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Sun, 2016

Parish of Achonry/Mullinabreena

Church of St Nathy & St Brigid,Achonry F91 X998

Church of the Sacred Heart Mullinabreena F56 C864

Fr Peter Gallagher 071 9184002 / 087 2221244,   F56 CY23


2016/17 Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle I  


The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Sat 24th                  8:00 pm Christmas Vigil Mass (M)

                                                12:00 am              Christmas Midnight Mass (A)

Sun 24th                 10:00 am              Christmas Day Mass (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 26th               St Stephen (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)  

Tues 27th               St John (apostle & evangelist)

11:00 am     Patrick O’Donnell & dec’d. of the

                       O’Donnell family. (M)

 Wed 28th              The Holy Innocents

                                    12:00 pm              Walter Kivlehan (M)

Thurs 29th             St Thomas Becket (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Michael Henry, Carrowmore (M)

Fri          30th         The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

10:00 am        Michael & Bridget Gannon (A)

Sat 31st                  St Sylvester (pope)

10:00 am        Mary & Jim Clarke (M)

Mary the Holy Mother of God

Sat 31st                  8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sun 1st                    10:00 am              Michael Brennan, Chaffpool (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 31st 8.00 pm Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 1st 10am Eoin Mulkeen (A)

Sunday 1st 11:30am Mary Henry (M)

1st Reading Num 6:22-27. Psalm Ps 66.

2nd Reading Gal 4:4-7. Gospel Lk 2:16-21.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Sunday 1st 11:30am Ciara Lee (M)

Christmas Day 25th December: Focus: Today, we celebrate the good news of our salvation, the birth of Jesus Christ as one of us, a human being. Fod has always shown his love for us in numerous ways; through the beauty of creation and the love of our families and friends. Today, he shows that love in a very special way; in the birth of his beloved Son into our world – God’s gift to all of us!

The Offertory Boxes for 2017 are available at the church door. If you wish to have an offertory envelope box or haven’t received one, please ask Fr. Peter or any member of the Pastoral Council. Thanks to all who have contributed throughout the year.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 9pm. Fri 23rd; Winners: J. Brennan, J. Reidy, L. Walsh. Raffle: M. McCarthy, J. Brennan, T. McCarrick, M. McCarthy, J. Kennedy. The next Card Game is next Friday 28th December..


Coleman Music Centre – Upcoming Concerts include “Cherish the Ladies & Joanie Madden” on Sat Jan 21st 9pm Tickets €20. Also our Annual Fundraising Concert featuring our local & many other renowned musicians, singers & dancers. €12 Jan 28th 9pm.  Early booking advisable. 


Tubbercurry St. Vincent de Paul Conference would like to thank you for the collection for our annual appeal. The total collected was; €907.70, (this includes €172 from Christmas/Ecumenical Carol Service in Achonry Church. This was a very generous amount. Thank you very much. 

Charity Ladies Lunch: Women's Little Christmas Black Dress Ladies Lunch in Kilronan Castle on Sun 8th Jan at 1pm – Tickets from 087 7708865 – all proceeds to local homeless charity – North West Simon Community, please support.

Achonry NS Parents Association CLOTHES COLLECTION on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th January 2017 times TBC.

Cookbook: There are still a limited number of cookbooks containing recipes entered by Students, Parents, Grandparents & friends of the school available for €5, an ideal Christmas present. Discount if more than one book required. Ring Michael 087 6312980 or any committee member. 


Social Dancing; In St. Nathy’s Hall for beginners, Mondays at 8:30

South Sligo AC hosting a 5K fun run on St. Stephen's Day in aid of SHOUT. Registration in St. Brigid's hall Tubbercurry at 11:30am, all donations go to SHOUT. The run commences at midday. Walkers, joggers & runners welcome to this family friendly event. Christmas jumpers encouraged!!! Tea & refreshments afterwards in St. Brigid's hall. Look forward to seeing you all there.

The Cloonacool 25 Drive every Monday at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Cloonacool Players take to the stage in the New Year in Jimmy Keary's hilarious comedy "Mother Knows Best".


Carers Required: No. 1 Quality Home Care Provider RHS Home Care urgently requires carers in the Ballina, Cloontia, Claremorris, Swinford, Kiltimagh & Gurteen areas. A FETAC Level 5 Healthcare qualification, transport & flexible working hours are essential. To apply email or call 090 66 25988


Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub) Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Coffee shop: New coffee machine so people can enjoy Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, or Hot Chocolate. Great selection of Home Baked Goods, Free Range Eggs, Organic Dexter Beef, Organic Lamb, Organic Vegetables, Bacon & Pork Products, Crafts, Honey,& Handmade Wicker Baskets. If anyone wishes to sell at market please contact Erin on: 086 3703145. Facebook: Market will be closed for January & open again on 4thFebruary.

Tractor Run in aid of Curry/Moylough Playground, on Monday 26th Dec. starting from St. Mary's Community Centre. Registration from 12 noon; Children's Tractor Run starts at 12.30pm, with Main Event at 1pm.



Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people will be open every day over Christmas & the New Year from 10am to 10pm. We are here to take your call if you are on your own, feeling isolated, worried or would like someone to talk to. Christmas can be a sad time for many people, & in the midst of apparent universal gaiety, some of us can feel very alone. Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups & downs of life, & are happy to listen, to keep company & to support. So let us put the companionship into Christmas this year. LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents. All calls completely confidential.


Buninadden Commmunity Centre: Circuit training Tuesdays 8-9 pm. Badminton Wednesdays 8-9 pm. Social dancing Fridays 9.30 pm. Contact Pauline Scanlon 0872304815


The Fr. Peyton Centre Attymass is open 9.15 to 5.30 Monday to Friday, our restaurant is available for group bookings, for parties and family occasions. Our Bakery, bakes fresh every morning. You can contact us on 096 45374. Or better still come and visit