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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  


Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sat 11th                  8:00 pm Seamus Conlon (M)

Sun 12th                 10:00 am              Frank & Celia Healy (A)

Mon 13th               Our Lady of Fatima

10:00 am        Patrick Henry, Strandhill & Carrowmore (M)

Tues 14th               St Matthias (apostle)

10:00 am        Kathleen & Patrick Gaffney (M)

Wed 15th               St Carthage (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 16th             St Brendan (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          17th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 18th                  St John I (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        John & Mary Gallagher, Cashel North (M)

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sat 18th                  8:00 pm Michael James & Kathleen Davey

& dec’d family (M)

Sun 19th                 10:00 am              Batty Doddy (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 18th May 8pm: Maureen Lee (M)

Sunday 19th May 10am: Ray Wims (A)

1st Reading Acts 14:21-27. Psalm Ps 144.

2nd Reading Apoc 21:1-5. Gospel Jn 13:31-35.


4th Sunday of Easter 12th May: Focus: Jesus our Good Shepherd, grasps us by the hand. -   Good Shepherd Sunday is celebrated around the world on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Jesus knows each one of us & we know his voice. To follow him is to know eternal life.



Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 18th May: ST AGNES

Achonry Sunday 10am 19th May: ST COLUMBA


Saturday 8pm: Mullinabreena. Sunday 10am: Achonry

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to Bridget McCarrick, Cloonbaniff, who celebrated her 95th birthday during the week. We wish Bridget continued health & happiness.

Recent Collections: Many thanks for your contributions to the Emigrant Collection amounting to €670, Holy Places €160, and Trocaire €2042 (€323 of this amount was collected in Achonry National School during Lent). Thanks for your continued support to all these very worthy causes.

AbbVie employee cycles for charity. Local girl, Claire Rooney, will be a participant in an upcoming cycle from Sligo to Cork to raise funds for North West Hospice. This event is organised by AbbVie & each participant has a target to reach to help contribute to the total fund. Claire is organising a fundraising night of music & cabaret in the Mountain Inn, Coolaney on Friday 24th May. More info on the line-up of talent will appear in the coming weeks. 


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

The BIG HELLO held in Carrowmore School on Sat 4th was a huge success. Huge privilege recording the memories of times past in the community. Thanks to those who donated their delph, baked for the occasion & to all who helped in so many ways to make the day possible. Great to see the community coming together & the doors of Carrowmore School open again for such a day with the added bonus of a very special guest, Sam Maguire. Thanks to Coolaney Mullinabreena GAA Club for bringing him along. Looking forward to having more days like this.   

Picnic Area: The final work has taken place on the picnic area in Lavagh car park. It looks really well now.

The walkway up Knock na Shee is our next project & the Council have just started work on the parking area.

We are just over two years in operation & are always looking for new members to join us. It’s a community group & all our volunteers are doing their best for this area. Huge praise goes to each & every one of them for the time & effort given to each project. 

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 8:30pm. 10th May Winners: J. Browne, C. Gallagher, P. Gallagher. Raffle: J. Hyland, J. Reidy, N. McHugh. Next Friday is the final game ‘til September.

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.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club: Monthly meeting on Tuesday 14th May at 9.30pm, in Coolaney, Community Centre.

Public Meeting with European Election Candidates: You are invited to this meeting on Thursday, May 16th at 8pm in St. Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry hosted by The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association. Topics of discussion will include: 1. Supporting the family farm 2. Sustaining & developing our towns & rural communities 3. Enhancement of services & the delivery of quality water 4. Impact of land designations.

This is your opportunity to hear first-hand from European Election Candidates. Come along & voice your opinion.

Marie Keating Foundation: Annual Camino trip Sept 7th - 14th. This a journey of a lifetime as we walk the  La Vía de la Plata route to the tomb of St. James in Santiago De Compostela. The cost of the trip is €2,100 pp which will include: Flights, Accommodation, breakfast & evening meal, guide, transfers to & from airport & a 20kg bag which will be transported from hotel to hotel each day. Walk approximately 20km per day, on route to the tomb of St. James in Santiago De Compostela. For more info see phone Fiona 01 628 3728.

Delirium Education Session for family/carers of people with Dementia on 22nd & 29th May 7- 9pm in the Coach House Hotel, Ballymote. If you are caring for someone with dementia & would like to learn about delirium please come along, It will be delivered over 2 sessions. Refreshments provided. For more information please contact Aoife 087 7959617 or Mary 087 3561164.

Vocation Sunday 2019: “If God calls you to follow his path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him. Do not yield to fear, which paralyses us before the great heights to which the Lord points us.” – Pope Francis.  Have you the courage to take a risk for God’s promise - Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – It is worth saying “yes” to God.  Contact Our Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan, The Presbytery, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.  Tel. 094 - 9860011, Mobile 087 - 3683535, E-mail or contact any local priest for more info.  

Come & See! Perhaps God is calling you to be a diocesan priest?  Vocations retreat – A look into the life of Priesthood.  St Patrick’s College Maynooth 18th/19th May. 

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.


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.


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.


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

Lough Derg One Day Retreats continue on May 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 Sat 18th May. Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518. Email: Web: Booking essential.


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.

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.

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