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Mon, 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  


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)

Mon 28th               St Augustine (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Tues 29th               The Passion of St John the Baptist

                                                10:00 am              Morning Prayer (M)

Wed 30th               St Fiacre (monk)

10:00 am        Tom & Kathleen Kilcoyne

& their daughter Mary Hughes (A)

Thurs 31st             St Aidan of Lindisfarne (missionary)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri 1st                     World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)  

Sat 2nd                    10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 2nd                    8:00 pm Frances & John Henry, Newgrove,

& dec’d of Tansey & Henry families (A)

Sun 3rd                   10:00 am              Margaret & Michael Doddy (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)




MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm




Saturday 2nd 8pm Karen Henry (M)

Sunday 3rd 10am Damien Gallagher (A)

Sunday 3rd 11:30am Megan (M)

1st Reading Jer 20:7-9. Psalm Ps 62.

2nd Reading Rm 12:1-2. Gospel Mt 16:21-27.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 2nd 11:30am Clara Gallagher (M)

Sunday 3rd 11:30am Ella Finan (M)

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 27th August: Focus: Belief in Jesus as the Messiah is central to being a disciple. – Peter’s statement of faith that Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God, comes not from human knowledge, but through a revelation from God. As Jesus announces that Peter is the bearer of the keys of the kingdom, Peter is given the power to bind & loose. Similarly, Jesus gives us unique gifts by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are to use to bear witness to the Gospel.


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.

Knock Pilgrimage - Mass in Honour of the Holy Face. Sat 16th Sept. St.Therese Holy Face Prayer Group in conjunction with Human Life International (Irl) Annual Mass of Atonement & Reparation. Ceremonies commence at 2.30pm with Eucharistic Adoration in Blessed Sacrament Chapel then assemble outside Chapel at 3.30pm for Procession to Parish Church, Holy Face Devotions & Holy Mass at 4.30pm. Enquiries : Call or Text Peter 087-8343322.

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'

North Connaught College Tubbercurry are holding an Open Evening on 1st September from 3-6pm for all PLC courses. School leavers and adults returning to College are all welcome.

Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry, Thurs 7th Sept from 4.30 to 8.00pm. Blood is in short supply & everyone who can should consider donating. It is a wonderful act of caring for others; a genuine gift of life to a person in desperate need. Someone will live because you give. Within three weeks of donation you can be assured your blood will have assisted in saving someone’s life. No greater gift is possible.

Day Care workers  required for Community Employment Scheme in the Alzheimer  Daycare Centre, Aughamore, Sligo.Contact Noel Henry, Supervisor,  Day Care Centre, Aughamore, Sligo at 071 9146400

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

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Club Lotto - jackpot €5,100 – June numbers 1,13,17,28 no jackpot winner, match 3 Eileen & Michael Toolan. July draw numbers 13,18,24,31 no Jackpot winner, match 3 winners – Richard & Maria Britton, Matt Conlon, Richie Ruthledge. The Draw for All Ireland Hurling tickets in St.Nathy's Hall Tuesday 29th August at 9.30pm.


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.

Corran College will open on Tues 29th August First year students. Wed 30th Third, Sixth & LCA 2 students. Thurs 31st All student

Knocknashee: Cormac McSparron & Dirk Brandherm (Queen's University Belfast) gave a very informative presentation from this year's fieldwork excavation on Knocknashee. Thanks to the great crowd for attending & to those who looked after refreshments & parking.

Tubbercurry FRC Activities for September: The following courses & groups will commence in September; Parent & Toddler group, Somatics for adults, Yoga & Gymnastics for children, Thursday Ladies Crafters Group, English classes, Literacy, Boccia Club, Men’s Shed, Counselling service & more. Keep an eye out for more details on upcoming activities over the coming weeks.

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

Annual Sleep Out in aid of North West Simon Community on Fri 6th Oct in Sligo – would you sleep out for one night so others don’t have to – would you like to make a difference to your local homeless charity– if so please contact Mary 087 7708865 or

Coleman Music Centre - Fr. James McDonagh with family & friends perform on Sunday, Sept 3rd at 8pm. Yet another outstanding traditional music concert guaranteed. Early booking advisable. Booking at 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.