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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  


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)

Mon 23rd               10:00 am              Tommy Berreen, Rinbane (M) 

Tues 24th               St Francis de Sales (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am     Pat & Mary Ellen Browne, & dec’d

                       Browne family (M)

Wed 25th               The Conversion of St Paul (apostle)

10:00 pm        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 26th             Ss Timothy & Titus (bishops)         

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          27th         St Angela Merici (virgin)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 28th St Thomas Aquinas (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00am         Private Intention (M)

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 28th                  8:00 pm Lil Conlon (M)

Sun 29th                 10:00 am              People of the Parish (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 28th 8:00pm Sophie Coleman (M)

Sunday 29th 10am Eoin Mulkeen (A)

Sunday 29th 11:30am Karen Henry (M)

1st Reading Zeph 2:3, 3:12-15. Psalm Ps 145.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 1:26-31. Gospel Mt 5:1-12.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 28th 8.00 pm Niamh Seevers (M)

Sunday 29th 11:30am Rachael Henry (M

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 22nd January: Focus:  Each & every day, Jesus calls us to make the choice to live as faithful disciples. - Today’s Gospel tells of how Jesus calls Peter, Andrew, James & John to come & follow him. All four respond immediately to Jesus’ call by leaving everything behind to go & follow him. Similiarly, Jesus calls us to follow him & live as his faithful disciples each day. Do we have the faith & courage to answer his call?

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Mick Maher, Charlestown & formerly of Cloondrihara.  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Achonry Diocese 27th January: This day is the anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Most Rev. Brendan Kelly in 2008.


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 Enrolment forms for September 2017 are available at the church door or from the school. Please fill in & returned to the school by Friday 10th February.

Community Games area swimming is on Saturday 28th January at 3pm sharp in Sligo sports complex.

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

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 9pm. Fri 20th; Winners: F. Gilmartin, P. Cryan, R. McCarrick, N. Wims. Raffle: P. McCormack, P. Henry, J. Kennedy, M. Devaney.

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.

CONCERT: St Muredach's Cathedral choir presents 'Raise your Voices', with guests the ‘youtube sensation’ singing priest Fr Ray Kelly & St Mary's school choir in St Muredach's Cathedral Fri Feb 3rd at 8pm. Tickets €15 available from pastoral centre, Ballina 09670555. Proceeds go to the Cathedral Restoration fund.

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

ACCORD Marriage Preparation - You may book online - or on 094-9254944, for the upcoming courses:
Feb 24th-25th.  Mar 31st-Apr 1st. May 26th-27th. Sept 29th-30th. Nov 3rd-4th. Dec 1st-2nd. Courses - Fri. 7pm to 10pm & Sat. 9.30am to 4pm – in McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, & are given by members of Charlestown ACCORD Centre. Couples are urged to complete their course not less than 9 months before wedding date.


Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Lotto tickets for 2017 on sale from the usual sellers. This is the Club’s main fundraiser & your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Coleman Music Centre –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.

Tommy Marren of Mid-West Radio presents his play ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ in St Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry Thursday 26th January 8pm. Tickets on sale in Killoran’s, Gillespies Sports, Margaret Kennedy’s. A most entertaining evening of sheer joy & laughter is guaranteed from a very talented group of comedy actors. All are welcome. This is a fundraiser towards the upcoming All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals which will be held in Tubbercurry from Friday 21st to Sunday 29th April.

Cloonacool Players take to the stage soon 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