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Fri, 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  


Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 21st                  8:00 pm Mai & William Finan (M)

Sun 22nd                 10:00 am                      Patrick & Eleanor O’Brien (M)

Mon 23rd               St Rose of Lima, St Eugene

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 24th               St Bartholomew (apostle)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Wed 25th     St Louis of France, St Joseph Calasanz

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Thurs 26th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          27th         St Monica (Patron saint of mothers)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Sat 28th                  St Augustine (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 28th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 29th                 10:00 am                      Private Intention (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 21st August 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 22nd Aug 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Jos 24:1-2, 15-18. Psalm Ps 33.

2nd Reading Eph 5:25-32. Gospel Jn 6:60-69.


21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 22nd August: Focus: The immense love God has for his people prompts us to love in return. – The theme for today’s readings is fidelity between God & his people. How loyal are we to Jesus? Are we able to take Peter’s words as our own? Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life? How well do we even know the words of Jesus? Let us recommit ourselves to deepening our knowledge & love of the Lord.

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  


Knocknashee Lughnasa Festival.

Achonry Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group will host a Family Sports Day at Knocknashee Walking Trail on Sunday August 22nd from 2p.m. - 5p.m. Traditional Sport Day Races for the young & older generations to enjoy. Can your family conquer the hill in the fastest time? Live music to get you dancing at Lughnasa. Refreshments served & some harvest treats instore. Hope you can make it.

52nd International Eucharistic Congress (IEC):

Was postponed in 2020. It will be held this year from 5th to 12th September in Budapest, Hungary. The IEC is a gathering of people every four years, somewhere in the world, which aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life & mission of the Catholic Church. The theme of IEC2021 is All My Springs are in You (Psalm 87) & refers to God as the source (or spring) of life for his people.

Season of Creation is from September 1st to October 4th

World Mission Sunday is 24th October 2021


Study Theology Online, is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register now for Autumn 2021. Find out more on our website, 

See a 2 minute introductory film


NW Simon Community 13th Annual Sleep Out - On Fri 1st Oct, we are calling on the people of North West & beyond to swap their beds for sleeping bags for one night only by taking part in the Virtual Sleep Out in your own garden or office car park.

Anyone can sign up to take part including families, work mates, students, teams, clubs or schools at home & abroad. Register today on the charity website

HSE Living Well Programme: The HSE are running a health programme free of charge for people living with a long term health condition (mental & physical). This helps people develop the skills & confidence to live a healthy & happy life. For more info or to book your place please contact Olga on 086 6078950, or email

Foundation in Counselling course again this Autumn. It is a One-Year Part-time course which will begin 7th October and will run for 26 Thursday nights from 7pm to 10pm until 20th May 2022. There are also two Saturdays from 10am to 5pm to attend. Some people complete the course as a first step to train as a counsellor while others participate for their own self development or to help them to cope better in their workplace or family life.

The cost of the course is €1200 which can be paid in instalments. There is a deposit of €100 required to secure a place on the course and this will be deducted from the full price. Please email for enquiries or phone 096 72066 for further details. Please find attached copy of the application form for your attention & for further information on the course.

I would be most grateful if you could include this notice in your bulletin over the next six weeks and perhaps mention it at Mass over the coming weekends.

Are you or your family affected by drugs or alcohol abuse?

M-PACT, is a free & confidential eight-week programme for the whole family. If interested or would like further information

please contact Philip 085 875 9319 or email sligoleitrim@  Next course starts Tuesday 2nd Nov 2021


Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 4,436,000. That’s 69,000 deaths last week. Republic of Ireland deaths 5,074. That’s 15 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 333,510, so 1 in every 14.65 has tested positive.

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

Maya Jean Gormalley and the Gavin Glynn Foundation

In recent weeks David and Lorraine Gormalley have experienced any parent's worst nightmare with the confirmation of a brain tumor diagnosis for their beautiful eight year old daughter Maya Jean. Maya Jean is currently undergoing treatment in Germany with support from the Gavin Glynn foundation.

We have set up a gofundme page to raise funds for the Gavin Glynn foundation which is supporting the Gormalley family with relocation to Essen Germany for Maya Jeans cancer treatment. All funds raised will go directly to the Gavin Glynn Foundation.  Thank you for the amazing financial support received so far.

Contact Joann Hosey at 087 9394499 for more information.

Thank you for your support. 

Sligo Community Games: will not be taking place this year. Looking forward to seeing you in 2022, stay safe.

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.


Advice from An Garda Siochana: We would like to remind the public of some useful advice to combat Scams & protect your money.

🚨Never respond to unsolicited messages. Financial Institutions will never ask for personal information this way

🚨 Only purchase from trusted websites and retailers

🚨Beware of bogus investment opportunities

Always remember if it seems too good to be true it probably is!      Do your research and think before you hit send.

For more info and tips go to the fraud section of their website


COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE manage a national support line & additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries & give advice & reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Take care, wash your hands, keep physical distance, & wear a mask if you are going out. Stay safe.


"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

“The Family that Prays together stays together”