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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  


Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

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

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

Mon 8th St Oliver Plunkett

                                                10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Tues 9th                 9:30 am                 Private Intention (M)

Wed 10th               St Thomas (apostle)

                 10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 11th             St Elizabeth of Portugal

10:00 am        Paddy & Mary Colleary (M)

Fri          12th         St Anthony Zaccaria (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 13th                  St Maria Goretti (martyr), St Monnine

12:00 pm        Owen McGuinness (M)

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 13th                  8:00 pm James Coleman & his son Padraig (M)

Sun 14th                 10:00 am              John & Kathleen Marren

& Mairead Davey (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 13th July 8pm: Ciara Lee (M)

Sunday 14th July 10am: Sinead O’Brien (A)

1st Reading Deut 30:10-14. Psalm Ps 68.

2nd Reading Col 1:15-20. Gospel Lk 10:25-37.


14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7th July: Focus: The Lord sends labourers to proclaim the kingdom. – Jesus appointed, instructed & sent seventy-two disciples to proclaim the kingdom of God. With his authorit, they were able to spread the Gospel message, & it continues today. For we, too, are called, appointed, instructed & sent with authority. Like the early disciples, we are not sent alone: we have the Church as mother, & each other as co-travellers on the journey.   


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 13th July: ST CLARE

Achonry Sunday 10am 14th July: ST ATTRACTA

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Michael Hunt, Dublin & Ballyfahy, (uncle of Margaret McGuire, Mullinabreena South).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace



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


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 annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28 July.  Mass on the summit on the hour with the first Mass at 8am & the last Mass at 2pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2pm.


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. 


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.

The Coleman Music Centre- Junior Music Session with Fiona Doherty kicks off on July 6th at 8.30pm & every Saturday night throughout July & August. All junior musicians are very welcome to attend this session.  We also have our Wednesday night Summer Sessions starting on July 10th & continuing on July 24th & 31st


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

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

The unjust & scurrilous comments of the Taoiseach during the week were ‘rich’ coming from a medical doctor with a very warped view who promotes immoral relationships & death of the baby in the womb, (the womb is the only place where a baby can be legally put to death in this country). What a legacy for anyone to be leaving after them. An apology coming from him is nothing other than a forced statement, it means nothing. He said what he said & the parties that support him are equally as bad. He need look no further than in the mirror if he’s looking for a sinner to compare with someone else. Remember, it was only the 4th May when he said “this is one I got wrong” when he was last grovelling through an apology over his remarks about the mortuary in Waterford, & before that it was an apology for the fiasco of the household & water charges.

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


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).


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.

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.