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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  



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)

Mon 26th               10:00 am              Kathleen & Paddy Boland (M)

Tues 27th               St Asicus (bishop, Elphin)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 28th               St Peter Chanel, St Louis Marie de Montfort

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Thurs 29th             St Catherine of Siena (patron of Europe)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          30th         St Pius V (pope)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Sat 1st                     St Joseph the Worker

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 2nd                   10:00 am              People of the Community (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 1st May 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 2nd May 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Acts 9:26-31. Psalm Ps 21.

2nd Reading 1 Jn 3:18-24. Gospel Jn 15:1-8.


4th Sunday of Easter 25th April: Focus: We are God’s children; we are the flock of the Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for us. – God loves us so much that we are not simply called God’s children, but in fact are God’s children now. This love is that of a good shepherd, who knows & cherishes his sheep, & who, unlike others, will sacrifice his own life for the safety of his flock.


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  

GOLDEN JUBILEES: Congratulations & best wishes to James & Mary Teresa Finan, Belra, Tommy & Linda McLoughlin, Rinbane, Marie (Gannon) & Paddy Keenan, Ballymote. They celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their marriages recently.    

We wish them many more years of health & happiness.

4th Sunday of Easter – April 25, World Day of Prayer for Vocations. - On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for vocations to the priesthood & consecrated life, especially for our diocese. If you are considering such a vocation, speak to the Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: 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.  

Pope Francis – Message for Vocations Sunday

It is a beautiful message, modelled on St. Joseph. (25th April).

Sharing Poems Over Coffee: We know there is a love for poetry in our community & the joy poetry can bring, so Tubbercurry  FRC along with our partners at Innovation Recovery are hosting a coffee morning for poetry lovers on Monday May 10th at 11am over Zoom! This is a free event. Contact Mary on 0864092724 or 0719186926 to register your interest.


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 3,102,000. That’s 82,000 deaths this week. Republic of Ireland deaths 4,867. That’s 36 deaths in Ireland this week. The total number of positive cases in Ireland is 246,055, so 1 in every 20 has now tested positive in Ireland.

North Connaught College Tubbercurry are hosting its first ever Virtual Open Evening over three evenings beginning Monday 24th May where teachers give information about their different courses, & our facilities & support systems are also outlined.  

At NCC of Further Education, we offer a range of full-time one & two year courses. They include Beauty Therapy, Business, Childcare, Equine Studies, Healthcare, Nursing, Security Studies & more. Info at  

In 2019 Horsemanship QQI Level 6 commenced, & it together with Equine Studies QQI Level 5 will be delivered in 2021. A new course being delivered is Ecotourism with Environmental Studies QQI Level 5. The redesigned QQI Childcare course, ‘Early Learning & Care’, will commence in September 2021.  

Our Beauty Therapy Department is offering internationally recognised Diploma & Certificate Courses (ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO) in Microdermabrasion, Laser & IPL. Details on our website or on facebook or call 0719185035.


HSE, Free Living Well Programme. May 18th, 20th, 26th: This is a workshop for adults living with a long-term health condition. The workshop is delivered over six workshops (2.5hrs x6) & is free of charge to those diagnosed with a mental or physical illness. You will develop self-management skills & confidence to live well with your health condition. Please book your place by calling: 086 6078950 or Email:

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.

Trócaire: Thank you for your support & help during our Lenten campaign to help Awut & Ajak & their communities in South Sudan.  
I am contacting you with a very special message from Fr James. Please share this message – please pass on this prayer for all of you from Father James.
With your support, a new day will come for South Sudan. Thank you for not leaving South Sudan alone this Lent. Thank you for not forgetting the people of South Sudan.

Wishing you God’s blessings, Colm.

To date over €1400 & $500 donated in the parish for this campaign.