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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  


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)

Prayers in Courtabbey Cemetery

Mon 20th               10:00 am              Breda & dec’d. Scanlon & Toolan families (M)

Tues 21st               The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Dominic & Josephine Gilmartin &

son Eddie , & dr-in-law Catherine (M)

Wed 22nd               St Cecelia (virgin & martyr)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (A)

Thurs 23rd            St Columban (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Fri 24th                  Ss Andrew Dúng-Lac & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (A)

Sat 25th                  St Catherine of Alexandria, St Clement, St Colman

10:00 am        Sonny & Margaret Healy (M)

12:00 pm        Kathleen Benson & dec’d family (A)

Feast of Christ the King

Sat 25th                  8:00 pm Francie Henry (M)

Sun 26th                 10:00 am              Holy Souls (A)

Prayers in Achonry Cemetery

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

                                                                                                “Do This in Memory”       

                                                5:00 pm                 Remembrance Service (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm




Saturday 25th 8pm Donal Fallon (M)

Sunday 26th 10am Francis Brennan (A)

Sunday 26th 11:30am Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading Ex 34:11-12, 15-17. Psalm Ps 22.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28. Gospel Mt 25:31-46.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 25th 8pm Kenneth Coleman (M)

Sunday 26th 11:30am Sharon Henry (M)


33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 19th November: Focus: Nearing the end of the liturgical year, our attention turns to our vigilant & prayerful preparation for the return of Christ in glory. – Life is perhaps best described as a journey with a beginning & an end. As we come to the end of another Church year, we are invited to reflect on what is often referred to as the last things – judgment, heaven & hell. But we do so not in fear but in hope, for while our earthly lives will end, the promise of life eternal shines forth in Christ.


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


Station Mass: In the home of Tom & Breege Walsh for Carrowkeel & surrounding townlands on Thursday 23rd Nov at 8pm.

Baptism: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Ella Constance Gormalley, Castlecawley.


World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

December 3rd 10am (A) Keenan family, Mullaghanarry


Mullinabreena Sat 8pm 25th Nov:  ST. DECLAN: Hannah Lee, Kerri O’Hara, Barry McGowan, Conor Marren 4, Kourtneigh Moran 

Achonry Sun 10am 26th Nov: ST. COLUMBA: Daniel Walsh, Sarah Kelly, Colm Kelly, Zara Wims, Eoin Gallagher

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 26th Nov: ST. ELIZABETH:      Kayleigh Henry, Tori Keane, Kenneth Coleman, Cuan Gardiner, Rian Henry


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.


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.

The Cloonacool Annual Christmas Party is on Sunday 10th December in Cloonacool Community Centre. Mass followed by an evening of festive entertainment. To book place please contact Attracta on 0863058844.

25 Drive in Moylough Community Centre 8.30pm every Wednesday

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

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Fri 17th; Winners: P. Doherty, G. Mc, J. Bourke, N. McHugh. Raffle: J. Kennedy, T. McCarrick, M. Maher, M. Marren.


Annual Christmas Carol Service: Friday, 15th December at 8pm in Achonry Church together with the Church of Ireland Community & Bishops Kelly & Rooke.


Community Enhancement - Car-Park at Lavagh: The council have placed bollards around the car park to see if building a wall to enclose the car park would be a good or bad idea. Lots of people have commented on this proposal & as of now it appears to be a non-runner. I was beginning to wonder was it Mike Pence’s ancestors or Trump’s that came from the locality. Anyway, I think the wall is now fake news. How about a new surface of tarmac & marking out of parking spaces & a few more lights? Follow us on Facebook for updates; some great photos from the bulb planting. Next meeting will be early in December

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.

Basic Computer classes begin on Tuesday 21st 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


Dementia Information Evening in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo on Thurs, 30th Nov at 8pm. Home Instead Senior Care, in partnership with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland & Callan Tansey Solicitors, invites you to a free information evening for anyone directly or indirectly affected by Dementia / Alzheimers. Topics covered on the night are; 1) Understanding Dementia, 2) Living Well with Dementia, 3) Legal & Financial Concerns, 4) Caring with Confidence, 5) Family Carers Wellbeing & Support. You will be able to listen to a number of speakers covering these topics, ask questions or indeed chat one to one with any of the panel. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event. But it is advisable to RSVP to Home Instead Senior Care, Sligo by Tuesday the 28th Nov, at 071 9317051.

Offertory Boxes: are available at the church door. If your name is not on one & you require same please contact Fr Peter. Sincere thanks for your contributions over the past year.


Bishop’s House, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon 094-9860021;

E-mail: A Word of Thanks for the Diocesan Launch of the Preparation towards the World Meeting of Families 2018.

Last Sunday, 12th Nov was a memorable day for our Diocese. The Diocesan Launch for WMOF2018 which took place in the Charlestown /Bellaghy Sports Complex was a marvellous celebration of ‘Family’ and all that that means to every individual. On behalf of the Diocesan Committee for the World Meeting of Families 2018, we would like to say a very sincere word of gratitude to every person who attended on Sunday last. To all the parishes across the diocese who took part and promoted the event to their very best - that was clearly evident, and it is greatly appreciated. To the many people who had an active part in the celebration – they were wonderful! And to the several individuals on the Diocesan Committee who organised the planning, as well as the many helpers who assisted to ensure that the whole event would become the success it was, we extend our thanks. We are very grateful to Mr. Tommy Marren of Mid-West Radio for his personal assistance and his availability to attend and act as MC for the occasion.

May this event bring the abundance of God’s blessings on us at this time. And may the Holy Family of Nazareth remain the model and inspiration for us all throughout the ‘Family’ of our Diocese of Achonry.

With renewed thanks.  

Go gcumhdaí Dia sibh i gcónaí,

Fr Gerard Davey, Chairman

Bishop Brendan Kelly.

THE ICON of the Holy Family, consecrated for the World Meeting of Families 2018, will visit the diocese from December 1st through to Dec 11th.  There will be three Parishes/Venues hosting the ICON: Holy Family Kiltimagh (December 1st-5th), Father Peyton Centre, Attymass (December 5th-7th) & Immaculate Conception, Ballymote (December 7th-11th). All are invited to come along to any of these locations & to spend some time in prayer in the presence of the Icon.


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


Art Class: Start the week with a splash of paint with art, classes in Aclare every Monday 10.30am-12pm. Phone 0892465155 for details.

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