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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  

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)

Mon 27th               St Fergal (bishop & missionary)

10:00 am        Agnes & Peter Gurney (M)

Tues 28th               10:00 am              Holy Souls (M)

Wed 29th                 9:30 am               Holy Souls (A)

Thurs 30th             St Andrew (apostle)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Fri 1st                     10:00 am              Joseph & Mary Armstrong (M)

                                     8:00 pm               John & Mary Brennan, M/breena Sth (A)

Sat 2nd    12:00 pm              Walter Kivlehan & parents Peter & Loretta (M)

First Sunday of Advent

Sat 2nd                    8:00 pm Holy Souls (A)

Sun 3rd                   10:00 am              Bridgie Connolly & dec’d family (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm




Saturday 2nd 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 3rd 10am Raymond Wims (A)

Sunday 3rd 11:30am Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading Is 63:16-17. 64:1, 3-8. Psalm Ps 79.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 1:3-9. Gospel Mk 13:33-37.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 3rd 11:30am Sharon Henry (M)


World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

December 10th 11:30am (M) Kelly family, Cloondrihara

Feast of Christ the King 26th November: Focus: Jesus is the King of the Universe & Lord of all creation. –Through his death on the cross, rising from the dead & ascension into heaven, he won our salvation & opened the way to eternal life. So in gratitude for all that Jesus has done for us, may we give of ourselves more fully in love & service to others.


Achonry Sat 8pm 2nd Dec:  ST. DAVNET: Aoife Johnston, James Kay, Darragh Connolly, Emma Kay, Joesph Harding

Achonry Sun 10am 3rd Dec: ST. NATHY: Tara Hosey, Siobhan McDonagh, Anna Hosey, Ethan Kilcourse

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 3rd Dec: ST. FRANCIS: Conor Marren 6, James Gilmartin, Billy Henry, Sarah Wimsey, Dylan Kennedy


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.

Community Games AGM in St Nathy’s Hall on Thurs 7th Dec at 8pm. Please support as it is essential to continuation of the games.

The annual children's Christmas party in St Nathy’s Hall on Sun 10th Dec 3-5pm. Disco, & Santa Claus will be there with presents! A great evening is assured. All proceeds to Achonry N. S. Please support

Choir Practise for Children’s & Senior Choirs on Sunday 3rd December from 7.15pm to 8pm in Mullinabreena Church.

Annual Parish Christmas Party on 9th December at 2pm. If there is anyone who wishes to join in the celebration please do not hesitate to text or contact Roisin 087 9807416 to be added to the list.

Ceili will be held in St Nathy's Hall on Thurs 21st December from 8.30-11.30pm.  Music by the Laighnaigh Ceili Band. All welcome


Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - This year's Christmas Concert will take place on Saturday 23rd Dec at 8.30pm, in St. Nathy's Hall. Anyone wishing to take part should contact Francis Brennan or Eugene Henry before Thursday 30th Nov.

September Lotto draw – Jackpot €5400, numbers 11, 30, 17, 23. No winner. Match 3 winner Mary Coleman, Lavagh. October Draw – Jackpot €5500, numbers 19, 24, 6, 23. No Winner. Match 3 Winners Eddie Sweeney, Dublin & Martin Coffey, Powelsboro.


The Irish Natura Hill Farmers Association (INHFA): National Rally in Southern Hotel, Sligo, on 1st Dec, at 8pm, to target the €25 million additional funding for 2018 ANC Scheme to the Areas of Greatest Natural Constraint, & to highlight the need for an urgent Fodder Crisis package.  Your attendance is very important!

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.

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 24th; Winners: A. McSorley, T. McCarrick, G. Connolly, J. Bourke, M. Marren. Raffle: G. Connolly, M. Lee, P. Doherty.

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

Christmas Hospice Coffee Morning 9th Dec from 11am to 4pm at the home of Majella & Denis Spriggs Carrowrile


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

Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Coffee shop: 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. On Saturday 2nd December another fantastic workshop making Christmas Wreaths.


Dementia Information Evening in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo Thurs, 30th Nov 8pm. Home Instead Senior Care, in partnership with The Alzheimer Society & 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.


Special Olympics Connaught is calling on Sligo to get 'Freezin' for a Reason' this December & raise funds for local athletes with intellectual disabilities. First ever Polar Plunge that will take place at Rosses Point on Dec 9th at 11am. If you are interested sign up on click on Freezin for a Reason go to the Rosses Point event & register there. All monies raised go to supporting athletes with intellectual disabilities in sport & competitions. Plungers who raise more than €70 will also receive a complimentary Polar Plunge T-Shirt. There will be prizes for Fancy dress & best fundraiser also hot food, music & fun. Please contact Maura Kerins on also 071-9118320

Ceolaras Coleman: PJ Murrihy & Seamus Shannon in concert on Sat Dec 2nd at 8.30pm. Early booking is advisable. Phone 071 9182599

Silent RetreatSpiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius at the Alexian Brothers Monastery, Knock, for women aged 18 years & up. From Dec 28thto Jan 1st.  Places are limited. For more info contact 085-8235525. 

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.

There will be an Evening Prayer (approx 30 min) in these three venues on the following dates: Holy Family, Kiltimagh Mon, 4th Dec at 7.30pm, Fr. Peyton Centre, Wed, 6th Dec 7.30pm, Ballymote Church Sun, 10th Dec 7.30pm. Everyone from throughout the twenty-three parishes of the diocese is very welcome to these short Prayer Services & to make special your own personal visit & prayer - individuals & families- to see the Icon in any of these three places over the days of Dec 1st to 11th.


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.

Volunteer English Tutor’s Required: FRC is recruiting volunteers for its Failte Isteach Conversational English Programme. 2 hour class, once a week to a small group of Migrant adult students. No prior teaching experience is required. If you speak English fluently, have some time to spare & like getting out & meeting new people – you are fully qualified! If you would be interested in finding out more about the role please contact Mary in Tubbercurry FRC 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.