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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  

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)

Mon 4th                  Ss Charles Lwanga & Companions, St Kevin

10:00 am        Mickey & Evelyn Gannon (M)

Tues 5th                 St Boniface (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Wed 6th                  St Norbert, St Jarlath

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 7th               St Colman (bishop)

10:00 am        Joe & Mary Brennan, & Peter & Terry (M)

Fri 8th    The Most Sacred Heart

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Sat 9th                    St Columba (Colum Cille) (abbot & missionary)

12:00 pm        Johnny Johnston (M)

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 9th                    8:00 pm Minnie & Tommy O’Donnell (A)

Sun 10th                 10:00 am              Michael & Bridget Gannon (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 9th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 10th 10am Tara Hosey (A)

Sunday 10th 11:30am Mary Henry (M)

1st Reading Gn 3:9-15. Psalm Ps 129.

2nd Reading 2 Cor 4:13-5:1. Gospel Mt 3:20-35.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 10th 11:30am Kayleigh Henry (M)

Corpus Christi Sunday 3rd June: Focus: There are many reasons people give for no longer going to church. There is one great reason to attend. It is here as a community of believers we receive the most precious & sacred of all gifts from God, the most sacred gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Alvis Kalvelis, (father of Ramone Nauciene, Tubbertelly.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

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



Achonry Saturday 8pm 9th June:  ST NATHY

Achonry Sunday 10am 10th June: ST. ATTRACTA

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 10th June: ST. DECLAN

Well done Achonry NS Girls on winning the Cumann na mBunscoil 4 teacher final in Markievicz Park last weekend. Last time the girls won it was 1994.


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.

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.

The Parents Association of Achonry NN.S. would like to thank everyone who supported our sponsored walk on Sunday last at the school. It was great to see so many Parents, Children, Grandparents, Past-pupils & Parishioners taking part in the walk. €650 was collected for the school. Thank you to all who helped out & we appreciate all the support given.

The Banada Abbey Darkness Into Light Committee wish to thank all who participated in the recent walk to raise funds for Pieta House. A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the organisation of what was another special occasion. Pieta House have informed us that a total of €15,109 has been raised as a result of this year’s walk at Banada Abbey. Well done to all.

Coleman Music Centre: Oisin MacDiarmada, Samantha Harvey & Daithi Gormley will perform on June 9th at 8.30pm, Adm €12.

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.

  A Yes vote was not a vote for women’s rights it was a vote for this, (see image, the real image was too horrific to publish). On behalf of unborn babies thanks to the 218 (48%) who voted No in St Nathy’s Hall & in Killoran.

   It’s sad when we have come to a point in our history where the Taoiseach & others can celebrate the removal of the right to life of unborn babies before a cheering crowd? But, come to think of it, Hitler & his cronies were celebrating in 1939, where were they in 1945?

   A former Auschwitz prisoner said: “Dr Mengele was capable of being so kind to the children, to have them become fond of him, to bring them sugar, to think of small details in their daily lives, & to do things we would genuinely admire ... And then, next to that, ... the crematoria smoke, & these children, tomorrow or in a half-hour, he is going to send them there. Well, that is where the anomaly lay”. We all know how that ended. Those who admire the work of our Taoiseach & our Minister for Health & many more of our Political Party leaders need to open their eyes to the evil & injustice they are inflicting on the most vulnerable & voiceless, the baby in the womb. Simon Harris said “For far too long we have buried our head in the sand in this country.” Now he thinks he can solve the health problems of our country by burying our unborn babies. Since when did abortion become a solution to a health problem? Maybe he should start with trying to bury the ‘super-bug’ that’s killing a lot of our hospital patients.  

   Locally, we can’t extend Court Abbey Cemetery because we may disturb an archaeological site that may or may not exist. We can’t build a new filtration system to get rid of the cryptosporidium that has left the water supply unfit to drink because we might destroy or terminate the life of a rare snail whose habitat is around Lough Talt. We can’t cut the hedgerows at certain times of the year because we might disturb the bird’s nests & kill the birds in the eggs that are hatching. There are laws for protecting birds & snails & many endangered species, & at the same time our country votes for the termination of life in the womb. A sad day & a very mixed up country with an even more mixed up Minister for Health & Taoiseach.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Monthly meeting on Monday 4th June at 9.30pm, in St. Nathy's Hall.

Choir Practice: For Achonry & Mullinabreena Choirs on Thursday at 8pm in preparation for Emmet O’Dowd’s Thanksgiving Mass in July.

World Meeting of Families Choir members from each diocese are invited to participate in the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August at 3pm. The diocese of Achonry have been allotted 36 places - consisting of 11 sopranos, 11 altos, 7 tenors, & 7 basses. Anyone who may be interested have to be Garda vetted, present photo ID & must be able to attend some choir practices at regional & national level in the coming weeks. If you are interested please contact Mary Gilroy on 086 8450038 by this Tuesday, 5th June.

All first communion children & their families are invited to a special Mass on Sunday June 10th at 12 noon in the Basilica, Knock. The children are welcome to wear their communion clothes & will actively participate in the Mass, making it a happy & memorable family occasion. Further Information from Monica Morley on 094-9388100.


The Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry are holding their AGM in St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday 7th June at 8pm. New members are welcome.

‘Sports Saturday’ for Men’s Health Week will take place on Saturday 16th June in the Bunninadden Sports & Leisure Centre from 12noon to 4.15pm. This event will comprise of a variety of sporting activities eg: Archery, Boxing, Cycling, Badminton, Bowling, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Kurling, Fitness Circuits etc. with qualified coaches. The activities will be adapted by the coaches based on the men’s abilities so that there will be sporting activities for everyone’s age & ability. With the men’s feedback hopefully we can organise some of these activities in Bunninadden & surrounding areas in the future & also help these men in linking with various local clubs & activities. This event will be a social afternoon for the men to have a chat with friends, meet new people & enjoy some refreshments.

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.


Christmas Pilgrimage Group to the Holy Land Ex Dublin 19th – 27th December 2018. Trace the Footsteps of Jesus, taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room & Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea & Sea of Galilee. Contact James Treacy 061921470 or 0860572216. Payments can be made in instalments & it’s perfectly safe to go at the moment otherwise you will get your money back if cancelled.


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.