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Fri, 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  

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)

Mon 29th               10:00 am              Morning Prayer (M)

Tues 30th               St Aidan (bishop), Bl Mgt Ball & Francis Taylor

10:00 am        Morning Prayer (M)

Wed 31st                St John Bosco (priest)

10:00 am        Morning Prayer (A)

Thurs 1st               St Brigid (abbess) Secondary Patron of Ireland

10:00 am        Morning Prayer (M)

Fri          2nd           The Presentation of the Lord - Candlemas Day

10:00 am        Morning Prayer (A)

Sat 3rd                    St Blaise (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Patricia & Patsy Fallon (M)

12:00 pm        Evelyn & Frank Hunt (M)

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 3rd                    8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sun 4th                   10:00 am              Tommy 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 3rd 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 4th 10am Damien Gallagher (A)

Sunday 4th 11:30am Grainne Marren (M)

1st Reading Job 7:1-4, 6-7. Psalm Ps 146.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23. Gospel Mk 1:29-39.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 4th 11:30am Conor Marren (M)


Gross Contradictions: The present & last two Ministers for Children & the Children's Ombudsman spoke in favour of abortion. The very people who should be protecting life want to terminate life.

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

February 11th 10am (A) Hosey family, Carniara


4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 28th Jan: Focus: God’s desire is to liberate his people so that they fulfil their holy destiny. – Liberation is at the heart of our Scriptures – a freedom that will liberate us from worldly anxieties & concerns, & from all that might hinder us in fulfilling our holy mission. Listening to & obeying God’s Word prevents us from hardening our hearts & distancing ourselves from his presence in our lives.


Achonry Sat 8pm 3rd Feb:  ST. BRIGID  

Achonry Sunday 10am 4th Feb: ST. COLUMBA

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 4th Feb: ST. DECLAN  


Mass for the late Sr. Brigid Mary McGuinness, Marist Sister, in St. John the Evangelist, Tubbercurry on Saturday 3rd February at 11am. Requested by her former colleagues & past pupils from both The Marist Convent Secondary School & St. Attracta’s C.C.

Catholic Schools Week Sunday 28th Jan to Sun 4th Feb: There will be a special Mass for Teachers, Parents, BOM’s & PA’s in Charlestown on Wednesday 31st Jan at 7pm.

Crib Contributions: The Christian Blind Mission (CBM) says a big thank you for this donation amounting to €160.


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.

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.

Find us on facebook and Istagram

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

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.


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

Due to an increase in numbers the Class will continue on Thurs night


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.

Ceolaras Coleman: Seamus, Marianna & Kathryn Tiernan are musicians from Castlebar. They play a lively driven style of traditional music & are a family of great traditional singing both in English & Irish. The concert is on Sat 3rd Feb at 8.30pm. Adm €12. Phone 071 9182599 or

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). Woodwork - (basic) 7 weeks 6.45 - 8.45pm starting Tuesday Jan 30th (€80). No classes during midterm Feb 12th- 16th.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B & Airport Shuttle service from €279 pp. Book any flight - any time & we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call for further info 01 443 4510 or email

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.

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.

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