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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  


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)

Mon 15th               St Ita (virgin)

10:00 am        Pat & Mary Ellen Browne

& dec’d of Browne family (M)

Tues 16th               St Fursa (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 17th               St Anthony (abbot)

10:00 am        Margaret Mooney (A)

Thurs 18th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          19th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 20th                  St Fabian (pope), St Sebastian (martyr)

10:00 am        Sonny & Margaret Healy (M)

12:00 pm        James Feely, Lucy Marren &

                                         dec’d of Feely family (M)

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 20th                  8:00 pm Michael McGuinness (M)

Sun 21st                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm




Readers of the Word

Saturday 20th 8pm Karen Henry (M)

Sunday 21st 10am Sinead O’Brien (A)

Sunday 21st 11:30am Caroline Coleman (M)

1st Reading Jon 3:1-5, 10. Psalm Ps 39.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 7:29-31. Gospel Mk 1:14-20.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 20th 8pm Klara Gallagher (M)

Sunday 21st 11:30am Hannah Lee (M)

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

January 28th 10 am (A) Finan family, Lavagh

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 14th Jan: Focus: The Lord continually calls us – do we have ears to hear? – Samuel does not recognize God’s voice, but he is alert & obedient, listening & ready for action. We hear that he ran when called, & another time he rose. Eli gives Samuel the correct response: Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. We live in a world of noise & distraction. Are we ready to answer? Can we even hear?


Mullinabreena Sat 8pm 20th Jan:  ST. AGNES  

Achonry Sunday 10am 20th Jan: ST. NATHY

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 21st Jan ST. BENEDICT  


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Evelyn, Hunt, Ballinvalley, Paddy Carr, Cloonacool, (brother of Henry Carr, Castleoye).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


Achonry National School enrolment forms for 2018/9 are now available at the main doors of both churches.


Clothes Collection: The Parents Association of Achonry N S would like to thank everyone who supported our annual clothes collection for Achonry National School. Your support is much appreciated. Thank you. If you forgot it is still NOT too late to hand in clothes,  just drop them at the Exit door of St Nathy’s Hall Mullinabreena on Monday 15th or Tuesday Morning 16th or contact Michael at 087 6312980. 

Community Games Entry forms will be sent home from school on Tuesday 16th Jan and to be returned no later than Friday 19th Jan

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Fri 12th; Winners: J. Bourke, C. Gallagher, J. Reidy, N. McHugh, L. Walsh.  Raffle: N. McHugh, P. Gallagher, J. Kennedy, H. McGowan.


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

25 Drive in Moylough Community Centre 8.30pm every Wednesday

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Monthly meeting on Mon 15th Jan 9pm, in Coolaney, Community Centre. Lotto tickets will be on sale in the coming week from the usual sellers.

The Poor Clares in Galway are hosting a Cloister day on Saturday, Jan 27th from 10am - 5pm. The day is designed to help young women between the ages of 21 and 40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life with a view to vocation discernment. To book a place contact: Sr. Faustina at:

Corran College Open Evening & Enrolment on Thursday 25th Jan from 7-9pm. Parents, & pupils from 5th & 6th class are invited. For enrolment parents will need to bring Birth certificate & PPS number.

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association invite you to a very important Meeting on Forestry & your Environment in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Friday, 19thJan at 8pm. We're seeing massive growth in the development of commercial forestry across our region, startling facts & figures from recent research are being revealed on this very contentious issue. Your attendance is vitally important to make your voice heard on what are the best solutions for your community's future.


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Fundraising Concert in aid of Ceoláras Coleman

The Coleman Music Centre, annual fundraising concert on Sat 20th Jan at 8.30pm & what a line-up of acts there are instore this year. This show will sell out quickly so book your tickets now on 0719182599 or Tickets €12.00.


Open / Selection Evenings: Thurs. Jan 18th 7.30pm -10pm. Tues Jan 23rd 7.30pm -10pm. In the Samaritans Centre 3 The Mall Sligo.

Degree courses available from Loyola Institute: Liturgical Theology (Dr. Tom Whelan, Thursdays 3-5pm). God: One & Three (Dr. Michael Kirwan, Tuesdays 10-11am, Wednesdays 12-1pm) 

The Development of Wisdom Literature (Dr David Shepherd, Mondays 10-11am & Tuesdays 12-1pm). The Book of Kells: A Theological Reading (Dr Cornelius Casey & Dr Fáinche Ryan, Wednesdays 4-6pm). Ethics & Society in Catholic Traditions (Dr Katie Dunne, Thursdays 10-11am & Fridays 10-11am). 

Further details on these, & other courses on website. We also have a very interesting series of lectures which may be of interest to you. Queries to Helen at or 01/8964790.

The Willoughby Brothers will take to the stage at Sligo Park Hotel on Friday 2nd Feb in aid of North West Hospice. This will be a night to remember & ticket sales are booming. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm.