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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  


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)

Mon 10th               St Francis Xavier (priest)

10:00 am        Frank & Pat Gannon (M)

Tues 11th               St Damasus I (pope)

10:00 am        Dominic & Josephine Gilmartin

son Eddie & dr-in-law Catherine (M)

Wed 12th               Our Lady of Guadalupe, St Finnian (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 13th             St Lucy (martyr)

10:00 am        Paddy Tresnan & dec’d. family (M)

8:00 pm          Christmas Carol Service (A)

Fri 14th St John of the Cross (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 15th 11:00 am              Sean Conway, New Zealand (M)    

Third Sunday of Advent - Year C

Sat 15th                  8:00 pm                 Winnie & Michael Duffy

& dec’d. McDonnell Duffy families (A)

Sun 16th                 10:00 am              Mairead Henry (A)

                                                                                                ‘Do This in Memory’


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm



                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



Readers of the Word - 3rd Sunday of Advent

Saturday 15th Dec 8pm: Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 16th Dec 10am: Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 16th Dec 11:30am: Nonie Marren (M)

1st Reading Zeph 3:14-18. Psalm Is 12:2-6.

2nd Reading Phil 4:4-7. Gospel Lk 3:10-18.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 16th Dec 11:30am Hannah Lee (M)

2nd Sunday of Advent 9th December: Focus: As we await the coming of our Lord & Saviour, joy & hope fill our hearts in anticipation of the Messiah. – Prepare the way of the Lord! Today marks the Second Sunday of Advent, & we are filled with hope, joy & anticipation. The Lord enters the world to save us. Our paths will be made straight. Our burdens will be eased. Our darkness will be lightened. Salvation is at hand.  


Achonry Saturday 8pm 15th Dec:  ST DAVNET

Achonry Sunday 10am 16th Dec: ST NATHY

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 16th Dec: ST FRANCIS


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


Marian Laity: Meeting in Parochial House Thurs 13th Dec 6:45pm

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Christmas concert on Saturday 22nd Dec, in St. Nathy's Hall at 9pm. Please support.


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


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.







In Tubbercurry Church at 6pm on Sunday 16th December.

In Mullinabreena Church on Monday 17th December at 7pm.

In Achonry National School on Wed 12th Dec at 10:30am

We are currently selling lines as a fundraiser for the annual Christmas party. Lines €3 each or 2 for €5. Prizes: 1st Food Hamper, 2nd 2 x Wooden Reindeers for the garden, 3rd €20 one for all voucher. Purchase lines from Achonry Creamery, Centra Tubbercurry, at the playschool, or from Casey Finan or Roisin Healy. We will also be selling lines outside the church at all masses next weekend 15th & 16th Dec, & the draw will take place at the Christmas party on Sunday 16th Dec. Please support.

AMCEG: We are  nearing the end now......requested photographs nearly sorted & will soon be returned safely.......another 2 weeks work left....thank you for your patience. Next Meeting Tues 11th Dec......8.30pm.....Carrowmore School....all welcome


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.

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

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.

Christmas Floral Demonstration by Guns n Roses will take place on Monday 10th December at 8pm in Tubbercurry Golf Club. There will be lots of spot prizes & a raffle. Refreshments served. Admission €10. All welcome.

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.


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

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

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Lotto draw results. Sept: numbers 26,13,14,21 - Jackpot €6.600, No winner. Match 3 winners, Harry & Sheila McGowan, Richie Brennan, Nathy & Monica Wims, Kevin Tuohy. October - numbers 10,23,33,2 - Jackpot €6,700 - Winner - Danny & Brian Coleman, Coolaney. Congrats to all the winners.

Festive Choral Evening in Tubbercurry Church on Wednesday at 7;30pm Performances by Church Choir, Holy Family NS, St. Attracta's School, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons (Mezzo Soprano), Declan Folan & Friends & Fursey. In aid of Holy Family NS Parent's Association.

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. 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.


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 in St. Brigid's hall. Look forward to seeing you all there. 


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. 30th Mar. 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 13th9pm.
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Child Protection Policy for Achonry Diocese: See posters at Church door.