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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 A, Weekday Cycle I  


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)

Mon 5th                  10:00 am              Harry & Bridget McCarrick (M)

                                                11:00 am              Joan Rawstrone (funeral in England today)

Tues 6th                 St Nicholas (bishop)

10:00 am        Linda & Michael Murren (M)

Wed 7th                  St Ambrose (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)  

The Immaculate Conception of the BVM

Wed 7th 6:00 pm                 Bridgie & Brendan Connolly &

                                                                                                dec’d of Connolly family (A)

Thurs 8th               10:00 am              Irene & Michael Clarke (M)

Fri          9th           St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)

Sat 10th                  Our Lady of Loreto

10:00 am        Frank & Bridget Gannon & their  

daughter Mary Johnston (M)

Third Sunday of Advent

Sat 10th                  6:00 pm Mary Henry & niece Mairéad (A)    

Sun 11th                 10:00 am              Bill Crosbie (1st Anniv) (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)


2nd Sunday of Advent 4th Dec: Focus: Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! – In the waters of baptism, we have been claimed for Christ. As we gather on this Advent Day, we recall & celebrate our rebirth in grace & our mission to prepare the way for the Lord. At the heart of this celebration is our repentance & our desire to be renewed with the spirit of the Lord.

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

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Joan Rawstrone, England, (mother-in-law of Éinri McGowan).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Adoration in Achonry Church 4-7pm on Tuesdays for the month of December.

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. First Holy Communion will be in Mullinabreena Church on Saturday 13th May at 11am. First Confessions to be arranged.

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.

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.

ROCK NA SHEE: Concert with all local talent in the Hub on Saturday 10th December at 9pm. Admission €20. Please support.

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. 


Banada National School: ASD Class now enrolling for September 2023, email or phone 0719181219

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

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 6,643,203. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,131. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,678,857.

Meals on Wheels: Due to Covid Lockdown & current travel restrictions Banada Development Agency Meals on Wheels Service, offer applicants aged over 65 or those returning home from hospital, a daily delivery of a hot dinner & desert. Monday to Friday in the areas of South Sligo & border towns in East Mayo. Call 07191 81562 for particulars 9.30am. -1pm Monday to Friday.

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”