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Sun, 2018

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 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              Funeral Mass: Evelyn Hunt (M)

Mon 8th                  10:00 am              Kathleen & P. J. Nevin (M)

Tues 9th                 10:00 am              Johnny & Liam Feeley (M)

Wed 10th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 11th             10:00 am              Peter Marren, Dublin & Streamstown (M)

Fri          12th         10:00 am              Joe Hunt & Molly Woods (A)

Sat 13th                  St Hilary (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        People of the Parish (M)

                               Devotions: Venerable Fr Patrick Peyton

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 13th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 14th                 10:00 am              John Stenson (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm




Readers of the Word

Saturday 13th 8pm Brian Marren (M)

Sunday 14th 10am Eoghan Scanlon (A)

Sunday 14th 11:30am Maureen Lee (M)

1st Reading 1 Sam 3:3-10, 19. Psalm Ps 39.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20. Gospel Jn 1:35-42.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 13th 8pm Kenneth Coleman (M)

Sunday 14th 11:30am Conor Marren (M)


World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

January 21st 11:30 am (M) Dolan family, Achonry

The Baptism of the Lord 7th Jan: Focus: Through his baptism by John in the Jordan, Jesus expresses his solidarity with all of humanity in their longing for the fulfilment of the kingdom of God. – We gather this day, the last day of the Christmas season, to affirm our faith in the coming of God’s kingdom, offered to us in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Let us be renewed in our common baptismal vocation to share the Gospel with others.


Mullinabreena Sat 8pm 13th Jan:  ST. ELIZABETH  

Achonry Sunday 10am 14th Jan: ST. DAVNET

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 14th Jan ST. FRANCIS  


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Evelyn, Hunt, Ballinvalley, Bea Marren, London, (aunt of Joe Marren, Streamstown), Concepta Scanlon, Portmarnock, (sister of Monica Wynne [Roger], Castlecawley, Concepta’s Months Mind Mass in Gurteen on a date to be arranged), Patsy Cooke, formerly of Tubbertelly whose anniversary occurs at this time.  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Fri 5th; Winners: J. Kennedy, M. Devaney, M. Fleming, L. Walsh. Raffle: M. Lee, M. Devaney, L. Walsh.


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

25 Drive in Moylough Community Centre 8.30pm every Wednesday

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.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - A.G.M. on Sunday 7th January at 7pm, in Coolaney, Community Centre.

South Sligo AC, in conjunction with Sligo Sports Partnership are delighted to launch this year’s couch 25K  programme alongside a 5-10K training group. Registration for the C25K programme takes place next Thursday, the 11th January, from 8-9pm in St. Brigid's Hall. The training sessions take place from 7-8 pm on Thursdays & Sundays. With the first session commencing on Sunday the 14th January, meeting at Tubbercurry library car park at 7pm. As a result of funding from Sligo Sports Partnership, regarding the Healthy Heart initiative, we are running this course at the lower price of €40. 

Registration for Junior, Senior & families on Tuesday 9th Jan in St Attracta's Secindary School hall from 7-8:15pm. All club members must be registered before taking part in training for insurance purposes.


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.

Christmas Collection: THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Christmas Collection which was taken up recently, & your generosity in all collections throughout the year.


Film Night at Ox Mountain Heritage Centre, Aclare, will return Friday 9th February, 7-9.30pm. The film choices will have a romantic theme to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day! As the film night is run by volunteers, we would love some more help so if you have any time to spare to put up posters, etc call 089 2465155.

Chiropody/Podiatry service provided in Ballymote Pharmacy by Podiatrist Elaine Igoe. For an appointment please call 071 91 83320.

Elaine also provides clinics at Step Ahead Foot Care in Ballina & appointments can be made by calling 087 6001324.


Odyssey Parenting Your Teen: Would you like to strengthen your relationship with your teen? Would you like to learn skills around promoting self-esteem in your young person? Then this is the course for you! Parenting Northern Ireland has developed a breakthrough programme for parents of teenagers which has been proven to be one of the most effective in the UK. This programme is now being offered in Sligo. 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. Tubbercurry FRC will be rolling out the Odyssey programme in late January. 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 contact Mary on 0719186926. The programme will run subject to numbers.

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

The Cancer Support Group (for those who have or had cancer) is on In the Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling. Support Group meeting on 1stWed in Feb 2018. Please ring the centre for more info 089 4480527.






















+ 30 Confirmed in 2016. (Confirmation every 2nd year). * 59 Confirmed in 1966, & 92 Confirmed in 1916. (Confirmation every 3rd year).