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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  


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)

Mon 5th                  Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major

                                                10:00 am              Denis Mullarkey (M)

Tues 6th The Transfiguration of the Lord  

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 7th                  Ss Sixtus (pope) & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 8th               St Dominic (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          9th           St Nathy (Achonry), St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 10th                  St Lawrence (deacon & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 10th                  8:00 pm Liam & Stephen Doddy (A)

Sun 11th                 11:00 am              Mass in Courtabbey Cemetery (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 10th August 8pm: Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 11th August 10am: Nonie Marren (M)

1st Reading Wis 18:6-9. Psalm Ps 32.

2nd Reading Heb 11:1-2, 8-19. Gospel Lk 12:32-48.


18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 4th August: Focus: Following foolishly after the things of this world leads us in the wrong direction. – Temptation is all around us. It is tempting to get ahead at the expense of others, & we are tempted to put material wealth ahead of spiritual wealth. Following Christian virtues requires grace, & takes practice & hard work. Let us pray for that grace, ‘For what profit comes to man from all the toil & anxiety of heart if we are not rich in what matters to God?’  


Achonry Saturday 8pm 10th August: ST NATHY

 Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 11th August: ST AGNES



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


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)




Sincere thanks to those who have returned their CHY3 Tax Relief Forms for 2018-22. This will be of great financial benefit to the Church in Achonry/Mullinabreena, (€12,710 reclaimed for 2017). 40 have returned forms so far, (there are at least 50 more who signed in previous years & are eligible to sign again but have not yet done so), I sincerely thank all who have responded & I encourage others to consider signing & returning the form to Fr Peter as soon as possible. Thanks to all people who contribute to the upkeep of the Church & Parish


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

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). Junior Music Session with Fiona Doherty every Saturday throughout August at 8:30pm.  

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.

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

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 Sept – 4 Oct, & 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 entries to between now & 10 Sept.

Book Launch: “South Sligo in Other Times" by James McGuinn, will be launched by Rev. Fr. Seán Durcan in Moylough Heritage Centre on Friday 9th August at 8pm. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre.


Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre Friday 9th Aug 9.30pm. Music by Michael Walsh & Friends (Eir F91 XW71) Fáilte roimh gach einne


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.


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.

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.


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