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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 A, Weekday Cycle I  


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)

Mon 28th               10:00 am              Special Intention (M)

Tues 29th               10:00 am              Sonny & Margaret Healy & son Vinny (M)

Wed 30th               St Andrew (apostle)

10:00 am        Faithful Departed (A)  

Thurs 1st               10:00 am              Patrick & Kathleen Gaffney (M)

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

Sat 3rd                    St Francis Xavier (priest)

12:00 pm        Owen & Mary Lee & dec’d. of

Lee & Colleran families (M)

                                                1:00 pm                 Walter, Peter & Loretta Kivlehan

& John & Mary Brennan (M)

Second Sunday of Advent

Sat 3rd                    6:00 pm Winnie & Mick Duffy & dec’d. of

Duffy & McDonnell families (A)    

Sun 4th                   10:00 am              Peter, Ellen & dec’d. Murtagh family (M)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

Saturdays December 6pm: Eugene Henry (A)

Sundays December 10am: Mary Keane (M)

READINGS for 2nd Sunday of Advent

1st Reading Is 11:1-10. Psalm Ps 71.

2nd Reading Rm 15:4-9. Gospel Mt 3:1-12.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays December 6pm: Inez Wims (A)

Sundays December 10am: Majella O’Donnell Spriggs (M)

1St Sunday of Advent 27th Nov: Focus: As we enter into Advent, we watch for & eagerly await the dawn that breaks over the horizon. – The promise of Advent is the promise of a candle in a dark room – of the dawn breaking over the horizon. It is the promise that the darkness cannot stand in the presence of the light. In this holy season, we must be watchers, searching for Christ’s light, eagerly awaiting the dawn. Are we awake? Are we prepared?

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

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

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.


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).


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.

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.

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

Invitation: to any people locally who might like to attend the Cloonacool Community Centre Christmas Party. The party is being revived after a few years break & takes place on Sun Dec 11th. It starts with Mass at 3pm & continues with dinner, music & dancing. Call Attracta to book your place - 086 305 8844.

The Saint Vincent De Paul annual collection will take place on week-end 3/4 Dec. Donation envelopes are available at Church exists. Kindly place your VdeP donations in the Church offertory box for collection. Your generosity as always will be greatly appreciated. A word of thanks to all who donated during the year. 


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.

Phoenix Players: are meeting in St Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry on Mon 28th Nov 8pm with a view to forming a choir who will perform Carol singing around town .If you are interested please come along.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorge. Group Leader: Tom Moran, accompanied by Spiritual Director. 2nd Aug 2023 for 7 days €849 pp sharing (€100 discount if paid in full by 5th Dec.). For info contact Tom Moran 0860815635 or Carol Early 0879581495

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 people of the parish 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 6,633,125. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,102. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,677,386.

Pre-loved Dress Sale Sunday 27th Nov at the Cultural Centre Swinford F12WK83, from 1-4pm in aid of Swinford Running Track & the Cresslough community. With over 500 dresses to choose from, there is a dress for everyone.  Dresses are available for all sizes, ages & occasions: weddings, casual, smart, maxi, mini, jumpsuits, disco, cocktail, shirt & wrap varieties. €5 entry, free raffle with lots of prizes. Hosted by GAA Swinford Killasser Mother's & Others group. Enjoy a unique shopping experience with very reasonably priced dresses of €20 or under.

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

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.

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”