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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  


Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

Mon 30th               St Fiachre (monk)

                                                10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Tues 31st               St Aidan of Lindisfarne (missionary)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 1st World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

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

Fri          3rd           St Gregory the Great (pope)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Sat 4th                     St Mac Nissi (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 4th                    8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

Sun 5th                   10:00 am                      Richard Kennedy, Tubbertelly (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 28th August 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 29th Aug 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Deut 4:1-2, 6-8. Psalm Ps 14.

2nd Reading Jas 1:17-27. Gospel Mk 7:18, 14-23.


22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 29th August: Focus: Be doers of the word & not hearers only. – We are called to be doers of the word & not hearers only. The statutes of God are provided for our benefit; they guide us in the ways of living with & loving one another. All good giving & every perfect gift is from above, & pure-hearted persons return that love in caring for the weakest & most vulnerable among them.  

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  

GOLDEN JUBILEE: Congratulations & best wishes to Harry & Sheila McGowan, Carrowmore, who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their marriage on Tuesday 24th August.    

We wish them many more years of health & happiness.

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:  September 1st - October 4th

The Season of Creation 2021 runs from September 1st (the World Day of Prayer for Creation) to October 4th (the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi). In recent weeks many of us have been overwhelmed by the alarming UN report on climate change. The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, described it as a ‘code red for humanity’. Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ calls faith communities to respond and reminds us that “All is not lost. Human beings… are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start… [embarking] on new paths to authentic freedom.” (LS, 205). The forthcoming Season of Creation is a wonderful opportunity to do just that. The theme for this year’s season is “Restoring Our Common Home”.


World Mission Sunday is 24th October 2021


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.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 4,509,000. That’s 73,000 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 348,070, so 1 in every 14.5 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


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.

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

“The Family that Prays together stays together”