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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-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

Mon 14th               St Laurence O’Toole (bishop)

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (M)

Tues 15th               St Albert the Great (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        John Eddie McLoughlin (M)

Wed 16th               St Margaret of Scotland, St Gertrude

10:00 am        John & Elsie Sweeney (A)  

Thurs 17th             St Elizabeth of Hungary (religious)

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (M)

Fri          18th         Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss Peter & Paul

10:00 am        Christina & Patrick Farrell (A)

Sat 19th                  10:00 am              Breda Scanlon 40th Anniversary (M)

                                                12:00 pm              Peadar Gorman & dec’d Gorman family (M)

Christ King of the Universe

Sat 19th                  6:00 pm William & Mai Finan, Streamstown (M)

Sun 20th                 10:00 am              Dick Brennan, Churchpark (A)

                                                                                                Rosary: Achonry Cemetery


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 Feast of Christ the King

1st Reading 2 Sm 5:1-3. Psalm Ps 121. 2nd Reading 2 Cor 1:12-20. Gospel Lk 23:35-43.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays November 6pm: Karina Lee (M)

Sundays November 10am: Mary Davey (A)


33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 13th Nov: Focus: Let us be vigilant & prayerfully prepare for the return of Christ in glory. – Life is sometimes described as a journey with an ultimate destination. As we near the end of another liturgical year we are invited to reflect on the last things – death, judgment, heaven, & hell. But we do so not in fear but in hope, for while this earthly life might end, the promise of life eternal shines brightly in Christ.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Francie Gilmartin, Rinbane, Joe Brennan, Ougham, (brother of the late Margaret Mooney, Castlecawley), Kevin Gannon, Bradford, (brother of the late Sean & Michael Gannon, Cloonaraher).     

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Adoration in Mullinabreena Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of November.


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Two-year old Aiveen Curley from Ballymote is just like any other two-year old girl but with one major exception; she has recently been diagnosed with a rare and progressive form of infantile scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Aiveen is a granddaughter of Margaret Curley née Sweeney from Cloonaccol. Aiveen and her parents will need to travel regularly to Philadelphia in the coming months to receive the urgent treatment she requires. Her family are seeking support for the cause and a gofundme page has been established to receive funds: There is also a specially set up bank account: IBAN: IE44AIBK93727430854154. Contact: Eileen Kirrane on 087 2705936 for more info.

Online Advent Retreat: The Priory Institute is offering an online retreat WORD BECOMES FLESH: AN ADVENT RETREAT "Oh that you would tear apart the heavens and come down!" (Isaiah 64:1) Visit website or visit this link to register/find out more.

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,612,828. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,061. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,675,825.

Totus Tuus scripture conference 2022 is live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm on Sat 19th Nov. Speakers include Sr. Caitriona Kavanagh op, Brian O’Driscoll (paving the way home), Fr. John McCarthy (Cloyne diocese) & Fr. Terence Crotty op. Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland app, saorview channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277

Coleman Music Centre: Two great ambassadors world wide of the South Sligo style, Matt Molloy & John Carty come together appropriately in the epicentre of this style on Sat 19th Nov in the Coleman Centre, they will explore the rich & varied tapestry of the fiddle & flute tradition of North Connaught & beyond. Doors open 8pm. Booking Tickets €20.

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”

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.