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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-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

Kennedy family (A)

                                                                                                                                                Rosary: Achonry Cemetery

Mon 7th                  St Willibrord (bishop)

10:00 am        Thanksgiving Mass (M)

Tues 8th                 10:00 am              Des Armstrong, James & Madeline

& sisters Gertie & Madeline (M)

Wed 9th The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (A)  

Thurs 10th             St Leo the Great (pope & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (M)

Fri          11th         St Martin of Tours (bishop)

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (A)

Sat 12th                  St Josaphat (bishop & martyr)

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 12th                  6:00 pm Faithful Departed (M)

Sun 13th                 10:00 am              Faithful Departed (A)

                                                11:00 am              Rosary: Courtabbey

Sun 13th                              4:30 pm     Prayer & Holy Hour, in Ballisodare Church

                                                                                                                                                for Eucharistic Ministers


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

Saturdays November 6pm: Maureen Lee (M)

Sundays November 10am: Martina Brennan (A)

READINGS Thirty-Third Sunday

1st Reading Mal 3:19-20. Psalm Ps 95.

2nd Reading 2 Th 3:7-12. Gospel Lk 21:5-19.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays November 6pm: Karina Lee (M)

Sundays November 10am: Mary Davey (A)


32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 6th Nov: Focus: Lift your hearts to the Lord. – Today’s readings show difficult situations, whether physical in the first reading or moral in the Gospel. In each setting, the Scripture lifts our sights to what is most important. We are the children of God, & our strength is in the Lord. This is what truly matters in the world, no matter what we might face.


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).

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.

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

First Holy Communion Programme

Grow in Love: Sunday 13th Nov Achonry, Sunday 4th Dec M/breena, Sunday 8th Jan Achonry, Sunday 19th Feb M/breena, Sunday 19th March Achonry, Sunday 23rd April M/breena. All Masses 10am.

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Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,603,550. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,028. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,673,681.


Plenary Indulgence during November for Holy Souls

A plenary indulgence can be obtained by anyone who visits a cemetery, even if only mentally, on any day in November, & devoutly prays for the faithful departed.

Plenary Indulgence for Feast of All Souls’ Day

This plenary indulgence can be obtained not only on the feast day, but on any other day of the month chosen by each member of the faithful. In this case, the indulgence is obtained by “devoutly visiting a church or an oratory”, along with the recitation of the Our Father & the Creed, & the other requirements associated with a Plenary Indulgence.

The homebound

For anyone who cannot leave their home for various reasons, they too can obtain the plenary indulgence by “uniting themselves spiritually to other members of the faithful”. In this case, the condition of being “completely detached from sin” & the intention of completing the other requirements for obtaining a plenary indulgence remain. These conditions are sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, & a prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions.

The Decree suggests that such prayer take place before an image of Jesus or the Blessed Virgin Mary. Among the various prayers that are recommended are prayers for the deceased, the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, meditating on various Gospel passages proposed for the liturgy of the Dead, or completing a work of mercy by offering to God the suffering & discomforts of one’s own life.

Coleman Community Cinema – Sat November 12th at 2.30pm.  MINIONS GRU will be screened in our lovely comfortable theatre.  Adm €5 - 1 adult free per group.  Treat bags are available. Come along & enjoy this wonder film in lovely comfortable surroundings. 071 9182599

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."

"A world at prayer is a world at peace"

The Family that Prays together stays together”