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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  


Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 24th                  8:00 pm Patsy & Patricia Fallon (M)

Sun 25th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (A)

Mon 26th               Ss Cosmos & Damian (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 27th               St Vincent de Paul (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 28th               St Wenceslaus (martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)  

Thurs 29th             Ss Michael, Gabriel, Raphael (archangels)

10:00 am        Pakie McLoughlin (M)

Fri          30th         St Jerome (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 1st                     St Thérése of the Child Jesus

10:00 am        Maureen Clarke (M)

12:00 pm        Maura Gorman (M)

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm (A)

Sun 2nd                   10:00 am              People of the Community (M)



ACHONRY                      4pm – 7pm






Readers of the Word

Saturdays September 8pm: Raymond Wims (A)

Sundays September 10am: James McCarrick (M)

READINGS Twenty-Seventh Sunday

1st Reading Hab 1:2-3, 2:2-4. Psalm Ps 94.

2nd Reading 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14. Gospel Lk 17:5-10.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays October 8pm: Peggie Devaney (A)

Sundays October 10am: James McCarrick (M)

The Family that Prays together stays together”

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 25th Sept: Focus: God’s love & mercy must be manifest in our care for those around us. – Our actions & choices – how we live our lives as Christians – have an influence on others. For many, our actions as true disciples may be the only “homily” they will ever hear. As a community of faith, God’s love & mercy must be manifest in our care for those around us, especially those in need.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Teresa McGeeney, Galway, (sister of Mary Davey, Mullinabreena South).     

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


BAPTISM: We welcome into the Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism Seán óg Joseph Gorman, Teeling Grove  Tubbercurry, & Carrowcarragh.

Safeguarding training takes place for Choir Masters & Eucharistic Ministers bringing communion to Vulnerable People, on Tues 4th & Tues 11th October in An Chroi, Tubbercurry F91 X772 at 7.30pm. You only need to attend one training session. Many thanks to all involved in our various ministries in our parish. We all owe our gratitude to everyone who generously & willingly gives of their time to become actively involved. This training is an absolute requirement for our parish as we have a Diocesan audit in November.


The parish offertory envelope boxes for 2023 are available at the church doors. Sincere thanks to all who are using the envelopes, these contributions have ensured that the parish has not fallen into financial difficulty, despite the parish finances being badly impacted by prolonged periods of lockdown because of the pandemic. This money enables us to maintain the parish churches to a high standard. It is heartening that so many are keen to see our church renewed & refreshed. Using the envelopes also facilitates the parish in availing of the Revenue tax-back, which is a great financial benefit for our parish. The Offertory Collection is used to maintain the two churches in the parish & the parochial house. This covers the cost of heating, lighting, insurance, painting & decorating, the diocesan levy, church requisites & stationary needs, sanitizing & general maintenance. If you require a box of envelopes, please let me know & I will add your name to the parish database. The new roof has been completed on Mullinabreena Church, this was a big undertaking, but necessary. If you are in a position to help, please know that your support is most welcome. Bank details are: Mullinabreena Church IBAN: IE20 BOFI 9054 9111 7571 99   -   BIC: BOFIIE2D. A sincere thank you to everyone who has responded to this project, & for your ongoing weekly support to our parish. It is very much appreciated. Fr. Peter.

25 Drive: The Cards resume in St Nathy’s Hall on Friday 7th October at 8:30pm. It’s been two & a half years since the last game so start practicing, tell your friends, & be ready for the game & stiff competition

A workshop for Readers of the Word: It will include reflections on the importance of the Scripture readings in the liturgy, & tips on voice projection & the use of audio equipment in churches. The presenters will be Ms Julie Sharkey & Rev Dermot Meehan. Readers are encouraged to attend on Thursday, October 20th, in the Parish Church Tubbercurry at 7.30 pm.


Achonry Farmers Market & Café at the Hub: We would like to encourage people to support both our Community Café & our Local Farmers Market. These amenities offer ideal opportunities for people to get together & are instrumental in creating a dynamic & cohesive Community for us all to live in. Café is open Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm, with Market on Saturday 10am-1pm. 

Cloonacool Sheep Festival: Thurs 29th - Sun 2nd, after an enforced break of three years. From Thursday night cabaret to Saturday night dancing to Sunday sheep & dog shows this year's event promises a great weekend. Further info on their Facebook Page & in local media. 

