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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 II  


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)

Mon 22nd               St Vincent (deacon & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 23rd    10:00 am         Private Intention (M)

Wed 24th               St Francis de Sales (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 25th             The Conversion of St Paul (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          26th         Sts Timothy & Titus (bishops)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 27th                  St Angela Merici (virgin & religious)

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 27th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 28th                 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 27th 8pm Megan Finan (M)

Sunday 28th 10am Tara Hosey (A)

Sunday 28th 11:30am Nonie Marren (M)

1st Reading Deut 18:15-20. Psalm Ps 94.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 7:32-35. Gospel Mk 1:21-28.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 27th 8pm Ella Finan (M)

Sunday 28th 11:30am Aoife Seevers (M)


Protect the most vulnerable of all - Life in the womb.

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

February 4th 11:30 am (M) Gilmartin family, Clooncunny

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 21st Jan: Focus: Let us heed God’s call. – How many times do we have to stumble & fall before we realize that following God’s ways, & not our own, leads to happiness & salvation? Let us not resist the Lord, but answer his call.


Mullinabreena Sat 8pm 27th Jan:  ST. CLARE  

Achonry Sunday 10am 28th Jan: ST. ATTRACTA

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 28th Jan ST. DECLAN  


January 27th is the anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Most Rev Brendan Kelly. Bishop Kelly served in Achonry for ten years before his translation to Galway Diocese. His installation as Bishop of Galway takes place on 11th February in Galway Cathedral. We wish him health & happiness in the Diocese where he served as a priest from 1971-2008.

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

Community Games: C. G. Expenditure for year 2017.
Affiliation €230, Medals €298, Swimming pool hire €25, Total cost equals €553. Entry fees for 2017 was €300. Short fall of €253 was covered by residual funds in the account, generated by previous fund raising.

Achonry Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group, meeting on Tuesday 23rd Jan. 9pm in the parochial house. Everyone welcome.

Congratulations to the U14 St Attracta’s Girls on winning the Connacht Title, beating Sacred Heart Westport in the Final in Swinford on Thursday. A number of St Nathy’s players were on the team. Well done.

Experience Cistercian life at Glencairn Abbey for a weekend. Cistercian monks & nuns are called to witness to God in a life of prayer, work, community & contemplation. We invite women who are considering God's call to join us for the weekend to get to know more about the monastic way of life. You can also visit our website for more about Glencairn Abbey.

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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. 

Asthma Collection: Sincere thanks from the Asthma Society for your contributions taken up at the church gate recently amounting to €100.


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

Next Thursday it will be decided if the Class will continue or not.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Fri 19th; Winners: P. Toolan, L. Walsh, J. Browne, P. Toolan, P. Doherty, H. McGowan. Raffle: P. Doherty, A.R. McCann, A.R. McCann, M. Devaney.


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: 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.

Classes for spring 2018 at St Attracta's CS. CAD (Computer Aided Design) - 7 week course (€80) Tuesdays 6.45 to 8.45pm - starting January 30th (for beginners/improvers). Basic Computer classes - 6.30 to 8.30pm starting Tuesday, Jan 30th for 5 weeks (free but you must attend each week)

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.

“Let us remember that every child at its very conception is created for greater things – to love God & to be loved” St (Mother) Teresa.

Take The First Step to Overseas Volunteering! Viatores Christi runs Overseas Volunteer training weekend courses in Dublin - if you are interested in becoming an overseas volunteer or just want to learn more about social justice at home or away, this course is for you. Call us today - Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email for more info.

We thank you for publicising our Mission Month notice in October.  We are beyond delighted with the response that we received - ordinary people who saw the notice on the Mass bulletin responded & now we have a woman preparing for an IT role in Haiti, a retired couple planning to go to Uganda, a young man training to work at a special needs project & another hoping to go to Rwanda. Would you like to help?