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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  



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)

Mon 5th                  St Anthony Zaccaria (priest)

                                                9:30 am Private Intention (M)

Tues 6th                 St Maria Goretti, St Moninne of Killeavy

11:00 am        Vinny Healy, (60th Birthday Mass) (M)

Wed 7th                  St Maelruain (bishop & abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Thurs 8th               St Kilian (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          9th           Ss Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Sat 10th                  1:00 pm Wedding (A)

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 10th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 11th                 10:00 am                      People of Community (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 10th July 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 11th July 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Amos 7:12-15. Psalm Ps 84.

2nd Reading Eph 1:3-14. Gospel Mk 6:7-13.


14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 4th July: Focus: My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. – We are a world full of social division & unrest – not unlike the rebellious house of Israel in the first reading. But God never abandons us: He sends prophets; he also chooses the seemingly most unlikely of people, such as Paul, to proclaim the Good News. And in our own faults & weaknesses, he has the power to work through us if we but direct our efforts toward Christ & allow his grace to transform us.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Frank Quinn, Tubbercurry & formerly of Branchfield, Dr. Peggy Flanagan, at Kiltipper Woods Care Centre, Dublin, formerly of Carrowreagh Knox, (aunt of Raymond Wims, Castlecawley).  Funeral arrangements later.

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.


As concerns about the Delta variant are growing, the news in relation to Sacraments is somewhat confusing. As I understand it, the vast majority of parishes postponed Communions until the Autumn also. In the light of the most recent Government advice, if there are Communions planned they should be postponed until we get further clarity from the Government. 
The most recent news mentioned the postponement of Baptisms for the first time. I understand this is emerging from the experience of large urban parishes where there are high numbers of baptisms, one case mentioned was in Dublin where there is a backlog of 150 baptisms. Our situation is very different. I will leave this to the discretion of priests in their local parish, but I believe with minimum numbers present & all the safety measures in place, then the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism can proceed safely
Safety Measures;

As the fears around the Delta variant increase, all should remain vigilant. The use of hand sanitisation, the wearing of face masks, & receiving Communion on the hand should be continued. Thanks to stewards for the huge efforts that are continuing every weekend.

Cemetery Masses;

This time of year is a time when Cemetery Masses take place. The Bishop has discouraged them this year. I will bless the graves & say the prayers privately, however, you will be able to join in on Facebook.

The latest news is somewhat discouraging, however, there was good news too. The go-ahead to use the various vaccines on all age groups should speed up the process of vaccination & help in the race against this virus. Again, thank you for continuing the various efforts you are making. It is wearisome but I encourage you to "keep the heart up."

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.

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Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 3,988,000. That’s 55,000 deaths last week. Republic of Ireland deaths 5,000. That’s 9 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 273,700, so 1 in every 18.3 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 Family that Prays together stays together”