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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  


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)

Mon 20th               St Bernardine of Siena (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 21st               Ss Christopher Magallánes & Companions

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 22nd               St Rita of Cascia (religious)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

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

Fri          24th         World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 25th                  St Bede the Venerable, St Gregory VII (pope)

10:00 am        Mai & Tommy O’Dowd, Rinbane (M)

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sat 25th                  8:00 pm James & Kathleen Finan, Belra (M)

Sun 26th                 10:00 am              James & Mary Ann Davey

& dec’d Davey family (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 25th May 8pm: Nicola Marren (M)

Sunday 26th May 10am: Damian Gallagher (A)

1st Reading Acts 15:1-2, 22-29. Psalm Ps 66.

2nd Reading Apoc 21:10-14. Gospel Jn 14:23-29.


5th Sunday of Easter 19th May: Focus: We glory in the victorious love of Christ. – All true love has its origins in God, who is love itself, & so the Christian believer must seek to love as God loves, & to share love as abundantly as God shares it with his creation. Love is the very hallmark of the Christian life.  



Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 25th May: ST BENEDICT

Achonry Sunday 10am 26th May: ST DAVNET



Saturday 8pm: Mullinabreena. Sunday 10am: Achonry


AbbVie employee cycles for charity: Carrowmurray native, Claire Rooney is organising a fundraiser in aid of North West Hospice. She has volunteered to complete the AbbVie Cycle Challenge which entails cycling 250 km over 2 days on 6/7th June. To help with fundraising she has put in place a night of music, song & entertainment at the Mountain Inn Rockfield, Friday 24th May at 8.30pm. The night will feature lots of local talent including the Coolaney Gospel Choir, Karen McKim & the Cloonacool Guitar Club. It promises to be a great night for a very worthy cause. 

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion last weekend. We pray for them & their families; may this moment of special grace sustain them in faith, hope & love. We thank the parents who participated in our parish preparation programme: the principal, teachers & staff of our school & all who supported the children in their preparation for the Sacrament.


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

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

Achonry National School Clothes Collection: On Sat May 25th & Sat June 1st in St Nathy’s Hall from 10am to 12noon each day. So let’s start packing those bags & pass the word on to extended Family, Neighbours & Friends & let’s put in a big effort.

What’s Accepted: All clothing including Bed linen, Towels Curtains, Footwear, Hand Bags, Belts, Soft Toys.

NOT Accepted: Pillows, Duvets, Mats. - Please support.

Parents Association Meeting: The Parents Association of Achonry National School are having a meeting on Wednesday 22nd May in St Nathy’s Hall Mullinabreena at 8 30pm. As this is the last meeting of this School Year we hope all families are represented at the meeting.  

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall 17th May Winners: P. Gallagher, M. McCarthy, F. Gilmartin. Raffle: P. Henry, F. Gilmartin, W. Coleman, N. McHugh. End of Season winners: W. Coleman, J. Brennan, P. Henry, M. McCarthy. The Game resumes in September.

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

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

Don Stiffe one of Irelands finest Folk and Ballad Singers in The Coleman Centre, Gurteen, on Sat May 25th at 8.30pm.  Don is a passionate & talented singer whose impressive performance style has moved audiences all over the world.  Adm €15. Tickets online at or call 071 9182599.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club: 

Congrats to our Seniors on reaching the Kiernan Cup Final after defeating St Molaise Gaels 3:15- 2:10

The Minor team lost to Geevagh/St.Michael’s in the last round of their League Campaign on Friday.

The U-16 team continues to train in Nace O’Dowd Park after their great win against St. Pat’s last week.

The U-14s had the best performance of the year so far when they came up short against Tourlestrane by 4 points on Thursday night.

Our U-12 team are playing Enniscrone on Tuesday in Enniscrone.

The Club is organising a scrap metal collection on the June bank Holiday Monday 3rd. Nace O’Dowd Park is the drop off point. Can any club members have a look around for any old machinery, batteries, gates etc. This will be a great help to the Club.

The club is still selling signage around Nace O’Dowd Park, if any Local Businesses are interested contact any Member of the Development Committee.

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 or 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.

Vocations: 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.  

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



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: