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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


2019 Sunday Cycle C, Weekday Cycle I  


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)

Mon 31st                St Sylvester (pope)

10:00 am        Mary & Jim Clarke (M)

Tues 1st                  Mary the Holy Mother of God

10:00 am        Mary Walsh, Carniara

& Peter & Ellen Murtagh (M)

Wed 2nd                 Ss Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 3rd               The Holy Name of Jesus, St Munchin (bishop)

10:00 am        Johnny & Liam Feeley (M)

Fri 4th                    10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Sat 5th    St Charles of St Andrew (priest)

10:00 am        Evelyn Hunt & dec’d.

Gilmartin & Hunt families (M)           

The Epiphany of the Lord

Sat 5th                    8:00 pm                 Mary & James McDonnell (M)


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm



Sun 6th                   10:00 am              Mick Marren, Roadstown (A)                                          



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

Readers of the Word 

Saturday 5th Jan 8pm: Mary Keane (M)

Sunday 6th Jan 10am: Tara Hosey (A)

1st Reading Is 6:1-6. Psalm Ps 71.

2nd Reading Eph 3:2-3, 5-6. Gospel Mt 2:1-12.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 5th Jan 8pm Hannah Lee (M)


Wishing you & yours health & prosperity for 2019


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph 30th December: Focus: Let us strive to imitate the Holy Family’s mutual love & concern for one another. – By being born into a human family, the eternal Son of God has blessed every family, & so made marriage & family a pathway to holiness & eternal life. In the face of God’s ever-flowing generosity, highlighted for us today in the blessing of family life, we become aware of our human shortcomings & our need for God’s mercy & love.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Annie Holmes (nee Healy), Manchester & formerly of Churchpark.    

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace



Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 5th Jan: ST FRANCIS

Achonry Sunday 10am 6th Jan: ST BRIGID


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.

CHY3 certs are available at the church door. If you are a PAYE worker or self-employed & didn’t get a CHY3 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 CHY3 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 21st Winners: P. Flannery, J. Reidy, A. Healy, M. Hosey, P. Henry. Raffle: Cm. Gallagher, P. Flannery, J. Brennan, J. Reidy, J. Kennedy, J. Kennedy.

Fri 28th Winners: J. Browne, P. McCormack, P. Henry, M. Devaney, J. Reidy. Raffle: N. McHugh, T. McCarrick, J. Browne, M. Devaney.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - A.G.M. will take place on Sunday 6th January at 6pm, in St.Nathy's Hall. 


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.


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


House to Rent: Sheltered accommodation open to applicants over 65 years. Long-term house is centrally heated, fully insulated, fully furnished with two bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom, kitchen & spacious hallway. Offer includes meals-on-wheels, laundry service, CCTV & a free rural transport service. Application to Corpus Christi Village, Tourlestrane. Phone 0719181562 (Mondat to Friday 9am to 1pm) or Sean 087 1204535


Youth Ministry Vacancy (12 month fixed-term fulltime contract)

Completed application form to be returned via post or electronic mail to: Recruitment, Diocese of Limerick, Diocesan Centre, St. Munchin’s, Corbally, Limerick or email:   by the deadline of 12 noon on Friday, January 25th2019. 


The Parents Association of Achonry National School would like to express our Deepest Sympathy to the Dibley family on the death of Maura.  Mrs Maura Dibley worked in Achonry National School for many years in various rolls. She will be remembered for her kindness and warmth by those lives she touched. Ar deis Dé go raibh a hanam.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support during the year especially with the Clothes collection and other events. Without your support our job would be very difficult. We would like to wish our Teachers and staff, students, Parents and all those who support us so loyally throughout the year and your Families a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and all the very best in 2019. 

Women’s Little Christmas Black Dress Ladies Lunch in Kilronan Castle on Sun 6th Jan in aid of NW Simon Community, the local homeless charity – Tickets on sale from Mary on 087 7708865 or on Eventbrite, Ideal Christmas Gift for Mum, Daughter, Auntie.


Child Protection Policy for Achonry Diocese: See posters at Church door.