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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  

Feast of Christ the King

Sat 20th                  6:00 pm Michael & Seán Gannon (M)

Sun 21st                 10:00 am                      Christina & Patrick Farrell (A)

                                                                                                Rosary in Achonry

Sun 21st 6:00 pm                 Remembrance Service

for all the Faithful Departed (M)

Mon 22nd               St Cecilia (martyr)

10:00 am        Thomas & Nora Mullarkey, their sons

Paddy & Denis, & daughters Mary Kate

O’Driscoll & Nora Gallagher (M)

Tues 23rd               St Columban (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        Holy Souls (M)

Wed 24th               St Andrew Dúng-Lac & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Special Intention (A)

Thurs 25th             St Catherine of Alexandria, St Clement, St Colman

10:00 am        John Eddie McLoughlin (M)

Fri          26th         10:00 am              Holy Souls (A) Padre Pio Devotions

Sat 27th                  St Fergal (bishop & missionary)

10:00 am        Sonny & Margaret Healy & son Vinny (M)

                                                12:00 pm              Walter Kivlehan, parents Peter & Loretta,

                                                                                                & John & Mary Brennan (M)

First Sunday of Advent

Sat 27th                  6:00 pm John Gallagher (M)

Sun 28th                 10:00 am                      Kathleen Benson & dec’d Benson &

Hosey families (A)

                                                11:30 am              Rosary in Courtabbey



Readers of the Word

Saturday 27th Nov 6pm: .….. (M)

Sunday 28th Nov 10am: …… (A)

1st Reading Jer 33:14-16. Psalm Ps 24.

2nd Reading Thess 3:12-42. Gospel Lk 21:25-28, 34-36.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 21st Nov: Focus: Christ’s dominion is eternal. – Today’s solemnity, by which we close the liturgical year, reminds us that Christ is king & ruler of all. He is the firstborn of the dead in whom all power & authority has been invested. By our baptism we share in that holy & royal identity so that we might witness to his glory & kingship before the world.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Tony Campbell, England, (nephew of Johnny Browne, Achonry), Rebecca Lawson, Ballymote, (mother of Shirley Brett Townavoultry).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

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  


Special Appeal: The special parish collection on 6th & 7th November to support Trócaire’s work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa amounted to €1210. Sincere thanks for your generosity in reaching out to help those in need. You can look up or the IEC website for more information. Thanks again for your support for this initiative.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 5,165,160. 56,300 deaths in the past week. Republic of Ireland deaths 5,619. That’s 53 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is now 524,691, so 1 in every 9.71 has tested positive.

The refurbishment of the Community Hub is now underway & promises to be a great facility for young & old. Volunteers have been busy cleaning & painting the outside. We have now moved inside to clean & begin creating a pop up Community Café, Function Room & Social Club. We are looking for help so if you have any time to spare & want to lend a hand please contact Noel on 087 2502471. If you see the door open come in & have a look around this great Community asset.


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.

Book Sale/Swap: AMCE are holding a book sale/swap at the Achonry Market every Saturday. Book sale/swap will also be held in Carrowmore School Eircode F56EF63 every Sunday from 2pm-4pm. If these times don't suit please contact Brid 0866081926 or Margaret 0872875458 to arrange a time.

Latest Guidelines Re. Covid Restrictions:

“Religious services can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place” This is a very positive measure; however, it is imperative that all other Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in order to protect all members of our communities/congregations. 

Premises should be well ventilated, hand sanitiser should be provided & face masks should be worn. Congregations should spread out as much as possible when attending Places of Worship & those experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms should not attend. As the capacity of Places of Worship & numbers attending varies greatly, the onus will be on each Place of Worship & community to consider what they are comfortable with & what best suits their congregation. This will be particularly relevant for ceremonies, with large congregations in attendance. Attendees on these occasions should not be permitted to stand in the aisles or doorways & hand-shaking & the use of condolence books/sharing of Booklets etc should be avoided. It would be best practice at this time not to provide holy water in the fonts of churches.

Choirs or soloists performing in Places of Worship should be limited in line with the size/capacity of the venue & should adhere to 2 metre social distance from other singers, the choir master, the congregation & any other individuals in the setting (as they will not be wearing face masks during performances).

Covid will be with us for some time to come. As we go forward people will need to exercise strong personal responsibility with regard to safety measures at all church gatherings.

North West STOP offers a free counselling service with no waiting lists.  Please phone or text 086 777 2009 to arrange.

“Synodal Journey” Synod Prayer:

“We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go & how we are to pursue it. We are weak & sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life & not stray from the way of truth & what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place & time, in the communion of the Father & the Son, forever & ever. Amen”


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.


Safeguarding - Diocese of Achonry

Bishop Paul’s Letter re: Safeguarding is available at the church door.




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