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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  

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)

Mon 16th               Ss Cornelius (pope) & Cyprian (bishop)

10:00 am        Dec’d of Marren family,

Lavagh & Cashel North (M)

Tues 17th               St Robert Bellarmine (bishop)       

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 18th               10:00 am              Morning Prayer (M)

Thurs 19th             St Januarius, (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Joe & Mary Brennan & sons

Terry & Peter Francis (M)

Fri          20th         Ss Andrew KimTae-gon & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 21st                  St Matthew (apostle)

                                                12:00 pm              Loretta Henry (M)

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 21st                  8:00 pm Nancy & Matt Torsney (M)

Sun 22nd                 10:00 am              People of the Parish (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 21st September 8pm: Majella Spriggs (M)

Sunday 22nd September 10am: Damian Gallagher (A)

1st Reading Am 8:4-7. Psalm Ps 112.

2nd Reading Tm 2:1-8. Gospel Lk 16:1-13.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 15th September: Focus: We are all sons & daughters of our merciful Creator God. – God the Father shows remarkable mercy to us when we stray from following him. When we sin, we are called to repentance & to accept God’s gracious mercy. By the same token, when others stray, we are to welcome them back with joy when they repent. We are all sons & daughters of the same merciful God.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 21st September: ST BENEDICT

Achonry Sunday 10am 22nd September: ST BRIGID


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

GOLDEN JUBILEE: Congratulations & best wishes to Anna & Francie Gilmartin, Rinbane. They celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their marriage on Friday with Mass in their home followed by a celebration in Ballymote.    

We wish them many more years of health & happiness.

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 Refreshments

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 on Sat 21, Sun 22 & Sun 29 Sept. Special Living with Suicide Day Retreat, Sat 28 Sept. Advance booking is essential. Tel 071 9861518 or email

Simon Community: Sincere thanks for €75 collected at Achonry church gate recently.

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.

Sligo Cathedral Parish Mission 23rd - 29th Sept focusing on our beautiful planet & the obligation God has placed on us to be responsible stewards of His creation. Over this week we celebrate our ‘common home’ with Fr Liam Lawton in concert; have nightly presentations in Gillooly Hall with renown speakers; look forward with the students of our schools & colleges & present a workshop offering practical advice as to how we can all make a difference. All welcome to join this project of hope for the future!

Sign up to Sleep Out & support local homeless charity. The NW Simon Annual Sleep Out is in Sligo on Fri 4th Oct, the charity are calling on individuals, work groups, clubs, corporates to sign up & make a difference. Last year alone the local charity supported 371 individuals in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal. Call Mary on 087 7708865 or e mail for more details.

Coleman Music Centre: The Leitrim based band Garadice will perform on September 21st at 8.30 pm. The four piece band consists of Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Padraig McGovern, Dave Sheridan & John McCartin. Come along & don't miss a wonderful night of entertainment.  Adm €18 call 071 9182599 for bookings.

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

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

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 

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.

NEW DEMENTIA CARERS SUPPORT GROUP - St. John's Community Hospital Sligo. Tuesday Sept 17th - (every third Tuesday of the month) 7.30pm – 9pm. For info contact 0719142606 ext 272

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.