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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-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 19th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 20th                 10:00 am              Patsy & Patricia Fallon (M)

Mon 21st                St Matthew (Apostle & Evangelist)

                 10:00 am              Nicholas & Kathleen Egan & dec’d family (M)

Tues 22nd               10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Wed 23rd               St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Thurs 24th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          25th         St Finbarr (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Sat 26th                  Ss Cosmos & Damian (martyrs)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 26th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 27th                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Readers of the Word

Saturday 26th Sept 8pm …. (M)

Sunday 27th Sept 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Ex 18:25-28. Psalm Ps 24.

2nd Reading Phil 2:1-11. Gospel Mt 21:28-32.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 20th Sept: Focus: God’s love & mercy are never-ending. – Isaiah advises us to seek the Lord, an activity we might think of as we come to believe in him. But really, this is an invitation to grace – a grace that is constant, always available, & generous in its forgiveness. It is a promise of deep & perpetual care by God who is completely different from us in his thoughts & ways, & yet never-ending in his love & mercy.

Baptism: We welcome into the Christian Family through the sacrament of Baptism: Croía Marie Wimsey, Leitrim South, Chaffpool.

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Sept, (Isaiah 55: 6)

“Seek the Lord while He is still to be found…” While seeking Him in prayer and the sacraments, listen to Him. Could it be you are being called by Jesus to serve as a priest, religious sister or brother? If you think He may be offering you this grace, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on

First Holy Communion: We are delighted to be able to announce a provisional date for the celebration of the First Holy Communion; Saturday October 3rd at 11am Mass in The Church of the Sacred Heart Mullinabreena. Please note that cancellation may be necessary if the COVID restrictions change or if the church is obliged to close for any reason. However, we hope that will not occur.

Lost & Found: A sum of money found in Achonry cemetery last weekend. Please contact Fr Peter for further details.

Hospice Coffee Morning: We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a 2020 Hospice Coffee Morning on Sat. Sept. 26th at the N17 Farmers' Market Achonry 10am - 1pm.

We are fully conscious that Hospice fundraising has been devastated this year, like many charities, and we are keen to do our bit with this community event in tandem with our new market.

Northwest Hospice deliver an amazing service to the people of our region and we all have close connections or know loved ones affected by Cancer who have benefited from this vital service. So come join us and let's get behind this event for a really deserving cause. See you then. ☕️ 🍵 🍪 🍰

We are one of the HSE preferred & approved home care providers. Our aim is to enhance the lives of older people and their families. We work very closely with HSE in Sligo Leitrim & Roscommon to assist older people live more independently in their own homes. We are hosting a FREE Webinar for Family Carers of loved ones living with Dementia. Online Friday Sept 25th 12pm – 1pm. We have some very influential speakers taking part. To register:

We are also looking for people with a caring nature to join our growing team. Are you looking for a career in caring for the elderly, have you recently retired or have your children now left home? Home Instead Senior care are always looking to recruit carers. Whether you can work a couple of hours a week or you want to work full time, we would like to hear from you. Experience & FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification in Healthcare is an advantage but not compulsory. Your own transportation is preferable.

Following Covid19 protocol is a lifesaver, acting irresponsibly is a death sentence.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has urged the public to limit their social contacts. He said: "While we are seeing a continued increase in cases, particularly in Dublin, this is at least partly due to the willingness of people to heed our core messages around knowing the symptoms & coming forward promptly for testing. This together with all of the other key behaviours will help to break the chains of transmission in our communities. Please limit your social contacts, especially visitors to your home. Avoid crowds, keep your distance from others & wear a face covering where appropriate." Almost one-third of all confirmed cases in the last 10 weeks are now among those aged under 24, compared to less than 10% at the start of July.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said “We are developing a new framework & a new plan in terms of dealing with Covid for the next six months. We have worked with the chief medical officer in this regard & NPHET, that is work still in progress. People are fatigued, I understand that, people are fed up of restrictions & they would love to go back to the normality we once experienced but the virus will be around for a while. We have got to be smart and resilient in how we deal with it.”

Newman Institute: Will run a Foundation in Counselling course this Autumn. A One-Year Part-time course beginning on 8th Oct 7 to 10pm & will run for 26 Thursday nights until 20th May 2021. There are also two Saturdays from 10am to 5pm to attend. Some people complete the course as a first step to train as a counsellor while others participate for their own self development or to assist them to cope better in their workplace or family life. The cost is €1200 & it can be paid in instalments. There is a deposit of €100 required to secure a place on the course. Please email for enquiries or phone 096 72066 for further details.

Looking to get back to work? "FREE ReStart Programme in Sligo" could be for you. At the CMD Training Institute, Collooney. This is a Back-to-Work programme for women over 35 who have been out of the workforce for 3 years or more. Build your confidence, re-discover your strengths & abilities, practice interview skills, prepare your CV & learn how to job search effectively. In this exciting program you will be guided through a series of training workshops & 1-1 coaching sessions. Contact Brenda Donagher 0876858550 for more info & to book. See also

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 960,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 1,792. That’s 35,000 deaths this week.


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.