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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 Easter Vigil

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

Easter Sunday

Sun 21st                 10:00 am              John & Annie Devaney

& dec’d. family members (A)

                                                        11:30 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 22nd               10:00 am              Helen McCarrick, Cloonbaniff (M)

Tues 23rd               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 24th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 25th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          26th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 27th                  10:00 am              Bartley & Myra Roddy

& dec’d Doherty & Roddy families (M)

Second Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sat 27th                  8:00 pm John Joseph Davey

& dec’d of Davey family (A)

Sun 28th                 10:00 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 27th April 8pm: Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 28th April 10am: Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Acts 5:12-16. Psalm Ps 117.

2nd Reading Apoc 1:9-13, 17-19. Gospel Jn 20:19-31.

Easter Sunday 21st April: Focus: The risen Christ seeks to transform & redeem our lives. – The resurrection of the Lord is the highest of all feasts – the day in which we celebrate the truth that Jesus conquers & redeems every darkness of life, even death itself. Truly this is a day of rejoicing! For even when events are unclear to us – when we do not understand what we see before us, like those who saw the empty tomb – we can be confident in the words & promises of God.

Wedding: Congratulations & best wishes to Janette Marren, Streamstown, & Stuart Rutherford, Sligo. Their marriage took place in Mullinabreena Church on Saturday 13th April.     

We wish them many years of health & happiness


Saturday 8pm: Achonry. Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena



Achonry Saturday 8pm 27th April ST NATHY

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 28th April: ST DECLAN


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

 Meeting Tues 23rd April 8.30pm in Parochial House, all welcome.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm. 19th April Winners: Cm. Gallagher, J. Brennan, J. Burke, M. Lee. Raffle: W. Coleman, M. McCarthy, J. Burke, M. Devaney.  

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. 

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. Registration on Monday 29th April in Corran College from 2pm-6pm. 

Ballad singer and well-known song writer, Tommy Sands will play a house concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool on Saturday 27th April at 8pm. Sands is best known for his song, ‘There Were Roses’ & remains a living treasure in Irish folk music circles. Booking on 087 2512030.

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

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.

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

Achonry Branch of the Mothers Union invite you to an evening with Gerry Farrell – actor, psychotherapist, lecturer, expert on Alzheimers. An evening of information, laughter & sadness. In the Coach-House, Rathbarron on Wed 1st May at 8pm. Contact Doris on 0862497806. Cost: Donation towards Literacy & Development Programme in 3rd World. Supper served.


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.


The Sam Maguire Cup will visit our Club on May 4th. This will be an opportunity for young players & their families to get their picture taken with the cup in what promises to be exciting day for the club.

Nace O Dowd Park will host our first home senior league game of the season when we take on Coolera Strandhill on Sunday 21st at 3pm, hopefully we will have a big home crowd to support the team.

Our under 21 team were defeated by Eastern Harps by 1-12 to 0-9 in Keash last Sunday to bring an end to their Championship hopes for 2019. The minor team take on Eastern Harps on Monday 22nd at 6.30, best of luck to Team & Management. The under 16 team came up short against Coolera Strandhill in a very competitive game last Tuesday in Nace O’Dowd Park.

The U14’s played Curry on Thursday in the first game of the league, unfortunately we were on the wrong end of the result on the day.

Blue Kids Academy continues every Saturday morning at 10am in Coolaney Cummunity Pitch

There is still an opportunity for supporters to purchase Lotto tickets for 2019, please contact any club member to contribute.

North West S.T.O.P.: Free Counselling Available; Call 086 7772009 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 & many of these clients have told us of the great improvement in their lives through availing of this service. 

Northwest STOP Info Night in the Canis Major Chapel, Clayton Hotel, Sligo Thurs 25th April at 8pm. All are welcome.


Banada Tourlestrane Housing Association (BTHA): Supply meals-on-wheels to elderly, the sick, those just returned home from hospital, or others who through circumstances are not able to prepare meals for themselves. The service is daily & can be availed of by calling BTHA office 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday on 071 9181562. Meals are freshly home cooked & consist of a dinner & desert.

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:

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. Workshops on rock painting will take place in the Library on the 16th, 17th & 18th April from 2-3pm. Contact the Library on 071911705 to book a place.

Breastfeeding Support group. This new peer support group is for all pregnant & new & experienced mothers & dads. The group meet on Tuesdays in the FRC from 10.30am-12.30 midday. Information & support provided by Lifestart staff. All welcome.

Kayak tasters for Adults Temple House. Sligo sport & recreation partnership are offering adult Kayaking taster session on May 2nd(men only), 9th (women only), & 16th (mixed) from 7-9pm. A full Kayak course will be offered after the tasters. Booking is essential & an application form must be completed. Close date for applications is 1pm Monday 29th April. Please contact the FRC on 0719186926 or pop in for an application form.

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.

Midland Warmer Homes in conjunction with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland run a Warmer Homes Scheme. This project is free to individuals who are in receipt of one of the following - Fuel Allowance; or Family Income Supplement (FIS); or Jobseeker’s Allowance (for more than 6 months with a child/ren under 7); or One Parent Family Payment; or Domiciliary Care Allowance; or Careers Allowance - living with the person you care for; the person must own their own house & the house must be built before 2006. Only homes that have NOT received works can apply for this project. Works which are covered include – attic, cavity wall, external wall and heating installations – based on SEAI criteria & survey of house. For more information or an application form contact 090-6488292 or email

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. 

Killala- Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the leadership of Bishop Fleming, & Very Rev. Dermot Meehan, Adm of Achonry. Spiritual Directors: Fr. Tom Doherty, & Fr. John Maloney. From 29th August to 3rd Sept, departs from Ireland West Airport Knock. 5 nights in full board accommodation in the Hotel Agena. Price €733- (single rooms available, supplement applies). Contact Pilgrim Section: Michael Walkin, Ballina, JWT representative on 086-6080763. Assisted/Invalid Pilgrim Section: Eileen O’Brien on 086-4013897.

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.