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Sat, 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  

Third Sunday of Lent

Sat 23rd                  8:00 pm                 Evelyn & Jimmy Joe Gannon (M)

Sun 24th                 10:00 am              Peter & Josie Brennan

& dec’d family (A)

Mon 25th               The Annunciation of the Lord       

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          John & Mary Lee, Harry & Margaret

Corcoran, William Ryan, & dec’d Lee

& Redican families (A)

Tues 26th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Special Intention (A)

Wed 27th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm                                           Private Intention (A)

Thurs 28th             10:00 am              Michael & Catriona Feely (M)




Saturday 8pm Mullinabreena

Sunday 10am




8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Fri 29th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Devotions: Padre Pio

Sat 30th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sat 30th                  8:00 pm                 Linda & Breddie Murren (M)

Sun 31st                 10:00 am              People of the Parish (A)


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm





Readers of the Word

Saturday 30th March 8pm: Maureen Lee (M)

Sunday 31st March 10am: Peggie Devaney (A)

1st Reading Jos 5:9-12. Psalm Ps 33.

2nd Reading 2 Cor 5:17-21. Gospel Lk 15:1-3, 11-32.


Third Sunday of Lent 24th March: Focus: Jesus calls us to repent so that we might bear good fruit. – God’s ways are not our ways. In order to bear good fruit, we must allow him to shape & mould our lives. This was not a new message that Jesus shared, but an affirmation of the covenant that God made with his people from the beginning. God is faithful - & so we are called to be. When we stray & wither or produce bad fruit, we have the opportunity to repent & try again.

Emigrant Collection: Sincere thanks for your contribution to the collection taken up on St Patrick’s Day amounting to €555.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 30th March: ST FRANCIS

Achonry Sunday 10am 31st March: ST ATTRACTA

Annual litter pick Thanks to all who were involved in the litter pick around our community. The amount of rubbish collected is just unbelievable. Nearly all of this is dumped from passing vehicles. Please dispose of your litter properly & keep our locality looking clean & beautiful.

Litter pick will finish up on Monday 25th March. There’s still time if you have not helped out so far, the list of contacts is on notice boards in each Church. Follow our facebook page for further details.

Rosary recited in the Oratory, Fr. Peyton Centre, Attymass, on Thursdays at 12 noon, or join us online Live at


Three Day Mission: Church of Mary Immaculate, Grange, April 1st to 3rd. Mass 7:30am & 7:30pm each day. Mission given by Grey Friars, Limerick.

The Phoenix Players, present 'The Sound of Music' in St. Brigid's Hall, on 29th, 30th & 31st March, & 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th April at 8pm. Booking at Nathy Brennan's bar, - phone 071 9185116.  

Operation Transformation: Circuit training continues on Wednesday's at 8:30pm in St Nathy’s Hall.

What is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament? Why are we trying to strengthen involvement in Adoration? Find out why at Masses on weekend of 29th / 30th March.


Drummartin Indoor Country Market: (9km from Tubbercurry on Ballina Rd beside Joe Dan’s Pub) from 10.30am – 12.30pm on Saturday. Visit us for new season Seville marmalade, free range eggs, homemade soup & lots more.


Sincere thanks to those who have returned their CHY3 Tax Relief Forms for 2018-22. This will be of great financial benefit to the Church in Achonry/Mullinabreena, (€12,710 reclaimed for 2017) 40 have returned forms so far, (there are at least 50 more who signed in previous years & are eligible to sign again but have not yet done so), I sincerely thank all who have responded & I encourage others to consider signing & returning the form to Fr Peter as soon as possible. Thanks to all people who contribute to the upkeep of the Church & Parish.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm. 22nd March Winners: P. Gallagher, P. Doherty, M. Maher, M. Lee. Raffle: W. Coleman, Cm. Gallagher, P. McCormack, M. Rogan.

25 Drive in Moylough every Wednesday at 8:30pm.

25 Drive in Cloonacool every Monday at 9pm.

Social Dancing in Carraroe Community Centre, on Wednesdays, class 8.30 to 9.30. Dance from 9.30 to 11:30pm. Wed 27th Jason Moyles , Wed 3rd April Carmel Mc Loughlin. No dance partner necessary. Contact Frank 0879809432.

Please take a Trocaire Box with you today & return your contribution at the end of Lent. All donations will make life a little better for the less fortunate. Thank you.

The Fr. Peyton Centre Attymass is open 9.15 to 5.30 Monday to Friday, our restaurant is available for group bookings, for parties & family occasions. Our Bakery, bakes fresh every morning. You can contact us on 096 45374. Or better still come & visit. or phone 01 2073834. 

The Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor Co. Down, invite men (18-40) to an Easter Triduum Retreat from Holy Thursday 18th to Sunday 21stApril. Take time to reflect. Examine your life & consider your call. If interested, please contact: Fr Thierry: / +44 (0)28 4173 9979
Facebook: Benedictine Monks Rostrevor / Twitter: @rostrevormonks

North West S.T.O.P.: Free Counselling Available; Contact 086 777 2009 or 1850 211 877

Icon painting workshop and water gilding workshop in Knock

Further details on

Water Gilding Workshop: 30 Sept to 1 Oct 2019.

Icon Painting Workshop: 2-8 October 2019

By Theodore Papadopoulous, Greek Iconographer, Knock.

Bump To Baby Weekly Coffee Morning: Tubbercurry Family & Childcare resource centre; weekly coffee morning for expectant & new parents (0-10 months) on Wednesday’s from 11am-1pm. Here you will meet other parents from the area & get support from them as well as FRC staff, guest speakers etc. A warm cuppa & friendly welcome await! For more updates keep an eye on our Facebook Page @tubbercurryfrc. Inquiries to Mary on 0719186926.

TubberRocksThis is a new art project being run by the FRC in conjunction with the local library. A fun new game of Hide & Seek with Rocks! To find out more follow our facebook page @TubberRocks.

Tubbercurry Men’s Shed @ Banada: Meets on Wednesdays at 8pm. The group have numerous programmes & activities planned for the coming year including Cookery, First Aid, Genealogy, Art & much more. All inquiries welcome! If you would like to visit the shed & meet the members please do. Inquiries to Mary 0719186926.