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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  


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 22nd                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 23rd                 10:00 am              Des Henry, Achonry & Tubbercurry (A)

11:30 am        People of the Parish (M)

Mon 24th               St Sharbel Makhluf (priest), St Declan (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 25th               St James (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 26th               Ss Joachim & Anne (parents of the B.V.M.)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 27th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri 28th 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 29th                  12:00 pm              Marie Marren, Streamstown (M)

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 29th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 30th                 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 29th 8pm Magan Finan (M)

Sunday 30th 10am Martina Brennan (A)

Sunday 30th 11:30am Donal Fallon (M)

1st Reading 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12. Psalm Ps 118.

2nd Reading Rm 8:28-30. Gospel Mt 13:44-52.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 29th 8pm Ella Finan (M)

Cemetery Mass Achonry: Saturday 5th Aug 7pm

Cemetery Mass Courtabbey: Sunday 6th Aug 11:30am

Mullach na Croise Mass: Saturday 12th August 6pm

Visit to Holy Well: Tuesday 15th August 7pm



Sunday 30th 11:30am Laoise Gannon (M)






16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 23rd July: Focus: The Holy Spirit brings life & peace. – Today we hear about God as a Father who is both merciful & just, about God who is mighty, & about the Spirit who comes to our aid. Let us turn to the life-giving Holy Spirit for guidance & grace so we may continue growing in holiness, so we bear an effective witness to the Gospel, & so we may experience Christ’s gift of peace more fully in our lives & hearts.


National Church collection on 22/23 July in aid of 25 million people facing hunger crisis in east-Africa: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia

Please give what you can spare towards this collection & it will be taken up in the basket with the offertory collection. Thank you.


Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: On Monday 4th September. If you are interested in going please contact Maureen Lee.

HOLY DAY MASS TIMES: From 15th August onwards the Vigil Mass will continue in Achonry at the usual time of 8pm, however, the Holy Day morning Mass in Mullinabreena will be at the new time of 10am.

Altar Society: Thanks to the people who joined the Altar Society & are helping out on a regular basis & doing a great job in Mullinabreena Church. However, more volunteers are needed & would be very much appreciated. New helpers could be added to the Rota at any time. Please consider giving a little of your time to help keeping your church looking good.

Primary Schools competition for Childrenat Bonniconlon Show. With various classes: eg posters, poetry, painting, cookery etc. Entry forms available at church door with info sheet. €1 per entry. Individual prizes & overall prize for school. Closing date 3rd Aug. Show on Monday 7th Aug. For more info contact Fr Peter.


Carrowmore School: Rambling House / Social on Sat 12th Aug from 2pm. After last year’s very successful reunion & tree-planting ceremony the Friends of Carrowmore School would like to invite the community to come along again for tea / coffee / light refreshments, music, song & stories. Roll books will be available to view, plus photos from last year. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Reek Sunday Annual Pilgrimage – 30 July: Mass celebrated hourly on the summit from 8am to 2pm. Confessions 7:30am - 2pm.

Coleman Music Centre: Summer Seisiún every Wed at 8:30pm featuring our resident group showcasing traditional music at its best & you are entertained with a variety of traditional music, song & dance. 

The Michael Coleman Story; this very special performance tells the story of the world- renowned fiddle player Michael Coleman (1891- 1945) on Wednesday Aug 2nd & Aug 23rd. Junior Music Session runs each Saturday for July & August. All shows at 8.30pm. Booking 071 9182599 or

South Sligo U12  Grupai Ceoil - C.C.E. Paddy Killoran  have qualified for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Ennis from 13th - 20th August  under the stewardship of Michael Hurley & assisted by Jelca Davey. A fundraising Night takes place in Nathy Brennan’s Tubbercurry on Friday 4th August at 9pm to help with expenses for the trip. The U12 Groupi Ceoil will perform on the night along with other Fleadh qualifiers in different age groups & categories. A raffle will take place & your support is greatly appreciated.

Fleadh Success: We had great success at the recent Connacht Fleadh in NUI Galway. 1st U.12 Grúpa Ceoil & off to the All-Ireland in Ennis are: Ciara & Hannah Lee, Aoife Johnston, Michael Gorman, Dylan Giblin, & Rachel Marren. More winners & Ennis qualifiers include: Sinead Johnston: 1st Banjo U.15, 1st Mandolin U.15, 1st Duet U.15. Aoife Johnston: 2nd Concertina U.12, 2nd Duet U.12, 1st Trio U.12, 3rd Whistle U.12. Ciara Lee: 2nd Fiddle U.12, 3rd Slow Airs U.12. Ciara & Hannah Lee: 1st Duet U.12. Ciara Lee: Aoife Johnston & Conor McDonagh 1st Trio U.12. Ciara & Hannah Lee, Aoife Johnston & Michael Gorman: 3rd Céilí Band U.12. Sinéad & Conor Johnston & Ciara Lee: 3rd Céilí Band U.15. Well done to all musicians & tutors involved & best of luck in Ennis at the All Ireland.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp summer camp - 25th - 28th July 10am till 2pm each day, €60 per child per week, limited places, email - or 071 9181920

Summer creative writing workshops for youth & adults – youth workshop Aug 14-17th 1-4pm €95. Adult: Aug 12th 10-1pm writing the short story & 2-5pm writing the novel. Aug 19th 10-1.00pm writing the poem & 2-5pm how to get published. €35 for one course (each additional course €30). Courses held at Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo. Ph 083-8561559 to register or for more details. Places limited.


"Triduum for visit of International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima" (Present in Ireland from June 20th to August 20th)

Cathedral of Annunciation and St. Nathy.

Friday August 4th 7.30pm - Meditated Rosary

8pm - Opening Mass celebrated by Bishop Brendan Kelly

Saturday August 5th 10am - Mass. 8pm - Vigil Mass

Sunday August 6th Mass at 8am, 10am & 12noon.

