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Sun, 2016

Parish of Achonry/Mullinabreena

Church of St Nathy & St Brigid,Achonry

Church of the Sacred Heart Mullinabreena

Fr Peter Gallagher 071 9184002 / 087 2221244


2016 Sunday Cycle C, Weekday Cycle II  


clip_image005Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 2nd                    8:00 pm Anna Gallagher & dec’d. of

Gallagher & Keane families (M)

Sun 3rd                   10:00 am              Michael & Bridget Gannon (A)

11:30 am                People of the Parish (M)

Mon 4th                  St Elizabeth of Portugal

10:00 am        Terence O’Brien, Carniara (M)

Tues 5th                 St Anthony Zaccaria (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 6th                  Ss Maria Goretti (virgin & martyr) St Moninne

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 7th               St Maelruain (bishop & abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          8th                           St Killian (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

1:00 pm          Wedding (M)

Sat 9th                    Ss Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Michael, Margaret & Peter Scanlon (M)

                                                                                                Devotions: Servant of God Fr Peyton

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 9th                    8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 10th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

clip_image00711:30 am                People of the Parish (M)


MULLINABREENA       2:00pm – 9:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm











clip_image009READERS OF THE WORD

Saturday 9th 8:00 pm Megan Finan (M)

Sunday 10th 10:00 am Rachel Hosey (A)

Sunday 10th 11:30 am Mary Keane (M)

1st Reading Deut 30:10-14. Psalms Ps 68.

2nd Reading Col 1:15-20. Gospel Lk 10:25-37.

READERS of Universal Prayer

Saturday 9th 8:00 pm Allanah Finan (M)

Sunday 10th 11:30 am Laoise Gannon (M)


July: Saturday Vigil Mass in Mullinabreena 8pm.


14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 3rd July: Focus: Rejoice in the love & compassion of the Lord. – In the reading from Isaiah, we hear that as a mother comforts her child so, too, does the Lord reach out to comfort us. Understanding this, it is important that we open ourselves to the Lord. If we are open to feeling the Lord’s care & compassion, it will bring us strength & peace of mind as we walk our daily journey of faith.


















Prayer & Planning (Parish Pastoral Council): Meeting on Wednesday 6th July at 9pm in Parochial House.


Marian Shrine Knock: If you would like to contribute to the Repair Fund please put something extra in the offertory envelope or basket this weekend 2nd/3rd July. Thank you.


Beauty-full evening in aid of pilgrimage to Lourdes: A big thank you to all who supported Megan Finan's fundraiser in aid of her pilgrimage to Lourdes. A total of €2,900 was raised. €600 of this will be allocated to my travel cost as a youth carer. The excess of €2,300 will be donated to the Lourdes Invalid fund. A huge thank you to all those who made this fundraiser such a great success!!  


The Parents Association would like to thank everyone who supported the Clothes collection over the last week. All proceeds go to Achonry National School & we thank you for your support. If anyone still wishes to donate clothing they can do so on Monday evening 4th July. Just leave bags at St Nathy’s hall Mullinabreena.


Holy Hill Hermitage: With summer comes family day Sunday July 3rd. Bishop Fleming will celebrate Mass at noon. St. Patrick’s Gospel Choir. Afterwards you are invited to stay for celebration, face painting, treats, & hot dogs.  All ages are welcome!

Community Games: Please return all tracksuits to St Nathy’s Hall on Wednesday at 6pm.


GAA Notes: The next club fundraiser is an 8km road race in Coolaney on Wed 6th July at 7.30pm, Adults €15, minors €10, Family €40 (2 adults & 2 minors). Registration from 6pm in the Community Centre, Chip timing. Kids fun run at 7pm (sharp). Refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre, Contact Gerry Lee 086 8282263.


Ox Mountain Adventure Camp: Running fun summer camps 19th-22nd & 26th-29th July, 10am - 2pm each day. €60 per child. Aged 8+ approx.  Also catering for childrens birthday parties. email:, Facebook: Ox Mountain Adventure Camp or ring 071 9181920 087 1362703


Official Opening of Fr. Peyton Centre Extension: Bishop Brendan Kelly will bless & officially open the ‘Fr. William Melody CSC Mercy Residence’ in the Fr. Peyton Centre, Attymass on Sunday 3rd July. The ceremony will take place after the annual Fr. Peyton Memorial Mass at 3.00pm. The new non-medical facility, which consists of seven spacious en-suite bedrooms & a common room, offers senior citizens secure accommodation of a very high standard, in pleasant surroundings. All are welcome to attend on Sunday. Refreshments served.


Tubbercurry FRCSummer Camps: Little Chef learn to prepare cook & bake tasty treats. Thurs 7th July (5-7 year olds), Wed 13th July (9-12 year olds), Wed 22nd July (7-9 year olds), 10am to 1pm & cost is €12. For more info contact 071 9186916.

