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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  


Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Sun 12th                 10:00 am              Michéal Johnston, Muckelty (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 13th               10:00 am              Fr Peter Coleman (M)

Tues 14th               Ss Cyril & Methodius (Patrons of Europe)

10:00 am     Sean Johnston & dec’d. family (M)

Wed 15th     10:00 am         Private Intention (A)

Thurs 16th             10:00 am              Mick Maher (M)

Fri          17th         St Fintan (abbot), Seven Founders of Servite Order

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 18th                  10:00 am              Michael James & Margaret Jane Marren (M)

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 18th                  8:00 pm Johnny, Dominic, Annie & all dec’d.

Of Feeley family, Tubbertelly (M)

Sun 19th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 18th 8:00pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 19th 10am Ray Wims (A)

Sunday 19th 11:30am Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Lev 19:1-2, 17-18. Psalm Ps 102.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 3:16-23 Gospel Mt 5:38-48.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Sunday 12th 11:30am Laoise Gannon (M)


6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 12th February: Focus: God gave us commandments because he loves & cares for his people. -  Throughout human history, one of the norms that guided people was that their word was their bond. Although more people today feel free to not honour a commitment when it no longer suits them, we are called to live differently. For Jesus teaches clearly that our “yes” is to mean yes & our “no” is to mean no.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Gerry Walsh, Streamstown & Coolaney, Helen McCarrick, (anniversary), Cloonbanniff, & deceased of the McCarrick & Regan families.    

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


Station Mass: If you are interested in having Mass celebrated in your home during the season of Lent please contact Fr Peter.

Mass & Communion Etiquette: It is important that we attend Mass often & especially on Sundays & Holydays of obligation. It is also important that we remember church is a place of worship & prayer when during Mass we are in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Keeping this in mind, it is important to try & be as respectful to Our Lord & others when we are in church & celebrating the sacraments. Dress modestly for Mass. Silence or turn off mobile phones & other electronic devices.

Receiving Holy Communion: All Catholics not in mortal (serious) sin & who have fasted for one hour are welcome to receive Holy Communion. (This is not required of the elderly or ill. Medication & water are allowed.)

Those who are non-Catholic or cannot receive may come up with their arms crossed on their chest to receive a blessing.

Make a reverential bow as you step up to receive the Eucharist.

Hold your clean hands chest-high & outstretched left hand over right to receive the Eucharist, or receive on your tongue.

“Receive” Communion in an out-stretched hand. Do not “take” or “grab” or “pluck” from the minister.

When the minister says, “Body of Christ”, the response is a clear “Amen!” (which means “I believe!” or “So be it!”)

Consume the Sacred Host immediately. Do not turn away with the host in your hand, this is disrespectful, the host may fall & disappear under the pews & get lost, this is showing no reverence or respect for Holy Communion, the Real Presence.

Health & Fitness Class: Every Thursday at 7:15pm in St Nathy’s Hall. Contact Mairead 0879615023.

Flower Arranging workshops for February: Saturday 18th Feb 2-5pm, & Tues 28th 11am-2pm Springflower & weaving workshops. Learn how to make a cheerful spring arrangement handtie with spring flowers & natural wild material. Venue: Cloonacool (Corsallagh). Places limited (6–10), booking essential. Light Lunch/Soup & homebaking is included. Contact Martina: 0872403005

The Phoenix Players present their classic comedy The Third Policeman by Flann O Brien in St Brigid’s Hall on Thurs Feb 16th & Fri 17th at 8pm. The Western Drama Festival are hosting the All Ireland 3act confined finals in April, as a result there is no festival in March. Don't miss this opportunity to see this comic masterpiece directed by Peter Davey.

I C A Reunion Dinner: In Cawley’s on Wed 15th Feb at 6:30pm. Cost €20. Contact Mary Keane 0863703846.

Cloonacool Players take to the stage on 24th 25th & 26th Feb. in Cloonacool Comm Centre, in Jimmy Keary's hilarious comedy "Mother Knows Best". A Play not to be missed.

Heart Screening: Pulsewave Ireland Cardio Heart screening in Sligo Tues 21st Feb Sligo City Hotel. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person, Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rhythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexability & blood flow. We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test. Appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited.


Leaving Cert Essay Writing - A Concentrated Mid-Term Course for English Papers 1 & 2 or any subject requiring essay or paragraph answers. 5th or 6th year, higher & lower level. Thursday Feb 23 (Essay & Paragraph Answers) & Friday Feb 24 (Short Story & Personal Essay) 10am-1pm at Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo. Ph 083-8561559 to register or for more details. Places limited.

Free Farm Accounts Training: Sligo Leader Partnership Company in conjunction with IFAC accountants are pleased to announced a four week training course for farm families in South Sligo. The objective is to present an overview of preparing annual farm accounts & how families can cut this cost by putting in place simple accounting & filing techniques. We encourage farm families to support the course & empower themselves in controlling & managing their finances. Starting on Thursday 16th Feb at 8pm in OX Mountain Heritage Centre beside Joe Dan’s pub. To book a place or receive more info call Sligo Leader 071 9141138.

The Marie Keating mobile information unit will visit St Attracta's CS on Feb 15th, from 12 to 3pm. Nurse Marie Dempsey will be available to give advice on healthy lifestyle choices & cancer prevention as part of their 'Your Health, Your Choice' nationwide campaign. This is free of charge, feel free to drop by between 12 & 3pm. All welcome.

CAD (Computer Aided Design), & Woodwork classes will commence on Tuesday Feb 28th & run for 7 Tuesdays (7-9pm) at St Attracta’s CS. Cost €80. Beginners, improvers welcome. Contact or ring 0719120814 to book a place. Booking essential.

Computer classes for all starting in North Connaught College. Please contact the College on 07191-85035 for more information.

Coleman Music Centre – Eleanor Shanley & Friends on Sat Feb 18th at 8.30pm Tickets €15. Booking from 071 9182599. 

Fri 3rd March Tea Day for North West Simon Community - If you, your friends, work colleagues, club, school or group wish to host a Tea Day in aid of your local homeless charity- North West Simon Community please register your interest by e mail to or ring 087 7708865. If Fri 3rd March doesn't suit any day around this is fine. You can make a difference in your local community.