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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 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)

Mon 28th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 29th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 30th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 31st             The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri 1st                     St Justin (martyr)

10:00 am        John & Delia McGowan (M)

8:00 pm          Mass for all Exam Students (A)

Sat 2nd                    Ss Marcellinus & Peter

12:00 pm        Margaret McEneaney, nee Finan (M)

Corpus Christi

Sat 2nd                    8:00 pm Paddy & Kathleen Boland (A)

Sun 3rd                   10:00 am              Robbie Hosey

& dec’d Dillon & Hosey families (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 2nd 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 3rd 10am Damian Gallagher (A)

Sunday 3rd 11:30am Donal Fallon (M)

1st Reading Ex 24:3-8. Psalm Ps 115.

2nd Reading Heb 9:11-15. Gospel Mt 14:12-16, 22:26.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 3rd 11:30am Clara Gallagher (M)

Trinity Sunday 27th May: Focus: Jesus calls us all to relationship with the Triune God, & with one another. – Christ proclaims the three-fold unity of God & commands that we make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, & of the Son, & of the Holy Spirit.

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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

June 10th 10 am (A) Wims family, Castlecawley

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 Maiya Hannon, Carrowneaden.



Achonry Saturday 8pm 2nd June:  ST COLUMBA

Achonry Sunday 10am 3rd June: ST. DAVNET

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 3rd June: ST. CLARE


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: For Achonry & Mullinabreena Choirs on Thursday at 7pm in preparation for Emmet O’Dowd’s Thanksgiving Mass in July.

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. 


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.

The Cancer Support Center have two upcoming fundraises:

WALK FOR CANCER SUPPORT around Gurterslin 30th May, 7.30pm. Registration at Joe Dan's pub 7pm.

CAKE SALE in aid of Cancer Support Centre Tubbercurry on 1st June, 9.30am - 1pm in Roger McCarrick's office, Teeling St

Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, A talk on Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety for Parents, in Ballymote N.S. on Thurs 7th June from 7-9pm. In today’s technology-rich environment most of us feel woefully inadequate when it comes to knowing what our children are really experiencing when they use the internet. This is normal & to be expected. However, as parents we have a fundamental duty of care for our children, & unfortunately that means getting a grasp of the things that our children are experiencing on line. Please spread the word & all are welcome.

FRC Notices: Free Adult Cycling Skills Workshop suitable for adult beginners & novice cyclist will take place at Tubbercurry FRC on Thurs June 14th from 7-8.30pm. Learn to ride a bike with confidence in a small group with friendly instructors. Full lesson will take place in the carpark away from the road & traffic. Bike & helmet provided upon request. Contact Mary in FRC on 0719186926.

Summer Camp for Parents. Lifestart in partnership with FRC will be running an exciting new course for Parents from the 18th-21st June called Sharping Ourselves & Our Children. The course is informal & a place for parents to have fun & learn about how their children develop their emotional & social skills at home. It’s for parents of children aged 0-6 & it’s free. Lunch is provided & a childcare allowance for those who require childcare. For more details & to register contact Colleen or Mary in the FRC on 0719186926.

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.

The North West Simon Community official opening of their charity shop at 4 JFK Parade, Sligo on Thurs 31st May at 4pm. Margaret Heffernan a voluntary Board Member of North West Simon Community will cut the ribbon. This is an invitation to all the community to pop along anytime from 3 to 6 on Thurs May 31st for a cuppa & a chat & you never know what bargain you may find! We hope to see you there. Refreshments served.

RHS Home Care is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area & would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills & care of the older person). Please email you CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

National Learning Network - Training Opportunities: Are you at home because you don't know how to access further training? NLN could help you. We train early school leavers, LCA students & people who would benefit from additional learning supports.  Our Courses will give you the confidence to open up new opportunities for further training. We offer Sports Studies, Employment Skills, Computer Studies courses & more. To get details, contact; (094) 9022770


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: 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