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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  


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)

Mon 4th                  St Mac Nissi (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 5th 9:30 am Private Intention (M)

Wed 6th 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 7th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri 8th                    The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 9th                    St Ciaran (abbot)

10:00 am        Edward, Delia, & Annie Jo McLoughlin (M)

                                         Devotions: Servant of God Fr Peyton

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 9th                    8:00 pm Michael James & Bridie Foye, Lissenagh (A)

Sun 10th                 10:00 am              Ann Devaney (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 9th 8pm Martin Golden (M)

Sunday 10th 10am Francis Brennan (A)

Sunday 10th 11:30am Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Ex 33:7-9. Psalm Ps 94.

2nd Reading Rm 13:8-10. Gospel Mt 18:15-20.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 9th 11:30am Aoife Severs (M)

Sunday 10th 11:30am Brian Marren (M)

Victory costs! It sometimes costs everything. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. – 1 John 5:14

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 3rd September: Focus: We are to take up our cross each day & follow Jesus Christ. – Today’s Gospel emphasizes what is required to follow Christ. We must set aside our selfish desires & take up our cross each day to help build up the kingdom of God. This involves sacrifice. Rather than conforming to what is popular in our present age, we must strive to do what is good & pleasing to the Lord each day.


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.


RUBY JUBILEE: Congratulations & best wishes to Bernadette Connolly, Carrowkeel, & Larry Cunningham, Ballymoe. They celebrated the Ruby Jubilee (40th Anniversary) of their marriage recently with Mass in Achonry followed by a celebration in the Yeat’s County.   

We wish them many more years of health & happiness.


Parish Pastoral Council (Prayer & Planning): Meeting in Parochial House on Wednesday 6th September at 9pm.

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'

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.

Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry, Thurs 7th September 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


Creative crafts, clay modelling & pebble painting, St Nathy's Hall, starting Sat Sept 23rd for 4 weeks. 5-7 years old 3pm, 8 years plus 4:30pm, Details 752 5942

World Day of Prayer & Season of Care for Creation

Please read the joint message from Pope Francis & Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Words from Joint Statement: We must consciously celebrate the joy of creation, the beauty of our natural world & its immense physical & spiritual treasure. During the Season of Creation, I encourage you to reflect, act & enjoy our beautiful country & see it for what it is: an extraordinary yet fragile gift.

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 - Monthly meeting on Tuesday 5th Sept at 9pm, in the Community Centre, Coolaney.

Tubbercurry FRC. Monday 10.30-12.30pm Parent &Toddler all are welcome, Wednesday’s Sept. Somatic Classes 10am-11am; Thurs 8th Sept ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) assessments 10am-2pm. Monday Sept 11th 6.15 South Sligo CCE Traditional Music Classes recommence. For details on any of the above call FRC 0719186926.


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.

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

Music Classes at Coleman Music Centre. Info & registration on Thursday, 7th Sept 5pm – 7pm, Teachers will be in attendance. All age groups catered for. Family discounts apply. Tel 071 9182599.

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning together with Bewley’s in aid of North West Hospice - Will you help raise funds for North West Hospice on Thurs 14th Sept. All funds raised 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 NWH, please call 0719170523 or email or simply go along & support a local coffee morning in your area. Thanks 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.