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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  


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)

Mon 15th               10:00 am              Val Brett & dec’d. of Brett family (M)


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



8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Tues 16th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          Private Intention (A)

Wed 17th               10:00 am              Sr Mary Margaret Marren (M)

8:00 pm                                           Private Intention (A)

Easter Triduum

Thurs 18th             8:00 pm                 Michael & Kathleen Gorman

                                                                                                & dec’d family (M)

Thurs 18th             After Mass ‘til Midnight: Adoration (M)

Fri          19th         3:00 pm                Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (M)

                                                8:00 pm                Stations of the Cross (A)

Sat 20th                  9:30 am                Morning Prayer (A)

Sat 20th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Easter Sunday

Sun 21st                 10:00 am              John & Annie Devaney (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm





Holy Thurs 18th 8pm Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading Ex 12:1-8, 11-14. Psalm Ps 115.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 11:23-26. Gospel Jn 13:1-15.

Good Friday 19th 3pm James McCarrick, Michael Toolan, Mary Keane (M)

1st Reading Is 52:13-53:12. Psalm Ps 30.

2nd Reading Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9. Gospel Jn 18:1-19:42.

Holy Sat 20th Easter Vigil 8pm Nonie Marren, Mary Henry,

                                                  Tommy Kilcoyne, Pat O’Donnell (M)

1st Reading Gen 1:1-2:2. Psalm Ps 103.

3rd Reading Ex 14:15-15:1. Psalm Ex15.

5th Reading Is 55:1-11. Psalm Is 12.

8th Reading (Epistle) Rom 6:3:-11. Psalm Ps 117. Gospel Lk 24:1-12.

Easter Sunday 21st 10am Tara Hosey (A)

Easter Sunday 21st 11:30am Martin Golden (M)

1st Reading Acts 10:34, 37-43. Psalm Ps 117.

2nd Reading Col 3:1-4. Gospel Jn 20:1-9.


Palm Sunday 14th April: Focus: We are invited to accompany Jesus as he faces betrayal, abandonment, suffering & death. – Today we commemorate the passion of Jesus. Through the Gospel reading, we are invited into the story, to be present with Jesus as he experiences his arrest, suffering & death. We reflect upon the various figures in the Gospel, those who actively contribute to his persecution, those who stood at a distance, & those who would not partake of the evil that was done. As Christians, we are called to remember the events of Palm Sunday whenever we encounter suffering, whether our own or others.


First Holy Communion ‘Do This in Memory’ Mass takes place in Mullinabreena at 10am on Sunday 14thApril.

Choir practice: In Mullinabreena Church on Tuesday at 8pm in preparation for the Easter Ceremonies.







Saturday 8pm: Achonry. Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena

(see above timetable for Easter Ceremonies)



Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 20th April ST CLARE

Achonry Sunday 10am 21st April: ST DAVNET

Mullinabreena Sunday 11:30am 21st April: ST BENEDICT


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.

Attention all beef and suckler farmers, The Beef Plan Movement info & registration night in the Sligo Park hotel on Sunday 14th April at 8:30pm. Come along & hear what it's about, new members can join on the night. 

C/M GAA Club - Lotto draw January Numbers   4,17,26,31. No Jackpot winner, Match 3 Winners: Mary & Ray Connolly, Coolaney, Sean Kennedy Tobertelly.

Community Enhancement: Busy transplanting lupins! We hope to sell them off cheap or do a plant swap once they are more mature. If anyone has a spare hour over the next week or two we would appreciate the help, contact Anne Marie on 0876235468

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm. 12th April Winners: M. Rogan, J. Browne, P. Gallagher, W. Coleman, M. McCarthy. Raffle: J. Brennan, F. Gilmartin, W. Coleman, G. McCaul.

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

25 Drive in Cloonacool every Monday at 9pm. (For the summer).

A clothes collection soon in aid of Cloonacool Mens Shed & Cloonacool Community cafe. 

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,

Sligo Stoma Support Group: Indoor Car Boot Sale in The Glasshouse Hotel today Sunday 14th April from 1 to 5pm. Proceeds in aid of Sligo Cancer Support Centre. Bargains Galore. Enquirers to 0863608798.

Coleman Centre: Traditional musician, Marcus Hernon & sons Prionsias & Breandan, on Easter Sunday at 8.30pm. Great music, dance & song. Book early 071 9182599 or

North West Hospice Fundraising Concert, Wed 24th April 8.30pm.  Music by the Chapel Street Band. Come along to support a very worthy cause.

BALLYMOTE DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: The local DIL committee want to help people to get online & register. It’s such an important event & the money is making a concrete difference on the ground in Sligo with a Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer providing real help to real people. The committee are planning two registration events to help encourage people to sign up. The first is on Thurs 18th April in Ballymote Family Resource Centre from 10 am- 4 pm & the next on Monday 29th in Corran College from 2pm-6pm. 

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.  Details of courses are advertised in your local community, schools, crèches & healthcare settings. Courses & updates on Triple P will be posted on Sligo Leitrim Parent Hub facebook – For more info. phone Kay on 071 9148860 or email

Lough Derg One Day Retreats begin on Saturday 4th May & continue on 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 25th, 26th & 27th. Why not take some time & space on Lough Derg personally or as a parish group this May? A NEW event for those who serve in lay parish ministry, is our Parish Ministry Day Saturday 18th May. Booking essential. Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518. Email: Web:

Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith & Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call 087 278 6552


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

RHS Home Care is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email you CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

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

Each year our charity, Northwest STOP helps people in distress or with mental health issues in the Northwest region. We provide up to 8 free counselling sessions to each client seeking our help and many of these clients have told us of the great improvement in their lives through availing of this service. 

Northwest STOP Information Evening at the Canis Major Chapel, Clayton Hotel, Sligo on Thursday 25th April at 8pm. All are welcome.

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.

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. 


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



The KNOCK MARRIAGE INTRODUCTIONS - helping to bring people together with a view to marriage. Ireland's first & only Catholic Marriage Introductions Agency. Phone: 094-9375960 or

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Aughamore Day Care Centre, Lake View Business Park, Aughamore, Co. Sligo. F91XW54

Phone: 071-9146400 email:


Town Twinning 20th Anniversary of the twinning between Viarmes & Tubbercurry. A group from South Sligo will be travelling to Viarmes from May 9th- 13th. There will be various activities including a day trip to Paris organised by our French hosts. The cost of flights are reasonable at the moment with Ryanair. If you are interested in travelling please contact Nuala at or Michael at or Derek at 087 6393137 or call in to Nuala in the Tourist office.

Student Exchange: A group of Students 16-18year olds from Viarmes will be visiting Tubbercurry April 23rd - 30th. We would like to hear from Host families prepared to take 1 or 2 students for the week, preferably with students of similar age. Activities will be planned for the students most days. For more details contact Marian on 087 2678944.