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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  


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)

Mon 7th                  Ss Sixtus II (pope) & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Mary & Joe Brennan & sons

Peter Francis & Terence (M)

Tues 8th                 St Dominic (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 9th St Nathy (Achonry), St Teresa Benedict of the Cross

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 10th             St Lawrence (deacon & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri 11th                  St Clare (virgin)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 12th                  St Attracta (Achonry), St Muredach (Killala)

11:00 am        Patrick & Mary Rooney (M)

12:00 pm        Owen McGuinness (M)

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 12th                  6:00 pm Mullach na Croise (A)

Sun 13th                 10:00 am              Stephen & Liam Doddy (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 12th 6pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 13th 10am Sinead Johnston (A)

Sunday 13th 11:30am Mary Keane (M)

1st Reading 1 Kgs 19:9, 11-13. Psalm Ps 84.

2nd Reading Rm 9:1-5. Gospel Mt 14:22-33.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Sunday 13th 11:30am Ciara Lee (M)

Trocaire Special Collection: Sincere thanks for your contribution of €1300.

The Transfiguration of the Lord 6th August: Focus: This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. – “The word of the Lord” is something we hear in church, perhaps without giving it much thought. Peter & Daniel both remind us that the words of Jesus we hear in Scripture are none other than the words of the beloved Son of the Ancient One, who is the Most High over all the earth. We would do well to pay close attention to these words.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Anne McSherry (nee McSharry) died in Surrey, England, (sister of Terry McSharry, Carrowkeel). Funeral arrangements later.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


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










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 13th Aug. 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.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Monthly meeting on Tuesday 8th August at 9pm, in St. Nathy's Hall.

Fr Peyton Centre: William A Thomas Mariologist will give a presentation on Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday 12th August at 3pm in the Fr. Peyton Centre, Attymass. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima as well as relics of Saint Pope John Paul II will be available. All are welcome to attend.

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.

Bonniconlon Agricultural Show: Monday 7th August. You might even see Roscommon on the big screen in the All-Ireland Quarter Final.

Greenshine in concert at Moy River Folk Club at Moy River B&B Cloonacool Monday 7th August at 8pm. Summer sounds in old-time, country & folk. All welcome. Booking essential on 087 2512030.

Wildflower Explosion' Flowerarranging: In Corsallagh: Bring your own garden-flowers / wildflowers & come along for an inspiring & informative walk over the bog. Afterwards create your own individual Centerpiece. Tea, coffee, homebaking. Thurs 10th Aug 12-2pm or 7-9pm.

Nature summer workshops for Children (8-12) Monday, 14th to Friday, 18th August 11am-2pm. Monday:get to know the Animals on our smallhold, Tuesday: get to know the many different plants - food tasting day/Biodiversity. Wednesday: Create your own little garden (flower arranging, weaving a fence). Thursday:local artist Sylvia will introduce the children to different techniques, drawing, printing cards & a T-Shirt. Friday 9pm-11pm local Bat-woman Erin will introduce the children to the Mystery of Bats & with the help of a Bat-scanner identify our local bats. For more info contact Martina 0872403005

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 now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5. Please email you CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

South Sligo One Day Walking Festival on Sat 12th Aug. 10am. Registration at the Heritage Centre, Drummartin,from 9am. Choice of three walks from easy to hard. So get out those walking shoes & come join us for fun & fresh air. Further details from: Maureen 0872771778, Pat 0872245089. facebook: South Sligo Walking Festival

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 Aug 23rd. Junior Music Session runs each Saturday for August. All shows at 8.30pm. Booking 071 9182599 or


Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). First off, the fundraiser on 29th July for The Sligo Rose, Lisa Maloney was a great success, between the raffle, donations & tea money we raised €325. So a massive thank you to all for the support, we really appreciate it. And Lisa, we wish you the best of luck in Tralee from all of us in the market. 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.

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.