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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  

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)

Mon 28th               Ss Simon & Jude (apostles)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 29th               St Colman (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 30th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 31st             Bl Dominic Collins (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

All Saints Day Holy Day of Obligation

Thurs 31st             8:00 pm                 Mass for the Faithful departed (A)

Fri          1st            10:00 am              Mass for the Faithful departed (M) 

Sat 2nd                    Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

11:00 am        Padraig Coleman (A)

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time      

Sat 2nd                    8:00 pm Mass for the Faithful departed (M)

Sun 3rd                   10:00 am              Pat & Bea Kennedy, daughter Kathleen

& sons-in-law John & Peter (A)



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Readers of the Word

Saturday 2nd November 8pm: Majella Spriggs (M)

Sunday 3rd November 10am: Tara Hosey (A)

1st Reading Wis 11:22-12:2. Psalm Ps 144.

2nd Reading 2 Th 1:11-2:2. Gospel Lk 19:1-10.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 27th Oct: Focus: Relationship with the Lord requires us to recognize our dependence on him. – While pride is the root of much sin, humility is the soil in which a life of virtue can grow. The more we recognize our need for God & his mercy, the more we can open ourselves up to the grace he wishes to pour out on us. It is when we think ourselves independent of God that we close ourselves off to his saving mercy & grace.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 2nd November: ST COLUMBA

Achonry Sunday 10am 3rd November: ST BENEDICT


Saturday 8pm: Mullinabreena. Sunday 10am: Achonry

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Pat Quinn, in his 99th year, Quignashee, Ballina, & Townavoultry, Achonry, (father of Mary Henry, Townavoultry),

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Baptism: We welcome into the Christian Family through the sacrament of Baptism: Sophie Ann Gorman, Teeling Grove, Tubbercurry, & Carrowcarragh.


ACHONRY Sunday 3rd November 10am

For Confirmation & First Holy Communion “Do This in Memory”

Community Enhancement: Thanks to everyone who took part in the bulb planting project over the last few weeks. People in nearly every area got involved. The parish will be looking much brighter next spring & in years to come. Please God.

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. Follow us on facebook for update

Alzheimer Cafe Thursday 14th Nov from 11am to 1pm in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo. Speaker: Michelle McMorrow. Topic: Caring for person with dementia. This cafe session is open to all members of the public. Look forward to seeing you all there. For more info call Clair on 0858720043/clairculkin@alzheimer.i

The Parish of Cloonacool is about to produce two new books; one from the pen of Padraic O'Dwyer of Carnaleck & the other from the camera lens of Pat McCarrick of Loughill. Padraic's book tells the story of his travels in 52 countries around the world over the past 50 years while Pat's book is a photographic record of the river Moy. O'Dwyer's book launch at Brennan's in Cloonacool on Nov 8th, McCarrick's book will be launched in Tubbercurry at the An Chroí Enterprise Centre on Nov 20th

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall Fridays 8:30pm: 25th October. Winners: H. McGowan, J. Browne< T. McCarrick. Raffle: P. Toolan, M. Lee, P. Flannery, Cm. Gallagher, J. Bourke.

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

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

St Michael's Community Centre is doing a clothes collection. Clothes can be dropped into the centre for collection on Nov 18th. Please contact Attracta on 086 3058844 for details.


Thank you for your prayers & generosity towards World Mission Sunday last weekend. Your kindness means so much. It will help missionaries & struggling communities to form & sustain communities of hope & faith. Please know that your continued kindness towards World Mission Sunday makes transformative differences in the lives of people who are suffering. Thank you.

You can still support World Mission Sunday! Text the word 'Mission' to 50300 to donate €4. 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 donate. 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.

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.

Community Games: Meeting on Thursday 7th November in St Nathy’s Hall at 9:30pm. All welcome.

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.

PJ Murrihy & Seamus Shannon in concert Nov 2nd at 8.30 pm. Book early. Adm €15 Phone 071 9182599 or visit our website

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

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

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.

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.

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.