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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  



Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

Mon 28th               St Irenaeus (bishop & martyr)

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 29th               Ss Peter & Paul (apostles)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 30th               The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Thurs 1st               St Oliver Plunkett (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          2nd           10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Sat 3rd                    St Thomas (apostle)

10:00 am        Jack & Teecie Coleman

& sons Michael & Michael (M)

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 3rd                    8:00 pm Bridget Connolly & dec’d. family (M)

Sun 4th                   10:00 am                      John & Kathleen Marren, Castlecawley (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 3rd July 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 4th July 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Ex 2:2-5. Psalm Ps 122.

2nd Reading 2 Cor 12:7-10. Gospel Mk 6:1-6.


13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 27th June: Focus: Generosity & love come from God, & are at the heart of being a disciple. – In the second reading, St Paul encourages the Church at Corinth to be generous in their giving. With the knowledge that our God loves us unconditionally & generously, we can, in turn, model generosity of love & service to others with the grace given to us at our baptism.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Marie McMunn, nee Feeley, (sister of the late Michael Feeley, Lavagh).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


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 provisional date for this year’s First Holy Communion is set for Saturday 25th September. Hopefully all will be able to proceed according to plan.

Achonry Farmers Market: The Farmers Market continues every Saturday from 10am to 1pm in Nace O'Dowd Park. Thank you to the large number of volunteers who make this happen. We are appealing to members of the community to support the market to ensure its continued success. Drop in for a cup of tea/coffee & meet the locals in this friendly environment. The market has a new & unused stall & if anyone has any items for the stall please drop them in to the market. Thank you.

Lost & Found: Small sum of money found in Achonry cemetery last August after the cemetery Mass. (This was in the Newsletter last Aug/Sept; if not claimed in next few weeks the finder wants it to be lodged in the Church account).


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 3,933,000. That’s 57,000 deaths last week. Republic of Ireland deaths 4,989. That’s 48 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 270,800, so 1 in every 18.4 has tested positive.

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.

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

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. 


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

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.