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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  

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 7th                    8:00 pm Delia & Edward McLoughlin

& daughter Annie Jo (M)

Sun 8th                   10:00 am              Mary Josephine Judge 1st Anniv. (A)

Mon 9th                  St Ciaran (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 10th               St Peter Claver (priest)    

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 11th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 12th             The Most Holy Name of Mary, St Ailbe (bishop)

10:00 am        Fr Brian Hanley (M)

Fri          13th         St John Chrysostom (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 14th      The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

                                                10:00 am              Kieran Gorman (M)

                                                                                                Devotions: Venerable Patrick Peyton

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 14th                  8:00 pm John & Frances Henry

& dec’d Henry & Tansey families (M)

Sun 15th                 10:00 am              Margaret & Michael Doddy (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 14th September 8pm: Caroline Coleman (M)

Sunday 15th September 10am: Ray Wims (A)

1st Reading Ex 32:7-11, 13-14. Psalm Ps 50.

2nd Reading Tm 1:12-17. Gospel Lk 15:1-32.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 8th September: Focus: To be a disciple we must carry our cross & follow him. -  The cost of discipleship is real. To love Christ above family, self, possessions – this is difficult! And that is the cross we are to carry: the difficulty of prioritizing Christ when it would be easier not to. After all, what else is there? Only the cross. We carry our cross to become like the Master who carried his cross to death, victory & redemption.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 14th September: ST AGNES

Achonry Sunday 10am 15th September: ST ATTRACTA


Saturday 8pm: Mullinabreena. Sunday 10am: Achonry

Pastoral Council (Prayer & Planning): Meeting on Tuesday 10th September at 8pm in Parochial House.

Tractor, Vintage Car, & Bike Run - Sunday Sept 29th at 1pm from Cloonacool Village. Registration from 11am. Entry Fee: €20

Proceeds to Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin (Our Lady's Children Hospital Crumlin). Raffle and Refreshment

September is World Alzheimer's Month. Sligo Uni. Hospital & CHO1 are hosting a Dementia Information Day Level 3 Main Foyer
of Hospital Tues 10th Sept. All welcome to drop in between 10am - 3 pm

Foundation in Counselling course: At the Newman Institute, Ballina, starts on 10th October. 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

Lough Derg:  One Day Retreats continue until Sunday 29th Sept. For bookings call Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518.

Lough Derg Trip: From Tubbercurry on Tuesday 10th September. For more information contact 087 7720950

Community Enhancement: We’re still looking for plants from your garden. Our collection is growing & we hope to use these in our Cemeteries, Churches & around the parish. If you have something which is easy to grow please give us a root of it or a cutting. Follow our page on Facebook.

North Connaught College ITEC Diploma in Laser Therapy & IPL (part time – Mondays), QQI level 6 Award in Horsemanship. Call in to enquire about places on courses or contact 9185035.

Bereavement Support Group. Life after a bereavement can feel empty & lonely. This Support Group meets at the Family Centre, Knock every Wednesday at 11am. Anyone is welcome to drop in any week. Further info from Monica Morley on 094-9375320.

Leonard School of Speech, Drama & Communication Classes

In St Nathy’s Hall. Now registering for September. 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 info & to register please contact Maureen 087 2836004. Or

25 Drive: Resumes in St Nathy’s Hall on Friday 20th Sept at 8:30pm.

Are you or your family affected by drugs or alcohol abuse? M-PACT, supports families to work together, helping to build better coping strategies. A free & confidential 8 week programme will begin shortly. If interested or would like further info please contact Philip 085 875 9319 email Next course starts Monday 21st Oct.

The Rosary for Faith & Life on 13th October. Please find a location in your area & join us in praying the Rosary there at 2.30pm on that day. We are joining with countries all around the world at that time to pray for a return to the Faith & for the protection of the unborn. For more info or to register your location please go to 

Fatima Pilgrimage for Feast Day of Miracle of the Sun 10th Oct. Prayers, Mass & Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima. All ex Dublin Contact James Treacy 0860572216 

25 Drive in Cloonacool every Monday at 9pm. (8:30 from 16th).

A Street Clean of Cloonacool & surrounding townlands will take place at 11am on Saturday 14th Sept. Please meet at Community Centre to collect & return bin bags. You are encouraged to clean your own stretch of road. Tea & Coffee afterwards at The Mill Café.

Win €1000: Tickets available for the Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Annual Fundraising Draw. It's a bigger, improved offering this year with 12 great prizes & a massive €1000 as 1st prize. Many thanks to all who sponsored prizes this year. Tickets from committee members, senior players, coaches & shops locally. The Draw is on Sept 15th. Proceeds towards club expenses & Nace O'Dowd Park maintenance. Your support is greatly appreciated

GAA Club Monthly meeting Monday 2nd Sept 9.30pm, in Coolaney C.C.

Cloonacool Sheep Festival: This will highlight the theme of Sheep Farming & the traditions for which the region is renowned. The event will include activities such as sheep classes, novelty events, & exhibits & displays on the theme. A dance, with music by John Hogan, opens the festival on the weekend of 21st & 22nd September in Cloonacool Village. 

Have you taken a career break? Need help to build your confidence to get back into the workplace? RESTART-EMPOWER-SUPPORT (RES), a FREE back-to-work programme is designed for women, age 35 plus who have been out of the workplace for 3-years plus for the development of new-job related skills. Contact Brenda Donagher, Rural Enterprise Skillnet, for further information 087 6858550

Tubbercurry FRC: Mother Baby Group: The group meets in the Family Resource Centre (FRC) every Wednesday from 10.30am. The group is informal & mums come for a chat & a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. The group starts back on 11th Sept. Parent & Toddler Group: meet every Monday 10.30am-12.00. This is a fun group for both parents/guardians/carers & their little ones. Fun activities include circle time, singing, arts & crafts, sensory play & much more. The group resumes on Monday 16th Sept. More details on any of above 0719186926.

Biro Buddies: Creative writing is a powerful tool for compassion, connection, surviving & thriving. Workshops commencing in FRC Monday 16th Sept 11am-1pm, workshops are free, places are limited. More info 0838096267 or email

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 in 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

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.

An Autumn Day in Dalgan, With Dr John Feehan. Saturday 7th Sept, 9.30 am – 4pm at Columban Ecological Institute, St Columbans, Dalgan, Co Meath. If you wish to attend, please contact Elizabeth Mc Ardle at Places are limited so early booking is advised. Cost €20, payable on the day. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch. Suitable footwear & outdoor clothes are recommended, & the day will go ahead whatever the weather.

Anam Cara Galway the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wed 4th Sept at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Monivea Road, Ballybrit. This is a free event & open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to by Tues 3rd Sept or call 085 2888 888.

Beginning Experience weekend 18-20 October for people who have lost a spouse through death divorce or separation. Esker Retreat Centre Athenry Info from Maureen 0876646896 or Josie 0879881143

Burren Weekend Retreat 13th – 15th September: Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren? Experience the silence & beauty of this unique landscape through walking mindfully on ancient pathways or limestone pavements.  Get to know some of the rare flora & appreciate our rich faith heritage in one of the ancient sacred sites. Further info Noirin 087 945 9151 or Mary 087 970 1130

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 & queries to 094-9371830 or e mail or message Facebook Clár ICH 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.

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.  

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

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