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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-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Sun 9th                   10:00 am              People of the Community (A)

Mon 10th               10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Tues 11th               St John XXIII (pope), St Canice (abbot)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 12th               10:00 am              Private Intention (A)  

Thurs 13th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          14th         St Callistus (pope & martyr)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 15th                  St Teresa of Avila (doctor of the Church)

11:00 am        John Francis Henry, Carrowmore (M)

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 15th                  8:00 pm Tom & Kathleen Kilcoyne, daughter

                                                                                                Mary, son-in-law Barry Hughes (A)

Sun 16th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (M)



ACHONRY                      4pm – 7pm






Readers of the Word

Saturdays October 8pm: Raymond Wims (A)

Sundays October 10am: James McCarrick (M)

READINGS Twenty-Ninth Sunday

1st Reading Ex 17:8-13. Psalm Ps 120.

2nd Reading 2 Tm 3:14-4:2. Gospel Lk 18:1-8.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays October 8pm: Peggie Devaney (A)

Sundays October 10am: James McCarrick (M)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9th Oct: Focus: The Lord has done great things for me. – Today’s readings invite us to reflect on our gratitude for what God has done for us, particularly through Christ. It begins with acknowledging that it is the Lord who has acted on our behalf. Such recognition can in turn lead us to a greater appreciation for God’s greatness, to a deeper faith, & to true worship.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Sheila O’Connor, Strandhill & Asdee, (sister of Tom Keane, Carniara), Patricia (Bob) O’Rourke, Sligo, (aunt of Patricia Gorman, Carrowcarragh).    

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 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: In St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 8:30pm. Tell your friends, & be ready for the game & stiff competition

Wedding: Congratulations & best wishes to Kieran Doddy, Tubberdur, & Amy Collins, Cork. Their marriage was celebrated on 30th September in Glounthaune, Co. Cork.      

We wish them many years of health & happiness

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.

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual & financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission & missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, & like the Good Friday collection for the Holy Land & Peter’s Pence, it is one of three yearly universal Church collections.

World Mission Sunday collections take place in every single parish where the Church is present. This includes not only Ireland & Europe, but also in poorer parishes in developing countries. It is a moment of universal solidarity when each member of the Church family, regardless of location or background, play their part in supporting each other. This is what makes it such a special celebration.

Please support World Mission Sunday on the weekend of 22/23 October


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. 


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

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

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 6,560,493. Republic of Ireland deaths 7,922. That’s 17 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,666,148.


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


"I lean towards God who gives sense and purpose to what my world should be. Maybe it's not worked out like other people's understanding. God wants us to be good and create goodness. For me, that is trying to be the best I can be." - Brian Mullins

In his final interview before his sudden passing, Dublin football legend Brian Mullins spoke about his life, and his beliefs. Brian spoke with honesty and great courage, as he always did - and his words in 'Faith: In Search of Greater Glory in Sport' should live with everyone who wants to succeed, but more importantly wishes to compete, without fear.

Over 20 of Ireland's greatest sports stars, including Katie Taylor, Josh van der Flier, Sean Kelly, Johnny Murtagh & Ciaran Carey, were equally open, just like Brian, about their lives & their faith.

                Faith in themselves, faith in their teammates & backroom team, & faith in a greater power perhaps that can help them to reach their greatest potential on the biggest stages of their sporting careers.

Also included in this revealing & important book are Sean Boylan, Ronnie Delaney, Lena Tice, Ciara Mageean, Barry McGuigan, Eamonn McAuley, Gladys Ganiel, Bernard Dunne, Eamonn McAuley, Niamh Cotter, Tony Og Regan, Deirbhile O'Keeffe, Earl McCarthy, & Gerard Hanley. 

Tracy Piggott, Olive Foley & figures from the world of chaplaincy in sport (including John Boyers, retired chaplain at Manchester United FC) also join in the conversation.

 'Faith: In Search of Greater Glory in Sport' is available now in all good bookstores (& also on Amazon as an ebook €9.99, paperback €20, & hardback €25)

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

The Family that Prays together stays together”