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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  



Trinity Sunday

Sat 29th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 30th                 10:00 am              Patrick Henry, Carrowmore & Strandhill (M)

Mon 31st                The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 1st                  St Justin (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 2nd Ss Marcellinus & Peter (martyrs)

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Thurs 3rd               St Kevin (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          4th           Ss Charles Lwanga & Companions (martyrs)

                                                10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Sat 5th                     St Boniface (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Corpus Christi

Sat 5th                    8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 6th                   10:00 am              Rich Goulden & dec’d. family (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 5th June 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 6th June 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Ex 24:3-8. Psalm Ps 115.

2nd Reading Heb 9:11-15. Gospel Mk 14:12-16, 22:26.


Trinity Sunday 30th May: Focus: We are commissioned to carry the Good News to all the world. – Today’s readings talk about our relationship with God: that he has revealed himself to us, provided for us, taught us, disciplined us, & given us the way to eternal life. We are led by the Spirit, & commissioned to carry the Good News to all the 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  

The Most Holy Trinity - May 30 - “Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, & teach them to observe all the commands I gave you” How are you being called to glorify the Lord in response to His love? Could God be inviting you to the priesthood or consecrated life? Speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email:


The public celebration of Mass

Clarification concerning the easing of restrictions for public worship.  


- social distancing guidelines are adhered to

- not more than 50 persons.

- specified entrance/exit route

- arrangements for distribution of Holy Communion

- strictly no movement of people during Service


There is an increased risk of transmission of the virus where families and communities come together following the death of a loved one. Therefore, numbers at funeral services (& weddings) is capped at 50 regardless of size of premises

Notwithstanding the increase in numbers permitted, funerals are still considered private family events & all notices in newspapers or online should be clear about this. \Funeral services should continue to be live-streamed to help reduce numbers attending. 

Attendance at wakes in private homes & at funeral homes remains unchanged ie immediate family only & people should be discouraged from queuing to pay respects. 

Baptisms: The numbers attending a Baptism is still restricted to six, (Baby, Parents, God-parents & Priest).  

Singing: As with previous reopening for religious services, congregational singing & choir singing is not permitted. 

Solo singing with accompanist is permitted subject to compliance with detailed guidance contained in HSE Covid-19 Guidance for Religious Services 

Outdoor worship: Is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised outdoor gatherings.  

Use of religious premises

For any other purposes/parochial activities/community meetings etc. is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised indoor gatherings. 

Achonry National School Parents Association: All proceeds go to the school. Thank you for your support. Please contact Joann Hosey 087 9394499 if you have any questions.

Bishop Paul recorded a video message for the Confirmation Classes. It is available on  & on facebook page 


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 3,545,400. That’s 85,400 deaths this week. Republic of Ireland deaths 4,941. That’s 0 deaths in Ireland this week. The total number of positive cases in Ireland is 261,100, so 1 in every 19.1 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.


TRÓCAIRE €1548 & $500 donated in the parish for this campaign. Sincere thanks from Trócaire to all who have contributed.


Galilee Spirituality Centre Events, May & June

  1. Herb & Flower Growing for Healthy Living. With Richard Kennedy. June 9th & 16th, 7.30pm. Cost €5. Booking

This series was interrupted in March last year – so we finally hope to be able to hold the second two evenings! It will be relaxed, fun & practical – with time for planting & growing. Richard Kennedy is a gardening expert & owner of Courtdale Horticulture, & a Christian lay minister. He will combine these roles to lead us in a journey of discovery in the world of gardening & spirituality.

Booking is essential for these evenings. 
3. The Poetry of Loss (before we go back...) With Anne Francis (online). A morning to acknowledge the losses of the past year through poetry & reflection. June 19th, 10.30am-12.30pm. €10 All welcome. Booking & link

For more information, contact Anne Francis, Director of Galilee Spirituality Centre. 087-228-2134


"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

Are you looking for a career in caring for the elderly, have you recently retired or have your children now left home? Home Instead Senior Care are always looking to recruit carers. Whether you can work a couple of hours a week or you want to work full time, we would like to hear from you. Experience and FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification in Healthcare is an advantage but not compulsory as training may be provided. Your own transportation is essential. Please contact Lisa @ 071 931 7051 for further information or via 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. €1548 & $500 donated in the parish for this campaign. Sincere thanks from Trócaire to all who have contributed. Wishing you God’s blessings, Colm.