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Sat, 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  


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)

Mon 1st St Oliver Plunkett

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 2nd                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 3rd St Thomas (apostle)

                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 4th               St Elizabeth of Portugal

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          5th           St Anthony Zaccaria (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          (A)

Sat 6th                    St Maria Goretti (martyr), St Monnine

12:00 pm        Brendan Connolly, Months Mind

Bridget Connolly, 4th Anniversary (A)

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 6th                    8:00 pm Joan Coleman (M)

Sun 7th                   10:00 am              People of the Parish (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 6th July 8pm: Ella Finan (M)

Sunday 7th July 10am: Tara Hosey (A)

1st Reading Is 66:10-14. Psalm Ps 65.

2nd Reading Gal 6:14-18. Gospel Lk 10:1-12, 17-20.


13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 30th June: Focus: Jesus summons us to him & then sends us out as messengers to proclaim his kingdom. – The Christian life is one of following the way of Christ. Jesus calls us out of our worldliness, out of our habits & attachments, to follow his way. And after we encounter the Lord, he sends us out to proclaim the truth of his kingdom.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 6th July: ST BENEDICT

Achonry Sunday 10am 7th July: ST NATHY



Saturday 8pm: Mullinabreena. Sunday 10am: Achonry.  


Achonry National School: Thanks to the staff, pupils, secretary, caretaker, Board of Management & Parents Association for all their help & co-operation during the year. As the pupils of sixth class move on to secondary school we wish them every success.


PENTECOST COLLECTION: THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Pentecost Collection taken up recently, & for your various other expressions of support & goodwill throughout the year. May God bless you & yours.


Mullach na Croise Mass: Sunday 21st July at 11 am.

(No Mass at 10am in Achonry Church that day.)

Courtabbey Cemetery Mass: Sunday 11th August at 11am.

(No 10am Mass in Mullinabreena Church that day.)

Achonry Cemetery Mass: Wednesday 14th August 7pm.

(No Vigil Mass in Achonry Church at 8pm that evening.)

St Finian’s Holy Well: Visit on Thursday 15th August at 7pm.

(Starting from Achonry Church)














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

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club - Monthly meeting on Monday 1st July at 9.30pm, in Coolaney Community centre.


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.

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 Rosary for Life & Faith in Ireland 13th Oct at 2:30pm. To register a location & a group please visit the website.

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.


The Pilgrim Players – Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 19-21 July at the Bishop's Palace, Ballaghaderreen. Friday, 19th at 7pm (grounds open from 6pm). Sat, 20 July at 3pm (open from 2pm) & 7pm (open from 6pm). Sunday, 21st at 3pm (open from 2pm) €18 (under 14’s free to Saturday matinee).

Family Night at Ceolaras Coleman on July 3rd at 8.30pm. Come along for a lovely night of entertainment. Special offer of €10 for the family (this includes the exhibition area also). Music by our own resident group & guests Megan Walsh Gurteen & the McGrath Family Killaraght

First Saturday Devotions in Knock Old Parish Church July 6th. Starts 11am with Rosary, meditations, & Holy Mass at 12noon, Confessions & Enrolment of the free brown scapulars. Everyone is invited.


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.


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

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.


“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


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