All are invited to come and pray before this image of Our Lady of Fatima, but above all to fulfil  her greatest wish: to participate in the Celebration of Holy Mass


Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub) On Saturday 29thJuly we’re having a fundraiser for Sligo Rose, Lisa Maloney. There will be music, raffle with a fabulous prize & a children’s workshop. So that’s a day not to be missed!

Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Coffee shop: As usual our fantastic range of Home Baked Goods, Free Range Eggs, Organic Dexter Beef, Organic Lamb, and Organic Vegetables by Crimlin Farm, Reggie’s Veggies, & a great selection of Crafts.

Sligo Leader Partnership Co on behalf of the Digital Skills for Citizens program. Digital Skills for citizens is a basic internet computer class run for people with no or a limited knowledge of the internet. It is a free 10 hour course which takes place over 5 two hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo. It is aimed at helping these people to develop their basic internet browsing skills. Contact David / Paula at Sligo Leader Partnership Co Ltd 071 9141155 Local Centre: Tubbercurry F.R.C

Lough Derg 2017:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to & including Sunday 13th Aug. Advance booking is not necessary. There are various travel options available. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Call Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 Email:

Lough Derg: One day retreats in August & September, admission €40.

Three day Pilgrimages continue until 13th August. Adm €70.

Achonry Diocesan 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: From 17th to 19th July. For more info contact Fr John Maloney 086 2470794. See notice at church door

Your Speech: Nervous about that Wedding Speech. To be able to write & deliver a memorable Wedding Speech, contact YourSpeech. Call John on 086 1529429 or visit

Strengthen your skills for gaining employment. Join our IT & Business Skills course. QQI & ECDL accredited.  If you have an additional support need & are registered with the Department of Social Protection you could be entitled to free upskilling. Contact:; (094) 9022770; NLN, Breaffy Road, Castlebar.


Rural Social Scheme: Vacancies – The RSS aims to provide income support for persons who are actively farming / fishing, & in receipt of specific long-term social welfare payments. Anyone interested should contact Sligo Leader at 071 9141138 or email All eligible applicants will be interviewed & may be placed on a panel.

The Pro Life Campaign needs volunteers to help spread the message that Ireland's life-saving 8thAmendment deserves protection. Let's support mothers & babies. For more info call Helena 0858599055 or email Thank you for your support.

One Million Rosaries & One Million Visits To The Blessed Sacrament For Protection Of Life & Save The 8th Amendment. Pledge forms are left at church door. Please sign & give a commitment to say Rosaries or make visits to Blessed Sacrament. These Pledges will be returned to Friends of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Becoming a Permanent Deacon. The Diocese of Achonry invites men with an interest in becoming a Permanent Deacon for service in our diocese to please make contact with Fr. Dermot Meehan, Director of the Permanent Diaconate on 094 9251790 or at by the end of July 2017. Please note that this will be our only intake of applicants for the next four years. Applicants who are single must be at least 25 years of age & married applicants must be at least 35 years old. Application forms & further information on the Permanent Diaconate are available on

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 in your area & would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills & care of the older person). email you CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988


Learn from the comfort of home: National Learning Network provide free courses to enable people to gain work experience & QQI certification. Our IT & Business Studies course enables you to learn online from home, do work experience locally, & come into the Castlebar Centre for tutor guidance just twice a week. A free laptop is provided for the duration of the course. If you have an additional support need & are registered with the Department of Social Protection you could be entitled to the free training & help with transport. Payments are protected, & people under 26 years can receive extra payments. Contact:; (094) 9022770; NLN, Breaffy Road, Castlebar.

Cloonacool 25 Drive at 9 pm each Monday Cloonacool C.Centre.

Is God Calling You to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Achonry“Do not be afraid of what God asks of you! Be Brave! It is worth saying yes to God! In God’s call we find our joy and fulfilment!” (Pope Francis) If you feel you might have a calling to serve God in the Diocese of Achonry as one of its priests, we would love to hear from you. If you’ve ever thought about it – talk about it! Christ needs you! Contact Our Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan, The Presbytery, Ballaghaderreen. Tel. 094-986 0011, Mobile 086 0858889, E-mail or contact any local priest.

Irish Summer Courses-Junior Cert 24th-28th July 10am-2pm. Leaving Cert 31st July-4th Aug 10am-2pm. Please contact Siobhán Leonard on 0874510572 for booking or further information.

Killala- Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Bishops Fleming & Kelly. Spiritual Directors: Fr. Doherty, Killala, & Fr. Maloney Achonry. 23rd- 28th August, departs from Knock Airport, 5 nights full board in Hotel Agena. €710- (single room supplement applies). For bookings contact Pilgrim Section: Michael Walkin, Ballina, JWT representative on 086-6080763. Assisted/Invalid Pilgrim Section: Eileen O’Brien on 086-4013897

Child Protection Policy for Achonry Diocese: See posters at Church door.

Free Gym Membership! Free when you attend our FREE Sports Industry & Gym Instructor Studies course at National Learning Network. If you have an additional support need & are registered with the Department of Social Protection you could be entitled to the free training. Contact:; (094) 9022770.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre 53 Ard Ashling, Tubbercurry We invite people to come & see our facilities & learn more about the Support Services we provide for people diagnosed with cancer & their families.

PINK Clothes recycling unit at St. Nathy's Hall: The pink Recycling unit located at St. Nathy's, which is supplied by Textiles Ireland Ltd. & maintained by Sligo Co. Co., brings in a substantial amount of money for St. Nathy's Hall. So if you have clothes for recycling, please use the PINK RECYCLING UNIT at St. Nathy's Hall if at all possible. Many thanks.