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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  


Fifth Sunday of Lent

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

Rose Donnellan (A)

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

Mon 8th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Tues 9th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

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

8:00 pm                                           Private Intention (A)

Thurs 11th             St Stanislaus (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Dec’d. O’Malley, Hunter,

& Hopkins families (A)

Fri 12th 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Catherine & Gary Dennehy (A)

Sat 13th                  St Martin I (pope & martyr)

1:00 pm          Wedding (M)

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Sat 13th                  8:00 pm                 Margaret Duffy, Castleoye (A)

Sun 14th                 10:00 am              Dec’d. of Normanley family (M)



MULLINABREENA       3:00pm – 7:00pm

ACHONRY                      6:00pm – 9:00pm




Readers of the Word

Saturday 13th April 8pm: Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 14th April 10am: Nicola Marren (M)

                                       Majella Spriggs (M)

                                       Ella Finan (M)

1st Reading Is 50:4-7. Psalm Ps 21.

2nd Reading Phil 2:6-11. Gospel Lk 22:14-23:56.

Fifth Sunday of Lent 7th April: Focus: God is always doing something new – he is mercy & forgiveness for those who seek him. – Today’s psalm speaks of the great things that God has done. Among them is his giving us the promise to forgive all who come before him with true contrition & who seek his mercy. Through & in Jesus we have the ability to do this, & when we do, we allow God to ‘re-create’ in us – to do something new in us.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 13th April: ST COLUMBA

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 14th April: ST BENEDICT



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




Saturday 8pm: Achonry. Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena


First Holy Communion: ‘Do This in Memory’ Mass takes place in Mullinabreena @10am on Sunday 14th April. Congratulations to the children who made their First Confessions in Achonry recently.

Choir practice: In Mullinabreena Church on Thursday at 7pm in preparation for the Easter Ceremonies.

Coolaney Mullinabreena GAA Club: Send congratulations to Fergal Boland (grandson of Vera Kennedy, Carniara), & the Mayo Senior football team on winning the National League last Sunday. UP MAYO.

Our Senior team opened their league campaign last Sunday, defeating Curry 0-14 to 1-08. 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 Fundraiser is now closed. We would like to thank every member who purchased a ticket & wish them the best of luck in the draws to come. Our U-21 will get their Championship underway against Curry in Nace O’Dowd Park on Sunday, all support is appreciated

Ceili: In St Nathy’s Hall Muullinabreena on Thursday 11th April at 9pm. Music by Salamanca Ceili Band.


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.

Community Enhancement: The group bought pickers over the last 2 years. Please return them to A M Gorman ASAP.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm. 5th April Winners: J. Hyland, P. McCormack, T. McCarrick, P. Henry. Raffle: F. Gilmartin, M. Devaney, Cm. Gallagher, M. Maher, J. Hyland.

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

25 Drive in Cloonacool every Monday at 9pm.

Ceolaras Coleman: Our new website & online shop will be launched by Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann on April 26th at 3 pm in The Coleman Centre, Gurteen,

Social Dancing in Carraroe Community Centre, on Wednesdays, class 8.30 to 9.30. Dance from 9.30 to 11:30pm. Wed 10th April Noel Briody, 17th Billy Corcoran, & 24th Colm Burke. No dance partner necessary. Contact Frank 0879809432.


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

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

The Community Group 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.  

Alzheimer Café: Thursday 11th April from 11am to 1pm in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo. Speaker: Donal Carroll; Legal Aspects of Decision Making, Wills, Probate etc. This session is open to all members of the public. Look forward to seeing you all there. For info call Clair Culkin on 0858720043/

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

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Margaret Gormley, Carrowloughlin, Bunninadden, (long serving member of Sligo County Council), John Francis McHugh, England, (brother of Nora McHugh, Screen/Dromard).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

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

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. 

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.


ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators. If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church. If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Accord wants to hear from you! Successful applicants will receive professional training & will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation courses locally. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to