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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 C, Weekday Cycle I  


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)

Mon 3rd                 St Francis Xavier (priest)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Tues 4th                 St John Damascene (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Harry McCarrick (M)

Wed 5th 10:00 am              Special Intention (A)

Thurs 6th               St Nicholas (bishop)

10:00 am        Michael & Sean Gannon (M)

Fri 7th                    St Ambrose (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Joseph & Mary Armstrong (M)

The Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.

Fri 7th                    8:00 pm                 Bridget Connolly & decd of                                                                                                                              Connolly family (A)           

Sat 8th                    10:00 am              Tom & Minnie O’Donnell (M)

Second Sunday of Advent - Year C

Sat 8th                    8:00 pm                 Martin McIntyre, Tubbertelly (A)

Sun 9th                   10:00 am              Eleanor & Patrick O’Brien (A)

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





The Immaculate Conception

Friday 7th Dec 8pm: Anthony Benson (A)

Saturday 8th Dec 10 am: Ella Finan (M)

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 8th Dec 10am: Shane Finan (M)

2nd Sunday of Advent

Readers of the Word

Saturday 8th Dec 8pm: Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 9th Dec 10am: Tara Hosey (A)

Sunday 9th Dec 11:30am: Caroline Coleman (M)

1st Reading Bar 5:1-9. Psalm Ps 125.

2nd Reading Phil 1:3-6, 8-11. Gospel Lk 3:1-6.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 9th Dec 11:30am Kenneth Coleman (M)


1st Sunday of Advent 2nd December: Focus: The Jesus who is born in time & history is also the Christ who will come in glory to judge all. – The season of Advent begins with a call to perseverance & vigilance as we prepare to celebrate not just the historical event of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, but our central belief that Christ will come again in glory to judge all humanity. Our readings are chosen to help us reflect on this great truth & be prepared for the coming of Christ.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Marion Giblin, Bunninadden, & formerly of Castlecawley, Sean Conway, New Zealand, (brother of Teecie Coleman & the late Seamus Conway).    

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


Achonry Friday 8pm 7th Dec: ST ATTRACTA

Mullinabreena Saturday 10am 8th Dec: ST DECLAN

Achonry Saturday 8pm 8th Dec:  ST BRIDGET

Achonry Sunday 10am 9th Dec: ST COLUMBA

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 9th Dec: ST ELIZABETH


First Holy Communion: The “Do This in Memory” programme continues on Sunday 16th Dec. at the 10am Mass in Achonry.

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 not later than this week.


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.





Christmas Ceili in St. Nathy's Hall on Thursday 20th December from 8.30-11.30pm. Music by Laighnaigh Ceili band. All welcome. Refreshments served. Fundraiser for Annual Christmas party.

Choir practise Thursday 6th Dec at 7pm in Mullinabreena church in preparation for Christmas Masses. Any children that would like to get involved with the choir for the Christmas masses are welcome to attend. New members are always welcome.


The Phoenix Players presents Moll by John B Keane in St.Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry on 6th 9th 13th & 16th December at 8pm.


Dónal Clancy (son of Liam Clancy) House Concert at Moy River Folk Club (Moy River B&B) Cloonacool on Sat, Dec 8th at 8pm. Booking on 087 2512030.

Meeting in 53 Ard Aisling Charlestown Rd Tubbercurry on Wed 5th Dec at 8pm. This is for people who have or have had cancer. New members always welcome

The Marie Keating foundation will visit Tubbercurry Men's Shed at Banada Abbey on Wed 12th Dec at 7.30pm. The Men's Health Workshops will focus on increasing men’s knowledge on the most common cancers that can affect them (prostate, testicular, lung, skin & bowel cancers). The workshop contains information about the signs & symptoms of these cancer types & how to spot these symptoms in addition to information on how men can reduce their risk of these common cancers. All are welcome to attend.


Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry on Sunday 16th Dec 12-4pm. A large selection of Christmas arrangements & crafts available. Come along to buy some of your Christmas gifts. Raffle & refreshments.

Childrens Annual Christmas Party: Dec 9th in St Nathy’s Hall 4-6pm. 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 30th Winners: P. McCormack, J. Hyland, M. Maher, P. Flannery. Raffle: M. McCarthy, J. Hyland, M. Marren. P. Gallagher, M. Devaney.

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 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.


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.

Coming on 8th December a willow decoration workshop. On 15th there will be a Blacksmith & other crafts at the market, along with children’s facepainting & on 22nd a children’s workshop. 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, Dec 3rd, at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre in Charlestown. You will be very welcome.


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

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.