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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  

The Ascension of the Lord

Sat 12th                  8:00 pm Seamus Conlon (M)

Sun 13th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 14th               St Matthias (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 15th               St Carthage (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 16th               St Brendan (abbot)

10:00 am        James & Mary Ann Davey & dec’d family (A)

Thurs 17th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri 18th                  St John I (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 19th                  10:00 am              Tom & Mai O’Dowd, Rinbane (M)

Pentecost Sunday

Sat 19th                  8:00 pm Patrick Henry, Strandhill & Carrowmore (M)

Sun 20th                 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 19th 8pm Martin Golden (M)

Sunday 20th 10am Damian Gallagher (A)

Sunday 20th 11:30am Nonie Marren (M)

1st Reading Acts: 2:1-11. Psalm Ps 103.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13. Gospel Jn 20:19-23.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 19th 8pm Conor Marren (M)

Sunday 20th 11:30am Hannah Lee (M)

The Ascension of the Lord 13th May: Focus: Go & preach the Gospel to the whole world. – Through his passion, death & resurrection Jesus has defeated sin & death. When Jesus ascends into heaven, he does not abandon us, but goes to that place for which we all long. He does not leave us orphans, but sends the gift of the Holy Spirit.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Johnny Johnston, Cloonarara, Michael McCarrick, Doomore & Ballina, (nephew of Johnny Johnston), Mary Clancy, Sligo, (sister of Peter & Patsy Marren, Bridget (Bridie) Hone, Knock, (sister of the late Michael & Owen McGuinness), Charlie Armstrong, (father-in-law of Mary Teresa (Lee) Armstrong), Sr Mary Christopher (Nora) Sweeney, Fiji, (aunt-in-law of Johnny Johnston), Barry Hughes, Lough Gowna, Cavan, (brother-in-law of Tommy Kilcoyne, Achonry), funeral Mass on Sunday.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

May 13th 11:30 am (M) Coleman family, Tubbercurry / Carniara.

May 20th 10 am (A) Henry family Carntavy

May 27th 11:30 am Marren family, Streamstown, (Sean & Sylvia) (M)

If any other families would like to be on the rota to receive the Holy Family Emblem, the Prayer Leaflets & the Chalice, please put your name on the list at the church door.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 19th May:  ST ELIZABETH

Achonry Sunday 10am 20th May: ST. ATTRACTA

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 20th May: ST. FRANCIS

A 3k Family Fun Walk will take place on Sunday 27 May at 1.30pm from Achonry National School. This is ideal for all the family, grandparents, extended family & members of our community & beyond to get together & walk & talk, get some fresh air in a safe environment. Refreshments served at the school after the walk. This is a school fundraiser & all proceeds go to Achonry National School. Entry €10 per family or €5 per individual adult or donate. Register at 1pm.  Activities for kids after the walk at the school. We hope all families will be represented at this walk. Please support. 

Choir Practice: On Friday 18th May at 7pm in Mullinabreena Church in preparation for Emmet O’Dowd’s Thanksgiving Mass in July. Members of Mullinabreena & Achonry Choirs are asked to attend.

‘Silent Day’ The children of Achonry National School are preparing for their Silent Day which takes place on 25th May in the school. A day welcomed by all the teachers & staff! Sponsorship cards €1 per line & the children are collecting over the next two weeks. 


Special Days on Lough Derg: Day of Friendship & Prayer Wed 16th May. Arrival 10:30am / Departure 3:00pm. Guest Speaker – Revd Dr Laurence Graham, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland. Keynote address 12 noon followed by Prayer Service. Adm €25/£22 includes boat fare, refreshments on arrival & lunch.

Care for Creation Sat 19th May. Arrival from 9.15am/Departure from 4.15pm. Guest Speakers – Sr Nellie McLaughlin & Jonny Hanson. Begins 10.30am includes refreshments on arrival, lunch & closing prayer service. Adm €45/£40. Advance booking is essential.  Tel. (0035371 9861518)    Email

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fri 11th May; Winners: G. Connolly, L. Walsh, H. McGowan, PGallagherRaffle: M. McCarthy & others. Game again for GAA next Friday 18th May 9pm.



