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Sun, 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 e-mail:

2020 Sunday Cycle A Weekday Cycle II  

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 5th    8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 6th   10:00 am              Patrick & Eleanor O’Brien (M)

Mon 7th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 8th                 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Annie Jo McLoughlin& parents Delia & Edward (M)

Wed 9th                  St Ciaran (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Thurs 10th             St Peter Claver (priest)

10:00 am        Tom Seery, Cloonacool (M)

Fri          11th         10:30 am              Private Intention (M)

Sat 12th                  The Holy Name of Mary, St Ailbe (bishop)

10:00 am        Kieran Gorman (M)

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 12th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 13th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Readers of the Word

Saturday 12th Sept 8pm …. (M)

Sunday 13th Sept 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Eccles (sir) 27:30 -28:7. Psalm Ps 102.

2nd Reading Rm 14:7-9. Gospel Mt 18:21-35.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 6th Sept: Focus: Love your neighbour as yourself. – Our readings today work together to teach us about the real obligations of the law, which include gently correcting one another so that our communities may be in harmony. Paul explains how we must do this, & do all things, with love. And Jesus promises to remain with us always.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time — Sept 6, (Matthew 18: 20)

“Where two or three are gathered in my name ……” The community who gathers in Christ needs leadership. Might He be inviting you to consider a vocation to the consecrated life or priesthood? If so, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on

A short video of highlights from Sunday's Ordination of Bishop Paul Dempsey. Compiled by iCatholicie


Volunteers are required to act as stewards & cleaners for weekend Masses now that the church has re-opened for public Mass. If you think you will be able to help please give your name to Fr Peter. Sincere thanks to all who have volunteered to act as stewards at the weekend Masses.

  • Sunday Obligation may be fulfilled by attending any weekday Mass.

  • All are asked to enter the Church in single file & gathering in groups in Church Grounds is not encouraged.

  • The wearing of face masks by individuals is recommended.

  • The parish team will sanitise the Church after each Mass.

  • The welcome team will show you to your seat. Seats will be filled starting from the front seats.

  • Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass; in single file & only in the hand & while observing appropriate distance.

Achonry & Mullinabreena Churches are open every day 10am for anyone wanting to visit, say a prayer or light a candle. Public Mass will be celebrated in Mullinabreena Church every day if the Covid19 rules don’t get more stringent.

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.

Totus Tuus Magazine: Due to the Covid 19 Outbreak Totus Tuus magazine is now being delivered straight to your door.  If you would like to start receiving Totus Tuus to your home then please phone Fiona at 086 876 0058.

Grandparents Pilgrimage, Knock Shrine

The 2020 pilgrimage is on Sunday 13th September at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock taking place virtually at 3pm at Knock Basilica. Please join us online at

Theology Courses: We are taking registrations now for our autumn online theology courses. The courses are up to degree level and are heavily subsidised by the Irish Domincans. They could be just the thing as the nights draw in and we look to an uncertain winter.  

Church leaders urge worshippers to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of coronavirus

Masses with a congregation

Sunday & weekday Masses with a congregation is now possible provided that social distancing & upper limit of 50, & hand hygiene & proper sanitisation are observed. Social distancing will have to be adhered to in seating, in the Communion procession & in people entering & exiting churches. Hand sanitisation is provided & seats & surfaces will be wiped down after each Mass, Masks are recommended.  

Advice from An Garda Siochana: We would like to remind the public of some useful advice to combat Scams & protect your money.

🚨Never respond to unsolicited messages. Financial Institutions will never ask for personal information this way

🚨 Only purchase from trusted websites and retailers

🚨Beware of bogus investment opportunities

Always remember if it seems too good to be true it probably is!      Do your research and think before you hit send.

For more info and tips go to the fraud section of their website

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 845,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 1,777. That’s 36,000 deaths this week.

Supporting parents is a top priority for the HSE, & its partners. Triple P is an effective programme and one of the evidence based parenting programmes available to parents/ guardians in Sligo Leitrim. Its options of programmes give parents/ guardians simple, practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships, & to manage children's behaviour & prevent problems developing. It is provided free to parents of children up-to age 10 years in Sligo & Leitrim.

Triple P will be delivered by video conferencing on the Attend Anywhere platform which is safe & very easy to use from the comfort of your own home. The next Triple P Positive Parenting programme calendar of events   

Resources for the Season of Creation 2020 available on https://

Information you may need

DISCOVER IRELAND: Planning your staycation but don't know where to start? Check out the Discover Ireland website to find the top things to do, unique experiences & hidden gems. For more information

Let's get moving
The HSE Physiotherapy Depts in Dublin/Cork who have devised a booklet with daily exercises to help people get moving again after 'lock down' .I attach link below to download this booklet.

COVID-19 Club Small Grants  

Sports Clubs in County Sligo can now apply for COVID-19 Club Small Grants of up to €1,500 through Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership.    


Under the Long-Term Illness (LTI) Scheme, you can get some drugs, medicines, & approved appliances for free from your pharmacy.

There is no means test for the scheme. To qualify, you must be 'ordinarily resident' in the Republic of Ireland. This means that you are living here and intend to live here for at least one year. Students from outside the EU do not qualify for the LTI Scheme. For all other qualifying criteria check out