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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  


The Most Holy Trinity

Sat 15th                  8:00 pm Eugene Henry (A)

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

& dec’d. Finnegan family (M)

Mon 17th               10:00 am              John & Bridget Reid & dec’d family (M)

Tues 18th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 19th    St Romuald (abbot)

                                                10:00 am              Johnny & Nora Dunleavy (A)

Thurs 20th             The Irish Martyrs Novena to Sacred Heart begins today

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          21st         St Aloysius Gonzaga (religious) Novena to Sacred Heart

10:00 am        People of the Parish (A)

Sat 22nd                  St Paulinus of Nola, Ss John Fisher & Thomas More

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

5:00 pm          (House Mass) Denis & Ethna McDonagh

Corpus Christi     Novena to Sacred Heart

Sat 22nd                  8:00 pm Michael & Bridget Gannon (A)

Sun 23rd                 10:00 am              Marie Marren, Streamstown (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 22nd June 8pm: Damian Gallagher (A)

Sunday 23rd June 10am: Majella Spriggs (M)

1st Reading Gn 14:18-20. Psalm Ps 109.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 11:23-26. Gospel Lk 9:11-17.


Trinity Sunday 16th June: Focus: God is a God for us. -  God created us in his image, dwelt among us & remains with us in truth & as our strength & guidance. Everything God does, he does for us. May we strive to live in relationship with one another as our Triune God does with us.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 22nd June: ST COLUMBA

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 23rd June: ST FRANCIS

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Maura Shiel, (nee Kennedy), Drumardagh, Letterkenny, & formerly of Chaffpool.  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace



Saturday 8pm: Achonry. Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena


Community Enhancement: Hundreds of Lupins sold over the last 2 months. Great response! Please follow the Community facebook page for updates.  Call 0876235468 to order €2 per plant

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. 

Evening of Music at St. Patrick’s Church Moylough: The Men’s Choir from the German Diocese of Augsburg will perform hymns of the Eastern Orthodox Church in St. Patrick’s Church, Moylough on Friday 28th June at 7pm. All are welcome; admission is free & refreshments afterwards in the Heritage Centre.

Community Games: Athletics Finals Sligo I.T. Saturday 22nd June, Parade Assembly 11am, parade starts 11.30. Relay & throw ball on Sunday.

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.

The Mill Café: All profits from the Mill Cafe, Cloonacool, taken on Sat June 22nd will be donated to Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. Another good reason to come & enjoy the new community Cafe. Please support.


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.


“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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.


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: