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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  

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)

Mon 16th               St Margaret of Scotland, St Gertrude

10:00 am        Peadar King, Tubbercurry (M)

Tues 17th               St Elizabeth of Hungary

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Wed 18th               The Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss Peter & Paul

10:00 am        James P. Howley, Vacaville, California (M)

Thurs 19th             10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Fri          20th         10:00 am              Holy Souls (M)

Sat 21st                   Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Joe McDermott, Bonniconlon (M)

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Sat 21st                  6:00 pm John Gallagher (M)

Sun 22nd                 10:00 am              Dick Brennan, Churchpark (M)

Saturday 21st Nov 6pm …. (M)Readers of the Word

Sunday 22nd Nov 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Ex 34:11-12, 15-17. Psalm Ps 22.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28. Gospel Mt 25:31-46.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 15th Nov: Focus: God empowers us to participate in his work to bring about good in the world. - We are called to participate in God's work to multiply goodness in our world, & God gives us all we need for this work. Especially in the Eucharist, we receive God's grace & strength that we, too, may be faithful in small matters & great responsibilities.

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

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Micheál Conway, Listowel & formerly of Cloondrihara, (brother of the late Seamus Conway, Beetie Smith, & Teecie Coleman), Micheál is the third member of the Conway family to die this year, James Patrick Howley Jnr., Vacaville, California, (cousin of Fr Peter).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 15.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.…” How are you called to use your talents? Perhaps Christ is inviting you to use your talents in faithful service 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  

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

Free Living Well Programme - : Thurs 7th, Tues 12th, Mon 18th January. If you are living with a long term heath condition you may be interested in doing the “Living Well” formally known as the ‘Self Care to Wellness Programme’.  This is a six week programme delivered in 2.5 hour weekly sessions online where you will learn new skills to manage your health condition on a day to day basis. You must register in advance as places are limited to 10/12 participants. Please note you do not have to disclose your health condition on the programme. Please contact Olga on 086 6078950 or email:

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 1,317,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 1,972. That’s 62,000 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:

RHS are a Not for Profit Home Care Provider that’s been operating in the West of Ireland for the past 21yrs and are looking for Carers and occasional cleaners in your area if you feel you have the correct qualifications and would like work please: 09066 25988 or