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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  


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)

Mon 21st                St Pius X (pope)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Tues 22nd    The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                                                10:00 am              Morning Prayer (M)

Wed 23rd               St Rose of Lima, St Eugene (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 24th             St Bartholomew (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri 25th                  St Louis of France, St Joseph Calasanz

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 26th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 26th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sun 27th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

                                                5:00 pm Wedding Anniversary Mass (A)




MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





Saturday 26th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 27th 10am Damien Gallagher (A)

Sunday 27th 11:30am Ella Finan (M)

1st Reading Is 22:19-23. Psalm Ps 137.

2nd Reading Rm 11:33-36. Gospel Mt 16:13-20.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Sunday 27th 11:30am Kayleigh Henry (M)

Guitar & Ukulele classes in September. Call John on 086 1529429.  Visit B#Sharp Music on Facebook

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 20th August: Focus: God offers salvation to all who have faith in him & follow his ways. – The Lord welcomes to the kingdom all who believe in him & follow him. His mercy & love is extended to all. Let us strive not to focus on each other’s differences, but to view others through the eyes of Jesus, & seek to celebrate that we are all children of God by reaching out to one another with love & kindness.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations & best wishes to Deirdre Coleman, Carrowrile, & Finbarr O’Reilly, Drumlane, Co. Cavan. Their marriage took place in Mullinabreena on Thursday 17th August.

We wish them health & happiness


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'

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


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.

Coleman Music Centre: 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

Knocknashee Archaeological Dig: Cormac McSparron & Dirk Brandherm (Queen's University Belfast) will present some preliminary results from this year's fieldwork on Knocknashee in a public talk at St. Nathy's Hall on Thursday 24th August, at 9 pm. We were overwhelmed by the public interests in our excavation & hope to see many of the local visitors again on that occasion. We would also like to take this opportunity to once more thank the Royal Irish Academy for their financial support, without which this research would not have been possible.

Cloonacool Church Fundraiser: Swinford Drama Group will present their play The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley (a hilarious 3-Act Comedy by Jimmy Keary) in Cloonacool Comm Centre on Friday 25th at 8pm. All proceeds in aid of Cloonacool Church Renovation Fund. All support will be very much appreciated.

The North West Simon Community wish to thank all those who contributed to the recent church gate collection & to all the helpers at Achonry & Lavagh – a total of €236.82 was collected.

Irish Wheelchair Association: €120 collected at Mullinabreena Church. Sincere thanks to all who contributed.

Coleman Traditional Festival Gurteen, commences on Wednesday, 23 Aug with The Michael Coleman Story: Thursday Aug 24, Film Night-The Sligo Masters & Peter Horan – Still Beating Time: Friday, Aug 25 Festival Concert: Saturday Aug 26 Ann Conroy Burke, Eileen O’Brien & Deirdre Mc Sherry in Concert also on Saturday 26 at 9pm in Gurteen Hall Swallows Tail Céilí Band: Sunday Aug 27 from 3pm – 5pm visit the Coleman Cottage, Mount Irwin. Music session:  Booking & enquiries 071 9182599 or

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning together with Bewley’s in aid of North West Hospice - Will you join in & help raise funds for North West Hospice? It’s on Thurs 14th Sept & all funds raised locally stay local, so all proceeds from coffee mornings held in Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal & West Cavan will go directly to North West Hospice. If you would like to organise a coffee morning in aid of North West Hospice, please call 0719170523 or email or simply go along & support a local coffee morning in your area. Thank you for your support.

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 Dept. of Social Protection you could be entitled to free upskilling. Transport may be available. Contact:; 0949022770; NLN.

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.

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.


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.

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

Child Protection Policy for Achonry Diocese: See posters 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

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.