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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-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time      

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

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

Mon 21st                10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Tues 22nd               St John Paul II (pope)

10:00 am        Morning Prayer (M)

Wed 23rd               St John of Capistrano (priest)

10:00 am        Morning Prayer (M)

Thurs 24th             St Anthony Mary Claret (bishop)

10:00 am        Paddy & Geraldine Hannon (M)

Fri          25th         Bl Thaddeus McCarthy (bishop)

10:00 am        Devotions: Padre Pio (A)        

Sat 26th                  11:00 am              Bridgie Johnston, Muckelty

& dec’d of Johnston family (M)

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time      

Sat 26th                  8:00 pm William Gannon, & his mother

                                         Mary & sister Mary (A)

Sun 27th                 10:00 am              Sr Julie Henry (M)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 26th October 8pm: Ray Wims (A)

Sunday 27th October 10am: Michael Toolan (M)

1st Reading Eccles (Sir) 35:12-14, 16-19. Psalm Ps 32.

2nd Reading 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18. Gospel Lk 18:9-14.

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 20th October: Focus: Perseverance in prayer & fidelity to God’s ways lead us to the kingdom. – Endurance runners need a great deal of perseverance. They cannot expend all their energy at the beginning or they won’t be able to complete the race. Nor can they run the race without the proper training, fuel & clear direction as to the route. We, too, need a tremendous amount of perseverance to run a race of good faith. Prepared by sacraments, fuelled by grace & headed toward Jesus, we can reach the kingdom.


Achonry Saturday 8pm 26th October: ST BRIGID

Mullinabreena Sunday 10am 27th October: ST AGNES


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


It is World Mission Sunday, a day when our entire Church family comes together for a truly incredible celebration of solidarity. Today, every single Church around the world shares what they can, so that the vital work of the Church and our missionaries can continue. Through your extra generosity, you are offering much needed financial help to missionaries who dedicate their lives to those who are suffering & neglected. From all the missionaries your kindness supports, thank you for digging deeper today.

If you'd like to further support 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. 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.

Community Enhancement: We are giving out FREE BULBS for planting around the parish. The aim is to plant flowers in as many townlands as possible. We are depending on you to help out with this project. Only a few bags left. Contact 087 6235468 if you would like some.

Mullane Plant Hire started work on the walkway up Knock na Shee in early October. They made good progress but due to the wet conditions it is not possible to continue with the trail until early next year. Fingers crossed 2020 will start off dry. Follow us on facebook for updates.

Corran College Ballymote: Open Evening & Enrolment, Thurs 24th October 7-9pm (071) 9183285

Mary & Michael Collins are hosting a Coffee Morning/Day at their home in Banada on Friday 25th Oct from 9am ‘til late into the evening. All funds raised will go directly to The Beaumount Hospital Foundation specifically to The Neurosurgery & Oncology Departments in appreciation of the care their daughter Joanne is receiving. This coffee day is being run in conjunction with other fundraising challenges in Dublin, Sydney, Dubai and Los Angeles. For more info, log on to We look forward to welcoming you in Banada for a cuppa this Friday, 25th Oct.

Achonry National School Parents Association held their Annual General Meeting last week. Thank you to all the Parents who attended the meeting which was addressed by school Principal Ms Kivlehan. A New Committee was elected. We wish them well for the year ahead & with the continued support, cooperation & generosity of all parents, guardians, past pupils, extended family members, neighbours & friends of Achonry National School our Parents Association will continue to grow from strength to strength.

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall Fridays 8:30pm: 27th Sept. Winners: G. Connolly, J. Bourke, J. Browne, N. McHugh. Raffle: T. McCarrick, J. Bourke, A. Healy, N. McHugh, P. Henry.

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

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

Ceolaras Coleman: James Kilbane the multi-platinum Christian, Gospel, Celtic Country & Irish Folk Singer will perform live in concert on Sun October 27th at 8.30pm. Booking 071 9182599 or  Adm €15.

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.

Tubbercurry FRC: Winter Pick me up for parents. This FREE workshop aims to provide parents with some self-care tools. It is fun & relaxed with an emphasis on self-care, an acknowledgement of YOU being a good enough parent despite your mental chatter sometimes telling you otherwise. Facilitated by a seasoned & ‘surviving’ mum to 4 children, Fionnuala Mitchell also Psychotherapist at Family & Childcare Resource Centre. The workshop will take place on WEDNESDAY 6th Nov 7.30pm-9pm. To book your place contact 0710186926 or Pm us on facebook with your contact details.

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

Ballintogher Trad  Festival  October – Tue 15th 9pm Oiche Gaelach, Morans  / Fri. 18th 7.30pm - Official Opening  & Trad Concert - Humbert Suite by Michael Rooney Plus other CCE musicians, Sat 19th 9.30 pm -Ceili,  Sun 20th 11.30am – Mass, followed by Heritage Talk - Customs & Traditions, Sun 27th 4.30 pm - Trad. Sessio​n - Innisfree Lounge, Sun 27th Annual Feis -from 9am Feis – Dancing 0719164463 / Music 9164250 & 9164244. Festival Enq - 087 6787342 / 9164250. See web page > / Rosary for Life & Faith in Ireland 13th Oct at 2:30pm. To register a location & a group please visit the website.

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.

SEAI (Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland) grants & the free “Warmer Homes” scheme is tailored to meet the cost of upgrading homes which have large energy needs. The Warmer Homes scheme, in particular, is of great benefit as home heating is having a severe financial impact on family finances in poor households.

In the past, there was a Sligo Warmer Homes but that organisation is no longer operational. Leitrim Warmer Homes can accept & manage applications for free insulation from Sligo homeowners. With a growing emphasis on energy efficiency in homes & the rising cost of home heating, many low income & fuel poor households are unaware of the help available to make their home more energy efficient, warmer & cost effective to heat.

Leitrim Warmer Homes is a Community Based Organisation & serves the counties of the North West. We are a registered SEAI contractor in the North West & we are independently audited.

Throughout the winter of 2019/2020, we will be looking to include as many Sligo residents as possible in the free Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme so they can avail of the funding before any changes may be put in place. We will also include information about grants available for other eligible households thereby reducing the financial impact of energy efficiency upgrades.