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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-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

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

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

Mon 23rd               St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 24th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 25th               St Finbarr (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 26th             Ss Cosmos & Damian (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          27th         St Vincent de Paul (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

                                         Devotions: Padre Pio

Sat 28th St Wenceslaus (martyr)

                                                10:00 am              Dec’d of the Gillispie family (M)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Sat 28th                  8:00 pm Pakie McLoughlin (M)

Sun 29th                 10:00 am              Patsy & Patricia Fallon (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 28th September 8pm: Pat O’Donnell (M)

Sunday 29th September 10am: Francis Brennan (A)

1st Reading Am 6:1, 4-7. Psalm Ps 145.

2nd Reading Tm 6:11-16. Gospel Lk 16:19-31.


25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 22nd September: Focus: Jesus instructs us to serve only one master. – Many things compete for our attention on a daily basis. Some of the things we do, we do in light of our faith & in the service of God; other things may draw us away from both. Jesus exhorts us pay attention to our actions & our motives, for we cannot serve both God & the things of the world.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 28th September: ST CLARE

Achonry Sunday 10am 29th September: ST COLUMBA



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


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


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.

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 


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.

Blood Donation Clinic in St. Brigid's Hall, Tuesday 1st Oct from 4.30pm to 8.00pm. Please come & give somebody who is seriously ill or injured another chance at life. Every donation helps save & prolong life.

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 


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. 

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.


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.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall 20th Sept. Winners: J. Hyland, J. Burke, Cm. Gallagher. Raffle: J. Hyland, J. Traynor, C. Gallagher, J. Burke, P. Henry.

25 Drive in Moylough resumes on Wednesday 2nd Oct at 8:30pm.

25 Drive in Cloonacool C. Centre every Monday at 8:30pm.


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

Rambling House in Ballintogher Enterprise Centre F91 RD29 on Friday 27th Sept at 8pm. “Taking a trip down memory lane" with music, song, dance & story. Come - meet, listen, chat & enjoy a cuppa. All welcome


A day in Honour of Our Lady - "Calling all Families". Consecrate your families to Our Lady on Saturday, 5th Oct in Knock Shrine at the 3pm Pilgrimage Mass. Followed by testimony, food & music in the Rest & Care Centre & concludes with a Holy Hour to pray for our Priests, Bishops & their Dioceses. Please contact Human Life International 094 9375993 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.

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


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.  


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.


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

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