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Sat, 2021

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


2021 Sunday Cycle B Weekday Cycle I  

The Baptism of the Lord

Sat 9th                    6:00 pm Mary & James McDonnell (M)

Sun 10th                 10:00 am              Mick Marren, Roadstown (M)

Mon 11th               10:00 am              John & Bea Cunningham (M)

Tues 12th               10:00 am              Seamus Hunt, Ballyfahy (M)

Wed 13th               St Hilary (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Noel Mooney, Castlecawley (M)

Thurs 14th             10:00 am              Pat, Mary Ellen & dec’d Browne family (M)

Fri          15th         St Ita (virgin)

10:00 am        Peter Marren, Dublin & Streamstown (M)

Sat 16th                  St Fursa (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 16th                  6:00 pm Johnny, Dominic, Annie,

& dec’d. Feeley family (M)

Sun 17th                 10:00 am              Eileen & Paddy Gallagher (M)


Readers of the Word

Saturday 16th Jan 6pm …. (M)

Sunday 17th Jan 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading 1 Sam 3:3-10, 19. Psalm Ps 39.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20. Gospel Jn 1:35-42.

Baptism of the Lord 10th Jan: Focus: May our lives always reflect the powerful grace of our baptism. – God reveals the sacrament of baptism with dynamic power. The heavens are torn. The Spirit descends; the Father’s voice is heard. Two brief verses paint a vivid picture depicting the unity of the Holy Trinity. Through our baptism, we are joined to the family of God & welcomed into the intimacy of the Trinity. Take hold of this gift.

BAPTISM: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Penny Eleanor Davey, Chaffpool, Tubbertelly, & Dublin

Christmas Collection: Sincere thanks to all who contributed to this collection & to all who supported the various collections throughout the year. Thank you very much for your generosity.

Religious services

Due to the latest lockdown Religious services will move online after 25th December. Places of worship may remain open for private prayer.


Up to 10 mourners can attend.


From 3 January only 6 guests can attend a wedding ceremony & reception, whether indoors or outdoors.


Baptisms can go ahead with minimum numbers (the baby, parents, godparents, & celebrant) & all the usual safety measures in place (face coverings, cotton buds for anointing, sanitization of hands, etc.)

Over 70 and medically vulnerable individuals

Those aged over 70 & the medically vulnerable are advised to continue to exercise personal judgement.

It is recommended that they stay at home as much as possible, limit engagement to a very small network for short periods of time, while remaining physically distanced. When taking exercise outdoors, it is important to maintain 2 metres distance from others and wash hands on returning home.

It is recommended to shop during designated hours only, while wearing a face covering, & to avoid public transport.

Offertory boxes for 2021 are available at the church door or in the sacristy, or by contacting Fr Peter if you are not on the list & would like to support the church in this parish.

Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – It is worth saying “yes” to God: Six 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, 094-9860011, or 087- 3683535, E-mail  

Free Living Well Programme: Programmes begin on Mon 18th Jan from 7pm-9.30pm, & Thurs Feb 18th from 10.30am-1pm. If you are living with a long term heath condition you may be interested in doing the Living Well Programme. This is a free, six week programme delivered online in 2.5 hour weekly sessions where you will learn new skills to manage your health condition on a day to day basis. More now than ever it is important we look after are mental and physical health.  You can contact: Olga on 086 6078950 or by email You can find out more info on

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 1,933,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 2,327. That’s 90,000 deaths this week. The number of deaths in Ireland this week is 79. The total number of positive cases in Ireland is 135,844 & 25% of this total were reported in the last week.

Daily Mass, Catholic devotions & programs on SKY 588, Virgin Media 815 or Online at


PARISH of Achonry / Mullinabreena

BAPTISMS                                                            5


CONFIRMATIONS                                    22

MARRIAGES                                                   0

DEATHS                                                                          6

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.​ Contact​ Freefone 1800 80 45 91

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE manage a national support line & additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries & give advice & reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Take care, wash your hands, keep physical distance, & wear a mask if you are going out. Stay safe.