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Sat, 2022

 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


2022 Sunday Cycle C Weekday Cycle II  


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Sat 9th    8:00 pm Thomas & Winnie Brennan,

& dec’d family (A)

Sun 10th                 10:00 am              Catherine Katie McIntyre Ryan (M)

Mon 11th               10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Mon 11th               7:30 pm                 Chrism Mass in Ballaghaderreen

Tues 12th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Wed 13th               9:00 am                 Special Intention (A)

Easter Triduum

Thurs 14th             8:00 pm                 Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (M)

Fri          15th         3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (M)

Fri 15th 8:00 pm Stations of the Cross (A)

Sat 16th                  8:00 pm The Easter Vigil (M)

Easter Sunday

Sun 17th                 10:00 am              Easter Day of the Lord’s Resurrection

Anthony Henry & dec’d. (A)


MULLINABREENA       4pm – 7pm


ACHONRY                      4pm – 7pm





Readers of the Word

Saturdays April 8pm: Francis Brennan (A)

Sundays April 10am: Michael Toolan (M)

1st Reading Is 50:4-7. Psalm Ps 21.

2nd Reading Phil 2:6-11. Gospel Lk 22:14-23:56.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays April 8pm: Inez Wims (A)

Sundays April 10am: Maeve Fallon (M)


Palm Sunday 10th April: Focus: Stay close to Jesus, trusting God at the foot of the cross. – The passion of Christ reveals God’s heart in concrete reality. We must step into this narrative. We want to be Simon who aided Jesus in time of need. We are Barabbas – deserving death – granted life & freedom. As Christians, our hearts are made for God – we are invited to remember the events of Palm Sunday & be present with Jesus during his passion.


Holy Thurs 18th 8pm Nicola Marren (M)

1st Reading Ex 12:1-8, 11-14. Psalm Ps 115.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 11:23-26. Gospel Jn 13:1-15.

Good Friday 19th 3pm (M)

1st Reading Is 52:13-53:12. Psalm Ps 30.

2nd Reading Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9. Gospel Jn 18:1-19:42.

Holy Sat 20th Easter Vigil 8pm (M)

1st Reading Gen 1:1-2:2. Psalm Ps 103.

3rd Reading Ex 14:15-15:1. Psalm Ex15.

5th Reading Is 55:1-11. Psalm Is 12.

8th Reading (Epistle) Rom 6:3:-11. Psalm Ps 117. Gospel Lk 24:1-12.

Easter Sunday 21st 10am (A)

1st Reading Acts 10:34, 37-43. Psalm Ps 117.

2nd Reading Col 3:1-4. Gospel Jn 20:1-9.


Adoration will commence again after Easter & will continue every Tuesday thereafter. The Adoration will alternate between Achonry & Mullinabreena on a monthly basis after the re-roofing project is complete. Until the work is complete the Adoration will be in Achonry only every Tuesday 4-7pm. Those who take part in the Adoration are asked to alternate between both churches.


Community Games: Anyone that's interested in the continuation of the Community Games this year in Achonry/Mullinabreena, please attend a meeting in St Nathy's Hall on Wednesday at 8.30pm.


The Chrism Mass

Bishop Paul is inviting parishioners from every parish in the Diocese to participate in the Chrism Mass at St Nathy's Cathedral, on Mon 11th April at 7.30 pm. He would particularly like those who are ministering in parishes such as Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, members of Parish Pastoral Councils, Finance Committees, Sacramental Co-Ordinators, Adoration Groups, Altar Societies, Sacristans, Parish Secretaries, etc., to be present for this occasion. At this Mass, the Bishop blesses the oils that will be used at every baptism, confirmation, ordination & anointing of the sick in the Diocese over the next year. Priests also renew their commitment to service.  Following the Mass, refreshments will be available in St Nathy's College. This is an occasion where we celebrate the unity of the people & priests of the diocese with the Bishop. You are most welcome to come & join in the celebration!


Recent Collections

Thanks for your generous contributions to the Emigrant €850 taken up St Patrick’s Day, & the Ukraine €800 taken up last week.

Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Mass Servers

Those serving in various Ministries please take note of the rota from the beginning of April. Mass servers will have to get ready in the body of the church as no parents got Garda Vetted to supervise them in the Sacristy before & after Mass.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,203,407. Republic of Ireland deaths 6,863. That’s 110 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,490,164 so 1 in every 3.4 has now tested positive.

Young Adult Catholic Conference (18 - 40) - St Patrick's College Drumcondra, Saturday April 30th, 10am - 5pm. Great speakers, meet new friends, discover more about your Catholic faith. Cost €25 includes lunch. Search: Young Adult Catholic Conference on Eventbrite for more information and to book. See you there!

Invitation to Festival of Theology. The Festival will open at 6pm on Thursday 19th May with a Public Lecture by the inaugural Director, Prof Cornelius Casey, entitled 'Theology in a Conversation about Hope'. It continue on Friday & Saturday, 20th, 21st May with lectures by Prof. Dirk Ansorge, Sankt Georgen; Frankfurt, Prof. Lieven Boeve, KU Leuven, Belgium; Prof. Serge-Thomas Bonino, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome; Prof. Michael Conway, Professor of Faith & Culture, Pontifical University, St Patrick's College, Maynooth;  Prof. Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University; Prof. Michael Kirwan, Trinity College Dublin; Prof. Josef Quitterer, University of Innsbruck; Prof. Ethna Regan, Dublin City University;   Prof. Sharon Rider, Uppsala University, Sweden; Prof. Fáinche Ryan, Trinity College Dublin & Prof. Robert J. Wozniak, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków. The Conference is in the JM Synge Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College. We to invite you to avail of the 'Early Bird' special for €60 available until the 15th April. This includes lunch & tea on Friday & Saturday. For one day, either Friday or Saturday, the cost is €40. More info at

Returning to education or looking to upskill? North Connaught College of Further Education in Tubbercurry could be the place for you! A range of QQI, CIDESCO & ITEC accredited full-time courses in a caring & friendly environment. We are hosting an Open Evening on Wed 27th April from 1-6pm for PLC courses. School leavers & adults are welcome. Teachers, Guidance Counsellor, Student Support Tutor & students will be available to deal with any queries or questions that you may have. There will be taster sessions in some of the various sessions e.g Beauty Therapy, IT/Business, Childcare, Nursing & Healthcare. Work placement is an integral part of all courses, & we offer ERASMUS plus funded European work experience opportunities. Students at NCC have been very successful in securing employment or progressing to further & higher education. More info on or on facebook or 0719185035.


NEW ROOF FOR MULLINABREENA CHURCH If you want to contribute direct the Bank details are: Mullinabreena Church IBAN: IE20 BOFI 9054 9111 7571 99   -   BIC: BOFIIE2D. Thanks to those who have already responded to this appeal.