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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  


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)

                                                                                                Prayers in Achonry Cemetery

Mon 4th                  St Charles Barromeo (bishop)

10:00 am        Patrick Mullarkey (M)

Tues 5th                 St Martin de Porres (religious)

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

Wed 6th                  All the Saints of Ireland

10:00 am        Mass for the Faithful departed (A)

Thurs 7th               St Willibrord (bishop & missionary)

10:00 am        Des Armstrong, his sister Madeline

& parents James & Madeline (M)

Fri          8th           10:00 am              Mass for the Faithful departed (M)

Sat 9th                     The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

11:00 am        Mary & Owen Lee (M)

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time      

Sat 9th                    8:00 pm John & Molly Scanlon (M)

Sun 10th                 10:00 am              Jack & Mona Mulligan (A)

                                                12:00 pm              Prayers in Courtabbey Cemetery



MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm






Readers of the Word

Saturday 9th November 8pm: Martin Golden (M)

Sunday 10th November 10am: Sinead O’Brien (A)

1st Reading 2 Mac 7:1-2, 9-14. Psalm Ps 16.

2nd Reading 2 Th 2:16-3:52. Gospel Lk 20:27-38.


31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 3rd Nov: Focus: No one is lost to the love of God. – In love, God created the world & all things in it. His love for all souls moves him to forgive sins so all can repent & know his love. Jesus Christ is the embodiment of his love, & comes to invite & empower each of us, especially the lost, to turn back to God & know the joy of his mercy.


Mullinabreena Saturday 8pm 9th November: ST DAVNET

Achonry Sunday 10am 10th November: ST CLARE



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

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Alfie Gilmartin, Tubberdur, Jeannette Regan, Letterkenny, (nee Carty, Mullaghanarry). Thomas Brennan, Powlesboro & Sligo, whose anniversary occurs at this time.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace



ACHONRY Sunday 3rd November 10am

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


Pastoral Council (Prayer & Planning): Meeting on Wednesday 6th November at 8pm in Parochial House.


Marian Laity: Meeting in Parochial House Thurs 14th Nov. 7pm


Community Enhancement: Great to see so many out planting bulbs & plants around the parish. Plenty of colour to look forward to next year &in years to come! Loads of photos from this project on our Facebook page.  Next Meeting: Thurs 7th Nov. 8pm in the Parochial House. All welcome 

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/

Coffee Day for Beaumont Hospital Foundation: Michael & Mary Collins would like to thank all those who supported their Coffee Day in their home in Banada last Friday 25th. A total of €15,460 was donated. So whether you called to our home or sent a donation, a huge thank you from all our family, especially from our daughter Joanne. All monies donated will go directly to The Neurosurgery & Oncology Departments in Beaumont Hospital. A special word of thanks to all those who baked beautiful treats & who helped at our house in so many ways on the day. It truly was great day where so many people met & had the chat over a cuppa. Our Community Spirit is alive & well & long may it continue. Our sincere thanks to all.

'Faith in Your Future': Two evenings with Fr. Michael Conway (Galway Diocese) at 8pm in the Galway Bay Hotel. The cost is €30. Wednesday 13th Nov: 'Finding & Honouring Your Faith in Contemporary Culture'. Wed 20th Nov: 'Beyond Power: Church & Faith in the Future'.  For info contact Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture by email: or by phone on 091 725363 or 086 877 6537.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club: Monthly meeting on Monday 4th November at 9pm, in Coolaney community centre.

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

The Parish of Cloonacool is about to launch 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 launch in Tubbercurry at the An Chroí Enterprise Centre on Nov 20th

25 Drive in St Nathy’s Hall Fridays 8:30pm: 1st Nov. Winners: P. Toolan, J. Reidy, M. McCarthy, J. Brennan. Raffle: P. Toolan, M. Devaney, M. Rogan, P. Gallagher.

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.

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

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.

Ceolaras Coleman: Matt Keane with friends in Concert. Galway award winning traditional musician & folk singer on Sat 16th Nov. at 8.30pm. Matt is as comfortable singing Johnny Cash or Kenny Rogers numbers as traditional Irish songs as he is a lover of both genres. Adm €15 Booking & Enquiries to 071 9182599

Looking for something to do during the long days? Well look no further. The Coleman Music Centre will show the film "Brooklyn" in their comfortable theatre on Thursday Nov 7th at 2.30 pm. €4 membership charge per person. Everyone welcome. Come along & enjoy the afternoon. Enquires 071 9182599




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.

NEW DEMENTIA CARERS SUPPORT GROUP St. John's Community Hospital, Sligo. Tuesday Nov 19th 7.30pm-9pm


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.


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.


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

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.