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Fri, 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  


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)

Mon 25th               10:00 am              Donors Intention (M)

Tues 26th               10:00 am              Donors Intention (M)

Wed 27th               St Asicus (bishop)

10:00 am        Donors Intention (M)

Thurs 28th             St Peter Chanel, St Louis Marie de Montfort

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          29th         St Catherine of Siena (Patron of Europe)

10:00 am        Special Intention (A)

Sat 30th                  St Pius V (pope)

10:00 am        No morning Mass (M)

Third Sunday of Easter

Sat 30th                  8:00 pm Paddy & Kathleen Boland (A)

Sun 1st                    10:00 am              Bridget & Harry McCarrick (M)


ACHONRY                      4pm – 7pm





Readers of the Word

Saturdays April 8pm: Francis Brennan (A)

Sundays April & 1st May 10am: Michael Toolan (M)

READINGS 3rd Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 5:27-32, 40-41. Psalm Ps 29.

2nd Reading Apoc 5:11-14. Gospel Jn 21:1-19.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays April 8pm: Inez Wims (A)

Sundays April & 1st May 10am: Maeve Fallon (M)


2nd Sunday of Easter 24th April: Focus: My Lord & my God!- When we receive the Eucharist, the body, blood, soul & divinity of Jesus are substantially present, yet disguised under the appearance of bread & wine. As with Thomas, the Lord gives us the ability to see & believe in him. A good prayer for the moments of consecration, then, is the confession of faith that Thomas makes: My Lord & my God!


The Adoration will alternate between Achonry & Mullinabreena on a monthly basis after the re-roofing project is complete. However, until the work is complete the Adoration will be in Achonry only every Tuesday 4-8pm. The Rota list is now available & if the hour you were given is not suitable please contact Pauline Finan to make alternate arrangements. If you are not already part of the Adoration team/s but would like to get involved please put your name on the list at the church door or contact Pauline on 0878284019 & you will be added to the Rota.


Recent Collections

Trócaire: €1055 including €175 from Achonry NS collected during the Lenten season. Thanks for your kindness & generosity.

Easter Collection: Thanks for your contribution to the Easter collection taken up recently.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 15th May. 2:30 Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica. 3pm Mass in the Basilica with Rosary Procession. Achonry will be joined by the Galway & Clonfert Dioceses for the Pilgrimage.

A Note from Bishop Paul

As part of our engagement with the Synodal Pathway, initiated by Pope Francis, I am holding a number of facilitated listening events in four venues across the diocese over the next few weeks. These meetings will be an opportunity for all of us together to reflect on our Church, to look at what is helping us to grow as communities of faith & to see where we can better support one another in our faith journey. Many parishioners have already returned their responses to the questionnaire I sent out last month, & I am grateful for those, which have surfaced many issues on which we will all need to reflect. The forthcoming meetings provide a further opportunity for us to hear one another in an even more open way. The meetings are open to all who wish to share their views on the Church, & I would welcome especially those who may feel alienated or who have felt let down by the Church in the past. It is by listening to one another & being in conversation that we can best discover where God is leading us at this time. Feel free to come to the venue which is most convenient for you.

Venues for meetings:

Tuesday, April 26th Attymass – the Father Peyton Centre at 8pm

Wednesday, April 27th Tubbercurry – An Chroi Centre at 8pm Tuesday, May 3rd Swinford, the Gateway Hotel, at 8pm

Tubbercurry ClusterWed. May 4th Ballisodare Parish Hall at 8pm

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,242,120. Republic of Ireland deaths 6,993. That’s 61 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,509,837 so 1 in every 3.3 has now tested positive.

Coleman Music Centre: Kevin Burke in concert on Sat April 30th at 8.30pm. Tickets at or 071 9182599. Kevin’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970’s. His far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits” & his work with such distinguished artists as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, & the Bothy Band established him as a first class musician. 


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.

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


Trócaire contributions should be handed in at any of the weekend Masses. Please support. Thank you.