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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  


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)

Mon 27th               St Augustine of Canterbury

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 28th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 29th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 30th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          31st         The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 1st                     St Justin (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

The Ascension of the Lord

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm Winnie & Mick Duffy, his brother Tommy John

& dec’d McDonnell & Duffy families (A)

Sun 2nd                   10:00 am              Dec’d of the Normanly, Ryan

& Hunt families (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 1st June 8pm: Francis Brennan (A)

Sunday 2nd June 10am:  (M)

1st Reading Acts 1:1-11. Psalm Ps 46.

2nd Reading Eph 1:17-23. Gospel Lk 24:46-53.


6th Sunday of Easter 26th May: Focus: The Holy Spirit will teach us & remind us of what Jesus taught. – Jesus assures us in the Gospel that he will dwell within us, & the Holy Spirit will teach us & remind us of what he taught. This is good news for us, because it means we are not making this Christian journey alone, two thousand years removed from a period in human time. We are today, like the early Church of Jerusalem, taught & guided by the Spirit. We need only to listen & have faith in his working in us.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 1st June: ST NATHY

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 2nd June: ST CLARE



Saturday 8pm: Achonry. Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena


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

If you have an hour to help during the week please let us know. We need assistance moving pots and compost.

The walkway up Knock na Shee is our next project & the Council have 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 Cloonacool every Monday at 9pm. (For the summer).

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club: 

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 Development Committee.

Charlie McGettigan with a guest appearance by Galway singer songwriter, Ultan Conlon at a House Concert in Moy River Folk Club, Cloonacool (Moy River B&B). Sat 1st June at 8pm. Booking is essential on 087 2512030. 

Mass for First Communicants: All first communion children & their families are invited to a special Mass of celebration on Sunday June 2nd at 12 noon in the Basilica, Knock. The children are welcome to wear their communion clothes & will actively participate in the Mass, making it a happy & memorable family occasion.

Annual Fr. Patrick Peyton Rosary Rally at Knock Shrine Sat 1st June starting at 2 pm. Main Celebrant: Bishop Fleming, Homilist: Fr. Frank Fahy. All are welcome. 

Mobile Bank: Ulster Bank (Ballina Branch). The service will be provided beside Doohan’s Filling Station every Monday 10am to 12 noon.

Ox Mountain walking festival on 1st June, registration 9.30-10.30 at The Ox Mountain Heritage Centre phone 0833303181. There will be two walks: 1. 6k, and 2. Mountain climb approx 10-12k.  

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.

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.

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


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.


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