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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  

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

                                                5:00 pm Remembrance of Faithful Departed (M)

Mon 26th               10:00 am              Mass for the Holy Souls (M)

Tues 27th               St Fergal (bishop & Missionary)

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

Wed 28th    10:00 am          Mass for the Holy Souls (A)

Thurs 29th             10:00 am              Mass for the Holy Souls (M)

Fri 30th St Andrew (apostle)

10:00 am        Jack & Mona Mulligan (A)

                                         Devotions: Padre Pio

Sat 1st                     12:00 pm              Walter Kivlehan & parents Peter & Loretta (M)

First Sunday of Advent - Year C

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm                 John & Mary Brennan, M.breena Sth (A)

Sun 2nd                   10:00 am              John Stenson (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





1st Sunday of Advent

Readers of the Word

Saturday 1st Dec 8pm: Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 2nd Dec 10am: Martina Brennan (A)

Sunday 2nd Dec 11:30am: Mary Henry (M)

1st Reading Jer 33:14-16. Psalm Ps 24.

2nd Reading 1 Thes 3:12-4:2. Gospel Lk 21:25-28, 34-367.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 2nd Dec 11:30am Conor Marren (M)

Feast of Christ the King 25th November: Focus: Jesus, King of heaven & earth, cares for all his people & calls us to love & serve him in return. – This final Sunday in Ordinary Time is marked as the Feast of Christ the King. Jesus, our King, has all power in heaven & earth. The Church represents the kingdom on earth. We, as members of that kingdom, are expected to follow the example of Jesus. He rules with love, service & compassion, & calls us to do the same.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Patricia Bourke, Ballisodare, (sister of Joe Moran, Rinbane).   

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


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


Achonry Saturday 8pm 1st Dec:  ST DAVNET

Achonry Sunday 10am 2nd Dec: ST NATHY

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 2nd Dec: ST CLARE


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.

CPR TRAINING: Anyone interested in CPR Training, please contact Lorraine on 0876779836 ASAP - hoping to have training before Christmas.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Christmas concert on Saturday 22nd Dec, in St. Nathy's Hall. Anyone who would like to take part is asked to contact Leo Coleman or Francis Brennan before Wednesday 28th November.


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.







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.

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.


December 9th in St Nathy’s Hall Mullinabreena 4pm-6pm. Santa will be there with presents for all the boys & girls. Disco & treats with DJ ELF. All proceeds to Achonry National School. Please support.

The annual St Vincent de Paul collection will take place on the weekend of the 1st & 2nd Dec. Your generosity as always will be much appreciated. Donation envelopes available at church door.


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; Fri 23rd Winners: P. Cryan, L. Walsh, P. McCormack, J. Hyland. Raffle: P. Toolan, J. Burke, A Healy, G. Connolly.

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


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.

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, Dec 3rd, at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre in Charlestown. You will be very welcome.

Sensory Room Launch: by the FRC 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 include; parenting styles, Teen Development, Rules & Consequences, Dealing with Conflict, Improving Self-Esteem, & Problem Solving. All inquiries 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.

Marriage Preparation Courses 2019, at McWilliam Park Hotel. Fri. 25th & Sat. 26th Jan. Fri. 22nd & Sat. 23rd Feb. Fri. 29th & Sat. 30thMar. Fri. 27th & Sat. 28th Sept. Fri. 18th & Sat. 19th Oct. Fri. 29th & Sat. 30th Nov. Courses are delivered by Accord Charlestown Centre. Best to book online & to see the all the dates being offered by Castlebar, Ballina, Sligo, Roscommon Accord Centres.

Accord Counselling, professionally trained, for couples & individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationship, at the Accord Rooms, The Pastoral Centre, Charlestown. Make appointment in confidence to 094-9022214. See

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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.