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Fri, 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  


Pentecost Sunday

Sat 8th                    8:00 pm Kathleen & Paddy Boland (A)

Sun 9th                   10:00 am              People of the Parish (M)

Mon 10th               The B V M, Mother of the Church, St Columba

10:00 am        Mickey & Evelyn Gannon (M)

Tues 11th               St Barnabas (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 12th               10:00 am              Special Intention (A)

Thurs 13th             St Anthony of Padua (doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Patrick & Mary Kate Gallagher (M)

Fri          14th         St Davnet (virgin)

10:00 am        People of the Parish (A)

Sat 15th                  10:00 am              William Kennedy (M)

The Most Holy Trinity

Sat 15th                  8:00 pm Eugene Henry

Sun 16th                 10:00 am              Minnie & Tommy O’Donnell

& dec’d. Finnegan family (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 15th June 8pm: Martina Brennan (A)

Sunday 16th June 10am: Caroline Coleman (M)

1st Reading Prov 8:22-31. Psalm Ps 8.

2nd Reading Rm 5:1-5. Gospel Jn 16:12-15.


Pentecost Sunday 9th June: Focus: The outpouring of the Holy Spirit marks the birthday of the Church. – On Pentecost, the disciples go from fearful & hesitant to confident & bold. May we open ourselves to receiving the Holy Spirit so that we may live the fullness of discipleship.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 15th June: ST BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 16th June: ST ELIZABETH



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.

A 3K Family Fun Walk on Sunday 16th June at 2pm from Achonry National School. This is ideal for all the family / extended family members, past pupils & members of our community & beyond to get together & walk & talk, get some fresh air in a safe environment. Refreshments will be served at the school after the walk. Entry fee €5 per family / Donation at 1.30pm. We hope all families will be represented at this walk. Please support. 


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.

At the Ox Mountain Centre - beside Joe Dan’s Pub, on Sat 8th June 10pm Social Dancing with music by Medicine Bow.  Admission €10


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.


Blood Donation Clinic in St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry Tuesday, 18th June from 5pm to 8.30pm. As always, the demand for blood continues & every possible donation is desperately needed. Injured & sick people live because other people give. Blood is life & giving some is one of the greatest gesture of love & care that most people will ever have chance to avail of.


Mother Baby Group: The mother baby group meets in the FRC every Wednesday from 10.30am. The group is informal and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits.

Alzheimer Cafe Thursday 13th June from 11am to 1pm in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo. Speaker: Majella O' Donnell, Dementia Nurse Specialist. This is open to all members of the public. It is not confined solely to people affected by Alzheimers/Dementia. Look forward to seeing you all there. For more info please call Clair Culkin on 085 8720043/


“Give Us Back The BAD ROADS” by John Waters. ‘John Waters says in this book, “I would love to be cool again”. But he knows he can’t be because in modern Ireland the price of that is to give up speaking the truth. Instead Waters has decided to give modern Ireland both barrels, & in particular its great champion, our media. If you want to read a blistering attack on our new pretentions, look no further than this book.’ David Quinn

Benjamin Wiker wrote a few years ago on Pope Benedict XVI vs Secularism.  (Continued from last week)

As Pope Benedict during his Pontificate warned, this antagonism is often disguised as a beneficent affirmation of plurality. But when contemporary secularists preach tolerance, they practice what Benedict has called a "negative tolerance," a "new intolerance," complete with "standards of thinking that are supposed to be imposed on everyone" — what we call "political correctness." Do we, now, have to tolerate others views, while others don’t have to tolerate ours? It’s interesting.

The result, that Benedict noted, is actually the "abolition of tolerance, for it means, after all, that religion, that the Christian faith, is no longer allowed to express itself visibly." That result is, of course, the real aim of secularism: the removal of Christianity from culture. The seemingly beneficent affirmation of plurality has, as Benedict noted, a deeper manifestation — the promotion of relativism. Relativism says with a kindly smile, "Let us affirm all views as equally good; all ways of living as equally admirable; all thoughts as equally true." But again, hidden beneath the extended velvet glove of affirmation is often an iron hand ready to impose what the Pope had rightly called "a dictatorship of relativism."

As he warned the conclave that would end up electing him to the papacy, "We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain & which has as its highest goal one’s own ego & one’s own desires." That "egoism" is inherent in the secular denial of God & the materialist reduction of good & evil to personal physical pleasure & pain.

With no God to define good & evil, people become their own little gods, creating their own moral rules that maximize this-worldly satisfactions. In response, Benedict issued a call for an engaged, articulate & well-formed Catholic laity, endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture & with the courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church’s participation in public debate about the issues which are determining our future.

You see what’s happening here, with the Citizens Assembly, & how it was chosen, recent referenda & the way that so many people voted, the recent Local & European Elections, & some of the people that were elected to represent us at home & abroad, some more crooked than a ram’s horn, couldn’t make a success of their own business ventures, not one bit of religion, not an iota of concern for the unborn, while they tell us they are concerned about our welfare, & now they are elected by us & will run (or ruin) our local Councils & European Parliament. We get what we deserve, but I think we deserve a lot better. We need a true alternative to radical secularism. George Bush once said “I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office”. How can so many of the electorate not figure out what is happening here?

Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D., is a speaker & author of 10 books, his latest being Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion.

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

Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre Friday 14th June 9.30pm. Music by Mary Rose & Enda  Fáilte Roimh gach einne.

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

AGM of Sligo Greenway Co-op in the Yeats County Inn, Curry on Wed 12th June at 9.30pm. All shareholders are invited to attend.

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.  


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.

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 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 Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Aughamore Day Care Centre, Lake View Business Park, Aughamore, Co. Sligo. F91XW54

Phone: 071-9146400 email: