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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  

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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

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

Mon 1st                  St Ceallach (Celsus) (bishop)          

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Tues 2nd                 St Francis of Paola (hermit)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Margaret Mooney, Castlecawley (A)

Wed 3rd                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm                                           Private Intention (A)

Thurs 4th               St Isidore (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Mary Josephine Judge (A)

Fri 5th                    St Vincent Ferrer (priest)

                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Dec’d of O’Dowd family, Rinbane

Mary Jane O’Dowd & Tess Browne, (A)

Sat 6th     10:00 am              Peter & Kathleen Kivlehan (M)

                                                12:00 pm              Mary Kate O’Donnell, Months Mind (M)

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sat 6th                    8:00 pm                 John & Teresa Kennedy & their

daughter Rose Donnellan (A)


MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm



Sun 7th                   10:00 am              Bernie Finan, Mullaghanarry (M)


Readers of the Word

Saturday 6th April 8pm: Martina Brennan (A)

Sunday 7th April 10am: Caroline Coleman (M)

1st Reading Is 43:16-21. Psalm Ps 125.

2nd Reading 2Phil 3:8-14. Gospel Jn 8:1-11.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Jimmy Giblin, Bunninadden & Castlecawley, who died recently in Gurteen, Mary Jane O’Dowd, England & Rinbane, who died recently.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Fourth Sunday of Lent 31st March: Focus: God is always readyto take us back, no matter how far or how often we stray. – Jesus’ famous parable of the prodigal son depicts God as a father always ready to take back those who stray from him. No matter how we may have turned away from God, we have only to turn back to him through the sacrament of reconciliation. Lent is the perfect time to be reconciled to God & to be a new creation for Easter.


Saturday 8pm: Achonry. Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena


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


Emigrant Collection: Sincere thanks for your contribution to the collection taken up on St Patrick’s Day amounting to €655.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 6th April: ST BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 7th April: ST AGNES

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 31st March, & 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th April at 8pm. Booking at Nathy Brennan's bar, - phone 071 9185116.  


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.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm. 29th March Winners: P. Henry, J. Hyland, M. Lee. Raffle: J. Brennan, N. McHugh, Cm. Gallagher, Cm. Gallagher.

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 3rd April Carmel Mc Loughlin. 10th Noel Briody, 17th Billy Corcoran, & 24th Colm Burke. No dance partner necessary. Contact Frank 0879809432.


The Coleman Centre: Kieran Quinn & Seamie O' Dowd return on April 6th at 8.30 pm. A great night is guaranteed with this lively duo. Adm €15, Tickets from 071 9182599 or

Sligo County Fleadh 2019 -Competition entry closing date for County Sligo competitors is Saturday 6th April. Please note that entries cannot be accepted after this date. Entries to your Branch secretary on or before this date. Enq Co. Secretary Tim Mulcahy at 0876296899. See county web page

Accord Charlestown is inviting applicants to act as Facilitators in Marriage Preparation courses. Anyone interested  in becoming a Facilitator should contact Accord Charlestown on 0949254944 or email before 12th April 2019.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club: Monthly meeting on Monday 1st April at 9pm, in St.Nathy's Hall.

Our Senior team made their competitive debut for 2019 on Saturday last, defeating Curry 2-18 to 3-07 in the Kiernan Cup. Kevin Giblin's charges will face Curry again in the first round of the league on the 31st March.

Our Minor team also got their year off to a winning start on Monday 18th March with a victory over Coolera/Strandhill 3-5 to 1-8, & look forward to their upcoming match against Geevagh/St.Michael's in the next round of their league campaign. Our various Under Age Teams, from U-12 to U-16 are training throughout the week at Nace O'Dowd Park, new players are welcome. The Blue Kidz Academy for players between the ages of 4 & 10 is well underway for the 2019 season, in the Teeling Centre in Coolooney every Saturday morning. The 2019 Club Lotto tickets are on sale from Fundraising Committee members. This is the principal fundraiser for the year & it is of paramount importance to the running of the club. We encourage you to purchase a ticket.


Organ Donor Awareness Week: Mass will be celebrated in Knock Basilica on Sunday 7th April at 12 noon in solidarity with those who are waiting for or have received organs & in thanksgiving for those who have donated organs. It will also remember all those who have died & whose organs were donated by their families. All are welcome.

Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre Friday 12th April 9.30pm. Music by Michael Walsh & Friends. Fáilte Roimh gach einne.

Support group meet in 53 Ard Aisling on Wed 3rd April at 8pm. This is for people who have or have had cancer. New members always welcome.
Tractor Run:  March 31st from Kilmactigue Comm Centre. Aclare. Registration at 11.30, run starts at 12. Proceeds going to ADC & Sligo Cancer Support Centre Tubbercurry. Spot prizes raffle, refreshments served.


The Community Group would like to thank everyone who helped out during the week of the parish litter pick. A lot of planning went into the organising to make sure all roads in the area were covered. It was great to see so many young & not so young willing to help, making it so much easier for us to get the job done. Please return all pickers asap. IT’S OUR PARISH LET’S TRY & KEEP IT CLEAN

A sub-committee of the CMCEG is now pushing for safety improvements on the N17 junctions within this catchment area. You may have received a questionnaire, (if not, they are available at the Church door), please fill in & return as all information will be of great benefit when meeting the powers that be in relation to making the N17 a safer road to enter or exit.  

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, contact: Fr Thierry: / +44 (0)28 4173 9979 Facebook: Benedictine Monks Rostrevor / Twitter: @rostrevormonks



Saturday 8pm: Achonry

Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena


Palm Sunday 14th April

Saturday Vigil 8pm: Achonry

Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena

Sun. 8pm: Confessions, Mullinabreena

Holy Thursday 18th April

8pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

followed by Adoration ‘til midnight (M)

Good Friday 19th April

3pm: The Lord’s Passion (M)

8pm: Stations of the Cross (A)

Holy Saturday 20th April

9:30am: Morning Prayer (A)

8pm: Easter Vigil (M)

Easter Sunday 21st April

10am: Mass in Achonry

11:30 Mas in Mullinabreena