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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 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)

Mon 25th               9:00 am Private Intention (M)

Tues 26th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

                                                11:30 am              Mass in Achonry School

Wed 27th               St Cyril of Alexandria (bishop & doctor of Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 28th             St Irenaeus (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Matt Colleary (M)

Fri 29th                  Ss Peter & Paul (apostles)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 30th                  The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

10:00 am        Patrick & Mary Rooney (M)

12:00 pm        Bridget Connolly, Carrowkeel (A)

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 30th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (A)

Sun 1st                    10:00 am              Richard Goulden & dec’d. family (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm







Readers of the Word

Saturday 30th 8pm Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 1st 10am Martina Brennan (A)

Sunday 1st 11:30am Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading Wis 1:13-15, 2:23-24. Psalm Ps 29.

2nd Reading Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15. Gospel Mt 5:21-43.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 1st 11:30am Hannah Lee (M)

The Nativity of St John the Baptist 24th June: Focus: John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus & his ministry. – God’s plan for salvation, coming to be through his chosen people who freely say “yes,” includes John the Baptist who prepares the way for Jesus & his ministry.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Johnny Dunleavy, Rinbane.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

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

July 1st 11:30am (M) Henry family, Carrowmore (Anne & John F.)

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.' 

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations & best wishes to Andrea Gallagher, Ballinvalley & Diarmuid Dunne, married in Italy recently, Damien Kennedy, Cashleen & Fionnuala Shelley, married in Tang last weekend.  

We wish them health & happiness


Achonry Saturday 8pm 30th June:  ST ATTRACTA

Achonry Sunday 10am 1st July: ST. BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 1st July: ST. AGNES


Parish Pastoral Council (Prayer & Planning): Meeting in Parochial House on Wednesday 27th June at 9pm. Items for discussion: Cemetery Masses, Mass at Mullach na Crois & Emmet O’Dowd’s Thanksgiving Mass & Function afterwards in St Nathy’s Hall. If you would like to help at these events you are very welcome at this meeting.

Well-known local flute player Harry McGowan will launch his new CD “Knocknashee” in The Coleman Music Centre on June 30th at 8.30pm. Adm free with refreshments served at the interval.

Coleman Music Centre June 27th at 8.30pm - The music of Andy Davey (RIP) & the launch of his archive CD.  No Adm Charge - Great night promised with a range of musicians, dancers & singers. Ph 071 9182599 for more information.


PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EXHIBITION: we are nearly 5 months working on this project..over 2000 photographs collected to date....could the last few people who promised photos hand them in ASAP...please please Anne Marie Gorman or contact her about collection. 0876235468


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.

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

Pray for the Baby in the Womb

This week Simon Coveney spoke about the terrible injustice of separating migrant children from their parents at border detention centres & Hilary Clinton expressed similar views at a lecture in Dublin, yet, neither of these see any harm in separating the baby from the mother’s womb & letting it die. Double standards!

Below is a list of the Ten Commandments.

  1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.
  2.  You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain
  3.  Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day
  4. Honour your father and your mother
  5. You shall not kill
  6. You shall not commit adultery
  7. You shall not steal
  8. You shall not bear false witness
  9. You shall not covet your neighbour's wife
  10. You shall not covet your neighbour's goods

FRC Cycling Skills & Drills Camp: The FRC in conjunction with Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership are offering a three day summer camp from 2-3rd July. It’s open to children aged 7-10yrs & children must bring their own bike & helmet. To book a place & receive a registration form contact the FRC on 0719186926.

A Triduum of Prayer & Thanksgiving to mark Fr Patrick Peyton CSC being declared Venerable & the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, has been arranged by Attymass Parish from Friday, 29th June till Sunday 1st July. Fri 29th June: 7.30pm Rosary, 8pm Mass & Celebrant Fr. Frank Fahey. Sat 30th June: 7.30pm Rosary, 8pm Mass & Celebrant Fr. Steve Gibson CSC

Sunday 1st July: 2.30pm Gathering at Old Killeen Cemetery followed by Marian Procession to the Parish Church, 3pm Anniversary Mass for the Venerable Patrick Peyton & the  Celebrant is Fr. Pat Peyton (nephew)

World Meeting of Families 2018: Tickets for the visit of Pope Francis to Knock must be registered online. Go to website & follow the links. Booking available on Mon 25th June.

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


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.

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