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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  


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)

Mon 24th               10:00 am              Dan & Celia Coleman (M)

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

Mon 24th               8:00 pm                 Vigil Mass (M)          

                                                12:00 am              Midnight Mass (A)

Tues 25th               10:00 am              Christmas Day Mass (A)

                                                11:30 am              Christmas Day Mass (M)

Wed 26th               St Stephen (first martyr)

10:00 am        Michael & Margaret Doddy (A)

Thurs 27th             St John (apostle & evangelist)

10:00 am        Michael Henry, Carrowmore (M)

Fri 28th The Holy Innocents (martyrs)

10:00 am        Francis & Agnes Henry (A)

12:00 pm        Hannah & Tom Dunleavy &

                                         dec.d. family (M)

Sat 29th                  St Thomas Becket (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Patrick O’Donnell (M)       

1:00 pm          Baptism (A)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Sat 29th                  8:00 pm                 Private Intention (A)

Sun 30th                 10:00 am              Michael & Bea Ann Brennan (A)                                                                     11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





Adoration: cancelled on 25th Dec. (Christmas Day) & 1st Jan. (New Year’s Day). Adoration will resume on Tuesday 8th January.

Readers of the Word 

Saturday 29th Dec 8pm: Anthony Benson (A)

Sunday 30th Dec 10am: Damian Gallagher (A)

Sunday 30th Dec 11:30am: Majella Spriggs (M)

1st Reading I Sm 1:20-28. Psalm Ps 83.

2nd Reading 1 Jn 3:1-2, 21-24. Gospel Lk 2:41-52.

Readers of Universal Prayer

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


The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ


Christmas Eve Vigil 24th 8.00 pm Michael Toolan (M)

1st Reading Is 62:1-5. Psalm Ps 88.

2nd Reading Acts 13:16-17, 22-25. Gospel Mt 1:1-25.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Christmas Eve Vigil 24th 8.00 pm Conor Marren ( (M)

Christmas Night Midnight 12:00 am Anthony Benson (A)

1st Reading Is 9:1-7. Psalm Ps 95.

2nd Reading Tit 2:11-14. Gospel Lk: 2:1-14.

Christmas Day 25th 10:00 am Sinead O’Brien (A)

Christmas Day 25th 11:30 am Martin Golden (M)

1st Reading Is 52:7-10. Psalm Ps 97.

2nd Reading Heb 1:1-6. Gospel Jn 1:1-18.

Reader of Universal Prayer

Christmas Day 25th 11:30 am Ciara Lee (M)

4th Sunday of Advent 23rd December: Focus: Jesus has come to us as our King & Shepherd.

Christmas Day 25th December: God has a plan – a plan to offer us salvation & fill us with his love.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Mary Henry, Ballymote & formerly Uristeen, Maura Dibley (nee McIntyre), Tubbertelly.    

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


Mullinabreena Christmas night 8pm 24th Dec: ST BENEDICT

Achonry Christmas Midnight 24th Dec:  ST COLUMBA

Achonry Christmas Day 10am 25th Dec: ST DAVNET

Mullinabreena Christmas Day 11:30am 25th Dec: ST CLARE

Achonry Saturday 8pm 29th Dec: ST NATHY

Achonry Sunday 10am 30th Dec ST ATTRACTA

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


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.




OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: The Offertory Boxes for 2019 are available at the Church Door. Because new ‘lists’ were drawn up it’s possible that your Offertory Envelope number will be different to the number you had in the past. Sincere thanks for your continued support. If you are not on the list of those who support or if you are new to the parish & wish to receive a box of envelopes, please contact Fr Peter.

CHY2 certs are available at the church door. If you are a PAYE worker or self-employed & didn’t get a CHY2 cert in your Offertory Box please take one. Please print your name, & sign, date & return these as soon as possible so the claim to the Revenue can be sent in for 2018. I took the liberty of placing CHY2 certs in the boxes, this is not meant to offend, but to ask you, if your circumstances are still the same or if you are eligible, to please fill in, sign & return your cert early in the New Year. (The cert you sign this year will last for the next five years 2018-2022). Thank you.


25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm; Fri 14th Winners: A. Healy, C. Gallagher, P.J. O’Dowd, P. Flannery, L. Walsh, G. Connolly. Raffle: J. Burke, M. Marren, J. Reidy, C. Gallagher.

The next Cloonacool card game will take place on 7th January in St. Michael's Community Centre, Cloonacool


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.


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.


AMCEG: Photographs will be returned in January as we have decided to take a break from sorting over Christmas.📷

Congratulations to Lorraine Feely for winning the Spirit of Sligo Award at the Cathaoirleach Awards for outstanding volunteers in the Community. A well-deserved win. Recently this parish got 3 more defibrillators thanks to Lorraine & her family spending months organizing a hugely successful Tractor Run, raising enough money for the defibrillators & cpr training + money for the heart foundation.


Wishing you a peaceful Christmas & every good wish for 2019