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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-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 9th                    8:00 pm Fr Patrick Henry, Achonry & Leeds (A)

Sun 10th                 10:00 am                      Peter Quinn, Shanaghy, Ballina (M)

Mon 11th               St John XXIII (pope), St Canice (abbot)

                 10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 12th               10:00 am              Beatie Maxwell, Months Mind (M)

Wed 13th               9:30 am                John & Molly Scanlon (A)

Thurs 14th             St Callistus I (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          15th         St Teresa of Avila (doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Michael & Margaret Doddy (A)

Sat 16th       St Hedwig, St Margaret MaryAlacoque, St Gall

                                                12:00 pm              Owen & Mary Lee & dec’d of

Lee & Colleran families (M)

Twenty-Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 16th                  8:00 pm Paddy & Kathleen Boland (A)

Sun 17th                 10:00 am                      People of the Community (M)



Readers of the Word

Saturday 16th Oct 8 pm …. (A)

Sunday 17th Oct 10am: …… (M)

1st Reading Is 53:10-11. Psalm Ps 32.

2nd Reading Heb 4:14-16. Gospel Mk 10:35-45.


28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10th Oct: Focus: Discipleship requires courage. – God’s call to faithful discipleship promises unimaginable blessings & requires radical trust in God’s providence. Like the rich young man, we have futures to get ready. We cannot do it alone – for it is only with God that all things are possible.

“The Family that Prays together stays together”

Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – It is worth saying “yes” to God: For more information contact Achonry Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan, 094-9860011, or 087- 3683535, E-mail  

Important Notice

Parish Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children is subject to the Legislative requirements of the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 to 2016. Section 20 of this Act will soon be passed into law. This will place a legal requirement on every Parish to conduct garda vetting on a number of personnel & parish Volunteers, areas to be vetted for include "Supervising in the Sacristy, Sacristans, Choir Masters, & Eucharistic Minister bringing Host to VP." Thank you to all who have volunteered to be garda vetted & returned the necessary documents enabling our parish to comply with legal requirements. I would ask that all outstanding forms & documents be returned to Parochial House ASAP, & I will forward them to director of safeguarding.  


World Mission Sunday – weekend of 23/24 October

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual & financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission & missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, & like the Good Friday collection for the Holy Land & Peter’s Pence, it is one of three yearly universal Church collections. More info at

World Mission Sunday collections take place in every single parish where the Church is present. This includes not only Ireland & Europe, but also in poorer parishes in developing countries. It is a moment of universal solidarity when each member of the Church family, regardless of location or background, play their part in supporting each other. This is what makes it such a special celebration.

Why is World Mission Sunday important? October & World Mission Sunday is a time for the faithful of the world to show their appreciation towards the work of overseas missionaries. The generosity offered will be used to support missionary activities in over 1,100 struggling dioceses; mostly in Africa, Asia, & Latin America. You can help right now. Please donate €4 by texting the word 'Mission' to 50300. Alternatively, donate at or call Missio Ireland on 01 497 2035 or use the special envelope in your offertory box.  

chonry 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


Parish Offertory Envelopes 2022

The parish offertory boxes for 2022 are available at the church doors. Sincere thanks to all those who are using the envelopes, these contributions have ensured that the parish has not fallen into financial difficulty. Using the envelopes also facilitates the parish in availing of the Revenue tax-back, which is a great financial benefit for our parish. Your parish envelope contribution is our only source of funding for the running of our parish & the maintenance & upkeep of our two churches & our parish buildings. This income has reduced drastically since the start of Covid 19, & only a fraction of those who contributed could have figures submitted for the Revenue-return for 2020. At this time major work on a new roof for Mullinabreena is planned & will soon be starting. If you require a box of envelopes, please let me know & I will add you to the parish database. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you.



Thank God & sincere thanks also to our many listeners & supporters as RADIO MARIA IRELAND continues to grow. As an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station we enjoy commercial free broadcasting - Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews & Testimonies - do join our growing faith family! Here's how you can listen: Via Digital TV - Saorview Channel 210. Download our FREE App "RADIO MARIA IRELAND" Streaming on our WEBSITE - (Subscribe & Donate here also) Via our 'Listen Live Radio' link on our Facebook Page. Via PHONE - get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Why not drop a line to our Priest Director, Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, or come & pay us a visit at Radio Maria Ireland, St. Anthony's Business Park, Ballymount Road, Dublin 22.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now over 4,866,860. That’s 56,537 deaths last week. Republic of Ireland deaths 5,280. That’s 31 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 401,833, so 1 in every 12.5 has tested positive.


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 Tuesday 19th Oct, & Monday 1st Nov. For more info contact Olga on 086 6078950, or email

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

“The Family that Prays together stays together”