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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  

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Sun 4th                   10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 5th                  St Agatha (virgin & martyr)

10:00 am        Fr Peter Coleman (M)

Tues 6th Ss Paul Miki & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Fr Padraig O’Grady (M)

Wed 7th                  St Mel (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 8th               St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita

10:00 am        Tessie Hever (M)

Fri          9th           10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 10th                  St Scholastica (virgin)

11:30 am        Kathleen & Pete Johnston (M)

                                         Devotions: Venerable Fr Patrick Peyton

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 10th                  8:00 pm Johnny, Dominic, Annie & dec’d

Feeley family (A

Sun 11th                 10:00 am              Peter, Josie & dec’d Brennan family (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

                                                3:00 pm                 Bishop Kelly’s Installation in Galway  


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





Readers of the Word

Saturday 10th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 11th 10am Francis Brennan (A)

Sunday 11th 11:30am Mary Henry (M)

1st Reading Lev 13:1-2, 44-46. Psalm Ps 31.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 10:31-11:1. Gospel Mk 1:40-45.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 4th 11:30am Kenneth Coleman (M)

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

February 18th 11:30 am (M) Kay family, Achonry.

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 4th Feb: Focus: Let us strive to proclaim the Gospel by our everyday words & actions. – In the Gospel, we hear that the Good News of Jesus is spreading to many towns & villages. Jesus tells his disciples that he has come for the purpose of preaching & teaching. That is our purpose as well. Let us strive to spread the Gospel in our everyday lives.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Concepta Scanlon, (nee Powell), her Month’s Mind Mass in Gurteen on Saturday 10th Feb at 11am, Helen McCarrick, Cloonbaniff, whose anniversary occurs at this time, her anniversary Mass will be celebrated later.  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


Achonry Sat 8pm 10th Feb:  ST. DAVNET  

Achonry Sunday 10am 11th Feb: ST. NATHY

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 11th Feb: ST. ELIZABETH  

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

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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25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Results for last two weeks will be in next week’s Newsletter


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


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.

Far too many people do not understand that life begins at the moment of conception.

TDs & Senators have begun declaring their stances on the 8th Amendment, & debate has begun in the Dáil on the Oireachtas committee's recommendation to allow abortion on demand up to 12 weeks. Most shockingly, we saw Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin come out in favour of both repeal AND the committee's recommendation... & the Taoiseach has told the Dáil that he is "very committed" to a referendum in May.

It's clear that many politicians are caving under political pressure from the abortion supporters. But the good news is, it is the PEOPLE of Ireland who will ultimately decide this question!


Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club: Lotto tickets will be on sale in the coming week from the usual sellers.

Irish summer courses in Banada. Junior cert 23rd-27th July & Leaving cert 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for more details 0874510572

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

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

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.

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

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.

Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Coffee shop: We have a great range of Home Baked Goods, Free Range Eggs, Organic Dexter Beef, Organic Lamb, & Organic Veg by Crimlin Farm, Reggie’s Veggies, & a great selection of Crafts. Reopening on Saturday 3rd March & looking forward to seeing you all again. Check out for updates on Facebook: