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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  

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 7th                    6:00 pm Peadar Gorman, Carrowmore (M)

Sun 8th                   10:00 am              Pat & Bea Kennedy, daughter Kathleen

& sons-in-law John, Peter & Terry (M)

Mon 9th                  The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

10:00 am        Lucy Marren & dec’d of

Marren & McDonagh families (M)

Tues 10th               St Leo the Great (pope & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Wed 11th               St Martin of Tours (bishop)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Thurs 12th             St Josaphat (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Fri          13th         10:00 am              Holy Souls (M)

Sat 14th                  St Laurence O’Toole (bishop)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 14th                  6:00 pm Gerry Davey & dec’d Davey family (M)

Sun 15th                 10:00 am              Winnie & Mick Duffy & dec’d

Duffy & McDonnell families (M)

Readers of the Word

Saturday 14th Nov 6pm …. (M)

Sunday 15th Nov 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Prov 31:10-20, 30-31. Psalm Ps 127.

2nd Reading 1 Th 5:1-6. Gospel Mt 25:14-30.

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 8th Nov: Focus: Let us remain vigilant as we await Jesus’ return. – Do we live each day as if we were to meet God at any moment? As Christians, we know that this life is not the end. But we must stay awake & be prepared to meet the Lord, because we do not know the day or the hour of his return.  

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 8.

“…those  who  were  ready  went  in with him to  the  wedding  hall …” Are  you  ready  to  respond  to  Christ’s  call for  a  vocation? If  He  is  calling  you  to  discern  serving  Him  as  a  priest  or  consecrated  religious,  speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on

Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – It is worth saying “yes” to God

6 residential weekends in Mullaghmore over the coming months for men who are exploring a call to priesthood. For more info contact Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan, Ballaghaderreen. 094-9860011, or 087- 3683535, E-mail  

The Rosary will be live on Facebook from Achonry & Courtabbey Cemeteries during the month of November.

Lough Derg November MEMORIAL SERVICE for deceased pilgrims & benefactors. Live via webcam from St. Mary's Church, Pettigo, Sunday 22nd Nov 7pm To enrol a DEPARTED LOVED ONE email: or Tel: 0(0353) 719861518. Write to: Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal F94 YC60

SATURDAY EVENING VIGIL MASS: 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.

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning SeniorLine.​ We are Ireland's national confidential service for older people. We are open every day 10am-10pm.​ We are older people too, trained to listen & support.​ We would love to hear from you.​ Freefone 1800 80 45 91

Level 5 Restrictions: now until 1st December – Bishop Paul

Religious Services Generally (Excl. Funerals & Weddings); Public attendance at mass is not permitted & all masses must be online only. Please be assured that I am very much aware of the huge efforts that are in place in parishes around stewarding, sanitising etc. This is very much appreciated. I know our churches are safe places for people to worship & the suspension of weekday/Sunday Mass is particularly difficult.

Baptisms; The Sacrament of Baptism may proceed with, in addition to the child & the priest, four people present, preferably from the child's household only. All necessary travel restrictions & health & safety precautions should be strictly adhered to. It may be necessary for godparents to be represented by proxy.

Funerals; Funeral services may proceed but with a maximum of 25 mourners. The burial service should be considered part of the funeral service, thus the lower limit of 15 people for “outdoor gatherings” should not apply to the burial service. The Funeral Undertaker should outline these restrictions to the family.

Marriage; Wedding ceremonies may proceed, but with a limit of 25 guests (irrespective of church size). Due to the restriction on travel outside the county (apart from essential purposes), it will not be possible for a guest to attend a wedding in another county. However, the guidance states that couples, resident in a particular county, but with existing plans to get married, can travel to get married outside that county.

Private Prayer in Places of Worship; Churches & places of worship should remain open for private prayer. It is important to continue an appropriate cleaning regime in your church.

Parish Meetings, etc; As organised indoor gatherings are not permitted under Level 5, all in-person parish meetings, board of management meetings, etc. should be suspended. Meetings may continue online.


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Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 1,255,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 1,940. That’s 54,000 deaths this week.

Caring for our Common Home:  Coming together with Laudato Sí (Pope Francis' letter to the world on the environment). With presenter Ms Jane Mellett, Laudato Sí Officer, Trócaire.

Connection: The Big Picture of the Web of Life. February 16th

Action: Getting down to Working for our Future. February 23rd

An Online Event: If you desire to nurture your spiritual life, & are interested in spirituality, the role & influence women can have in today's culture & society, & are a lover of Carmel, you will not want to miss this International Spirituality Summit. Plan to join us virtually on 16th Nov from 2pm – 6:30pm. For more info visit Email:

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