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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  


Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm John & Annie Devaney & dec’d family (A)

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

Mon 3rd                 Bl Columba Marmion (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 4th                 St Francis of Assisi

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 5th                  St Faustina Kowalska

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)  

Thurs 6th               St Bruno (priest)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Fri          7th           Our Lady of the Rosary

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 8th                    10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 1st                     8:00 pm Fr Patrick Henry Leeds & Achonry (A)

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



ACHONRY                      4pm – 7pm






Readers of the Word

Saturdays October 8pm: Raymond Wims (A)

Sundays 10am: October James McCarrick (M)

READINGS Twenty-Eighth

1st Reading 2 Kgs 5:14-17. Psalm Ps 97.

2nd Reading 2 Tm 2:8-13. Gospel Lk 17:11-19.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays October 8pm: Peggie Devaney (A)

Sundays October 10am: James McCarrick (M)

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2nd Oct: Focus: Christ helps us grow in faith & in the ability to act in his name. – Courage, a gift of the Holy Spirit, lies at the heart of today’s Scripture – the courage to be faithful to Christ & the Gospel in all things & in all places. Like the disciples, we should be unafraid to ask Jesus for an increase in faith, for he reminds us that even with the smallest amount of faith we have the ability to do great things in his name.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Jim McGowan, Kiltimagh & Bohola, (uncle-in-law of Ian Henry).     

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

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.

25 Drive: The Cards resume in St Nathy’s Hall on Friday 7th October at 8:30pm. It’s 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.


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.


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. 

Hooley in the Hub: On the First Friday of every month at 8pm. A night of music, song, story-telling, & refreshments. Come along & enjoy the fun & banter.


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

Eucharistic Hour of Healing, Prayer & Reflection in St. James's Church, Charlestown, Sunday 2nd, October 6-7 pm. All are welcome.

25 Drive Resuming in Cloonacool Community Centre on Mon 10th Oct at 8.30pm. We are delighted that our game night is back and look forward to welcoming lots of old & new faces to the game.

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

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.

Coleman Community Cinema Gurteen, returns on Sat October 15th at 2.30 pm. One Adult per group goes free & we have treat bags available. This weekend’s movie is “The Bad Guys”. This lovely animated film is suitable for the whole family. Bookings 071 9182599. We look forward to seeing you all.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,548,306. Republic of Ireland deaths 7,905. That’s 38 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,663,753.


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

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

The Family that Prays together stays together”