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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  

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)

Mon 9th                  10:00 am              Kathleen and P.J Nevin (M) 

                                                12:00 pm              Phil Smith (Funeral Mass)

Tues 10th               10:00 am              Liam, Johnny & dec’d of Feely family (M)

Wed 11th               10:00 pm              Martin & dec’d of Gallagher family (A)

Thurs 12th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          13th         St Hilary (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Special Intention (A)

Sat 14th        11:00 am        Patsy Cooke (M)

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 14th                  8:00 pm Mary & James McDonnell (M)

Sun 15th                 10:00 am              John Stenson (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 14th 8:00pm Ella Finan (M)

Sunday 15th 10am Raymond Wims (A)

Sunday 15th 11:30am Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading Is 49:5-6, 6-7. Psalm Ps 39.

2nd Reading Cor 1:1-3. Gospel Jn, 1:29-34

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 14th 8.00 pm Allanah Finan (M)

Sunday 15th 11:30am Clara Gallagher (M)


2016: 65 million people uprooted & displaced. Half of them are children. Over 5000 drowned in the Mediterranean. Ireland has pledged to take 4000 refugees, 400 accepted. 6709 homeless in Ireland. 1966 homes repossessed. 2017: ?

The Baptism of the Lord 8th January: Focus: Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist inaugurated his public ministry. - Jesus being baptised by John the Baptist was an important event in his life. After he was baptised, the Holy Spirit descended upon him like a dove, & a voice was heard from the heavens declaring, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” It is also important in that it officially marked the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Phil Smith, (husband of Beatie Conway, & brother-in-law of Teacie Coleman, Carrowmore, & the late Seamus Conway, Cloondrihara).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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.


Community Games: Entry forms will be sent home from school on Monday 9th Jan & to be returned no later than Thursday 12thJan

Tubbercurry FRC notes: FRC are looking to recruit volunteers to help out for one hour a week with a small afterschool autism programme. This experience would be ideal for those wishing to work with children & young people. All Volunteers subject to Garda Vetting. For more info contact Gráinne 0719186926  

Person Centered Counselling Service in partnership with TUSLA Child & Family Agency the FRC provides a counselling services to people who are experiencing difficulties in their life at present due to marriage /relationship breakdown, death of a loved one etc. The services is confidential & is provided by qualified & certified counsellors. A reduced fee can be offered for those who are experiencing financial hardship. For more info or to set up an appointment please contact the Project Manager 0719186926

English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) Registration for a beginners & intermediate course Tubbercurry FRC on Tuesday 10th January 10am-1pm. Course sponsored by MSL ETB for more info contact Cathy Powell on 0719138415.

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 6th; Winners: NJ. Brennan, N. McHugh, R. McCarrick, P. Henry, M. Devaney. Raffle: N. McHugh, M. McCarthy, F. Gilmartin, J. Reidy, C. Gallagher.

“Do This in Memory of Me” - Our First Holy Communion Programme continues at 11:30 Mass on 22nd Jan. in Mullinabreena Church.

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 October lotto draw- Jackpot – €4,400. Numbers 2,9,12,34. No Winner, Match 3 winners, Aisling, Dara, Enda & Criostoir Davey, Chaffpool. Joanne O’Grady, Coolaney, Ian Henry, Lavagh. This is the Club’s main fundraiser and your continued support is greatly appreciated.

South Sligo AC Launch a Couch to 5K beginners running programme. Registration in St. Brigid's Hall on Thursday 12th Jan 7-8 pm & will commence on Sunday 15th January. Registration €50, which includes membership to South Sligo Athletics Club, registration with Athletics Ireland, two training sessions per week & also free entry to our St. Patrick's Day 5K race. The programme lasts 8 weeks & takes place every Thursday & Sunday at 7:30pm, meeting in the library carpark.


Coleman Music Centre – Upcoming Concerts include “Cherish the Ladies & Joanie Madden” on Sat Jan 21st9pm Tickets €20. Also our Annual Fundraising Concert featuring our local & many other renowned musicians, singers & dancers. €12 Jan 28th 9pm.  Early booking advisable. 


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

Always wanted to volunteer overseas?  Looking for a course about global social injustice? Learn more at the Viatores Christi (VC) - Information & Recruitment Session in Dublin on Saturday 14th January at 12.00 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Rd., Phibsboro. or Tel. 01 8689986


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 4th February.

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.