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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-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)

Mon 11th               10:00 am              No Mass (M) Lough Derg Pilgrimage  

Tues 12th               The Most Holy Name of Mary, St Ailbe (bishop)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Wed 13th               St John Chrysostom (bishop & doctor of the Church

10:00 am        Margaret Mooney (A)

Thurs 14th             The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri 15th Our Lady of Sorrows

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 16th                  Ss Cornelius (pope) & Cyprian (bishop) martyrs

10:00 am        Kieran Gorman (M)

12:00 pm        Loretta Henry (M)

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 16th                  8:00 pm Matt & Nancy Torsney, Gortnadrass (A)

Sun 17th                 10:00 am              Pat & Bea Kennedy, daughter Kathleen

& sons-in-law John & Peter (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Saturday 16th 8pm Pat O’Donnell (M)

Sunday 17th 10am Eoin Mulkeen (A)

Sunday 17th 11:30am Grainne Marren (M)

1st Reading Eccles 27:30-28:7. Psalm Ps 102.

2nd Reading Rm 14:7-9. Gospel Mt 18:21-35.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 16th 11:30am Allanah Finan (M)

Sunday 17th 11:30am Kenneth Coleman (M)

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 10th September: Focus: Let our lives be rooted in love. – Today’s second reading reminds us that our lives are to be rooted in love, for love fulfils the law. More specifically, the more we are able to love God with our whole being & to love our neighbour as ourselves, the more we will keep the commandments & experience the blessings God wishes to bestow on us such as peace, joy & fulfilment.


Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: On Monday 11th September. Bus leaving from Mullinabreena Church at 7am. Bus costs €20 per person.

Marian Laity: Meeting in Parochial House Thurs 14th Sept 7pm.

Confirmation: In preparation for the upcoming Confirmation & Enrolment Ceremony there will be a meeting in the Parochial House on Friday 15th Sept at 9pm for parent/s of 6th & 5th Class pupils from Achonry National School.

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.

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

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 -The Draw for All Ireland Football final tickets will take place on Monday 11th September at 9.30pm, in St.Nathy's Hall

All the players & personnel of C/M GAA Club wish Mayo Men & Women Senior Footballers the very best of luck in the upcoming All-Ireland Finals.

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.

SPEECH & DRAMA CLASSES - St. Nathy's Hall on Thursday afternoons.  For further information, please contact Maureen Leonard-Dodd on 087 2836004.

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

Delighted to have welcomed the Knocknashee Project to St.Nathy’s hall 2 weeks ago for what was an interesting & revealing insight into the foundations of our community. Fascinating to learn of a possible Hunter Gatherer (Mesolithic) link. Looking forward to welcoming you back with the results of the laboratory analysis and future digs. Big thanks to all who helped out on the night. Some great work being carried out around the parish over the last few months. A lot of people very willing to give an hour or two of their time to the different projects.

Next meeting Tues 3rd Oct at 9pm in Parochial House. Everyone welcome

Cloonacool Drama Group AGM on Wednesday September 13th in Cloonacool Community Centre at 8pm. All welcome.

Alzheimer Café, the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo: The Alzheimer Café is a safe & relaxed place where people with dementia, their families & health care professionals can come together to talk, share & learn. Alzheimer Café mornings are free & anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend.

Marguerite Cryan Team Co-Ordinater Psychiatry of Old Age Team will give an information session on Positive Mental Health in The Glasshouse Hotel on Friday 15th Sept from 11am to 1pm. For more info contact: Majella O'Donnell 071146400/0867796390

Tubbercurry FRC. Monday 10.30-12.30pm Parent &Toddler all are welcome, Wednesday’s Sept. Somatic Classes 10am-11am;. Monday Sept 11th 6.15 South Sligo CCE Traditional Music Classes recommence. For details on any of the above call FRC 0719186926.

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 - Michael Hurley & Family in concert on Saturday, Sept 16th at 8:30pm Adm €12. Booking 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 in the area 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 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.

Child Protection Policy for Achonry Diocese: See posters at Church door.