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Fri, 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  


Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 29th                  8:00 pm Willie Gannon, Crimlin, his mother

Mary & his sister Mary McCann (A)

Sun 30th                 10:00 am              Sheila O’Connor (sister of Tom Keane) (M)

Mon 31st                Bl Dominic Collins (martyr)

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (M)

The Feast of All Saints

Mon 31st                6:00 pm                 Faithful Departed (A)

Tues 1st                  10:00 am              Faithful Departed (M)

All Souls Day

Wed 2nd 10:00 am              Faithful Departed (A)  

Thurs 3rd               St Malachy (bishop)

10:00 am        Bridget Gormley (M)

Fri          4th           St Charles Borromeo (bishop)

10:00 am        Special Intention (A)

Sat 5th                    St Martin de Porres (religious)

10:00 am        Padraig Coleman (A)

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 5th                    6:00 pm William & Angela Donohoe (M)

Sun 6th                   10:00 am              Pat & Bea Kennedy & dec’d of

ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December



Kennedy family (A)




Readers of the Word

Saturdays November 6pm: Maureen Lee (M)

Sundays November 10am: Martina Brennan (A)

READINGS Thirty-Second Sunday

1st Reading 2 Mac 7:1-2, 9-14. Psalm Ps 16.

2nd Reading 2 Th 2:16-3:5. Gospel Lk 20:27-38.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays November 6pm: Karina Lee (M)

Sundays November 10am: Mary Davey (A)

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 30th Oct: Focus: Receive the Lord with joy & be ready for change. – Zacchaeus was not looking for a miracle; he just wanted to see Jesus. When Jesus called him, he came down quickly with great joy. When Jesus calls us, do we come quickly, or hesitate? Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist. As Zacchaeus did, we ought to receive him with great joy. For Zacchaeus received Jesus & was changed by the encounter. We, too, are meant to be transformed, for the sake of the world.

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting in Parochial House on Wednesday 2nd November at 8pm. 


Eucharistic Ministers

An Afternoon of Prayer for Ministers of Holy Communion will take place in St Brigid’s Church, Ballisodare, on Sunday 13th November 4:30 -6pm. Fr Vincent Sherlock will conduct a Hoy Hour while there will also be some input on the role of Ministers of Holy Communion.


Prayers in Cemetery: In Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, will take place on the Sundays of November. In Achonry on 1st & 3rd Sunday after 10am Mass, & on 2nd & 4th Sunday in Courtabbey at 11am (weather permitting).

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.

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 30thThis event is open to anyone who wants to join in, so everyone is welcome. 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.

25 Drive: In St Nathy’s Hall every Friday at 8:30pm.

Spread the word.

Bereavement Course presented by Monica Morley, Director of Knock Shrine Family Centre & Broadcaster is due to commence Tuesday 8th Nov at 8pm at The Newman Institute. Cost is €60 & will run for 4 Tuesday nights. To book a place please phone 096 72066 or email

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

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,578,874. Republic of Ireland deaths 7,972. That’s 40 deaths in Ireland last week. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,670,877.


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

Open Wide the Doors of Your Home to Christ

Inspired by our founder, Venerable Patrick Peyton, the Try Prayer! It Works! focuses on Father Peyton’s message: "The family that prays together stays together."

Prayer for the Beatification of Venerable Patrick Peyton

Dear Jesus, Father Peyton devoted his priestly life to strengthening the families of the world by calling them to pray together every day, especially the Rosary. His message is as important for us now as it was during his life on earth.

We beg you, therefore, to hasten the day of his beatification, so that Your faithful people everywhere will remember his message that the family that prays together stays together, will imitate him in his devotion to Your Mother & ours, & will be inspired by His holy life to draw ever closer to You with childlike confidence & love. Amen.

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

The Family that Prays together stays together”