Pedal Head Summer Camp with Archery: Mon July 4th to Wed 6th 10am-12.30pm. Includes cycling skills & bike maintenance skills on day one & two & archery skills on day three. Children must bring their own bike & helmet. Suitable for ages 7-11. Cost €15. Contact Mary 0719186926.


If you went to Banada between 1980-86, please join us on Sat. July 16th (8-11pm) in Brennan's, Cloonacool, for an informal evening of catching up with old friends. (Indeed, if you were in Banada around those dates, why not drop in too!) More info 087 2871562 or look up Benada / Banada Drinks on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you there!


Ceolaras Coleman: Summer Seisiún will commence this Wednesday 6th July- This stage show features our resident group showcasing traditional music at its best. Saturday 9th July - Informal Junior Music Session. Shows commence at 9pm. Booking & enquiries 071 9182599 or


Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub) Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Coffee shop: Tea/ Coffee/Cake €1 each. Drop in & have a cuppa! A great selection of home baked goods, free range eggs, organic Dexter beef, organic lamb, organic vegetables, Reggie’s veggies (Green Cabbage, New Potatoes, Swedes, & Carrots), Dillisk, Crafts, Honey, & flowering plants. New to the market: now selling Rose Sweet Dry Cured Bacon, vacuum packed. Will keep two weeks in fridge or suitable for the freezer. If anyone wishes to sell at market please contact Erin on: 086 3703145. Find us on Facebook:


St. Maria Goretti Novena Collooney Church continues ‘til 6th July. Confessions nightly at 7.30pm.  Rosary at 7.40pm. Mass at 8pm. Speakers as follows: Sun 3rd Fr. John Coughlan (Boyle) – Mass & prayers for Sick Children. Mon 4th Sr. Anne Neylon (Currently writing the ‘Grow In Love’ Cathechetical Programme for children in 3rd & 4th Class). Tues 5th Trish O’Brien (Chaplain St. Louis School, Kiltimagh) – Youth Night. Wed 6th Fr. John Cullen (PP Kiltoom) – Forgiving Oneself & Forgiving Others.


Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in Sligo commencing 9/8/16. Each module will be run separately one day a week for five weeks from 9.30am – 4.30pm. 


Banada Abbey Class Reunion 1970-1975 in Cawley’s Hotel on 6th August. Class members please forward you names to Margaret Scanlon Gallagher or text: 0872875458 re: attending/not attending the reunion by 30th June.


The Cloonacool Card Game every Monday at 9pm. All welcome.


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, from Thurs 7th – Sun 10th July. A 4 day celebration of faith for young people aged 16-35. An action packed programme of inspiring talks, workshops, testimonies, prayer, music, drama & much more. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info & to book, see or phone 01 6753690


Carrowmore National School Reunion: Saturday 13th Aug 2016 (revised date) will see the doors open in Carrowmore School if only for a short while. A past pupil's reunion is planned for the picturesque stone School House that lies at the foot of Knocknashee in South Sligo. Carrowmore School was opened in 1834 & before it closed in 1973 was the oldest National School building in the country still in operation. Since that time, the school has remained idle apart form a refurbishment by Mullinabreena Parish a number of years ago when it also became a miniature school museum & Visitors Centre for a short period but now it is vacant again. The reunion experience will involve a tour of the old school, meeting the teachers, viewing exhibits, a browse through the old roll books & of course, the customary school lunch! Later in the evening there will be a further get-together at the Mountain Inn, in the company of some of the more musical pupils who attended the school over the years. Those who would like to attend can get in contact right away to state their interest. Then, whether you are home or away you can plan your return to Carrowmore at your leisure.

NOTE: If any past pupils have old photographs from their time in the school, the organizing committee would like to get copies for the purpose of exhibition & possible publication.

Contact or phone 087 286 1771.


Communicare Healthcare looking for Registered Nurses, Assistants & MTS’s in your area. Day or night shifts, with flexibility that suits you. Excellent rates of pay, full training & support. Contact Communicare 094 9259100 or email or check website


Free training! At national learning network Castlebar. QQI Level 4 & 5. This combines working with the host company on-the-job (3 days) & in-centre-training (2 days) per week. Eligibility criteria will apply. Contact Patrisha Greaney 0949022770. Now enrolling!


Killala-Achonry Lourdes Pilgrimage: led by Bishop Fleming & Bishop Kelly. Spiritual Directors: Fr. Tom Doherty, & Fr. John Maloney. From 23rd-28th August, departs from Knock Airport. 5 nights in full board in Hotel Agena. Price €710- (single rooms available, supplement applies). To book contact: Michael Walkin, Ballina, JWT rep 0866080763. Assisted/Invalid Pilgrim Section: Eileen O’Brien 0874431325.


Archbishop Eamon Martin; pilgrimage to the Holy Land Sept 9-17, 2016. An opportunity to visit holy sites & walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Also an opportunity to visit the tiny Christian community known as the ‘living stones’ of the Holy Land. €1,495 pp sharing. Details & itinerary or call 01 878 3111.