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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  


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 20th                  8:00 pm People of the Parish (M)

Sun 21st                 11:00 am              Mass at Mullach na Croise

[No 10am Mass in Achonry today (A)]

Mon 22nd               St Mary Magdalene

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 23rd               St Brigid of Sweden (Patron of Europe)     

10:00 am        Ann Gallagher, Tubbercurry (M)

Wed 24th               St Sharbel Makhlúf, St Declan

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 25th             St James (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          26th         Ss Joachim & Anne (parents of the BVM)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

                                         Devotions: Padre Pio

Sat 27th                  10:00 am              Rose McDonagh & parents Rose & William (M)

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 27th                  8:00 pm Michael & Teresa O’Dowd (M)

Sun 28th                 10:00 am              Des Henry, Tubbercurry & Achonry (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 27th July 8pm: Michael Toolan (M)

Sunday 28th July 10am: Damian Gallagher (A)

1st Reading Gn 18:20-32. Psalm Ps 137.

2nd Reading Col 2:12-14. Gospel Lk 11:1-13.


16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 21st July: Focus: Striking balance in our spiritual journey is a great challenge. – The attributes of both Martha & Mary are admired & imitated. By sitting at the feet of Jesus, we learn to accept the challenge to be of service to others. Christ remains the one to imitate in our daily interactions with others.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 27th July: ST ELIZABETH Achonry Sunday 10am 28th July: ST COLUMBA



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)

















Baptism: We welcome into the Christian Family through the sacrament of Baptism Eilish Margaret Connolly, Mullaghanarry, & Amy LouiseTaaffe, Lavagh.


The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28th 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 annual summer camp 23rd-26th July from 10am til 2pm each day. Limited places. Contact 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 at 8.30pm & every Saturday night throughout July & August. All junior musicians are very.  Also Wednesday night Summer Sessions continuing on July 24th & 31st


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

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.

Ceolaras Coleman: The Michael Coleman Story continues at 8:30pm on Aug 21st. Tickets €12. Come along & enjoy this musical dramatization which tells the story of the world renowned fiddle player, Michael Coleman (1891-1945).

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.

Archery & orienteering: Family & Childcare Resource centre: Archery: Mon 12th Aug for 8-12 year olds, & 13-17 year olds. Orienteering on Tues 13th for 5-7 year olds, & 8-12 year olds. Hour long sessions. Cost €2. More details on 0719186926.


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

Hypocrisy: A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down an oak tree, then mount the stump & make a speech about conservation, or fight for the life of the animals used in the fur trade & vote for the death of the baby in the womb. Or like our European Parliament that wants to save our environment by reducing methane gas & carbon. This is done by reducing the amount of cattle produced & replacing diesel & petrol with electric vehicles. At the same time through the MERCOSUR agreement they are hell bent on destroying the universe completely through the importation of cheap beef from South America where thousands of acres of rain forest are destroyed every day to make way for more farms to produce more cattle & more methane gas. The forests that take the carbon dioxide out of the air & produce the oxygen we breathe are being destroyed. The E.P. is trying to pull the wool over our eyes. On one hand it says it is trying to save the planet but on the other hand it is sponsoring its destruction at an even faster rate. Can any member of the E.P. explain the logic of such nonsense? If they were concerned about the ozone layer & a cleaner environment they would not support a plan that is making things much worse.  

Leonard School of Speech, Drama & Communication Classes

In St Nathy’s Hall, Mullinabreena. Now registering for September 2019. All ages catered for – (Primary & Post Primary), Thursday afternoons. – Speech Training & Confidence Building, Public Speaking, Effective Communication, Mime, Drama (improvisation & scripted), Prep for local Feiseanna Competitions, Prep for exams of Leinster School of Music & Drama. Recognised by LSMD as a Centre of Excellence, Staged Showcase Performance! For further info & to register in advance please contact Maureen 087 2836004. Or

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 Search for Ireland's Favourite Prayer

Launching the search for Ireland's favourite prayer, Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin, in whose diocese the ploughing championship is being held, invites visitors to the 88th National Ploughing Championships in County Carlow from 17 – 19 September to vote for their favourite traditional prayer, & to compose a prayer for the protection of the environment.

In the two months leading up to the Ploughing Championships, people all around the country are asked to choose their favourite prayer, such as the Rosary or the Lord's Prayer, or perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother's knee or handed down ó ghlúin go glúin in their family.

Because the Ploughing Championships takes place in the middle of the annual Season of Creation, which the Catholic Church marks from 1 September – 4 October, and focuses on rural living  people are invited to submit a personal prayer (no more than 100 words) about the environment which they compose themselves. This new environmentally centred prayer could relate to farming, gardening or sustainability.

Bishop Nulty is extending his 'Prayer at the Ploughing' challenge to people of all ages & all faiths. He is hopeful that many school children will take up the challenge to write their own 'green' prayer &/or indicate which traditional prayer they prefer. 

People can submit their preferences and entries to between now & 10 Sept.


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.


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.

Parent and Toddler Group Volunteer Leader

The FRC is looking for a person to lead out a parent & toddler session on Monday mornings from September. Someone with an interest in babies & toddlers, arts & crafts & music. Skills needed include planning & organisational skills & good communication skills. Garda vetting required. More details from Mary 0719186926.

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.