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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  



Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 12th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 13th                 10:00 am              Robbie Hosey & dec’d. Dillon

& Hosey families (M)

Mon 14th               St Davnet

                                                10:00 am              Ellen & Peter Murtagh (M)

Tues 15th               10:00 am              William Kennedy (M)

Wed 16th               10:00 am              Mi9chael & Bridget Gannon (M)

Thurs 17th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          18th         10:00 am              Johnny & Nora Dunleavy (M)

Sat 19th                  St Romuald, Bl Dermot O’Hurley & Companions

11:00 am        Eoin Mulkeen (M)

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 19th                  8:00 pm Eugene Henry (M)

Sun 20th                 10:00 am                      Minnie & Tommy O’Donnell, & dec’d of

Finnegan, Riall & O’Donnell families (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 19th June 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 20th June 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Job 38:1, 8-11. Psalm Ps 106.

2nd Reading 2 Cor 5:14-17. Gospel Mk 4:35-41.


11th Sunday in Ordinary Time 13th June: Focus: The seed of faith is in our hearts, & grace helps it to bear fruit. – Jesus speaks his word to the crowds in parables because that is how they were able to understand it. Today, he uses agrarian images. Although farming is dependent on many variables the farmer has no control over, the seed of faith planted on our hearts is totally in our control. Will we take the time to weed? Will we take the time to water?  

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  

Farmers Market: Do you have any New and Unused items you would like to donate to the Stall? If so we would be delighted with the support. All monies generated go back to the running of the market. We would be so thankful to receive any such items at the stall each Saturday. Thanking you Maria 0872315171 Lorraine 0876815979

NW Simon Community Dip & Donate Challenge from 18th – 21st June, to help raise vital funds to sustain the Early Intervention & Homeless Prevention Service. The first 50 participants who sign up will be posted out a free Dip & Donate t shirt.

Sign up on   If you can’t make it to the beach, you can always take a dip in a local lake or river, or even your back garden paddling pool! Please help to make a difference locally.


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 3,735,000. That’s 189,600 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 264,000, so 1 in every 19 has now tested positive in Ireland.

Coleman Music Centre Exhibition Area & Music Store in Gurteen are now open Mon - Sat 10 am to 5.30pm.  Call 071 9182599 or email for any queries.


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.

Galilee Spirituality Centre Events, May & June

  1. Herb & Flower Growing for Healthy Living. With Richard Kennedy. June 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. 

  1. 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

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.

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

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 or pods of fifty.

- 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.