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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  

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 16th                  8:00 pm Winnie & Michael Duffy &

dec’d McDonnell & Duffy families (A)

Sun 17th                 10:00 am              Eugene Henry, Uristeen (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 18th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 19th               St Romuald

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Wed 20th               The Irish Martyrs

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 21st             St Aloysius Gonzaga (religious)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri 22nd                  St Paulinus of Nola, Ss John Fisher & Thomas More

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 23rd 12:00 pm              Marie Marren, Streamstown (M)

The Nativity of St John the Baptist

Sat 23rd                  8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sun 24th                 10:00 am              Special 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 23rd 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 24th 10am Sinead O’Brien (A)

Sunday 24th 11:30am Mary Keane (M)

1st Reading Is 49:1-6. Psalm Ps 138.

2nd Reading Acts 13:22-26. Gospel Lk 1:57-66, 80.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 24th 11:30am Aoife Seevers (M)

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Kathleen Kilgannon, (mother of Doris McKim, Branchfield).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Eleventh Sunday on Ordinary Time 17th June: Focus: Even small works can bear fruit in growing the kingdom of God. – The psalmist urges us to give thanks to the Lord & to sing of his kindness & faithfulness. For his loving presence is like a great cedar tree giving shade to those in need & fruit to those who hunger.

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

June 17th 10 am (A) Fallon family, Carrowcarragh

June 24th 11:30 am (M) Healy family, Cloonarara

PARISH WMOF; The Parish initiative for WMOF continues to make its way around the homes in our parish. In order to continue this unbroken spirit of prayer, additional families in the parish are invited to welcome the Chalice into their homes over the coming months. Families are encouraged to sign sheets at church doors to host the Chalice for one week. Through this small gesture we are sharing 'The Gospel of the Family—joy for the world.' 


Achonry Saturday 8pm 23rd June:  ST DAVNER

Achonry Sunday 10am 24th June: ST. NATHY

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 17th June: ST. FRANCIS


PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EXHIBITION: Photos… we will take photos in for a few more weeks (for the last minute folk) ....hundreds of photos in so far....please drop them to Anne Marie Gorman or contact her about collection. 0876235468.. we have been naming as many as possible over the last few we have to start organising them into areas/townlands.....


Community Games County Final’s in Sligo I.T on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June. Assembly for parade at 12.30pm on the 23rd
Tracksuits to be collected at St Nathy’s Hall on Wednesday at 6pm. The very best of luck to all competitors from the committee members.

Icon Painting Workshop October 8-13, 2018 Knock, Alexian Brothers Monastery

Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Take a trip to Drummartin for a great selection of local produce & crafts - summer salads & fresh eggs, home baked bread & organic beef, hand-painted cards & carved wooden spoons. There’s a coffee shop too.

Killoran Church Rathbarron Parish Lunch: On Father’s Day Sunday 17th June in Coach House Rathbarron. Four sittings: 12 noon, 1, 2, & 3pm. Booking is essential. Contact Deb 0719189680 between 6 & 10pm. €15 adult, €10 students, €5 under5 year olds. Proceeds in aid of Parish Funds.

BA (Hons) in Religious Studies Applications are invited for the BA (Hons) in Religious Studies at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), commencing in Sept 2018. Further Info: Programme Chair: Barry McMillan, E-mail: Tel: 091 742472

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


The changing of the Eighth Amendment is "a total betrayal of women & their unborn babies & represents a tragic drift backwards for society rather than a step forward. The Brexit debacle in Britain & Trump hightailing it around the world & thinking he is doing “great” & “tremendous” work while at the same time he can’t get on with his nearest neighbours in Mexico & Canada, well, he wouldn’t hold a candle to the mess our country now finds itself in. We are not a liberal Ireland but a criminal Ireland. A liberal Ireland would allow everyone to live no matter what colour, race, creed or religion, but a criminal Ireland decides who has the right to life, & kills off the most vulnerable of all, the baby in the womb. A country that has fought for equal rights for years now goes against all that by deciding to terminate the life of the unborn baby. How sad? How much lower can our country go? I suppose they will move now to kill off the sick, the terminally ill & the aged! The Same–Sex Marriage Referendum three years ago was run on the pretext of equality. Where was the equality for the baby in the womb in this referendum? In his very last public speech fifty years ago last week Robert Kennedy spoke about tolerance, equality & inclusion. A few minutes later he was assassinated. There’s no tolerance, equality or inclusion for the unborn, they too, are terminated in a few minutes. Kennedy with a bullet, the baby with the stroke of a pen.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Lotto resultsJanuary Draw: Numbers 2, 16, 26, 34. No Winner. Match 3 Ann Gorman, Toberscarden, Enda Kivlehan, Coolaney. February Draw: Numbers 3, 16, 19, 36. No Winner Match 3 Sylvia Gormley, Lavagh. March Draw: Numbers 4, 18, 3, 20. No Winner. Match 3 Gerry Connolly, Michael & Eileen Toolan, Kevin & Sinead O Brien. April Draw: Numbers 16, 2, 34, 7. No Winner. Match 3 Enda Kivlehan, Laura O'Brien, Tony Gormley, Barry Brett, Ian Henry

World Meeting of Families 2018 – Registration on-line to attend World Meeting of Families: For those who wish to attend the events over the days of 21-26 August you must register on-line & tickets will be issued in due course to events at the RDS, (particularly Thursday 23rd August as this is the day for dioceses from the West to attend), the Festival of Families in Croke Park on the Saturday evening & the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park celebrated by Pope Francis. To register individuals & family members visit Also, if you would like to become one of the many volunteers needed to assist during the festival you can register online on this same website.


Coleman Centre: The Shaskeen Céilí Band on Saturday, June 23rd at 8.30pm, this promises to be a sell-out concert so book your tickets to avoid disappointment on 071 9182599 or


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.

Cloonacool Card Game 9pm every Monday during Summer Time.

Free Data Protection Training for Community Groups. If your organisation uses email/phone numbers to contact members, holds database of contact details, uses photographs for social media & promotional opportunities & works with children, older people & vulnerable groups, then you need to be aware of the new Data Protection legislation which came into force in May. County Sligo Leader Partnership Company in partnership with Sligo PPN is holding a free workshop exploring how your organisation might be affected by GDPR & how to practically prepare for the changes. As well as giving a general insight into the impact of GDPR, each workshop will also respond to pre-submitted queries from groups & include a Q&A element to ensure that people leave the session knowing specific actions to take back to their group. The most commonly asked questions at the workshops will also be complied into an FAQ guide to be circulated to all groups registered with the PPN. Groups from South Sligo can attend the Tubbercurry workshop on the 20th June starting at 7pm in Teach Laighne. To book a place call 071 9141138

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


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


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


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

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.