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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-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)

Mon 14th               St Callistus I (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 15th               St Teresa of Avila (doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 16th               St Hedwig, St Margaret Mary Alacoque, St Gall

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Thurs 17th             St Ignatius of Antioch (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          18th         St Luke (evangelist)

10:00 am        Jim Goulden & dec’d Goulden family (A)

Sat 19th Ss John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, & Companions

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)



Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time      

Sat 19th                  8:00 pm John & Elsie Sweeney (A)

Sun 20th                 10:00 am              People of the Parish (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 19th October 8pm: Damian Gallagher (A)

Sunday 20th October 10am: Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Ex 17:8-13. Psalm Ps 120.

2nd Reading 2 Tm 3:14-4:2. Gospel Lk 18:1-8.


28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 13th October: Focus: The word of God is powerful enough to cleanse us of sickness & sin. – The first reading & the Gospel show us miraculous cures from the terrible disease of leprosy. Through faith & trust, those who were sick listened to & followed the direction of their healers & regained their lives & standing in the community. Nothing is beyond God’s capabilities, including forgiving our most egregious sins.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 19th October: ST ATTRACTA

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 20th October: ST FRANCIS

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Mai Evans, aged 101, England, (aunt of Michael Toolan), Tommy Kilcoyne, Tubbercurry, (uncle of Joann Hosey).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace



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


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.

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. 

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.


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 8 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.

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 

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


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. Rosary for Life & Faith in Ireland 13th Oct at 2:30pm. To register a location & a group please visit the website.


Next weekend our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday. It's a way, chosen by Pope Francis that gives support to those suffering within our Church family. On the 20th, every single parish worldwide will give what they can. It will be used to support overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world's most impoverished communities. Next week, if you can, please be extra generous during Mass.

If you can't give on World Mission Sunday, you can donate €4 right now, by texting 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). You can also donate online at 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

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.


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.


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.

Men - are you up to the Exodus 90 challenge? Inspiring talk for men by Nathaniel Binversie from the USA on Monday, 14th Oct @7.30pm in St. John's Rest & Care Centre, Knock Shrine. Men will be encouraged to deepen their love for God through prayer, challenge and fellowship.

NEW DEMENTIA CARERS SUPPORT GROUP St. John's Community Hospital, Sligo. Tuesday Oct 15th 7.30pm-9pm


Pilgrim St play live in The Coleman Centre on October 19th at 8.30 pm.  They are strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music.  Call today to book 071 91 82599 or visit our website  Adm €18