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Sun, 2017

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  

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)

Mon 2nd Ss Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen (bishops)

10:00 am        Mary Walsh & dec’d. Walsh family (M)  

Tues 3rd                 The Holy Name of Jesus, St Munchin (bishop)

10:00 am     Joe & Margaret Johnston (M)

 Wed 4th                 10:00 pm              Joe Hunt & Molly Woods (A)

Thurs 5th               St Charles of St Andrew (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

The Epiphany of the Lord

Thurs 5th               8:00 pm                 Francis & Agnes Henry (A)

Fri          6th                           11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Sat 7th                    St Raymond of Penyafort (priest)

10:00 am        John & Bea Cunningham (M)

The Baptism of the Lord

Sat 7th                    8:00 pm Denny, Mary Kate Pete Joe

& Una Gormalley (M)

Sun 8th                   10:00 am              Mick Marren, Roadstown (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Thursday 5th 8.00 pm Francis Brennan (A)

Friday 6th 11:30am Mary Keane (M)

1st Reading Is 60:1-6. Psalm Ps 71.

2nd Reading Eph 3:2-3, 5-6. Gospel Mt 2:1-12.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Friday 6th 11:30am Ciara Lee(M)


Saturday 7th 8.00 pm Maureen Lee (M)

Sunday 8th 10am Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 8th 11:30am Karen Henry (M)

1st Reading Is 42:1-4, 6-7. Psalm Ps 28.

2nd Reading Acts 10:34-38. Gospel Mt 3:13-17.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 7th 8.00 pm Brian Marren (M)

Sunday 8th 11:30am Rachael Henry (M)


Mary the Mother of God 1st January: Focus: The Blessed Virgin Mary is the holy Mother of God, & our spiritual mother. - Today, the Church honours the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was chosen by God the Father to be the mother of his Son. As Jesus was both fully human & divine, the Church confesses that Mary is truly "Mother of God". So may we join together this day in adoring Mary, who is the Mother of God & our spiritual mother.

The Epiphany of the Lord 6th January: FOCUS: God lavishes upon us gifts beyond our merit. - Today's readings demonstrate the gratuitous nature of God's love for humanity. Recognizing this benevolence, we, along with the Magi, prostrate ourselves & pay homage by offering our supreme gifts - our faith, hope & love - in the service of our generous, loving God.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: John McGauran, Ballisodare, (father of Breege McGuinness, Cloondrihara).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


 WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations & best wishes to Aisling Coyne, Achonry N.S., & Seamus Burns. Their marriage took place in Calry on Friday 30th Dec.

We wish them health & happiness

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Christmas Collection, & for kind thoughts and wishes during this Holy & Blessed Season. May God bless you & yours in the year ahead.

First Friday: Holy Communion calls to the sick & housebound will take place during the week. If you know of anyone who would like a visit & are not already on the list please let Fr Peter know.

Prayer & Planning (Parish Pastoral Council): Next Meeting on first Wednesday in February

Marian Laity: Meeting again on first Thursday in February.

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 30th; Winners: N. McHugh, T. McCarrick, J. Brennan, A. McSorley. Raffle: M. Marren, P. McCormack, N. McHugh, G. Connolly.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - A.G.M. on Sunday 8th Jan at 6pm, in St. Nathy's Hall. New members are welcome. Lotto tickets for 2017 will be on sale shortly from the usual sellers.

Blood Donation Clinic in St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday 5th Jan. from 4,30 to 8.00pm. Please attend as Blood is in short supply. There is no greater gift we can give than life itself & giving blood is giving life. Thank you.


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. 

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 Fri 13th Jan 3-4pm Achonry NS.  7-8pm St Nathy’s Hall.Sat 14th Jan 10am-12noon St Nathy’s Hall Mullinabreena. Accepted: All clothing including Underwear, Bedlinen, Towels, Curtains, Footwear, Hand Bags, Belts, Soft Toys, etc. NOT Accepted: Pillows, Duvets, Mats. Keep Packing. For Collection Ring 087 6312980.


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


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.