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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  


Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sat 7th    8:00 pm Bartley & Myra Roddy & dec’d of

Roddy & Doherty families (M)

Sun 8th                   10:00 am              Martin & Katie Rogan & dec’d of

Rogan & Brett families (A)

Mon 9th                  10:00 am              John & Delia McGowan (M)

Tues 10th               St Comgall (abbot), St John of Avila (priest)

10:00 am        Peter & Bea Ann Quinn, &

dec’d family (M)

Wed 11th               10:00 am              Nicholas & Kathleen Egan &

dec’d family (A)  

Thurs 12th             Ss Nereus & Achilleus (martyrs), St Pancras

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          13th         Our Lady of Fatima

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 14th                  St Matthias (apostle)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sat 14th                  8:00 pm Seamus Conlon (M)

Sun 15th                 10:00 am              Eoin Mulkeen, 1st Anniversary (A)



ACHONRY                      4pm – 8pm





Readers of the Word

Saturdays May 8pm: Donal Fallon (M)

Sundays May 10am: Raymond Wims (A)

READINGS 5th Sunday of Easter

1st Reading Acts 14:21-27. Psalm Ps 144.

2nd Reading Apoc 21:1-5. Gospel Jn 13:31-35.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays May 8pm: Breda Higgins (M)

Sundays May 10am: Monica Henry (A)


Trócaire contributions now at €1235. Thank you.


The Family that Prays together stays together”

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Jackie Leonard, Newcastle, & formerly of Drimnagh, Tourlestrane, (brother of Mary Scanlon, Mullinabreena South), Maureen Forrest, Sacramento, Ca. (nee Brennan Killavil, sister of Carmel McSharry, Carrowkeel).  

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

4th Sunday of Easter 8th May: Focus: Our God knows & loves each of us. - What a blessing it is to have a God who knows each one of us. Each of us is created & gifted with our own unique purpose. As Jesus says in today's Gospel: My sheep hear my voice; I know them, & they follow me. Let us celebrate Jesus' presence in our lives & follow after him.

Vocation Sunday 2022

Sunday 8th May is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The Lord asked his disciples to "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Priesthood in Achonry Diocese – Have you the courage to respond to God’s call? For more information contact Achonry Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Paul Kivlehan 094-9860011, or 087- 3683535, E-mail


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.


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.


'Theology in a Conversation about Hope' 6pm, Thursday 19th May.

'Theology in a Conversation about Hope' is the title of Dr Cornelius Casey's talk that will open Loyola Institute's Festival of Theology at Trinity College Dublin. A two-day conference will follow, for those who want to go further & develop 'new thinking about how Theology, learning & culture' interact. Further info available on our website or phone Helen at 01/8964791.

Achonry Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 10am to 1pm in Nace O'Dowd Park. We look forward to a great year ahead with lots of variety & new ideas, & prices to suit everyone.

The Café at the Hub is now open on Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 2pm. Call Noel 087 2502471 if you would like to offer your services.

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

North Connaught College, Tubbercurry: Free Workshop for Adults considering returning to education or training on 17th & 18th May 10am – 1pm. Find out about available courses, funding & learning supports. To Register Contact: North Connaught College, 071 9185035, 089 2667813 Email:

Coleman Music Centre: The Hurley Family with special guests on Sat 14th May 8.30pm. Book launch of “Where The Owenmore Flows” on the night also.  This book of over 100 tunes from the North Connacht area was compiled by Michael Hurley & published by Coleman Music Centre. 071 9182599 or

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,278,841 (official figure), experts say the true figure is nearer to 16 million. Republic of Ireland deaths 7,131. That’s 55 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,524,363 so 1 in every 3.2 has now tested positive.


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


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.

Tubbercurry FRC will host a Connect Coffee Morning as part of Mental Health Ireland’s National Hello How Are You? Campaign on Thursday 7th April from 11.00am-1.00pm. This campaign is about connection and engaging in open conversation about our Mental Health. The campaign asks individuals, communities, workplaces, friends and family to say Hello and ask the question ‘How Are You’ in a meaningful way. Asking this small question and having one conversation can make a real difference in someone’s life. Join us on the 7th to find out more, enjoy a sociable cuppa and enjoy some music from local talents. Please note the frc/church carpark is closed for temporary works. Access to the centre will be from the Ballymote road via the church laneway. Queries to 0719186926.

Prayer for the People of Ukraine

Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine,

For all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.

We pray for the world; that in this moment of crisis,

we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.

May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!

Our Lady of Kyiv, pray for us!

In 2012 the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, situated in the School of Religion, Theology, & Peace Studies, began its academic mission of teaching & research in theology in the Catholic Christian tradition.

To celebrate this, & also to mark the retirement of the Founding Director, Prof. Cornelius Casey, we will host a Festival of Theology, with the theme 'Theology & the University.'

The Festival will open at 6pm on Thursday 19th May 2022 with a Public Lecture by the inaugural Director, Prof. Cornelius Casey, entitled 'Theology in a Conversation about Hope'. The need for hope in our world is very evident in the times we are living through. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

For further details of the other lectures in this festival, & details of how to register, please consult the Conference webpage  institute/conferences/festivaloftheology_homepage.php

An important part of the work of the Loyola Institute is the fostering of future generations of theologians. To this end on Friday 20th May there is an opportunity for postgraduate students & early career scholars to present their work. Attached find the Call for Papers with a deadline for submission of April 1st, 2022.

Tubbercurry Men’s Shed @ Banada

The men’s shed have been very busy since returning this year. The group are participating in art classes, gardening, and recently tried spinning wool on a spinning wheel. They have many plans for the coming year. Anyone interested in coming along to see what it is all about is welcome. The shed is open Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm. For further information or contact details contact the FRC on 0719186926.

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

Weekly Social Walking Group

Our Social walking group meet each week at the FRC at 11.45am. The groups goes for a sociable walk followed by a warm cuppa. New walkers always welcome.

Parent and Baby/Toddler Group

This group is back meeting in Tubbercurry FRC on Monday mornings from 10.30am-12.30pm.New families always welcome. Feel free to contact us with any queries.


Social Prescribing for Health & Wellbeing

This service is open to anyone looking to find out what activities, groups and support are available to them locally, or for those that want to make improvements to their mental health and wellbeing. This service is open to all adults and is especially useful for those new to an area, recently retired, those isolated and lonely or those with poor mental health. Contact Loretta to find out more or make an appointment on 0834036985. Call 071 918 6926 / 0864092724

Website: Facebook: tubbercurryfrc


ALONE: Would you be willing to provide companionship to an older person locally? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested please contact Karen on or on 086 0576401

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"