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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  


Corpus Christi   Novena to Sacred Heart continues

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

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

Mon 24th     The Nativity of St John the Baptist

                                                10:00 am              Special Intention (M) Novena

Tues 25th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M) Novena

                                                11:00 am              End of School Year Mass in Achonry N.S.

Wed 26th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A) Novena

Thurs 27th             St Cyril of Alexandria

10:00 am        Private Intention (M) Novena

Fri          28th         The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

10:00 am        Private Intention (M) Novena Concludes

Sat 29th                  Ss Peter & Paul (apostles)

10:00 am        Matt Colleary (M)

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 29th                  8:00 pm Robert Hosey & dec’d of

Dillon & Hosey families (A)

Sun 30th                 10:00 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 29th June 8pm: Ray Wims (A)

Sunday 30th June 10am: Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading 1 Kg 19:16, 19-21. Psalm Ps 15.

2nd Reading Gal 5:1, 13-16. Gospel Lk 9:51-62.


Corpus Christi 23rd June: Focus: Christ fulfils in the Eucharist his promise to be with his people always. – As the source & summit of our faith, we celebrate Christ’s enduring presence with us in the mystery of the Eucharist. Here we encounter his love & healing, here we are strengthened & nourished to live the Gospel & to hope for a share in his eternal life.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 29th June: ST DAVNET

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 30th June: ST AGNES



Saturday 8pm: Achonry. Sunday 10am: Mullinabreena


‘Do this in memory’ the final DTIM Mass for the Communion class of 2019, takes place at 10 am Sunday 23rd in Mullinabreena


Community Enhancement: All lupins are sold. We are really happy with the response to this project. It was hard work but well worth the effort. Thank you to everyone for supporting us. Hope you have loads of flowering lupins in your gardens for years to come. Huge thanks to the helpers who gave of their time.

Meeting Thursday 27th June 8.30pm in Parochial House. All welcome. Please follow the Community facebook page for updates.

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

Congratulations to the Achonry 5th & 6th class girls team who won the Cumann Na mBunscol Plate Final last Tuesday. Congratulations also to all the Achonry children who took part in this year’s events, their sportsmanship has been acknowledged by being awarded the Cumann na mBunscol Fair Play Award 2019

Parents Association of Achonry National School would like to thank everyone who participated in their School walk last Sunday. The main purpose was to get the Children & their parents & neighbours & friends out to walk & talk, & this was achieved despite the showers which we were lucky enough to escape. We would like to thank everyone who supported all our fund raisers over the year from Clothes Collections /Bag pack/Operation Transformation & silence day. Your support is greatly appreciated. All money raised goes to Achonry School.

Congratulations to the Girls school football team on winning their Cumann na mBunscol Plate Final. Another successful year for the girls.

We wish the best of luck to our Sixth class students as they finish their final year in Achonry NS & prepare for the transition to secondary school in August. Enjoy the summer! Thanks Again.


Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their annual summer camp from the 16-19th & 23rd-26th July from 10 am till 2pm each day. Limited places available. Please contact us on or 071 9181920/ 0871362703. 

June Retreat Days at Glenstal Abbey: Monday 24 - One Day Retreat for Men. Tuesday 25 - Silent Day Retreat for Women. Wednesday 26 - Day Retreat for Women (not silent). Reflect, Relax & Renew your Spirit in the peaceful & beautiful surrounds of Glenstal Abbey. Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of Reflections, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Meals & Refreshments included. Registration 10am. Finish 5pm. Cost €45. For more info call 061-621005 or

GAA Notes: A sincere Thank you to all who donated scrap metal for our recent fundraiser. And to all senior players & club members who rolled up the sleeves & helped collect & organise this successful event.

Our senior team played Tourlestrane on Sunday in round 7 of the Division One league. The game finished in a draw 0-16 to 1-13.

Best wishes to Nathan Mullen & Barry Gorman & indeed all the Sligo senior panel in round two of the All Ireland Qualifiers this Sunday v Offaly in O’Connor Park, Tullamore. 

Our U12 team played a very competitive game against Shamrock Gaels last week & just lost out by a couple of scores, there were some very good performances throughout the team.

U16’s play Castleconnor in the B Shield final on Monday 24th in Scarden. The best of luck to the team & management.

The Knocknashee Ceili Band in concert at The Ox Mountain Heritage Centre, Sunday 30th June 8pm.  Adm €20 including tea & raffle.  All welcome.

Blood Donation Clinic. There was a record turnout at St. Brigit's Hall last Tuesday, & all who registered to donate blood must be congratulated. There is great appreciation also of the many who publicize the event, encouraged others to donate & helped in any way make this clinic a great success. When someone gives blood they give someone who desperately needs support, another birthday, another anniversary, another day at the beach, another talk with a friend, another laugh, another hug, another chance. Giving blood is giving life. Thank You.

Irish Wheelchair Associations Coastal Camino 2019: Are you looking for your next big adventure? If so, why not sign up for Irish Wheelchair Association’s Coastal Camino Walk. Suitable for all age groups & all levels of fitness, on a trail of 103km from the maritime city of Vigo to Santiago de Compostela next October. All funds raised will go directly towards helping to deliver vital services to people with disabilities in your community. Check for more info or contact Suzanne Costello on 087 6562877 or by email on

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.

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 Knock Airport. 5 nights full board in Hotel Agena. Price €733- (single rooms available, extra cost). Contact: Michael Walkin, Ballina, JWT rep. on 086-6080763. Assisted/Invalid Pilgrim Section: Eileen O’Brien on 086-4013897.


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