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Thu, 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  

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 7th                    8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 8th                   10:00 am              Virginia & Matt Monaghan

& their daughter Maura Meakin (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 9th                  St Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

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

Wed 11th               St Benedict (abbot) (Patron of Europe)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 12th             10:00 am              Paddy & Mary Colleary (M)

Fri 13th                  St Henry

8:00 pm          Emmet O’Dowd’s Thanksgiving Mass (M)

Sat 14th                  St Camillus de Lellis (priest)

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 14th                  8:00 pm Michael & Tessie O’Dowd (M)

Sun 15th                 10:00 am              Private 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 14th 8pm Martin Golden (M)

Sunday 15th 10am Tara Hosey (A)

Sunday 15th 11:30am Majella O’Donnell (M)

1st Reading Amos 7:12-15. Psalm Ps 84.

2nd Reading Eph 1:3-14. Gospel Mt 6:7-13.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 14th July 8pm Hannah Lee (M)

Sunday 15th 11:30am Kenneth Coleman (M)

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st July: Focus: As Christians, fidelity to Christ & the Gospel must be the hallmark of our lives. -  At first glance our readings seem rather pessimistic. Ezekiel is entrusted with a difficult commission, Paul has a thorn in his side & Jesus is rejected by his own. But in another sense, each reading is a reminder that when our eyes are fixed on the Lord, not even the threat of danger can deter us.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Joan Coleman, Seafield Drive, Sligo, (sister of William Coleman & the late Margaret Gormalley), Patricia Foley, Tubbercurry, (mother of Nicola Marren, Carniara).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

World Meeting of Families; Presentation to the following:

July 8th 11:30 am (M) McCarrick Family (James & Mary).

July 15th 11:30am (M) O’Dowd family, (Seamus & Fiona)


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 14th July:  ST DECLAN

Achonry Sunday 10am 15th July: ST. DAVNET

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 15th July: ST. ELIZABETH

Choir Practice: For Achonry & Mullinabreena Choirs on Wednesday 11th at 7pm in preparation for Emmet O’Dowd’s Thanksgiving Mass in July.


Volunteers are required to help with the catering, refreshments & parking at the Function to mark the Ordination of Emmet O’Dowd. Emmet’s Thanksgiving Mass is in Mullinabreena & Function afterwards in St Nathy’s Hall on Friday 13th July at 8pm.


Mullach na Croise Mass: Sunday 12th August 10am

Visit to Holy Well: Tuesday 15th August 7pm

Cemetery Mass Achonry: Saturday 18th August 7pm

Cemetery Mass Courtabbey: Sunday 19th Aug 11:30am

Papal Visit to Knock Sunday 26th August 12 noon

Vigil Mass on Saturday 25th 8pm (A) & 9pm (M), No Mass on Sunday 26th to allow for people going to see Pope Francis, or to see the events from Knock & Phoenix Park on TV














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

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 perfect presents - eco prints, window stickers with Celtic designs, as well as fabulous food - home baked bread & soup, summer salads & more. Coffee from Bean West.



All people of our community

are cordially invited to

Rev Emmet O’Dowd’s  

Mass of Thanksgiving

in the Church of the Sacred Heart


On Friday 13th July at 8pm

& afterwards for refreshments

at St Nathy’s Hall.

Emmet’s Ordination takes place in Aberdeen on Friday 6thJuly at 6pm

First Mass in Inverness on Saturday 7th July


















Rosminian Mission Appeal: Sincere thanks to the community of Achonry/Mullinabreena for your generosity & warm welcome for the Rosminian Mission appeal/awareness on 10th & 11th March. Your generosity amounted to €1,155. We are more than grateful to you all. Thank you again.

Cancer Support Center Tubbercurry will hold a Flower Festival in St George's Church Tubbercurry July 14th from 10 till 5 & 15th from 12 till 6. Addition attractions: Stalls, Refreshment, Art exhibition & plant sale.

Vincent dePaul: Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? Volunteers wanted for a few hours weekly in St Vincent dePaul Shop in Tubbercurry. Contact Enda at 0872668605

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Cistercian College, Roscrea from Thurs 16th to Sun 20th Aug 2018. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith & meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info & to book online, see


Lough Derg 2018: The 3 Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your area, phone Lorraine on 0719861518 email:

Coleman Music Centre: Summer Music Sessions start this Wednesday July 4th at 8.30pm. This is a great stage show of Irish Music, Song & Dance. Adm €12. More info call 071 9182599

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


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

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


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


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