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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  



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)

Mon 21st                St Aloysius Gonzaga (religious)

                                                10:00 am              Bartley & Myra Roddy

& dec’d. Roddy & Doherty families (M)

Tues 22nd               St Paulinus of Nola, Ss John Fisher & Thomas More

10:00 am        Marie Marren, Streamstown (M)

Wed 23rd               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Thurs 24th             Nativity of St John the Baptist

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          25th         10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Sat 26th                  10:00 am              Mary Johnston (M)

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 26th                  8:00 pm James & Kathleen Finan (M)

Sun 27th                 10:00 am                      Beatrice Walsh, Muckelty (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.


12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 20th June: Focus: Jesus’ power is greater than anything on earth. – Nature is a powerful force, & yet with three simple words, Quiet! Be still! Jesus showed that his power was greater. Jesus is here for us, too, to calm the storms in our lives & to draw us closer to him. We do our part by nourishing our faith & strengthening our relationship with Jesus as we journey with him toward the kingdom of God.   

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.

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 3,876,000. That’s 141,000 deaths in two weeks. Republic of Ireland deaths 4,941. That’s 0 deaths in Ireland for 2 weeks. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 269,000, so 1 in every 18.5 has tested positive.

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.

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. 

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 more info, or via email

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

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.