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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  


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

Sun 20th                 6:00 pm                 Remembrance Service (M)

Mon 21st                The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (M)

Tues 22nd               St Cecelia (virgin & martyr))

10:00 am        Kevin Gannon, Bradford, &

dec’d Gannon family Cloonaraher (M)

Wed 23rd               St Columban (abbot & missionary)

10:00 am        Special Intention (A)  

Thurs 24th             Ss Andrew-Dúng & Companions (martyrs)

10:00 am        Special Intention (M)

Fri          25th         St Catherine, St Clement I (pope), St Colman

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (A) Padre Pio Devotions

Sat 26th                  10:00 am              Mary Johnston (2nd Anniv.) (M)

                                                12:00 pm              Francie Gilmartin MM (M)

First Sunday of Advent

Sat 26th                  6:00 pm John Gallagher (M)

Sun 27th                 10:00 am              John Joe & Kathleen Benson, Christopher

& Francis, & Hosey & Benson dec’d (A)

                                                                                                Rosary: Courtabbey


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 for 1st Sunday of Advent

1st Reading Is 2:1-5. Psalm Ps 121.

2nd Reading Rm 13:11-14. Gospel Mt 24:37-44.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays November 6pm: Karina Lee (M)

Sundays November 10am: Mary Davey (A)


Feast of Christ the King 20th Nov: Focus: Our true King is worthy of praise & adoration. – Kings are celebrated, whether or not they deserve honour. Some emperors claim divinity. What about the King of the Universe? A king who is the image of the invisible God. How does he use his mighty power? He ransoms sinners & reconciles them with the Father. He uses his title firstborn from the dead to share his triumph with all who follow him. How do we respond to this King?

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Gerard Connolly, Carnaleck, (brother of Luke Connolly, Cloondrihara), Mike (Sonny) Forde, Mountaaffe & USA, (uncle of Mary Kennedy, Lismorane).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

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

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).

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 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.

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

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.

Trócaire: Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers & sisters of mine, you did for me”.  THANK YOU to the parishioners of Achonry Mullinabreena for being part of the Trócaire family.

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 6,622,592. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,070. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,675,925.

Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland app, saorview channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277

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”