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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  


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’

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 17th               10:00 am              Tom & Michael Colleary (M)

                                                7:00 pm                 Confessions (M)

Tues 18th               St Flannan (bishop)

10:00 am        Mary Henry, Carrowmore (M)

Wed 19th               10:00 am              Special Intention (A)

Thurs 20th             St Fachanan (bishop)

10:00 am        Agnes & Peter Gurney & Una Brennan (M)

Fri 21st                 St Peter Canisius (priest & Doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Special Intention (A)

Sat 22nd                  10:00 am              Aaron, Joan & Mark Johnston (M) 

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Year C

Sat 22nd                  8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Sun 23rd                 10:00 am              Eugene Henry (A)                                                                               

                                                11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





Readers of the Word – 4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday 22nd Dec 8pm: Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 23rd Dec 10am: Raymond Wims (A)

Sunday 23rd Dec 11:30am: Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading Mic 5:1-4. Psalm Ps 79.

2nd Reading Heb 10:5-10. Gospel Lk 1:39-44.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Sunday 23rd Dec 11:30am Shane Finan (M)


John the Baptist points out Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

3rd Sunday of Advent 16th December: Focus: The Lord is near, we rejoice & give thanks. – On this Gaudate Sunday, we rejoice as we look forward to the return of Christ. His coming in glory fills us with confidence & prayer – all fear is removed & our hearts sing for joy.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 22nd Dec:  ST ATTRACTA

Achonry Sunday 10am 23rd Dec: ST BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 23rd Dec: ST AGNES

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.


Vincent de Paul Collection: Sincere thanks for your contribution of €575.75. All donations greatly appreciated.

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.

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.


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.


25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm; Fri 7th Winners: T. McCarrick, P. Henry, L. Walsh. Raffle: P. Cryan, M. Devaney, T. McCarrick.

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

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 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. 

Tractor Run, in support of Curry Moylough Playground, in Curry on St. Stephen's Day, 26th Dec. starting at 1pm. Registration at St. Mary's Community Centre from 12.30pm. Kids's Tractor Run starts at 12.35pm, with registration from 11.45am. Official opening of the Curry Moylough Playground at 12 noon. All welcome.

Film Club at Ox Mountain Heritage Centre Friday 21st Dec 7-9.30pm. There will be seasonal treats in the intermission! Hope to see you there.

“Moy Valley branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri  Eireann” classes in Fiddle, Banjo & Concertina. David Doocey is a multi-instrumentalist & has won numerous competitions & All-Ireland’s in Fiddle, Banjo & Concertina will give classes to both children & adults on Thursdays in Ballina. Anybody wishing to enrol should immediately contact 087-2775317 after 2pm any day or email:

A great way to keep fit, is by joining the newly formed “Moy Valley Comhaltas” set-dancing classes which takes place in Muddy Burn’s Corballa on Monday nights, & Thursday nights in St Nathy’s Hall, Mullinabrenna. Please note that children’s classes commence at 7.30pm & adults at 8.30pm.No experience required and everybody is welcome. Further details from Oliver Fleming on 087-6368834 or 087-2775317

The Moy Valley branch of Comhaltas are now seeking new members to join the branch for the coming year, in an effort to build a strong vibrant committee to advance the proposed All-Ireland Fleadh application & to promote traditional Irish music, song & dance & the Irish language in the region. Contact 087-2775317 or email: for more info.

Looking for Irish speakers to complete a short survey on TG4 schedules & RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta regularly.

Tá Gaeilgeoirí á lorg a bheadh sásta suirbhé beag cúpla nóiméad faoi sceidil TG4 agus RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta a líonadh go rialta. Mar chomhartha aitheantais bíonn duaiseanna breátha ar fáil...  6 Dhearbhán One4all ar luach 100 - €500 le buachan gach mí. 

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