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Mon, 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-Ninth 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 (A)

Mon 17th               St Ignatius of Antioch (bishop)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Tues 18th               St Luke (evangelist)

10:00 am        Private Intention (M)

Wed 19th     Ss John de Brébeuf & Companions (martyrs)     

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)  

Thurs 20th             10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fri          21st         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 22nd                  St John Paul II (pope)

9:30 am          Private Intention (M)

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 22nd                  8:00 pm John & Molly Scanlon (A)

Sun 23rd                 10:00 am              Bridgie & Michael Johnston &

their son Michael (M)



ACHONRY                      4pm – 7pm






Readers of the Word

Saturdays October 8pm: Raymond Wims (A)

Sundays October 10am: James McCarrick (M)

READINGS Thirtieth Sunday

1st Reading Eccles (Sir) 35:12-19. Psalm Ps 32.

2nd Reading 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18. Gospel Lk 18:9-14.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays October 8pm: Peggie Devaney (A)

Sundays October 10am: James McCarrick (M)

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 16th Oct: Focus: Persist in prayer. – Prayer comes easily in times of need. But how often do we breathe in the silence & communicate with God – to hear his word, to know his will, to find true peace? Let us persist in our prayer to God, who made all things & keeps them in existence.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Mary Donohoe, Wexford, (nee Normanley, Belaghy, sister of Kathleen Gorman, Carrowmore).     

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


Time Change: The time goes back one hour on Saturday night 29th October. From then until the end of March the Saturday Vigil Mass will be at 6pm.

SAFEGUARDING: The National Board for Safeguarding Ireland (NBSCCCI) states that Safeguarding is at the heart of the Christian message. Thanks to all who have attended training & who are committed to ensuring that parish activities are run in a safe & welcoming way in our parish. In preparation for the upcoming audit I ask Eucharistic Ministers, Choir Leaders, Altar Servers, U18 Choir / musicians, to sign & return all outstanding forms and documentation ASAP. (This Week If Possible)

ACHONRY CAMINO: As a follow-up to the Achonry Youth Day last July, the Youth Ministry Commission has organized an ‘Achonry Camino’ on Sunday, October 30th. The gathering point for the Camino will be the Community Hub, Lavagh (beside the Church in Mullinabreena) at 11am. The route will be from there towards Court Abbey, then to climb Knocknashee & return to the Hub, where there will be a debriefing session followed by refreshments. There will be a short passage of Scripture for reflection along the route, a guided tour of the Abbey & an opportunity for a shared reflection on the experience on return to the Hub. The whole event will be approx two hours.

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.

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


Makem & Clancy: The Knocknashee Community Hub welcomes the famous Makem & Clancy names on Friday Oct 21st for an exciting concert performance. This duo, Donal & Rory, sons of Liam & Tommy of former times. Booking essential on Eventbrite or by calling 087 2512030.


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: In Cloonacool Community Centre on Mondays 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 6,569,889. Republic of Ireland deaths 7,932. That’s 10 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,666,286.


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)



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.


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

Afterschool Care: Kind, reliable, mature woman available for afterschool care for children in Lavagh, Achonry, Tubbercurry, Ballymote areas. Garda vetted, SNA qualified, previous experience in nursing & childcare. Any enquiries contact Helena 087 4151923.

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

The Family that Prays together stays together”