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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-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

Mon 30th               St Jerome (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 1st St Thérése of the Child Jesus

                 10:00 am              Maureen Clarke (M)

Wed 2nd                 The Guardian Angels

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 3rd               Bl Columba Marmion (priest)

10:00 am        Bea & John Cunningham (M)

Fri          4th           St Francis of Assisi

10:00 am        Bridgie Gormalley, Carniara (M)

7:00 pm          First Friday Mass 7pm for winter (A)

Sat 5th                    10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Day for Life    

Sat 5th                    8:00 pm Fr Patrick Henry, Leeds & Achonry (A)

Sun 6th                   10:00 am              Commitment Ceremony for First Holy

Communion & Confirmation Pupils. (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 5th October 8pm: Eugene Henry (A)

Sunday 6th October 10am: Ella Finan (M)

1st Reading Hab 1:2-3, 2:2-4. Psalm Ps 94.

2nd Reading Tm 1:6-8, 13-14. Gospel Lk 17:5-10.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 29th September: Focus: Lay hold of eternal life by keeping the commandments, & pursuing noble goods. – The readings are a challenge for us to consider the eternal consequences of our actions. God, in his infinite love, both calls us to himself & gives us the freedom to accept or reject his invitation. We can allow comfort to make us complacent, or we can pursue noble goods & be persuaded by the One who was raised from the dead.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 5th October: ST DAVNET

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 6th October: ST DECLAN


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

Baptism: We welcome into the Christian Family through the sacrament of Baptism: Sadie Mae Marren, Highfield, Tubbercurry.

Confirmation & First Communion 2020: An information meeting for parents /guardians of children who will be celebrating Confirmation First Communion will be held on Wednesday 2nd Oct @ 7pm in the Parochial House. The programme begins on October 6th @ 10am Mass in Mullinabreena. The first celebration centres on a Ceremony of Enrolment, when the children, their families & the wider Christian community undertake to participate in this preparation programme.

October 6th 10 am Mass Mullinabreena Sacramental Enrolment for Confirmation & First Communion Classes.

Pastoral Council (Prayer & Planning): Meeting on Wednesday 2nd October at 9pm in Parochial House.

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. Nothing reclaimed yet for 2018 as only 67 have returned forms so far, (there are at least 20 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 appeal to others to consider signing & returning their form to Fr Peter as soon as possible. Forms are available at the church door. Thanks to all people who contribute to the upkeep of the Church & Parish.

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

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.

Annual General Meeting of Achonry National School Parents Association on Wednesday 9 Oct at 8pm in St Nathy's Hall. School Principal Ms Cora Kivlehan will attend & address the meeting. All parents/guardians are invited & are strongly encourage to attend this meeting.  It is important our Parents Association continues to grow & provide on-going support for our Children & our school. We hope to have this meeting concluded in one Hour. Please support.

Community Enhancement: Thanks to everyone that came to Parochial House for our Coffee Evening in aid of NW HOSPICE. We don't yet have a total amount collected as money is still coming.

Walkway: Mullane Contractors will start work on the walk way up Knock na Shee in the coming weeks all going well.

FREE Daffodil Bulbs: Purchased from Aurivo Achonry, & we plan on planting them around the parish to enhance the area. If you would like some just message our facebook / 087 6235468

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 

Coffee Morning: in North Connaught College Tubbercurry in aid of North West Hospice on Thurs 3rd Oct from 10.00 – 2pm. Please support.

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 

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 St Nathy’s Hall Fridays 8:30pm: 27th Sept. Winners: P. McCormack, P. Henry, J. Traynor, W. Coleman, T. McCarrick.. Raffle: M. McCarthy, P. Gallagher, J. Traynor.

25 Drive in Moylough every Wednesday at 8:30pm.

25 Drive in Cloonacool C. Centre every Monday 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.

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.

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:

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.

Achonry Mullinabreena Parish