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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  


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)

Mon 29th               St Martha

                                                10:00 am              Terence O’Brien & dec’d. family (M)

Tues 30th               St Peter Chrysologus (bishop)        

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 31st                St Ignatius of Loyola (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 1st               St Alphonsus Liguori (bishop)

10:00 am        John Gannon (M)

Fri          2nd           St Eusebius of Vercelli, St Peter Julian Eymard

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

8:00 pm          No Mass (A)

Sat 3rd                    10:00 am              No Mass (M)

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 3rd                    8:00 pm Patrick & Eleanor O’Brien (A)

Sun 4th                   10:00 am              Francie, Julia & dec’d Marren family (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 3rd August 8pm: Francis Brennan (A)

Sunday 4th August 10am: Mary Keane (M)

1st Reading Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23. Psalm Ps 89.

2nd Reading Col 3:1-5, 9-11. Gospel Lk 12:13-21.


17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 28th July: Focus: Do all things for & in the name of Christ. – It can be easy to find ourselves stressed & overburdened by our duties, work & obligations, as Martha does in the Gospel. And in the midst of that, it is easy to lose sight of what is most important in all this busyness – doing all things for & in the name of Christ.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 3rd August: ST DAVNET

 Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 4th August: ST FRANCIS



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

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: John (Johnny) Fergus, Cahir, Louisburg, (husband of Mary Foye, Lissenagh).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


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 this 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.

Foundation in Counselling course: Will commence at The Newman Istitute, Ballina, on 10th October 2019. The course runs for 26 Thursday nights from 7 to 10pm & 2 Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. The cost is €1200 which can be paid in instalments. There is a deposit of €100 required to secure a place. For inquiries please phone 096 72066 or email 

The annual Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Sat August 31st & Sun Sept 1st 2019. A weekend packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25-€50, accommodation available. For more details visit or contact Lucy 087 9959803.

Services provided by Clár ICH: Attic Insulation, Draught Proofing, Lagging Jackets, Low Energy Light Bulbs, Ventilation, Cavity Wall Insulation, Energy Advice. This scheme is available to homes which meet the following criteria. Owner occupied, non-local authority homes, Constructed before 2006, The owner is in receipt of one of the following: Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme, Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months with a child under 7 years, Working Family Payment,  One Parent Family Payment, Domiciliary Care Allowance, Carer's Allowance (must live with person you care for)  All calls and queries to 094-9371830 or e mail us at or message us at Facebook Clár ICH

GAA Notes: Coaching & Games Development Plan 2019 – 2021: This will be used as a framework to build on our existing coaching structures & provides a valuable tool in assisting our coaches going with the development of our players going forward. Thanks to all who contributed to this plan.

Last weekend the club held its annual 5k run which has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, this year was a great success with over 200 runners. Many thanks once again to the large number of volunteers who helped out. The proceeds will be split 50/50 between the C/M GAA Club & Coolaney Astro Pitch Project.

The Senior team played the last league game of the year away to Eastern Harps on Saturday 13th & came away with a good win. The lads are now looking forward to the start on the senior championship with our first outing v Coolera Strandhill.

The minor team lost the B shield final against Drumcliffe Rosses Point by 2.10 to 2.03 in Scarden on Saturday evening last. 


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 every Saturday throughout July & August at 8:30pm. All junior musicians are welcome.  Also Wednesday night Summer Sessions continuing on July 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).

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.

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