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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


2017 Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle I  


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)

Mon 16th               St Fursa (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M) 

Tues 17th               St Anthony (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 18th               10:00 pm              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 19th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          20th         St Fabian (pope & martyr), St Sebastian (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 21st                  St Agnes (virgin & martyr)

12:00pm         James Feely, & dec’d family (M)

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 21st                  8:00 pm Michael McGuinness, Cunghill (M)

Sun 22nd                 10:00 am              John P. Davey, & dec’d family (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 21st 8:00pm Grainne Marren (M)

Sunday 22nd 10am Martina Brennan (A)

Sunday 22nd 11:30am Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading Is 8:23-9:3. Psalm Ps 26.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17. Gospel Mt 4:12-23.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 21st 8.00 pm Aoife Seevers (M)

Sunday 22nd 11:30am Damien Gallagher ‘Do This in Memory’ (M)


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

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 15th January: Focus: As disciples, we have been called to witness to Christ before others & to be his holy presence in the world. As we move back into ordinary time after our Christmas celebrations, we are invited to reflect on the great mystery of God’s presence in our world through Christ, whose birth we have just celebrated. That invitation challenges us to conform our lives to his so that we might bear witness to the truth & hope he brings to us as individuals & as a community of faith.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Peter Marren, (brother of Johnny Marren Streamstown) his remains are reposing at Jenning’s Funeral Home, Springvale Rd. Raheny, 3 – 7 on Sunday 15th. Funeral Mass 10am Monday, St. Monica’s Church, Edenmore, burial in Dardistown Cemetery.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Eucharistic Adoration: The diocese of Achonry is setting up a Diocesan Adoration Committee to develop the practice of Eucharistic Adoration in the diocese. You are welcome to attend an Information Meeting in the Pastoral Centre, Charlestown, Saturday, 11th February 11am. Refreshments served. See poster in church for further details.

Achonry N.S School enrolment forms for September 2017 are now available at the back of the church or from the school. Please fill in & returned to the school by Friday 10th February.

Asthma Society: Says a sincere thanks for €115 contributed at recent church gate collection.

Christian Blind Mission: Sincere thanks for €190 donated to the Christmas Cribs in Achonry & Mullinabreena Churches.

SafeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide & connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness & are taught with expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Following a safeTALK workshop, you will be more willing & able to perform an important helping role for people with thoughts of suicide. Monday 22nd May, Sligo, 2-5pm. Advance booking essential. Workshops are run dependant on sufficient numbers. For bookings or more information, please contact Belinda Taylor on 071 9135061 or

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 recruiting new Healthcare Assistants & would love to hear from you. Applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills & care of the older person). Please email you CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

Information morning for prospective mature students/access programme on Wednesday, 18th January. Also on part-time & full-time degree/diploma in Healthcare/Disabilities/Food/Education. Contact Sinead or Susan 071-9195575 / 071-9135620 / 089-72370329 or email

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 9pm. Fri 6th; Winners: N. McHugh, J. Kennedy, P. Doherty, J. Browne, P. McCormack. Raffle: N. McHugh, N. Wims, M. McCarthy, P. Doherty

Tubbercurry FRC notes: FRC are looking to recruit volunteers to help for 1 hour a week with a small afterschool autism programme. 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. It’s confidential & is provided by certified counsellors. A reduced fee for those with financial hardship. For more info 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.

Creative Writing Classes beginning at Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo. Morning course starts Tuesday 17thJan for 8 weeks: 10.30am -12.30pm. Evening course starts Thursday 19th Jan for 8 weeks: 6.30-8.30pm. Courses are run in a friendly & encouraging environment & are suitable for all levels of writing including beginners. Instructed by Gerard Beirne, an award winning creative writer. Ph: 083-8561559 for more information or to register.


Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Lotto tickets for 2017 will be on sale shortly from the usual sellers. This is the Club’s main fundraiser & your continued support is greatly appreciated. The Scor na Nog Table Quiz will take place on Sunday 22nd January, in Ballisodare. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Eugene Henry.


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.

Set Dancing in St Nathy’s Hall resumes on Thursday 26th January at 8:30pm. Beginners welcome.vfv

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 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.