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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  


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)

Mon 31st                St Ignatius of Loyola (priest)

10:00 am        Denis Mullarkey, Mary Kate O’Driscoll &

parents Thomas & Nora Mullarkey (M)

Tues 1st                  St Alphonsus Liguori (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 2nd St Eusebius of Vercelli, St Peter Julian Eymard

10:00 am        Margaret Mooney (nee Brennan) (A)

Thurs 3rd               10:00 am              John Gannon (M)

Fri 4th                    St John Mary Vianney (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Sat 5th                    10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Sat 5th                    7:00 pm Achonry Cemetery (A)

Sun 6th                   10:00 am              Patrick & Kathleen Gilmartin (A)

                                                        11:30 am              Courtabbey Cemetery (M)


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 5th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 6th 10am Eoin Mulkeen (A)

Sunday 6th 11:30am Michael Toolan (M)

1st Reading Dn 7:9-10, 13-14. Psalm Ps 96.

2nd Reading 2 Pt 1:16-19. Gospel Mt 17:1-9.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Sunday 6th 11:30am Brian Marren (M)

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

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 30th July: Focus: Every good thing that happens to us provides a glimpse into the joy that will be ours in heaven. - When good things happen to us, we get an idea of what the kingdom of heaven is like: it is always time for celebration. Happily, we do not have to wait until we die to join the celebration. For by placing our faith in Jesus & living according to his teachings, we can experience the blessings of the kingdom of God amidst our lives on earth.


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










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. Sincere thanks for your contributions amounting to €1200.


Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: On Monday 11th September. If you are interested in going on this One-Day Pilgrimage please put your name & contact number on the form at the church door.

Lough Derg 2017:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to & including Sunday 13thAug. Advance booking is not necessary. Further info regarding public transport by calling Maureen or Lorraine 071 9851518


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.

Achonry Mullinabreena Community Enhancement MEETING on Tues 1st August at 9.30pm in Parochial House. Everyone welcome.

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.


"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

Carrowmore School: Rambling House / Social on Sat 12th Aug from 2pm. After last year’s very successful reunion the Friends of Carrowmore School invites 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.

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 August. For more info contact Fr Peter.

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 Aug. A fundraising Night takes place in Nathy Brennan’s 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. Well done to all musicians & tutors & best of luck in Ennis at the All Ireland Finals.

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.


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.

Lough Derg 2017:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to & including Sunday 13thAug. 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:

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

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

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.

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