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Sat, 2020

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


2020 Sunday Cycle A Weekday Cycle II  

These Masses will be celebrated in private due to the

 coronavirus restrictions , but are on Facebook at Achonry Mullinabreena Church.

Trinity Sunday

Sat 6th                    8:00 pm No Mass (M)

Sun 7th                   10:00 am              Winnie & Mick Duffy& dec’d

Duffy & McDonnell families (M)

Mon 8th                  St Colman (bishop)

10:00 am        Robert Hosey, Achonry (M)

Tues 9th                 St Columba (Colum Cille) abbot & missionary

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 10th               St Ephrem (deacon)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Thurs 11th             St Barnabas (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          12th         10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Sat 13th                  St Anthony of Padua (priest)

10:00 am        Ann Gorman, Months Mind (M)

Corpus Christi

Sat 13th 8:00 pm No Mass (M)

Sun 14th                 10:00 am              Bridget Connolly & dec’d of family (M)


MULLINABREENA       4pm – 8pm

ACHONRY                      6pm – 9pm



Trinity Sunday 7th June:
 God is one & yet three – a Trinity of pure love. – Today’s feast is a celebration of God’s self-revelation to us through the mystery of the Incarnation. For it is in Christ that we come to know that within the Godhead there is a Trinity of three divine persons to whom belong all glory, praise, & honour, & from whom all life flows.


Readers of the Word

Saturday 13th June 8pm: …… (A)

Sunday 14th June 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Deut 8:2-3, 14-16. Psalm Ps 147.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 10:16-17. Gospel Jn 6:51-58.

Mass will be celebrated every day in private. If you have a Mass booked this week it will be offered in private (a public Mass can be arranged for later).

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Margaret Murphy, New York, USA, nee Davitt, Cloonacool (aunt of Eileen Brennan, Mullinabreena South).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Achonry & Mullinabreena Churches are open every day 10am to 6pm for anyone wanting to visit, say a prayer or light a candle. Dispensers & sanitizer provided, please use as you enter & exit the church. Only use the seats specified as they have to be wiped down every night. The less seats used the easier that task will be. Thank you.

Phase 2 easing of restrictions: From Monday June 8th, the following changes will come into effect:

  • You can travel within your own county, or up to 20 km from your home, whichever is greater. These travel limits will be lifted from the end of June.  
  • Groups of up to 6 people will be able to interact with each other indoors or outdoors, once they keep at least 2m apart.  
  • Groups of up to 15 will be able to meet for outdoor sporting activities. 
  • For those who are over 70 or medically vulnerable, it will be possible to welcome a small number of visitors into your home, with physical distancing observed.
  • Shops will also provide dedicated hours for those who are over 70 or in an at risk group. 
  • All retail stores can reopen, but opening times will be staggered to relieve pressure on public transport.  
  • You are encouraged to shop locally, shop safely & support businesses in your community.
  • Up to 25 people will be allowed to attend funerals of loved ones.
  • Public libraries will commence re-opening.
  • Playgrounds can reopen from Monday, & outdoor camps for children can also be run, once there are no more than 15 people involved.
  • Certain types of elite sports training will also be possible. 
  • More people will be able to return to work, including all those who work on their own or whose work can be done safely while staying 2m apart from others.
  • Working from home should remain the norm for those who can do so. 
  • Marts can re-open & greyhound racing can resume without spectators. 

Full details of all the measures and information on Covid19 is available online at


The six Western Dioceses (the Tuam Province) have planned a new initiative as part of the ongoing response to the pastoral challenge presented by COVID-19. One of the important Gospel stories of these Easter days is the account of how the two disciples met the Risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus and how they asked him: “Stay With Us Lord; it is almost Evening”. With this in mind, we are inviting you to join us for a 20 min reflection, each Sunday at 6.30 pm between now and Pentecost. Each reflection will be given by a different guest presenter & will be broadcast on webcam from a different location in the West. Sunday Prayer Time 6.30 p.m. The reflection can be accessed this week at

Trócaire Lenten Campaign: Trócaire is anxious to complete this year’s Lenten campaign. I encourage parishioners to use the on-line option. For those who are unable to make their donation on-line, I suggest that, in so far as possible, coin be converted to notes prior to handing in donations to the parish. Any donations handed in to the parish will be forwarded to the Diocesan Office in the usual way.

This year, you can return your Lenten donation in several ways: Online at By post to any of our offices: Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

50 King St, Belfast BT1 6AD3. -By phone 1850 408 408.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 401,000, & Republic of Ireland deaths at 1,675.

Details of the CLÁR programme for 2020.

CLÁR is one element of a €30 million package of co-ordinated & complementary supports that is being launched by the Minister this week as part of the Rural Development Programme. The other elements of the programme to be opened later this week will be the Town & Village Renewal Scheme & the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The Rural Development Investment Programme is funded under Project Ireland 2040. A standard grant rate of up to 90% of the total cost of projects across all of the CLÁR Measures this year. This should ensure that the requirement on communities or Local Authorities to source match funding is kept to a minimum. CLÁR provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The supports provided have been tailored this year to help rural communities to respond to the new COVID-19 environment. This includes the addition of new funding measures. The measures funded are: 1. Schools/ Community Safety measures (expanded in 2020). 2. Community Recreation Areas. 3. Community Wellbeing Supports; Meals on Wheels & linked services, Mobility & Cancer Care Transport. Application deadline: 28th August