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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  

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)

Mon 14th               St Maximilian Kolbe (priest & martyr)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mon 14th               8:00 pm                 Elsie & John Sweeney (A)

Tues 15th               10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

                                                7:00 pm                 Visit to St Finian’s Holy Well        

Wed 16th               St Stephen of Hungary

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 17th             Our Lady of Knock

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

1:00 pm          Wedding (M)

Fri 18th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 19th                  St John Eudes (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 19th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sun 20th                 10:00 am              Patrick & Eleanor O’Brien (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)




MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





Monday 14th 8pm Sinead O’Brien (A)

Tuesday 15th 10am James McCarrick (M)

1st Reading Apoc 11:19, 12:1-6, 10. Psalm Ps 44.

2nd Reading Cor 15:20-26. Gospel Lk 1:39-56.


Saturday 19th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 20th 10am Sinead Johnston (A)

Sunday 20th 11:30am Mary Keane (M)

1st Reading Is 56:1, 6-7. Psalm Ps 66.

2nd Reading Rm 11:13-15, 29-32. Gospel Mt 15:21-28.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Tuesday 15th 10am Eire Finan

Sunday 20th 11:30am Kenneth Coleman (M)

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 13th August: Focus: Jesus is always there for us. – Sometimes, in the midst of life’s storms, we might feel that Jesus has abandoned us. But Jesus walks with us every step along the way. During stormy times, it’s important to turn to Jesus because he will give us the grace, guidance & strength to endure & make our way out of the storm.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Anne McSherry (nee McSharry) died in Surrey, (sister of Terry McSharry, Carrowkeel), Tommy Hunt, Ballyfahy, Bunninadden, (father of Marguerite McGuire, Mullinabreena South).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Trocaire Special Collection: Sincere thanks for your contribution of €1300. This will be used to help the millions that are starving in East-Africa.


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.


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.

World Meeting of Families: As part of the preparations for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018 the National launch of it will take place during the Annual Novena in Knock Basilica at the 3pm Mass on Monday, 21st August 2017. Families throughout the country are very welcome & encouraged to attend, if possible, & it is hoped that many people from the parishes of our diocese can attend. Twenty six families, one from each diocese, will participate in a special way during the 3pm Mass on 21st August representing families all across the country. Please consider attending. All are most welcome.

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage Sept 10th, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Archbishop Eamon Martin -  Ballina School Choir - Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock'

Wildflower Explosion' Flowerarranging: In Corsallagh: 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

CMD Training, Collooney are holding an Open evening on Thur 17th Aug 7pm -9pm for upcoming Accounting Technicians Course Yr 1 & Yr 2, this is an evening course commencing in Sept. For further info please come along as Tutors will be available to answer your queries, or call Lisa on 071 91 30742.

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. Potential applicants need the required Fetac/QQI level 5. Please email CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

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). 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.

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.