Registration for pre-school children eligible for the ECCE Scheme will take place on Friday, 18th May at Knock na Shee Pre-school from 9.30 – 11am. The birth date for eligibility is 2 years & 8 months as @ 1st September 2018. Looking forward to meeting you then. For further information please contact Caroline Coleman on 087 2250049.

A public meeting on Friday 18th May 9pm at Benada Abbey hall. Everybody welcome & do come out to hear what the consequences of repealing the 8th amendment means. Guest speakers include Declan Ganley, Peadar Tóibín, Michael Farrington, Dr Marie Donavan.

Film Night at Ox Mountain Heritage Centre, Aclare, Friday 18th May 7-9.30pm, film starts 7.15pm. Look forward to seeing you there.

The AGM of Sligo Greenway Co-op in the Yeats County Inn, Curry, on Wed 23rd May at 8:30 PM. All shareholders are invited to attend.

Real Tubber FC are holding an EGM in St. Brigid's Hall, on Monday, 14th May at 9pm. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a committee of officers. The Club invites all members, parents & coaches to attend & to have their say on how the Club will be run.

Play in Ballintogher Hall, 3 Act Comedy 'Loophole ' by Acorn Players on Thurs 17th & Fri 18th May at 8.30pm. A great night of laughter and entertainment assured. All welcome

PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EXHIBITION: The collection of photos for the upcoming exhibition is going very well....we are trying to get a few photos from every house in the parish....old & not so old ....please drop them to Anne Marie Gorman or contact her about collection. 0876235468......all will be returned after the event.

it was a great day last year, please help us make it even better this year📷


Three points to bring up in conversation

  • If this referendum passes, abortion will be allowed in Ireland up to 12 weeks, for any reason.
  • An unborn child has a heartbeat at 21 days.
  • It is profoundly unjust to remove the right to life of the unborn child from our Constitution. The government should not be given the power to determine whether a person lives or dies.

VOTE NO on May 25th Lives depend on it

"Speak to your families, your children and grandchildren, friends and colleagues about cherishing the precious gift of life at all times from conception to natural death" Archbishop Eamon Martin

World Meeting of Families 2018 – To attend the Festival of Families in Dublin during the 21 – 26 August you must register on-line for tickets to the events & to the closing Mass with Pope Francis. Please visit to register as early as possible as booking is essential. Only those who will have tickets will be admitted to the various events during these days.

Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Call in for coffee & cakes. Organic Dexter beef - a slow maturing well-marbled beef, rich in omega 3 un-saturated fats, also organic lamb, organic vegetables, soup, eggs & home baked bread & local craft items. If anyone wishes to sell at the market please contact Erin on: 086 3703145.


Please join us for an afternoon of Prayer & Reparation for the protection of the Unborn & in Reparation for the ways Ireland has turned away from God, on Sunday May 13th (Feast of Our Lady of Fatima) from 2 - 5pm (Mass included) in St. Anne's Church, Shanvaghera, Knock, (one mile from Knock Village).Please come along, urgent prayer is needed. For more info contact: Human Life International, Knock. Tel: 094-9375993.


Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima: Day of Prayer and Reflection Sunday 13th May in the Fr. Peyton Centre. 12 noon - Joyful Mysteries & Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 1.30 pm - Refreshments. 2.15 pm - Sorrowful Mysteries. 3 pm - Mass. Followed by the Glorious Mysteries. 

Confession available. Contact the Fr. Peyton Centre for details 096 45374


Killala- Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the leadership of Bishop John Fleming, Killala & Very Rev. Dermot Meehan, Administrator of Achonry. Spiritual Directors: Fr. Tom Doherty, Killala & Fr. John Maloney Achonry. From the 2nd to 7th September, departs from Ireland West Airport Knock. 5 nights in full board accommodation in the Hotel Agena. Price €723- (single rooms available, supplement applies). Contact: Michael Walkin, Ballina, JWT on 086-6080763. Assisted/Invalid Pilgrim Section: Eileen O’Brien on 086-4013897