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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  

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 

Mon 12th               10:00 am              John Mahon (M)

Tues 13th               10:00 am              Sean Johnston (M)

Wed 14th               Ash Wednesday Day of fast & abstinence

10:00 am        Maggie & Joe Johnston Jnr (M)

8:00 pm          Margaret Mooney (A)

Thurs 15th             10:00 am              Tessie Hever (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Fri          16th         10:00 am              Michael James & Margaret Jane Marren (M)

                                        7:30 pm             Peter Smythe (A)

Sat 17th                  St Fintan (abbot), 7 Holy Founders of Servite Order

10:00 am        Lil Conlon, Mullaghanarry (M)

First Sunday of Lent

Sat 17th                  8:00 pm Ita Moran, Rinbane (A)

Sun 18th                 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 17th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 18th 10am Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 18th 11:30am Michael Toolan (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 18th 11:30am Kayleigh Henry (M)

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

February 25th 10am (A) Brennan family, Mullinabreena South

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11th Feb: Focus: Sin separates us from God. – In the same way that leprosy separated people from their communities until they were healed, sin separates us from God until we ask for forgiveness & healing. Let us have the faith of the leper in today’s Gospel, & believe in the healing words & touch of Jesus when it is our time to need forgiveness.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Margaret Gormalley, Castlecawley, (nee Coleman, Carniara), 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 17th Feb:  ST. ATTRACTA  

Achonry Sunday 10am 18th Feb: ST. BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sun 11:30am 18th Feb: ST. FRANCIS  


LENT: The time to repent & turn back to God is now. The Gospel tells us how to approach that renewal of our lives. It puts before us the remedy in prayer, fasting & almsgiving. These three strands of Lenten observance are as ancient as Christianity itself. There is no substitute for them.‘Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. If we have not all three together, we have nothing,’ St Peter Chrysologus.

Join with people all over Ireland in the Lenten Crusade for Life. Why not offer up your prayer & fasting during Lent for the Protection of the Unborn? Perhaps you may like to say the rosary each day, do some form of fasting or have Mass offered for the protection of Life. Starting February 14th finishes April 1st. For flyers on the crusade, please contact: Human Life International (Ireland) on 094-9375993 or email:

The following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Friday penance:

  • Abstaining from meat or some other food;
  • Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking;
  • Making a special effort at involvement in Family prayer;
  • Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays;
  • Visiting the Blessed Sacrament;
  • Making the Stations of the Cross;
  • Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving what is saved to the needy;
  • Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.

From the statement on Friday Penance issued by the Bishops' Conference, 2010


Enrollment Forms for Knock na Shee Pre-school for Sept 2018 are now available.  Please Contact Caroline Coleman on 087 2250049 for more info.


Cloonacool Players stage Sam Cree's hilarious comedy, Cupid Wore Skirts on the 10th & 11th Feb at 8pm in Cloonacool CC.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Monthly meeting on Tuesday 13th February at 9pm, in St. Nathy's Hall.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fridays at 8:30pm. Fri 26th; Winners: P. Toolan, F. Gilmartin, Cm. Gallagher Raffle: P. Doherty, C. Gallagher, N. McHugh, P. Gallagher. Fri 2nd; Winners: M. Devaney, J. Kennedy, N. McHugh, P. Henry. Raffle: G. Connolly, N. McHugh, F. Gilmartin, P. Doherty. Fri 9th; Winners: P. Henry, T. McCarrick, L. Walsh, C. Gallagher, N. McHugh. Raffle: G. Connolly, L. Walsh, M. Devaney, M. Devaney, B. McCaul.

Classes for spring 2018 at St Attracta's CS. (Booking essential 0719120814, email CAD (Computer Aided Design) - 7 week course (€80) Tuesdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm starting Feb 27th. (for beginners /improvers). Basic Computer classes - 6.30 to 8.30pm starting Tuesday, Feb 27th (only a few spaces remaining). Woodwork - (basic) 7 weeks 6.30 to 8.30pm starting Tuesday Feb 27th (€80).

North Connaught College Open Evening: Tubbercurry on Thurs 1st March, 3-6pm for PLC & VTOS courses. School leavers & adults are all welcome.  Teachers, Guidance Counsellor, Student Support Tutor & current students will be available to deal with any queries or questions that you may have. There will be taster sessions in some of the various courses e.g Beauty Therapy, IT/Business, Childcare, Nursing & Healthcare. More info on or on or call 0719185035.

Tubbercurry Twinning Group are planning a trip to Cutigliano in the Tuscany region of Italy May 8th – 13th. A Group from Tubbercurry’s Twinning town Viarmes in France will be joining our group. We will be travelling from Dublin to Pisa & onward to Cutigliano, will stay in local hotel & some suggestions for activities while there are Forest walks, an urban hike in the city of Lucca, trip to Chianti & visit a winery, & to cheese making or visit olive oil company. If you are interested contact or call to South Sligo Tourism & Community office, Humbert St. Tubbecurry.


The Phoenix Players present "Buried Child" by Sam Shephard in St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday, 15th & Friday, 16th Feb at 8pm.  Great night’s entertainment assured.

The Irish Natura & HIll Farmers Association (INHFA) are holding a protest rally in Drumshambo on Monday 12th Feb at 10.30 am at the DAFM Offices to protest the handling of the Fodder crisis.

The 2018 Basic Payment Scheme has opened for applications. It is open early this year as there are no more paper applications being accepted.  If you are one of the 16000 applicants who has been informed by the DAFM that your application must be filed online this year call Siobhan Ward on 0879193371. We are available to help on Saturdays & Sundays.

Important Public Meeting on Sat 17th Feb at 7 pm, to Protect & Save the 8th Amendment. Venue: Clayton Hotel in the Canice Major Chapel. Speakers: Bernadette Smyth- Precious Life Belfast. Declan Ganley, Dr Judy Ceannt - MB,DCH ,DOBST. All welcome.

Will you host a Tea Day for your local Simon Community?

Thurs 22nd Feb is Tea Day in aid of North West Simon Community, the local homeless charity. If you are interested in hosting a Tea Day please contact Mary on 087 7708865. Anyone can host a Tea Day with family, friends, work colleagues or neighbours. Your club, school, hospital or restaurant/café can get involved.


Are you finding it difficult to care for your feet? Experiencing pain in your lower limbs or feet? Are you a diabetic? If so, a regular check up on your feet by a professional is essential. Podiatrist/Chiropodist Elaine Igoe of Step Ahead Footcare in Ballina provides a Clinic in Ballymote Pharmacy on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month. Next Clinic Tuesday 20th February. To book an appointment please call the pharmacy on 0719183320


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.

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

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.

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.

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