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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


2018 Sunday Cycle B, Weekday Cycle I  


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Sat 30th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sun 31st                 10:00 am              Michael & Bea Ann Brennan, Chaffpool (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 1st                  Mary the Holy Mother of God World Day of Peace

10:00 am        Mary Walsh, Carniara (M)

Tues 2nd                 Ss Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen

10:00 am        Joe & Margaret Johnston (M)

Wed 3rd                 The Holy Name of Jesus, St Munchin (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 4th               10:00 am              Bea & John Cunningham (M)

Fri          5th                           St Charles of St Andrew (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

The Epiphany

Fri 5th                    8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sat 6th     10:00 am              People of the Parish (M)


The Baptism of the Lord

Sat 6th                    8:00 pm Mary & James McDonnell (M)

Sun 7th                   10:00 am              Mick Marren, Roadstown (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm




Readers of the Word- Epiphany

Friday 5th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Saturday 6th 10am James McCarrick (M)

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 6th 10am Ella Finan (M)

Readers of the Word

Saturday 6th 8pm Pat O’Donnell (M)

Sunday 7th 10am Ray Wims (A)

Sunday 7th 11:30am Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3. Psalm Ps 104.

2nd Reading Heb 18:11-12, 17-19. Gospel Lk 2:22--40.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 6th 8pm Ciara Lee (M)

Sunday 7th 11:30am Kayleigh Henry (M)


World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

December 31st 10 am (A) McGowan family, Gortnadrass

January 7th 11:30 am (M) Middleton family, Tubbertelly

January 14th 10 am (A) O’Brien family, Tubberdur


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph 31st Dec: Focus: Families are the domestic church, cultivating a family life centered on Christ. – Most people first experience faith within their family, where it is planted & nurtured. Mary & Joseph nurtured Jesus in the ways of faith, & helped him to grow in wisdom through their love & commitment to him & to each other, & through their obedience to Scripture & Tradition. It is through our trust in God & our love for one another that we bring Christ to life in our own families & communities.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Paddy Joe Hunt, Mullinabreena South.   

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


Achonry Friday 8pm 5th Jan: ST. BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sat 10am 6th Jan: ST. BENEDICT  

Mullinabreena Sat 8pm 6th Jan:  ST. CLARE  

Achonry Sunday 10am 7th Jan: ST. COLUMBA

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 7th Jan ST. DECLAN  


Baptism: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Lucy Marie Taaffe, Lavagh.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations & best wishes to Shane Marren, Streamstown, & Kelly Blenkey, Tubbercurry. Their marriage took place in Tubbercurry on Friday 22nd December.  

We wish them health & happiness

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Fri 22nd; Winners: N. McHugh, J. Bourke, J. Kennedy, M. McCarthy, J. Brennan. Raffle: Cm. Gallagher, T. McCarrick, P. Henry, J. Bourke, P. Cryan.


The next Cloonacool Card Game will be Monday 8th January.

25 Drive in Moylough Community Centre 8.30pm every Wednesday


Coleman Centre: "Cherish the Ladies" on Sun Jan 7th at 8.00pm. Booking on 071 9182599 or

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - The County Scor Na nÓg Table Quiz (Teams of 4) on Sunday 7th Jan at 3pm, in Coolaney Community Centre. This is an U17 competition. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Eugene Henry before 4th January.

Christmas Concert: Sincere thanks to all the performers & supporters. It was a great night of music, song, dance, poetry & comedy.

The Parents Association of Achonry N.S. Annual CLOTHES COLLECTION on Friday 12th Jan at Achonry NS 2-3pm. At St Nathy’s Hall 7-8pm on 12th, & Saturday 13th Jan 10am-12noon. Keep Packing! Please inform Family, Neighbours & Friends. For more info ring 087 6312980.

Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry, on Thursday, 4th Jan 4:30-8pm. As always & especially after Christmas, the call goes out; 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. Better than any other gift given at Christmas Within three weeks of donation you can be assured your blood will have assisted in saving someone’s life. No greater gift is possible.

And You Shall be My Witness - 'One Life is worth more than the whole world' Fr. Michael Shields from Magadan, Russia will be in Sligo Holy Cross Friary, High Street for a night of prayer & healing on Thurs January 4th. Fr Michael has appeared on EWTN & has given many talks & missions around the world. His testimony & witness is very powerful & he will be speaking about the importance of family life & healing. Starts at 7pm & will include the Holy Rosary, Mass & a Eucharistic Healing Service with music. All are very welcome to come along & join us on this very special night. Please bring along a friend.


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.

Save the 8th Amendment: On the 28th December we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Innocents, all the infants that were put to death by Herod & his armies around the time of the birth of Jesus. Herod’s armies are now in many countries throughout the world & their target is no longer the infant but the baby in the womb. Please save our most vulnerable – the baby in the womb – by saving the 8th amendment.


Towards Peace: Christmas & New Year is often a time when we are reminded of our deeper selves & deepest hopes, & deepest pain. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context, & who are seeking to explore the spiritual impact of the abuse. If you have been abused & would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God & spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you: / 01 505 3028.

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