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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  

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)

Mon 21st                Ss Christopher Magallanes & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 22nd               St Rita of Cascia (religious)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 23rd               10:00 am              Jack & Mona Mulligan

& dec’d O’Boyle family (A)

Thurs 24th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri 25th                  St Bede, St Gregory VII, St Mary M. de’Pazzi

10:00 am        Martin & Katie Rogan, daughter Catherine

& dec’d. Rogan & Brett families (A)

Sat 26th                  St Philip Neri (priest)

10:00 am        Michael & Margaret Scanlon

& sons Michael & Peter (M)

The Most Holy Trinity

Sat 26th                  8:00 pm Dick & Christy Ruttledge (M)

Sun 27th                 10:00 am              Batty Doddy (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 26th 8pm Maureen Lee (M)

Sunday 27th 10am Sinead O’Brien (A)

Sunday 27th 11:30am James McCarrick (M)

1st Reading Deut 4:32-34, 39-40. Psalm Ps 32.

2nd Reading Rm 8:14-17. Gospel Mt 28:16-20.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 26th 8pm Ciara Lee (M)

Sunday 27th 11:30am Ella Finan (M)

Pentecost Sunday 20th May: Focus: The Christian life is a response to the invitation into the life of God – who is Father, Son & Holy Spirit. – The same Christ who appeared to the disciples in the Upper Room is with us in the Mass today, offering us life with him today & for eternity. Let us respond to his invitation.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Maura Fahey, Ballinacarrow, (sister-in-law of Anna Gilmartin, Rinbane).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

May 20th 10 am (A) Henry family Carntavy

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

June 3rd 10 am (A) Scanlon family, Mullinabreena South

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.


Baptism: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Ríona Maureen Fleming, Muckelty.



Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 26th May:  ST AGNES

Achonry Sunday 10am 27th May: ST. BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 27th May: ST. BENEDICT


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. 

A Parents Association Meeting on Wed 23rd May at 9pm in St Nathy’s Hall in connection with the Family Walk (see above). Anyone interested in helping with Parking, Stewarding, Registration, Catering etc please 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. 

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall on Fri 18th May; Winners: J. Brennan, Cm. Gallagher. Raffle: M. McCarthy, J. Reidy, P. McCormack, G. Connolly, L. Walsh. The Card Game will resume next backend.

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.

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 Last year was a great success, help us make this one even better. Please sign PETITION at door of church to highlight the deterioration of Court Abbey.

Annual Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 20th May. The Ceremonies begin at 2:30pm with Anointing of the Sick. Mass at 3pm. Those who are ill are especially welcome & will be well cared for. Confession available. All welcome.   

House Concert: Freddie White will play at Moy River Folk Club (Moy River B&B, Cloonacool) Friday 25th May 8pm. Booking essential on 087 2512030.

Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Coming up on Saturday 9th June our Birthday Bash. There will be live music, guest sellers & a barbecue. Plus our usual great selection of local produce & crafts. We are also introducing ‘zero waste’ rice, oats &flour - bring your own container & pay by weight. Why not take a seat in the coffee shop & enjoy some fabulous homemade cake while you are here.


VOTE NO on May 25th - Lives depend on it

Article 40.3.3 was inserted into the Constitution as the result of a referendum in 1983. The Article says that the unborn has a right to life & that the mother has an equal right to life. In 1992 the Article was interpreted that a termination of pregnancy is permitted when there is a risk of life to the mother, including a risk of suicide. If you vote YES the termination of pregnancy will be allowed without any conditions. No court, no State, no politician, no study group, no international organization, no individual has the right to pass the death sentence on the unborn child. Silence is taken as agreement & evil flourishes when good people are silent. Let your voice be heard - Human life is sacred – vote NO.

     Do you need a lift to the polling station? As you know a referendum on Ireland's 8th Amendment in being held next Friday, 25th May. It's essential that all of us make our voice heard on this important issue of protecting unborn babies & their mothers. Do you or someone you know need a lift to the polling station? If so please email & volunteers will get in touch to assist, phone 01 662 9275 or sign up here


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.


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


Family Carers: Are you caring for a family member at home? A spouse, a partner or a close relative or neighbour? Then you are a Family Carer, become a member of Family Carers Ireland and benefit from a local and national network that helps family carers who need advice and that informs and influences Government policy relating to home-based care.   As a member you can also avail of our exclusive deals.  For more information call 05793 22920 or visit our website

Cloonacool Card Game 9pm every Monday during Summer Time.


Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 28th April. Sincere thanks to Maureen Lee, Co-ordinator, & all the parents who helped with the "Do this in Memory" programme. Congratulations to the children of our parish who were confirmed on 15thApril. We express our gratitude to the principal, teachers & staff of Achonry N.S. for their commitment & dedication. A particular word of thanks to the teachers of our sacramental classes, & to the choir who enhanced our ceremonies. Also to all who cleaned & prepared the Church. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your families, & we hope these sacraments has enriched the lives of your families. I invite you to joyously witness to Jesus with lives built on faith & love.

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

 Lough Derg 2018: Season opens for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Retreats continue on May 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28. Three Day Pilgrimage Season begins on Friday 1st June.


Scripture Summer School at Knock Shrine 13-16 June

Facilitated by Fr Kieran O'Mahoney & Jessie Rogers. As hearers of the Word, we explore the Word of God with open hearts, open minds and open lives. The first 2 dates (13th & 14th) will be offered to the clergy and final 2 dates (15th & 16th) are open to all. The focus will be on St Mark's Gospel. Knock House Hotel. €100 per two days (includes lunch). To book phone (094) 93 75355 or email:  faithrenewal@knockshrine.ieAccommodation packages available from Knock House Hotel. View the full programme at

Be a voice for the VOICELESS. Unborn babies need YOU to speak out on their behalf. It’s vital to save the 8thThe referendum is not about limited abortion in certain circumstances. It is a referendum about abortion on demand.

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