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Sat, 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  


Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 11th                  8:00 pm Patrick Mullarkey, Mary Kate O’Driscoll

& Thomas & Nora Mullarkey (M)

Sun 12th                 10:00 am              Dick Brennan (A)

                                                                                                Prayers in Achonry Cemetery

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 13th               10:00 am              Holy Souls (M)

Tues 14th               St Laurence O’Toole (bishop)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Wed 15th               St Albert the Great (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (A)

Thurs 16th             St Margaret of Scotland, St Gertrude

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Fri 17th                  St Elizabeth of Hungary (religious)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (A)

Sat 18th Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss Peter & Paul

10:00 am        John Eddie McLoughlin (M)

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 18th                  8:00 pm John Gallagher (M)

Sun 19th                 10:00 am              Christina & Patrick Farrell (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm



Prayers in Courtabbey Cemetery   



Saturday 18th 8pm Pat O’Donnell (M)

Sunday 19th 10am Damien Gallagher (A)

Sunday 19th 11:30am Gráinne Marren (M)

1st Reading Prov 31:10-13. Psalm Ps 127.

2nd Reading Th 5:1-6. Gospel Mt 25:14-30.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Saturday 18th 8pm Aoife Seevers (M)

Sunday 19th 11:30am Conor Marren (M)


“Do This in Memory” programme for First Holy Communion begins with Enrolment Ceremony at 11:30 Mass on Sunday 26th November.

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 12th November: Focus: Today, as we hear about the kingdom of heaven, we are reminded to be steadfast in our Christian faith, hope & love. – Jesus uses a parable to teach us about the reality of heaven. He warns us not to become drowsy in our faith, like the bridesmaids who in their foolish lack of preparation bring no oil with them. Instead, Jesus teaches that we are to live in such a way that we are ready to meet the Lord.  

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Lucy Marren, Doobeg, (mother of Lorraine Feeley, Tubbertelly).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

November 12th 11:30am (M) Hosey Family, Uristeen

November 19th 10am (A) Johnston Family, Muckelty

November 26th 11:30 am (M) Keane Family, Cloonarara


Mullinabreena Sat 8pm 18th Nov:  ST. BENEDICT: Madeline Gorman, Michael Gorman, Michaela McGowan, Emer Henry

Achonry Sun 10am 19th Nov: ST. BRIGID: Sinead O’Brien, Tadhg Henry, Dillon Hosey, Darragh Hosey, Muireann Henry

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 19th Nov: ST. CLARE: Leah Kerins, Colin Kerins, Ebony Keane, Ellen Coleman, Joe Coleman

As the Christmas season is approaching we are looking for the children to come together to form a choir for the Christmas Masses. There will be a choir practise on Friday 17th Nov from 8.30 to 9pm in Mullinabreena church for anyone interested. Bring along any musical instruments that you play.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Saturday 28th April 11:30 Mullinabreena


Text alert/Community alert meeting in St. Nathy’s hall on Wed 15th November at 8.30pm. Crime prevention advice from Sgt Jim Fox, An Garda Siochana & Vanessa Clarke Muintir na Tire. 

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Table Quiz on Friday 17th November at 9.30pm, in the Happy Landing, Coolaney.


The Parents Association of Achonry N.S. hold their annual Clothes Collection (dates to follow). So let’s start packing those bags, & pass the word on to extended family, neighbours & friends, & put in a big effort. What’s Accepted: All clothing including underwear, bed linen, towels, curtains, footwear, handbags, belts, soft toys. NOT Accepted: pillows, duvets, mats. For more info ring 087 6312980.

St Vincent de Paul collection will be taken up on the weekend of 25/26th November. Your generosity as always will be much appreciated.

Card Game in Cloonacool C. C. at 8.30 pm every Monday.

25 Drive in Moylough Community Centre 8.30pm every Wednesday

Set Dancing Class: In St Nathy’s Hall every Thursday at 8:30pm.

Training for Safeguarding Children in Catholic Church for all priests & Local Safeguarding Representatives from Sligo Parishes of Achonry Diocese in N.S. Tubbercurry on Tues 14th Nov 7.30-9.30 pm.