Traditional Irish Music Classes: Banjo, Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Flute, in the Knocknashee Community Hub Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30 Beginners & intermediate classes available. Contact Theresa O’Grady 0876299774.

FREE Computer Course Now Enrolling! Are you interested in gaining a wide variety of Computer Skills that will enable you to return to the workplace? Get a QQI level 5 qualification & ICDL Certificate. You could be entitled to free training at National Learning Network. Laptops are provided for the duration of the course. The course is a blend of centre & home-based Learning. Call Sharon Allen on 0872909064 or email


A workshop for parish choirs & folk groups, including second level school choirs, will take place on Wed 28th Sept in Tubbercurry Church, at 7.30 pm. It will be led by Regina Deacy, choir director in Ballina.

Traditional music classes in The FRC Tubbercurry on Mondays. Beginner classes start at 6.15pm, intermediate & advanced classes at 7pm for tin whistle flute & fiddle. Contact Michael Hurley 086 6036243.

An invitation to a day of reflection with Friends of Carmel at Holy Hill: ‘Hearing the Lord when he calls’/ Resonating with The Word. Mass celebrated by Fr Michael Gilroy, Sat 8th October, 11am to 4pm. At Holy Hill Hermitage, Skreen. All welcome! Simple lunch provided. (Donations welcome). To book contact:

Coleman Centre: Music School – A large selection of music classes available. For a list of classes visit Facebook page “Michael Coleman Centre” or call 071 9182599. The term is 7 weeks at a cost of €70 which is payable before the terms starts. We look forward to welcoming you all back.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,536,407. Republic of Ireland deaths 7,867. That’s 5 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,661,845.


Sunday October 9th, Annual Coastal Rosary at 2.30pm.  Join people from around Ireland to pray the Rosary for Life and Faith at our coasts, grottos, rivers, churches, & other suitable places.  Simply sign up a Rosary location at or text your location to 0872786552.

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

Season of Creation 2022: Runs from Sept 1st (World Day of Prayer for Creation) to October 4th (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi). This Season is a wonderful opportunity to respond to the call of Pope Francis to listen to the cry of the earth & the cry of the poor. The theme for this year’s season is “Listen to the Voice of Creation” & takes the story of Moses & the Burning Bush as its inspiration: “I have heard their cry…I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you…I will be with you” (Ex 3: 1-12). 

Today, the prevalence of unnatural fires are a sign of the devastating effects that climate change has on the most vulnerable of our planet. Creation cries out as forests burn, animals flee, & people are forced to migrate. Record temperatures across the world this year have shown us that climate change is affecting all regions & all systems & will make parts of the world uninhabitable for human beings. On the contrary, the fire that called to Moses as he tended the flock on Mt. Horeb did not destroy the bush. This flame of the Spirit revealed God’s presence, affirmed that God heard the cries of all who suffered & promised to be with them & us as we follow in faith to work for justice, to work for a more sustainable world.

In this Season of Creation, this symbol of God’s Spirit calls us the global Christian family to awaken to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation & with each other & to encourage our parish communities to do the same, “for we know that things can change!” (Laudato Si’, 13).  


Mary’s Meals: Mary’s Meals has continued to grow &, now in our 20th year, is providing meals for 2,279,941 children every school day in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean. It costs just €18.30 to feed a child in a place of education for an entire school year & we guarantee that at least 93% of all donations goes directly towards our charitable activities. This is only made possible because of our army of volunteers; both at home & in our programme countries. However wonderful this is, our work has a long way to go. A global hunger crisis looms, & the number of hungry people has doubled in two years, while those living in outright famine have increased 500% since 2016. It is estimated that there are lots of punts/pence and old sterling still in circulation. We are appealing for your old punts/pence, old sterling & other currencies that are lying around the house in jars & tins. You don’t need to count it. We are willing to collect it from you if you are willing to donate it! Copper cents are welcome also. If you are a prepay customer on your mobile phone & have unused credit at the end of the month, you can use it to donate to Mary’s Meals. Just text the word “JOY” to 50300. Texts cost €4. Mary’s Meals will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY Helpline: 01 4819311