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Sun, 2019

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 Epiphany of the Lord

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

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

Mon 7th                  St Raymond of Penyafort (priest)

10:00 am        Joe & Margaret Johnston (M)

Tues 8th                 10:00 am              John & Bea Cunningham (M)

Wed 9th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 10th             10:00 am              Kathleen Nevin (M)

Fri 11th                  10:00 am              Joe Hunt & Molly Woods (A)

Sat 12th                  10:00 am              Denny, Mary & dec’d Gormalley family (M)

                                                                                                Devotions: Venerable Fr Peyton   

The Baptism of the Lord

Sat 12th                  8:00 pm                 Michael McGuinness, Cunghill (M)

Sun 13th                 10:00 am              Mary Henry, Ballymote & Uristeen (A)


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm






Readers of the Word 

Saturday 12th Jan 8pm: Pat O’Donnell (M)

Sunday 13th Jan 10am: Sinead O’Brien (A)

1st Reading Is 40:1-5, 9-11. Psalm Ps 103.

2nd Reading Acts 10:34-38. Gospel Lk 3:15-22.

Readers of Universal Prayer

Saturday 12th Jan 8pm Shane Finan (M)



The Epiphany of the Lord 6th January: Focus: The Epiphany points the way towards life. – Today the Church celebrates the Epiphany of the Lord: the manifestation to the Gentiles (in the persons of the Magi) of the life of God himself, God, who in the person of Jesus, shared in our humanity in order to allow us to share in his divinity forever. Like the Magi, each person’s journey to Christ has its own direction & trail; & for each who pays Christ homage & offers the treasures one holds, the reward is the same: a path away from the dangers of sin & death & toward life.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Dermot Gallagher, Donegal, (nephew of Anne Gorman, Carrowcarragh).     

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace



Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 12th Jan: ST AGNES

Achonry Sunday 10am 13th Jan: ST NATHY

Baptism: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Kyna Mai McDonagh, Ballinacarrow, (Devaney, Churchpark, Achonry).



Saturday 8pm Mullinabreena

Sunday 10 am Achonry




Parish Pastoral Council (Prayer & Planning): Meeting in Parochial House on Wednesday 16th January at 8pm.


Marian Laity: Meeting in Parochial House Thurs 10th Jan 8pm

On New Year’s Day Minister Shane Ross announced a 4% drop in road deaths. 156 died on the roads in 2017, the number was down to 149 for 2018. It’s good that the number is dropping & that 7 less died on the roads last year. At the same time Minister Simon Herod announced a tumultuous day for the country when more than 10 lives will be terminated every day throughout the year. Simple Simon’s & HSE will kill a lot more than Mr Ross has saved. 7 lives saved by government crusade, over 3000 lives will be terminated by government crusade. Can anybody see reason or justice in what is happening.

"We will fight on peacefully but ceaselessly to expose the lies that were told during the referendum campaign & we look forward to a brighter day at some point in the future when unborn babies in Ireland will once again be welcomed in life & protected in law"

Film Club at Ox Mountain Heritage Centre is back on Friday 11th January, 7-9.30pm, doors open 7pm and film starts 7.15pm. We'd like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year! 


Music classes in Whistle, Flute & Fiddle will resume in the Family Resource Centre Tubbercurry on Monday 7th January. Beginner whistle & flute 6.15pm, advanced 7pm & fiddle 7.15pm.


Australian Celtic folk duo, Roolya Boolya, will play a house concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool on Fri Jan 11th at 8pm. Booking essential, 087 2512030. Fundraiser for Motor Neuron Disease.

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 4th Winners: P Gallagher, J. Reidy, F. Gilmartin. Raffle: P. Gallagher, M. McCarthy, J. Browne, J. Brennan, J. Browne, P. Toolan.

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

Tubbercurry Men’s Shed located at Banada are hoping to put on a bus each Wednesday evening to the Shed. If anyone is interested in availing of the transport please contact Mary in Tubbercurry FRC on 0719186926. Transport will be subject to numbers.

Tubbercurry FRC will be running an Odyssey Parenting Your Teen programme starting in February. This is an 8 week course for those parenting young people aged 11-18 years, specially developed to improve communication & relationships. Topics covered include parenting styles, Teen Development, Rules & Consequences, Dealing with Conflict, Improving Self-Esteem, & Problem Solving. Contact Mary on 0719186926 or


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 reopen on Saturday 12th Jan.  Banish the winter chills with coffee and cake.


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


Improve Your Grades for Junior and Leaving Cert Mock Exams: Writing Skills for English and all other subjects requiring written answers. Saturday, January 12, at The Building Block, Sligo. Grammar and Punctuation Course Sunday 13th. Creative Writing Course for adults begins January 24th 6.30-8.30pm at Yeats Building, Sligo for 6 weeks. Ph 083-8561559  


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. 


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

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.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: September 27th Flight from Knock Airport. Contact Tommy Moran to book your place phone 0860815635

"Triple P is a FREE parenting programme. It gives practical tips & strategies to help parents cope positively with the challenges of raising children & managing misbehaviour making family life more enjoyable. It is flexible & allows parents to choose what they need at a particular time: a seminar, a workshop on a specific topic or to attend a group for a number of weeks. Triple P Public Seminars are an opportunity to be introduced to positive parenting strategies & Triple P and find out more about upcoming events. Details of courses will be advertised in your local community, schools, crèches & healthcare settings. Courses & updates on Triple P will be posted  on  Sligo Leitrim Parent Hub facebook - book your place or get info, phone Teresa on 071 9135076.