Diocesan Launch of World Meeting of Families Preparation

Our Diocese is holding its launch for the World Meeting of Families 2018 event on Sunday 12thNov from 3 to 5 p.m. in the CBD Sports Complex, Charlestown with Tommy Marren as MC.

Epilepsy Collection: Sincere thanks for your contribution of €100

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Fri 10th; Winners: P. McCormack, C. Gallagher, P. Doherty. Raffle: F. Gilmartin, G. Connolly, J. Traynor, T. McCarrick.


Community Enhancement: Bulbs now planted at both graveyards & most junctions around the parish. If you’re not sure about a junction near you please contact one of us, only a few bags left to be collected, great to see so many helping out & getting the job done.🌷🌷🌷 Next meeting Tues 14th Nov at 8:45pm in Parochial house. Please come a few minutes early as Kellie & Frank from GET GROUNDED COFFEE CART (Achonry) have kindly offered to serve tea & coffee before the meeting😋 all welcome.

Mission Sunday Collection: Thank you so much for your €1000 contribution to this collection. Your prayers & donations will help missionaries across the world to share the Gospel with those in need, & help to build a worldwide Church.

Anne Davey Memorial Fundraiser: Thank you all very much for supporting the North West Hospice in memory of Anne Davey. Total €2,120. Your support is very much appreciated. Thanks again.

Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Coffee shop: We have a couple of exciting workshops coming up, on 18th Nov Christmas cards & on 25th Nov making decorations with wicker hoops all to prepare for the festive season. And as usual we have a great range of Home Baked Goods, Free Range Eggs, Organic Dexter Beef, Organic Lamb, & Organic Veg by Crimlin Farm, Reggie’s Veggies, & a great selection of Crafts.

Coleman Music Centre: Liam O'Brien, Brian O'Loughlin & Keith O'Loughlin, three of the most exciting & vibrant musicians of their generation perform on Saturday 18th Nov 8.30pm. Booking & enquiries on 071 9182599 or

Basic Computer classes begin on Tuesday 14th Nov 4.15 - 6.15 pm at St Attracta's CS, places are very limited. Classes are for total beginners & are free. Classes run for 5 Tuesdays. Pre booking essential: 0719120814 or email

Phil Coulter in Concert at St. Patrick's Church, Gurteen on Sunday, Nov 12th at 8pm. Phil celebrates 52 years of music & embarks on a 27-date nationwide tour. Tickets €25. For booking & enquiries contact 071 9182599 or

"World Day of the Poor, Sunday, November 19, 2017"

At the conclusion of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis announced the establishment of the World Day of the Poor as an annual event in the Church. The aim of the day is to appeal to the consciences of believers, sensitising them to the cries of the poor & the suffering. The motto for this year is: "Love not in word, but in deed".


Tubbercurry FRC Jiving Junior Dancing Classes for children & teens aged 5+ with Sandra Ganley commencing in Tubbercurry on Wednesday of November 5pm-6pm. For more info contact Sandra 0862108029 Facebook JivingJuniors.

Odyssey Parenting Your Teen; Parenting NI has developed a breakthrough programme for parents of teenagers which is one of the most effective in the UK. This programme is now being offered in Sligo. It has been developed to give parents more of an understanding of how to manage their teenagers. It is ideal for parents of young people aged 12-18 years old & sessions cover issues such as parenting styles, teen development, self-esteem, rules & consequences, conflict & problem solving. If you feel you could use help & support with your teenager come along to this 8 week programme for practical tips & advice. For further info & to register your interest contact Mary on 0719186926.

Counselling Service: The FRC provides a confidential adult counselling service. All enquiries to Mary on 0719186926.

Bunninadden Hall: Mon 7pm yoga. Bouls main hall 7pm. Tue 8pm Art. 2pm Bowls. Wed 8pm Circuit Training. Thurs 7pm Table Tennis. 2pm Bouls. Fri Teenage basketball 8pm. 9.15 social dancing. Everyone is very welcome. Contact Pauline 0719183241 for more details