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Fri, 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  


Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Sun 29th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 30th               St Aidan (bishop), Bl Mgt Ball & Francis Taylor

10:00 am        Prayer & Communion (M) 

Tues 31st               St John Bosco (priest)

10:00 am     Prayer & Communion (M)

Wed 1st                  St Brigid abbess, secondary Patron of Ireland)

11:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 2nd               The Presentation of the Lord Blessing of Candles

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          3rd                           St Blaise (bishop & martyr) Blessing of throats

10:00 am        Private Intention (M) Novena

8:00 pm          No Mass (A)

Sat 4th                    10:00 am              Patricia Fallon (M) Novena

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 4th                    8:00 pm Mick Duffy, Achonry (M) Novena

Sun 5th                   10:00 am              Private Intention (A) Novena

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M) Novena



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 4th 8:00pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 5th 10am Eoghan Scanlon (A)

Sunday 5th 11:30am Pat O’Donnell (M)

1st Reading Is 58:7-10. Psalm Ps 111.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 2:1-5. Gospel Mt 5:13-16.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Sunday 5th 11:30am Eire Finan (M)


Lent begins this year on 1st March. Easter Sunday is on 16th April.

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 29th January: Focus:  God’s ways are not our ways. – Today’s readings make clear that God’s ways are not the status quo. Each reading demonstrates God’s glory in the most unlikely of people – the weak, the humble, the lowly. Conventional wisdom is rendered moot by God. These readings challenge us to reflect on our own biases as to who is worthy & who is to be admired. Whose ideals are we striving to live by?

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Nora Brennan, Sligo, (aunt of Mary Connolly, Castlecawley).   

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes: Novena begins on Friday 3rd February & concludes on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, 11th Feb.

World Day for Consecrated Life, Wednesday 2nd February.


Prayer & Planning (Parish Pastoral Council): Meeting on Wednesday 8th February at 8pm in Parochial House

Marian Laity: Meeting in Parochial House Thurs 2nd Feb. 7pm.


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.

Achonry NS Parents Association would like to thank everyone who supported our Clothes Collection recently. The ongoing support of parents, extended family members & parishioners is greatly appreciated. Thank you. A P.A. Meeting will take place in mid-February.

Health & Fitness Class: Starting on Thursday 9th February at 7:15pm in St Nathy’s Hall. Contact Mairead 0879615023

Coleman Music Centre: Concert “Rackhouse Pilfer” on Sat Feb 4th at 8.30pm Tickets €12.  Booking 0719182599. 


The Elves Christmas workshop are delighted to announce that a total of €1043 was raised for Crumlin Children's Hospital, Tiny Hearts department. A huge thanks to all the Elf helpers giving up their Sunday to make it an enjoyable day for the children, to the children who joined us & entertained us especially with Guitar Elf, all who popped in with cash donations, & local sponsorship/ spot prize donations, your support was greatly appreciated. Breege 087 752 5942.

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

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.

Cloonacool Players take to the stage on 24th 25th & 26th Feb. in Cloonacool Comm Centre, in Jimmy Keary's hilarious comedy "Mother Knows Best". Casting Margaret McIntyre, Peadar Conway, Martin McIntyre, John Mc Intyre, Mary Kathleen Johnson, Mary Keane, Geraldine Lundy, Bríd Calvey & welcoming our new members Liam Kavanagh & Lisa Maloney.  It is Play not to be missed.

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.


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


Set Dancing in St Nathy’s Hall on Thursdays at 8:30pm. Beginners welcome.


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.


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