm. Refreshments served.


THE ICON of the Holy Family, consecrated for the World Meeting of Families 2018, will visit the diocese next month from December 1st through to December 11th. There will be three Parishes/Venues hosting the ICON: Holy Family Kiltimagh (December 1st-5th), Father Peyton Centre, Attymass (December 5th-7th) and Immaculate Conception, Ballymote (December 7th- 11th) All are invited to come along to any of these locations and to spend a bit of time in prayer in the presence of the Icon.


Seven nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email


RHS Home Care is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email you CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988


Step Ahead Footcare is a new Podiatry/Chiropody Clinic in Garden Court Ballina. It is owned and run by Elaine Igoe a native of Bonniconlon. To enquire or book an appointment please phone 087 6001324.


Over the last two months over a million Polish faithful travelled to the borders of their country to pray for the preservation of the faith including the protection of the Unborn Child in Poland. Ireland’s faithful are now being asked to pray for the preservation of the faith especially among the youth and to pray for protection for our Unborn babies, in the island of Ireland. The "Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith" takes place on Sunday 26 November, the Feast of Christ the King. The Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith prayer location list is available at or you can contact us for more information by email: or 087 278 6552.


Ward Agricultural Consultants have holding Glas Training Days locally on Saturday 25th of November and Saturday 2nd December. Farmers in GLAS 1 & GLAS 2 must complete their training before 31 December 2017, or they will be thrown out of the scheme. Call Siobhan on 0879193371 for further information.


Remembering is a very special to all of us during the month of November. We have place a tree in the sanctuary called the tree of remembrance, where we can write the names of our loved ones and hang them on the tree and these become it’s special leaves.


You can sponsor a light on the Hospice Christmas Tree in Knock for someone you know, living & deceased, at all pharmacies in Mayo & Roscommon, Hospice shops & Knock Shrine. The Tree Lighting ceremony takes place in Knock at 2pm on Sunday 3rd December following a 5km memorial walk. All welcome. Contact 0949388666.


The Mayo Roscommon Hospice Memorial 5km Walk takes place December 3rd in Knock at 1pm to mark the beginning of the 25th anniversary of Palliative Care Services in Mayo and Roscommon. Registration is now open on Eventbrite or through the Hospice Office. Cost of registration is €15 per person and includes a souvenir t-shirt. All proceeds raised go directly to local Palliative Care Services. For more info call 0949388666. Thank you for your support.


Social Dance Classes With Eunice Moran Every Wednesday Night In Ballina Rugby Club. Beginners @ 7pm Intermediate at 8pm. Learn to Jive, Waltz, Quickstep and Foxtrot. No partners required. 087 714 6901 for more details . 


The parish web-site,, is undergoing a major overhaul to update content and to make the site more compatible with the mobile devices which many of us use today to access the web. During the process latest news, contact details etc will still be accessible. New sections will be added as they are completed. Any community group, organisation or individual wishing to be included on the revamped site are encouraged to contact the web administrator, Stephen, preferably by email ( or by txt/phone on 083- 8148953 to discuss requirements or arrange a meeting.