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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  


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)

Mon 29th               St Catherine of Siena (Patron of Europe)

10:00 am        Peter & Bea Ann Quinn

& dec’d Quinn family (M)

Tues 30th               St Pius V (pope)

10:00 am        Michael & Margaret Scanlon

& sons Michael & Peter (M)

Wed 1st                  St Joseph the Worker

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 2nd               St Athanasius (bishop &doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          3rd                           Ss Philip & James (apostles)

10:00 am        John & Delia McGowan (M)

                                                8:00 pm People of the Parish (A)

Sat 4th                    St Conleth (bishop)

                        11:30 am              Johnny Johnston (M)

Third Sunday of Easter

Sat 4th                    8:00 pm Teresa & Michael O’Dowd (M)

Sun 5th                   10:00 am              Special Intention (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 4th May 8pm: Ella Finan (M)

Sunday 5th May 10am: Tara Hosey (A)

1st Reading Acts 5:27-32, 40-41. Psalm Ps 29.

2nd Reading Apoc 5:11-14. Gospel Jn 21:1-19.

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) 28th April: Focus: God’s divine mercy is for all. – Jesus is God, & his mercy is both divine & eternal. His love is upon us for our sake & we, in turn, should grow in trust in our Saviour.


SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Helen O’Kennedy, Wexford, (mother of Sean O’Kennedy, Carrowcarragh).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


Saturday 8pm: Mullinabreena. Sunday 10am: Achonry



Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 4th May: ST ELIZABETH

Achonry Sunday 10am 5th May: ST ATTRACTA

Community Games sponsored walk on Sunday 5th May at 12 noon. 
C.G. Athletics in Nace O’Dowd Park on Monday 6th May at 12 noon. If you didn’t get an Entry form for the Athletics, they will be available at the walk on the 5th.

Community Enhancement: LUPINS FOR SALE €2 each. Ring 0876235468 or message our facebook page.

The Big Hello: In celebration of The National Community Weekend, the community is invited to participate in a Community Folklore Collection Event in Carrowmore School, Lavagh on 4th May, between 12 - 5. The event is hosted by the Achonry Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group & is kindly sponsored by Sligo LCDC. The purpose behind this event is the recording of local customs, traditions, folklore & experiences of the older generations within the community as they were growing up, by way of conversations with the younger generations. Refreshments will be served. The event will also be an opportunity to view an audio visual of some of the 4,000 photographs of people & events within the community in times past, gathered during the course of photography exhibition in October 2018. A similar event in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre on Monday 6th May, 11am-5pm

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm. 26th April Winners: Cm. Gallagher, P. Henry, M. McCarthy, M. Rogan. Raffle: J. Browne, J. Brennan, J. Reidy, J. Reidy.  

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. 

Taster in Theology course will commence at The Newman Institute Monday May 13th from 7.30 to 10pm & will run for 3 nights.

"Christianity Grows Up: Following Christ in the Fourth & Fifth Centuries" lectures by Professor Salvador Ryan. Cost is €80 & call 09672066 or email to book your place.

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. 

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

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. Come on down to the market for lots of local produce - beef, lamb, herbs & veg, bread & eggs - as well as crafty stuff.  Stock up on dried goods without any plastic packaging.  Take a seat in the cafe & enjoy freshly ground coffee & cake. Something for everyone.


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.

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.


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.

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:


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 recruiting new Healthcare Assistants & would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills & care of the older person). Please email your CV to or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

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

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.

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

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.