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Sat, 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  


Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 17th 8:00 pm                 John Gallagher (M)

Sun 18th                 10:00 am              Christina & Patrick Farrell (A)

                                                                                                Rosary: Achonry

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 19th               10:00 am              Mass for the Holy Souls (M)

Tues 20th               10:00 am              Breda Scanlon & parents Pat & Mary (M)

Wed 21st                The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Mass for the Holy Souls (A)

Thurs 22nd            St Cecilia (patron of music & musicians)

10:00 am        Mass for the Holy Souls (M)

Fri 23rd St Columban (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        Mass for the Holy Souls (A)

Sat 24th Ss Andrew Dúng-Lac & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Sonny & Margaret Healy (M)

11:30 am        Bridgie Johnston (Months Mind) (M)

Feast of Christ the King

Sat 24th 8:00 pm                 Francie Henry, Lavagh & Cloonacool (M)

Sun 25th                 10:00 am              Kathleen Benson & all the dec’d

of the Benson family (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M) ‘Do This in Memory’

                                                                                                Rosary: Courtabbey


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm



                                                5:00 pm Remembrance of Faithful Departed (M)



34th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Christ the King)

Readers of the Word

Saturday 24th Nov 8pm: Mary Keane (M)

Sunday 25th Nov 10am: Francis Brennan (A)

Sunday 25th Nov 11:30am: Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Dan 7:13-14. Psalm Ps 92.

2nd Reading Apoc 1:5-8. Gospel Jn 18:33-37.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 24th Nov 8pm: Hannah Lee

Sunday 25th Nov 11:30am Shane Finan


33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 18th November: Focus: The Son of Man will gather his elect from the four winds. – The sacrifice of Jesus is perfect & complete, atoning for our sins, & he will one day come again to gather to his side all of us who have followed him. In doing this, he will judge between the living – those who have remained faithful to his commandments - & the dead: those who live lives not asdisciples. Christ’s judgment, then, simply reflects our status, it doesn’t impose it. God has chosen us for his own – we are the elect. Let us respond by choosing it for ourselves, as well.


Choir Practice: In Mullinabreena Church on Thursday 22nd at 7pm. New members always welcome.


Remembrance Service for all our Faithful Departed will take place in Mullinabreena Church on Sunday 25th November at 5pm. 


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 24th Nov:  ST AGNEs

Achonry Sunday 10am 25th Nov: ST COLUMBA

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 25th Nov: ST BENEDICT


First Holy Communion: Enrolment Ceremony for those preparing for First Holy Communion takes place at the 11:30 Mass on Sunday 25th Nov. (Feast of Christ the King) as part of the “Do This in Memory” programme.


Achonry National School Appeal: Looking for Farm Animal Sets & toys. All donations welcome.


North West Simon; Housing Support Clinic offering advice & info on Social Housing, Hap applications, Tenancy Support every Thursday 10am-1pm Tubbercurry FRC. Contact Michelle 083-3512613, drop in or by appointment.


WEEKEND MASSES: From 1st January 2019 there will be one Saturday vigil Mass at 8pm (as usual), but there will only be one Sunday morning Mass, this will alternate each month for the foreseeable future at 10am.





Fundraising Traditional Music Concert in aid of Brusna N.S. with special guests Fr James McDonagh, Harry McGowan, Laura Ganley, Friday 23rd November, in the Brusna Inn, Brusna Ballaghaderreen.  Doors open at 9pm. Adm €10.  Raffle on the night.  Please support. 


Annual Christmas party on Sunday 16th December at 2pm. Invitations will be posted soon. If anyone wishes to be added to the list please contact Roisin 087 9807416.

Corran College will hold its Open Evening & Enrolment on Thurs 29th Nov from 7 to 9pm. Principal's address is at 7.30pm. Parents & pupils from 5th & 6th class are invited. For Enrolment evening parents are advised to bring the child's Birth certificate.


Set Dancing Class in St Nathy’s Hall on Thursdays: 7:45pm for juniors, & at 8:30 for adults. Beginners welcome.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm

Moylough 25 Drive: Every Wednesday for the winter at 8:30pm

The Cloonacool Card Game continues at 9pm every Monday

Cloonacool Annual Christmas Party on Sunday 9th December in Cloonacool C.C. Mass at 3pm followed by an evening of festive entertainment. To book your place call Attracta on 0863058844.

Social Dancing Class: In Community Centre Bunninadden every Friday at 9pm. Contact 0868474744

The Parents Association of Achonry National School: Let’s put in a big effort this year. For more info ring Micheal - 087 6312980.

Clothes can be left at the Hall Exit door up to Monday 19th November, so, no excuses. Please support.


Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry beside Joe Dan’s Pub). Every Saturday 10.30 to 12.30. Come to the market for local produce fresh as can be. We now also have jams & chutneys - homemade & delicious. As well as lots of crafty stuff.  Our bread range has expanded from soda to sourdough & new to the market are Molly & Rose with jewellery & bags. Hope to see you soon.

Saturday 24th November a Christmas wreath workshop with Martina 12 -1pm, & facepainting for the kids. We now have extended opening till 2pm.

AMORIS Programme: As part of the Diocesan preparation for the World Meeting of Families on three Monday evenings in the month of May we gathered at the Pastoral Centre in Charlestown to explore some of the themes in Pope Francis' The Joy of Love – Amoris Laetitia. We will conclude the Amoris Programme by gathering on Monday 19th Nov. & Monday, Dec 3rd, each day at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre in Charlestown. You will be very welcome.

Sensory Room Launch: Tubbercurry FRC will be launching its new Sensory Room/Cosy Corner on Tuesday Nov 27th at 10.30am-12.  This room will be available to services & families & is designed to promote relaxation & positive social interactions.  We hope it will provide an encouraging atmosphere where children can feel able to enjoy themselves & explore using their senses in a safe environment. All are welcome. For more info contact Mary on 0719186926 or

Odyssey Parenting Your Teen: The FRC will be running an 8 week course for those parenting young people aged 11-18 years, specially developed to improve communication & relationships. Topics covered include parenting styles, Teen Development, Rules & Consequences, Dealing with Conflict, Improving Self-Esteem, & Problem Solving. All inquiries or for registration of interest please contact Mary on 0719186926 or

Lego Appeal: Tubbercurry FRC is looking for Lego for an afterschool project. All donations welcome.

Meals on Wheels: Fresh hot home cooked dinners & deserts, delivered to your table daily. Ring 9181562 for particulars 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday or contact 087 1204535


The Coleman Music Centre is delighted to announce that Michael English & his band will perform in St Patricks Church Gurteen on Dec 2nd at 8pm. Tickets from or call 071 9182599. Call today as ticket numbers are limited.

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You can watch "The Rosary of Our Lady" on EWTN Catholic TV on Sun 7th Oct 4pm; Thurs 11th 9am; Fri 12th 3pm & Sat 13th 9pm.
EWTN Catholic TV is available on:  Sky 588,  Virgin Media 815,  Eircom eFibre 589 or Watch Online at


South Sligo AC 5K fun run on St. Stephen's Day in aid of SHOUT. Registration in St. Brigid's hall Tubbercurry at 11:30am, all donations will go to SHOUT, & the run will commence at midday. Walkers, joggers & runners welcome to this family friendly event. Christmas jumpers encouraged!!! Tea & refreshments afterwards in St. Brigid's hall. Look forward to seeing you all there. 

Child Protection Policy for Achonry Diocese: See posters at Church door.