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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  



Third Sunday of Easter

Sat 17th                  8:00 pm Anthony Henry (M)

Sun 18th                 10:00 am              John Joseph & dec’d Davey family (M)

Mon 19th               10:00 am              Sr Mary Margaret Marren (M)

Tues 20th               10:00 am              Peter & Bea Ann Quinn

& dec’d. Quinn family (M)

Wed 21st                St Anselm (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Mary Josephine Judge (M)

Thurs 22nd            10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          23rd         St George (martyr), St Adalbert of Prague

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Sat 24th                  St Fidelis (priest & martyr)

10:00 am        Helen McCarrick (M)

Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Sat 24th                  8:00 pm Teresa & Michael O’Dowd (M)

Sun 25th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 24th April 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 25th April 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Acts 4:8-12. Psalm Ps 117.

2nd Reading 1 Jn 3:1-2. Gospel Jn 10:11-18.


3rd Sunday of Easter 18th April: Focus: The risen Christ forgives our sins & advocates for us before the Father. – In breaking open the Scriptures for the disciples, Jesus dispels their greatest fears & doubts & gently brings them into the fullness of true peace. Because of this they now have the courage to proclaim him before the world – to become his witnesses. Courage & peace are the hallmarks of the believer, & are the gifts necessary to face the challenges of this world.


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  


Third Sunday of Easter - April 18. “We can be sure we know God only by keeping his commandments” Jesus makes Himself known to you through the vocation He chose for you. Do you hear a call to the priesthood or consecrated life? Speak to the Diocesan Vocations Director, or email

Vocation Sunday 25th April 2021

Bishop Paul will celebrate the Vigil Mass on Saturday 24th April at 8pm in the Cathedral for Vocations Sunday. We invite you to join & pray with us via webcam for vocations within Achonry Diocese. or

“The Lord’s call is not an intrusion of God in our freedom; it is not a “cage” or a burden to be borne. On the contrary, it is the loving initiative whereby God encounters us & invites us to be part of a great undertaking. He opens before our eyes the horizon of a greater sea & an abundant catch.” – Pope Francis. Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – Have you the courage to take a risk for God's promise? Contact Our Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan, Tel. 094 - 9860011, Mobile 087 - 3683535, E-mail or contact any local priest for more information.  

Overseas Volunteers Training Course September 2021 - Open to all! Viatores Christi, a faith-based development organisation has specialised in the recruitment, training & deployment of overseas volunteers since 1960. VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health, Global Awareness, Mission, etc. Once completed, participants can be considered for volunteer roles through VC EU Aid Volunteers #EUAVI programmes. For more info visit the News section of our website or email

Scripture & Spirituality Conference 10th – 11th July

"To love, is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore is to be transformed into God."

St. John of the Cross: This year's conference focuses on St. John of the Cross & his life changing teachings of how love can transform each & everyone of us. Through six thought provoking talks, each of us can learn how to become beacons of light to greater reflect Christ & offer hope to a world in much need of healing. We have been blessed with 6 renowned speakers, authors & experts, who will help bring St John's teachings to life & transform how we grow in our love & spirituality.

PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON has won a prestigious Christopher Award.  

The Christophers, was founded in 1945 by Maryknoll Father James Keller. More information about The Christophers is at www.christophers.orgIt is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness is the motto of the Christophers. Also, the fourth & latest World at Prayer Global Newsletter April 2021.

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 3,020,000 & Republic of Ireland deaths at 4,831. That’s 83,000 deaths this week. The number of deaths in Ireland this week is 62. The total number of positive cases in Ireland is 243,120, so 1 in every 20.4 has now tested positive in Ireland.


PhD Scholarship in Theology & the early Irish Church, Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Proposals which focus on the Irish influence in Europe, its migration through monastic networks in continental Europe, & the influence of the gospel of St John on the Irish church & diaspora will be particularly welcome. The scholarship will cover academic fees & offer a stipend of €13,000 per annum for four years. Some funding will also be available to help with travel for research, or to conferences. This scholarship, offered thanks to generous philanthropic funding, seeks to develop further the Loyola Institute's interest in scholarship in the area of theology & the early Irish Church. TCD is ideally situated for such scholarship. Applications are invited from those interested in theology & in medieval history. If the successful applicant is lacking expertise in either of these areas, they will be asked to complete appropriate modules from the MPhil in Christian Theology, &/or from the MPhil in Medieval Studies.

Meals on Wheels: Due to Covid Lockdown & current travel restrictions Banada Development Agency Meals on Wheels Service, offer applicants aged over 65 or those returning home from hospital, a daily delivery of a hot dinner & desert. Monday to Friday in the areas of South Sligo & border towns in East Mayo. Call 07191 81562 for particulars 9.30am. -1pm Monday to Friday.



P.S Fr James Oyet Latansio is the General Secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches & his message features on the Trócaire box this year, “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.”

You can drop your Trócaire contribution to the Parochial House or send it direct to Trócaire. Please convert your donation from coins into notes before handing it in. Don’t leave donations unattended in the church. Thank you.