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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  


Third Sunday of Advent

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

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

Mon 12th     Our Lady of Guadalupe, St Finnian (bishop)       

10:00 am        Dec’d. of Brett & McNamara families (M)

Tues 13th               St Lucy (martyr)

10:00 am        Patrick & Mary Kate Gallagher &

daughter Myra (M)

Wed 14th               St John of the Cross (doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Tessie & John Cormack (A)  

Thurs 15th             10:00 am              Mary Henry, Carrowmore (M)

Fri          16th         10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 17th                  10:00 am              Private Intention (M)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sat 17th                  6:00 pm Eugene Henry (A)    

Sun 18th                 10:00 am              Patrick & Eleanor O’Brien (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 4th Sunday of Advent

1st Reading Is 7:10-14. Psalm Ps 23.

2nd Reading Rm 1:1-7. Gospel Mt 1:18-24.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays December 6pm: Inez Wims (A)

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

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

3rd Sunday of Advent 11th Dec: Focus: Make your hearts firm because the coming of the Lord is at hand. – On Gaudete Sunday we rejoice with all the earth in anticipation & preparation for Jesus’ birth & coming of his kingdom. We, like John the Baptist, are blessed & included in the kingdom of heaven, not because of what we do but what Jesus does for us.

SYMPATHY: We remember in our prayers at this time: Aidan McGarrigle who has died in Canada, (husband of Maura nee Kennedy, formerly of Tubbertelly).

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace


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


The Diocesan Pastoral Leadership Team, together with Bishop Dempsey, requested that each parish put in place a single Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) for each parish in the diocese & that these be in place by Feb 5th, 2023.

A PPC is a leadership group, works together with the Parish Priest in identifying & addressing the pastoral needs of the parish. Its purpose is to help people in the parish to notice God’s word addressed to them & then how best to respond to that word. It is about enriching the faith lives of the people of the parish & not primarily about the bricks & mortar issues.

First Holy Communion Programme

Grow in Love: 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.


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

The Saint Vincent De Paul collection: Donation envelopes are available at Church exits. 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 have already contributed. 

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 6,654,896. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,159. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,680,648.

Meals on Wheels: Banada 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”

“The Family that Prays together stays together”



If you want to contribute direct the Bank details are: Mullinabreena Church IBAN: IE20 BOFI 9054 9111 7571 99   -   BIC: BOFIIE2D. Thanks to those who have already responded to this appeal.