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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-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

Mon 20th               Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gon & Companions (martyrs)

                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 21st               St Matthew (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 22nd               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Thurs 23rd            St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio, priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          24th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 25th       St Finbarr (bishop)

                                                11:00 am              First Holy Communion (M)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 25th                  8:00 pm Private Intention (M)

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



Readers of the Word

Saturday 25th Sept 8 pm …. (M)

Sunday 26th Sept 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Num 11:25-29. Psalm Ps 18.

2nd Reading Jas 5:1-6. Gospel Mk 9:38-48.


25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 19th September: Focus: Jesus calls us to humble service. – A common thread in today’s readings is that the marks of faithfulness are humility, peacemaking, & service to the lowliest among us. In the midst of cynicism, which is so often the reality of our modern world, how can we better witness to the world the peace of Christ?

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: Beatie Maxwell, Carniara, Breege McCaul, Cavan, & Lisnagore, (sister of Martin Rogan, Achonry, Peggy Barrett, Kerry, (aunt of Martin Golden, Carniara).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


New Covid Guidelines From 6th September

(Subject to continued protective factors and 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 4,694,733. That’s 59,813 deaths last week. Republic of Ireland deaths 5,179. That’s 24 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 374,687, so 1 in every 13.07 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”.

Coleman Music Centre: Music Class Registration on Friday Sept 24th from 10 am to 6pm.  Please contact the centre if you need any further details on class prior to registration. Call 071 9182599 or

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


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.


The 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). It helps people develop the skills & confidence to live a healthy & happy life. The dates are Thursday 7th, Wednesday 13th, Tuesday 19th Oct, & Monday 1st Nov.For more info or to book a place please contact Olga on

086 6078950, or email

Tubbercurry FRC Notes

Free & confidential support: If you are feeling isolated, lonely, dealing with a lot of stress, poor mental/physical health or a bereavement a new service is available to help at Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre.Social Prescribing can connect you with your community, hobbies & interests or find support/guidance based on your needs.  Contact Social Prescribing Coordinator Mary for more information on 0719186926 or 0864092724 or ask your GP or other health professional for a referral to the service.

Want2Walk walking group has restarted for Autumn on a Wednesday morning at various locations in South Sligo, walks are approximately 7k & at a leisurely pace. This week’s walk 22nd Sept is Kilmactigue Loop meeting at Aclare Carpark at 10.20am. New people are welcome to join.

St Patrick’s College Maynooth:

CAO Available Places

Leaving Cert students: We have available places in 2021 for our BATh degree. It is never too late to find the right programme! Our BATh Arts & Theology Degree is the perfect gateway to a variety of careers, such as teaching, business, finance, journalism & many more!

Higher Diploma in Theological Studies (Applications Closing Soon)

This programme offers students the flexibility to balance their learning with other life commitments. Learning is mostly online with some campus attendance. This Higher Diploma appeals to those looking for an introduction to Theology or a start on the journey to a masters degree in Theology or Pastoral Ministry. It also provides teachers with a qualification to teach Religious Ed.

For any queries please contact our Admissions team:
E:    T: +353 (0)1 708 3964

 World Mission Sunday is 24th October 2021

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 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 info email  or     

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. More info on plus  an 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

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”

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

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.

Music Classes – Coleman Music Centre welcomes students back for Music Lessons.  Lessons are available for a wide variety of instruments from September 27th onwards. Please register today.  Call 071 9182599 or call into the centre for more details.