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Sun, 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  



Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 6th                    6:00 pm Patricia & Patsy Fallon (M)

Sun 7th                   10:00 am              Kevin & Margaret Gormalley (M)

Mon 8th St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita

                                                10:00 am              Dec’d. of Hargadon family (M)

Tues 9th                 10:00 am              Mary Walsh (M)

Wed 10th               St Scholastica

10:00 am        Teecie Coleman & dec’d. Coleman

& Conway families (M)

Thurs 11th             Our Lady of Lourdes, St Gobnait

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          12th         10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Sat 13th 10:00 am              Kathleen Kilcoyne (40th Anniv) &

dec’d. Kilcoyne family, Lismorane (M)

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 13th                  6:00 pm Ita Moran, Rinbane (M)

Sun 14th                 10:00 am              Margaret & Joseph Johnston

& son Joseph Jnr. (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 13th Feb 6pm …. (M)

Sunday 14th Feb 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Lev 13:1-2, 44-46. Psalm Ps 31.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 10:31-11:1. Gospel Mk 1:40-45.


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7th Feb: Focus: Although we may know despair, we are called to live in hope. – Despair & grief are part of the human condition, & are brought on because of loss or suffering. In Christ, however, we experience hope & healing. As disciples working to build the kingdom of God on earth, let us, like St Paul, willingly take the Gospel to others & share our hope freely with them.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Hubert Kerins, Bonniconlon & formerly of Castlecawley, Helen McCarrick, Cloonbaniff, (8th Anniversary 12th Feb. Mass on 24th April). 

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


Wedding: Congratulations & best wishes to Shane McGowan, Carrowmore, & Marian Hanley, Powelsboro. Their marriage was celebrated in Moylough on 5th February.     

We wish them many years of health & happiness

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  

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Feb 7th “Everyone is looking for You.”
Is your search for the Lord leading you to a vocation to the priesthood or diaconate or consecrated life? Speak to your local priest or your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on

Enrolment forms for Achonry NS September 2021 are available on the school website under Information for Parents, or please email the school to arrange for one to be sent in the post.

Bealach Nua: We are a recovery oriented family peer support service which offers families/friends of people with mental health challenges an opportunity to engage with  family peer  supporters through individual, group work, wellness days & information evenings. For further information or to access the service please call 094 9049392 or Fran 086 0450835/Noel 087 9749288

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.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 2,320,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 3,621. That’s 96,000 deaths this week. The number of deaths in Ireland this week 307. The total number of positive cases in Ireland is 201,763 so 1 in every 24.6 has now tested positive in Ireland.


The Irish Georgian Society, through the support of its members in IGS London, is inviting applications for its 2021 Conservation Grants Programme which is open to support buildings of significant architectural merit. Funding totalling €30,000 is available with priority given to older buildings on the basis of rarity & potential fragility relating to age. The Irish Georgian Society's Conservation Grants Programme is generously funded by IGS London. Over the last 7 years, the Society has supported over 30 significant conservation projects from around the country, that have included works to country houses & castles, thatched cottages & historic townhouses, architectural follies, & churches.
Closing date for application is 5th March 2021. For details see


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

Priory Institute online theology course: As registrations for our spring semester are closing next Tuesday 9 February; studying theology online, see the 20 minute film    This film is used at the Open Day & it gives a good indication about what it's like to study with us here at Priory Institute


“Here are my hands, hold them. Please don’t leave South Sudan alone. We need your prayers. We need your support. We need your love.” Fr. James Oyet Latansio, South Sudan Council of Churches. Trócaire’s Lenten campaign for 2021 tells the stories of two families in South Sudan whose lives have been impacted by conflict Awut & Ajak are shining examples of resilience, friendship & solidarity. This Lent we hear not only about the enormous challenges they have faced, but also about how they support each other through these challenges. 

Knock Shrine special online faith discussions during Lent

Ash Wednesday falls on 17 February & heralds the beginning of Lent 2021. This year Knock Shrine will host a new series of online discussions to help engage Christians during Lent, under the title 'Living Christian Faith - Lenten Conversations'.

What nurtures our faith & what challenges it today?

Where do we find hope & joy in our lives?

How can our faith build mental strength, wellbeing & resilience?

How has the Covid pandemic impacted upon our faith? 

These are just some of the questions that will be explored over the 6 weeks of Lent during a new series of online discussions on the topic of 'Living Christian Faith'. Faith Renewal at Knock Shrine is all about reaching out to people. This will open a conversation on contemporary issues of faith & church life. Chaired by Father Eamonn Conway DD, Priest in Tuam diocese & Professor of Theology at Mary Immaculate College, the conversations will explore a different theme each week & guest speakers will discuss some of the important questions we all face in living out our faith. This will be streamed online via the Knock Shrine website offering people from all over the world the opportunity to engage in relevant topics & to hear from a range of people, from those in public life such as Baroness Nuala O'Loan & Senator Ronan Mullen to groups of young teachers & members of the clergy. Thursday 18 February 'Living Christian Faith in the Family’Saint John Paul spoke about how the future of humanity passes by way of the family. Patrick & Linda Treacy, who have four children & run a centre for domestic spirituality called Integritas from their home, will speak about the joys & challenges of living Christian Faith as a family today.

St Angela’s College, Sligo: Inviting applications for the following course beginning Autumn 2021. Part-Time Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) with Online Delivery. The course is open to: Qualified primary school teachers; Qualified post-primary school teachers who wish to transfer to primary school teaching. Parents, sacramental preparation teams & parish catechists who have a specific interest in the area of primary religious education may also apply. Closing date for Applications is Friday 14th May 2021. This date may be extended. 

For further information & application forms contact Mary Kearns, Senior Administrator, School of Education, St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo. Email or visit Website:

Learning Internet Skills: Now more than ever it is important to have Internet skills & to keep in touch with family & friends so Age Action is offering 5 hours of free remote tutoring by phone / video call to help older people use their smartphone, computer, tablet or ipad. The programme called Getting Started KIT takes place in your own home at a time that suits you & includes a free guide. For more info call 091527831 or e-mail


Free Living Well Programme: On Thursday 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.  Contact: Olga on 086 6078950 or email You can find out more info on

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