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Sat, 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  


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

Mon 6th                  Ss Paul Miki & Companions (martyrs

10:00 am        Archdeacon O’Grady (M) Novena

Tues 7th                 St Mel (bishop)

10:00 am     Tessie Hever (M) Novena

Wed 8th                  St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita

10:00 am        Private Intention (A) Novena

Thurs 9th               10:00 am              John Mahon (M) Novena

                                                7:00 pm                 First Confession (A)

Fri          10th         St Scholastica (virgin)

10:00 am        Kathleen Kilcoyne & dec’d.

of Carney family (A) Novena

Sat 11th                  Our Lady of Lourdes, St Gobnait

11:30 am        Kathleen & Pete Johnston (M)

                                         Devotions: Servant of God Patrick Peyton

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 11th                  8:00 pm Ita Moran, Rinbane (M)

Sun 12th                 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 11th 8:00pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 12th 10am Rachel Hosey (A)

Sunday 12th 11:30am Donal Fallon (M)

1st Reading Eccles 15: 15-20. Psalm Ps 118.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 2:6-10 Gospel Mt 5:17-37.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Sunday 12th 11:30am Alannah Finan (M)

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 5th February: Focus: We are called to be salt & light for others. - As we continue in ordinary time, we are challenged to see it as a blessed opportunity to share & witness to others through the daily events of life. We are to be a bright light for others – illuminating the way, & salt for others – giving flavour to their lives; drawing them closer to God, through the witness of our lives.  

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


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


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 this Thursday 9th February at 7:15pm in St Nathy’s Hall. Contact Mairead 0879615023

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

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.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 9pm. Fri 27th; Winners: J. Browne, R. McCarrick, P. Doherty, L. Walsh, P. Doherty. Raffle: J. Browne, R. McCarrick, T. McCarrick, W. Coleman, P. Doherty.  

THANK YOU: A sincere thanks to all those who have been so helpful in various ways in the Church & Community over the past year: Mary Johnston (who retired last Easter), Tom Johnston for opening & closing the church & preparing it for daily Mass, Hugh & Ann Devaney for their dedicated service in Achonry, the Altar Society for their great work in Mullinabreena, the Choirs, Organists, Musicians, Eucharistic Ministers, Adoration Groups, Teachers of Achonry N. S. & Maureen Lee, co-ordinator of “Do This in Memory”, Parents Association A.N.S., Readers & James McCarrick & Jack Devaney for preparing the lists, Collectors, & Counters, Social Services Committee, Pioneers, Marian Laity, Parish Pastoral Council (Prayer & Planning), Morning Rosary Group, Mass Servers, Priests who have helped on occasions, Rogan’s for use of field at Mullach an Chrois, & all who helped that weekend, Marie O’Donnell & RRS workers Luke, Peter & Kieran, St Nathy’s Hall Committee, John Patrick Kennedy, O’Brien family, Pat O’Donnell, Declan Henry, Tom Keane, Tommy Kennedy, Mary O’Brien, & Mary Keane (altar linens, Mullinabreena). If I have omitted anyone please accept my apologies. Finally a sincere thanks to all of our community for your help & support. May 2017 be a good year for all of you.


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.






















+ 30 Confirmed in 2016. (Confirmation every 2nd year). * 59 Confirmed in 1966, & 92 Confirmed in 1916. (Confirmation every 3rd year).


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.

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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Group Leader: Tom Moran. 23rd August 2017, 7 nights half board in Guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. €719 per person inclusive. Includes full religious programme. Day flights from Knock Airport – Mostar. Including return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Joe Walsh Tours Further info. from Tom Moran 086 0815635


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


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.

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.