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Sat, 2023

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


2023 Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle I  


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday of the Word of God

Sat 21st                  6:00 pm Johnny, Dominic, Annie & dec’d Feely family (M)    

Sun 22nd                 10:00 am              John P. Davey & dec’d family (A)

Mon 23rd               10:00 am              Maud & Jimmy Hamilton (M)

Tues 24th               St Francis de Sales (bishop & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        Joe & Imelda Coleman & their

daughter Joan (M)

Wed 25th               The Conversion of St Paul

10:00 am        Private Intention (A)  

Thurs 26th             Ss Timothy & Titus (bishops)

10:00 am        Paddy & Geraldine Hannan (M)

Fri          27th         St Angela Merici (religious)

                                                10:00 am              Private Intention (A)

Sat 28th                  St Thomas Aquinas (priest & doctor of the Church)

10:00 am        No Mass (M)

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat 28th                  6:00 pm Michael McGuinness, Cunghill (M)    

Sun 29th                 10:00 am              People of the Community (A)


ADORATION: Tuesdays 4pm -7pm


 July. Sept. Nov.                 

ACHONRY: Feb. April. June. August.

                                        October. December





Readers of the Word

Saturdays January 6pm: Majella O’Donnell (M)

Sundays January 10am: Tara Hosey (A)

READINGS for 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading Zeph 2:3, 3:12-13. Psalm Ps 145.

2nd Reading 1 Cor 1:26-31. Gospel Mt 5:1-12.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Saturdays January 6pm: Sheila McGowan (M)

Sundays January 10am:  (A)

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 22nd Jan: Focus: Our salvation is at hand. – In today’s Liturgy of the Word, we read about God’s power to fulfil promises. Acknowledging the darkness of life prior to the Messiah, the prophets assure us that there has always been the promise of our salvation. The Gospel proclaims this direct fulfilment of the words in Isaiah, & we know that it is only the beginning of what Jesus sets out to do. Our salvation is at hand.

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: Seán (Johnny) Keaney, Knocknahur, Sligo, (brother of Margaret Marren, Carrowmore), Maud Coffey, Ashtown, Dublin, (niece of John McCarrick), Helen McCarrick, Cloonbaniff, (her anniversary occurs at this time, Mass on 23rd April), Michael Doddy, England & Castlecawley, (son of Val & Rose Doddy), funeral arrangements later.

May the Souls of the faithful departed rest in peace

Parish Pastoral Councils: On February 5th, it is hoped that each parish in the diocese will have its Parish Pastoral Council in place. These will be commissioned by the Bishop at the Cathedral. Over the following months, they will receive some basic training for their work. It will be part of their task to listen carefully to the needs of the people in their parishes & to discern the best ways to respond to those needs. Their work will be undertaken as a partnership, a group exercise, working with all members of the parish to enrich their lives of faith as a community.

You will be regularly briefed about the work of the PPC in your parish through the parish newsletter & on the parish website. 

Nomination Form for New Members of the Parish Pastoral Council are available at the church door or from Fr Peter.


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


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. 

25 Drive: In St Nathy’s Hall every Friday 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.

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

Camino Walk: Have you ever dreamed of doing the Camino de Santiago.  Breakthrough Cancer Research are taking on the Camino Ingles from the 15th-22nd May 2023.  Enjoy this amazing adventure with our experienced guide & help us Make More Survivors. For more info please contact  or phone 021 4226655.   

A little bit about us: Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish medical research charity focused on cancer. Based on the Western Road in Cork & fund life-saving cancer research all around the country & work to significantly impact the number of children & adults who can survive this disease. We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers which are poorly served by current treatment options. Our focus is on cancers with the lowest survival rates that are currently difficult to treat (poorer prognosis cancers). Currently we are targeting seven cancers: Brain, Liver, Oesophageal, Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic & Stomach cancer which are responsible for almost half of all cancer deaths in Ireland. We know research is the only effective way of preventing future deaths from cancer – it is the only proven way to make a difference.


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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorge. Group Leader: Tom Moran, accompanied by Spiritual Director. 2nd Aug 2023 for 7 days €849 pp sharing. For info contact Tom Moran 0860815635 or Carol Early 0879581495

Covid 19: The number of deaths worldwide is now at 6,741,595. Republic of Ireland deaths 8,431. The number of positive cases in Ireland is 1,699,347.

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 details 9.30am. -1pm Monday to Friday.


Mary’s Meals: Mary’s Meals has continued to grow &, now in our 20th year, is providing meals for 2,279,941 children every school day in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean. It costs just €18.30 to feed a child in a place of education for an entire school year & we guarantee that at least 93% of all donations goes directly towards our charitable activities. This is only made possible because of our army of volunteers; both at home & in our programme countries. However wonderful this is, our work has a long way to go. A global hunger crisis looms, & the number of hungry people has doubled in two years, while those living in outright famine have increased 500% since 2016. It is estimated that there are lots of punts/pence and old sterling still in circulation. We are appealing for your old punts/pence, old sterling & other currencies that are lying around the house in jars & tins. You don’t need to count it. We are willing to collect it from you if you are willing to donate it! Copper cents are welcome also. If you are a prepay customer on your mobile phone & have unused credit at the end of the month, you can use it to donate to Mary’s Meals. Just text the word “JOY” to 50300. Texts cost €4. Mary’s Meals will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY Helpline: 01 4819311


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

First Holy Communion Programme

Grow in Love: 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.

Coleman Centre: Due to their first show selling out on Sat 21st Joanie Madden & Cherish The Ladies will perform a 2nd concert on Sun Jan 22nd at 7pm. Tickets at 071 9182599 or visit our website

“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.