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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-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)

Mon 7th                  Our Lady of the Rosary

10:00 am        (M)

Tues 8th 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 9th                  Bl John Henry Newman, Ss Denis & Companions

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 10th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          11th         St John XXIII (pope), St Canice (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 12th                  10:00 am              No morning Mass (M)

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time      

Sat 12th                  8:00 pm Margaret Mooney & dec’d Mooney &

Brennan families (A)

Sun 13th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 12th October 8pm: Martina Brennan (A)

Sunday 13th October 10am: Ciara Lee (M)

1st Reading 2 Kgs 5:14-17. Psalm Ps 97.

2nd Reading Tm 2:8-13. Gospel Lk 17:11-19.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 6th October: Focus: God’s gift is not a spirit of timidity, but one of faith-filled courage. – Courage lies at the heart of all our readings today – the courage to be faithful before the Lord in all things. Like the disciples, we, too, should be unafraid to ask him for an increase in faith. For Jesus reminds us that even with the smallest amount of faith, we have the capacity to do great things in his name.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 12th October: ST NATHY

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 13th October: ST ELIZABETH

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Dominic Henry, Boyle, & late of Cloondrihara who died last weekend, Margaret Mulkeen, Tubbercurry, (mother of Shane Mulkeen, Achonry).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


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

Sincere thanks to those who have returned their CHY3 Tax Relief Forms for 2018-22. Nothing reclaimed yet for 2018 as I’m waiting for at least 10 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. Thanks to all people who contribute to the upkeep of the Church & Parish.


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: We are giving out FREE Daffodil Bulbs to people in the Achonry Mullinabreena Area. The aim is to enhance all the townlands if enough people get involved. Contact our Faceboook page or text  087 6235468 if you would like some.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to our Coffee Evening in aid of NW Hospice. €870 has been raised to date.

We are still looking for plants that need very little attention & are easy to grow for using in our graveyards & around the area. Our collection is growing! We need more, so if you have anything suitable please think of us. A root, a slip or a plant in a pot. We will even do a swap if you would like to come & view what we have in so far. Huge thanks to all those who came with plants over the last few weeks. 

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 

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 


October is Mission Month! This year's theme, 'Together We Are Mission', is asking you to move away from the idea that mission work is solely the work of priests & sisters, catechists & lay missionaries, & to consider the part you play. After all, it is because of the prayers & generosity of people just like you that hope, love & joy can continue to be shared with the suffering & neglected. Please consider using your generosity right now. Donate €4 to the work of missionaries overseas, many of whom work in impoverished communities, text the word 'Mission' to 50300. (Texts cost €4. World Mission Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LikeCharity. Helpline: 076 680 5278. Republic of Ireland only.) World Missions Ireland, the Church's charity for overseas mission, is responsible for the coordination of Mission Month. Go to to learn more about their work.

Marian Laity: Meeting in Parochial House Thurs 10th Oct 7pm

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall Fridays 8:30pm: 27th Sept. Winners: F. Gilmartin, J. Bourke. Raffle: O. Flannery, F. Gilmartin, J. Brennan, J. Browne, F. Gilmartin.

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

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

Sean Nos Dancing classes in Cloonacool Community Centre Mondays 6 - 7pm. All children welcome. If interested please contact Belinda by text on 087 9044051.

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.

Day for Life prayer

Holy Mary, Mother of Love,
holding in your arms, the fruit of your womb,
graciously look upon our earth and remove from it
all that hardens our hearts and dims our eyes
to the preciousness of human life,
from the moment of conception to natural death.

Through the example of your tenderness
teach us the ways of compassion and love
that we may build up the civilisation of love among us
and a society that is truly worthy of the human person.

Help us to reject all that contributes to a culture of death,
and to work with others of goodwill
in promoting the culture of life.

Bring us ever closer to your Son,
so that we may know the fullness of life that he offers us
and come to know that life more perfectly,
with you, and all the angels and saints,
in the eternal life of Heaven. Amen.