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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


2020 Sunday Cycle A Weekday Cycle II  

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Sun 27th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (M)

Mon 28th               St Wenceslaus (martyr), Lawrence Ruiz & Companions

                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 29th               Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael (archangels)

10:00 am        Pakie McLoughlin (M)

Wed 30th               St Jerome (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        John & Molly Scanlon (M)

Thurs 1st               St Thérése of the Child Jesus (of Lisieux)

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          2nd           The Guardian Angels

10:00 am        Bridget Gormley (M)

Sat 3rd                    11:00 am              FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (M)

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Tim

Sat 3rd                    8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 4th                   10:00 am              People of the Community (M)

Readers of the Word

Saturday 3rd Oct 8pm …. (M)

Sunday 4th Oct 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Is 5:1-7. Psalm Ps 79.

2nd Reading Phil 4:6-9. Gospel Mt 21:33-43.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 27th Sept: Focus: In love, God waits for us to turn to him. – The Father calls each of us, daughters & sons, to participate in his work. Will we go to his vineyard? Even if we have said “no” 10 times, we can turn around! With the Father’s help, we can turn from disobedience to obedience – from sinfulness to grace. The Father waits patiently, & is always welcoming. 

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 27th Sept: (Phillippians 2: 8)

“He humbled Himself and became obedient….” If the Lord invites you to follow Him in humble obedience as a priest or in the consecrated life, how will you respond?  Speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on

SATURDAY EVENING VIGIL MASS: On Sunday 25th October Daylight Saving Time ends, the Clocks go back one hour. From Saturday 31st October until March 2021 the Saturday Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 6pm. Due to other circumstances it can’t be celebrated at 7pm, hence the 6pm time.

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.

Together We Can Do More, Blessed Are the Peacemakers

This year, World Mission Sunday celebrations take place over the weekend of 17/18th October. In basic terms, World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual direct appeal for spiritual & financial support so that the life-giving work of missionaries can continue.

During this time, all parishes worldwide will offer Mass collections & donations to aid the work of missionaries & mission overseas. World Mission Sunday collections take place in every parish where the Church is present. Including, not only across Ireland & Europe but also in poorer parishes in the developing world. This is why it is such a special moment, as it allows all members of the universal Church family, regardless of location or background, to play their part in supporting each other. This year’s theme Together we can do more – blessed are the peacemakers, reminds us that the Universal Church family is a global community that must stand together if it is to do more. It also recognises overseas missionaries as peacemakers, who like Jesus Christ, emulate love & harmony as they attempt to reunite fragile people from fractured communities, with God & each other.

The world is in crisis. In many poorer parishes in Africa, Asia, & Latin America, missionaries are on the front line. These women & men already do so much. Walking hand-in-hand with marginalised communities, long before & long after any emergency. But right now, they desperately need your help. You can show missionaries you care by supporting their life-giving work on World Mission Sunday. Your prayers & generosity will change lives.

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.

Falls Prevention Service: Do you have a fear of falling? Have you had a fall? The HSE has commenced a new Falls Prevention Service in Sligo, Leitrim & South Donegal. Please ring for further information: 071 982 0479.

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 and confidential Nine week programme starts on Saturday 17th October in the Northside Community Centre. If interested or for more info please contact Philip 085 875 9319 or email

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 1,000,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 1,797. That’s 40,000 deaths this week.