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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  


Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 11th                  8:00 pm Willie Hurley, Co. Cork (M)

Sun 12th                 10:00 am                      People of the Community (M)

Mon 13th               St John Chrysostom (bishop & doctor of the Church)

                 10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Tues 14th               The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

10:00 am        Kathleen & Patrick Gilmartin

& their son Alfie (M)

Wed 15th               Our Lady of Sorrows

                                                10:00 am              Mary Josephine Judge (A)

Thurs 16th             Ss Cornelius (pope), & Cyprian (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          17th         St Robert Bellarmine (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Matt & Nancy Torsney & their

&daughter Anne Killoran (A)

Sat 18th                  12:00 pm              Loretta Henry, Francie Henry,

& Dec’d. Feeney & Henry families (M)

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 18th                  8:00 pm Patsy & Patricia Fallon (M)

Sun 19th                 10:00 am                      Tony Battle, Months Mind (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 18th Sept 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 19th Sept 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Wis 2:12, 17-20. Psalm Ps 53.

2nd Reading Jas 3:16-4:3. Gospel Mk 9:30-37.


24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 12th September: Focus: To be a disciple is to have faith & follow Jesus. – After Jesus asks, Who do you say that I am? Peter answers, You are the Christ. Let our profession of faith be the same. And then, as James implores us, let us demonstrate that commitment to our faith by our words & actions.

 World Mission Sunday is 24th October 2021

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  

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Elena Kalveliene, Tubbertelly & Lithuania, (mother of Ramune Nauciene, Tubbertelly).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

GOLDEN JUBILEE: Congratulations & best wishes to Eamonn McGinley & Kathleen McGinley (Kilcoyne, Achonry), Tubbercurry, who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their marriage on Saturday 4th September.    

We wish them many more years of health & happiness.


New Covid Guidelines From 6th September

(Subject to continued protective factors and sectoral guidance).

Organised indoor events and mass gatherings

Organised indoor events and mass gatherings* can take place with capacity limits of 60% of venue capacity where all patrons are immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months), or accompanied minors (under 18), in line with sectoral guidance.

Where patrons have mixed immunity status, there will be no change to the current restrictions during September.

*Indoor events and mass gatherings includes conferences, trade fairs and exhibitions and large-scale business events involving external audiences, and bingo venues.

For indoor live music, drama, live entertainment and sporting events, the audience/spectators should be fully seated. Easing of capacity limit restrictions does not apply to large privately organised social events.

Religious ceremonies

All religious ceremonies can proceed with 50% of venue capacity, regardless of immunity status of attendees.

Mass will resume in Achonry on Wednesdays & Fridays, starting on 15th Sept. The weekend Masses in Achonry will hopefully start on Saturday 2nd October, at 8pm.

First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion will be in Mullinabreena Church on Saturday 25th September at 11am (Due to a high incidence of Covid in Co Sligo recently this date is still provisional).

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 4,634,920. That’s 66,920 deaths last week. Republic of Ireland deaths 5,155. That’s 43 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 356,200, so 1 in every 13.42 has tested positive.

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.” 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”.


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.

Achonry Farmers Market: 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

Annual Hospice Coffee Morning will take place at Achonry Farmers Market on Sat. Sept. 18th 10am - 1pm. Your support as always is greatly appreciated. Have a cuppa & meet your neighbours & friends, & help a great cause.

All funds raised stays local with the North West Hospice. 

North Connaught College Tubbercurry: We offer a range of QQI, CIDESCO & ITEC accredited full-time courses in a caring & friendly environment. Students can avail of learner support, career guidance & may qualify for financial assistance. Work placement is an integral part of all courses, & we now offer ERASMUS plus funded European work experience opportunities. Students at North Connaught College have been very successful in securing employment or progressing to further & higher education. 

We are now enrolling, so check us out at northconnaughtcollege dot net, on our social media platforms, or call 071 9185035.  

Guided Pilgrimages on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path will be offered on Sunday 11th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September, & Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option. Advance booking is essential. For further information email  or