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Sun, 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  


Easter Vigil

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)

Mon 18th               10:00 am              Sr Mary Margaret Marren (M)

Tues 19th               10:00 am              Morning Prayer (M)

Wed 20th               10:00 am              Morning Prayer (M)

Thurs 21st             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          22nd         10:00 am              Special Intention (A)

Sat 23rd                  10:00 am              Helen McCarrick, Cloonbaniffe (M)

Second Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sat 23rd                  8:00 pm John Joseph Davey & dec’d family (A)

Sun 24th                 10:00 am              Michael Dillon, Manchester (M)


MULLINABREENA       4pm – 7pm


ACHONRY                      4pm – 7pm





Readers of the Word

Saturdays April 8pm: Francis Brennan (A)

Sundays April 10am: Michael Toolan (M)

READINGS 2nd Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 5:12-16. Psalm Ps 117.

2nd Reading Apoc 1:9-13, 17-19. Gospel Jn 20:19-31.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays April 8pm: Inez Wims (A)

Sundays April 10am: Maeve Fallon (M)


Easter Sunday 17th April: Focus: Jesus is not dead. He is alive. – We know in our hearts the truths we profess, but it’s completely different to truly live according to those truths. The Resurrection is a historical & transcendent event, but it also has concrete application in our lives. As we celebrate the Resurrection, we have the opportunity to live according to the truth that Jesus remains present to us today.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Michael Dillon, Manchester, (nephew of Bernie Hosey), Sr Maureen Harris, Boston, U.S.A., (relative of Chris McIntyre, Tubbertelly).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


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.


Recent Collections

Catholic churchgoers on the island of Ireland have raised €3.25 million for the people of Ukraine since the war began.

Archbishops Eamon Martin & Dermot Farrell paid tribute to the generosity of parishioners.

Irish bishops had asked for a special collection in parishes across the island, in the wake of the Russian invasion. The collection took place largely over the weekend of March 26-27.

It is also heartening that some parish communities have established direct links with Ukrainian parishes & local charitable projects to support refugees & those remaining in Ukraine.

In a joint statement, the archbishops said: “Since the outbreak of this war, over seven million people have been displaced & nearly five million people have been forced to emigrate from Ukraine, becoming international refugees. “As Christians, our Gospel imperative is to support the victims of this appalling humanitarian crisis, in the words of the Holy Thursday Liturgy, ‘where charity & love are found there is God’. “The large funds raised by Irish parishes will be channelled to assist those who are suffering such devastation to their lives & livelihoods. “Parishes across Ireland have responded with enormous generosity & compassion & we are most grateful for that. “It is also heartening that some parish communities have established direct links with Ukrainian parishes & local charitable projects to support refugees & those remaining in Ukraine. The proceeds of the collection will be sent to the international Catholic Church agency Caritas Internationalis.

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 6,225,147. Republic of Ireland deaths 6,932. That’s 69 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,498,834 so 1 in every 3.3 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.

Work will begin in April on the roof costing €214,500. This is a big undertaking, but necessary. If you are in a position to help, please know that your support is welcome. This can be done in the following ways:

  1. By a once off gift contribution.
  2. By a little extra in the weekly offertory.
  3. By a monthly, quarterly or half yearly contribution.
  4. By cash or cheque.
  5. By transfer to Mullinabreena Church A/c (details below).
  6. Or in any way that is convenient to you.

The intention is not to burden you but, insofar as you can help, it would be appreciated. Thank you for your ongoing support & generosity. God bless you all. 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.

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


Trócaire contributions should be handed in at any of the Easter services. Please support. Thank you.


The Family that Prays together stays together”

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"